IMO Secretary-General candidate presents his vision

Vitaly Klyuev, the official Russian candidate for the IMO Secretary-General post, has held a presentation on the current IMO issues and his vision of the organisation development. The presentation took place in Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands today (Tuesday) and the meeting was attended by the IMO Member States representatives responsible for Port State Control. Mr Klyuev […]

GMS launches new website

The world’s largest buyer of ships, GMS, has launched a new and improved website to provide a better user experience for visitors to its web pages. Enhancements include links to the GMS twitter and Facebook accounts plus a regular blog that includes articles, events and news affecting the ship recycling industry. An ‘In the News’ […]

LISW15 welcomes new UK Minister for Shipping and Ports

Interest in London International Shipping Week 2015 (LISW15) is starting to build strongly following confirmation that the new UK Minister for Shipping and Ports, Robert Goodwill, MP for Scarborough and Whitby, is looking forward to his Maritime portfolio and in particular LISW15. Jeremy Penn, Chairman of the LISW Steering Group and also Chief Executive at […]

Irish Shipping volumes up 6% during Q1 2015

Shipping and port activity in the Republic of Ireland rose by 6% in the first quarter of 2015 when compared to the corresponding period of 2014, according to the latest quarterly iShip Index* published today by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO). The latest analysis also indicates that all five of the principal freight segments […]

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Singapore) partners with IMarEST

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement is the latest company to partner with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) by signing up a number of employees to join the Institute. With a programme aimed to support the professionalism, dedication, enthusiasm and responsiveness of global marine professionals, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Singapore) will enjoy year round benefits […]

New Polar Code fails to protect Antarctic waters, says Coalition

The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition has voiced its disappointment over the lack of any significant new provisions in Part II of the Polar Code that would adequately protect the Antarctic environment from shipping. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted Part II of the Polar Code concerning pollution prevention last week. Part II of the […]

Polar Code environmental provisions adopted

Ships trading in the Polar Regions will have to comply with strict safety and environmental provisions specific to the harsh conditions in the Arctic and Antarctic, following the adoption of the environmental part of the International Code for ships operating in polar waters (Polar Code) and associated MARPOL amendments to make the Code mandatory by […]

ICTSI Laguna dry port expands facilities

International Container Terminal Services’ dry port unit, Laguna Gateway Inland Container Terminal, recently broke ground to start the expansion of new facilities which include extended and dedicated storage areas for loaded and empty containers, a runway for rubber tired gantries (RTG), container care facilities, weigh bridges at the gates and an upgraded access road, as […]

Solid first annual results for DNV GL

2014 was the first full financial year of the DNV GL Group following the merger between DNV and GL and the group has announced ‘solid’ results. “While both managing the ambitious merger and maintaining a full focus on providing premium service to our customers, we also increased our revenues by 10%, achieving an operating revenue […]

Mersey Maritime signs MoU with LJMU

Mersey Maritime and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) have signed a ground-breaking Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will further enhance the close partnership between the two organisations to benefit the maritime sector as a whole. The MoU will formalise a strategic agreement with the aim of sharing the knowledge and experience of both private and […]