DNV GL sponsors sailing yacht Broader View Hamburg

Hamburg’s shipping and sailing community came together at the city’s yacht harbour today, as DNV GL and Hamburgischer Verein Seefahrt (HVS) christened the offshore racing yacht Broader View Hamburg. The classification society has taken up the sponsorship of the Andrews 56 vessel to support and encourage more young people to develop their interest in ocean […]

Inchcape Shipping Services opens new northern office in the Americas

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the marine, cargo and supply chain solutions provider has expanded its operations in North & Central America with the opening of a new office in Anchorage, Alaska. The new office will give ISS a physical presence in this strategically important area of Alaska, with the team focusing on offshore logistics in […]

Sailors’ Society Singapore Maritime Week round-up

It was a busy Singapore Maritime Week 2015 for Sailors’ Society. The week got off to a great start with Sailors’ Society’s third Asian Challenge, sponsored by Rio Tinto and Cargill, in which 45 industry teams scaled Borneo’s Mount Kinabalu to raise US$570,000 for the charity’s Gift of Education and Gift of Welfare funds. On […]

Home away from home for seafarers in Sheerness port

A ‘home away from home’ best describes the newly-launched centre for seafarers in the port of Sheerness, Kent. The facility, which provides free WiFi, reading material and even a pool table, offers ship crew a place where they can relax and contact their families back home as they wait to return to their vessels to […]

Singapore’s Minister for Transport to speak at LISW 2015

London International Shipping Week 2015 (LISW) has announced that Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Singapore’s Minister for Transport, will speak at the official LISW Conference on 10th  September 2015 at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane. Mr Lui Tuck Yew will speak in the session on: “National, Supranational and Global Governance – The role […]

People smuggling in the Mediterranean could be the tip of the iceberg

Incidents of criminality and piracy on the high seas and in coastal areas of the Mediterranean could become more prevalent as the human trafficking organisations become more established, says maritime security firm MAST. Phil Cable, CEO of MAST, who attended the Sea Trade Awards in London yesterday (Wednesday), said: “The rapid increase in human trafficking […]

MAJ Director General receives global award

Rear Admiral Peter Brady, Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica, was deeply honoured to receive the prestigious IMO Themed Award for World Maritime Day 2015 “Maritime education and training”, sponsored by the China Classification Society, at last night’s 27th Seatrade Awards Ceremony. The Admiral’s award was in recognition of his dedicated work in […]