Wärtsilä strengthens its expertise in vessel positioning technology by acquiring Guidance Marine

The technology group Wärtsilä has acquired Guidance Marine, a privately owned company with offices in the UK, Singapore and the US, which provides sensor solutions relating to dynamic positioning and other vessel control systems, such as collision avoidance and remote control operations. Wärtsilä says it is deeply committed to providing technologies needed to enhance ‘intelligent’ […]

Britannia P&I Club sponsors Wellness at Sea app

Britannia P&I Club has agreed to sponsor the Wellness at Sea app from maritime welfare charity Sailors’ Society. The well-being of seafarers is of utmost importance to the smooth running of the world fleet and the app contains a coaching programme to reflect their needs and those of their employers by promoting cultural awareness, emotional […]

d’Amico International Shipping announces sale of tanker

d’Amico International Shipping has announced that its operating subsidiary d’Amico Tankers D.A.C. (Ireland) has signed a memorandum of agreement for the sale of High Prosperity, a 48,700dwt medium-range product tanker vessel, built in 2006 by Imabari Shipbuilding Co, for a consideration of $14.245 million. This transaction will generate a positive net cash effect of around […]

Dualog wins 90-ship Thenamaris email and data transfer contract

Dualog, the digital platform at sea, has won a contract to handle the business email and data transfer needs for 90 vessels managed by Thenamaris of Greece. Thenamaris, one of Greece’s most respected ship managers, operates a diversified fleet of tankers, bulk carriers, LNG and LPG vessels as well as containerships. It selected Dualog for […]

BMT announces management buy-out of Dutch subsidiary

BMT Group (BMT) has announced that the Dutch subsidiary of BMT Ship & Coastal Dynamics will now operate independently as Aktis Hydraulics BV, following a successful management buy-out.  The team at Aktis will continue to work closely with BMT providing a number of specialised services. David Hurdle, Managing Director of Aktis Hydraulics BV said: “Operating […]

Arctic commitment seeks partners on heavy fuel oil ban

The Our Ocean conference in Malta was the venue for the launch of an international initiative to end use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by Arctic shipping. On Friday (6th October), as one of the ambitious commitments made during the conference, the Our Ocean Arctic Commitment was launched to expand collaboration between the cruise industry, […]

New Chairman for SMI

Kelvin Hughes CEO Russell Gould has succeeded Peter French as Chairman of the Society of Maritime Industries (SMI). In acknowledging his appointment, Mr Gould said: “I have been a member of the SMI’s Board since 2004 and I am very happy to take on this role at such a dynamic time for the industry.  In […]