Red Funnel appoints Fran Collins as Chief Executive Officer

Red Funnel has announced Fran Collins as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with effect from 11th June 2018, as Kevin George, the previous CEO, moves to be Red Funnel Group Chairman. Ms Collins joins Red Funnel from Condor Ferries where she has held the position of Executive Director – Operations for four years and […]

Baltic Exchange sets out modernised Code for freight market

The Baltic Exchange will be introducing a modernised code of conduct for ship owners, charterers and shipbrokers using the physical shipping and freight derivatives markets. Following a detailed review of the current arrangements led by law firm Norton Rose Fulbright with oversight by the Baltic Exchange Council and the Baltic Membership Council, the New Baltic […]

GAC South Africa expands into Port Elizabeth

GAC South Africa has opened its fifth branch, to provide a portfolio of shipping services for oil & gas projects and LPG shipments at Port Elizabeth as well as its neighbouring port Ngqura (Coega). GAC has served customers with vessels calling at Port Elizabeth through a sub-agent for more than 10 years, and is now […]

The IMRF launches 2018 Awards and calls for nominations

The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) has launched the IMRF Awards 2018 and is calling for nominations and entries from around the world. The Awards are unique, in that they were specifically established to recognise and reward the selfless efforts of search and rescue (SAR) operators around the world, who make many sacrifices to save […]

UK Caribbean shipping agency receives prestigious Queen’s Award

Kestrel Liner Agencies, the Caribbean region’s go-to shipping agency and gateway to the rest of the world, has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award For International Trade 2018. The Award recognises Kestrel’s rapid growth over the past three years, both in the Caribbean market as well as its short sea services from the UK to […]

Digital Ship’s Maritime Big Data Forum

‘The journey to create big data value’ will be the theme of Digital Ship’s Maritime Big Data Forum which takes place at the Radisson Blu, Oslo on 29th May. Big data has been on our maritime agenda for some years now. We have not only seen big data in shipping, but we are also increasingly […]

STASCo reinforces commitment to BMT’s REMBRANDT

Shell International Trading and Shipping Company (STASCo) has signed a contract with BMT which will see the shipping giant purchase its own in-house licence of BMT’s industry-leading navigation simulator, REMBRANDT. Following several years of using REMBRANDT as a project engineering support tool, STASCo has purchased an advanced desktop version of REMBRANDT with consoles and will […]

Compensation regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes a step closer

Two ratifications to a key compensation treaty covering the transport of hazardous and noxious substances (HNS) by ship have brought the instrument a step closer to entry into force. Canada and Turkey on Monday (23rd April) deposited their instruments of ratification to the 2010 Protocol to the International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage […]

IMarEST Chief Executive shortlisted for Louis Armstrong CEO Leadership Award

David Loosley, Chief Executive of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, has been shortlisted for this year’s memcom Louis Armstrong CEO Leadership Award. Arguably the most prestigious award for an individual within the professional associations sector, the Louis Armstrong Leadership Award recognises true leadership of a professional body or trade association. The 2018 […]

Mersey Maritime announced as supporting organisation of International Maritime Forum

Shipping Innovation has welcomed Mersey Maritime as a supporting organisation of the International Maritime Forum – a global maritime and supply chain conference to be held on 21st June as part of the Liverpool-based International Business Festival (IBF). The International Maritime Forum, titled: The Northern Maritime Powerhouse: Driving global trade post-Brexit, will look at how […]

Thordon joins growing IWSA membership base

Thordon Bearings has joined a growing number of organisations to have signed up as a full associate member of the International Windship Association (IWSA), the organisation established to facilitate and promote the economic and environmental advantages of wind propulsion across the shipping industry. IWSA now has a membership base of over 40 companies and organisations […]