ClassNK opens new survey office in Casablanca

Classification society ClassNK established a new exclusive survey office in Casablanca, Morocco on 1st January 2014. Casablanca is Morocco’s largest city and one of North Africa’s largest ports and ClassNK says the new Casablanca Office will strengthen ClassNK’s service network in the region, and cover surveys at ports across Morocco, as well as support clients […]

ClassNK Chairman and President is appointed Chairman of ACS

Classification society ClassNK has announced that ClassNK Chairman and President Noboru Ueda assumed the role of Chairman of the Association of Asian Classification Societies (ACS) on 1st January 2014. ACS is an organisation of six Asia-based classification societies established to share technical knowledge and insights in order to improve safety at sea and better protect […]

Royal yacht model to set Gentleman’s Library sailing at Bonhams

A fine shipbuilder’s model of K/S Norge, ex SY Philante 1937, the Norwegian Royal Yacht, will be a highlight during Bonhams’ two-day Gentleman’s Library sale on January 28th and 29th in London’s Knightsbridge. The 165cm-long model commissioned from Bassett-Lowke, which captures the appearance of the Royal Yacht following her refit in 1947, is estimated at […]

Korean Register and Busan Port Authority to cooperate on environmental initiatives

The Korean Register of Shipping (KR) (an IACS member classification society) and the Busan Port Authority (BPA) (the 5th largest container port in the world) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate on environmental initiatives and other maritime activities. The MoU allows both parties to cooperate and consult on the development of an […]

PSA reveals container throughput performance for 2013

PSA International Pte Ltd (PSA) handled 61.81 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) of containers at its port projects around the world for the year ending 31st December 2013. The Group’s volume increased by 2.9% over 2012 with the flagship PSA Singapore Terminals contributing 32.24 million TEUs (+3.1%) and PSA terminals outside Singapore handling 29.57 million […]

ISS advises of ice conditions affecting shipping operations

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising that due to the extreme cold weather which has settled over the eastern North American continent, there have been heavy delays in shipping operations since 4th January 2014. The delays have been caused primarily by ice build-up between Lanoraie and the Three Rivers (St. Lawrence River). Three Canadian Coastguard […]