Is benchmarking right for the tanker sector?

Benchmarking may not be the most suitable measure for the tanker sector as the industry looks towards owners and charterers for assurance amidst the volatile times shipping has seen over the past few years. Observing owners and charterers is a tell-tail sign of the industry’s performance and their profits give the industry a clear indication […]

UK P&I PEME Programme expands clinic network to include Russia

The PEME Programme, part of UK P&I Club’s Loss Prevention department, has announced an expansion of its existing clinic network to include Russia through the services of AP Companies Global Solutions, which has joined the PEME network as healthcare provider in this region. This new arrangement means members’ crew located in Russia and the former […]

Inchcape Shipping Services expands in Mexico

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the maritime and logistics service provider, has expanded its operations in Mexico with the opening of a new office in Veracruz. The Veracruz office, ISS’ fourth in the country, will enable it to cover 80% of ports with the greatest commercial activity across the Gulf of Mexico. One of the oldest […]

International rescue effort continues in the Aegean

The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) says it remains committed to developing the maritime search and rescue (SAR) capability of the Greek volunteer service, even following the EU Turkey agreement. “We committed to help until the maritime rescue services can cope with the demand for rescue on their waters” said Bruce Reid, CEO of IMRF. […]

Drydocks World celebrates 33 years of excellence

Drydocks World, the international service provider to the shipping, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors, celebrated the yard’s anniversary with a cake cutting and ceremony to mark 33 years of excellence. Since 1983 the company has evolved to service a multitude of maritime market segments, expanding the customer base and transforming alongside the progress of […]

Sailors’ Society to release free Wellness at Sea app for seafarers

Sailors’ Society, one of the largest seafarer support charities operating internationally, unveiled its new Wellness at Sea app at the  Seafarers’ Welfare Parallel Sessions during CMA Shipping 2016 yesterday (Monday). The Wellness at Sea app, which will be available to download free of charge, is the next step in Sailors’ Society improving onboard health and […]

Port authorities to appeal against European Commission decision

The Port of Rotterdam Authority, together with the Amsterdam Port Authority, Groningen Seaports, the Moederdijk Port Authority, the Port of Den Helder and Zeeland Seaports, is going to appeal against the decision of the European Commission which states that Dutch sea ports must pay corporation tax from 1st January 2017. Paul Smits, Financial Director of […]

Mission to Seafarers Manila supports seafarer shot during piracy ordeal

The Mission to Seafarers Manila has come to the aid of a Filipino seafarer and his family after a tanker was attacked by pirates. 2nd Mate Edwin Acasio and the crew of the MT Leon Diaz were transiting the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of Nigeria Africa when they were boarded and held hostage. […]