29th IAPH World Ports Conference: Hamburg Port Authority extremely satisfied

More than 900 guests spent five days in the Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) discussing the future of international ports and intelligent schemes. The impulses came, not just from the port industry, but from the worlds of air transport, futurology, politics and science. Olaf Merk, for instance, Administrator Ports and Shipping at the OECD’s International Transport […]

Udo Fox elected IMRF Chairman

Captain Udo Fox, Executive Director of the German Maritime Rescue Service (DGzRS), has been appointed the new Chairman of the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) succeeding Michael Vlasto who had held the post for eight years. Captain Udo was elected by the IMRF’s trustees at the quadrennial meeting of the Federation held at the end […]

Swire Shipping and Rickmers-Linie form strategic partnership in India and Middle East

Swire Shipping and Rickmers-Linie have announced the launch of a connecting carrier partnership. Under the partnership, Swire Shipping will be able to connect its breakbulk and project cargoes in India and the Middle East, through Rickmers-Linie’s Middle East and India Service, to its network in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, via Singapore. The […]

Thome supports maritime information sharing exercise

The Information Fusion Centre from the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has expressed its appreciation for Thome’s hospitality after the company hosted a visit by 15 Navy and Coastguard delegates from eight nations as part of the regional maritime information sharing exercise programme for Exercise Bell Buoy. The delegates discussed and shared current security practices […]

Baltic resolves issues posed by capesize vessel change

Changes in the capesize fleet profile have led the Baltic Exchange to announce that it will cease panel based reporting of its 172,000dwt 4 Timecharter Average (172 4TC) data from 31st July 2015 and instead provide data derived from its assessments of the more commonly traded 180,000dwt type capesize vessel. The move follows a decline […]

Inmarsat appoints Globecomm as Value Added Reseller for Maritime Global Xpress Services

Inmarsat, the provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has signed an agreement with Globecomm, appointing the specialised managed satellite services provider as a Value Added Reseller (VAR) for Global Xpress (GX), serving the Maritime market globally. The agreement completes Globecomm’s Global Xpress offering, having previously been appointed as a GX VAR for the Enterprise […]

Miko Marine expands into Asia and opens new subsidiary in Singapore

Miko Marine Asia has opened a new office in Lokyang, Singapore from where Spencer Go will be spearheading the sale of Miko products and services throughout Asia. Mr Go will be supported by Indonesia-based naval architect Per Johansson who is an established member of the Miko team and is well-known in the region for his […]