CLIA selects Mercy Ships as Charity of Choice

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has selected Mercy Ships as its Charity of Choice.  Through this partnership, CLIA will work with Mercy Ships to further endorse their initiatives to deliver healthcare to developing nations and make CLIA global members aware of the international non-profit’s mission and efforts. Mercy Ships operates floating hospitals that provide training […]

Private investors play a key role in European Ports

A high level delegation of private port terminals representatives and CEOs met with Commissioner Violeta Bulc today (Thursday) to discuss the key role of private investors in the modernisation and competiveness of European Ports FEPORT’s President, Gunther Bonz, explained that in many ports the amount of private investments is significant and often equals or exceeds […]

Cleaner air thanks to cleaner shipping

A study by the DCMR Rotterdam Environmental Protection Agency shows that the air in the western part of Rotterdam’s port area contains around 20% less SO² (sulphur dioxide) than in 2014. This improvement is the result of the cleaner fuel that shipping has been forced to use in the North Sea and when entering the […]

American Club managers announce new Global Business Development Director and other appointments

Shipowners Claims Bureau, which manages international P&I insurer the American Club, has recently announced new appointments and promotions at its offices in Greece, the United Kingdom and China. Dorothea Ioannou (pictured), Managing Director of SCB (Hellas), assumes the role of Global Business Development Director, the first woman in the American Club’s history to do so. […]

ISS drives forward in South America with CSAV

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) the marine, cargo and supply chain solutions provider, is driving forward in South America with newly completed operations in Argentina and Panama as the car carriers agent for Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV). As general and port agents for the car carriers division of CSAV Group, the largest shipping company […]

Time running out for many product tanker owners, warns Rivertrace Engineering

New regulations on the carriage of biofuels could limit the trading flexibility of product tankers from next January, according to Rivertrace Engineering, Managing Director, Mike Coomber. This is because oil discharge monitoring equipment onboard most existing vessels is not geared up to handle biofuels. From next January, Mr Coomber warns that vessels without up-to-date type-approved […]

London P&I Club maintains financial strength despite impact of large claims

The London P&I Club’s 2015 Annual Report highlights an unusual run of expensive claims in the 2014/15 policy year, with progress in other areas meaning that the free reserves stand at a healthy $157.4m. Ian Gooch (pictured), Chief Executive of the club’s management team, said: “During the course of the last policy year, the club […]

Inmarsat and ESA sign Public Private Partnership to explore the future of mobile satellite communications technologies

The European Space Agency (ESA) and Inmarsat, the provider of global mobile satellite communications, have signed a Public Private Partnership (PPP) agreement that will support the Inmarsat Communications Evolution (ICE) initiative, which aims to identify the new technologies necessary to create the next generation of space-enabled communications services. The initial funding of €4.2 million will […]