Cardinal Vincent Nichols pays tribute to seafarers

As the maritime community prepares to celebrate Day of the Seafarer on Thursday (25th June), head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales Cardinal Vincent Nichols has paid tribute to seafarers and seafarer support groups. Cardinal Nichols made the comments during a visit to Tilbury Port last week organised by seafarers’ welfare organisation Apostleship […]

E.R. Offshore strengthens its position in Brazil with EBN licence

E.R. Offshore’s Brazilian sister company is now registered as an independent shipmanagement firm under Brazilian law. E.R. Offshore Navegação Ltda. is recognised as an Empresa Brasileira de Navegação (EBN), strengthening the specialist shipmanagement company’s position in the important Brazilian offshore market. Now that it has established its own Brazilian shipping company, E.R. Offshore will be […]

SOHAR Port and Freezone kicks off annual football tournament

SOHAR Port and Freezone officially kicked off its annual football tournament, last night (Monday). SOHAR Port CEO, Andre Toet was on hand to welcome players to their first game and a mammoth 32 teams, including defending champions, OICT, who won last year’s competition, have signed up to take part. The tournament will see SOHAR’s tenants […]

New logistics park creates 2,000 new jobs at Port of Gothenburg

A new logistics park is emerging directly beside the Port of Gothenburg. One million square metres in size, the park is expected to generate more than 2,000 jobs. There has for a long time been a shortage of land for logistics and distribution close to the Port of Gothenburg. To address this need, a one […]

Hill Dickinson holds 7th Annual UK Ports Conference

Today (Tuesday) international law firm Hill Dickinson LLP will be holding  its UK Ports Conference focusing on ‘The Future of UK Ports: changing regulation, shipping trend updates and new opportunities in the supply chain’. The 7th Annual UK Ports Conference will allow senior representatives from across the ports, shipping and maritime sector to network and […]

Seagull Maritime addresses PSC enclosed spaces campaign

Seagull Maritime has launched a new onboard training course covering Enclosed Space Entry in ships, at a time when the issue is being brought into sharp focus by industry regulators. A committee meeting of the Ports Memorandum on Port State Control (Paris MOU) in May unveiled plans for a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Crew […]

RINA launches open-sea crane standards

Italian classification society RINA has launched new standards for cranes which will be used for transhipment of bulk cargoes at sea and has completely revised and rebased its rules for offshore cranes used in offshore construction, service and demolition. Under the new rules for lifting appliances, RINA has split the requirements for specific crane types […]

CruiseBritain announces new Chair

CruiseBritain, the destination association of British ports and services, has announced the appointment of a new Chair. Angie Redhead, Cruise & Operations Manager at Liverpool Cruise Terminal, has taken office for a three-year tenure. Outgoing Chair Daren Taylor said: “CruiseBritain is a thriving organisation that works to raise the profile of Britain as a cruise […]

MAST and WESMAR to deliver comprehensive and cutting edge security technology

A new partnership between leading maritime security company MAST and cutting edge marine sonar systems provider WESMAR has been established to protect super yachts and the maritime industry from security risks. Phil Cable, CEO of MAST, said: “Global threats to assets and personnel operating in the maritime environment are complex and continually evolving. While obstacle […]

Lifting of travel restrictions welcomed by Mombasa port businesses

The decision yesterday (Monday) by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to lift its advisory that travel to Mombasa should only be ‘essential’ has been welcomed by local businesses, especially those in the port community. Mohammed Muses, Managing Director of All Supply Mombasa Shipchandlers , says the decision by the UK and other governments […]