Port of London Authority looking to expand its team of marine pilots

The Port of London Authority (PLA) is recruiting 12 new pilots this year to respond to increased traffic on the Thames. The PLA is looking for candidates with a Class 1 Unlimited Certificate of Competency.  Other suitably qualified candidate who can demonstrate experience relative to marine pilotage will also be considered. The candidates will typically […]

New Managing Director for Braemar Howells

Braemar Howells has announced the appointment of Zäl Rustom (pictured) as Managing Director with effect from 1st March 2016. Mr Rustom brings a wealth of experience in incident response and has worked in the international oil and gas and transport sectors for 30 years. Mr Rustom will assume full management responsibility for Braemar Howells on […]

Light dues reduced to 38 pence per net registered tonne

UK Transport Minister Robert Goodwill MP has announced a reduction in the rate of light dues, the contributions paid by the shipping industry for the upkeep of navigation aids such as lighthouses, buoys and beacons around the UK and Irish coastline. Light dues will be reduced by a further penny to 38 pence per net […]

Rich history of Plymouth harbour detailed in new study

Plymouth University academics have published a paper detailing the historical importance of the city’s waters and their continuing impact on science, travel and ecology. Dr Antony Knights, Lecturer in Marine Ecology and lead author, described Plymouth as a ‘hub for marine and maritime science’ in his joint paper Plymouth – A World Harbour through the […]

Wärtsilä aligns its marine agreements offering by introducing Lifecycle solutions – with ground-breaking performance guarantee

Wärtsilä has broadened its range of marine agreement concepts with Lifecycle solutions – an innovative, comprehensive offering that is said to optimise the efficiency and performance of marine and offshore customers’ assets. Wärtsilä Lifecycle solutions consist of three concepts: Optimised maintenance, Optimised operations and Guaranteed asset performance. The Wärtsilä Lifecycle solutions offering also includes Wärtsilä […]

Bureau Veritas and Dassault Systèmes partner to drive digital transformation for marine and offshore companies

Classification society Bureau Veritas has entered into a strategic partnership with Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management solutions, in which Bureau Veritas will use Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to enable the continuous assessment throughout the lifetime of ships and offshore platforms, as […]

Topaz and BP sign long-term contracts for 14 ships in Azerbaijan

Offshore support vessel company Topaz Energy and Marine has secured 14 offshore support vessel contracts with BP Exploration (Caspian Sea). Under the terms of the agreement, Topaz will supply 14 offshore support vessels for a five-year period plus two one-year options at current market terms, primarily in support of BP’s ACG and Shah Deniz II […]