Transas focuses its brand on maritime business

Transas Group is announcing changes in its brand positioning. Taking into account the strong success of Transas and its brand awareness in the maritime IT market, dominating position in several key segments of this market, Transas shareholders made the decision to focus the Transas brand on the maritime business only. Brand focusing as well as […]

Seafast receives Queen’s Award for International Trade

Seafast Logistics, part of the UK-based Seafast Group, celebrated the presentation of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, with a reception for customers and staff at Kesgrave Hall in Suffolk, UK on Monday. The Queen’s Awards scheme is regarded as the most prestigious business awards in the country and recognises UK businesses leading the way in […]

KVH’s NEWSlink team now producing 100 different newspaper titles

KVH Media Group, part of KVH Industries, has launched “Philippine Business,” the 100th unique newspaper title produced under the NEWSlink brand. The new title joins NEWSlink’s roster of high-quality daily and weekly newspaper digests, which are currently enjoyed by seafarers and cruise guests on more than 8,500 vessels around the world. Produced for the multinational […]

ITF comments on election of new IMO Secretary-General

Commenting on the election of Lim Ki-Tack as the next president of the IMO (International Maritime Organization), Paddy Crumlin, President of the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation), said: “We congratulate Lim Ki-Tack on his election, and offer our best wishes to the outgoing Secretary-General, Koji Sekimizu. “The job of Secretary-General is a profoundly important one, […]

MSC Geneva enters service after successful widening

After a successful sea trial, the ship of German ship manager Reederei NSB has reentered liner service for MSC, sailing between China and South America. The MSC Geneva is the first of three NSB ships that has been converted under the widening project. The conversion will enhance the competitive edge of panmax container freighters, increase […]

Crowley Maritime strengthens relationship with US Navy

Crowley Maritime’s global shipmanagement group recently completed the successful turnover of the Military Sealift Command’s T-AGOS/T-AGM fleet and is now responsible for the operation and maintenance of the organisation’s five T-AGOS vessels — USNS Victorious,  USNS Able; USNS Effective, USNS Loyal and USNS Impeccable  and one T-AGM ocean surveillance ship, the USNS Invincible. The turnover […]

ATPI Group announces new specialist brand for the shipping and energy sector

Following the acquisition of international travel company Griffin in November last year, global travel management and events business the ATPI Group has unveiled details of a new brand dedicated to the shipping, offshore and energy sectors, ATPI Griffinstone. The new brand combines the expertise and strengths of both ATP Instone and Griffin Travel and follows […]

DNV GL launches external hearing of new rule set

Today more than 800 customers and stakeholders will receive the new DNV GL rules, as part of an extensive external hearing process before their publication and entry into force. The rules are the signature of the classification society, forming the basis of the organisation and playing an essential role in DNV GL’s work to make […]

MAJ welcomes new IMO Secretary-General

The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) has welcomed the appointment of Ki-tack Lim of the Republic of Korea as the incoming Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organisation. Jamaica has been a Category C member of the IMO Council since 2007 and its Director General, Rear Admiral Peter Brady (pictured), chaired the IMO’s Standards of Training […]

World ECDIS Day

This year, for the first time ever, World ECDIS Day will be held in Hamburg bringing together more than 300 stakeholders who have played or are playing an important role in the history of marine electronic navigation. The goal of this non-profit initiative, taking place on 16th September, is to get-together individuals engaged in the […]

Esben Poulsson appointed as new SSA President

Esben Poulsson has been appointed as the new President of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) after the newly elected SSA Council (2015/2017) was voted into place at the Association’s Annual General Meeting yesterday (Tuesday). The new Council elected him as successor to the outgoing SSA President Patrick Phoon. Paying tribute to the work of the […]