ABS & MPA ink MOU to collaborate on maritime research & development

Classification society ABS and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today (Thursday) to promote maritime research and development (R&D) and innovation. Over the next five years, ABS and MPA will collaborate on maritime R&D in the areas of alternative/clean fuel and developing resilient, next-generation port systems. Both […]

Thome signs up to IMPA ACT

Ship management service provider Thome Ship Management has joined IMPA ACT, the responsible supply chain management initiative, launched by IMPA, International Marine Purchasing Association. Launched in 2013, IMPA ACT is dedicated to the global shipping sector. Companies join as members of the programme and collaborate using the programme’s tools with their suppliers to manage their […]

Business growth prompts new crosstrade department at Priority Freight

Awarding winning provider of time-critical freight transport services, Priority Freight has responded to the growing demand for its cross-trade lead logistics services around the globe by establishing a stand-alone department at its London Heathrow branch office. The new Cross-trade Department headed by Tom Outhwaite offers a unique service coordinating all third country freight and customs […]

Nautisk strengthens PAYS solution with AVCS

Global chart distributor Nautisk has announced an enhancement to its Pay As You Sail (PAYS) service with the addition of ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service (AVCS). PAYS with AVCS enables users to take advantage of full AVCS coverage – by using PAYS with AVCS in combination with Nautisk’s Neptune Vessel Information System, customers can obtain immediate […]

Seafarers benefit from charity ball

Seafarers’ welfare charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) and other UK-based seafaring charities are beneficiaries of a Seafarers’ Charity Ball organised by the Milford Haven Port Welfare Committee recently. A sum of £1,200 was raised from the event which was held to mark the end of Seafarers Awareness Week from the 21st to 28th June. […]

Programme announced for Thames river celebrations

The full programme has been announced for an exciting new month-long celebration of the Thames, aimed at putting the 42-mile London stretch of the river at the heart of the capital’s cultural and tourism industry. Totally Thames, which runs throughout September, will be an annual 30-day spectacular of events including arts, colourful regattas, river races […]

Costa Concordia begins her final voyage

Crowley Maritime subsidiary TITAN Salvage and partner Micoperi have confirmed that the Costa Concordia – the Concordia class cruise ship that wrecked along shores of Giglio Island, Italy, in January 2012 – has been refloated and has begun its final voyage to an assigned berth in Port of Genoa Voltri, Italy, some 200 miles away. […]