HELMEPA holds General Assembly

CERES, the oldest Associate Corporate Member hosted the 34th Annual Regular General Assembly of HELMEPA at their premises on Friday – the same place where the Association was founded 34 years ago. Dr J Coustas chaired the Assembly, with acting Secretaries Messrs S Vlachos, of CARRAS (Hellas) SA and M Gavriil, of Diana Shipping Services. […]

KVH continues to dominate global maritime VSAT market

KVH Industries has announced that as of the end of 2015, it had shipped more than 6,000 TracPhone satellite communications antenna systems for the mini-VSAT Broadbandsm network. This milestone reaffirms the company’s top market share position in the maritime VSAT industry by vessels in service, a benchmark noted in the COMSYS Maritime VSAT Report, 4th […]

IRClass increases range of services to the Indian Navy

IRClass, the Indian Register of Shipping, has announced an increase in the range and level of services it provides to the Indian Navy, with the advent of naval vessels in service being maintained in IRClass. “Several types of Indian Naval vessels have been, and are being, constructed in conformance with our Rules and Regulations,” said […]

Inauguration of The Nautical Institute (Singapore) Branch

The inauguration of new The Nautical Institute (Singapore) Branch was hosted by the Singapore Shipping Association and sponsored by the Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxemburg), Singapore Branch, during Singapore Maritime Week (April 15th-20th, 2016). Members of the Institute attending were welcomed by the President of The Nautical Institute (Singapore) Branch, Capt Duncan Telfer […]

ITF announces MLC implementation and enforcement study

The ITF (International Transport Workers Federation) has commissioned an in depth study into the implementation and enforcement of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC), which came into force in August 2013. The study will be carried out by Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI). The ITF was a major mover in the development of the MLC, […]

MEPC 69: Comment from Carbon War Room

On the outcome of the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO’s) Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC 69) meeting last week, Galen Hon, Manager of Carbon War Room’s Shipping Efficiency operation, said: “On Earth Day, world leaders gathered to sign the Paris Climate Change Agreement and signalled a momentous step forward in the world coming together to tackle […]

Veritas Petroleum Services draws on fuel testing expertise to deliver fuel management e-learning to shipping industry with Seagull Maritime

Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) and Seagull Maritime have signed a collaborative agreement that will capitalise on their complementary strengths to bring state-of-the-art fuel management training to the maritime industry. First conceived to plug a gap in the knowledge and experience of ship managers and vessel crews in fuel management, this novel but comprehensive computer-based training […]