TCB enlarges its cranes to operate the biggest ships in the world

The Terminal de Contenidors de Barcelona (Barcelona Container Terminal), managed by Grup TCB, has completed the heightening of its three Super Post Panamax cranes to service state-of-the-art ships with up to 10 levels of dry-van containers on deck or nine levels of high-cube containers. TCB has increased the height of the three cranes by a […]

BMT’s new Fleet Management System to be launched at Nor-Shipping

BMT SMART, the specialist fleet and vessel performance management company of BMT Group, will launch its new, cost-effective SMARTFLEET Management system at Nor-Shipping in Oslo next month.  Technical experts will be on hand to showcase the system and its capabilities whilst discussing with delegates their specific challenges and needs. Peter Mantel, Managing Director of BMT […]

Energy and marine propel RINA international growth

Expanding international testing, inspection, certification and consulting engineering group RINA has grown strongly during 2014, propelled by an upturn in marine, acquisition in the energy sector and international diversification. Turnover for 2014 grew 13% to €333 million. EBITDA (adjusted) grew to €37.7m. Ugo Salerno, Chairman and CEO of RINA, said: “2014 was an important year […]

Evergreen Line launches China-Surabaya service

In view of with the increasing market demand resulting from significant trade growth between China and the ASEAN countries, Evergreen Line is to partner with COSCO and China Shipping in launching a joint China-Surabaya Express (CSX) Service.  This is Evergreen’s latest initiative to enhance its service on the Intra-Asian trade. The CSX service will employ […]

Seafarer welfare organisations call for urgent action on migrants at sea

Three leading international seafarers’ welfare organisations, the International Christian Maritime Association (ICMA), the International Maritime Health Association (IMHA), and the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), are today (Thursday) calling on EU governments to recognise the key role of seafarers in the rescue of migrants at sea. They have sent a letter to all […]

Seagull Maritime launches Container Industry Competence Standard

Seagull Maritime is launching the shipping industry’s first Container Industry Competence Standard (CICS), a unique assessment and training system covering container vessel operations. The programme brings new consistency to competency onboard containerships, following a similar breakthrough from Seagull in the dry bulk sector last year, and earlier competence management system developments for the tanker industry. […]

London P&I Club underlines importance of proper enclosed space entry drills

The London P&I Club says a recent claims incident resulting in the deaths of two crew members onboard a bulk carrier loaded with coal underlines the importance of proper crew training and awareness in relation to the dangers associated with entry into harmful hold atmospheres. In the latest issue of its StopLoss Bulletin, the club […]

Security company’s warnings over Libya and Yemen

A cargo vessel owned by a Turkish company has been attacked recently by Libyan forces, possibly in international waters, while approaching the Derna Port in Libya. Derna is approximately 150km east of Tobruk and is currently under the control of ISIL militants. Although the vessel was apparently 13 nautical miles from Derna and in international […]

Sixteen students receive Howe Yoon Chong PSA Scholarship

Sixteen deserving students were awarded with the Howe Yoon Chong PSA Scholarship today (Thursday). Mr Fock Siew Wah, Group Chairman of PSA International (PSA), presented the award certificates to the students at a ceremony held in PSA Building in Singapore. The bond-free scholarships will pay for tuition and other compulsory fees in full, as well […]

Braemar Adjsuting appoints new Regional Managing Director, Europe and West Africa

The Board of Braemar Adjusting has announced the appointment of Ian McInroy (pictured) as Regional Managing Director of Europe & West Africa, with effect from 1st July 2015. It follows the decision by Geoff Thomas to step down in his current position as the London MD after five years. Mr Thomas will remain a Director […]