CSM and MHSS unite to support seafarers impacted by war in Ukraine

Columbia Shipmanagement, together with its owning company and its clients, have raised an unprecedented €1.4 million and assembled a team of 320 psychologists, mostly from Ukraine, to aid traumatised families of seafarers who have been impacted by the war in Ukraine. The package of measures, financed by the newly set-up Columbia and Clients Charitable Fund, […]

Seafarer lives don’t need to be risked during lifeboat drills

Seafarers are dying needlessly in lifeboat accidents when maritime legislation doesn’t actually require vessels to be manned during drills. InterManager, the international trade association for ship and crew managers, is raising awareness of this fact by highlighting a legislative change which means that it is not necessary for crew to be onboard when lifeboats are […]

ABB to power world’s first hybrid-electric biomass fuel carriers

The Japanese Shipowners’ Association’s zero-GHG initiative e5 Lab, a consortium comprising Asahi Tanker Co, Exeno Yamamizu Corp, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and Mitsubishi Corp, has unveiled ROBOSHIP – a design for a biomass fuel carrier, powered by a fully standardized, electric propulsion system to attain zero emission operations at harbour. Built by Honda Heavy Industries Co., […]

PIL enhances connectivity within and beyond Asia with new Singapore Surabaya Express (SSE)

As part of its efforts to continually provide new and improved service offerings to customers, Pacific International Lines (PIL) has launched a new weekly express service connecting Singapore and Surabaya, Indonesia. This new service serves to expand and develop PIL’s presence in Indonesia, further strengthening its intra-Asia trade services. With this dedicated service, PIL continues […]

Maritime PR professional to embark on epic charity paddle

Mark Fuhrmann, Director of maritime PR company Blue-C in Norway, is taking a year out to undertake a mammoth solo kayak tour of 10,500km from Halifax, Nova Scotia back to Halifax passing via the eastern coastline of Canada and the US, Mississippi River, Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway. Fuhrmann, whose career covers 30 years […]