Braemar SA strengthens yacht services capability with strategic appointment

Braemar SA, the multi-disiplinary Marine Surveying and Technical Consultancy arm of Braemar Technical Services (BTS) has announced a key appointment to further strengthen its yacht services capability. The company’s latest recruit, Stefano Scarpa, joins Braemar SA’s well established team of marine consultants and surveyors specialising in yacht services and brings with him a wealth of […]

New VOYAGER 4 makes sense for Korea Lines

Thomas Gunn has announced that Korea Lines is the latest ship owner to choose new Voyager 4 for its navigation requirements. It will be upgrading four LNG gas carriers from Voyager 3 to the new Voyager 4 digital chart management system with immediate effect. When asked why Korea Lines selected Voyager 4, Mr Cho Han-Ung, […]

EU millions for LNG terminal at the Port of Gothenburg

Liquefied natural gas for shipping by 2015 at the latest. This is the aim behind collaboration between private infrastructure companies and the Port of Gothenburg and the Port of Rotterdam. The project will receive SEK 305 million in funding from the EU. “EU support is a clear indication of how important shipping is for sustainable […]

ITF and BOURBON sign co-operation agreement

The International Transport Workers’ Federation has announced the signing of a co-operation agreement with BOURBON, a major provider of marine services to the oil and gas industries in over 45 countries worldwide, saying it signals a continuing push for fairness and equality in the offshore industries. The agreement, signed between French union the CFDT, the […]

Port State enforcement of ILO MLC – ICS issues free advice to ship owners

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), whose member national shipowners’ associations negotiated the text of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), has issued advice to ship owners to help them pre-empt Port State Control problems when the Convention enters in force on 20th August. The advice – contained in a brochure which can be downloaded […]

Changes to senior management at the UK Chamber of Shipping

The UK Chamber of Shipping has announced that Mark Brownrigg will step down from the role of Director General from the end of this year. The UK Chamber has engaged a recruitment consultant to undertake an executive search for a new post combining the current roles of Chief Executive and Director General. This follows the […]

Mersey manufacturer announces strongest year of trading

Merseyside-based manufacturer and contractor MPE Interiors is reporting its strongest year of trading since founding in 2001, after seeing turnover surge from £1.5m to £2.5m. MPE was founded by co directors Cliff Grainger and John Whetnall, who both formerly worked for Cammell Laird. It offers a range of refurbishment services including the manufacturing, supply, installation, […]

Albedo families ask Somalians for help to release their loved ones

The families of the crew who were on the pirated ship Albedo, which sank last Saturday, have sent a joint message to Somalian people living worldwide who can influence their clans back home that are holding their loved ones. The information released by the Secretariat for Regional Maritime Security, Somali Contact Group on Counter Piracy […]