VOS Pace delivery to Vroon

The Netherlands based ship owner Vroon Offshore Services took delivery of VOS Pace yesterday (Thursday). It is the first of six PX121-type platform supply vessels, designed by ULSTEIN and it has been constructed at Cosco Guangdong Shipyard, China. The series of vessels will be delivered to Vroon during 2015 and 2016 and according to Vroon, […]

Ground-breaking ceremony marks start of work on DP World and Prologis joint venture

A ground-breaking ceremony was held today (Friday) at DP World’s London Gateway Logistics Park to mark the start of construction on a 316,000sq ft distribution facility. The building is being developed speculatively as an equal joint venture between DP World, one of the world’s largest port operators, and real estate company Prologis. The ceremony was […]

Crewtoo and IMarEST support professional development of seafarers with global partnership

Crewtoo has announced a partnership with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) to offer seafarers access to a wealth of professional development tools and resources to support them throughout their careers. Crewtoo members are eligible for a 12-month complimentary membership trial to the IMarEST, which includes access to IMarEST’s online library of […]

Maersk Supply Service announces job losses in Denmark

Maersk Supply Service has announced staff reductions in their headquarters in Denmark by around 30 onshore positions. About 20 are expected to be actual terminations while approximately 10 are vacant positions that will not be filled. “We are facing challenging market conditions in the coming years. Oil prices have dropped dramatically and exceedingly fast in recent […]

Nigeria: Latest attack could lead to further calls for a change in legislation

An attack that occurred in Nigerian waters on Tuesday against Maltese-flagged tanker Kalamos has raised new concerns about the capability of local security agencies and could lead to further calls for changes to maritime security legislation in the region., says private maritime security company NYA International. The vessel was targeted by 14 well-armed gunmen aboard […]

New deep sea service between the Port of Gothenburg and Japan

A new deep sea service has been established between the Port of Gothenburg and Japan. The first vessel is underway from Kobe and will call at the Port of Gothenburg container terminal, APM Terminals, on 23rd February. “We welcome the new service to the Port of Gothenburg. Japan is an important market for Swedish import […]