Stephen Hawking and Iron Man the inspiration for tomorrow’s engineers

Films and celebrities are among the most powerful influences on young people considering a career in engineering. New research from Career Academies UK, a charity that helps young people prepare for the world of work, has found that blockbusters like Iron Man, Transformers and Star Wars help project a positive image of engineering to potential […]

ICS questions France about CO2 reporting requirements for ships

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the global trade association for ship owners, has written to the French Government to raise concerns about a new requirement for foreign shipowners to provide information to their French customers about CO2 emissions, using a detailed methodology which according to ICS, has not been discussed internationally. ICS believes that […]

ITF backs Norwegian dockers’ boycott

The ITF has spoken out in support of dockworkers in Norway who began a boycott at Risavika terminal on Friday 1st November. The action is over the reported refusal of management to sign up to the national Norwegian agreement covering dockworkers. Instead, employer Risavika Terminal is said to be proposing to use seafarers to carry […]

Topaz Marine Engineering appoints new Managing Director

Topaz Marine Engineering, a leading regional marine repair service provider and boat builder, has announces the appointment of Geoff Taylor as their new Managing Director. Geoff joins the company following a period as an independent marine consultant. Prior to this he enjoyed a career spanning 27 years with Dubai Drydocks and Drydocks World. After holding […]

IBIA partners with SAMSA to develop South African offshore bunkering

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has announced that it will be working with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) to develop a Bunkering Code of Practice for the supply of fuel from offshore barges. Offshore bunkering is currently banned in South Africa, but SAMSA is taking steps to open the market to offshore […]