Wärtsilä optimises Eckerö’s engine performance with customised service package

Wärtsilä and Rederiaktiebolaget Eckerö have extended their long-term maintenance agreement for Eckerö with Wärtsilä providing leading digital maintenance concepts to meet the customer’s needs. The five-year agreement between Wärtsilä and Rederiaktiebolaget Eckerö covers five vessels. One of the vessels has been fitted with the Wärtsilä Condition based monitoring system, which provides data to enable dynamic […]

RINA closes 100% acquisition of Edif Group

RINA, the holding company of the multinational testing, inspection, certification and consulting engineering group based in Genoa, Italy, is pleased to announce that it has closed its acquisition of the entire share capital of Edif Group Limited for £118.5 million (around €151 million). High levels of synergy can be seen between Edif and RINA’s services, […]

Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement implements Tanker Competence and Promotion Management System through Seagull’s Competence Manager platform

Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement has strengthened its collaboration with Seagull Maritime to bring its in-house ‘Tanker Competence and Promotion Management System’ (TCPMS) to its fleet of 55 tanker vessels through Seagull’s Competence Manager. Available both onboard and online, Seagull’s Competence Manager is a versatile component of the ‘Seagull Training Administrator’, allowing shipping companies to monitor the […]

ICS Conference sets the shipping agenda

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) will focus clearly on its core agenda this year, with experts from key areas of industry across the board speaking at its 2016 International Shipping Conference, to be held at the British Library on Wednesday 7th September. Principal speakers include Kitak Lim, Secretary-General, IMO; Ian Parry, Principal Environmental Fiscal […]

Change in berth priority – Valparaiso port in Chile

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of a change in berth priority at Terminal Pacifico Sur (TPS) Valparaiso Port, Chile, which will affect the 2016-2017 Cruise Season. Following the announcement by Puerto Valparaiso, container ships will now have first priority by contract, not cruise ships as currently.  Based on the new criteria, it is anticipated […]

SeafarerHelp 2015 Annual Review launched

Last year was a busy year for SeafarerHelp – the 24-hour multilingual helpline for seafarers run by the International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) – with the team dealing with a 17% increase in the number of cases compared to 2014. Cases and seafarers helped have tripled since 2011, as seafarers have become more […]

Drydocks World conforms to Factory Production Control (FPC) under EU Regulation

Drydocks World, the international service provider to the shipping, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors has successfully been certified to European Standards EN 1090 – 1 and EN 1090-2. The certification program is part of the European Union’s Construction Products Regulation CPR 305/2011. Drydocks World’s main yard activities undertaken in its facility are found to […]

BMT launches new operating company

BMT Group, the international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced the launch of a new commercial operating company that will focus on providing highly specialised services to the global shipping and ports market. BMT Ship & Coastal Dynamics will bring together BMT’s current teams based in the UK and the Netherlands to […]

Norsafe secures contract with VARD Group

Norsafe has signed a new contract with VARD Group, and will supply lifeboats complete with davit systems to a series of 15 new vessels. Topaz Energy and Marine has appointed shipbuilder VARD Group to construct 15 Module Carrying Vessels (MCVs), each measuring 123m long by 16.5m wide. The MCVs will be built at three of […]