Tanker brokers count cost of failure to pass on claims documentation

The International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) says delay in submitting – or failure to pass on – documentation is the most common cause of claims against tanker brokers. Moreover, the tightening of procedures in a difficult market may serve to make such failures more costly. In the latest issue of its Claims Review, ITIC cites […]

Wärtsilä to participate in research programme aimed at creating an ecosystem for autonomous marine transport

Wärtsilä says its strong commitment to developing the technologies, the system reliability, and the essential designs to enable the viability of autonomous shipping is again emphasised through its participation in an important research programme. Together with other leading marine sector and information & communication technology (ICT) companies, Wärtsilä is supporting a project aimed at creating […]

Woolly hats at the ready!

Following last year’s successful Woolly Hat Day, The Campaign for Wool is once again urging those up and down the country to wear wool to raise money for The Mission to Seafarers on 14th October as part of Wool Week 2016. With support from shops, schools and businesses this year’s Woolly Hat Day hopes to […]

Xeneta aims to crack US market with New York opening

Xeneta, the global benchmarking and market intelligence platform for containerised ocean freight, is looking to bring a new understanding to the world’s biggest container shipping market with its first US office. The firm will now have a Madison Avenue address in New York, with CEO Patrik Berglund (pictured) and William Di Ieso, Xeneta’s Director of […]

IBIA welcomes Danish authorities’ clampdown on bunker fraud

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has welcomed the fact that Danish authorities have investigated and sought to bring to justice alleged fraudulent activities perpetrated by a bunkering company in the country. On 22nd September, a Danish court sentenced an executive of a Danish bunker company to three and a half years in jail and […]

Ship owners and managers gather in Singapore

Ship owners and managers will gather in Singapore next week to examine the latest industry developments and international concerns surrounding the notion that today’s shipping industry is not immune to the global terrorist threat – be it physical or across the internet. Taking place at the Singapore headquarters of international law firm Reed Smith on […]

MacGregor organises first hackathon ‘Hack the Sea’ in Germany to boost the development of intelligent cargo handling in the world

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, is organising an open innovation hackathon event at the Interschalt Marine Center near Hamburg, Germany from 11th to 13th November. The MacGregor hackathon continues the success of CargoHack hackathons, organised by Cargotec companies to speed up their innovation processes and to extend their development ecosystem. The goal of this ‘Hack the […]

Moore Stephens reports second successive quarterly rise in shipping confidence

Shipping confidence, notably on the part of charterers and managers, improved for the second successive quarter in the three months to end-August 2016, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens. In August 2016, the average confidence level expressed by respondents was 5.4 on a scale of 1 […]

ABS Chairman delivers keynote address at Coast Guard Foundation awards dinner

ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J Wiernicki  (pictured) addressed the Coast Guard Foundation at the 2016 Pacific Area Awards Dinner in San Francisco on FridaY, as a keynote speaker. Expressing pride in the long, shared history between the US Coast Guard (USCG) and ABS, Mr Wiernicki recognised USCG leadership in cybersecurity as a regulatory […]

IMRF launches ‘Keep children in the Med afloat’ campaign

Lifejackets have been donated by ActionAid to the International Maritime Rescue Federation to send to the Mediterranean to help adults and children who need rescuing on a daily basis. The 300 lifejackets – 150 for adults and the rest for children – will be sent to Sea-Watch in Malta who are performing rescues and who […]