Maersk Container Industry teams up with UN to combat global food waste

Maersk Container Industry has joined the United Nations’ SAVE FOOD Initiative to help make international food logistics more efficient. “Food should not be wasted, but too often it is, and we believe our technologies can help improve the food logistics chain,” said Peter K Nymand, CEO of Maersk Container Industry, MCI. Robert van Otterdijk, Team […]

ACE Winches awarded for high standards

ACE Winches, the Scotland-headquartered deck machinery specialist, has been recognised for its strong performance against health and safety and environmental standards. The company has been certified to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems standard and the BS OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety standard by the British Standards Institution for the design, manufacture, commissioning, hire […]

GAC moves Shetland base to strengthen operations

GAC UK has relocated its Shetland operations to larger facilities at Greenhead Base in the Shetland Islands’ capital and main port, Lerwick.  The move places the company’s specialist offshore and tanker agency teams together, halfway between GAC’s key energy sector locations in Aberdeen, Scotland, and Bergen, Norway. It focuses the company’s coverage of the islands […]

ISO to start work on a hull and propeller performance measurement standard

Jotun, the Norwegian paints and coatings manufacturer, has welcomed action taken by the International Standards Organization to mobilise an expert group to start work on a common industry standard for measurement of changes in hull and propeller performance. Jotun, in cooperation with the environmental group Bellona Foundation and standards organisation Standards Norway, has been successful […]

Panama Canal reinforces tug fleet for expansion

The Panama Canal has increased its tugboat fleet with the arrival of the first two of 14 tugboats that will improve the waterway’s resources to offer a safer and more efficient service to the global shipping industry. These tugboats will strengthen the Canal’s capacity for the operation of the Third Set of Locks. “These new […]

Seafarers’ charity provides support following death of burns victim

Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has been providing support to the wife and fellow crewmen of a seafarer who died after suffering severe burns in an engine room fire last week. The 8,500 tonne vessel, the Mississippi Star, contained no cargo and had left Teesport en route to Antwerp, Belgium, when the fire […]