Recognising the toll life at sea can have on seafarers’ mental health should not be underestimated, a Government minister has urged

Following Merchant Navy Day this Monday (3 September), mental health minister Jackie Doyle-Price has expressed her appreciation for modern-day merchant seafarers and the impact weeks away from their homes and families can often have on their well-being. A recent study published by the maritime welfare charity Sailors’ Society and Yale University found that 26% of […]

‘An Oceanic Awakening’ and SEA20 herald a wake-up call to the potential of our Oceans in an era of unprecedented global change

Guests at SMM, the leading international maritime trade fair held in Hamburg, were the first to be alerted to Wartsila’s public announcement of ‘An Oceanic Awakening’ a global initiative focused on the radical transformation of the world’s marine and energy industry into one supremely efficient, ecologically sound and digitally connected ecosystem. Shipping is by far […]

The True Cost of Operating Oil-Lubricated Shaft Systems Revealed in Thorn Study

Thordon Bearings has published a study highlighting the commercial and environmental benefits of seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing arrangements, indicating that shipowners can make substantial operational savings by giving up the outdated oil lubricated shaft. The study, the findings of which were presented for the first time during the SMM 2018 trade fair in Hamburg, Germany, […]

Wallem Ro-Ro Assists with Rescue in the Med

The Wallem-managed vessel the Coral Leader was involved in the rescue of the crew from a sailing yacht last week. The yacht was in distress in the Mediterranean Sea, just off Corsica. On the 26thAugust, the Coral Leader was on route to Tarragona in Spain when the Master received a call from the French Coastguard […]

ABS Supports AMVER Awards Honoring Germany’s Commitment to Saving Lives at Sea

(Hamburg) ABS continued its long-standing support for the AMVER Awards by sponsoring a ceremony recognizing German contributions to the unique reporting system supporting search and rescue efforts for those in distress at sea. Hosted at the U.S. Consulate in Hamburg, the ceremony saw 719 vessels from 108 German shipowners and operators honored for their commitment to […]

Wilhelmsen slashes customer response times with new online platform

Revealing the working pilot of their FRED (Framework for Enterprise Data) customer portal at SMM, Wilhelmsen Ships Service will be providing their customers with an until now largely unseen instant overview of all their transactions, on-demand. Developed by their Marine Products division, the FRED integrated platform enables customers to securely access their transaction information, including […]