Vestdavit opens office in the US

Safe boat handling specialist Vestdavit has responded to a sustained positive trend in North American business levels by opening an office in the US. The Bergen-based supplier of davits and other boat launching equipment is opening an office in Seattle and says that direct representation will help it build on its existing strong regional reputation. […]

PBES Norway and Noris Automation announce Partnership Agreement

PBES and Noris Automation today (Wednesday) announced a partnership agreement to represent PBES energy storage for hybrid and fully electric commercial marine vessels. This further underscores the ongoing green shift that is now occurring in the commercial marine industry. “Noris Automation is a company with deep roots in the marine industry,” said Brent Perry, PBES […]

Competition to keep container equipment leasing rates under pressure

Leasing companies are tightening their stranglehold over container equipment ownership as ocean carriers cut back on new purchasing and sell older inventory for leaseback. But the lessors’ rapid expansion has come at a price as the combination of low borrowing costs and competitive pressures has had an adverse impact on lease rates and accompanying investment […]

Showstopper celebrates two centuries of Sailors’ Society

How’s that for a showstopper? Just hours after top  UK TV show The Great British Bake Off returned to our screens, staff from international maritime charity Sailors’ Society celebrated the 200-day countdown to the organisation’s 200th anniversary on 18th March 2018 with a cake shaped like a cargo ship. Sailors’ Society aims to transform the […]

Blockchain system successfully deployed to revolutionise the logistics industry

A successful pilot programme delivered by logistics technology company Marine Transport International (MTI) demonstrates that the logistics industry will see improved connectivity, efficiency and security thanks to blockchain. MTI, in conjunction with Agility Sciences, have today released a whitepaper detailing the deployment of their Container Streams system in a supply chain environment. The results of […]