OSV@VIVO strikes a chord with the Singapore public

OSV@Vivo has been taken to the heart of the Singapore public with an anticipated 4,000 visitors, expected to throng the two state-of-the-art Offshore Support Vessels (OSV) Pacific Legacy and VOS Prince moored at local shopping mall Vivocity Waterfront Promenade from 21st to 23rd April 2016. Local institutes of higher learning are lending their support to […]

Italy approves e-NPs and ADP as SOLAS-compliant

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has announced that Italy now approves the use of e-Nautical Publications (e-NPs) and ADMIRALTY Digital Publications (ADP) in place of paper equivalents. This decision means that Italian-flagged ships can now take advantage of the greater efficiency and accuracy offered by e-NPs and ADP whilst continuing to meet their SOLAS […]

New Deputy CEO for Sailors’ Society

Sandra Welch, Director of Programme for Sailors’ Society, has been promoted to deputy CEO of the global maritime welfare charity. Ms Welch, who joined the charity in 2014, will continue to head up the programme team, overseeing chaplaincy work in 85 ports across 26 countries, innovative welfare app development, the charity’s Wellness at Sea programme […]

Turkish ARKAS Line sets course for Hamburg

For the first time a vessel from Turkish ARKAS Line is expected in the Port of Hamburg today (Wednesday). The Wanda A is deployed in the West Africa Express Service (WAX) operated by ARKAS and Hapag-Lloyd and will be cleared at HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder. Since December ARKAS has already been booking slots on Hapag-Lloyd’s […]

Maritime figures convene to discuss cyber security risks

Today (Wednesday) saw a number of prominent figures from the maritime industry take part in the inaugural Cyber Security Seminar at Singapore Maritime Week 2016; an event co-organised by the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) and The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). Cyber Security is a concern which is only increasing and as a […]

Anticipating market change is crucial as industry demands increase

Being in a position to accurately anticipate change in the shipping markets is becoming ever more crucial for maritime service providers, as owning principals demand more solutions to the problems created by over-ordering, according to Braemar Group Asia President Denis Petropoulos. Speaking at a press conference during Singapore Maritime Week, Mr Petropoulos said this need […]

John Banaszkiewicz elected as FFABA Dry Chairman

John Banaszkiewicz, Managing Director of Freight Investor Services (FIS), has been elected as Dry Chairman of the Forward Freight Agreement Brokers’ Association (FFABA). He replaces Tasos Spiliopoulos of Simpson Spence Young who served a one-year term. The FFABA is an independent association of 15 FFA broking Baltic Exchange member firms formed in 1997. The Association […]

Indonesian President visits IMO

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo addressed IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee in London yesterday (Tuesday) at the invitation of IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim. The visit was part of Mr Lim’s initiative to raise awareness of the Organization within the broader audience of global leadership. Delegates from 107 Member States and 53 NGOs heard Mr Widodo outline […]