11th Englishman powers Humber ‘big boys’ into port

Humber tugboat operator SMS Towage has drawn on an old name for the latest addition to its fleet. The new Englishman, small, compact and powerful, is the 11th Humber tug to bear the title, in a tradition stretching back to the 19th century. Built at the Sanmar yard on the edge of Istanbul to a […]

Crowley man inducted into Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association Hall of Fame

Crowley’s Jay Brickman, Vice President of Government and Cuba Services, was honoured last week with induction into the Hall of Fame of the Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association (FCBFA), in recognition of his strong contributions to international trade, commerce and logistics. Mr Brickman, who received his award at a gala FCBFA dinner, began his […]

Concession agreements signed for commercialisation of activities of Limassol Port

A new era of development has begun for Limassol Port with the entrance of acclaimed international operators and estimated proceeds for the Republic of Cyprus of approximately €1.9 billion euros over the life of concessions. The concession agreements for the commercialisation of the activities of Limassol Port were signed today (Thursday) by the Minister of […]

London P&I Club warns of dangers arising from carriage of Indonesian coal

The London P&I Club has issued a warning about continued problems associated with the carriage of Indonesian thermal or ‘steam’ coal, following a number of recent incidents involving owners and charterers. Indonesian coal has a propensity to self-heat and/or emit methane. If uncontrolled, self-heating can lead to serious cargo fires, and an accumulation of methane […]

Workers’ Memorial Day: ITF comment

Speaking on Workers’ Memorial Day, ITF president Paddy Crumlin said: “Workers and their unions come together today not just to remember the injured and dead but also to fight for the living. That fight is renewed every working day, and will be until every workplace is a safe one, and every worker who sets out […]

ECSA looks forward to the improvement of shipping conditions in the Arctic

European ship owners believe that the three priority areas of the new EU Arctic Policy Communication published by the Commission this week address all topical Arctic matters. Climate change and environment, sustainable development and international cooperation in the Arctic are equally important. “We appreciate the focus of the EU to the Arctic matters by developing […]

Cavotec and ABB join forces to offer shore-to-ship power solutions, boosting ‘green ports’

Cavotec and ABB have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly offer complete shore-to-ship power solutions globally. Such solutions allow vessels to plug into onshore power supply and shut down their engines, eliminating noxious emissions, noise and vibrations while berthed in ports that are often located in city surrounds. The technology ensures a seamless switch […]

Logistics and transport professionals reveal strong support to remain in the EU

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has published the results of a recent membership survey concerning the EU Referendum. The survey reveals that 65% of respondents believe that the logistics, supply chain and transport industry will have a stronger future if the UK remains in the EU. Responses also reveal that 64% of […]

Maritime union supports UK remaining in the EU

The best interests of the maritime profession and the shipping industry would be secured by the UK remaining in the EU, it was agreed at the Council of Nautilus International’s meeting in April. The union, which represents maritime professionals in the UK, Netherlands and Switzerland, confirmed that “on balance, UK maritime workers are better in […]

New study raises safety concerns over new Panama Canal locks

An independent safety study into the Panama Canal expansion, which was commissioned by the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and released yesterday (Wednesday) at a press conference in Panama City, has raised pressing concerns about the canal’s new locks. The ITF commissioned the study, which was carried out by Brazil’s Fundação Homem de Mar (FHM), […]

V.Ships Offshore wins contract with CMM to provide full technical ship management for five new oil spill recovery vessels in Brazil

V.Ships Offshore, part of the V.Group, has been awarded a ship management contract by Compagnie Maritime Monegasque Offshore Ltd (CMM) to provide full technical and crew management services for a new fleet of five oil spill recovery vessels in Brazil. The ship management services will be delivered from the V.Ships Offshore office in Rio de Janeiro and builds […]