New European research project SHIPLYS to advance ship design and production process started

The European Commission has granted €6.2 Million for a new research project called SHIPLYS (Ship Lifecycle Software Solutions). The project gathers a team of 12 leading maritime companies and research facilities from several European countries in order to develop simulation and modelling tools that will minimise the time and costs involved in ship design and […]

The Mission to Seafarers calls on Hanjin Shipping to think of its seafarers

Global maritime welfare charity The Mission to Seafarers has today (Friday) offered to help Hanjin Shipping in providing welfare support to its 2,500 seafarers onboard 97 container ships. The South Korean container shipping giant, the world’s seventh-largest line, filed for receivership last month, putting thousands of jobs at risk. Some port authorities are refusing entry, […]

Stena Line to add extra North Sea freight capacity on Rotterdam to Killingholme route

In response to demand on the routes from Rotterdam (Europoort and Hoek van Holland) to Killingholme, Stena Line is to add additional capacity by introducing a second ship from Europoort to Killingholme. The RoRo ship Caroline Russ, has been brought in to operate three times weekly from Europoort in the Netherlands and Killingholme in the […]

Thome reviews cyber security protocols

There has been a lot of publicity recently about the need for the shipping industry to wake up to the very real threat of malicious cyber-attacks. Shipmanagement company Thome said it takes cyber security very seriously and continuously monitors its protocols and procedures to keep up to date with the ever changing cyber threats and […]