DNV GL releases first cyber security class notations

At the Posidonia exhibition today (7th June), Classification society DNV GL announced the release of its first class notations to help ship owners and operators protect their assets from cyber security incidents. The new class notations – Cyber secure – help owners and operators protect vital systems from cyber security threats. They will be published […]

London P&I Club reports increased free reserves for 2017/2018

The London P&I Club has issued an advance summary of its result for the 2017/2018 financial year, ahead of the publication of its annual report. The club recorded an overall surplus after tax of $6.6m, increasing the free reserve to $194.6m. The combined ratio was 118.7%. In the year to 20th February 2018, there was […]

DA-Desk’s Mordhorst promoted to Marcura Group COO

The Marcura Group, a Dubai-based group of companies focused on providing innovative business solutions to the maritime industry, has promoted Hans-Christian Mordhorst to Group Chief Operations Officer. Mr Mordhorst (pictured) has served since 2012 at Marcura’s flagship company, DA-Desk, where he will also continue in his role as Managing Director. “One of the founding principles […]

Ship managers form global joint procurement business

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement and Columbia Shipmanagement have combined their global buying power to create an independent procurement company to deliver greater value in ship supply costs for ship owners. The move guarantees principals lower costs in the procurement of a wide range of consumables while guaranteeing product quality and service. GP General Procurement Company Limited […]