Port of Hamburg releases first half results

First-half seaborne cargo throughput of 70.2 million tons reflected stabilisation of the trend for the Port of Hamburg, according to its first half results. At the same time, a steep increase occurred in freight transport by rail to/from the Port of Hamburg. At 70.2 million tons, in the first half total seaborne cargo throughput, which […]

Maritime Human Element Training – is it working?

Statistics continue to show that human factors are the root cause of 65% of maritime related incidents and accident with tangible and direct financial costs, safety and environmental issues. IAMI (International Association of Maritime Institutions) and IMarEST (Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology) are two maritime organisations closely involved with delivering professional maritime training […]

Abu Dhabi Ports signs long-term agreement with Abu Dhabi Ship Building

Abu Dhabi Ports and Abu Dhabi Ship Building today (Tuesday) signed a long-term contract that when fully realised will see a fully operational ship repair facility that will also include a ‘Floating Dock’ capability within Zayed Port. The agreement was signed at Abu Dhabi Ports Head Office at Zayed Port by Captain Mohamed Juma Al […]

Crowley veteran Eric Evans promoted to VP of Strategy

Setting its sights on future growth opportunities, Crowley Maritime Corporation has announced that veteran company executive Eric Evans has been promoted to Vice President of Strategy, a newly-created position that will focus on facilitating long-term growth through external business partnerships, including mergers and acquisitions. Mr Evans, who most recently served as Vice President of Finance […]

Inmarsat extends Fleet Xpress service in Northern Europe

Inmarsat, the provider of global mobile satellite communications, has announced at Nor-Fishing 2016 that Fleet Xpress is being extended in Northern Europe, demonstrating a new market-specific commitment for the high-speed broadband service, powered by Global Xpress, that is revolutionising maritime connectivity. Launched at the end of March 2016, Inmarsat Maritime’s Fleet Xpress service sets a […]

Caterpillar Marine to establish new Marine Center in Singapore

Caterpillar Marine is establishing a new marine centre in Singapore in the facility previously occupied by Caterpillar Remanufacturing, at 5 Tukang Innovation Grove.  The new centre will bring together in one location almost 200 people employed by Caterpillar Marine in Singapore. Facilities will feature new manufacturing capability for Caterpillar Marine’s Propulsion business to build the […]

Knud E Hansen continues to move with the times

In preparation for its 80th birthday celebrations next year, Danish naval architect firm, Knud E Hansen has announced its new company logo. The new design – picturing the superstructure of a modern cruise ship within the lines of a traditional Viking longship – combines the company’s modern perspective on the world of ship design with […]

UK P&I Club – ‘Seafarers’ Protection Act’ protects Filipino seafarers from ‘ambulance-chasing’ lawyers

Tony Nicholson, Senior Claims Director at UK P&I Club, outlines concerns around the Philippine legal system and praises the new ‘Seafarers Protection Act’. “Filipino seafarers make an immense contribution to the world’s ocean-going merchant shipping fleet and their home country. Unfortunately this is somewhat overshadowed by continuing frustrations within the Philippine legal system. “The frustrations […]

Crowley takes delivery of fourth LNG-ready product tanker

Crowley Maritime took delivery of the MT West Virginia on Friday, the fourth new Jones Act product tanker built for the company by Philly Shipyard (PSI), the sole operating subsidiary of Philly Shipyard ASA. Crowley will christen the West Virginia today (Tuesday) at a ceremony. The West Virginia is LNG-ready, meaning it can be converted […]

ASRY appoints Acting Chief Executive

ASRY, the ship and rig repair yard in the Arabian Gulf, has appointed Magdy Mustafa (pictured) as Acting Chief Executive, after the current Chief Executive announced his resignation to move back to Norway for family reasons. Mr Mustafa, the current Procurement and Contracts General Manager, will take on all Chief Executive duties in addition to […]