Launch of S)ONE Port Community System in Jamaica

Following the international tender awarded in December 2015, SOGET and Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) launch today (Tuesday) the pilot phase of S)ONE PCS for transshipment functionalities. CMA CGM Fort St Pierre will be the first vessel processed through the PCS. This first step will improve dramatically fluidity and security in Jamaican day-to-day operations. As […]

ITF applauds granting of shore leave to Hanjin crews

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today (Tuesday) applauded the granting of shore leave to the crew of the Hanjin Seattle on its arrival at the port of Seattle, US. The denial of shore leave to Hanjin crews was highlighted by a spontaneous action of dockers at the same port last month, and by ITF […]

Master Mariner Donal Keaney joins Hill Dickinson’s shipping team

International law firm Hill Dickinson has further strengthened its London shipping team with the arrival of Master Mariner Donal Keaney, bringing the total number of Master Mariners at the firm to six. Mr Keaney is currently studying to become admitted as a solicitor and joins Hill Dickinson from a varied seagoing, commercial and legal background. […]

CLIA welcomes first regional cruise dialogue for the Baltic

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Europe, as one of the leading partners of the European Commission’s Pan European Dialogue between cruise operators, ports and coastal tourism stakeholders, has today (Tuesday) presented its vision for the cruise industry in the Baltic region in Copenhagen. The initiative aims to foster solutions for cruise tourism in the region […]

Inauguration of new port in Stockholm

Ports of Stockholm has expanded Stockholm by 85,000 square metres, and built a new pier and passenger terminal and today (Tuesday) the new Port of Värtahamnen and Värta Terminal were officially inaugurated. Värtahamnen has been under reconstruction since 2013. The rebuilding is part of the development of a completely new city district in Stockholm, the […]

Mersey Maritime delegation attends Isle of Man Shipping Association network event

A delegation from UK industry body Mersey Maritime and some of its members visited the Isle of Man Shipping Association (IOMSA) for its October networking event – following the recently formed trade partnership between the two bodies. During the event, a member of the delegation –  Professor Ian Jenkinson, Head of Department of Maritime and […]

SEA\LNG says LNG sector ready to meet shipping industry demand

Ahead of the 70th Session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), the cross-industry coalition SEA\LNG has highlighted the ability of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector to meet the future emissions requirements of the global shipping industry. The recently formed coalition has issued a position statement which outlines the benefits of LNG as […]

SEA\LNG says LNG sector ready to meet shipping industry demand

Ahead of the 70th Session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), the cross-industry coalition SEA\LNG has highlighted the ability of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector to meet the future emissions requirements of the global shipping industry. The recently formed coalition has issued a position statement which outlines the benefits of LNG as […]

European Shipping Week receives patronage of the European Parliament

European Shipping Week has been granted the European Parliament’s official patronage by its President, Martin Schultz (pictured). Commenting on European Shipping Week, Mr Schultz said his institution appreciated the opportunity for open dialogue between policymakers and representatives of the shipping industry to debate the future of European shipping policy. In a letter to Niels Smedegaard, […]

Programme announced for Danish Maritime Forum

More than 200 global key leaders from all parts of the maritime value chain will meet in Copenhagen for the Danish Maritime Forum on 26th-27th October. Together they will discuss the most significant challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the global economy, the maritime industry and society. The Danish Maritime Forum will take place […]

Crowley supports relief actions for Haiti, Florida and Southeast in Response to Hurricane Matthew

Supporting relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, Florida and throughout the US Southeast, Crowley Maritime Corporation’s logistics group is successfully delivering logistics services for the transportation of water, generators and food and other supplies in partnership with US agencies and the State of Florida. Under federal contract, Crowley has personnel on site […]

African and North Atlantic experts meet at IMRF SAR Summit

Representatives from the African SAR (search and rescue) Group were able to pick up ideas on how to create a model based on the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centres (RCC) of the North Atlantic Group when the two parties met. The meeting was facilitated by the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) in partnership with the International […]

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