PSA International completes acquisition of supply chain and logistics company BDP International

PSA International Pte Ltd has completed its acquisition of 100% of the shares of BDP International, Inc., a leading provider of globally integrated supply chain, transportation and logistics solutions, from New York-based private equity firm Greenbriar Equity Group, L.P. This follows the receipt of formal approvals from relevant authorities required by the merger agreement, initially […]

Time for reflection at INTERCARGO’s spring semi-annual meetings

With an estimated 100 merchant vessels under blockade in Ukrainian ports, it was time for reflection as INTERCARGO members, Executive Committee and Technical Committee met at the Association’s spring semi-annual events, held in London last week. The meetings were presided over by Chairman Dimitris Fafalios (pictured), Vice Chairman Spyros Tarasis, Vice Chairman Uttam Kumar Jaiswal, […]

SMF signs up to Maritime Just Transition task Force at Singapore Maritime Week

The Maritime Just Transition Task Force founded by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the UN Global Compact has announced that the Singapore Maritime Foundation has become its first public programme partner. The Maritime Just Transition Task Force made the announcement at an event during Singapore Maritime Week. […]

Bellona launches Clean Hull Initiative to combat scourge of biofouling

Environmental NGO the Bellona Foundation put biofouling management centre stage at Nor-Shipping as it officially launched its Clean Hull Initiative (CHI) to define and implement a new ISO standard for proactive hull cleaning. The event saw keynote speeches ramming home the urgent need to shake up regulations and encourage technology measures to nip biofouling in […]

MPA inks collaborations with partners to accelerate decarbonisation for the aritime industry

Maritime leaders and industry professionals gathered in-person and online for the ‘Accelerating Decarbonisation Conference’ organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) during Singapore Maritime Week. The Conference was launched jointly with the International Maritime and Port Technology and Development Conference (MTEC) and International Conference for Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (ICMASS). Norwegian Ambassador […]

VIKAND and key maritime stakeholders launch Seafarers’ Human Sustainability Declaration during Nor-Shipping

Global Healthcare specialist VIKAND and key maritime stakeholders have launched the Seafarers’ Human Sustainability Declaration during the U.S. Coast Guard AMVER awards ceremony at the US Ambassador’s Residence in Oslo, during Nor-Shipping. This Declaration aims to recognise and improve how the global maritime community meets the human sustainability needs of seafarers both today and into […]