Full steam ahead for first Portugal Shipping Week

Portugal’s vibrant maritime sector is heading full steam ahead for the first-ever Portugal Shipping Week which will be an important port call on the country’s voyage to becoming a leader in the international shipping industry. Portugal Shipping Week will take place in Lisbon from 17th to 21st September and will feature a number of high-profile […]

North P&I Club awarded with cyber essentials plus accreditation

North P&I Club has recently been awarded the UK government-backed Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation, which is awarded to companies who have successfully implemented systems to protect themselves against common cyber threats. With constant technical innovation, new dangers are frequently coming to the surface, therefore the Cyber Essentials scheme is designed to improve the resilience of […]

Essberger Tankers ink ship agency deal with GAC throughout Scandinavia

Under the agreement, GAC will handle an estimated 600 to 800 port calls a year for Essberger Tankers’ fleet of vessels carrying a wide range of high-grade chemicals. The deal comes after more than 20 years of successfully managing Essberger’s port calls in Finland. The shipping and logistics service provider’s ability to deliver the same […]

Nippon Paint Marine introduces world’s first biocide free SPC antifouling

Japan-headquartered Nippon Paint Marine has introduced what is thought the world’s first biocide-free, low friction self-polishing copolymer (SPC) antifouling technology. Aquaterras, a product name derived from the Japanese word for shining and the Latin for water – Shining Water – is an entirely new type of marine coating developed using neither biocide materials nor silicone. […]