Can you meet the Seafarers UK 24 Peaks Challenge?

Shipping companies and seafarers overcome challenging situations every day. Now the UK’s leading charity for seafarers in need is asking the maritime industry to meet a different type of challenge – and help raise thousands of pounds for struggling seafarers in the process. Taking place on the weekend of 12-13 July 2014 in the UK’s […]

Great expectations for the Port of Algeciras Bay

The Port of Algeciras Bay has concluded the year with great expectations. Throughput broke through the 90-million-tonne barrier (up 2.1%) for the first time ever, supported mainly by the great end to the year seen in Liquid Bulks (up 5%, returning more than 24 million tonnes) and General Cargo (up 2.3%, returning 59.3 millione tonnes). […]

SAGA Shipholding signs contract with Dualog

Saga Shipholding (Norway) has signed a contract with Dualog for its Crew Surf service. Saga, the open-hatch carrier subsidiary of Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), is an international shipping company specialising in the transportation of forest products and breakbulk cargoes. Saga has opted for Crew Surf, which provides optimised internet access to Saga’s crew. Crew can […]

Matthew J. Thomas joins Blank Rome’s maritime, international trade and public contracts group

Matthew J. Thomas has joined Blank Rome’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner in the maritime, international trade, and public contracts group. Mr Thomas has more than twenty years of experience in maritime and international trade regulation and government affairs, representing leading shipowners, energy and trading companies, ports, P&I clubs, shipyards, and marine terminal operators. […]

Canadian ports first to offer financial incentives using A-G ratings

Canada’s two largest west coast ports are now both offering financial incentives to ship owners based on the ‘A to G’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) rating, which benchmarks the energy efficiency of the international shipping fleet. Port Metro Vancouver’s ‘Eco-Action’ Program and Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA)’s ‘Green Wave’ Program will reward the most efficient […]