Videotel expands its e-Learning offering

Videotel, the provider of e-Learning maritime training solutions and a company of KVH Industries, has launched its latest Videotel on Demand (VOD) release, which includes a total of 59 e-Learning courses – 37 new, 22 updated – designed for the needs of today’s seafarers. Simultaneously, the new print edition of Videotel’s training catalogue, STCW Maritime […]

DP World London Gateway encourages community to go green during global campaign

Members of the DP World London Gateway Port and Logistics Park team passed on environmental wisdom as part of a campaign aimed at demonstrating the positive impact ports can have on the environment around them. The week-long Global Go Green campaign, held last month, saw the world’s leading port terminal operators – including DP World […]

IMO Secretary-General welcomes UN Security Council resolution on migrant smuggling

IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has welcomed the adoption by the United Nations Security Council of a UN Security Council resolution which authorises Member States to intercept vessels suspected of migrant smuggling off the Libyan coast. “I welcome the United Nations Security Council’s clear affirmation of the necessity to put an end to the recent proliferation […]

PALFINGER NED-DECK wins order for 12 newly designed davits for the Royal Malaysian Navy

Manufacturer of launch and recovery system PALFINGER NED-DECK has announced confirmation of a prestigious order from Boustead Naval Shipyard for the Malaysian Navy. The order is to deliver 12 aluminum davits within the next ten years with a total order value of few million dollars for six Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) which will be built in Lumut, […]

Black market refrigerants pose major shipping risk

Disposable cylinders represent a significant risk to port workers and support a black market in counterfeit refrigerants, according to Svenn Jacobsen, Technical Product Manager, Refrigeration, Wilhelmsen Ships Service. In 2011, several refrigerated, reefer containers exploded, killing three port workers and while there has been no further tragedies since then, counterfeit refrigerants remain  in circulation and […]

Singapore sets high standards for maritime safety

Search and rescue exponents from across Asia heard about Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) safety success at an event supported by the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF). Andrew Tan, Chief Executive of the Port Authority, told delegates that their incident rate for last year was one of the lowest ever, with 0.005 incidents per […]

Singapore Maritime Foundation’s David Chin to receive Pioneer Generation Award this month

David Chin, Executive Director of the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF) will be honoured with the Pioneer Generation Award at the upcoming Lloyd’s List Asia Awards 2015, in Singapore on Wednesday 28th October. David Chin, whose service to Singapore’s maritime sectors spans 53 years, is currently spearheading the aims and objectives of the SMF which include […]

Inspectors meet in Panama to strengthen frontline of the ITF

Over 100 inspectors working for the International Transport Workers’ Federation gathered in Panama this week for the ITF worldwide inspectors’ seminar (WWIS) The entire inspectorate network, made up of 118 inspectors, is brought together every three years to develop new skills and plan for the delivery of ITF objectives. Inspectors are union officials working in ports all […]