BBC broadcaster Emily Maitlis to moderate LISW17 flagship conference

London International Shipping Week 2017 (LISW17) has announced that Emily Maitlis, broadcaster, journalist, and presenter of BBC’s Newsnight, will once again moderate the official LISW flagship conference which will take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Thursday 14th September. The internationally-acclaimed journalist and broadcaster will bring her forthright and engaging style to the industry-leading […]

BG Freight Line announces new container service from Cork

Leeside Shipping, agents for BG Freight Line in Cork, has announced a new container service between the ports of Cork and Liverpool. This new service is due to commence at the end of March 2017. This is the first time these ports have been connected directly, and the new route will offer greater opportunities for […]

Heroes of the sea to be honoured

The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society is calling on members of the maritime community, and rescue organisations, to nominate colleagues and associates who have demonstrated outstanding skill and gallantry in rescuing those in peril at sea. The Society, which has provided financial support to merchant seafarers, fishermen and their dependants since 1839, will hold its 166th Skill […]

ECOSLOPS signs a Letter of Intent with the Egyptian authorities for the Suez Canal region

Ecoslops, an innovative technology company that upgrades ship-generated hydrocarbon residues, or “slops”, into valuable new fuels and light bitumen, announced today (Thursday) that it has signed a Letter of Intent with EGPC (Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation), through one of its subsidiaries, SSCO, in order to explore the feasibility of creating an oil residue collection and […]

IMO Secretary-General urges vigilance after tanker hijack

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has urged the shipping industry to apply diligently IMO guidance and best management practices to avert possible piracy attacks, in the wake of the hijack of the Aris 13, off Puntland, Somalia. “While we have seen a very welcome decline in piracy off Somalia since the last reported hijack by Somali […]