Freight traffic continues to increase on English Channel and Irish Sea ferry routes

The number of freight units carried by ferry companies on the English Channel and the Irish Sea increased by 4.8% to 4.41 million units in 2015, according to figures published today (Wednesday) by Discover Ferries. A strong economy has driven the growth with the amount of freight increasing in all sectors covered by the report […]

It’s Posidonia again for Vantage thank you party

Athens’ shipping carried on where it left off when up to 60 of Vantage Shipping Lines’ shipping partners attended a post-Posidonia party in an historic warehouse located in the old industrial ship repair zone of Retsina in Piraeus. Vantage held the evening to recognise and thank the shipping services partners it has worked closely with […]

World’s first LNG-powered bulker with ME-GI Prime Mover announced

After a period of negotiation, Korean ship owner, ILSHIN and HMD (Hyundai Mipo Dockyard) have signed a shipbuilding contract for a 50,000dwt bulk carrier. As a world first for the segment, the vessel will be powered by an MAN B&W 6G50ME-C9.5-GI engine, to be built by HHI-EMD who will also supply the ME-GI and fuel […]

Wärtsilä in coalition to promote LNG as a marine fuel

Wärtsilä and other marine industry players have formed a coalition, known as SEA/LNG, to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. The coalition aims to help break down the barriers hindering the global development of LNG in marine applications, thereby improving the environmental performance of the shipping industry. The […]

Teams’ 24-hour trek raises £110,000 for seafarers charity

Teams of intrepid hikers have raised a staggering £110,000 for Seafarers UK by taking part in the 24 Peaks Challenge – orienteering across the 24 highest peaks in the Lake District. The 25 teams, from across the maritime industry, had to complete the challenge within 24 hours – no easy feat with all the peaks […]

Future of maritime operations global survey launched

Fathom Maritime Intelligence has today (Wednesday) launched a global survey to understand what the maritime industry believes is required in our future, digitally optimised operations. With the inexorable move towards increased automation and digitalisation within shipping it is critical that the correct applications, infrastructure and culture are developed to ensure that companies reap the maximum […]

South China Sea ruling: Comment from maritime expert on improved security

Anthony Rix, Rear Admiral and Business Development and Board Advisor at maritime security company MAST, has commented on China’s historical hold over South China Sea being rejected by international court yesterday (Tuesday). “While it is understandable that the international community is nervous that today’s ruling could result in an increase in aggressive behaviour by navies […]

Navico to get new owners to support further growth

Navico – aprovider of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and GoFree brands – has announced that Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and Altor Fund IV have partnered and signed an agreement to acquire Navico from the Altor 2003 Fund. Navico is an innovative force within the recreational and commercial marine […]

RollDock appoints new agent

RollDock, the heavy lift shipping specialist based in the Netherlands, has announced it has appointed BATI Shipping & Trading as its commercial agent for Turkey. Capt Caner Aydin, President of the company, has extensive experience gained in the shipping and heavy lifting industry. His experience, network and good relationships with Turkish, Japanese and Korean construction […]