SRI applauds new measures to address abandonment

SRI, the international pan-industry body researching maritime and seafarers’ law, has applauded the decision by the first meeting of a joint International Labour Organization (ILO) – International Maritime Organization (IMO) Tripartite Working Group to adopt new measures which improve conditions for seafarers who have been abandoned. Deirdre Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of SRI says: “We welcome […]

MHSS’ new Managing Director says seafarers need extra support during holiday season

MHSS Mental Health Support Solutions, which was set up to provide support services exclusively to the maritime sector, offers psychological consultations for seafarers needing support for themselves or their crew all year round but the company finds that the holiday season is always a challenging time for the mariners it is working with. “It is […]

Castor Marine to integrate Starlink with Acta Marine’s existing comms infrastructure

Following the announcement of Castor Marine being an authorized Starlink reseller, the company has signed a contract to outfit Acta Marine’s Walk-to-Work (W2W) vessels with Starlink connectivity. This includes the two Methanol MDO/HVO powered DP2 Construction Service Operating Vessels (CSOVs) that Acta Marine ordered earlier this year. Castor Marine already manages Acta Marine’s entire fleet […]

MSC Group completes acquisition of Bolloré Africa Logistics

MSC Group is pleased to confirm that its wholly owned subsidiary SAS Shipping Agencies Services has completed the acquisition of Bolloré Africa Logistics. The transaction was approved by all applicable regulatory authorities. MSC’s acquisition of Bolloré Africa Logistics SAS and its affiliates (“Bolloré Africa Logistics Group”) highlights the long-term commitment of MSC to invest in […]

Signal Ocean looks at end-year outlook for crude tankers amid geopolitical crisis

In the preface to its Crude Tanker Annual Review – 2022, Signal Ocean notes that 2022 saw a record boom in crude and product tanker freight rates. Geopolitical tensions between Russia and Ukraine reshaped the macroeconomic scene and we entered a new era of changed seaborne oil trade flows. December 5, 2022, was the day […]

CMA CGM strengthens its finance organisation to support future growth

The CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Ramon Fernandez as Executive Vice President Chief Finance Officer as of the start of the second quarter of 2023. He will replace Michel Sirat, who will become Head of the Family Office and will remain in charge of the Group M&A and strategy. CMA […]

Marlow consolidates Offshore activities with new brand, team and website

Marlow Navigation has strengthened its international Offshore division, with the launch earlier this month of a dedicated website, reinforcing the Marlow Offshore brand and team. The latest initiative gathers all offshore related ship management activities from within the Group, establishing a competent service provider catering to the individual needs of the industry. “Essentially, we have […]