KVH Industries acquires maritime training service producer Videotel

KVH Industries today (Thursday) announced that it has acquired Videotel, a producer of high-quality training films and e-Learning services for the commercial maritime industry. Servicing over 11,000 vessels, Videotel provides maritime training services, offering video, animation, e-Learning computer-based training (CBT) and interactive distance learning courses. “The acquisition of Videotel is an important addition to our […]

From container ship to Centre Court

The humble banana has been the source of much controversy during Wimbledon this year. From British Number 1 Heather Watson suffering lock jaw trying to eat one, to banana breakfasts being blamed for Murray’s early exit – they are a regular sight on centre court and now a new poll has revealed them to be […]

SSA apponts new Executive Director

The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) has appointed Michael Phoon as its new Executive Director as a result of the forthcoming retirement of Daniel Tan after 29 years of dedicated service to the Association. Mr Phoon, 53, will formally take over the position on August 1st. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business administration […]

FURUNO NavSkills network of training centers issues ECDIS certificate number 10,000

This June FURUNO’s NavSkills network of training centres issued the ECDIS type specific training certificate number 10,000. The certificate was issued to a Russian navigator trained at the Odessa Maritime Training Center, which joined the FURUNO NavSkills training partnership in 2013. The high number of trainees having received the certificates reflects the strong efforts made […]

Maersk Line switches to DNV GL´s ShipManager software

Maersk Line has started the implementation of DNV GL’s ShipManager software, with pilot testing on five vessels. The installation of ShipManager on their self-owned fleet of 250 vessels is scheduled for next year. Maersk has chosen DNV GLs ShipManager system after a comprehensive selection process with 26 other shipmanagement software vendors globally. The world’s largest […]

Epic Gas enters into inward bareboat charters for two 7,200cbm vessels

Singapore-headquartered Epic Gas announced today (Thursday) that it has concluded long-term inward bareboat charter contracts with the Siva Group for two 7,200cbm vessels. The vessels, both 2010 built, will be named Epic Bali and Epic Borneo. The bareboat charters feature purchase options and fixed monthly charter rates throughout the term of the contracts. The vessels […]

Ambrey first past the post in Three Peaks Challenge

International maritime security company Ambrey Risk took part in this year’s Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for well-known maritime charity the Sailor’s Society. Ambrey’s Deputy Managing Director, James Gasson-Hargreaves, joined a team of three, which took on the challenge of climbing the highest mountains of Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours. The team […]