London P&I Club says digital cameras can provide vital evidence in defending claims

The London P&I Club has recommended that ship owners and operators keep a good-quality digital camera onboard their vessels as part of their attempts to collect and preserve evidence in the event of claims arising, particularly as a result of damage to fixed or floating objects. The club points out that experts need clear images […]

Korean Register wins new ‘K-Award’ at KORMARINE Conference 2015

The Korean Register (KR) has been selected as the very first recipient of the new ‘K-Award’ launched at the KORMARINE Conference 2015 in Korea. The KORMARINE Conference is part of KORMARINE, one of the world’s largest marine trade exhibitions. The ‘K-Award’ has been established expressly to honour and recognize organisations or individuals for their achievements […]

Sembcorp Marine sees 17 per cent drop in revenue since 2014, financial results reveal

Integrated marine and offshore engineering solutions company Sembcorp Marine has published its January to September results showing that its total revenue, which totalled $3.6billion, is a 17 % decrease from last year, due to lower revenue recognition for rig building projects and ship repair. For the nine months to September 2015, gross profit declined 19% year-on-year […]

New CNITA Chart Committee Chair elected

Nautisk Global Head of Sales Peter J Pran has been elected Chair of the CNITA (Chart and Nautical Instrument Trade Association) Chart Committee. Established in 1918, CNITA comprises members from the world’s leading navigational chart distributors and provides an international forum for companies who supply, manufacture and maintain nautical charts, publications, instruments and magnetic compasses. […]

Re-certification audit of RS QMS is successfully completed

The Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS QMS) has been issued with the Certificate of Registration after compliance with ISO 9001:2008 and IACS QSCS (Quality System Certification Scheme) requirements were confirmed following an audit that was conducted this year.  Confirmed compliance of the classification society quality management system with IACS QSCS is one of the conditions of membership in the International […]

Wärtsilä says sales and profitability developing according to plan

Wärtsilä has published its interim report from January to September which show a 6% increase in net sales to €3,439million and a stable order intake at €3,562 million. The operating result before non-recurring items was €397 million, or 11.5% of net sales and the order book at the end of the period increased 9% to […]

Towage strike at Greek ports and terminals

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of a towage strike in Greece today and tomorrow (22nd-23rd October) which will affect vessel movements at all Greek ports and terminals. The action has been announced by the Crew Union of Towage Companies in Greece and will consist of daily four-hour stoppages from 0600-10:00 local time. The Crew […]