Conference marks 30 years of British ship registers

The conference which oversees and upholds maritime safety standards across the 13 British Shipping Registers marks its 30th anniversary this year. Red Ensign Group members from across the world will be meeting to discuss maritime matters of interest at the event being hosted this year by the Bailiwick of Guernsey. The REG conference began in […]

Dig a pony – maritime charity discovers it fed The Beatles horsemeat

A maritime welfare charity that helped The Beatles when they fell on hard times has released a new book, which includes how it fed George Harrison horsemeat in Hamburg. Whenever they played Hamburg, the band visited Sailors’ Society’s seafarers’ centre. John and George both had fathers who were seafarers and recognised the charity’s name from […]

Why marine fares are still important in today’s market

Nikos Gazelidis, global head of marine for travel management company the ATPI Group, warns about the false economy of ship operators buying cheapest on the day tickets instead of marine fares. “Designed originally to meet the needs of Greek shipping companies moving crew, marine fares have since became a standard part of the travel management […]

Van Oord and Shell Marine sign five-year partnership

Global maritime contractor Van Oord has signed a five-year partnership agreement with Shell Marine covering the lubrication needs for its entire fleet of vessels. The all-inclusive agreement was acknowledged in a special ceremony, at the Van Oord headquarters in Rotterdam, where Jaap de Jong signed on behalf of Van Oord and Inbar van de Burg […]

Wallem vessel rescues six fishermen

The Captain and crew of the Wallem-managed vessel the KSL Seoul rescued six fishermen after their boat was involved in an accident and subsequently capsized on Saturday (9th June). The KSL Seoul was passing through the Mindoro Strait en route to Port Walcott in West Australia when the crew spotted the capsized fishing boat, the […]

Baroness Fairhead leads speaker line-up at International Maritime Forum

Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion at the Department for International Trade, will lead debate on the importance of the Northern Maritime Powerhouse at a top-level maritime conference being held as part of the International Business Festival (IBF) in Liverpool. IBF, which opens tomorrow and runs until 28th June, celebrates and […]

WISTA International welcomes WISTA Japan

Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) has announced the re-launch of WISTA Japan. “We are delighted to welcome Japan back to our WISTA family. Japan plays an important role in the maritime industry, being the second ship owing nation in the world and we are positive that WISTA Japan will contribute greatly to the […]