Newport Shipping Group forecasts freight rate peak for 2016

The supply/demand imbalance that drove dry bulk markets down to 2009 levels during the first half of the year is set for adjustment, with Newport Shipping Group predicting an improved tonnage balance over the next couple of years, resulting in a freight rate peak in the 2016/2017 period. “The dry bulk markets during the first […]

Better cargo hold cleaning from Wilhelmsen Ships Service

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has unveiled an upgraded cargo hold cleaning solution, combining high-performance cleaning agents and mobile equipment to help ship owners, operators and their crews stay safe and compliant on a global basis. With port turnarounds increasingly short and customers demanding consistent cleaning regardless of location, the solution offers a way to demonstrate […]

Bureau Veritas launches Underwater Radiated Noise notation

International classification society Bureau Veritas has developed a voluntary notation intended to assist shipbuilders and operators reduce underwater noise radiating from ships. The comprehensive set of standards and measuring services is grouped as NR614 Underwater Radiated Noise (URN). It aims to control and limit the environmental impact on marine fauna of all self-propelled ships and […]

LOC sets up new office in Mumbai

  London Offshore Consultants (LOC), a marine and engineering consultancy for the shipping and offshore energy sectors, has opened an office in Mumbai, India. Located in the district of Vile Parle East, the office is close to Mumbai’s international and domestic airports as well as many of LOC’s key shipping and energy clients. LOC Mumbai […]

MacGregor appoints John Carnall as Senior Vice President, Global Lifecycle Support

John Carnall has been appointed Senior Vice President for the Global Lifecycle Support Division in MacGregor, part of Cargotec. “John Carnall will focus on developing our services and building a world-class service organisation to drive profitable growth. He is an ideal choice for this important position due to his long experience and proven track-record in […]

WMU celebrates success of latest graduates

The Chancellor of the World Maritime University (WMU) and IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu, have conferred postgraduate degrees on the WMU’s Class of 2014. In total, 124 students graduated from the Malmö-based M.Sc. program in Maritime Affairs, 47 from the M.Sc. program in Dalian, China, 36 from the M.Sc. program in Shanghai, China, and 19 from […]