Dubai’s Centre Point Logistics to expand into Oman

Centre Point Logistics, a Dubai provider of logistics, warehousing, and storage, has expanded its operations in the GCC after a deal was signed with SOHAR Port and Freezone in the Sultanate of Oman. The agreement will see CPL manage a 50,000sqm plot of land on the Freezone, and represents the first phase of expansion into […]

Marine & General Mutual to be taken over by Scottish Friendly

Scotland’s largest financial mutual is to take over Britain’s oldest surviving registered company – Marine & General Mutual – in a deal which will double its assets to around £2billion. M&GM was founded in 1852 as the UK Temperance & General Provident Association to take advantage of an insurance market at the time which penalised […]

Full speed ahead as ClassNK grants type approval to Niigata’s dual-fuel engine

Classification society ClassNK has granted type approval in near record time to the new 28AHX-DF dual-fuel engine built by Niigata Power Systems Co. While the adoption of emerging maritime technologies can prove challenging due in part to the time required to gain approval, ClassNK’s streamlined approval process has allowed it to complete the design approval, […]

WSS opens office in Abidjan

Located at the heart of one of Africa’s busiest ports, in one of West Africa’s fastest growing economies, Wilhelmsen Ships Service’s (WSS) Abidjan, Ivory Coast office is now open for business. Initially focused on providing agency services to customers, operating both in Abidjan and the port of San Pedro, WSS’s newly assembled team has hit […]

Braemar LNG BV awards licence for design and construction of new FSP containment system

Braemar LNG BV, the wholly owned subsidiary of Braemar Shipping Services, has issued a sub-licence to FSP LNG BV for the design and construction of a new Flat-panel, Semi-membrane, Prismatic-shaped (FSP) containment system, under the terms of the licence it holds with General Dynamics NASSCO to utilise its patents in the design and construction of […]

Hyundai Merchant Marine appoints Inchcape Shipping Services for Australian liner business

Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has announced that its Australian container liner business will be handled by Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), effective from 1st February 2015. ISS said it was delighted to be representing HMM in Australia and looks forward to maintaining the high level of service and global coverage that HMM has previously offered its […]

Clarkson completes acquisition of RS Platou

Clarkson Plc (Clarksons) has announced that completion of its acquisition of RS Platou ASA took place on Monday. As described in the prospectus, published by the Company on 17th December 2014, the appointments of Peter M Anker and Birger Nergaard to the board of directors of Clarksons have now taken effect. Andi Case, Chief Executive […]

TNO and Imtech sign cooperation agreement

TNO and Imtech Marine signed an agreement recently in which they expressed their intention to work together on research and development projects. The signing took place at Imtech Marine in Rotterdam and it is claimed to be a unique pooling of knowledge and experience that will result in innovative and sustainable solutions for the maritime […]

ABB wins milestone contract with China’s leading LNG shipyard

ABB, the power and automation technology group, announced that it will deliver advanced electrical propulsion systems for four LNG carriers under construction by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co. The LNG vessels are a joint venture between China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), China LNG Shipping (Holdings) (CLNG) and Teekay, and will operate under 20-year time-charter contracts […]