Obituary – John Blom, NeKo Ship Supply Group

After a long illness, John Blom the owner and founder of NeKo Ship Supply, passed away on 21st October at the age 72. John left his mark in the Ship Chandler Industry with a career of more than 50 years. He started at Aug. Kopcke & Co in the 1970s and in 2002 he crafted […]

ITIC warns against letting speed affect accuracy

To maintain flexibility, charterers often request that the ship broker fix the vessels to discharge at a specified number of ports within a defined range. But it’s important that the broker clearly understands the definition of that range and which ports it includes, says the International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC). A recent claim handled by […]

MCA publishes annual report

The MCA’s annual report for April 2019 to March 2020 has been published this week, highlighting the work of the Agency for the 12-month period. Although the report doesn’t cover the period where the effects of COVID-19 were felt most, it’s clear the MCA still had a number of challenges to deal with in terms […]

Columbia Shipmanagement enters Italian market in joint venture with Premuda

Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) is entering the Italian market after agreeing a joint venture which will see it take on the full management of the entire Premuda fleet. Group Premuda, controlled by Pillarstone, the industrial and financial platform that supports the relaunch of companies in temporary difficulty, has a fleet of 28 vessels under the control […]

HHI, Hyundai Glovis, Liberian Registry and KR develop world’s first large size commercial hydrogen carrier

Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, Hyundai Glovis, the Liberian Registry, the Korean Register and their partners have successfully developed the world’s first large Size and commercially viable liquified hydrogen carrier. HHI Group’s Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) announced yesterday (Thursday)  that they have received the necessary Approval in Principle (AIP) […]