Britannia Opens Exclusive Correspondent Office in Copenhagen

Britannia underlined its commitment to the important Danish P&I market by hosting a reception to mark the official opening and launch of its newly appointed Exclusive Correspondent based in Copenhagen, B Denmark P&I. The reception was held at B Denmark P&I’s offices in the heart of Copenhagen’s shipping district, Hellerup. In attendance was John Ridgway […]

Viking Acquires Leading Lifeboat Manufacturer

The acquisition of lifeboat solution provider Norsafe is another boost for VIKING’s worldwide capabilities, ensuring a unique an unmatched product and service offering in the maritime safety industry. Maritime safety equipment manufacturer and global service provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S has announced it has acquired Norsafe, the Norwegian boatbuilder whose lifeboats are used throughout the […]

The Nautical Institute updates its support for CMMar award

The Nautical Institute has signed an updated administrative agreement in support of the Chartered Master Mariner (CMMar) programme – a new professional maritime standard. The agreement, signed by the Master of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners, Captain Rob Booth, and the Chief Executive of The Nautical Institute, Captain John Lloyd, has been refined to […]

Moore Stephens identifies weak spots in shipping risk management

Confidence in the ability of sound risk management to contribute to commercial success in the shipping industry has fallen in the last 12 months, according to the latest annual Shipping Risk Survey from leading accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens. Respondents to the survey rated the extent to which enterprise and business risk management is […]

ABB launches next-generation DP system, paving the way towards autonomous shipping

The ABB Ability™ Marine Pilot Control dynamic positioning (DP) system, unveiled at the maritime trade fair SMM, simplifies ship maneuvering with an intuitive touchscreen-based user interface and enables safer, more efficient ship operations. With its user-centric design, ABB Ability™ Marine Pilot Control reduces the workload on automating navigational tasks and allows bridge officers to focus holistically on the overall […]

Dualog Warns of Continued Spam Attacks as it Stops 3.5M Infected Emails

Much like everyone else, connected ships continue to face the annoyance of spam and the menace of cyber-attacks on their IT systems. Over 18% of emails scanned in the second quarter of this year were rejected as spam and just under 1% stopped because they contained viruses or damaging malware. It’s a smaller percentage compared […]

MacGregor’s new Breakbulk Optimiser increases asset utilisation rates and improves business performance

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has introduced a new breakbulk cargo stowage solution, the Breakbulk Optimiser, which enables operators to rapidly and optimally plan the stowage of many different cargoes, increasing vessel utilisation rates significantly and therefore improving business performance. “The MacGregor Breakbulk Optimiser is the first automated, cloud-based application for the optimised stowage of breakbulk […]

DNV GL at SMM 2018 A new perspective on alternative fuels: DNV GL launches Alternative Fuels Insight (AFI) platform

Hamburg, 4 September 2018: The rapidly approaching 2020 fuel sulphur cap and newly announced IMO greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction strategy have put the spotlight onto alternative fuels for shipping. DNV GL’s new AFI platform offers a comprehensive and continually updated overview of alternative fuel projects, bunkering infrastructure, suppliers, and technologies. “Alternative fuels and propulsion technologies […]