ESPO launches Code of Good Practices for Cruise and Ferry Ports

The European Sea Ports Organisation has launched the ESPO Code of Good Practices for Cruise and Ferry Ports today. This code has been developed by ESPO together with Cruise Baltic, Cruise Europe, Cruise Norway, MedCruise and Cruise Britain, who since September 2014 have been part of the Cruise and Ferry Port Network. The aim of […]

Shipping comes home at Posidonia 2016

The organisers of Posidonia have confirmed a 15% growth in size for this year’s event, as the committed total of over 40,000sqm of exhibition floor space, together with a record 40 conferences and new sporting events, make the 2016 edition the biggest in the event’s almost 50 year-long history. Over 1,800 exhibitors from 89 countries […]

PSA Terminals all set for SOLAS implementation

The PSA Group of Terminals has announced that all its terminal facilities will be in full compliance with the implementation of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) when it comes into effect on 1st July 2016. As a major and responsible member of […]

New lifeboat donated to Hellenic Rescue Team

A new lifeboat has been donated to the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT) by fellow International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) members the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue (RS), and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Norway II is the second lifeboat to be donated to HRT and follows Norway I that has operated since last September […]

Transas advanced ship simulator installed at award-winning City of Glasgow College

Transas has completed the installation of Scotland’s most advanced integrated ship simulator suite in the City of Glasgow College, the country’s largest college. The simulation solution from Transas forms a core part of the new Riverside Campus, Phase One of the City of Glasgow College’s super campus development. The installed simulator suite includes a full […]

Piracy and armed robbery off Nigerian coast at record high

Piracy incidents off the Nigerian coastline in the first four months of this year are 21% higher than previous peak levels recorded in 2008, Control Risks’ Maritime Risk Analysis division announced today (Thursday). Piracy and armed robbery at sea from January to April 2016 was one of the biggest threats to maritime operators in the […]

ICS elects new Chairman

The Annual General Meeting of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) unanimously elected a new Chairman, Esben Poulsson, from Singapore, when it met in Toyko today (Thursday). Mr Poulsson succeeds Masamichi Morooka, from Japan, who decided to stand down after four years in office.  Being at the helm of the industry’s most influential international trade […]