Marlink and Radio Holland strengthen their long-term partnership

Marlink and Radio Holland have concluded a partnership agreement whereby Marlink has acquired Radio Holland’s connectivity business. The partnership builds on the complementary strengths and extensive expertise of the two leading technology companies and enables Marlink to further strengthen its global leadership in maritime VSAT. Radio Holland will be the preferred global sales and service […]

IMRF and Inmarsat deliver first ‘train the trainer’ GMDSS course in Africa

The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) and Inmarsat have delivered the very first maritime search and rescue Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) course in Morocco. Seven maritime search and rescue (SAR) professionals have taken part – five from Morocco, one from Senegal and one from Nigeria. They are all GMDSS trainers in Africa and […]

ICS Chairman commends China’s positive engagement with IMO

The Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Esben Poulsson, has praised the positive role played by the Chinese Government in supporting the global regulatory framework for merchant shipping provided by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO). In his keynote speech to the Marintec conference in Shanghai today (Tuesday), Mr Poulsson welcomed China’s close […]

DNV GL at Marintec China: Classification steps up to the digital challenge

The maritime world is in the middle of a period of rapid change, with increasing digitalisation, new regulations and shifting markets. Classification societies can help to remove barriers, speed up the process, and assist stakeholders make the most of the new landscape, IACS Chairman Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen said at DNV GL’s press conference at Marintec China […]

Jamaica elected to Council C Category of IMO Council

Jamaica has re-established its position at the heart of international maritime rule-making following its election to the International Maritime Organization’s Council. Jamaica was elected as a Category C Council member on Friday and will serve until 2019. The Maritime Authority of Jamaica’s (MAJ) Director General, Rear Admiral Peter Brady previously chaired the former IMO’s Standards […]

Next Sea Traffic Management project approved, EfficientFlow

A new Sea Traffic Management (STM) project has received EU funding from the Interreg Central Baltic Programme. EfficientFlow covers many aspects of Sea Traffic Management in the ports of Rauma, Finland and Gävle, Sweden, as well as STM-enabled traffic flow management for the many large ferries that sail through the archipelago between Sweden and Finland. […]

Somalia signs Jeddah Amendment on illicit maritime activity

Somalia has become the 14th signatory to the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct – the instrument developed and adopted by countries in the Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden that has been a key factor in repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships operating in that region. The Amendment significantly broadened […]

ABS strengthens digital and strategic leadership

Classification society has announced three key senior management appointments as part of the organization’s digital class strategy. “As our markets are increasingly shaped by digital technology, ABS is setting the pace in digital innovation,” said ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J Wiernicki. “As part of our digital class journey, our entire organization is focused […]

IMO Assembly elects new 40-Member Council

The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization has elected the following States to be Members of its Council for the 2018-2019 biennium: Category (a) 10 States with the largest interest in providing international shipping services: China, Greece, Italy, Japan, Norway, Panama, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States. Category (b) 10 States with […]