Mediterranean crisis – shipping industry comments on EU 10 point plan

Following the meeting of EU Foreign and Interior Ministers in Luxembourg yesterday (20th April) the European and global shipping industries have welcomed the increased attention that all EU Member States are giving to the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean. This includes the ’10 point plan’ adopted as a result of the impetus provided by the […]

Talent acquisition by Indian Register of Shipping from Premiere Institutes of India

Classification society IRClass has hired 17 of the brightest and best Naval Architecture students from the elite technical institutes of India. IRClass celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year and, in keeping with the philosophy of acquiring the brightest talent, visited four technical institutes of India, namely IIT-Chennai, IIT-Kharagpur, Indian Maritime Institute-Vizag and CUSAT-Kochin for campus […]

Clarksons Dubai celebrates 10th anniversary

Welcoming over 500 guests, Clarksons Platou was delighted to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of Clarksons Dubai last week at a reception held overlooking the iconic Burj Al Arab in Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Hotel. In 2005, Clarksons, the shipping services group, opened the office in order to fully service its growing and highly […]

ABS appoints new Chief Technology Officer

Classification society ABS has announced the appointment of Howard Fireman to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in a move that strengthens alignment and generates further synergies across all of ABS’ technical programs. Mr Fireman, who will report to ABS Chairman and CEO Christopher J Wiernicki, assumes this role following […]

UASC now calling DP World London Gateway port

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has started services to London Gateway on the South America 2 service (SAM2). The UASC offering is part of an existing fixed day weekly service from DP World London Gateway calling at leading ports in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. The first UASC cargo arrived at DP World London Gateway on […]

Conference on domestic ferry safety to be held in Philippines

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) will hold an international Conference on the enhancement of safety of ships carrying passengers on non-international voyages, in Manila, the Philippines, on Friday (24th April). The Conference, which will be opened by IMO Secretary-G​eneral Koji Sekimizu, is being hosted by the Government of the Philippines at the Philippine International Convention […]

From highway to waterway: Cargo Ferry moves transport from road to sea

A new competitive and eco-friendly maritime transport concept, the Cargo Ferry project, was presented in Oslo yesterday (Monday). The result of more than two years of work, the concept has been developed as an alternative transport solution for containers that are carried for more than 200km on land. The project was presented on board Nor […]

Hutton’s Group expands its global network to Middle East

Expanding international ship supplier Hutton’s Group has established an important regional supply hub in Dubai to service its clients in the Middle East. This key location adds to Hutton’s growing global network which provides extensive coverage in the UK, Europe and West Africa. Operating under the name Hutton’s Global FZE, the Middle East branch will […]

IMO Secretary-General calls for coordinated efforts to safeguard migrants

The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Koji Sekimizu, has called for coordinated action to safeguard migrants, following the most recent incident involving large-scale loss of life in the Mediterranean. While recognising the significant contribution of the coast guards and naval forces of Italy and Malta, EU Operation Triton and the merchant shipping industry […]

New era for R&D with establishment of Global Research and Innovation Center in Singapore

Classification society ClassNK held a press conference yesterday (Monday) in Singapore to promote the activities of its new Global Research and Innovation Center (GRIC). Joined by representatives from Nanyang Technological University, ClassNK Executive Vice President Tetsuya Kinoshita explained the rationale behind GRIC and the current goals for the centre. The two main sectors that GRIC […]

ICS comments on claims by T&E on modern ship CO² efficiency

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has dismissed the recent claim by the European environmental lobby group Transport and Environment (T&E) that modern ships are somehow less CO² efficient than those built over 20 years ago as ‘fanciful’. A statement from the ICS said: “T&E bases its claims on a report it has commissioned from […]

Korean Register releases “writable” version of its KR-CON software

Korean Register (KR) – an IACS member classification society – has announced it has released a writable version of its KR-CON software and associated App to allow greater flexibility and enhance user experience. KR-CON is an award-winning software package comprising an international database program containing the full up-to-date texts of all IMO Conventions, Codes, Resolutions […]