ITIC warns that failure to follow lay-up procedure can be costly

International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has reported a case in which a lay-up manager was held liable for a $250,000 contribution to a claim for extensive damage to a vessel whilst in lay-up. The lay-up manager, as agent for the owner, arranged for a contractor to fit internal blanks to the sea valves of a […]

Hostages released after over four and a half years in captivity

The Hostage Support Partners have announced the release of the 26 remaining hostages of the FV Naham 3. The Omani flagged fishing vessel was hijacked on 26th March 2012 roughly 65 nautical miles south of the Seychelles. Of the original 29-member crew, sadly one died during the hijacking and two more succumbed to illness during […]

Cargotec releases interim report

Cargotec Corporation has released its interim report for January to September 2016, which shows an improved operating profit margin. Other highlights of the period showed that profitability continued to improve in Hiab and although there were no big project orders in Kalmar, the long-term market potential was still strong. Results also showed the market situation […]

Port of Cork opens new automated Gate Operating System at Tivoli Container Terminal

The Port of Cork Company (POCC) has announced the recent introduction of a new €750,000 automated gate operating system for its Tivoli Container Terminal. The new system will help support terminal efficiency and modernise the container collection and delivery process at the busy marine terminal and it is the first of its kind to be […]

IMDO announces two new appointments to key management positions

The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) has announced two new appointments to the organisation’s management team in recent weeks. Dr Edel O’Connor (pictured left) joins the IMDO as Business Development Manager, and Kelli O’Malley joins as Marketing & Communications Manager. Dr O’Connor holds a doctorate in computer science from DCU and recently received a Diploma […]

Intermodal terminal moves to the port of Gothenburg

Plans are in place to move the freight terminal currently located in the central city of Gothenburg to the Port of Gothenburg. The switch will allow a higher proportion of transport by rail instead of road. At the intermodal terminal, in the city centre of Gothenburg, freight is transferred from rail to road and then […]

Hill Dickinson LLP and The UK Chamber of Shipping hold Crime at Sea Seminar

The UK Chamber of Shipping in partnership with international law firm Hill Dickinson recently held a half-day Crime at Sea Seminar at Hill Dickinson LLP’s office at Broadgate Tower, London. This event discussed, amongst other things, how ship owners should preserve and collect evidence when a crime occurs or is alleged onboard their vessel as […]

Throughput in port of Rotterdam decreases by 1.9% in first nine months

Compared to the excellent first three quarters of 2015 ( up 5.4%), cargo throughput in the port of Rotterdam in the same period this year fell by 1.9%. The decrease was particularly strong in coal and iron ore. Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, said: “Each of the different sectors in the […]

Three new product tankers for d’Amico International Shipping

d’Amico International Shipping, a specialist in the product tanker market, has launched three new eco-ships at the Vietnamese shipyard Hyundai Vinashin Shipyard Co –  one handysize and two medium range vessels. The total investment for the three ships launched amounted to $104 million and with the delivery of the recently launched Cielo di Salerno on […]

Inmarsat Maritime appoints key communicator to accelerate the uptake of connectivity at sea

Inmarsat, the provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has announced the appointment of Mark Warner (pictured) as Head of Marketing Communications for its Maritime business unit. Reporting to Inmarsat Chief Marketing Officer Chris McLaughlin, Mr Warner will take responsibility for maritime marketing communications activities, with the objective of opening up the full potential of […]

New Regional Sales Manager for Nautisk

Global chart distributor Nautisk has appointed a new Regional Sales Manager for its New Orleans hub. Petey Rozands will take up management of sales and new business activity for North America and the surrounding region. Working out of Nautisk’s New Orleans hub, Petey will work with both local and global customers providing a range of […]

Ensuring the safe use of lifeboats

The death of a crewman and injury of four others during a recent lifeboat drill has once again drawn attention to the danger posed by the complexity of modern lifeboats. Captain Anuj Velankar, P&I executive and Loss Prevention Advisor, UK P&I Club, reviews the issues around lifeboats and offers suggestions for safer usage: “A study […]