IMB’s third quarter global piracy report shows ‘Nigeria remains risky’

A total of 121 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in the first nine months of 2017, according to the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest quarterly report on maritime piracy. The flagship global report notes that, while piracy rates were down compared to the same period […]

Steen Lund appointed Regional Director Asia Radio Holland

Radio Holland has appointed Steen Brodsgaard Lund as Regional Director Asia. He will be responsible for the company’s operations in Asia, with offices in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. Mr Lund has significant experience in the maritime industry. He started in 1987 as a Trainee at A.P. Moller Maersk in Denmark, and spent 21 […]

Liberian Registry launches cyber and ship security CBT programme

The Liberian Registry has launched a Cyber and Ship Security Computer-Based Training (CBT) programme that provides a comprehensive overview of cyber-security issues, including concepts such as malware, network security, identity theft, risk management, and other common threats to maritime security. Jorgen Palmbak, Director of Maritime Security for the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), […]

Mackay Communications signs partnership for Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress service

Mackay Communications, a worldwide marine electronics and airtime service provider, has signed a Partner agreement with Inmarsat to distribute its award-winning Fleet Xpress service to the global maritime market including deep sea vessels, commercial fishing, oil and gas, defense, and cruise-passenger lines. Mackay will offer a complete end-to-end Fleet Xpress package including the full range […]

Launch of Smart Ship Awards to identify leaders in digital transformation

The Smart Ship Awards are the first awards solely dedicated to identifying the players making a real difference in leading the digital transformation of the shipping and maritime sectors to a smart, connected future. “This is an unprecedented period of change in our industry. A series of market and technological conditions have fallen together to […]

Chance to watch ICS International Shipping Conference

Emissions, green shipping, manpower – the debate at the International Chamber of Shipping’s (ICS) conference last month was fast paced and at times controversial. With a capacity crowd, and a full London International Shipping Week schedule there were some who were disappointed when they found this annual highlight clashing with other commitments. Those who couldn’t […]

Southampton-based charity opens new seafarers’ centre in the city

International maritime charity Sailors’ Society opened the doors to its new Southampton Seafarers’ Centre on Friday. The centre gives seafarers docking in the city’s port, which handles around 14 million tonnes of cargo annually, the opportunity to access support services and free Wi-Fi. The Mayor of Southampton, Councillor Les Harris, who officially opened the centre, […]

The end of the paper chase: DNV GL rolls out electronic certificates across entire fleet

In a historic first for the ship classification industry, DNV GL has commenced the roll out of IMO compliant electronic class and statutory certificates across its entire fleet. The widespread use of electronic certificates will result in significant efficiency gains for ship owners, charterers, regulators and crew, cutting down administrative burdens, processing time and document […]

Cork Command Seminar looks to future of shipping industry

The latest in The Nautical Institute’s 2017 series of Command Seminars continues to focus on Navigation Accidents and their Causes, but also looks beyond that to wider issues affecting the future development of the shipping industry. “Human factors are the real cause of many accidents. We can’t get rid of human error so it is […]

Rickmers-Line and RZ Carrier certified according to latest ISO standards

RZ Carrier and Rickmers-Line, both companies of Zeaborn Group, have successfully undergone the process of certification of their integrated management system for Quality, Health and Safety and Environment (QHSE) according to the latest standards of ISO 9001:2015 for the Quality- and Process-Management ,OHSAS 18001:2007 for the Health & Safety Management System, and ISO 14001:2015 for […]

Port of Felixstowe rail improvements receive go-ahead

The latest enhancements to Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe’s rail connections have been given the green light by the Secretary of State for Transport. The £60.4 million scheme, jointly funded by Network Rail and Hutchison Ports, will allow up to 47 freight trains to run per day in each direction between Ipswich and Felixstowe. Commenting […]