Ballast Water Treatment on Posidonia 2016 Focus

Nearly 60 ballast water treatment specialist companies are participating at this year’s Posidonia Exhibition. This year in particular, new business opportunities in the ballast water treatment sector should be more robust than ever in anticipation of the ratification of the BWT Convention which is expected to come into force before the end of 2016. According […]

Cronus Logistics welcomes Chancellor George Osborne in Warrenpoint

UK Chancellor George Osborne met with senior executives from WHA and local MP Margaret Ritchie, along with Nicola Walker, Managing Director of Cronus Logistics, during a visit to Warrenpoint Port in County Down yesterday (Monday). Mr Osborne’s visit comes as part of a wider trip to Northern Ireland and the chancellor was shown round the […]

ISWAN launches Good Practice Guide on the Humanitarian Response to Piracy

Seafarers continue to be the targets of pirates and armed robbers, with around 100 held captive ashore by various groups in different parts of the world at the moment. The training of seafarers, best management practice and hardening of ships has formed part of the response, but companies still need to be well prepared for […]

Posidonia 2016 opens for business

World shipping event Posidonia 2016 was inaugurated yesterday (Monday) by the Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras and attended by heads of states, European Union officials, Greek cabinet members, foreign maritime ministers, board members of the Union of Greek Shipowners, chairmen of international organisations as well as some 1,500 exhibitors and delegates from around the […]

Sailors’ Society launches virtual Boaty McBoatface

Boaty McBoatface set sail from Southampton yesterday (Monday) thanks to an initiative from international maritime charity Sailors’ Society and vessel tracking website MarineTraffic. The virtual Boaty will visit locations where Sailors’ Society has port chaplains and ship visitors, such as Cape Town and Odessa, with the aim of raising awareness about the sacrifices made by […]

Rickmers-Linie appoints Oceanway as sales agent for Argentina

Rickmers-Linie, the heavylift and project cargo liner specialist has appointed Oceanway in Buenos Aires as its sales agent for Argentina with immediate effect. Oceanway will focus on sales of Rickmers-Linie’s services to and from Argentina, especially where Argentinian companies are involved. Gerhard Janssen, Director Global Sales and Marketing of Rickmers-Linie, said: “With the nomination of […]

Aderco announces 35th Anniversary at Posidonia

Aderco International, a company involved in the research & development, manufacture and distribution of specialised fuel treatment covering the key maritime, industrial, mining and automotive sectors, is proud to announce its 35th anniversary year of operation and will mark the occasion by exhibiting for the first time at Posidonia. Aderco started operations in 1981 when […]

Greek owners look west to Gibdock

Gibdock has said that recent projects at its yard stress the value Greek ferry owners are placing on high quality, reliable ship repair partners in the Western Med in the first half of 2016, with two first time ship visits also emphasising the yard’s ability to meet contrasting ship renewal needs. The Hellas Seaways ro-pax […]

Seafarers play a vital role in migrant crisis, say Mission to Seafarers

As the treacherous Mediterranean Sea claimed more than 1,000 lives over the past few weeks, Mission to Seafarers has praised seafarers in their efforts in helping save the lives of many, but more must be done to support seafarers in the deepening crisis, it warns. During its seminar during Posidonia, titled: ‘Plans for the Eastern […]

IMRF rescue and training mission in Agean a success

More than 1,000 people have been rescued using the search and rescue vessel Minden which has completed its mission in the Aegean following co-operation between the German search and rescue (SAR) service (DGzRS), the Hellenic Coast Guard (HCG) and the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT). As well as undertaking rescues, DGzRS has been assisting the local […]