RMK Maritime expands into Greece with appointment of Petros Kefalonitis

RMK Maritime (RMK), a provider of advisory and capital raising services to the maritime industry, has appointed Petros Kefalonitis to lead its business in Athens as it expands its presence into the Greek market. The new office will offer Greece-based clients the full range of RMK services, including direct lending through its Ascension Finance business. […]

CSC raises concerns over European Commission’s Fit for 55 Package

Cyprus Shipping Chamber expresses concern about the effectiveness of the proposed measures and their impact on European shipping, welcomes however the recognition of the role of the commercial operator in shipping’s decarbonisation. The Chamber fully recognises the need for immediate action to face the climate crisis. However, the shipping related proposals issued by the European […]


The results for the first half of 2021 confirm the growth trajectory presented since the end of the previous year by the Port of Sines. The aggregate of all types of cargo reached the 24 million tons handled, representing a year-on-year growth of 23.8%. This positive evolution should be coupled with the flexibility and resilience […]

Shipping leaders set to reunite in person at IMO for LISW21 Headline Conference

Shipping industry movers and shakers are set to reunite in person to explore the fundamental role that the ESG agenda has in shaping the future of the global shipping industry as London International Shipping Week 2021 (LISW21) confirms its Headline Conference will go ahead in the prestigious headquarters of the International Maritime Organization on Wednesday […]

Maritime employers get thumbs up from shoreside staff for COVID response, but more progress needed on diversity and discrimination

Positive response from shoreside employees, in contrast to COVID impact on seafarers. Survey shows need for action to tackle discrimination and boost diversity & inclusion Shipping’s employers have responded well in looking after their shore-based teams during the ongoing COVID pandemic, according to the results of a new survey of maritime employees, in contrast to […]

RINA and SWS mark new era in Cruise shipbuilding in China

RINA has signed an agreement with Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS) for the classification of the largest ever cruise ship to be built in China. Speaking at the signing ceremony Mr.Wang Qi, Chairman at SWS said, “The Chinese cruise ship industry is expanding rapidly, and the new vessel is being designed to respond to that growth […]

MobileOps and ioCurrents announce powerful new integration

MobileOps, Inc., a pioneer in the design and development of maritime software applications (safety, compliance, vessel maintenance, scheduling, analytics) and ioCurrents, a leader in maritime data analytics and IoT technology have partnered to launch an integration designed to simplify and streamline operations management. In a world where data plays a significant role in operational efficiencies, […]

Ocean Technologies Group helps seafarers minimise onboard distractions

Distractions are recognised as one of the biggest causes of human error resulting in incidents, accidents or near misses at sea Ocean Technologies Group (OTG) has created a new title giving seafarers advice on how to avoid the multitude of potential distractions which can lead to a loss of concentration and situational awareness. The increased […]

Survitec enhances lifeboat inspection solution

Survival technology provider Survitec has relaunched its lifeboat inspection solution underpinned by the company’s novel ‘Hub and Spoke’ network model. Lifeboat Inspection 402, devised in line with regulations mandated in 2020 under SOLAS Chapter III & IMO MSC.402(96), has been enhanced to deliver greater flexibility and convenience to vessel operators. Metkel Yohannes, Survitec’s Lifeboat Product […]