Workers’ ‘Global Letter of Protest’ handed to DP World over sacked P&O seafarers

Over 10,000 transport workers from almost 200 ITF affiliated unions today expressed their outrage at the mass sacking and outsourcing of 800 P&O seafarers through a ‘Global Letter of Protest’ handed over to the global leadership of DP World, the owners of P&O Ferries. ITF General Secretary Stephen Cotton, who is leading the global unions’ […]

Alantra advises Allianz Middle East Ship Management on its sale to SHUAA Capital

Alantra, the global investment banking and asset management specialist, has advised the owners of Allianz Middle East Ship Management (AME), a leading integrated marine, logistics & petroleum services provider for the Oil & Gas and offshore construction industry, on the sale of 100% of their business to SHUAA Capital. The transaction is one of the […]

Vestdavit to display popular PLR davit in crowd-puller at Nor-Shipping

Vestdavit aims to make a big splash at Nor-Shipping by showcasing an actual full-size PLR-5000 davit on its corporate stand at the upcoming maritime exhibition in Norway. Normally mounted on the decks of naval or coastguard vessels for launch of smaller craft, the impressive davit with 5000kg lifting capacity is set to have similar pulling […]

ABB and PONANT enter 10-year MarineCare service agreement for increased vessel safety and uptime

Le Commandant Charcot, which recently became the first exploration cruise ship to reach the geographic North Pole, has signed up for ABB MarineCare services to ensure safe and sustainable operations. The comprehensive 10-year service agreement provides round-the-clock remote support, diagnostics and condition monitoring, as well as preventive and planned maintenance, and the critical spare parts […]

UKRAINE NEWS: Crisis fund offers urgent financial support to seafarers and their families

Financial support is now available to seafarers and their families directly impacted by the Ukraine crisis through a new fund. The new Ukraine Crisis Support Fund, which is managed by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) on behalf of the Seafarers International Relief Fund (SIRF), can provide one-time financial grants of up to […]

NAMEPA upgrades CSR/ESG Maritime Sustainability Passport Program

The ACTion Group is the first company to certify under NAMEPA’s (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) upgraded CSR/ESG Maritime Sustainability Passport (MSP) Program, announced Carleen Lyden Walker, NAMEPA’s Co-Founder and Executive Directory. The regulatory compliance consulting firm, which helps organizations achieve operational excellence, received its MSP by achieving a 60% score or better in […]