“Cyprus at the centre of global attention”

The Cyprus Shipping Chamber held its 29th Annual General Meeting yesterday (31st May), at the “Four Seasons” Hotel, in Limassol. The General Meeting attracted the interest of the International Shipping Industry with the attendance of high calibre speakers, confirming thus, the recognition that the Cyprus Shipping Industry enjoys on both a local and global scale. […]

New rules drive essential work in Gibdock’s direction

The need for ship owners to comply with new rules on environmental responsibility should not disguise the fact that choosing the right repair facility is a critical commercial decision, according to Gibraltar-based Gibdock. With owners required to respond to new rules on invasive species and emissions, the Western Med’s gateway repair facility is nonetheless seeing […]

Coldharbour targets Greek market as BW demand picks up

“Posidonia could not have come at a better time for us,” said Andrew Marshall, Coldharbour Marine Chief Executive, a few days before Posidonia opens its doors to the global shipping community in Athens. “We are in the final stages of a successful ballast water treatment installation for one of our key Greek clients, and we […]

The Shipowners’ Club announces new technology partnership

The Shipowners’ Club, the mutual P&I insurer in the smaller and specialist sector, has announced aa new technology partnership with Jumar Holdings. The Club has taken a 33% equity stake in Jumar, which sits alongside the 67% stake held by Jumar founder and CEO Wendy Merricks. The Club will take two seats on the Board […]

ClassNK releases Guidelines for Concept Design of Automated Operation/Autonomous Operation of ships

Classification society ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Concept Design of Automated Operation/Autonomous Operation of ships. These guidelines incorporate basic elements on concept design safety for automated ship operation systems. In the automobile field, research and development on automated driving systems is being conducted worldwide. In the maritime industry, efforts towards the development of automated […]

HFW accompanies UK Shipping Minister on official visit to China

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has accompanied the UK’s Minister for Shipping, Nusrat Ghani MP, on an official visit to China. Ms Ghani, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport and Assistant Government Whip, visited the Shanghai headquarters of state-owned shipping and logistics company China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) on 30 May to discuss maritime […]

Cory Brothers Shipping Agency opens new office

Cory Brothers Shipping Agency, the logistics and maritime service provider, has announced the opening of a new office in New Jersey & Philadelphia. This new opening marks Cory Brothers’ continued growth and will be its second office location in the US since opening a Houston base in 2014. The new office begins operations today (1st […]

IMRF delivers second Mass Rescue Operations workshop to Bangladesh Authorities

The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF), the international charity preventing loss of life in the world’s waters, has delivered a high-level specialist workshop on Mass Rescue Operations (MRO) for a range of maritime emergency response officials in Bangladesh, in partnership with the Bangladesh Coast Guard. The Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) is the maritime law enforcement […]

Red Funnel Ferries celebrates keel laying of its new UK-built freight ship

At a keel laying ceremony held yesterday (31st May), Red Funnel, the original Isle of Wight ferry operator, announced that its new £10m freight ship will be called Red Kestrel. The keel-laying took place at Cammell Laird’s famous yard in Birkenhead and was witnessed by some 300 invited guests. The British shipyard is scheduled to […]