Forth Ports and Port of Zeebrugge join forces in a strategic agreement

Forth Ports Limited and Port of Zeebrugge/MBZ yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which marks the start of a strategic agreement between the Port companies with the aim of the exploring mutual opportunities to attract new container cargo volumes. Both ports have complementary assets both in current trade arrangements and geographical positioning and through […]

InterManager calls for restraint over MLC entering into force

InterManager, the international association of in-house and third party ship managers, is calling on flag States to exercise tolerance and flexibility in the weeks and months following the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention. A poll of its member companies shows that InterManager members are ready to meet the needs and demands of […]

Wrist Ship Supply secures presence in China

As ship owners and operators look to benefit from the continued growth in Asia, global trade, Wrist Ship Supply has cemented its presence in China with the appointment of a dedicated Key Account Manager for customers in the region. The company says there has been an increased demand for outsourced ship supply services that deliver […]

Dryad Maritime Intelligence wins shipping industry safety award

Maritime intelligence provider Dryad Maritime Intelligence has clinched the IHS Safety at Sea Management and Operations award at a ceremony held onboard HMS Belfast in London. It is the first major accolade that Dryad has won and maintains the businesses’ strong start to 2013 which has seen a period of steady growth with the opening of […]

Re-gasification unit sails away from Drydocks World – Dubai

Floating Storage Re-gasification Unit (FSRU) Toscana has sailed away from Drydocks World – Dubai.  The unit, formerly the 138,830-cbm LNG carrier Golar Frost, has been under conversion since June 2009 at Drydocks world Dubai yard for contractor Saipem and owner OLT.  The LNG Carrier, built by Hyundai Heavy Industries was converted into a floating LNG […]

Republic of the Marshall Islands Maritime Administrator Launches Revised Yacht Code

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator recently published the revised RMI Yacht Code (MI-103) to reflect changes in today’s yacht market, not only in terms of the increasing size and complexity of yachts being designed and built, but also to cover recent industry developments such as technology, new international conventions coming into […]