SAMI warns of piracy increase in South East Asia

With the worrying rise in piracy attacks across the South East Asian region, the global focal point for maritime security matters, the Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI) has urged all Company Security Officers (CSOs), Masters and Ship Security Officers (SSOs) to exercise caution when their vessels transit or operate in the area. According […]

Cutting red tape in shipping: a far cry from stated intentions

The European Commission recently released a report on the progress made towards simplifying administrative formalities for ships calling EU ports. In 2009, the European Commission had produced a maritime strategy paper that included a new concept, the so-called “European Maritime Transport Space without Barriers”, which according to the Commission, would simplify and streamline administrative procedures […]

Simplex-Turbulo wins the Fujian Huadong shipyard representation

There is a great deal going on in the world of ship repair today with increasing regulation, environmental pressures and commercial competition pushing ship owners and managers to seek more efficient and cost-effective yards working to high standards. Vessel types and sizes are changing. The result is that many owners and managers are now reassessing […]

DFDS Seaways charts A Voyage Through Time

Danish Ferry operator DFDS Seaways has developed an app that charts the history of ship design through some of the world’s most famous vessels. From a fearsome Viking longship to an elegant royal yacht, A Voyage through Time gives visitors a closer look at some of the world’s best known ships, and the facts, figures, […]

Sovcomflot extends cooperation with Sakhalin Energy

SCF Group (Sovcomflot) and Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (Sakhalin Energy) have signed a contract for the construction and long-term operation of three multifunctional icebreaking standby vessels to serve the Sakhalin-2 offshore energy platforms. The contract covers a 20-year term, during which the vessels will provide safe and reliable services for Sakhalin Energy’s platforms in the […]

ISS teams take on Three Peaks for Sailors’ Society

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) mounted a challenge to support the Sailors’ Society again by entering two teams in the Three Peaks Challenge 2014. Both teams were made up of willing volunteers from around ISS’ global network, and included representatives from Dubai, Singapore, London and Namibia. Months of planning and training culminated in both teams successfully […]

TMC invests heavily in training facilities

Tamrotor Marine Compressors (TMC), a supplier of compressed air systems for marine and offshore use, has just inaugurated its new state of the art training and meeting facilities, aptly named “Compressor Heaven”. TMC says it has always put great emphasis in the training of team members in order to provide the best possible customer service […]

WWL opens new office in Yangon, Myanmar

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has entered into a joint venture with Myanmar-based Carrier King Logistics that makes it the first independent company in the country to provide modern automobile distribution from port to consumer. With the rapid and on-going democratisation of Myanmar, a new consumer market is emerging—including a growing demand for automobiles with more […]

London P&I Club Chairman calls for international action on ports of refuge

John M Lyras, Chairman of the London P&I Club, has called for concerted international action on the provision of places of refuge for ships involved in casualties. Writing in the club’s 2014 Annual Report, Mr Lyras said: “Nearly 12 years after the Prestige disaster, it is particularly disappointing to receive reports of other shipping casualties […]