Winners Announced for the 2014 International Seafarers’ Welfare Awards

The winners of the 2014 International Seafarers’ Welfare Awards were announced last night during a high profile ceremony hosted by Secretary General of the International Labour Organisation, Guy Ryder at the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The winners are: • Judges Special Award : Ms Apinya Tajit, Thailand • Shipping Company of the […]

NAVTOR launches AVCS on ‘Pay As You Sail’ basis

NAVTOR has reached a landmark agreement with the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) to offer the ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service (AVCS) to mariners on a ‘pay as you sail’ (PAYS) basis. The Norwegian e-navigation pioneer, which introduced the world’s first DNV type-approved PAYS service in 2012, launches the NAVTOR PAYS with AVCS solution today. With […]

Wallem scoops multiple awards

The Wallem Group, a Hong Kong headquartered shipping services company, has won a number of awards from peers, seafarers and clients. The Shipping Company of the Year title was bestowed on Wallem by the International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) for the Wallem Group’s crew welfare program in the Seafarer Welfare Awards. ISWAN is […]

Transas Marine appoints new Business Division Director for Navigation

Transas Marine has appointed Jens Pfeiffer as Business Division Director, Navigation, for Transas Marine. Jens Pfeiffer first joined Transas as a Sales Manager, Navigation, in the company’s German office in 2005 where he worked for 2 years. Afterwards, he moved to a position of a Managing Director of the German subsidiary of a stock listed […]

Crowley Acquires International Ship Management Company – Accord

Crowley Maritime Corporation has acquired majority ownership of Accord Ship Management (HK) and Accord Marine Management. The Accord acquisition will be managed by Crowley’s ship management group, which provides all phases of commercial ship management along with full technical management and government contracting. It will immediately increase the size and scope of Crowley’s technical shipmanagement […]

Mersey marine engineering firm IPS completes insulation and fabrication contracts

Birkenhead (Liverpool)-based engineering firm IPS Marine Fabrications has completed a series of contracts for three ship operators. IPS Director Paul Smith (pictured) said the contracts with Whitaker Tankers, and ferry operators Seatruck and Stena showcased the broad range of fabrication and insulation skills IPS can provide. “The job spec of these contracts was really varied […]

Troubled waters: Industry highlights BWM Convention woes

The global shipping industry – represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO, Intercargo, Intertanko, World Shipping Council (WSC), CLIA and IPTA – has voiced continuing concern about serious implementation problems associated with the IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention. At last week’s IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), governments decided neither to discuss […]