Vatican’s Maritime Bishop visits crew of Britannia

The Vatican Bishop charged with the pastoral care of seafarers visited the crew of the recently launched cruise ship Britannia on Friday, when it docked in Civitavecchia, near Rome. At the beginning of his visit Bishop Joseph Kalathiparambil, from Catholic charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS), presented Deputy Captain Hamish Sunter with the Apostleship of […]

Consilium opens new office in Norway

Marine fire alarm supplier Consilium has opened an office in Norway as part of its focus on fire alarms for the offshore industry. The new office is based in the city of Stavanger, which is a base for the Norwegian oil industry. It will initially be supported by Consilium’s offices in Oslo and Gothenburg. As operations in […]

EUKOR chooses Inmarsat and Intellian to enable high-speed connectivity across its fleet

Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services and Intellian, a  satellite communication antenna systems provider, have announced a significant deal with EUKOR Car Carriers. The deal will enable EUKOR, one of the world’s largest shipping companies specialising in the transportation of cars and other rolling cargo, to take advantage of the latest […]

Maritime crime incidents across Southeast Asia at highest level in years

Dryad Maritime, the UK-based maritime intelligence company, today released its third quarter trends and analysis of global maritime crime showing a stark rise of 38% of incidents across Southeast Asia, when figures are compared to the first nine months of 2014. The apparent impunity of maritime gangs operating in the region has led Dryad to […]

Global demand for cruise holidays surpasses 22 million passengers

Global demand for cruise holidays reached 22.04 million passengers in 2014, up 68% from 13.1 million passengers in 2004, according to a new study from Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the largest cruise industry trade association and the leading authority of the global cruise community. Since 2013, demand for cruise holidays grew 3.4%, from 21.3 […]

Andy Winbow joins ISWAN board of trustees

Andy Winbow, the recently retired Assistant Secretary-General and Director, Maritime Safety Division at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has joined the board of the International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) as a trustee. Mr Winbow said: “I am really pleased to join the board of ISWAN. It is an organisation that focuses on the […]

Lifeboat crews from 13 countries learn from exchange experience established by the IMRF

The fourth European lifeboat crew exchange attracted members from 13 countries – two more than last year – who shared experience on how to help reduce the numbers of people losing their lives in Europe’s waters. Set up by the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) and organised by the Search and Rescue (SAR) organisation KNRM […]

Crowley recognised with ASS award for drug and alcohol awareness programme

Marine solutions provider Crowley Maritime Corporation has been recognised with an award from maritime trade association American Maritime Safety (AMS). Crowley, based in Jacksonville, USA, was recognised this week for the company’s implementation of a drug and alcohol awareness programme for crew members that perform safety-sensitive functions on vessels calling at U.S. ports. The programme contains various non-industry standard […]

Global unions gather in Scotland for seminar on uniting workers across industrial sectors

A cross-sectoral global union training seminar was held in Grangemouth, Scotland last week on the industrial hubs programme, a joint initiative between the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and Brussels based global union federation IndustriALL. The programme is designed to bring together workers who are linked by the same geographical industrial hub – and part […]

MEPs’ 2016 climate deadline for IMO unrealistic, ship owners say

European ship owners noted  last Wednesday’s European Parliament resolution, which constitutes the mandate for the EP delegation to the Paris COP 21 meeting in December, and issued a warning call. MEPs have called for all Parties to work through the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to develop a global policy framework to enable an effective response, […]

Multimodal operator Ruscon outperforms rest of Russian market

Despite a significant general decline in the number of containers handled in Russian ports, multimodal operator Ruscon has seen its own numbers rise. Ruscon, a subsidiary of leading Russian container transport company GCS, handled 65,793 laden containers in the first half of 2015 compared with 58,754 in the same period last year, an 11% increase. […]

Bibby Ship Management welcomes new Deputy MD of India office

Bibby Ship Management has welcomed Sanjiv Wagh as Deputy Managing Director of its India offices. With over 30 years’ industry experience, Mr Wagh joins Bibby Ship Management from Kongsberg where he was General Sales Manager for Kongsberg Maritime India. During his time with Kongsberg, he occupied a number of roles covering research and development, ship […]