Jamaica hosts workshop on emissions from international shipping

Cutting greenhouse gas emissions from shipping and port operations came under sharp focus when the Maritime Authority of Jamaica hosted an important workshop on the Prevention and Control of Shipping and Port Air Emissions. The workshop was part of the activities conducted by Jamaica as one of 10 Lead Pilot Countries and the only country […]

Videotel adds online training and multi-device support to its platform

KVH Videotel has announced a major update to Videotel Performance Manager (VPM) to now include fully integrated online training, making content available whenever and wherever the seafarer is free. Alongside its state of the art Videotel on Demand system, KVH Videotel’s suite of eLearning material can be accessed online on any web-enabled device, with content […]

WISTA International welcomes WISTA Uruguay

The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) has announced the re-launch of WISTA Uruguay. “WISTA International has seen a significant amount of interest in South America, and we are excited to warmly welcome WISTA Uruguay. The re-launch of WISTA Uruguay is an important step in creating additional opportunities for female shipping executives in South […]

Posidonia 2018 opens its doors for 50th anniversary event

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras yesterday (Monday) presided over the official opening ceremony of Posidonia 2018, the prestigious biennial shipping event and one of the longest-standing international maritime trade shows, which this year celebrates 50 years since its inception in the late 1960s. Addressing an international audience comprising heads of states, European Union officials, Greek […]

Classification more relevant than ever, says DNV GL

In an increasingly complex, fast changing, and challenging market, the role of the classification society is more relevant than ever, said Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV GL – Maritime, at a press conference ahead of Posidonia trade fair in Athens. Class enables innovation in ship building, guides owners and operators through a demanding regulatory landscape, […]

ABS brings together industry titans to discuss future of LNG

Shipping industry giants debated the future of LNG Shipping at ABS’ high-profile panel discussion held at the start of Posidonia 2018 yesterday (Monday). Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Angelicoussis Shipping Group John Angelicoussis; Executive Chairman of Gaslog Peter Livanos; Chairman of Dynacom Tanker Management George Procopiou; and Chairman Emeritus of Poten and Partners Michael […]

Freight Association repeats call for end to shipping line surcharges

The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, is repeating the calls it has made previously for an end to surcharges imposed by shipping lines. The latest call follows recent announcements by the world’s leading container shipping companies almost in unison that they would be levying “emergency” […]

USCG report confirms Liberian Registry’s stellar PSC record

The Liberian Registry has seen a 62% reduction in vessel detentions in the United States over the past three years and, for the 15th year in a row, is not among those flags targeted by the US Coast Guard (USCG). Alfonso Castillero, CCO of the Liberian Registry, said: “Despite efforts made by other flags to […]

Connectivity now fundamental to seafarer happiness, latest report shows

The Mission to Seafarers has published the latest of its ongoing Seafarer Happiness Index reports, which revealed a growing link between onboard connectivity and seafarer happiness levels. The report is based on the findings of a recent survey conducted by the Mission between January and March this year, in which seafarers were asked to rate […]

North P&I Club’s Tony Baker steps down after 14 years at the helm of loss prevention

After almost 14 years of running North P&I Club’s loss prevention department, Tony Baker (Director, Loss Prevention), will step down from this role on 30th June. Following 18 years at sea and other roles in the industry, including working as a lecturer in maritime studies at South Tyneside College, Mr Baker joined North’s loss prevention […]

Posidonia Games attract 2,500 athletes across four sporting events

The Posidonia Games concluded on Sunday with the ShipSoccer tournament at the spectacular Star Sport Club, in Athens’ southern seafront suburb of Voula. A total of 28 teams comprising 280 players battled it out at the venue’s synthetic-turfed, five-a-side pitches during an event which drew hundreds of spectators. Nico Koumbatis, Managing Director of the tournament’s […]

Lloyd’s Register invests in the future performance of today’s seafarers

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has committed to make a donation to Sailors’ Society for every new registration to use their digital table that they receive at their stand during this year’s Posidonia. New registrants will not only benefit from the opportunity to explore content that will help them in meeting the sulphur 2020 challenge, but from […]