China Shipowners’ Association joins International Chamber of Shipping

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is pleased to welcome the China Shipowners’ Association (CSA) as a Full Member from 1 January 2023. The CSA will join the ICS Board, which oversees the policy positions ICS presents on behalf of shipowners’ worldwide with the shipping industry’s global regulators, including the UN International Maritime Organization and […]

Frontline’s change of domicile to Cyprus takes effect ahead of proposed Euronav tie-up

Frontline Ltd, the flagship tanker company of principal John Fredriksen, reports that it has completed the move of its domicile from Bermuda to Cyprus under the new corporate identity of Frontline plc, with the company’s assets, financial reporting structure and executive officers all remaining the same. The move is a prelude to Frontline’s planned bid […]

CMA CGM supports French start-up Gama in its solar sail mission

After two years of research and design supported by French liner giant CMA CGM, the satellite containing Gama’s solar sail was launched yesterday on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The solar sail is a new means of space propulsion that uses photons emitted by the Sun to move. It could theoretically accelerate to speeds never […]

North P&I marks 10 years in Tokyo with agenda for growth

Around 150 guests attended a North P&I Club evening reception at Tokyo’s Imperial Hotel to celebrate 10 years since the marine insurer established itself in Japan, in an event also anticipating the merger of North with the Standard Club in February 2023. Welcomed by Yoshinori Hashimura, Director (Japan), North, Members, brokers and other shipping industry […]

Bunker measuring system to become mandatory in Antwerp, Zeebrugge and Rotterdam

Antwerp-Bruges Port Authority and Port of Rotterdam Authority will make it mandatory to use a bunker measuring system (such as a Mass Flow Meter) on board bunker vessels to measure the exact amount of fuel delivered to sea-going vessels. This follows an independent study in both Antwerp and Zeebrugge and Rotterdam, which showed regular quantity […]

Maersk completes acquisition of project logistics specialist Martin Bencher Group

A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) announces the completion of its acquisition of Martin Bencher Group, a Danish Project Logistics expert with premium capabilities within non-containerised project logistics and global operations. “I am thrilled to welcome Martin Bencher to Maersk,” says Karsten Kildahl, Regional Managing Director in Europe of Maersk. “With the addition of Martin Bencher, […]

Port of Los Angeles awards $6 million to fund 22 zero-emission trucks

The Port of Los Angeles has awarded a total of $6 million to two trucking companies and their truck manufacturer partners to speed up the transition to zero-emission (ZE) drayage trucks serving the nation’s busiest container port. The grants will defray the cost of putting 22 pre-production emissions-free models in Port service during 2023. “Developing […]

Baltic Exchange issues schedule of training courses for 2023

The Baltic Academy, training arm of the Baltic Exchange, has released its 2023 programme of courses for online training, with live courses delivered in London, Houston and Singapore. Subjects covered include: • Freight Derivatives & Shipping Risk Management • Advanced Freight Modelling & Trading • Shipping Finance • Shipping Economics & Investment The Academy enjoys […]