GCS Group handles growing volumes of Russian project cargo exports

Transcontainer LLC and RUSCON, two divisions of the GCS Group, are among the many local companies involved in the growing out-of-gauge (OOG) export business driven by the Russian currency depreciation over the last year. One example is a year-long project to transport machinery via the port of Novorossiysk on the Black Sea for a thermal […]

Inchcape Shipping Services opens in Mozambique

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world-leading marine, cargo and supply chain solutions provider, has expanded its operations in Africa with the opening of new offices in Maputo, Mozambique which provide coverage across all of the country’s main ports from Pemba in the north, right down to Maputo itself. ISS Mozambique was declared open for business […]

New Total Lubmarine research labs to boost innovation

Today, (Wednesday) saw the opening of new laboratory facilities at Total Lubmarine’s main research centre, already one of the largest lubricant research centres in Europe. Located in Solaize, near Lyon in France, the new facilities are dedicated to the research and formulation of new marine lubricants and equipped with state of the art equipment to […]

Liberian Registry establishes Istanbul regional office

The Liberian Registry has established a regional office in Istanbul, Turkey, as part of the continued expansion of its global presence in major centres of international shipping and trade. Erhan Esinduy has been appointed Regional Representative of the office and will be joining the Registry’s dedicated Special Agent Tevfik Çelepöven. Having gained a wealth of […]

HANSA HEAVY LIFT safely loads long fractionator column in Italy

HANSA HEAVY LIFT has safely loaded an ethylene fractionator column measuring 87metres long and weighing 604 metric tons at the port of Ortona/Italy for CB&I. The piece, one of the largest ever manufactured by Walter Tosto, is destined for the port of Ingleside, Texas, US and was loaded over the starboard side because of its […]

Danelec Marine publishes White Paper

Danelec Marine has published a White Paper – ‘VDRConnect Bridges the Data Gap’ – that makes the case for using Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) technology to provide real-time access to data from shipboard systems and sensors. “The shipping industry has been slow to embrace the telematics revolution that is transforming other transportation sectors, primarily because […]

TITAN Salvage honoured with ISU Meritorious Service Award for Outstanding Service to the Salvage Industry

Crowley Maritime’s Houston-based subsidiary TITAN Salvage and Italian engineering partner Micoperi were recently honoured with the International Salvage Union (ISU) Meritorious Service Award during the organisation’s Associate Members’ Day Conference in London. The award was presented by ISU President Leendert Muller in recognition of TITAN and Micoperi’s outstanding service to the salvage industry during the […]

Evergreen launches India-Gulf Service

Improving its service on the India-Gulf trade, Evergreen Line is to partner with Simatech, a leading feeder operator based in Dubai, in launching a joint Chennai–Colombo–Gulf Service (CCG) service next month. The CCG service will utilise four container ships of around 2,000teu each; one to be operated by Evergreen Line and the remaining three by […]

PC Maritime ECDIS for 28 more vessels in Caspian fleet

PC Maritime and its Estonian trading partner Marine Technics have won a contract to supply Navmaster ECDIS to 28 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company (ACSC) vessels. The order follows the successful operation of Navmaster ECDIS on thirteen ACSC vessels over the past three years.  The initial supply is for single ECDIS with 24-inch displays, with an […]

Khalifa Port ready for growing RORO volumes

As part of its commitment to facilitate development and trade, Abu Dhabi Ports has enhanced its customer service offering by moving all of Abu Dhabi’s RORO cargo to the new Khalifa Port RORO hub. In 2014, for the first time ever, Abu Dhabi handled more than 100,000 units in a single year, recording an all-time […]

New appointments for IBIA Singapore office to boost Asian development

As part of its Asia business restructuring process, IBIA – International Bunker Industry Association – has appointed Jason Leong (pictured) to head up its Singapore office and lead expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. IBIA is confident of the potential to develop its membership in this important region and to raise the profile of the bunker […]