Turkey joins Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers governing body

Turkey’s growing maritime industry is set to take a bigger role in the development of professional shipbroking standards following its admittance to the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) governing body. The London headquartered ICS provides globally recognised professional qualifications for brokers, agents and managers. It becomes the 27th branch member of the 111-year-old organisation. ICS […]

Mitsui OSK Lines implements Marlink smart hybrid connectivity including Starlink LEO services

Marlink is to deploy its hybrid satellite communications connectivity solutions on selected vessels operated by Japanese shipowner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), integrating Starlink LEO (low Earth orbit) with its highly reliable Sealink GEO (geostationary Earth orbit) VSAT service and its digital platform. MOL will verify how Marlink’s unique network can enhance operating safety and improve […]

IACS Council strengthens quality structures in recognition of evolving technical developments

The 86th session of the IACS Council (C86) focused on recent developments around its internal oversight of Quality matters, recognizing that the restrictions imposed by COVID-19 and the associated responses, the challenges posed by the rapid introduction of new regulations and technologies in relation to decarbonisation and the ongoing development of IQARB make it essential […]

New mobile app from North P&I eases evidence gathering burden for marine professionals

A new mobile app from North P&I will make collecting evidence on incidents faster, easier and more accurate while enhancing reporting consistency in future claims. Launched on 12 December 2022, the ‘The MRCE Handbook’ app from North will help senior officers, surveyors and shore-based technical and marine personnel gather evidence quickly and efficiently, using standardised […]

NLB awards contract for build of hybrid powered ship to Spanish shipyard Gondán

The Northern Lighthouse Board (NLB), the General Lighthouse Authority for Scotland and the Isle of Man, has announced the award of a £51.8 million contract to Spanish shipyard Astilleros Gondán S.A, for the build of a state-of-the-art hybrid powered ship to support its vital safety service to mariners. Gondán is a well-established and highly respected […]

Change of CEO at Maersk as Soren Skou retires

Effective as of 1 January 2023 Vincent Clerc will be appointed new CEO of A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S (Maersk) replacing Søren Skou who will leave the Group. Vincent Clerc is currently CEO of the company’s Ocean & Logistics business and has been with the Group for 25 years. The Executive Board will hereafter consist […]