Synergy Group and NORDEN launch tanker joint venture

Synergy Group and D.S. NORDEN have formed a new joint venture to handle the technical management of NORDEN’s owned tanker vessels effective as of today. Norden Synergy Ship Management (NSSM) is a 50/50 joint venture between NORDEN and Synergy and will be headed by Henrik Christensen who previously managed NORDEN’s Technical Department. “NORDEN is a […]

Industry facing IMO 2020 Sulphur Regulation compliance challenge

The much-heralded IMO 2020 Sulphur Regulation, which entered into force on 1st January, is posing a significant compliance challenge to the maritime industry. So says a major industry survey co-authored by BIMCO, ICS, Intercargo and Intertanko. The new Regulation is throwing up quality and safety problems as well. The comprehensive Survey covers the period 24th […]

Bureau Veritas expands North America offering

Classification society Bureau Veritas has taken a number of steps in North America to broaden and deepen its marine and offshore client services and customer focus. One of these is the opening of a new remote survey centre in Miami – the latest step in the delivery of digital services across the BV network, and […]

InterManager urges IMO to help after Singapore tightens restrictions on crew changes

InterManager, the international trade association for ship and crew managers,  has today (Wednesday)  published an open letter addressed to Kitack Lim, the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, on behalf of its members and associates, urging him to offer more support to the global maritime industry with regards to the Singaporean repatriation issue. Several major […]

LOC Group targets long-term growth on the back of strong current performance

LOC Group, the international marine and engineering consulting firm, has published its trading update for the first half of the year to 30th June 2020 which shows the year to date has seen a strong performance, despite the testing macro environment. This performance is reflected in the growing orderbook, innovation in the service offer and […]

UK’s first Maritime Innovation Hub celebrates first anniversary

The Port of Tyne’s unique 2050 Maritime Innovation Hub – the UK’s first and only Innovation centre for maritime – turned one recently and marked the maritime innovation milestone with a very appropriate virtual innovation sprint event, on Zoom. During the online anniversary celebrations, senior delegates from across industry and academia explored how the Port […]

New container service to the Port of Gothenburg

CMA CGM has launched a new container service, adding a new link between Gothenburg and Hamburg. The new service includes calls at Gothenburg every Friday, initially using a vessel with a capacity of over 1,000 TEUs. “CMA CGM is a leading worldwide shipping group, and this is yet another step in our ongoing strategy for […]