The next big social network

The shipping industry is largely based on networking. Surprisingly, it has not had its own social media platform – until now. Brokers, owners, crews, agents, educational institutions and others confined to Google to locate businesses, services and people within their industry, have something to get excited about, says Eirik Fosse, CEO and founder behind the […]

RINA’s InfoSHIP EGO performance monitoring system adopted by d’Amico fleet

International classification society RINA Services is to fit RINA’s InfoSHIP EGO performance monitoring system to d’Amico Group’s entire fleet. The first units will be installed on two newbuildings under construction in Korea and China, one tanker and one bulk carrier. The system will be progressively extended across the d’Amico fleet. InfoSHIP EGO is the fleet […]

Optimarin opens up new BWT market with EX approval

Ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin has announced that it has received full EX approval for a modified version of its market proven Optimarin Ballast System (OBS). The approval means the Norwegian firm can now target the chemical tanker segment, augmenting the 310 unit orders it has already received and increasing a market share that […]

Greek owner docks three with Gibdock

Piraeus-based Aegean Maritime Petroleum Network (AMPNI) recently contracted Gibraltar yard Gibdock to carry out repairs to three of its vessels. The Aegean Princess, Halki and Nisyrus were all docked within the space of just over a month, underlining the yard’s growing success in attracting business from the important Greek shipowner sector, based on quality of […]

Braemar Shipping Services launches new corporate website

Braemar Shipping Services, a provider of broking, consultancy, technical and other services to the shipping and energy industries, has undertaken a major upgrade to its online presence through the launch of a new corporate website (, linking all the Company’s divisions within a sophisticated single digital presence. The new website boasts increased functionality and content […]