d’Amico Group art residency at sea ‘The Owner’s Cabin’ hosts third artist

French-Italian artist Lulù Nuti  has docked in Rotterdam port after more than a month in residence onboard the Cielo d’Italia, a d’Amico Minicape size dry cargo vessel, bringing the third voyage of The Owner’s Cabin to a successful end. The artist started her journey in Tubarao, Brazil, boarding the vessel with only a loose understanding […]

Nearly three quarters of cargo ships over 20,000 gt compliant with ECDIS deadline

Almost three-quarters of cargo ships over 20,000 gross tonnage are already compliant with the SOLAS-mandated Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) deadline of 1st July 2017, according to the latest figures published by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO). The UKHO estimates that a further 3,828 cargo ships over 20,000gt are yet to make […]

SeaSafe Marine wins another fleet contract

Lifeboat repair and maintenance specialist SeaSafe Marine has entered into a fleetwide lifeboat servicing contract with one of the world’s largest dry bulk operators. The agreement covers statutory annual and five-year services, as well as unplanned services and supply of all spares. Andrew Lemmis, Managing Director of SeaSafe Marine – part of the Wallem Group […]

ICS pleased with IMO progress on environmental issues

Commenting on the outcome of last week’s meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – which represents the world’s national shipowners’ associations – says it is pleased with the progress made by IMO Member States on a number of critical environmental regulatory issues that […]

ABP Humber and RBT join growing ABTO membership

ABP Humber has joined the Association of Bulk Terminal Operators (ABTO) as a full member, in what marks a significant milestone for the newly formed trade association. Associated British Ports’ terminals in Hull, Grimsby, Goole and Immingham, which together handle more than 65 million tonnes of cargo annually, contributing over £2.2 billion to the UK […]

Jamaica launches its candidacy for Category C seat on IMO Council

The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) officially launched its candidacy in the UK for a Category C seat on the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Council last Thursday (6th July)at a reception at the IMO. Addressing the IMO Secretary-General, Kitack Lim, IMO delegates and specially invited guests, Director-General of the MAJ Rear Admiral Peter Brady hailed […]

Seafarers’ charity supports collision ship crew

The dangers of shipping and fishing should not be underestimated, says Apostleship of the Sea, following the recent collision of a tanker ship and bulk carrier in the English Channel on 1st July. Media reported that tanker Seafrontier, which was loaded with petrol, collided with Huayang Endeavour en route to Lagos in Nigeria in the […]

HullWiper performs first cruise vessel hull clean in Copenhagen

The first hull cleaning of a cruise vessel using GAC EnvironHull’s diver and brush-free HullWiper has been completed in Copenhagen. The removal of marine fouling from the DFDS Group’s 2,800dwt Pearl Seaways marked the latest in more than 550 hull cleans carried out by the pioneering remotely operated vehicle (ROV) worldwide. It took just 7.5 […]

Chartco appoints new Chairman

ChartCo has today announced the appointment of Hans Gieskes as Chairman. In addition to chairing a range of companies, including the successful AXIO Data Group, Mr Gieskes has been CEO and President of organisations such as Cision – global market leader of cloud-based software and services for PR professionals, and LexisNexis – global market leader […]