Cyprus launches new Green Incentives programme with tonnage tax reductions of up to 30%

The mindset of the shipping community needs to change, Vassilios Demetriades, Cyprus Shipping Deputy Minister warned today (Tuesday), as he launched a new green incentive programme promising tonnage tax reductions of up to 30% for vessels that can demonstrate effective emissions reductions. The Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) pledged that from fiscal year 2021, annual […]

LOC opens Italian branch

LOC, the international marine and engineering consulting firm and part of AqualisBraemar LOC Group, has announced the expansion of its European footprint to Italy with an office in Genoa, Italy. This is AqualisBraemar LOC’s first office in Italy and builds on LOC’s established relationships with many world-leading Italian clients across both energy and maritime industries. […]

Seably takes next step into blended maritime learning

Maritime training marketplace Seably has appointed Andrea Lodolo as its new CEO. The online platform has already reached more than 20,000 maritime professionals. Andrea Lodolo (pictured) replaces Tomas Lindberg, who steps up to become Seably’s new President. Seably is a training marketplace – created by seafarers for seafarers – that offers online courses in the […]

Ince Piraeus adds lateral hire to expanding shipping team

International legal and professional services firm Ince has announced the hire of Konstantinos (Dinos) Mexias as Partner in Piraeus, to strengthen its shipping team. Dinos is an accomplished finance specialist, with skills across all aspects of ship finance. During his career, most recently at Watson Farley & Williams, he has advised and acted on behalf […]

ICS launches new edition of Essential Tanker Safety Guide for chemical cargoes

With a background of unprecedented challenges for the maritime sector, safety continues to be a priority for the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). To ensure that the very best guidance is available for the chemical tanker sector, ICS has launched a new edition of the standard reference work for those working on tankers carrying chemical […]

Prevention at Sea to host INTERCARGO-supported webinar on optimising the ‘human element’ in the maritime industry

In the upcoming ‘H.EL.M.E.T. – Human ELement Maritime Enhancement Tool’ webinar, representatives from INTERCARGO, Prevention at Sea, Maran Dry Management and the European University of Cyprus will voice their views on shipping industry safety approaches and discuss the importance of the human element. Plans and progressions for the H.EL.M.E.T. tool and its methodology in 2021 […]

Samskip launches direct container services between Amsterdam and Ireland

New weekly Samskip service connects Irish businesses direct to importers and exporters in key European hinterland Samskip has ramped up its shortsea container connections between Ireland and North Continental Europe by introducing a new dedicated service link into Amsterdam. The weekly connection will mean Irish imports can avoid post-Brexit hassles applying to goods received via […]

Global Drone Inspection launches ROV in water asset assessments

Global Drone Inspection (GDI), the new subsidiary company of robotic inspection specialists RIMS BV, have introduced the use of ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) for the inspection of in water ship assets. Building on the experience gained by sister company, RIMS BV, who are now an established, class approved supplier of UAV inspections in the maritime […]

Peters & May appoints new Regional Manager as Asian demand picks up

Responding to an increase in demand from the growing Asian yachting and maritime markets, global marine transport and logistics provider Peters & May has appointed a new regional manager to oversee operations in the area. Luke Webster, who has been responsible for establishing and developing the firm’s German office in Hamburg since 2014, as well […]