Republic Of China (Taiwan) makes donation to Piracy Survivor Family Fund

The Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) and the Taipei Representative Office in the EU and Belgium today (Wednesday) signed a Memorandum of Understanding, under which Taiwan will donate €30,000 to a Piracy Survivor Family Fund (PSFF), administered by MPHRP on behalf of the Contact Group for Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS). The […]

Cargotec publishes January to September results

Cargo handling solutions provider Cargotec has published its January to September results – showing its orders received have increased by a total of 11 per cent over the last nine months compared to the previous year. Other highlights included: – Sales grew 15 percent to EUR 2,753 (2,395) million; – Operating profit excluding restructuring costs was EUR 178.6 (77.8) […]

A safer bulk trade – DNV GL releases new guideline on cargo liquefaction

DNV GL has published a guideline for the design and operation of vessels with bulk cargo that may liquefy. The guideline aims to raise the awareness of the risks of liquefaction and describes mitigating actions to reduce these risks. Many common bulk cargoes, such as iron ore fines, nickel ore and various mineral concentrates, have […]

BMT SMART reveals Marbiss as its accredited sales and service patner

Specialist fleet and vessel performance company BMT SMART has announced that Korean-based Marbiss has become its accredited sales and service partner. The agreement will provide both organisations with the opportunity to enhance their proposition with key stakeholders including shipyards and ship owners. Jae-Moon Park, Managing Director of Marbiss said: “We are delighted to be partnering with BMT SMART.  […]

Acquisition of Imtech Marine by Pon and Parcom finalised

The acquisition of Imtech Marine by Pon Holdings and Parcom Capital has been finalised. The European Commission has approved the takeover of the maritime service provider. Imtech Marine will continue to operate independently and will, in the coming period, further focus on its growth ambitions. René ten Brinke, CEO of Imtech Marine said: “Now that […]

Mercury Marine donates engines for a Hydro-Ambulance in the Congo

Ambulatory services in Congo, Africa are now improved thanks to a donation by Mercury Marine. The global marine propulsion company recently donated two 60hp outboard engines that have been installed on a boat that will act as a hydro-ambulance, equipped to reach the most remote villages along the Congo River. The boat, which will be […]

Braemar welcomes new Senior Maritime Civil Engineer to its ranks

Braemar SA (incorporating The Salvage Association) has announced the appointment of Brian Armour as Senior Maritime Civil Engineer within its Ports & Harbours division. Brian will be based in the Singapore office and has many years’ experience in the design, analysis and construction of jetties and port structures in Australia and Asia.  He will focus […]