Official opening of CNCO Swire in Vancouver

The China Navigation Co (CNCo) opened its doors at a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new offices in Vancouver on Thursday. CNCo is a provider of sustainable shipping solutions, based in Singapore and held directly by the parent company John Swire & Sons, headquartered in the UK.  The company has three business divisions:  Swire Bulk […]

ZEABORN Group combines shipmanagement activities under new brand

The Bremen-based ZEABORN Group is combining its shipmanagement activities under the new brand ZEABORN Ship Management GmbH & Cie. KG (ZEABORN Ship Management). The company is based in Hamburg and is bringing together Rickmers Shipmanagement, which was acquired by ZEABORN in September 2017, and E.R. Schiffahrt, acquired in February 2018. The company will trade under […]

Coldharbour opens Singapore office, plans expansion in Asia

UK-based Coldharbour Marine, a manufacturer of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) based on unique inert gas technology, has opened a new office in Singapore and appointed Capt Mohit Batra, a master mariner with an MBA from Oxford University, to lead its planned expansion into the Asian market. Capt Batra, Managing Director of Coldharbour Asia has […]

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network announces key leadership appointments and new management committee

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network has announced three significant executive appointments and the establishment of a new Management Committee.  Together these actions represent important progress rebuilding Aegean’s senior leadership team. Kostas Polydakis, formerly Aegean’s Managing Director, Shipping, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer; John G. Mystakidis, formerly a partner at Ernst & Young and most […]

Ship performance has 80/20 rule

The shipping industry risks investing billions of dollars on vessel optimisation services that fail to deliver on overall operational efficiency and performance due to a lack of understanding and appreciation of weather which accounts for 80% of the impact on vessel performance warns voyage intelligence and insight specialist StratumFive. As vessel performance optimisation becomes increasingly […]

Newport Shipping signs cooperation agreements with equipment suppliers and service firms

Newport Shipping has inked cooperation agreements with several marine equipment suppliers and service companies as part of the London-headquartered company’s commitment to providing ship owners with quality turnkey shiprepair and retrofit solutions across its partner shipyards. Recent agreements with hatch cover specialist Navitech, machinery specialist IngeJov, and for turnkey spares supply, allows Newport Shipping […]

d’Amico International Shipping announces the sale and lease back of one of its MR vessels

d’Amico International Shipping has announced that its operating subsidiary d’Amico Tankers D.A.C. (Ireland) has signed a memorandum of agreement and bareboat charter contract for the sale and leaseback of the MT High Loyalty, a 49,990dwt medium-range product tanker vessel, built in 2015 by Hyundai-Mipo, South Korea for a consideration of $ 28.5 million. This transaction […]

Singapore lands on Wilhelmsen as a maritime partner for drone delivery

Announced during the Aviation Community Reception, hosted by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Wilhelmsen Ships Service has been selected to help develop the future Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) regulatory framework for Singapore and will receive dedicated funding for their shore-to-ship delivery project. Wilhelmsen Ships Service is one of only four companies to have […]

Liberia introduces QR codes and other electronic certificate security features

Liberia continues to deploy significant improvements to its state-of-the-art web-based client interface system, WayPoint, by enhancing certificate security features, introducing a QR Code symbol for electronic certificates and streamlining the procedure for document verification. WayPoint was launched in late-2016 to provide the owners and operators of Liberian-flag ships with secure, real-time, user-friendly access to their […]

Half a million seafarers across the world have benefited from revolutionary app

Half a million seafarers have benefited from an app that helps them as they move from port to port around the world, according to the charity that invented it. Developed by international maritime charity Sailors’ Society, the International Christian Maritime Association (ICMA) Ship Visitor app is used internationally by 10 maritime welfare organisations, who provide […]

The Unifeeder Group becomes part of the DP World Group

The Unifeeder Group, the largest Pan-European feeder and shortsea operator, has announced the signing of the agreed acquisition of Unifeeder by DP World, a leading enabler of global trade and an integrated supplier to numerous supply chains, who operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services […]