Dunkerque 2022 traffic figures boosted by growth in LNG and containers

Port of Dunkerque (aka Dunkirk) presented mixed traffic results for 2022 at a press conference held yesterday, with throughput up slightly by 1.5% year-on-year to 49m tonnes. Results were broadly similar to 2021 and still short of pre-pandemic levels, port officials admitted, with the effect of Brexit still continuing to depress cross-Channel RoRo traffic which […]

Signal Ocean looks at the outlook for dry bulk freight fundamentals

In its just-published Dry Bulk Annual Review 2022, Signal Ocean says the year ended with critical changes in grain flows due to geopolitical tensions between Russia and Ukraine. In parallel, the Chinese real estate crisis seriously impacted Capesize vessels, while the energy crisis drove up coal flows and Panamax freight rates. Amid the macroeconomic and […]

Freeport East receives final Government approval

Freeport East received final Government approvals yesterday, allowing it to move forward into the delivery phase. The development of the Freeport, which is expected to create up to 13,500 new jobs, will be boosted by £25 million in Government funding to support infrastructure enhancement. Welcoming the news, Steve Beel, Chief Executive of Freeport East, said: […]

Ronald Spithout joins CyberOwl’s board as strategic advisor

Maritime and offshore system cyber risk management specialist CyberOwl has appointed Ronald Spithout as a strategic advisor to the Board. Spithout (pictured), a renowned influential figure in the maritime industry, joins CyberOwl in its next phase of growth. The business intends to scale up customer and market reach, strengthen its service model, and enhance its […]

Campbell Shipping renews Fleet Xpress contract, adds Fleet Care and Fleet Secure Endpoint

Bahamas-based ship-management group Campbell Shipping has extended its relationship with Inmarsat, a world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, with an agreement that adds Fleet Care and Fleet Secure Endpoint to its existing 12-vessel Fleet Xpress solution. Campbell Shipping will now be able to carry out remote maintenance, support and repairs, and comprehensive network protection, […]

DNV’s Ørbeck-Nilssen on the need for partnership to speed decarbonisation

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO Maritime, DNV, says that while progress towards industry decarbonisation should be applauded, it must be accelerated. Shipping needs to work together, in tandem with other sectors and stakeholders, if we’re to stand a hope of reaching our most ambitious, and necessary, goals. Nor-Shipping, he believes, with its 2023 theme of #PartnerShip, is […]

AAL transports 20,000frt of iron ore reclaimer components on single liner sailing

AAL’s scheduled monthly ‘Asia to Australia West Coast Liner Service’ (AUWC) recently provided the perfect solution for global project logistics provider NMT and its client, industrial engineering giant Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions. The operation involved the transport of 20,000 freight tonnes of fabricated breakbulk reclaimer components from Henderson to Port Hedland in Western Australia – infrastructure […]

ioCurrents appoints William Roberts as CEO

ioCurrents, Inc., a leading predictive analytics platform to the maritime industry, today announced the appointment of Will Roberts as President and Chief Executive Officer. He will immediately assume day-to-day leadership of the company and will also join ioCurrents Board of Directors. Roberts most recently served as President, Foss Maritime Company, where he led all sales, […]