Esben Poulsson appointed as International Chamber of Shipping Vice Chairman

Singapore Shipping Association Honorary Secretary and International Committee Chairman Esben Poulsson has been elected as a Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). His election took place at the ICS’s recent Annual General Meeting in Oslo. He joins three other Vice Chairmen for 2013-2015: Mr John C Lyras (Greece), Mrs Karin Orsel (Netherlands) […]

WSS signs Safety Service Fleet Agreement with Wilson Ship Management

Against the backdrop of last week’s Nor-Shipping event in Oslo, Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) announced the finalisation of a five-year Safety Service Fleet Agreement with Wilson Ship Management (WSM). Wilson Ship Management has been testing WSS’s new Safety Service Concept over the last 12 months and took the opportunity during Nor-Shipping to formalise the agreement. […]

Nothing’s shocking? Braemar on shipping’s demolition derby

In a downtrodden market with an excess of ships, owners can afford to be choosey but according to international shipbroking firm Braemar Seascope, an increase in scrapping has meant a return to the trend for early demolitions, with tankers as young as 12 heading for the scrapyard. Sebastian Davenport-Thomas, Managing Director, Braemar Seascope, recently said: […]

Baltic data services underpin strong 2012/13 result

Use of the Baltic Exchange’s freight market information and its disputes resolution services has shown a marked increase over the past 12 months, as more companies from outside the UK join the London-headquartered shipping exchange.   The Baltic Exchange has today released its 2012/13 Report & Accounts which show that membership of the Exchange is up […]

Transas opens a new office in India

Transas is opening a new office in Mumbai, India. By establishing the presence on the ground, Transas will be able to more effectively market its capabilities and target the growing opportunities in this strategically important region. By strengthening the presence in India, Transas will also expand into new market segments, like aviation, defence and edutainment. […]

InterManager puts management best practice at top of the agenda

InterManager, the international trade association for the world’s in-house and third party ship managers, has once again placed quality at the top of its agenda by pledging to work with industry stakeholders as well as governments and flag state administrations to highlight the importance of management best practices in the day-to-day running of the world’s […]

HELMEPA: Children of Thessaloniki awarded certificates

Many of Thessaloniki’s 300 children-members of the “HELMEPA Junior” Program, heralding from kindergartens and Primary Schools from around the city and the wider region, were presented with their Commemorative Certificates of Participation during the Municipality’s environmental scheme of “GREEN PARTY” celebrations on Saturday 8th June, held in the city of Thessaloniki.  The children exhibited their […]