Mersey Maritime CEO retires

Jim Teasdale, CEO of Mersey Maritime, has announced his retirement after 11 year at the helm of the industry representative body. His last day in the role will be tomorrow (Wednesday 30th September 2015). Jim was a founder director of the Birkenhead based not-for-profit organisation, set up in 2003 to represent the interests of the […]

New IACS chairman holds series of meetings with maritime industry stakeholders

ABS President and CEO Christopher Wiernicki has taken part in a series of meetings with maritime industry stakeholders in his capacity as chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). Together with IACS Secretary-General Robert Ashdown, Mr Wiernicki also hosted a press conference at which he laid out the organisation’s work programme for the coming year. Wiernicki […]

Maersk Line places vote of confidence in BSM

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement has announced that it will be taking over the full management of six container vessels on behalf of Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company. Currently managed in-house by Maersk, the six vessels ranging in size from 2,500 to 11,000 TEU will be managed over the next five years from BSM’s […]

US Coast Guard revises policy on extensions for the installation of Ballast Water Treatment Systems

The US Coast Guard has issued a revised Policy Letter 13-01 to provide updated guidance to vessel owners and operators regarding Ballast Water Management methods. The Policy Letter streamlines the application process for vessel owners and operators to obtain extended compliance dates for implementing BWM methods, principally the installation of treatment systems. Notable updates include […]

Baltic Exchange delivers large interim dividend to shareholders

The Baltic Exchange has revealed to its shareholders that it will be paying a large interim dividend of £20 per share. A total of £9.7 million will be distributed to the company’s 380 shareholders. In a letter to shareholders, Chairman Guy Campbell cites the stable financial position and dividend performance of the company as the main […]

GloMEEP project for a low-carbon maritime future formally launched in Singapore

The Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships Project (GloMEEP), which aims to support increased uptake and implementation of energy-efficiency measures for shipping, was formally launched on yesterday (Monday) in Singapore, at the IMO-Singapore Future-Ready Shipping 2015 conference. This Global Environment Facility (GEF)/United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/IMO project, formally designated “Transforming the Global Maritime Transport Industry towards […]

Port of Felixstowe takes delivery of more cranes

Three new ship-to-shore gantry cranes have been delivered to the Port of Felixstowe, the Port of Britain. Built by ZPMC in Shanghai, the new cranes will be operated on the port’s Berth 8 and 9 which are currently being extended to increase the port’s ability to handle the latest ultra-large container ships. The cranes are […]

Internet on ships are key to recruiting and retaining seafarers, IMO symposium told

Easy access to the internet onboard ships is a key requirement if young people are to be attracted into the seafaring profession and shipping needs to be more visible in the public eye – according to speakers who addressed an IMO symposium on maritime education and training, held on World Maritime Day last week. The IMO […]

SSA’s massive 30th anniversary celebration graced by Deputy Prime Minister

Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) commemorated its 30th Anniversary yesterday (Monday) at the Sands Grand Ballroom, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, with a mass birthday celebration involving over 2,100 guests cutting 210 birthday cakes simultaneously. Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs was […]

Khalifa Port Container Terminal named third fastest growing port worldwide

Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), managed and operated by Abu Dhabi Terminals, has been rated as being among one of the fastest growing container ports in the world. These recognitions have been established within three years of operation and come closely on the heels of the scale and expansion of KPCT. The Top 120 World […]

DP World employees give views on company in engagement survey

Staff at DP World, a company that owns ports around the world, revealed staff views on the company’s greatest strengths and provided feedback on areas to improve in the business’ employee engagement survey. Following the success of the ‘My World Global Employee Engagement Survey’ in 2008, 2011 and 2013, DP World once again enlisted global […]