Plans shaping up for European Supply Chain Day

Plans are beginning to take shape for the second European Supply Chain Day. The event, which took place for the first time last year, provides a chance to promote and raise awareness of the ever-increasing opportunities in the logistics profession. Events will take place on April 16th throughout Europe, including Germany, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Denmark, the […]

Glander International Bunkering makes new appointment

Glander International Bunkering, a bunker, lubricant trading and brokering company, has appointed Kristian Korsgaard Pedersen as Senior Bunker/Lubricant Trader & Team Leader for the Dubai office. Mr Pedersen (pictured), from Denmark, has built a career in the bunkering industry for over 16 years and has spent many years of his career in the Middle East […]

Three more confirmations for European Shipping Week

Kaspars Ozoliņš, State Secretary of the Latvian Ministry of Transport, Nikolaos Tsakos, CEO and a Director of Tsakos Energy Navigation EU and Chairman of INTERTANKO and John C Lyras, President, Paralos Maritime Corporation, Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and Member of the Boards of the Union of Greek Shipowners and ECSA, […]

ClassNK approval of new corrosion resistant steel gives ship owners new options

Classification society ClassNK has issued approval for Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation’s newly developed corrosion resistant steel for use on the upper deck and/or inner bottom of crude oil tanker cargo oil tanks (COT). Following earlier approvals of steels for the inner bottom plating of COTs, this marks the first time that approval has […]

Expanded range of e-NPs launched by UKHO

In the week that Sierra Leone has joined the growing ranks of flag states to approve ADP and e-NPs as SOLAS carriage-compliant, the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has published an expanded range of ADMIRALTY e-Nautical Publications (e-NPs). e-NPs are official ADMIRALTY Nautical Publications in a convenient electronic format, bringing improved efficiency, accuracy and access […]

Vestdavit launches MissionEase multi-boat handling system

Norway-based boat handling system and specialised davit supplier Vestdavit has designed a multiple-boat handling system which will make boat handling safer and simpler in the hangars and mission bays of warships, seismic craft and expedition yachts. The MissionEase system can stow, launch and retrieve up to seven different RIBS, daughter boats and USVs in high […]

ITF calls for vessel name change

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is demanding that Allseas Group, the owner of the largest vessel in the world, named after Nazi war criminal, immediately change the its name. The Pieter Schelte is a Panamanian flag of convenience vessel, contracted by Shell to service its Brent platforms situated on the UK continental shelf. It […]

KVH introduces enhanced VoIP service for mini-VSAT Broadband network

KVH Industries has rolled out a new dedicated voice configuration for its mini-VSAT Broadband global maritime satellite network to ensure customers always experience high-quality phone calls. The network’s Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service is now delivered on a prioritised and protected data stream, separate from the network’s overall broadband data traffic. VoIP service is […]