Call for more nominations for IMRF Awards

Anyone with knowledge of an individual or team that has made an exceptional contribution to maritime search and rescue is being urged to submit an entry for the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) Awards now. Theresa Crossley, CEO IMRF said: “Entries are coming in from around the world, but the closing date is rapidly approaching.  […]

IMO grants WISTA International consultative status

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) governing body, the IMO Council, approved the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA International) application for consultative status yesterday (5th July). WISTA International President Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou (pictured) said the status gives WISTA International the opportunity to promote diversity, inclusion and women’s empowerment. “We can now formally contribute to […]

Leading maritime companies sign gender equality pledge

Carnival UK today (Friday) led a group of high-profile British businesses and trade bodies in signing a new charter aimed at tackling gender diversity in the maritime sector. Josh Weinstein, President of Carnival UK – a part of Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company and a recognized leader in promoting diversity […]

International Maritime Prize for 2017 to go to Birgit Sølling Olsen

The prestigious International Maritime Prize for 2017 is to be awarded to Birgit Sølling Olsen, former Deputy Director-General of the Danish Maritime Authority. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council, meeting for its 120th session in London (2nd to 5th July) voted to award the Prize to Mrs Sølling Olsen in recognition of her invaluable contribution […]

Honorary doctorate for InterManager Secretary General

InterManager Secretary General said he was “humbled” to be awarded an honorary doctorate by Solent University at the weekend. Captain Kuba Szymanksi, who started a career at sea 33 years ago, was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Maritime Studies. In addition to his role at InterManager, he also sits on the Executive Board […]

‘THE EU must act in the interest of its maritime stakeholders’

The European Commission’s approval of Malta’s tonnage tax system last February – which came under fire in 2011 and triggered a long and complicated investigation – is welcome but still a sore point, said John Gauci-Maistre, CEO of GM International Services, and the organiser of the Malta Maritime Summit. Following the investigation, it was found […]

KONGSBERG enters into agreement to acquire Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine

Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (KONGSBERG) today (Friday) entered into agreement with Rolls-Royce plc to acquire Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine, a world leading technology business within maritime operations. The transaction is structured as an acquisition by KONGSBERG of the marine products, systems and aftermarket services businesses carried out by subsidiaries of Rolls-Royce plc. The transaction does not include […]