ClassNK acquires Canada’s Helm Operations

ClassNK today announced the acquisition of Victoria, Canada-based maritime software company Helm Operations. The deal was hailed by both parties as two world-class companies joining forces to improve safety and operational efficiency in the marine industry, while greatly enhancing the success and capabilities of both organisations. Tokyo-based ClassNK is one of the world’s largest classification […]

ISS strengthens management team in Brazil

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has appointed experienced maritime professional Henrique Schlaepfer as its new Managing Director Brazil. Based in Rio de Janeiro, Mr Schlaepfer will report directly to regional Executive Vice President, Jaime Otero. Commencing his maritime career in 1984, Mr Schlaepfer served as a 2nd Naval Officer in the Brazilian Merchant Navy. He graduated with a Nautical […]

Wärtsilä signs several Technical Management Agreements in Greece

Wärtsilä has signed Technical Management Agreements with four Greek liquefied natural gas (LNG) ship owners, Maran Gas Maritime Inc, Dynagas, TMS Cardiff Gas and Thenamaris LNG. All agreements cover Condition Based Maintenance for a total of 80 Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines for a five year period. The agreements have been signed between the third quarter […]