SKY Perfect JSAT agrees to Invest $4.5 Million in KVH as part of strategic collaboration in maritime satellite connectivity

KVH Industries announced today that its longtime satellite capacity partner SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SJC) has agreed to invest $4.5 million in KVH as part of the two companies’ ongoing commitment to deliver next-generation maritime broadband services. KVH and SJC intend to collaborate on value-added services in the area of shipping digitalisation and improved broadband […]

MISC Group welcomes its fourth MOSS-Type LNG carrier

Energy related maritime solutions and services provider MISC Group has today (Wednesday) taken delivery of Seri Camar, the fourth in a series of five MOSS-Type Seri C Class Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carriers. The 150,200 CBM LNG carrier has been built for MISC by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), and benefits from an Integrated Hull Structure […]

Bureau Veritas launches world-wide e-certification

Bureau Veritas is now issuing both classification and statutory e-certificates following successful pilots with ship owners and flag states. Bureau Veritas digital certificates may now be issued on behalf of 52 flag states, representing 72% of the Bureau Veritas classed fleet. E-certificates make life simpler for masters, ship owners and their staff as the related […]

OSM looks to boost Mozambique maritime education as part of UN Global Compact commitment

OSM Maritime Group is aiming to make the shipping industry accessible to all as part of its pioneering involvement in the UN Global Compact (UNGC) initiative. The shipmanagement company, which provides tailored services to over 500 vessels worldwide, has signed a MOU to re-launch the Mozambican Higher School of Nautical Sciences. It is also actively […]

PaSea clarifies hours of work and rest interpretation for seafarers

Maritime risk prevention firm, Prevention at Sea (PaSea), has raised concerns about the different interpretations attributed to MLC 2006 Regulation 2.3 Hours of work and hours of rest, para. 5(b) and para. 6, specifically with regards to the phrase ‘in any 24-hour period’ used when calculating crew work schedules to ensure that sufficient rest periods […]

Palau keeps an eye out with Pole Star

Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) has expanded its technology offering by linking with Pole Star to offer a comprehensive sanctions compliance and risk management service for its fleet vessels. Pole Star’s PurpleTRAC is a comprehensive ship-centric economic sanctions compliance and risk management service used by shipping companies, ship financiers, insurers, port state agencies and ship […]

InterManager welcomes BIMCO’s Shipping KPI relaunch

InterManager, the international trade association for third party and in-house ship managers, has welcomed news that BIMCO has relaunched its pan-industry Shipping KPI initiative after a two-year period of redesign. InterManager was instrumental in developing the Shipping KPI project, but transferred it to BIMCO in 2015 to continue development of the project. BIMCO announced at […]

MacGregor and SeaFocus establish collaboration agreement to enhance industry innovation drive

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, and international maritime business platform SeaFocus have announced a collaboration agreement that will support the companies in creating new cooperation models to benefit maritime trade and drive industry innovation. “We are known for our innovative products and services,” said Henri Paukku, Director, Cooperation and Funding, MacGregor. “We can see here the […]

Songa Shipmanagement appoints KR for cyber security services

Korean Register (KR) – an IACS member classification society – has announced that it has signed an agreement with Songa Shipmanagement to provide specialist cyber security technical services, covering a fleet of 32 ships. As the shipping industry becomes more and more digitalised, so cyber-attacks on ships have increased. Reflecting this trend, the International Maritime […]

World-Link expands its ShipSecure platform

World-Link Communications has taken its ShipSecure maritime cyber security platform to the next level by integrating a full suite of services it says will deliver the next generation of cyber security demanded by the world’s fleets. ShipSecure is a multi-layered fleet security management system that is designed to protect, monitor, and control the global fleet […]

Will the implementation of the Sulphur Cap 2020 be delayed?

Two of the most discussed issues in the international maritime industry in recent years have been the implementation of Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) and the approaching Sulphur Cap 2020. The prolonged maritime downturn of the last decade combined with the substantial capital expenses required to meet the requirements of both conventions have raised serious […]