First CCS-classed LNG bunker vessel built in China delivered

Last week, the 8500m3 LNG bunker vessel XIN AO PU TUO HAO was successfully delivered by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. The vessel was contracted by ENN Energy Holding and is to be operated by Tianjin Southwest Maritime Limited. It is the first domestic newbuilding LNG bunker vessel meeting the China Classification Society (CCS) Rules for […]

Further expansion at VIKAND with senior appointments to support ambitious growth plans

Global Healthcare specialist VIKAND has expanded its team with some senior level appointments. Paul Morgan has been promoted to Vice President of Client Engagement where he will take on the responsibility of managing and supervising all VIKAND’s key client touch points in the cruise segment. Paul is well known in this sector and has a […]

AD Ports Group reaches milestone in CMA Terminals Khalifa Port construction

AD Ports Group has installed the first 90-tonne block for the quay wall of the new CMA Terminals Khalifa Port, marking the major development milestone with a special ceremony. Announced in September 2021, the development of the new terminal is on track with budgeted capital expenditure of AED 3.3 billion. The terminal is expected to […]

Asia-Pacific countries get ready to tackle marine plastic litter

The first regional task force meeting for Asia-Pacific countries in a major international project to help reduce marine plastic litter from maritime transport and the fishing sector has been held in Busan, Republic of Korea. The task force meeting, under the IMO- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) GloLitter Partnerships Project, brought together 20 […]

NAPA signs eLearning agreement for crew training with Royal Caribbean

Digital technology provider NAPA has entered a new long-term agreement with major cruise operator Royal Caribbean Group to deliver eLearning to its crews worldwide. This partnership will help Royal Caribbean train both shipboard and shoreside crew on the latest stability software and technology, thereby helping facilitate the safe operation of its global fleet of 64 […]

Masterclass in Cargo Insurance launched by IUMI

The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) is introducing a new Masterclass in Cargo Insurance. The programme will take place in London in March 2023 and will have a strong focus on key principles and practices of cargo insurance. It is IUMI’s first in-person training course. Designed to deliver an advanced level of learning, the […]