IBIA teams up with Petrospot for annual conventions

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has signed a three-year partnership with UK event organiser and publisher Petrospot to run its annual conventions. The first convention takes place in Cancun, Mexico from 2nd-6th November 2015 and will look at opportunities centred around the Gulf of Mexico. The convention will not only cover regional bunkering issues, […]

DNV GL and Jotun cooperate on hull performance

DNV GL and the Norwegian paint manufacturer Jotun signed a cooperation agreement to work on improving hull performance at Nor-Shipping today (Wednesday). The project will bring together two performance management services, Jotun’s Hull Performance Solution and DNV GL’s ECO Insight solution, to collect and analyse data on hull degradation. This will enable customers to cut […]

Unsafe mixed migration and passenger ship safety feature in MSC opening address

Passenger ship safety and unsafe mixed migration by sea were highlighted by IMO Secretary-General Sekimizu as two key areas of work as he opened the 95th session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), which meets 3rd-12th June. A special session of the MSC will be held on Tuesday 9th June, on unsafe mixed migration by […]

Ecolock wins QinetiQ 2014 Maritime Innovation Award

The 2014 Maritime Innovation Award – given jointly by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and technology-based services and solutions provider QinetiQ – has been presented to Subsea Industries for the product Ecolock. Now in its second year, the award recognises outstanding scientific or technological research in hydrodynamics, propulsion, structures and material which offers […]

Maritime and Oil & Gas engineers to get professional development boost

Matchtech and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) have  announced a partnership to support the professional development of engineers working in the maritime and oil and gas sectors. The partnership will see Matchtech’s registered users able to gain a 12-month membership to the IMarEST and enables them to work towards a professional […]

Dubai launches Maritime Advisory Council to strengthen position as global shipping leader

Dubai has launched an ambitious initiative to engage more closely with maritime businesses as it looks to consolidate its position as one of the world’s foremost shipping centres. The newly created Maritime Advisory Council (MAC), led by the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), will now foster collaboration and coordination between industry stakeholders from both the […]

Eli Vassenden awarded the WISTA LeaderShip Award 2015

Eli Vassenden, COO Ship Management in Grieg Star, has been awarded the WISTA LeaderShip Award 2015 by WISTA Norway as recognition of her contribution the maritime industry, her competency and leadership skills within the traditionally male dominated role of COO. The award was handed out at Nor-Shipping’s Opening Conference yesterday (Tuesday). ”Eli Vassenden has lived […]

New BIMCO President set to focus on commercial realities for shipping

BIMCO has announced that Philippe Louis-Dreyfus, of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs, will be its new President for the next two years. In his accession speech at BIMCO’s AGM in Edinburgh, Mr Louis-Dreyfus described BIMCO as “the global association that should be closest to the commercial realities of shipping business.” Leadership and practical support for shipping businesses […]

Weathering the storm through lower manning costs

Blue Ocean Marine & Offshore Solutions (BOMOS) has announced its new strategy to focus much stronger on cost reductions as shipping and offshore companies continue their fight for survival in the challenging market conditions. “Current financial realities are calling for some tough decisions and there is an increasing demand to improve operating margins. There is […]

Crowley vessels honoured with Jones F Devlin Awards

A total of 88 Crowley Maritime Corporation vessels received the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA)’s annual Jones F Devlin Award in recognition of their outstanding safety records, during a luncheon held last week in New Orleans. Each year, the CSA honors manned merchant vessels that have operated for two or more years without incurring […]

ICS launches Annual Review 2015

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its latest Annual Review of maritime policy developments in advance of its Annual General Meeting and to coincide with this week’s meeting of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee. Key issues covered in this year’s ICS Annual Review include the impact of the rescue at sea crisis in […]