Seafarers facing unprecedented challenges due to coronavirus outbreak

Ship managers and crew on the frontline of global trade are bravely coping with unprecedented challenges due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China. Shipping has been crippled by the spread of the virus over the last month which has seen large parts of the Chinese economy closed down for extended periods. This is having […]

Seafarers facing unprecedented challenges due to coronavirus outbreak

Ship managers and crew on the frontline of global trade are bravely coping with unprecedented challenges due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China. Shipping has been crippled by the spread of the virus over the last month which has seen large parts of the Chinese economy closed down for extended periods. This is having […]

Coronavirus: The Shipping Insurance market impact

Jonathan Moss, Head of Marine and Trade at DWF, comments on the repercussions of the pandemic on the shipping insurance industry Increasing factory closures across China are causing severe supply chain disruptions for retailers whilst Chinese ports are also severely under-staffed with only half of port officials and tug operators working at the ports of […]

Marasco Marine receives two awards for its social values and community contribution

Cyprus-headquartered marine insurance and risk managers Marasco Marine received two special awards on the 15th February 2020 by the Cyprus Rotary Club of Nicosia and the Rotary Club of Famagusta as an appreciation, honouring the company and its management’s  social values and contribution to the community. The donation was made to the Rotary’s Club foundation, […]

Wärtsilä LPG Fuel Supply System the first ever to undergo engine testing

The technology group Wärtsilä’s LPG Fuel Supply System (LFSS) has successfully completed full scale testing with a full sized 2-stroke marine engine burning liquid petroleum gas (LPG) as fuel. This was the world’s first such testing protocol. It was initially decided to retrofit the Wärtsilä LFSS to four very large gas carrier (VLGC) vessels owned […]

West P&I to acquire stake in Nordic Marine Insurance

The West of England P&I Club has announced that it will acquire a significant stake in specialist marine insurance provider Nordic Marine Insurance (NMI). Founded in 2012 and based in Stockholm, NMI is a provider of specialist marine products for ship owners and charterers which includes fixed premium primary delay cover. The agreement, which is […]

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