From military to maritime

For some veterans of the armed forces, the transition from the military to civilian life is a smooth and relatively effortless process but for others, life outside the military can feel overwhelming, especially for job seekers—learning how to apply skills they mastered during their service to the civilian workplace is amongst the biggest obstacles veterans […]

New breathalyser from Hutton’s helps put safety first

Safety is paramount at sea and accident risks must be minimised at all times. A new product from leading international ship supplier Hutton’s will help ensure crew are able to operate safely within the law – which is particularly important as legislation to strengthen safety at sea comes into force. Hutton’s is able to supply […]

Greek shipping community mourns death of Aristomenis M Karageorgis

The Greek shipping community is mourning the death of Aristomenis M Karageorgis, Honorary Chairman of the Union of Greek Shipowners. The Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association (HELMEPA), which Mr Karageorgis helped found, expressed its “great sadness” at the loss. As then Chairman of the Union, Mr Karageorgis co-signed HELMEPA’s Founding Declaration, together with the Secretary-General […]

International cooperation needed to tackle maritime crime at source in West Africa

The shipping industry and coastal countries in West Africa should increase levels of training and cooperation to prevent maritime crime from spreading in the region, says leading maritime security company GoAGT. For the last five years, increasing instability in the Sahel and Sahara region has been a source of growing concern for the world’s governments. […]

Aberdeen Harbour reveals another strong year

Aberdeen Harbour has reported another outstanding year of results for 2013, with vessel tonnage exceeding 28 million tonnes for the second year in succession, and nearly 4.9 million tonnes of cargo crossing the quayside. Strong activity across the Harbour’s customer base was reflected in its financial results for the year, with turnover up 1.1% to […]

Modern training for modern crew

Many of today’s recruits into the shipping industry have grown up with games and their technologies. They are used to the personalisation and individualisation such technology delivers. But can the shipping industry focus the energy and enthusiasm that people have for video games into valuable learning experiences for serious purposes? This was the question explored […]

MLE workshop to explore dangers of social media

Love it or hate it, social media is part of modern life – and in the wrong hands, it can even be dangerous. The use of social media as a business tool and how to avoid the pitfalls will be the subject of a half day workshop due to be held during the Maritime, Logistics […]