First container port health and safety study is released

The first ever major international study of health and safety in global network terminals is published today (Friday). Conducted by Cardiff University and commissioned by the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation), it has been conducted in cooperation with three of the world’s biggest terminal operators: PSAInternational, APM Terminals, and one other company.  The 94-page report – […]

Commendation for tugboat crew

The Crowley Maritime tugboat Explorer has been awarded a letter of commendation from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) for assisting a stricken vessel 30 miles west of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, in December.   Crowley crewmembers quickly responded to the 20ft vessel, which had run out of fuel, providing the crew of […]

ICS circulates MAIB report following sinking

 The sinking of a general cargo ship in the Irish Sea in 2011 has prompted the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) to circulate a flyer to industry with the Marine Accident Investigation Branch’s findings. It was in November 2011, that six Russian seafarers including the master of the Swanland were lost when the vessel foundered […]

ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service released on one DVD

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has unveiled plans to supply the ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service (AVCS) on one DVD from summer 2013, providing customers with a range of benefits, including faster loading speeds, reduced data handling and fewer warning messages. Combined with the existing online ENC updating service and custom exchange set option delivered […]