IMO nominations appeal for Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is appealing for nominations for its 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea. Nominations must relate to exceptional acts of bravery performed at sea between 1st March 2016 and 28th February 2017. The nomination form, available from the IMO, can be submitted by a UN Member State, intergovernmental organisation […]

Vestdavit offers speed boost or power saving choice

Client consultation and a full internal technical review have prompted Vestdavit to refine lifting speed vs power options available across its entire davits range. The boat handling specialist has been focusing on how best to optimise equipment hoisting and lowering speeds within available power constraints, or reduce power while maintaining speeds. “Optimising the handling speed/power […]

Dualog launches Innovation Garage to challenge boundaries of IT innovation

Dualog, one of the world’s leading providers of ship-to-shore data communications services, is challenging the boundaries of smart thinking in the shipping industry by launching a company that aims to change the way software providers deliver IT solutions to the global shipping industry. Known as Innovation Garage, the new entity will draw on the skills […]

Wärtsilä Ballast Water Management System again chosen for new container vessels

Four new 3,300teu container vessels being built for the French shipping group CMA CGM will feature Wärtsilä Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS). This is the third series of vessels for which the same owner has selected the Wärtsilä BWMS solution, making a total of 10 ships. These latest vessels are being built at the Cosco […]

Martha fatigue report launched at the IMO

InterManager, the trade association for in-house and third party ship managers, together with The Warsash Maritime Academy, has presented the findings of its fatigue study, Project MARTHA, to The International Maritime Organization (IMO). Speaking at the presentation last night (Monday), Capt Kuba Szymanski, Secretary-General of InterManager urged the maritime industry to take notice of the […]

Albwardy Damen name change announced

Albwardy Marine Engineering and Damen Shipyards Sharjah have officially brought both brands together under one umbrella – Albwardy Damen. The change represents the venture’s drive to maximise the efficiency of its operations and enhance its leading position during these challenging times for the maritime industry. The United Arab Emirates-based shipyard will continue to construct newbuild […]