UK Government supports maritime trade and economic growth in Cayman Islands

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) will support maritime trade and economic growth in the Cayman Islands as it embarks on a new programme of seabed mapping surveys this month, the organisation has announced. The surveys will unlock vital new information about the waters around the Cayman Islands and will enable safe navigation and the continued […]

ClassNK releases PrimeShip-GREEN/MinPower ver.2.0

Classification Society ClassNK has released PrimeShip-GREEN/MinPower ver.2.0 developed to help shipyards comply with IMO guidelines for minimum propulsion power to maintain the manoeuvrability of ships in adverse conditions. For each ship to which “Required EEDI” of MARPOL Annex VI applies, its installed propulsion power should not be less than the propulsion power needed to maintain […]

Z. & G. Halcoussis rolls out Navarino’s Spectrum with Infinity

Z. & G. Halcoussis Co Ltd has a fleet of seven bulk carriers equipped with Fleet Xpress (FX) and Infinity Plus from Navarino. The company has recently also added Navarino’s Spectrum service, its dedicated toolkit for maritime IT managers, in irder to be able to ‘virtually visit’ its fleet and ensure IT infrastructure is kept […]

Survitec completes acquisition of Blue Anchor Fire & Safety

UK-based global survival equipment specialist Survitec has completed the acquisition of Blue Anchor Fire & Safety Ltd, one of Scotland’s leading providers of survival solutions to the fisheries, maritime and offshore energy industries. The investment, part of Survitec’s expansion strategy, follows the acquisition in May of Norway’s Hansen Protection, a leading provider of personal protective […]

North P&I Club appoints Michael Asherson as Claims Director

North P&I Club has announced the appointment of Michael Asherson as Claims Director, in a return to the Club for one of shipping’s leading experts in maritime and insurance law after three years in private practice in his native South Africa. Michael, who spent 18 years with North in the period up to 2018, returns […]