Seafarers’ charity providing support to crew and families of fatal ship collision

The dangers of shipping and fishing should not be underestimated, according to seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea, following the collision of a car carrier and a fishing boat in Spanish waters. Media have reported that three crew are confirmed dead after the Baltic Breeze, a Singapore-flagged car carrier, collided with a fishing boat near […]

ISS advises status of ports following Chile earthquake and tsunami warning

Inchcape Shipping Services,(ISS) is advising that several ports remain closed following the Chilean earthquake and tsunami alert. The ports of Arica, Patache, Iquique and Mejillones are closed for operations pending damage inspections from the Chilean Maritime Authority. Tocopilla port is closed due to the current swell conditions. All other Chilean ports are opened and working […]

UKHO launches ADMIRALTY Digital Radio Signals Volume 2

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has announced the launch of ADMIRALTY Digital Radio Signals volume 2, which has been added to the UKHO’s expanded portfolio of ADMIRALTY Digital Publications (ADP).  ADMIRALTY Digital Radio Signals volume 2 (ADRS2) is the latest in the UKHO’s nautical reference guides to be made available in a digital format […]

ISS announces Brazil nomination for offshore project

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the maritime services provider, has announced another nomination to provide support services to an offshore pipelaying project at Rota Cabiunas in the Santos Basin Pre-Salt region, Brazil. Following a number of recent offshore agency logistics successes, ISS has now been appointed by Van Oord, the leading international marine contractor, to provide […]

Wrist Ship Supply announces solid growth

Wrist Ship Supply has increased net sales to more than DKK 3 billion and managed to increase net profit with 25 %, it has announced in its Annual Report. The positive results are due to more efficiency and solid growth in the shipping and offshore market. In 2013, Wrist became a stand-alone company and new […]

Danelec Marine launches next-generation VDR

Danelec Marine has announced the launch of its third-generation marine Voyage Data Recorder (VDR). The new Danelec DM100 VDR fully complies with the new International Maritime Organization (IMO) VDR standard, which comes into effect on July 1st, 2014. It also incorporates Danelec’s revolutionary SoftWare Advanced Protection (SWAP) technology – which the company says is a […]

Maritime unions gather to strengthen South Pacific trade unionism

Maritime Unions have met in Auckland, New Zealand, to work towards a Regional Maritime Federation to build union strength throughout the South Pacific. The meeting brought together the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ), the Papua New Guinea Maritime and Transport Workers Union (MTWU), the Australian Maritime Officers Union […]

Oxford Economics study on the economic value of the EU shipping industry

“Although shipping has seldom been in the limelight, it never ceased to play a substantial role in Europe’s economy,” this according to Patrick Verhoeven, ECSA Secretary General, on the occasion of the Oxford Economics report on the economic value of the EU shipping industry that is released today. He added: “The EU shipping industry continues […]

MTN and Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines extend four-year relationship

MTN Communications and Fred Olsen Cruise Lines have extended their four-year relationship with Fred.Olsen cruise lines.  Passengers have increased expectations to stay connected, even when on vacation. The MTN partnership includes an enhanced onboard suite of connectivity options for those passengers, as well as for crew. MTN will continue to provide crew calling and its […]

Glander International Bunkering appoints new broker and trader

Bunkering and lubricant trading company Glander International Bunkering has announced that Ryan Anthony Hernandez has joined their Florida office. Appointed as a Bunker and Lubricant Broker & Trader, Ryan joins the company’s newly acquired office in Florida as the Glander International Bunkering brand is continuing its rapid global expansion. With bunkering experience in both Dubai […]