Indian Register of Shipping receives RO authorisation from Denmark

The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) has approved the application by the Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) for authorisation as a “Recognised Organisation” (RO). Seeking RO status from key maritime flags is part of IRClass’ strategy to expand its presence in Europe. The company already has offices in the UK, Greece, the Netherlands and Turkey with […]

HRH The Princess Royal attends Mission to Seafarers celebrations in Yokohama

The Mission to Seafarers held a maritime service and lunch in Yokohama, attended by its President, HRH The Princess Royal and Sir Timothy Laurence to celebrate the Mission’s long service in Japan. The Mission to Seafarers has a long and distinguished history of service in Japan, stretching back well over a century and operates in […]

Inmarsat releases field guide to ICT best practice at sea

Inmarsat, the global mobile satellite communications provider, has published a new and authoritative guide to the information and communication technology that plays an increasingly critical role in the safety, efficiency and environmental performance of ships. The Best Practice Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Recommendations, published by the Inmarsat Research Programme, offers guidance on maximising uptime […]

ATPI Marine & Energy announces Africa Gateway and expansion of partner network

ATPI Marine & Energy has introduced Africa Gateway, a fully integrated travel solution to shipping and energy organisations operating across the African continent. This coincides with the addition of new partners to its network in Mozambique and Mauritius as the company continues to extend its footprint in Africa. Operated from Durban, South-Africa, ATPI’s Africa Gateway […]

ShipMoney expands its presence in the Far East

Specialised global maritime payments provider ShipMoney continues to expand its presence in the Far East with a new appointment in The Philippines. The company has hired Kimberly Oropesa to join its team in Manila. She has worked in sales and marketing since graduating in 2013.  For the past three years she has worked in the […]

Anglo-Eastern and Naval Dome ink cyber MOU

Global ship manager Anglo-Eastern has inked a memorandum of understanding on cyber security with Naval Dome. Signed by Captain Bjorn Hojgaard (pictured), CEO of Anglo-Eastern, and Naval Dome CEO Itai Sela, the agreement underpins the ship manager’s commitment to protecting the vessels and personnel under its management from cyber-attack. Under the agreement, Naval Dome will […]

Test site to help develop autonomous ship work

Work to develop and test Marine Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) has been given a boost after a site which will allow sharing of valuable data was chosen in Portland, Dorset (UK). The Maritime & Coastguard Agency’s (MCA) MARLab which includes Solis Marine Consultants and Maritrace, have chosen Portland Harbour as a test site for a […]

SMT’s Technical Division offers Polar Code crew training

The adoption by the IMO of the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) makes it mandatory for ships sailing into Artic or Antarctic waters to demonstrate that extra precautions have been taken in relation to safety, protection of the environment and seafarer competence. In anticipation of the increase in maritime traffic […]

ABB to bring autonomous technology to the Port of Singapore

ABB, in collaboration with Keppel O&M’s technology arm, Keppel Marine and Deepwater Technology (KMDTech), will jointly develop the technology for autonomous vessels and retrofit a 32-metre harbour tugboat with leading-edge digital solutions, enabling autonomous vessel operations in the Port of Singapore at the end of 2020. Upon project completion, the vessel is anticipated to be […]

Epic Gas completes major refinancing of 20 ships

Epic Gas, the LPG shipping solutions company, has announced that it has completed the refinancing of a further 20 ships in its fleet. The $201m facility has a five-year term with an extended repayment profile and a reduced interest margin,resulting in savings of $2.8m per annum of the company’s debt service. The facility includes a […]