Seafarers’ charity supports crew after death of their colleague

Seafarers’ welfare organisation Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) provided pastoral support for the crew of a bunkering ship in Falmouth who were distressed after their colleague died of a heart attack. AoS Falmouth port chaplain John Pinhay (pictured) arranged for a priest to go on board the vessel and pray with the crew who were […]

Strong performance gives Hempel the momentum needed for the future

Solid organic growth in the second half of the year ensured coatings supplier Hempel delivered a record net profit of €71 million in 2014. The Group’s growth and earnings were in the top tier of the coatings industry and give the company the momentum needed for future growth. The Hempel Group has proven to be […]

El Salvador signs technical cooperation agreement with IMO

A new agreement on supporting the Republic of El Salvador to implement IMO treaties was signed in San Salvador on Monday. IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu, who is on a visit to central America, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador, Hugo Martinez, signed the Letter of Understanding on technical cooperation between the Government […]

SOHAR officials first in line to donate blood

SOHAR Port and Freezone employees have given blood during an annual campaign to fill Oman’s blood banks. The initiative is part of the corporate social responsibility programme at the logistics hub, and SOHAR Freezone CEO Jamal Aziz said staff that should be congratulated. “The voluntary blood donation initiative is an annual campaign at SOHAR and […]

Korean Register becomes first Asian class society to gain USCG authorisation to perform BWM tests as ‘Independent Laboratory’

Classification society Korean Register has announced it has been accepted by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) as an Independent Laboratory (IL) to undertake tests, inspections, and evaluations for Ballast Water Management Systems. KR has been accepted by the USCG, as an Independent Laboratory, to type approve ballast water management systems in accordance with the […]

InterManager President outlines shipmanagement mantra to navigate shipping industry challenges

With world tonnage expected to double over the next 15 years; with shipownership increasingly driven by private equity; with complex changes in regulatory regimes impacting on operating costs; and with evolving technologies becoming increasingly important to the next generation of vessels, how can ship managers find solutions to address today’s changing seascape and shape tomorrow’s […]