EC funding gives green light to ambitious IMO energy-efficiency project

An ambitious IMO project to establish a global network of Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres (MTCCs) in developing countries is to go ahead thanks to a €10 million funding contribution from the European Commission (EC). The funds mobilised by the EC illustrate the EU’s commitment to support the concrete implementation of a range of measures aimed […]

Intership Navigation recognised as an Investor in People

Intership Navigation, based in Limassol, Cyprus has been awarded the Investors in People Bronze Standard, demonstrating its commitment to realising the potential of its people. Intership Navigation was established in 1988 in Limassol by the Hartmann Group of Germany and has since grown into a major international ship owner and manager presently managing a fleet […]

Quality Freight UK undertakes “highly complex” Tilbury project

A specialist team at Quality Freight UK was brought in by fast-growing chemicals distributor Newport Industries to oversee the movement of two massive VIGAN ship unloader units from Tilbury Power Station to Canada Dock in Liverpool. Newport Industries bought the 50-metre high, 140-tonne unloaders from RWE following the closure of the power station in October […]

CILT weighs into container debate

From 1st July 2016, IMO regulations requiring the verification of a freight container’s gross mass will become mandatory. The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s Ports, Maritime & Waterways Forum will be holding the first of a series of seminars on Wednesday, 3rd February which will focus on the implications of the verifications. The first […]

Port Bronka and CMA СGM sign a long-term agreement for container cargo handling

Bronka investor Fenix LLC and one of the leading shipping companies, CMA СGM, have signed a long-term agreement for handling and storage of container cargo. CMA CGM is the third largest container shipping company with a total fleet capacity of 1,807,298 TEU. The company serves more than 400 ports over the world and is one […]

Caterpillar scoops Platts award for innovative twin fin propulsion system

A new concept in ship propulsion developed by Caterpillar has triumphed at the 17th annual Platts Global Energy Awards in New York. Winning the Commercial Application of the Year category, the twin fin system secured the prestigious award for its innovative design and energy-saving potential across a range of ship types. The Cat Propulsion twin […]

Ship owners call for adequate and workable European port reception facilities

European ship owners have issued a position paper on the upcoming revision of the Port Reception Facilities (PRF) Directive adopted in 2000 as a reaction to the recently published ‘inception Impact Assessment’ by the European Commission. In the paper, the shipping industry calls among others for adequate and sufficient port reception facilities for ship-generated waste […]

Hempel signs new €500m revolving credit facility with consortium including HSBC

Hempel, a supplier of coatings in the decorative, protective, marine, container and yacht markets, says it will continue to pursue strategic investments to grow the company thanks to a €500 million five- year revolving credit facility from HSBC, Nordea, SEB and another bank. Hempel, the Danish maker of coatings for boats, hospitals, homes, wind turbines […]

Taking steps to realise South Africa’s seafarer supply potential

South Africa has the potential to become a global supplier of high-quality, highly-skilled ship’s officers. That is the view of Daniel Ngubane (pictured), newly appointed Group CEO of Marine Crew Services (MCS), the Cape Town-based training and crewing specialist which has successfully trained and placed hundreds of South African and African seafarers on local and […]

Double first for DNV GL with new rule set class contract for LNG-fuelled bulkers

ESL Shipping’s new dual-fuelled bulk carriers will not only be the first large LNG-fuelled bulkers, but the first vessels constructed to the new DNV GL rule set. Due for delivery in early 2018, the two highly efficient 25,600 dwt vessels are optimized for trading in the Baltic Sea region. “It is fitting that the first […]

New IMO Secretary-General talks of ‘strengthened partnerships’ in first message

Kitack Lim, who was elected Secretary-General of the Organization by the 114th session of the IMO Council in June 2015 for a four-year period beginning 1st January 2016, has given his first message. Mr Lim, from the Republic of Korea, is the eighth elected Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization​. In his message, he said: […]

ASRY names new ship repair General Manager

ASRY, the ship and rig repair yard in the Arabian Gulf, has appointed Charles Maher as the new General Manager of the Ship Repair division, effective 4th January 2016. Mr Maher brings more than 15 years’ worth of corporate and hands-on technical shipyard experience at Dormac Marine & Engineering, Grand Bahamas Shipyard, and Southern African […]