ABB at Nor-Shipping: Flexibility key to future success in shipping

Heikki Soljama, Managing Director for ABB’s marine and ports business, spoke about the crucial role of technology as the enabler of future success in shipping at the opening conference of Nor-Shipping. “Over the last decade, volatile global economy and fuel prices have transformed shipping from CAPEX-intensive to voyage cost intensive; flexibility is now key to […]

Videotel produces 500th Computer-based Training Course

Videotel, the international provider of e-Learning maritime training solutions and a company of KVH Industries, has launched its 500th computer-based training (CBT) e-Learning course. The company says this milestone confirms it as the number one provider of e-Learning CBTs to the maritime, offshore, and ports & pilotage sectors, among others. Videotel’s latest course, entitled “The […]

Winners announced for three Nor-Shipping 2015 Awards

Nor-Shipping announced today (Tuesday) the winners for the 2015 Nor-Shipping Awards. The awards recognise achievements in three areas – energy efficiency, innovative ship design and young entrepreneurship. His Majesty King Harald V of Norway presented the awards at the Opening Conference. The Energy Efficiency Award goes to Harvest Frost, the first of three vessels designed […]

Maritime search and rescue nations should help beyond their own shores – says charity

Maritime search and rescue services should be less localised in their approach to saving lives at sea and look beyond their own shores in an effort to prevent drowning, according to search and rescue charity MOAS, the Migrant Offshore Aid Station. Speaking at the International Maritime Rescue Federation’s (IMRF) World Maritime Rescue Congress (WMRC), MOAS […]

DNV GL Award for Young Professionals: Towards safer, smarter and greener shipping

DNV GL rewarded three engineers for their scientific research at Nor-Shipping and presented them with the DNV GL Award for Young Professionals. This year’s theme was finding innovative ideas for increasing safety, efficiency and sustainability in the maritime industry. As well as seeking out the best new research, the award aims to support young professionals […]

ECSA and ETF share common vision on social-related issues of the Commission’s Mid-Term Maritime Strategy Review

The European Social Partners for Maritime Transport – the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) – have presented a joint position paper on the Commission’s Mid-Term Maritime Strategy Review. Pia Voss, spokeswoman for ECSA said: “I am particularly pleased that the social partners have managed to express a common […]

PPG appoints Richard Holliday to lead its hydrocarbon passive fire protection business

PPG Protective & Marine Coatings (PMC) has appointed Richard Holliday (pictured) as Global Director – Hydrocarbon PFP (HC-PFP) succeeding Paul Greigger who has retired after 36 years of service. Mr Holliday, a Mechanical and Offshore Engineer by training, has been in the oil, gas and petrochemical fire protection industry for a significant portion of his […]

Crowley selected to manage four Jones Act ships for the Pasha Group

Crowley Maritime’s global shipmanagement group has been awarded a new contract with Sunrise Operations, a subsidiary of The Pasha Group, of San Rafael, California, for the operation, crewing and maintenance of four Jones Act ships operating between the US West Coast and Hawaii. The news follows the recent announcement that Pasha Hawaii, a wholly owned […]

New honours for ship suppliers

The President of the Panamanian Association of Ship Suppliers (PASS), Vikash Deepak, has been elected as President of the Panama Chamber of Shipping. Mr Deepak (pictured), who is CEO and President of Mercansa, was previously Vice President of the Chamber. Following his appointment, he said: “I am happy to report that I have been elected […]