Braemar Adjusting appoints new Director

Braemar Adjusting has announced the promotion of Sam Foster from Senior Adjuster to Director, effective immediately. Mr Foster graduated from Loughborough University in 2006 with a Masters in Aeronautical Engineering. Prior to joining Braemar, he worked for AMEC as a Mechanical Engineer, where he specialised in rotating and static machinery, working on a range of […]

Seasoned commercial mariner appointed to key global role by SIMEC Group

Worldwide shipping, industrials, commodities, mining and energy business the SIMEC Group has recruited one of Asia’s most prominent commercial mariners to lead the expansion of its global shipping operation. The Group has appointed Captain S Gupta as Chief Executive of SIMEC Shipping, which operates port facilities and administers the chartering, leasing and ownership of vessels […]

Thome responds to Manpower Report shortfall

Thome has described as ‘worrying’, the suggestion by the latest BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report that officer shortages could be as high as 147,500 by 2025, and has called on fellow ship managers to redouble their efforts in promoting shipping as an attractive career option for young people. “Shipping’s biggest asset is its seafarers and the industry […]

The Swedish Club provides guide through marine insurance maze

The Swedish Club has once again extended a hand to the insurance industry; sharing its in-depth experience with insurance professionals at the latest Marine Insurance Course, which took place at the Club’s head office in Gothenburg last week. Delegates from all areas of the marine insurance industry met to learn more about key aspects of […]

IMO workshop promotes energy efficiency measures

An IMO workshop is raising awareness of the organisation’s regulatory regime dealing with improving energy efficiency and the control of GHG emissions from ships. Participants from Malaysian governmental departments, academia and other related bodies are in attendance at the three-day “MARPOL Annex VI and Technology Transfer” workshop, taking place in Johor, Malaysia (16th-18th May). The […]

Norbulk Shipping warns shortage of officers could lead to more competition between ship managers

Shipmanagement company Norbulk Shipping has warned that the shortage of officers highlighted in the BIMCO/ICS Manpower report, could lead to an accelerated level of competition between ship managers. Glasgow-based Norbulk Shipping believes that despite the worrying prediction that there will be a shortfall of 147,500 officers over the next 10 years, quality ship owners could […]

Investment in training key to predicted seafarer shortage

The BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report released earlier this week indicates that there is a current shortfall of about 16,500 officers and a need for an additional 147,500 officers by 2025 to service the world merchant fleet. Nigel Cleave (pictured), CEO of Videotel, part of KVH Industries, has stressed that ship owners and ship managers need to […]

Greek search and rescue services receive a boost

A new lifeboat station has been opened on the Greek island of Chios – with the co-operation of International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) members – to help support the rescue of migrants in the Aegean. The Lifeboat station was made possible through a partnership between Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij (KNRM), the maritime search and rescue […]

Bernhard Schulte and BSM to tackle 24 Peaks Challenge for Seafarers UK

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), will be joining their parent company, Bernhard Schulte, to participate in this year’s 24 Peaks Challenge for Seafarers UK. The Schulte Group will be entering six teams, comprising a total of 30 participants from sea and shore-based personnel. This demanding challenge will take place on 2nd and 3rd July, with teams […]

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