Liberian Registry appoints new General Manager for London

The Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry, has appointed Kostas Ladas as general manager of its London office. Kostas Ladas joins LISCR from London-based ship and insurance broker and agent Victoria Steamship Co, where he was Vessel Operations Manager. Prior to that, he spent over 25 years […]

Gibdock secures breakthrough exhaust scrubber project

Gibdock has secured a breakthrough exhaust gas scrubber retrofit project covering five vessels operated by shipmanagement major Norbulk Shipping and owned by global shipping group Vroon. The contract represents a sizeable debut in specialised EGS work. With all five ships also undergoing special survey drydocking, the job is the Gibraltar yard’s largest single assignment in […]

Who made the cut at SOHAR Golf Together?

Over 50 staff and guests from SOHAR Port and Freezone hit the golf course in Muscat last weekend, as part of the SOHAR Golf Together 2015 event. The Golf Together day, now in its second year, took place at Ghala Golf Club. The event is a networking opportunity for staff, senior managers of Port and […]

UK P&I Club advises on actions ship owners can take in the event of stowaways

Stowaways onboard ships can often be a cause of significant costs for ship owners. “With the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean and the media attention this continues to receive, it is often easy to forget that the problem of stowaways is still a very real problem for shipowners. The majority of these stowaways are finding […]

NUTEP terminal project to bring first 10,000 TEU vessels into the Black Sea

The construction of a deepwater berth at the NUTEP terminal in the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk will allow Russia to offer regular year-round ice-free calls for vessels up to 10,000 TEU for the first time. NUTEP, a subsidiary of DeloPorts and sister company to multimodal transport specialist Ruscon, is already the largest container terminal […]

Indian Register of Shipping releases new software for Common Structural Rules

IRClass has announced the release of new technical software, IR-CSR, for verification and compliance of oil tankers and bulk carriers against recently mandated Common Structural Rules (CSR) by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). The CSR applies to all relevant vessels contracted for construction on or after 1st July 2015. The IR-CSR software has […]

ClassNK wins IBJ IT Solution Award for 3D modelling software

The International Bulk Journal (IBJ) IT Solutions Award was received by ClassNK for its 3D modelling software ClassNK-PEERLESS. The IBJ Awards that are held annually salutes companies and individuals for their contributions to the bulk cargo sector and wider maritime industry. The Awards’ independent panel of judges selected ClassNK-PEERLESS from a number of nominations for the […]