DNV GL hosts Norwegian State Secretary in Hamburg

High ranking state officials from Norway met with the senior management team at DNV GL’s maritime headquarters in Hamburg today (Wednesday). Tor Svensen, CEO, Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, COO,  and Torsten Schramm, President of DNV GL – Maritime, shared the classification society’s experiences with liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel for shipping with Norwegian State Secretary […]

Growing complacency could result in loss of life

The trend in maritime security is one of growing complacency, the Chief Operating Officer of one of a UK-based maritime security firm has warned. Speaking at the Global Shipping Trends and Trade Patterns conference in London today (April 29th), Gerry Northwood (pictured) from MAST said that there was growing complacency in terms of maritime security […]

Drydocks World celebrates World Health and Safety Day

Drydocks World, the provider of maritime and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas and energy sectors, celebrated World Health and Safety Day with an award ceremony to recognise health and safety achievements throughout the organisation. At Drydocks World the highest priority is accorded to the principle of prevention, with the organisation promoting a culture […]

WSS opens distribution hub in Korea

Overlooking Busan New Port in South Korea, Wilhelmsen Ships Service’s newly opened 3,000 plus square metre warehouse sits on a 6,000m2 site and will now take over from Singapore as the company’s distribution hub in North East Asia (NEA). Steven Leong, WSS Regional Supply Chain Manager, says that having a dedicated distribution centre to supply […]

First of two Newfoundland and Labrador ferries launched

Damen Shipyards Galaţi in Romania recently launched the MV Veteran, an 80-metre ice class Ro-Pax ferry. The vessel represents the first of a two-vessel contract, with a design stemming from a Canadian-Danish partnership between Fleetway and Knud E Hansen. “We are working very hard to deliver these ferries on schedule and on budget,” said Damen […]

Shipping industry disappointed but not surprised by EP vote on regional CO² measures

Following yesterday’s vote in the European Parliament, adopting a regional EU Regulation on the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of individual ship emissions of CO², the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO and Intercargo have issued the following statement: “Today’s vote was expected, being based on the political agreement reached between the EU institutions at […]

Videotel training film created for ExxonMobil Marine wins media award

Videotel, the international provider of e-Learning maritime training solutions and a company of KVH Industries, has received a highly-acclaimed Golden Reel Award from the Media Communications Association-International in recognition of a training video that Videotel created for ExxonMobil Marine. The recognition supports Videotel’s role as a major provider of high-quality training films to some of […]

BIMCO and Global Shipping Forum launch new standard service level agreement for liner trade

BIMCO and the Global Shipping Forum have now launched a new standard contract – named “SERVICECON” – which simplifies and harmonises terms and conditions for container volume contracts between shippers and carriers. The new agreement is designed to meet the contractual needs of small to medium sized shippers, which, despite the large number and global […]