LISW Director honoured with award

Sean Moloney, SMI Editorial Director and Director and Co-owner of Shipping Innovation – the driving force behind London International Shipping Week – has been honoured with an award from the Shipping Professional Network London. The presentation was made during SPNL’s recent networking event, hosted and sponsored by Mazars, with Claudio Chiste handing Mr Moloney a […]

Caterpillar Marine announces first comprehensive diesel electric

Caterpillar Marine will supply complete propulsion packages for two lifeboats under construction at Jiangsu Dajing Heavy Industry in China. Two identical diesel-electric systems comprising four Cat Propulsion MTA-523 1500kW azimuth thrusters driven by electric motors and soft starters as well as eight Cat C32 generator sets will be delivered for each vessel. Wang Xiaohua, Caterpillar […]

Niels Smedegaard takes ECSA helm

Niels Smedegaard, President and CEO of DFDS, has been elected as the new President of the European Community Shipowners’ Associations, with Panagiotis Laskaridis, founder and CEO of Laskaridis Shipping, as Vice-President. Mr Smedegaard, whose term starts in January 2016, replaces Thomas Rehder who has been at the helm of ECSA since December 2013. “Building on […]

DNV GL launches first standard for classification of offshore gangways

DNVGL-ST-0358 will contribute in documenting and securing safe operational performance of offshore gangway solutions and contribute to predictability and transparency within the industry.  Offshore gangways are used as a bridge between two vessels or between a fixed object and a floating installation to transfer people, cargo or equipment. For offshore operations, offshore gangways provide a […]

Caledonian MacBrayne becomes first UK ship operator to fit automatic escape slides

Scottish ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne has become the first in the UK to fit the latest automatic escape slides from SurvitecZodiac. Purchased on their behalf by Caledonian Maritime Assets, the Autolaunch slides offer greater passenger safety by needing no crew input for their preparation and deployment and can be activated simply by pressing a button […]

Over half of internationally trading fleet now living with ECDIS

Over half of ships trading internationally are living with ECDIS, according to the latest figures published by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO). Of an estimated 41,500 internationally trading ships around the world, 24,300 or 58% are now using an ENC (Electronic Navigational Chart) service on ECDIS as a result of the SOLAS-mandated carriage of […]

Abu Dhabi’s container port ready for next phase of expansion

Port operator Abu Dhabi Terminals has announced that Khalifa Port Container Terminal is ready for the next phase of expansion and that new equipment will be added in 2016 and 2017 to keep up with demand for services. Abu Dhabi’s main container port is currently on 78% of its handling capacity and the next two […]

Cruise Lines International Association launches inaugural 2016 Summit at Sea

As part of ongoing enhancements to their Executive Partner Membership Program, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is offering the Summit At Sea, a unique new networking and educational opportunity.  The event, which will be hosted onboard MSC’s Preziosa, January 8th-11th, 2016, is exclusively offered to CLIA’s Executive Partner and Cruise Line Members. The inaugural Summit […]

Crowley adds 400 refrigerated containers to its equipment fleet,

Transportation and logistics services provider Crowley Maritime Corporation’s liner services group had added 400 new refrigerated (reefer) cargo containers to top off its industry-leading fleet of equipment to better serve the growing needs of its perishables customers in Central America and the Caribbean. All of the units are 40-ft high cubes built to Crowley’s exacting structural […]

IMarEST gains Observer Status at the London Convention & Protocol

The IMarEST was granted Observer status as an international non-governmental organisation (INGO) at the London Convention & Protocol (in full: 1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter 1972) in October 2015. Dr Natalia Martini, Senior Technical Adviser at the IMarEST, commented “Receiving Observer status […]

Eddystone pilot study reveals storm response of offshore lighthouses

The unseen responses of remote offshore lighthouses in the face of severe storms are revealed in a new study by Plymouth University. A team from the School of Marine Science and Engineering considered historical and contemporary observations of the wave impact loading on rock lighthouses during storm conditions. They combined these with data obtained in […]