NAPA to streamline compliance with new Class Society design rules

NAPA, the global provider of maritime software, services and data analysis, has announced the release of new tools and interfaces with class society software to streamline ship design compliance with Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (formerly known as “harmonised CSR”) from the International Association of Classification Societies. Updates to 3D structural […]

BMT appoints Sir John Hood as Chairman

BMT Group, the international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced the appointment of Sir John Hood (pictured) as Chairman of BMT Group Ltd with effect from 1st October 2015, following the retirement of Dr Neil Cross at the end of BMT’s financial year on 30th September. Sir John Hood is a non-executive […]

Oranjewerf Ship Repair becomes Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf

Oranjewerf Ship Repair, which joined Damen Shipyards Group in 1989, will officially change its name from today (Wednesday) to Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf. This name change will be the final step of integration for the yard into Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, part of the Damen Shipyards Group. This will enable Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf to continue to […]

Moore Stephens says shipping confidence equals seven-year low

Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry fell during the three months to May 2015 to a level equal to the lowest rating recorded in the past seven years, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens. Respondents complained predominantly about low freight rates and overtonnaging, while some […]

Seafarers Awareness Week highlights career opportunities

Opportunities to Work at Sea was the theme for Seafarers Awareness Week, co-ordinated by Seafarers UK last week to raise awareness of our dependence on seafarers and to highlight the career possibilities the maritime world offers to young people. The week involved eight strategic partners, plus more than 100 maritime industry associations, employers, training providers […]

Ki-tack Lim elected as IMO Secretary-General

Ki-tack Lim (Republic of Korea) has been elected as the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), with effect from 1st January 2016, for an initial term of four years. The vote took place during the 114th session of the 40-Member strong IMO Council, which is meeting from 29th June to 3rd July 2015.  The […]

InterManager welcomes appointment of new IMO Secretary-General

InterManager, the international trade association for in-house and third party ship managers, has welcomed the appointment of Ki-tack Lim of the Republic of Korea as the incoming Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organisation. Speaking minutes after the announcement was made at a special vote at the UN body’s London headquarters, Kuba Szymanski (pictured), InterManager Secretary […]