Import Services to operate Common User Facility at London Gateway Logistics Park

A unique partnership between DP World London Gateway and Import Services will aim to ensure all shippers – large or small – benefit from low-cost supply chain opportunities at London Gateway’s new Common User Facility. Following a rigorous selection process, DP World has appointed Import Services to act on its behalf as operator and manager […]

Moore Stephens reports small decline in 2013 ship operating costs

International accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens has said total annual operating costs in the shipping industry fell by an average of 0.3% in 2013. This compares with the 1.8% average fall in costs recorded for the previous year. Crew costs was the only category this time to show an increase over the 12 month […]

Shipping industry releases updated anti-piracy guidelines on Gulf of Guinea region

The Round Table of international shipping industry associations has released an updated version of ‘Guidelines for Owners, Operators and Masters for Protection Against Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea Region.’ The Guidelines have been jointly developed by BIMCO, ICS, INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO. Piracy and armed robbery in the waters off West Africa has become an […]

ATP Instone set to make its mark at Danish Maritime Fair

Marine and energy travel management company, ATP Instone, part of the multinational ATPI Group, today announced that their Managing Director for Denmark, Kim Fuglsang, sales manager Jim Larsen and operations manager Carsten Hansen will be attending the first Danish Maritime Fair which will take place from 7th -10th October at the Bella Centre in Copenhagen. […]

SeaStar Management reaches milestone with 500 ships

The Wrist-owned catering provider SeaStar Management has experienced impressive prosperity since being established in March of 2009. The company has, in fact, grown more than the parent company Wrist Ship Supply this past year. SeaStar, which handles supplies budgets and the delivery of goods to ships worldwide, has just passed ship number 500, and the […]

Ahrenkiel Steamship consolidates entire fleet at DNV GL

Ahrenkiel Steamship, the newly formed German ship management company, will consolidate its entire fleet at classification society DNV GL. Nick Topham, Managing Director of Ahrenkiel Steamship and Tor E Svensen, CEO of DNV GL – Maritime, signed the cooperation agreement at the SMM trade fair in Hamburg. Ahrenkiel Steamship currently has 62 ships under technical […]