Liberia is first ship registry to recognise Green Award ships

Liberia has become the first flag state to participate in the Green Award programme, under which eligible ship owners will be offered significant annual tonnage tax discounts. Scott Bergeron, CEO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry, said: “This initiative provides further confirmation of the pioneering […]

Litter choking marine environment, MPs told

Marine environmental experts have warned a cross-party group of MPs and Peers that the impact of marine litter needs to be addressed. The All Party Parliamentary Maritime and Ports Group were told of the increasing danger to marine life and cost to people, with marine litter found on beaches doubling in the last five years. […]

Xeneta reveals the top three reasons freight shippers switch containership carriers

Xeneta, the Oslo-based benchmarking and market intelligence platform for containerised ocean freight, has quizzed its worldwide database of contributors to uncover the main reasons businesses end agreements with container ship carriers. Price, risk management and loss of trust were pinpointed as the primary catalysts for calling time on relationships in a market currently riven by […]

Braemar Engineering appoints new Managing Director

Braemar Shipping Services Group has announced that Sheila McClain, Executive Vice President of Braemar Engineering, has been appointed Braemar Engineering’s new Managing Director. Ms McClain will continue to be based in Houston, Texas and assumed management responsibility for global operations with effect from yesterday (8th June).  In conjunction with her management team, she will continue […]

Ship owners must focus on operational optimisation to survive challenging economic climate

Brent Bruun, Executive Vice President of mobile broadband for KVH Industries and Mike Mitsock, the company’s Vice President of Marketing, told an audience of invited guests at the Posidonia maritime conference in Athens, Greece, yesterday (Wednesday) that the market needs to face up to the realities of how 24/7 connectivity between ship and shore is […]

Gas detector course reduces risk associated with enclosed space entry

Marlins, part of V.Group, has partnered with Martek Marine to create a new elearning course on gas detectors, which aims to help seafarers identify hazards associated with enclosed space entry. A hot topic in the marine industry, exposure to unsafe atmospheric conditions represents one of the most serious hazards on board. Marlins’ new elearning course, […]