CSMART maritime simulation and training centre officially opens

Carnival Corporation’s new world-class Center for Simulator and Maritime Training (CSMART) was officially opened in Almere, Netherlands today (Thursday). The CSMART is the largest facility in terms of training capacity and utilises the most innovative technology solutions from Transas. The Transas Integrated Full Mission Simulation Academy Solution implemented at the CSMART is a significant innovation […]

Hill Dickinson adds to growing commodities team with notable appointment

International law firm Hill Dickinson has continued to strengthen its growing commodities team with the return of partner Andrew Buchmann. Following qualification in South Africa, Mr Buchmann joined Hill Dickinson’s London office in 2003. He returned to South Africa in 2008, where he established a commodities consultancy, advising on commodity trading transactions and contentious issues […]

Lloyd’s appoints BMT expert to SCR Panel

BMT Surveys (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, the international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced the appointment of its marine surveyor and salvage consultant, Arjan van Aalst as Special Casualty Representative (SCR) for the Lloyd’s Agency Department. Director Jeroen de Haas said: “Van Aalst is the first SCR employed by a […]

IRClass strengthens its senior management structure

In a move to strengthen its senior management structure, The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has made significant changes at its top level. As a part of its organisational restructuring exercise, IRClass has decided to realign the position of Chairman and Managing Director and create two new senior positions. Arun Sharma, who is now the […]

Finalists announced for Wind Propulsion Innovations Awards 2016

The International Windship Association (IWSA) has announced the shortlist, selected by shipping industry experts, for the inaugural Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards 2016 and voting is now open to everyone to select the winners in three categories – Innovation, Technology User and Research. The Lifetime Achievement Award is a closed vote for IWSA members. The Awards […]