ICS pushing for balanced update of York Antwerp rules

At the Comité Maritime International (CMI) Conference, in New York this week, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) will be pressing to ensure that the proposed revision of the York Antwerp Rules of General Average delivers a clear improvement on the present system and does not touch on fundamental principles. ‘General Average’ is a method […]

Liner services network in focus as Port of Gothenburg website goes live

Responsive, constantly alert to change and with a focus on the liner services network. Just some of the features that characterise the new Port of Gothenburg website, which will go live today (Wednesday). “With 10,000 unique visitors per month, our website is certainly well visited. Almost 30 per cent surf using a mobile or tablet. […]

Armitt Group in advance stage negotiations to build facility at London Thamesport

The Armitt Group, a respected UK shipping agent and specialist logistics company, has signed a heads of terms agreement to build a 120,000 ft² multimodal terminal at London Thamesport.  Freight could start moving through the new facility as early as autumn this year. The long-term agreement was signed by The Armitt Group, and the port’s […]

Damen opens US office

Damen Shipyards Group has announced the opening of a new branch office in Houston, Texas. This expansion, under the name of Damen North America, meets the increasing demand for Damen’s unique shipbuilding concepts and repair and conversion services. The branch office – representing the Damen Shipyards Newbuild, and Damen Shiprepair & Conversion businesses across North America […]

RINA – LR Maritime Safety Award 2015

The 2015 RINA – Lloyd’s Register Maritime Safety Award has been shared, in recognition of two significant contributions to the maritime industry. Barry Deakin has been recognised for his lifetime contribution to improving the safety of small craft, while Griffon Hoverworks together with the Hovercraft Manufacturers’ Association are recognised for their work in creating a […]

International Windship Association requests nominations for Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards 2016

The International Windship Association (IWSA) has announced that nominations for the first Wind Propulsion Awards are officially open. The Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards recognise pioneering projects, technological innovation and the development of wind propulsion as technically and commercially viable solutions within the shipping industry. These awards will spotlight individuals and companies making a tangible difference […]

Upgraded Port of London ship’s bridge simulator to boost trade and growth

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has invested £250,000 upgrading its ship’s bridge simulator, adding a full tug bridge simulator in a move that is set to enable a boost in port trade and helps terminals verify their expansion plans. The Thames is the UK’s busiest waterway, handling over 45 million tonnes of cargo a […]

European seafarers and ship owners oppose sentencing of Captain Mangouras

The European Social Partners in Maritime Transport – ETF and ECSA – are extremely concerned about the recent Court decision in the Prestige case as it unexpectedly overturned the judgment by the Provincial Court of La Coruña (Galicia) which had yet cleared both the Master, Captain Apostolos Mangouras and the Chief Engineer of criminal responsibility. […]

World Health and Safety Day celebrated at Drydocks World

Drydocks World celebrated ‘The World Day for Safety and Health at Work’ on Thursday – an important event for the company which consistently emphasises the value of occupational safety and health management systems to over 10,000 employees. The event was used a platform to emphasis the Theme for 2016 ‘Workplace Stress: a collective challenge’ to […]