Sovcomflot completes state-of-the-art IT integration project for its commercial and technical management functions

PAO Sovcomflot (“SCF Group”), Russia’s largest shipping company, has announced the completion of a major IT integration project with the support of SpecTec. The project provides SCF Group with access to the latest enterprise management systems, enabling organisational efficiency to be improved, costs to be reduced and facilitating compliance with the latest regulations impacting upon […]

RS STC Presidium session

The meeting of the Scientific and Technical Council (STC) Presidium of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) was held on 15th December 2015. The STC is one of the crucial components to ensure the RS activity on rendering the wide range of services in the area of marine transportation safety. The Council consists of the […]

Thome Group becomes first company to achieve Eco-Office status in Philippines

THOME Group in the Philippines has become the first local company to be accredited with ECO Office certification. The international ship manager has successfully completed an environmental audit throughout its Singapore offices to achieve Eco-Office status, which is regarded as the strictest of its kind in the region. Following a comprehensive audit of a number […]

Good opportunities for offshore investors to acquire distressed assets

Shipping and offshore specialist law firm Wikborg Rein says current low oil prices could mean there are bargains to be had for investors in the offshore sector who follow recommended procedures for assessing and acquiring distressed companies. Birgitte Karlsen, a partner in the London offices of Wikborg Rein, said: “The prolonged period of low oil […]

Largest ship ever to have operated in Colombia calls at TCBuen

TCBuen, the Colombian terminal belonging to the Spanish Grup TCB, yesterday (Thursday) received the largest container vessel ever to have operated in Colombia, the Maersk Edinburgh, which covers the AC2 service of Danish shipping giant Maersk Line connecting China and South Korea with the Pacific Coast of Central America. With yesterday’s operation, the Port of […]

Swedish shipping joins fossil free initiative

The Swedish Shipowners Association has expressed its disappointment that shipping was not included in the new climate agreement that was struck in Paris by countries represented at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.  They believe that delegates in Paris failed to seize the moment to make a direct statement to the shipping industry about its […]

TMS new agent for TMC in Germany

Tamrotor Marine Compressors (TMC), supplier of compressed air systems for marine and offshore use, has announced that effective from November 2015, TMS-Hamburg Technical Marine Services will act as exclusive agent for TMC in Germany. Founded in 2002, TMS is one of the leading companies trading with maritime technical equipment and genuine parts in Europe. The […]

Hempel launches long-awaited high grade pure epoxy tank coating

Highly anticipated as a replacement to its world-renowned Hempadur 15400 tank coating, marine paints manufacturer Hempel has announced the launch of Hempadur 15460. The high-grade product has been specifically designed as a tank coating for chemical vessels and is based on amine adduct cured epoxy technology. It is said to deliver outstanding resistance to continuous […]