Norra Skeppningsgruppen becomes GAC’s second Swedish ship agency acquisition this year

Global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC Group has acquired Finland-based ESL Shipping’s Swedish subsidiary Norra Skeppningsgruppen (NSG), marking the second Swedish ship agency purchase by GAC this year. The transfer of NSG to GAC Sweden was completed today 1 December. Established in 2015 and a part of ESL Shipping since the autumn of […]

BCS Group – Boers Crew Services hosts dedicated workshop to help manning agencies

Manning agencies who are often faced with the challenges of going through the complex Schengen visa application process have received expert advice and knowledge thanks to a workshop held by BCS Group – Boers Crew Services following Crew Connect Global. The Dutch crew specialist company held its own event last Friday (November 25), with selected […]

Pole Star announces Robert Skea as new CEO

Maritime intelligence and technology provider Pole Star Space Applications has announced the appointment of Robert Skea as its new Chief Executive Officer. In his role, Skea will spearhead the company’s global expansion following last year’s successful growth investment. Skea brings to Pole Star a proven track record of translating market insights into executable strategies and […]

Anemoi renews Rotor Sail testing base with Port of Blyth

Anemoi Marine Technologies have extended the lease for their land-based Rotor Sail test facility at the Port of Blyth following a period of growth for the business. Anemoi is an award-winning global provider of proven wind technology for the shipping industry. For nearly 10 years Anemoi’s test facility has been based at the Port of […]

Valaris renews fleet-wide LSA service and maintenance agreement with Survitec

Offshore drilling operator Valaris has confirmed it has renewed, for an additional three years, the service agreement it has in place with Survival Technology solutions provider Survitec championed by a customer-centric approach. An extensive network of more than 400 service stations around the world combined with streamlined lifesaving appliance maintenance were key factors in the […]

WinGD cybersecurity type approval from DNV prepares owners for incoming regulations

Swiss marine power company WinGD has become the first marine engine designer to gain cybersecurity type approval for its engine control system, ahead of mandatory regulations due to enter force in 2024. Classification society DNV has granted WinGD Control Electronics (WiCE) an SP1 type approval, aligning with International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) Unified Requirement […]