ECSA looks forward to fruitful EU-US trade negotiations

EU and US negotiators are meeting this week in the context of the sixth Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations round. Negotiators from both sides are debating an ambitious agenda that should, in the event of an agreement, not only remove trade barriers in a wide range of economic sectors, but also tackle non-customs […]

Crowley helps students bring solar-powered vehicle to US mainland for competition

Crowley Maritime Corporation has been helping students in their bid for glory in the American Solar Challenge, by shipping their race vehicle from Puerto Rico to Miami. Sixteen students from the University of Puerto Rico’s Mayaguez campus have travelled to Austin, Texas, for the 2014 American Solar Challenge, a competition that challenges teams of university […]

GT Nexus Shipper Council acknowledges CMA CGM for outstanding IT performance

The GT Nexus Shipper Council, a community group of supply chain executives representing multiple large global enterprises, has recognised CMA CGM for excellence in delivering superior quality across key ocean shipment events. CMA CGM, the world’s third largest container shipping group, received the award for the second consecutive year at the annual GT Nexus Bridges […]

PC Maritime ECDIS enhanced for revised VDR Standards

PC Maritime have upgraded their ECDIS so that it meets the requirements of the new VDR Performance Standard (MSC.333 (90) which came into force on 1st July 2014. From 1st July 2014 VDR installations must: * include the ability to capture ECDIS screenshots at least every 15 seconds, * record the charts in use at […]

First Person: Evangelos Pistiolis, Chief Executive Officer, Top Ships

Top Ships Chief Executive Evangelos Pistiolis firmly believes in the notion of timing. Knowing when to exit a market and knowing when to re-emerge with a clean slate and fresh ideas ready to make money. And when it comes to investing his hard earned and hard raised cash after such a long period of shipping […]

Shipping industry submits comments to Australian anti-trust review

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has submitted comments on behalf of the global shipping industry to a comprehensive competition policy review being conducted by the Australian Government. The ICS comments support the maintenance of important anti-trust exemptions that currently apply to international maritime transport. The provisions under Part X of Australia’s Competition and Consumer […]

Pan Ocean orders OCTOPUS-Onboard for two heavy lift vessels

The Korean based global shipping company Pan Ocean, has ordered OCTOPUS-Onboard system from Amarcon for two semi-submersible heavy lift vessels. The state-of-the-art ship monitoring and advisory system will support the vessels’ route planning, optimisation of speed, heading and fuel consumption. For the two semi-submerging heavy lift vessels, the Sun Rise and the Sun Shine, Amarcon […]

Ground breaking for Common User Facility At London Gateway Logistics Park

A ground breaking ceremony held at the London Gateway Logistics Park, has officially kicked off the construction of the 386,102 sq ft Common User Facility (CUF). The multipurpose specialist cargo handling centre will enable occupiers to share warehousing and transportation, materials handling equipment and labour. Designed to operate 24/7, it will include cross-docking, storage, distribution […]

Ambrey Risk shortlisted for entrepreneur award

International security and risk management company Ambrey Risk has been shortlisted for ‘Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year’ by the prestigious Private Business Awards 2014. The founders of Hereford-based Security Company Ambrey Risk, Chris Charnley, John Thompson and Mark Osborne, who have been shortlisted for the first time, will be the sole representatives for the private […]