Idwal Marine launches first online ship inspection platform

Global provider of ship inspection services Idwal Marine has launched what is said to be the shipping industry’s first cloud-based online platform to provide instant quotations and deliver reporting for complete vessel condition, pre-purchase and pre-charter inspection services. The online platform provides 24-hour access to a global network of ISO-certified ship inspectors worldwide and […]

Another Damen ASD 2913 for Rimorchiatori Riuniti

Rimorchiatori Riuniti has taken delivery of a Damen ASD 2913 – named Germania – which was handed over to the Italian tug operator last week from Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania. The delivery follows Rimorchiatori Riuniti’s order for a second, identical vessel, the contract for which was also finalised at the end of December. Rimorchiatori […]

Wärtsilä and Carnival Corporation announce strategic performance-based partnership

Wärtsilä and cruise company Carnival Corporation & plc have signed a comprehensive 12-year agreement that strengthens their existing partnership and joint continuous improvement efforts to maintain the highest possible levels for cruise ship safety and reliability. The performance-based agreement provides for shared financial incentives and exposure based on outcomes for both companies. The value of […]

Nautilus International wins first minimum wage battle

Maritime trade union Nautilus International has welcomed an agreement to ensure that foreign seafarers on freight ferries running to Orkney and Shetland will be paid at least the UK minimum wage. Nautilus launched its Charter for Jobs at the UK branch conference in October 2016, a 10-point charter which calls on the government and industry […]

Riverbed supports Maersk on its digital journey

Riverbed Technology, the application performance company, has today (Wednesday) announced that Maersk Line, part of the Maersk Group and the world’s largest container shipping operator, is using Riverbed SteelCentral to monitor business-critical applications and services and provide the ability to troubleshoot performance bottlenecks across the company. The five-year contract with Riverbed will support Maersk Line’s […]

Epic Gas takes delivery of 11,000cbm newbuilding

Epic Gas has announced that the 11,000cbm LPG carrier Epic Sardinia, the seventh vessel in the company’s series of eight newbuildings, was delivered today (Wednesday) under a long-term bareboat charter with purchase options. The vessel was built at Kyokuyo Shipyard, Japan. Epic Gas stated that it remains committed to the delivery of a high quality […]

Norsepower rotor sail solution to be installed onboard Viking Line cruise ferry

Norsepower, the provider of low-maintenance, software operated, and data verified auxiliary wind propulsion systems, has signed an agreement with Finnish shipping company Viking Line to install its Rotor Sail Solution onboard the Viking Grace, an LNG-fuelled cruise ferry. The 57,565 GT Viking Grace currently operates in the archipelago between Turku (Finland) and Stockholm (Sweden), and […]