McGinley announced as A&P Group’s new Managing Director

Global ship repair, conversion and marine specialist A&P Group has announced the appointment of its new Managing Director. David McGinley (pictured), formerly of Babcock International Group’s Marine and Technology division, takes the helm of A&P Group after 13 years working at Babcock in senior level roles that spanned strategic development, business development and commercial port […]

China confirms its ‘Favoured Nation Status’ for the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man Ship Registry has welcomed China’s confirmation that the 1996 Maritime Transport agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has been extended to include the Isle of Man. This recent confirmation will help the operators of […]

23 type specific ECDIS ACAT courses now available offline

Listening to the requirements of many of its clients with little or no internet onboard, ECDIS Ltd has developed an almost fully offline version of its ACAT courses, removing the need for constant internet connection. The courses share the exact same content as their online counterparts, however the courses can be purchased and downloaded onshore […]

Vancouver sets its sights on becoming a world-class maritime centre

As Canada’s largest port, Vancouver B.C has always been big on shipping. Now they have their sights set on becoming a world-class maritime centre. “There’s no problem selling Vancouver,” said Kaity Arsoniadis-Stein (pictured), Executive Director of the Vancouver International Maritime Centre (VIMC), the organisation heading up the expansion initiative. “We have had tremendous interest in […]

Greener ship recycling: DNV GL to certify 50 IHMs for Norddeutsche Reederei

DNV GL and Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt have signed a contract to carry out Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) certifications for the shipping company’s managed fleet of more than 50 vessels. The first vessel to undergo sampling and testing is the 3,700teu container vessel Northern Dexterity. Once complete, this certification provides independent verification of the […]

Wärtsilä’s satisfactory performance supported by good fourth quarter

Wärtsilä has released its financial statements bulletin for 2016 which show that although the company operating result declined to €583million overall in 2016 (compared to €612m the previous year), it actually improved in the fourth quarter to €253m from €215m in 2015. Other highlights of the 2016 financial statements show the order intake was stable […]