New movie praised by maritime charity

Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea has praised a new movie set on a cargo ship for its portrayal of some of the issues facing seafarers. Secret Sharer, directed by Oscar-winner Peter Fudakowski, is a romantic thriller where the crew of a cargo ship in the South China Sea mutiny, leaving the captain alone. John […]

WSS urges owners to focus on fuel quality issues

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has responded to changes in the marine bunker market with a campaign that aims to help ship owners get the best from their residual and distillate fuels. A consistent reduction in the quality of fuels available to ship owners, the need to comply with IMO and EU regulations on sulphur content […]

Transas Simulators get professional endorsement

A mass rescue simulation exercise using Transas Navigational simulator NTPRO 5000 has taken place as part of the International Maritime Mass Rescue Conference 2014, held by the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) yesterday. The conference was hosted by the Swedish Sea Rescue Society (SSRS). More than 100 participants gathered at simulator facilities of the Chalmers […]

Paris MoU confirms Liberia as best-performing major ship registry

Liberia has been confirmed as the best-performing major ship registry worldwide over the last three years in the latest statistics from the Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control. The Paris MoU statistics confirm Liberia had the best detention rate during the last three years of those registries with more than 100,000 gt […]

Crowley honours USMMA Midshipman with company’s Maritime Security Enhancement Award

Crowley Maritime Corporation recently presented US Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Midshipman Kevin Berto with the Maritime Security Enhancement Award during the Academy’s award convocation. Mr Berto received the award, which was established by Crowley in 2003, in recognition of his strong interest in a port, maritime or transportation security career and high grade point average […]

ICS produces guidelines on plans for recovery of persons from the water

Guidelines to help ship owners comply with a new International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulation requiring ship-specific plans and procedures for the recovery of persons from the water, have been launched by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the global trade association for ship owners. Under the new SOLAS Regulation, from 1st July 2014 all ships […]

Russian shipping market changing to meet new challenges says DELO Group

Over the past three years, DELO Group, one of Russia’s leading private transport companies, has implemented a major investment programme, including investment in rail and other adjacent port infrastructure, construction of stevedoring and inland storage terminals for oil products, construction of the KSK grain terminal, acquisition of 50% of the NUTEP container terminal from its […]

Substantial discount for LNG-powered ships in the Port of Gothenburg

Ships powered by liquefied natural gas, LNG, can expect a substantial reduction in the port tariff when they call at the Port of Gothenburg. The discount, which will come into effect in 2015 and will continue for four years, is aimed at inducing more shipping companies to switch to cleaner fuel. Magnus Kårestedt, Chief Executive […]

London International Shipping Week 2015: The countdown begins!

The British Government has once again thrust its full weight behind London International Shipping Week with an official visit to the LISW2015 stand at Posidonia in Greece by the British Ambassador in Athens followed by public shows of support at additional events by the head of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Sir Alan Massey, and […]