PMA ratifies Passenger Yacht Code of Red Ensign Group

The Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) has announced that the Registry has ratified the Passenger Yacht Code (PYC) of the Red Ensign Group. The Code prescribes standards of safety and pollution prevention which are appropriate to the size and type of yacht. The standards applied are either set by the relevant International Conventions or by equivalent […]

BSM Singapore relocates to new office to accommodate continued growth

More than 200 senior representatives from the global shipping community were present yesterday (Thursday) at the inauguration ceremony of the new Singapore offices of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) in the Republic’s Central Business District. To celebrate the opening of the new wholly-owned building, named ‘Bernhard Schulte House’, consisting of nine floors and a gross floor […]

Helm Operations joins Volaris Group

Marine operations software company Helm Operations has been acquired by Toronto-based Volaris Group. Volaris specialises in strengthening and growing technology companies and is a leader in the marine software space. Founded in 1999, Helm Operations is widely known as the leading developer of marine operations software for the workboat market. Following an acquisition by ClassNK […]

Harwich International welcomes Polar Research Ships

Hutchison Ports Harwich International has become a new base for the British Antarctic Survey’s two ice-strengthened Royal Research Ships, the RRS James Clark Ross (pictured) and the RRS Ernest Shackleton. The two ships are making their inaugural calls at the port in September before deploying to the Antarctic, where they will remain until summer 2019. […]