ICS co-ordinates maritime employers at important ILO meeting

The International Chamber of Shipping, as the Secretariat for the Shipowner Group at the International Labour Organization, co-ordinated employers’ representatives from over 20 national shipowners’ associations at the second meeting of the Special Tripartite Committee (STC) for the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, held in Geneva from 8th-10th February 2016. The Special Tripartite Committee was established […]

Port of Rotterdam offers solution to listing vessel in Bilbao

Following Smit Salvage’s spectacular salvage of the stricken ship Modern Express in the Gulf of Biscay, another Rotterdam company is now involved in the rescue operation. The Koninklijke Roeiers Vereeniging Eendracht (KRVE) (Royal Boatmen Association Eendracht) is using its innovative ShoreTension system to right the vessel so that unloading can start. Modern Express, a 164-metre […]

Judges announced for Welfare Awards

The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network has announced the judging panels for The International Seafarers’ Welfare Awards 2016 and, for the first time, there will be separate judging panels for each category. The judges for each category are as follows: Port of the Year – awarded to the port that has achieved the most […]

RDM Rotterdam to acquire a ‘Fieldlab’ with 3D metal printers

The port of Rotterdam will be acquiring its own ‘Additive Manufacturing Fieldlab’ with 3D metal printers to enable printing of spare parts for the maritime industry. RDM Rotterdam will acquire metal printers and a centre for the development of knowledge in the area of metal printing, 3D scanning, 3D design and certification. This Fieldlab will […]

Seafarers mark Ash Wednesday onboard ships

To mark the beginning of Lent, seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) held Ash Wednesday services for ships’ crew at several ports around Great Britain. At Southampton Docks and Fawley Marine Terminal, AoS South Coast port chaplain Reverend Roger Stone went onboard the Grande Scandinavia and the Venere to administer ashes to seafarers. Rev […]

Highly satisfying result from Maersk Tankers

Maersk Tankers has emerged from 2015 with its best result in many years. Increasing rates and results from the Taking Lead Strategy mean that Maersk Tankers has achieved an underlying result of $156m, $150m of which came from the product tanker segment, which Maersk Tankers chose to focus on a couple of years ago. Maersk […]

Seagull Maritime leads the way into mobile apps

E-learning training provider Seagull says its new mobile app for crew training status will revolutionise the way seafarers track their training records and receive critical safety alerts, by making both instantly accessible via iPhones and Android devices. The Seagull crew app is available free of charge to all Seagull customers, offering access to selected records […]

First Asia Pacific Maritime Insurance Conference

With Asia’s rising importance in global trade and ship building & repair, the maritime and the marine insurance industry have to deal with greater challenges. The 1st Asia Pacific Maritime Insurance Conference (APMIC), organised in conjunction with Asia Pacific Maritime 2016 in Singapore, is being held with the aim of providing a premium peer networking […]