Ark Shipping takes delivery of OSD-designed AHTS for Caspian operations

A new shallow-draft anchor-handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel designed by Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) has been delivered to Russian inland waterways operator and offshore logistics service provider, Ark Shipping. The AHTS Antarctic, designed in close co-operation with the owner, is partly based on the design of another OSD-designed ship, the Arctic, which was delivered to […]

National Marine Electronics Association recognises KVH marine satellite systems with 2017 Product Excellence Awards

KVH Industries, Inc has announced that the top marine electronics professionals in the country have honoured two of its marine satellite antenna systems for their outstanding performance and reliability. KVH’s TracPhone V3-IP received the National Marine Electronics Association’s (NMEA) 2017 Product of Excellence Award in the satellite communications antenna category, while the TracVision TV3 received […]

 [bluester] and MarTrust partner to streamline due diligence services

[bluester], a one-stop portal for buyers and suppliers of Maritime Support Services has entered into a partnership with MarTrust, a global payments provider and a Marcura Group company. Both companies are dedicated solely to the maritime industry, and are partnering to deliver due diligence services to users of [bluester]. As a financial services provider operating […]

Damen appoints new Sales Director Cruise New Building

Damen Shipyards Group has appointed Andrea Trevisan as its new Sales Director Cruise New Building. The announcement coincides with Damen’s ambitions to further expand its standing in the Expedition and small size Cruise Vessels market. Mr Trevisan will oversee Damen’s global commercial and marketing activities with regard to new build cruise vessels. “I will be […]

ITIC settles dispute after Turkey bars entry to vessel with Cyprus connections

International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) recently settled a dispute between a ship owner and its Turkish agent for losses arising from the refusal of Turkish port authorities to allow a vessel to berth because of its connection to Cyprus. Turkish regulations prohibit any vessel directly or indirectly related to the Republic of Cyprus from calling […]

Ukraine-based entrepreneur launches global digital marketplace for shipping

An entrepreneur behind Odessa-based shipping company Varamar Group has laid a claim to digital revolution in shipping by launching ShipNEXT – a first independent online platform for global freight market. Recognising that current time and cost inefficiencies hamper the industry’s global recovery and further development, Alexander Varvarenko has created a digital solution that is said […]

Vancouver celebrates World Maritime Day and marks release of Menon Economics Vancouver City report

The Vancouver International Maritime Centre (VIMC), in collaboration with Keesal Young & Logan (KYL), hosted a complimentary seminar and lunch to celebrate World Maritime Day 2017 in Vancouver with presentations supporting the 2017 International Maritime Organization (IMO) theme ‘Connecting Ships, Ports and People’. The seminar featured presentations from KYL’s John D Giffin, Philip R Lempriere, […]