Women need training to survive and thrive in maritime sector

Women have a significant role to play in the development of the maritime sector in the Caribbean region but in order to survive and thrive they need access to professional training and education systems backed by internationally recognised and enforced employment standards. This was the message two leading Caribbean shipping industry executives delivered to the […]

Hutton’s supports youth charity

International ship supply expert Hutton’s is to provide vital medical support to a dedicated charity which is helping to change the lives of hundreds of young people. Hutton’s will provide medical certification, lifesaving medicines and equipment to CatZero, a hull-based sail-training charity which was established following previous involvement in the Clipper Round the World Yacht […]

Rolls-Royce Marine wins Heyerdahl Award 2014

Rolls-Royce Marine has been awarded the Heyerdahl Award 2014 for the “Environship Concept”. The award was presented by H. M. King Harald at the Norwegian Shipowners’ Associations (NSA) Annual Conference in Oslo yesterday, 31st March. The expert committee, chaired by Secretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Peter Hinchliffe, said Rolls-Royce has taken […]

Ship owners support Commission in extension of liner consortia block exemption

The European Community Shipowners Associations (ECSA), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the World Shipping Council (WSC) replied on Friday 28th March to a public consultation launched by the Commission on its proposal to extend the period of application of the so-called liner consortia block exemption regulation (BER) by another five years. “We very […]

SAMI slams criminalisation of maritime security operatives

Concerns have been raised over a worrying trend which has seen various government authorities criminalising maritime security operatives – developments have been condemned in the strongest possible terms by the industry’s trade body, The Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI). Across piracy afflicted areas, both in the Indian Ocean and off West Africa, there […]

Second HNA Group vessel arrested inside two weeks

Hong Kong company Shagang Shipping has successfully obtained an order for the arrest of the HNA Group controlled 1999 built, 163,346 GT crude oil tanker GC Guangzhou at the Port of Gwangyang (Yeocheon) in South Korea. This second arrest of an HNA controlled vessel in two weeks is part of a long-running legal campaign seeking $66.4m […]