ShipServe appoints new ‘solutions owner’ for e-procurement

Maritime e-procurement platform ShipServ today (12th February) announced the appointment of Frederik Lerche-Tornøe as its new Solutions Owner for e-Procurement. Mr Lerche-Tornøe has a wealth of knowledge and experience of the shipping industry. Prior to joining ShipServ, he was a Director of Product Management at ShipNet, a provider of ERP software for the shipping industry. […]

One Sea celebrates funding boost by extending membership and autonomous ship agenda

One Sea, the alliance that brings together leading exponents of autonomous ship technology, has secured new funding to support its role as business ecosystem, at the same time adding Shipbrokers Finland as a new partner. An injection of public funds via Business Finland will contribute to the ecosystem’s work for the next three years, as […]

ISWAN launches new emotional support helpline for Teekay crew

The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) launched a new helpline in January on behalf of Teekay Shipping Company Limited. The new confidential helpline, called Employee Assistance, will offer emotional support to crew onboard Teekay vessels. If a crew member is feeling low, lonely or worried, or needs to talk through a problem, the […]

The Swedish Club delivers expert advice on dealing with the Sulphur Cap 2020

On 1st January 2020 vessel owners must have made the decision to install exhaust gas scrubbers or to burn low sulphur or alternative fuels. The cost implications of any decision will be difficult to predict and there is no shortage of opinions in the marketplace.  To assist the ship owner, The Swedish Club has cut […]

Major developments reposition Saudi Ports

Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) is looking to a bright 2019, where it seems fully prepared with some major developments taking place for the nine ports it manages. Marking an inevitable turning point in the history of Middle East ports, Mawani has recently launched the integrated shipment scheduling system at King Abdul Aziz port, part of […]

Survitec supplies London Fire Brigade with new rescue boat

Survitec has secured a contract with Babcock International Group (Babcock) to supply the London Fire Brigade (LFB) with its new DSB 470 FR Rescue Boat. LFB is one of the largest firefighting and rescue organisations in the world and viewed as the point of reference for fire brigades in the UK. Babcock is a leading […]

UK Hydrographic Office welcomes Secretary of State for Defence to Taunton

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has welcomed the UK’s Secretary of State for Defence, the Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP, to its Taunton headquarters. The Secretary of State met with UKHO staff to talk about its role in supporting maritime navigation, safety, security and marine development around the UK and worldwide, and was given a […]

BDO / Moore Stephens merger strengthens shipping presence

The merger between leading accountants and advisers BDO LLP and Moore Stephens LLP in London was completed earlier this month. Clients of the merged firm, BDO, will have access to offices in over 160 countries with a presence in every major shipping location in the world. Michael Simms (pictured), Partner and Head, Shipping & Transport […]