ESPO congratulates the ports of Bremen/Bremerhaven, Moerdijk and Tangier MED for achieving PERS certification

ESPO has congratulated the ports of Bremen/Bremerhaven (DE), Moerdijk (NL) and Tangier MED for achieving PERS certification. ESPO Secretary General Isabelle Ryckbost handed over the PERS certificates to the port representatives in a dedicated ceremony during the GreenPort Congress in Venice yesterday (Wednesday). The ports of Bremen/Bremerhaven (represented by Jochen Kress) and Moerdijk (represented by […]

MTS expands fleet with purchase of MTS Terramare

Marine services provider Marine and Towage Services Group (MTS) has announced the purchase of its latest vessel, MTS Terramare. This multi-purpose landing craft enables the delivery of cargo, construction equipment and other materials directly onto land, without the need for dedicated dockside facilities, whilst additionally able to operate as a diving platform for offshore salvage […]

McMurdo continues to expand global reach with Elcome International partnership

McMurdo, a trusted name in emergency readiness and response, and a division of Orolia, has announced a global agreement with Elcome International to expand its reach in the global commercial marine market. Founded in 1969, Elcome has been serving the marine industry as an innovative and high-quality system integrator, distributor, installer and after-sales service agent […]

Clyde Training Solutions opens multi-million training facility

Central Scotland’s first dedicated marine and offshore international training centre has been opened by Clyde Training Solutions (CTS). CTS – a newly established Clyde Group company –  is now offering an extensive range of onsite accredited maritime safety courses to an international market at its new complex on the banks of the River Clyde in […]

ABS recognised for exceptional R&D collaboration

Classification society ABS has been recognised by the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) as this year’s recipient of the Honorary SMI Collaboration Award. Guest of honour, Lucien Wong, Chairman of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, presented the Honorary SMI Collaboration Award to ABS on Monday (10th October) at the SMI Forum. The award represents […]

Polar Code Conference

The Polar Code and Safety of Ice-going Ships conference jointly organised by Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) and PAO Sovcomflot (SCF) was held on 5th October within the framework of the International Exhibition TRANSTEC 2016. Vitaly Klyuev, Director of the Department of State Policy for Maritime and River Transport of the Ministry of Transport […]

New skills learned by 65 lifeboat crew members in fifth year of exchanges

Helicopter crash training, survival techniques in cold water, rescuing crew mates from capsized boats and lifeguarding were just some of the activities for the 65 volunteers in the latest European Lifeboat Crew Exchange Programme. For the fifth successive year, the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) brought together lifeboat crew members from across Europe to share […]

MacGregor receives Pusnes deck machinery orders for Vale’s new VLOCs

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won Pusnes deck machinery orders for a new series of 400,000dwt very large ore carriers (VLOCs) under construction at Chinese shipyard, Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industries. The orders are booked in Cargotec’s 2016 third quarter order intake. MacGregor will deliver high-pressure hydraulically-operated deck machinery based on Pusnes designs. “The equipment […]