SOHAR takes the stage at TOC Middle East in Dubai

With investments in port development in the Middle East nearing $35 billion and set to rise over the next decade, SOHAR Port and Freezone headed to Dubai this week for the Terminal Operations Conference, or TOC Middle East. This year’s event, held at the La Meridien Hotel and Conference Centre, focused on analysing the shifts […]

New Head of Design at Ulstein

Eva Kristensen has been appointed as the new Managing Director at Ulstein Design and Solutions. Ms Kristensen comes from the position as Managing Director at GE Oil & Gas Nordics, a position she has held for five years. Prior to this, she was Managing Director for two companies in the Aker system. Ms Kristensen will […]

Key contract signals Harding’s cruise comeback

Harding has been awarded contracts to deliver innovative lifeboats, tender vessels and davits to a major cruise line. Out of the cruise segment since 2013, Harding used the timeout to re-think its relationship to cruise owners and shipyards, and redesign its core products to meet the latest demands of the industry. The first deliveries will […]

In the wake of COP21, European ship owners call for solid action in IMO

European ship owners welcomed the ambitious and forward-looking climate change agreement reached in Paris this weekend. They call on all actors involved to work together for decisive action in the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), which is the appropriate international body to address greenhouse gas emissions from ships engaged in international trade. Commenting on the outcome […]

Thames set for major growth and improvement over next 20 years

Use of the Thames could be transformed over the next 20 years, according to the latest Thames Vision publication issued yesterday (Monday) by the Port of London Authority (PLA). The Thames Vision Goals and Priority Actions report sets out six Goals and 24 Priority Actions that need to be taken to achieve the goals.  Among […]

IMO welcomes historic achievement of the 2015 Paris Climate Change conference

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has welcomed the historic achievement of the 2015 Paris Climate Change conference (COP21). The Paris Climate Change Agreement identifies a clear goal of “holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C […]

Global shipping industry welcomes Paris agreement

The global shipping industry, represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) throughout the United Nations Climate Change Conference, greatly welcomes the ‘Paris Agreement’, adopted unanimously on 12 December by 195 nations. The shipping industry remains committed to ambitious CO2 emission reduction across the entire world merchant fleet, reducing CO2 per tonne-km by at least […]