Improvements in Philippines’ seafarer training promised at Crew Connect conference

A record number of more than 600 delegates, VIPs, speakers and exhibitors attended Crew Connect Global event at the Sofital Philippines Plaza Manila late last month – the first in-person edition of the annual event since 2019. The conference was moderated by John Adams, MD of V.Ships UK, Chairman of Bahamas Shipowners’ Association and Vice-Chair […]

UK Club strengthens Hong Kong office with internal promotions

The UK P&I Club, one of the leading providers of P&I insurance and other services to the international shipping community, has announced that Amy Lovseth will assume the role of Syndicate Manager in its Hong Kong office following Seán Geraghty’s move to the Greece office earlier this autumn. This announcement follows on from David Harley […]

Optimarin highlights how to navigate the challenges of BWTS retrofits

A ballast water treatment system (BWTS) retrofit is not plain sailing. And proper planning with a trusted and reliable supplier onboard is essential to navigate technical, logistical and regulatory hurdles to achieve compliance, says Optimarin. As well as detailed planning, drydock capacity must usually be secured ahead of time for a BWTS retrofit that typically […]

First MSC Air Cargo aircraft delivered

MSC has taken the next step in developing its Air Cargo solution with the delivery last week of the first MSC-branded aircraft, built by Boeing and operated by Atlas Air. The B777-200 Freighter will fly on routes between China, the US, Mexico and Europe. Jannie Davel, Senior Vice President Air Cargo at MSC, said: “Our […]

£10m to support seafarers in crisis

The Seafarers’ Charity has announced that an incredible £10 million has been awarded by the Charity to support the safety and welfare of seafarers over the past three years. An unprecedented period which has seen seafarers’ welfare severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, a war in Ukraine and also the cost-of-living crisis. As a long […]

MacGregor introduces electric transloading crane to complete electric crane series

As part of its mission to support customers with more sustainable products and solutions, MacGregor is proud to introduce the fully electrically driven heavy-duty transloading crane, with the type name ‘TCE’. The new heavy-duty transloading crane is a result of combining decades of extensive customer experience in transloading operations. The crane is based on the […]