Dubai joins elite top five hubs in latest International Shipping Centre Development Index

Dubai has reached a new milestone in its strategy for leadership in the international maritime sector after being selected as one of the world’s top five hubs in the International Shipping Centre Development Index (ISCD). Backed by legal and legislative excellence, Dubai is known for its advanced infrastructure, world-class maritime and logistics capabilities – a […]

Cobham ships first certified SAILOR Iridium Certus terminals

After receiving certification for its first Iridium Certus terminal in August, Cobham SATCOM has shipped its first SAILOR 4300 L-band systems, ensuring that maritime early adopters of Iridium’s next generation multi-service platform, powered by the $3 billion Iridium NEXT Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation are ready for the commercial service introduction planned for 2018. Co-operating […]

Gibdock completes complex ballast water treatment system retrofit

Now that the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention has entered into force, more ship owners than ever before are actively looking at the installation of ballast water treatment systems onboard their vessels. Gibraltar-based Gibdock has the skills and capabilities, and favourable geographic location, needed to undertake such work efficiently, with minimum vessel downtime periods, during […]

WISTA International welcomes WISTA Panama

The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) International has reactivated WISTA Panama as a National WISTA Association (NWA). WISTA Panama joins 44 other NWAs and brings an important maritime centre back to the global WISTA network. “We are very proud of the dedication of the members of WISTA Panama to reactivate Panama as a […]

Industry frontrunners to collaborate in making ‘green’ propulsion a reality

Three of the marine sector’s major technology companies, WinGD, Wärtsilä and GTT, have agreed to collaborate in making the use of LNG fuel a truly viable option for ship owners and operators. By combining their expertise and experience, the three companies deliver an effective, streamlined approach for achieving compliance with environmental legislation. LNG fuel is […]

Half year results show consistent performance from The Swedish Club

The Swedish Club has reported a combined ratio of 96 % for the first six months of 2018, in line with a policy of balanced growth and consistent performance. The Club is pleased to have now delivered an average combined ratio of below 100 % for 10 years, despite a continued soft market for marine […]

A hackathon with real purpose

As with all things new and innovative, there is some debate as to where the term ‘hackathon’ came from. Almost certainly first coined in the mid-2000s, the ‘hack marathon’ to give it its correct epithet, gained traction at the time in the tech world, almost certainly in Silicon Valley. Lots of companies would host these […]

Thomas Holyman appointed as Vice President for Kalmar Australia

Thomas Holyman has been appointed Vice President of Kalmar Australia with effect from 20th August 2018. In this role, he will lead the Kalmar business growth in the Oceania region that covers Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands. Mr Holyman has worked in the shipping industry from 1987, and since 2002 […]

ABS and Crowley pilot validates 3D modelling techniques to meet class requirements

ABS and Crowley Maritime Corporation’s Jensen Maritime completed a pilot project using three-dimensional (3D) computer-aided design (CAD) models to support the class design review process. The innovative joint project, focused on tug and barge designs, used a detailed 3D model environment that seamlessly integrates with the ABS classification processes. This initiative eliminates the requirement to […]

Dupre Marine Transportation launches Helm CONNECT Personnel

Marine software company Helm Operations has announced that Houma, LA-based Dupre Marine Transportation is the first company to go live with its newly-launched Helm CONNECT Personnel software for crew management and payroll. Dupre Marine is just one of several marine companies which have signed on for the new product since its launch in mid-June. Helm […]