Port of Ashdod signs agreement with Naval Dome for cyber security system

Naval Dome has signed an agreement to defend the Port of Ashdod’s critical OT systems from cyber security hacks, in what marks the first port reference for the company’s award-winning technology. The Port of Ashdod will start pilot trials of the Port-Dome cyber protection on several systems in early 2020, after which the technology will […]

Safe Bulkers extends partnership with Alfa Laval

Greek dry bulk operator Safe Bulkers has signed a long-term service agreement with Alfa Laval, which it says will safeguard compliance through connectivity and more. In June 2018 Safe Bulkers selected Alfa Laval to retrofit 20 of its vessels with Alfa Laval PureSOx scrubber systems for exhaust gas cleaning. Safe Bulkers ordered PureSOx retrofits for […]

North P&I Club partners with SureNav to promote safe navigation

North P&I Club has today (Tuesday) announced details of a new benefit for its Members to promote safe navigation and improve standard across the maritime industry. Through partnering with SureNav, an industry leader working with ship operators to identify gaps in bridge team performance and compliance, North’s Members will receive a 45% discount on their […]

Nor-Shipping to build on 2019 success with arrival of new Commercial Director

Nor-Shipping has strengthened its senior management team with the recruitment of Sidsel Norvik to the new role of Commercial Director. Her arrival comes as the Lillestrøm and Oslo-based event week looks to consolidate the success of last year, when it boosted participant numbers by 34% and expanded to encompass ocean industries, as well as the […]

$1.14bn of venture funding invested in maritime last year

A new report published today (Tuesday) by technology research and innovation consultancy Thetius, found that 2019 was a record year for venture capital investment in maritime. But the headline figure is distorted by the massive $1bn investment in Flexport, led by Softbank’s Vision Fund. If Flexport’s contribution is removed from the figures, venture funding in […]

IRClass sees strong growth in 2019

The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) concluded a successful 2019 with strong growth across all its verticals. The classed fleet registered around 3% growth in the past year. Its foreign flag fleet continued to grow at a robust pace with 16% more vessels added during 2019 demonstrating strong global acceptance of IRClass services. IRClass received […]

KONGSBERG and DNV GL sign digitalisation cooperation agreement

KONGSBERG and DNV GL have signed an agreement to enable customers of KONGSBERG’s Vessel Insight data infrastructure solution to share their data for use in DNV GL’s digital class and assurance services. “We believe that broad maritime digitalisation and the value generation for ship owners will be achieved much faster if expert vendors work together […]

BIMCO appoints David Loosley as Secretary General & CEO

BIMCO is pleased to announce that following a thorough executive search, it has appointed David Loosley as its new Secretary General & CEO with effect from June 2020. Mr Loosley joins from the Institute of Marine Engineering Science & Technology (IMarEST), the international membership body for all marine professionals, which he has successfully led for […]

PSA container throughput up in 2019

PSA International handled 85.2 million TEUs of containers at its port projects around the world for the year ending 31st December 2019. The Group’s volume increased by 5.2% over 2018, with flagship PSA Singapore contributing 36.9 million TEUs (+1.6%) and PSA terminals outside Singapore handling 48.3 million TEUs (+8.1%). Mr Tan Chong Meng, Group CEO […]