MEPC73 places LuminUltra’s B-Qua in pole position to verify BWTS commissioning

Regulatory guidance on the use of indicative analysis methods to validate the commissioning of installed ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) on newbuild ships has been welcomed by Canada-based biotechnology specialist LuminUltra as a positive development for the global maritime industry. Until now, there was no requirement to prove that treated waters were compliant with the […]

HFW boosts Global Admiralty & Crisis Management team with senior hire

Law firm HFW has boosted its market-leading Admiralty & Crisis Management team with the hire of Victor Fenwick. Mr Fenwick joins HFW’s London office from Ince & Co, where he was a partner and deputy head of the firm’s Admiralty Business Group. HFW’s global Admiralty & Crisis Management practice now has more than 35 specialist […]

D’Amico Shipping announces its first Japanese operating lease transaction

d’Amico International Shipping has announced that its operating subsidiary d’Amico Tankers D.A.C. (Ireland) has signed a memorandum of agreement and bareboat charter contract for the sale and leaseback of the Cielo di Houston, a 75,000dwt LR1 product tanker vessel, currently under construction at Hyundai-Mipo, South Korea and expected to be delivered in January 2019. The […]

North P&I Club’s Rune Dybedal appointed NSOCC Chairman

North P&I Club’s Rune Dybedal has been appointed Chairman of the North Sea Operators’ Claims Conference (NSOCC). Mr Dybedal will use his Chairmanship to continue to develop the NSOCC as a platform to help drive beneficial changes in operational working practices and to build greater trust between owners, charterers, and other stakeholders in the operation […]

Korean Register launches new IHM service and secures NSC contract

NSC Group has signed an agreement with Korean Register (KR) for the IACS (International Association of Classification Societies) classification society to provide IHM (Inventory of Hazardous Materials) services across the NSC Group’s fleet of container vessels, bulk carriers, conbulkers, car carriers and tankers. From 31st December 2020, all existing ships sailing under the EU-flag and […]

ACO Marine to triple production to meet increased demand for stainless steel products

Ship sanitation solutions supplier ACO Marine plans to triple production at its Pribyslav plant in the Czech Republic to meet increased demand for its stainless-steel wastewater treatment products. ACO Marine Managing Director Mark Beavis explained the boom in the river cruise market is one of the main driving forces behind the ramp up in production. […]

Naval Dome introduces new dashboard for optimum cyber monitoring

Maritime security specialist Naval Dome has come up with an innovative approach to managing the cyber security status of all protected systems onboard ships, allowing shipboard and shoreside staff to monitor and evaluate fleet-wide system data, even when they are offline. Until now, only crew members have been able to access a ship’s offline data […]

GTMaritime appoints McNally Sales & Marketing Director with growth in mind

Maritime software specialist GTMaritime has appointed maritime satellite veteran Mike McNally as Sales and Marketing Director, as it sets about expanding into new territories Mr McNally has more than 25 years’ experience working in the industry both at sea and in senior maritime communications management positions. GTMaritime says his appointment reflects the company’s desire to […]