V. Group acquires Bibby Ship Management

V.Group has acquired Bibby Ship Management, part of the Bibby Line Group, which has an established track record for providing high quality, safe and reliable shipmanagement and support services to blue-chip clients. Bibby Ship Management services all types of vessels and has particular strengths in the management of offshore vessels. It also provides extensive crew […]

Maersk Tankers completes first drone delivery at sea

The first drone delivery to a vessel at sea has been successfully completed by Maersk Tankers, heralding a big cost and time-saving potential for vessels. The delivery, which took place near Kalundborg in Denmark and was a test, demonstrated how using drones to deliver urgent parcels to vessels and conduct inspections has huge potential for […]

Wärtsilä internal audit reveals deviations in limited number of fuel consumption tests of marine engines

Wärtsilä Corporation has, at its own initiative, conducted an internal audit of test processes globally. This was done to secure compliance and to ensure operational excellence within the company. The investigation has brought forward deviations in certain fuel consumption measurement tests conducted for marine engines in Wärtsilä Delivery Centre Trieste in Italy before customer dispatches. […]

Belgium ratifies ballast and recycling conventions

Belgium yesterday (Monday) became the latest country to ratify a key international measure for environmental protection, the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, bringing the treaty within sight of meeting entry into force criteria. Aimed at preventing the spread of harmful and invasive aquatic species in ships’ ballast water, the BWM Convention requires ships to have […]

Sailors’ Society’s Hong Kong fundraiser a glittering success

More than 175 people attended the fifth Sailors’ Society Hong Kong Shipping Dinner last Thursday. The glittering evening, sponsored by Noble Group, the natural resources supply chain manager, raised a massive HK$230,000 (approximately £21,000) for the global maritime charity’s work. Sailors’ Society transforms the lives of seafarers all around the world, providing chaplaincy support at […]

Andrew Ward appointed Vice President of Sales APAC

As a part of its global restructure, Tranas has announced that Andrew Ward has joined the team as the Vice President of Sales, Asia Pacific. He succeeds Johan Gustavsson, who moves into the newly created role of a Vice President Global Customer Support. Chief Executive of Transas, Frank Coles explained: “As we move forwards with […]

ClassNK appoints new Chairman and President and executives

Current Executive Vice President Koichi Fujiwara has been appointed as Chairman and President as well as a Representative Director of classification society ClassNK, effective 7th March 2016. Current Executive Vice Presidents Yasushi Nakamura and Tetsuya Kinoshita will continue in their present roles on the team, joined by Junichiro Iida as Managing Director. Noboru Ueda has […]

Partnership between BSM and University of Nicosia

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) and the University of Nicosia have signed a cooperation agreement granting the University’s Maritime Academy full access to BSM’s state-of-the-art Maritime Training Centre, located at the Limassol Marina. This partnership also represents a significant contribution to Cyprus’ ‘Blue Growth’ programme – an initiative aimed at stimulating growth, jobs and competitiveness in […]