AkzoNobel awards shipping industry’s largest ever number of carbon credits to Grimaldi Group

Global logistics company Grimaldi Group has received the largest number of carbon credits to have been issued through a landmark initiative developed by AkzoNobel’s marine coatings business, the supplier of International coatings. Grimaldi – which specialises in maritime transport – was presented with a total of 109,617 carbon credits through the award-winning programme, which rewards […]

Global Eagle Entertainment and Intelsat sign ‘Epic’ expansion deal

Intelsat, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, and Global Eagle Entertainment, have entered into a new and expanded contract to deliver reliable, high-performance broadband connectivity across five continents and multiple vertical markets across air, land and sea. The multi-year, global service will utilise C- and Ku-band services on […]

Great care needed when transporting bagged rice cargoes

The UK P&I Club comments on the risks associated with rice transportation and advises on the precautions that can be taken to minimise losses. “479 million tonnes of rice were produced in the 2013/14 season, with 38 million tonnes transported across borders, exported mainly by Thailand, Vietnam and Pakistan. As global demand for staple foods […]

Radio Holland appoints Jan-Arie Sepers as General Manager Netherlands

Jan-Arie Sepers has returned to Radio Holland, where his career began 26 years ago, to become General Manager Radio Holland Netherlands. The move comes after a substantial career at Nokia. Mr Sepers said: ’I have always stayed in contact with Radio Holland CEO Paul Smulders since we worked together at Radio Holland in the past […]

Norsafe Dubai showcasing LSA Services and lifting inspection at Seatrade Middle East

Norsafe will be promoting its life-saving equipment and associated services at Seatrade Middle East in Dubai from 31st October to 2nd November 2016. Called Norsafe Fours, the company has been providing life-saving equipment, training, inspection, repair and assessment services in the UAE and Gulf since 2004 and can also supply specialist personnel trained in lifting […]

Attack on gas tanker off coast of Yemen

Following reports that a gas tanker was attacked off the coast of Yemen close to the Bab-al-Mandab strait by as yet unknown assailants, Gerry Northwood (pictured), COO of maritime risk management company MAST and former Royal Navy counter piracy commander, said it was still unclear whether it was a pirate attack or an act of […]

Call for papers: IMarEST 6th Ballast Water Technology Conference

Following the ratification of the Ballast Water Management Convention in September, and with the shipping community potentially woefully unprepared, attention is now focused on its implementation ahead of entry into force next autumn. In addition to the practical measures ship owners and operators will need to take, such as the selection of the appropriate treatment […]