BIMCO issues new ship-to-ship transfer clause for dry bulk cargo

A new clause for dry cargo voyage charters is set to plug the gap in contracts that do not address ship-to-ship transfer (STST) cargo operations. STST cargo operations are a common feature in most tanker voyage charters, but rarely form part of dry cargo standard forms. If a charterer wants to conduct STST cargo operations […]

ITF repeats call for Rotterdam dialogue as dockers protest

The International Transport Workers’ Federation today (Tuesday) called for all-party talks on the future of the port of Rotterdam, as dockers refused to unload a ship loaded at the new Rotterdam Gateway (RWG) terminal. RWG, unlike other companies at the port, refuses to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement with port workers, who are represented by […]

Wilhelmsen Ships Service wins Global Agency tender with Solstad Shipping

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) and Solstad Shipping have entered into a two-year Global Agency Agreement with a two-year option to provide Global Agency Services to Solstad’s 48 vessels worldwide. “We were previously using around 50 different agencies across the world, which was a complex task within itself. Dealing with several different agents can be time-consuming […]

Jan Scheepers joins Port2Port Maritime

Port2Port Maritime UK has announced the appointment of Jan Scheepers as Non-Executive Director and Board Member to the company. Port2Port is continuing its expansion within the maritime security and risk management services sector and the UK-based company says Mr Scheepers’ experience and knowledge of the shipping, offshore and oil trading Industries will assist significantly at […]

BIMCO launches vetting system to drive global improvement at dry bulk terminals

BIMCO is calling on shipping companies to participate in its new vetting system designed to gather information on the quality of the facilities and service at dry bulk terminals – and use it to drive improvement at terminals around the world. To gather the information, seafarers must complete a quick survey each time they leave […]