Shipping industry leaders gather for third annual Mersey Maritime Industry Awards

Leading figures in the shipping industry from across the UK are set to gather in Liverpool next week for the third prestigious Mersey Maritime Industry Awards (MMIAs). The line-up of guests is set to include Bernhard Friess, Director of the European Commission and David Dingle, Chairman of Maritime UK. Jacqueline Foster, MEP for the North […]

Martek and Nautilus join forces to launch maritime healthcare survey

Global maritime technology innovator Martek Marine has teamed up with maritime professionals’ trade union Nautilus International to launch a survey exploring the provision and effectiveness of healthcare services onboard seafaring vessels. The survey is calling on all seafarers to give their views on the accessibility and quality of medical assistance onboard their vessels. Maritime professionals […]

Board of Directors of d’Amico International Shipping approves FY 2016 results

The Board of Directors of d’Amico International Shipping, which operates product tankers, has today (Thursday) announced the approval of the draft of the 2016 full year financial statutory and consolidated results. Marco Fiori, Chief Executive Officer of d’Amico International Shipping commented: “DIS’ net result was negative for US$ 12.8 million in the full-year 2016, including […]

We must create a sustainable industry for every stakeholder, says InterManager

InterManager, the third party and in-house ship managers trade association, has called on the maritime professionals to create an industry that works for everyone in order to maintain sustainability. Speaking at its round table event during the second European Shipping Week on Monday, Captain Kuba Szymanski (pictured), Secretary-General of InterManager, urged ship managers, technology companies, […]

Gas operations begin at newly expanded Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre

Marine customers and industry representatives gathered at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre in Aalborg, Denmark yesterday (Wednesday) for the opening of the expansion into gas testing. The expansion, which extends the testing space to five times its original size, makes this the world’s most advanced test centre for environmental and combustion technology – […]

ClassNK receives EU MRV accreditation from UKAS

After undergoing extensive assessments, classification society ClassNK has become one of the world’s first classification societies to receive accreditation from the UK-based national accreditation body UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) as an EU MRV verifier, effective as of 1st March 2017. EU MRV is an EU regulation on the monitoring, reporting, and verification of carbon […]

New Central Distribution Centre boosts efficiency and service for Hempel customers

Global coatings supplier Hempel inaugurated its new North American Central Distribution Centre (CDC) on Monday in Northlake, Texas. The company said the significant addition to its worldwide network further demonstrates its continuing commitment to bring trusted solutions closer to its customers. The new CDC warehouse covers 202,000 sq ft/18,766 sq m with 32 dock doors, […]

Damen reacts to growing LNG market

Damen Shipyards Group’s range of Liquefied Gas Carriers is a response to the changes seen in the maritime LNG market in recent years. The Dutch company’s designs meet a variety of capacity requirements, from 500m3 to 7,500m3. The maritime LNG market has long been faced with the conundrum around the subject of supply and demand. […]

Foreship appoints Head of New Technology for energy-saving agenda

Naval architect and engineering company Foreship has appointed well-known ship energy expert Jan-Erik Räsänen (pictured) as its Head of New Technology with effect from 1st March, 2017. The new role expands Foreship’s energy-saving consulting services at a time when the cruise industry is considering the best way of harnessing fast-emerging hybrid, battery and fuel cell […]