International Coastal Clean-up Day

Beach users are being urged to take part in a global clean-up campaign later this month to clear up what is left behind on our beautiful coastlines. More than 10 million volunteers in 152 countries have taken part in the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) campaign since 1986, collecting over 80,000 tons of trash from beaches […]

ITF East Asia action week underway

ITF inspectors and dockers’ and seafarers’ union members began an East Asian maritime action week on Monday in ports in Japan, Korea, Russia and Taiwan. During the event, which runs until Friday, joint inspection teams will check and enforce decent pay and working conditions onboard vessels.

Braemar Engineering appoints new director

Braemar Engineering has announced the appointment of Alex Harsema-Mensonides (pictured) as Director of Marine Business Development, effective from 1st September. Mr Harsema-Mensonides joins Braemar Engineering with a wealth of experience, having held key roles across Europe, including technical and commercial positions in the marine industry across the Netherlands, Sweden and Germany, and also founded his […]

SGMF’s global launch confirmed

The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) will formally launch, globally, at the Singapore International Bunkering Conference and Exhibition (SIBCON) in October. SGMF, which exists to promote safety and industry best practice in the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel will take part in SIBCON with the aim of […]

Gibdock’s reputation rises in German market

Gibdock has continued to see its stock rise amongst the German ship owner community over the past year. German owners and operators that have recently docked vessels at Gibdock include Oscar Wehr, Reederei Jüngerhans, E Oldendorff, Peter Döhle Schiffahrt, Brise Bereederung, Asterion Tankers, Ahrenkiel, OPDR, Hans Peterson, John T. Essberger, Reederei Draxl, Columbia Shipmanagement, Thien […]

Shipping lawyer to teach BIMCO’s new eLearning module on Voyage Chartering

BIMCO has announced that shipping lawyer Lindsay East, from Reed Smith, will tutor its new eLearning module on Voyage Chartering, with the first class starting in October 2014. Taking the great complexity of voyage chartering into consideration, BIMCO’s new module will highlight important problem areas and explore ways in which parties attempt to allocate risk […]

Dangerous times: ‘Fire Fighting at Sea’

Fighting a fire at sea is one of the greatest dangers facing seafarers and as a result, maritime e-training provider Videotel has launched an updated five-part series: Fire Fighting At Sea, with support and expertise from marine fire specialists and industry experts. The training includes scenes filmed onboard the Vectis Osprey and aims to give […]

ClassNK Chairman and President attends KOTC delivery ceremony

Noboru Ueda, Chairman and President of ClassNK, has attended the delivery ceremony for the MT Al Yarmouk, constructed at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co (DSME) and delivered to Kuwait Oil Tanker Co (KOTC) in Geoje, Korea on 25 August 2014. The 317,300dwt VLCC was built at DSME under ClassNK Rules and Regulations and in […]

UKHO to hold free ECDIS seminars at SMM

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has announced it will be bringing its renowned ECDIS seminars to next week’s SMM maritime trade fair in Hamburg.  They will focus on ECDIS Implementation, Policy and Procedures and are free to attend for all SMM delegates. Led by Captain Paul Hailwood, an internationally renowned expert on ECDIS and […]

Bureau Veritas’ acquisition boosts offshore business

Bureau Veritas has acquired MatthewsDaniel, a global company which offers loss adjusting and risk assessment services for the offshore industry. Created in Houston, Texas, in 1962, MatthewsDaniel is headquartered in London and has operations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. The company employs more than 150 people and reported revenues of approximately […]