Burgess Marine acquires Small & Co Marine Engineering in Lowestoft

Britain’s largest independent ship repairer, Burgess Marine, has today (Tuesday) completed the acquisition of Small & Co Marine Engineering in Lowestoft. The business operates a 76.5m x 14.5m dry dock and a 70m layby berth strategically located on the East Anglian coast in the ABP owned and operated Port of Lowestoft. This transaction represents the […]

Shipping should not be treated like an OECD economy, says ICS

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), representing ship operators worldwide, has commented on the suggestion of a carbon charge for shipping made by the International Transport Forum, a think-tank affiliated to the OECD. ICS questions why international shipping should accept a carbon price of $25 per tonne of CO2, as proposed by the ITF. This […]

Bibby Ship Management completes Global Management Programme

Bibby Ship Management says it has successfully completed its second Global Management Programme which has helped to develop the management skills of all its management team across its global offices. According to Nicola Quayle, Head of Group HR, at Bibby Ship Management, the Global Management Programme 2015 was designed to benefit all levels across management. […]

Ireland as a global hub for asset leading is examined in report

Ireland’s strength as a global hub for asset leasing has been examined by tax advisors KPMG and legal firm Dillon Eustace in a recent report commissioned by the Irish Maritime Development Office. The report looks at Ireland’s advantages as a location for maritime commerce and how the rules and regulations, which have supported the development […]

Scandinavian Bunkering appoints Erik Vinde as Managing Director

Scandinavian Bunkering has appointed Erik Vinde (pictured) as Managing Director of Scandinavian Bunkering. Mr Vinde joined Scandinavian Bunkering in 2006 and prior to his promotion he  held the position of COO of the company. Commenting on his promotion , Mr Vinde said: “I am proud to be apart of Scandinavian Bunkering as Managing Director. “I […]

Simplification of port regulation proposal justifies re-inclusion of all services

Members of the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) of the European Parliament are considering substantial simplifications to the Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on market access to port services and financial transparency of ports. Based on amendments introduced by Rapporteur Knut Fleckenstein (S&D), procedures for limitation and selection of port service providers are notably […]

Dumping of wastes at sea – regular meeting opens

Parties to the treaties which regulate the dumping of wastes at sea are meeting at IMO Headquarters this week (12th-16th October). The meeting is expected to agree updated guidelines for the application of the de minimis (exempt) concept when it comes to radioactive wastes, to include recognition of effects of radiation on marine fauna and […]

PSA lays foundation stone for new container terminal in Mumbai

Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PSA Bharat Investments (a subsidiary of PSA International) celebrated the laying of the foundation stone today to mark an important chapter in the development of the fourth container terminal in Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JN Port), India. The ceremony was graced by The Honourable Shri Narendra […]