Indian sea captain receives 2016 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea

The Master of an oil tanker who says she was “just doing her job” has received the highest IMO bravery recognition for saving the lives of seven fishermen from a sinking fishing boat during a tumultuous storm in the Bay of Bengal in June 2015. “It is every seafarer’s and Master’s solemn duty and obligation […]

The benefits of working with a strong counter party

Bunker buyers could be at a loss if further bunker collapses happen in the future, without the proper business strategy in place, World Fuel Services has warned. A key moment for the bunkering industry was the London High Court’s judgment on the Res Cogitans – one of the ships that was affected by the OW […]

Mersey Maritime gears up for third industry awards

Plans are underway for the highly-anticipated Mersey Maritime Industry Awards (MMIA) 2017 with the four diamond sponsors and the drinks sponsor already secured for the third annual event. The MMIAs are organised by sector representative body Mersey Maritime, and the awards recognise the excellence and diversity that exists across all sectors of the maritime industry […]

ITIC warning on the price to be paid for misreading tariffs

International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) says the misreading of tariffs in shipping documentation is a common cause of costly claims. ITIC cites the case of a South American port agent asked by the owners of a vessel to provide a quote for the costs of discharging a shipment of project cargo. The agent reviewed the […]

Martek Marine awarded place on Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems framework contract by European Maritime Safety Agency

Global maritime technology innovator Martek Marine has been included on a ground breaking framework contract by the European Maritime Safety Agency for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems services in the maritime environment. The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) was established for the purpose of ensuring a high, uniform and effective level of maritime safety and prevention […]

German Maritime Administration (BG Verkehr) challenges RS to broaden cooperation

The Russian Maritime Register of Shipping hosted the 18th meeting of the Russian-German Joint Commission on Maritime Shipping last week. The delegations were headed by Vitaly Klyuev, Director, Department of State Policy for Maritime and River Transport of the RF Ministry of Transport and Reinhard Klingen, Director-General, Waterways and Shipping of the Federal Ministry of […]

Inchcape Shipping Services celebrates new head office in London

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the global maritime and logistics service provider, has celebrated the official opening of its new head office in London. Based in Fenchurch Street in the heart of the City, the new office for ISS’ leadership team has been opened to bring it closer to key customers’ London offices and more accessible […]