PSA, PFR and IFM investors jointly acquire DCT Gdańsk

Today (Tuesday), following formal approval by the relevant competition authorities, PSA International (PSA), the Polish Development Fund (PFR) and the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund (GIF), advised by IFM Investors, have completed the transaction to jointly acquire DCT Gdańsk, the largest container terminal in Poland. DCT Gdańsk is one of the fastest growing container ports in […]

VIKING wins Norwegian police patrol boat contract

Global safety products manufacturer and service provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has won a major contract to build and supply a VIKING Norsafe Munin S1200 patrol boat for the Norwegian police force. The vessel, which will be built in Arendal, Norway and delivered in December this year, will carry out police patrol and rescue missions in […]

UN agency pushes forward on shipping emissions reduction

IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) has pushed forward with a number of measures aimed at supporting the achievement of the objectives set out in the initial IMO strategy on reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships, in line with the Paris Agreement under UNFCCC and the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. […]

Crowley honoured among healthiest companies in America for sixth straight year

For the sixth consecutive year, Crowley Maritime Corp has been named one of the Healthiest Companies in America by Interactive Health, a national organisation whose workplace wellness program helps businesses invest in the health of their employees. To be recognised for 2018, companies must have reached or exceeded a 70% participation rate in their organisation’s […]

Rob Grool appointed new CEO at ZEABORN Ship Management

With effect from today, Rob Grool is taking over the leadership of ZEABORN Ship Management from Holger Strack, who has been acting as the company’s interim CEO since the beginning of the year. “With the appointment of Rob Grool, we are very excited to have found an internationally renowned executive for our company’s top management. […]

Another destination by rail from Port of Felixstowe

Another new destination has been added to the range of intermodal rail connections available from the Port of Felixstowe. The new service, operated by GB Railfreight, links the UK’s largest container port with iPort Rail in Doncaster, a new multimodal logistics park next to Junction 3 of the M18 motorway in South Yorkshire. Commenting on […]

Balancing the maritime recruitment process

Finding the right person to recruit is often made doubly difficult with some interview panels failing to understand the importance of gender equality and the benefits it offers in the initial recruitment process. Now there is a unique and productive way to aid recruitment and increase the diversity in the maritime workplace and it is […]

Breakbulk Europe opens today

Breakbulk Europe, the world’s largest event for the project cargo and breakbulk industry, opens its doors at Messe Bremen today (Tuesday) to an expected crowd of 11,000 from 120 countries. A Welcome Reception will be held this evening, followed by two days of exhibition, conference programming and networking activities. Breakbulk Europe 2019 returned to Bremen […]

NCS West Africa announces launch in Nigeria

There is a growing need for dedicated local support for the users of Electronic Fuel Management Systems (EFMS) in Nigeria. NCS WA will be the first-ever subsidiary for Nautical Control Solutions, LP, the makers of FUELTRAX, and will provide the first EFMS maintenance and calibration facility in WestAfrica. A  head  office  has  been  established  in  […]

Port of Hamburg – strong first-quarter growth powers upswing

Germany’s largest universal port, Hamburg, is again on a growth path, achieving a distinct advance in the first quarter of 2019 with seaborne cargo throughput ahead by 6% at 34.6 million tons. Both general cargo throughput at 23.9 million tons – up 5.4% – and bulk cargo throughput at 10.7 million tons – up 7.5% […]

Danica manages another Ultramax newbuilding

Crew management specialist Danica Crewing Services has announced it has taken on the crew management of a further newbuilding Ultramax Port Kyushu for Lisbon-headquartered Portline Bulk International. The 62,550dwt Port Kyushu, on her maiden voyage from Japan to Canada, was delivered by Oshima Shipbuilding Company, Japan, on 16th May. The Liberian-flagged bulk carrier brings Danica’s […]