IUMI Spring Statistics report a continued reduction in total losses

The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has released its Spring Statistics which report on three key sectors – hull, cargo and energy. Hull losses show a general downward trend in total loss frequency for most vessel types. The frequency of total loss since 1997, as a percentage of the world fleet, continues to decrease […]

RINA to certify major Caspian port and logistics hub development

RINA Services has been awarded a contract to provide design review and third party certification services for a major port and logistics hub development at Turkmenbashi, on the Caspian Sea coast of Turkmenistan. The $1.5bn Turkmenbashi International Port is being built by one of the leading Turkish construction companies, Gap Insaat Yatırım ve Dış Ticaret. […]

‘Angel’s Share’ of Maritime Malt will help Seafarers in Need

Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky has announced a new partnership to raise vital funds for the global maritime charity The Mission to Seafarers, the organisation that cares for the world’s 1.5 million men and women who face danger each day while working at sea. The Maritime Malt will donate £1 from every bottle of […]

Outlining the next generation of ship-to-shore connectivity

The next generation of connectivity between ship and shore will be dominated by the development of applications to help ship owners and managers reduce costs by enhancing operational efficiency, automating processes, and avoiding expensive repairs, according to one of the world’s leading suppliers of satellite communications to the maritime industry. Brent Bruun (pictured), Executive Vice […]

Braemar SA opens new office in Turkey

Braemar (incorporating The Salvage Association), the international multi-disciplinary marine surveyors and consultants, has created a permanent presence in Turkey through the establishment of a new subsidiary company and the opening of an office in Istanbul. The office is currently based in the Besiktas district of the city but will be moving to new premises in […]

Sixty presenters signed up for World Maritime Rescue Conference

Subject-matter experts, managers, coordinators, crews and other professionals from the maritime search and rescue (SAR) community will be discussing issues ranging from migrants and social media to satellite navigation systems and organisational development at the International Maritime Rescue Federation’s World Maritime Rescue Conference in Germany in June. The event, to be held in Bremerhaven from […]

Epic Gas takes delivery of 5,000cbm newbuilding

Epic Gas has taken delivery of the 5,000cbm Epic St Ivan from Kitanihon Shipbuilding, of Japan. With the delivery of the new vessel, the company’s fleet of pressurised LPG carriers consists of 37 vessels on the water with an average size and age of 5,608cbm and eight years, respectively. The company remains committed to the […]