Sustainability in spotlight as RINA signs up as LISW23 Platinum Sponsor

Improving the quality of life and building sustainable values for future generations in shipping will be highlighted during this year’s London International Shipping Week by RINA, which has come onboard as a Platinum Sponsor to support the event in its 10th year. RINA is a founding member of IACS (the International Association of Classification Societies) […]

Danica Crewing Specialists adds Indian seafarers to its international crew pool

International crewing expert Danica Crewing Specialists now has a presence in Mumbai, boosting its recruitment and crew supply operation with Indian seafarers. Announcing the new office, Henrik Jensen (pictured), CEO of Danica Crewing Specialists, said: “India is one of the key providers of ships’ crew and boasts many excellent resources for all vessel types and […]

Port of Antwerp-Bruges stable in 2022

2022 was a year of challenges for Port of Antwerp-Bruges. Geopolitical tensions, the energy crisis and ongoing disruptions in supply chains made their presence felt and, in addition to shifts within the various commodity flows, put sustained pressure on the container segment. This affected throughput, which was down 0.7% year-on-year to 286.9 million tons of […]

ABS Launches Custom Rule Book in classification ‘first’

ABS has launched Custom Rule Book, a powerful new tool which allows users to create tailored ABS rule sets in moments, saving significant time. In the first development of its kind in classification, ABS MyFreedomTM users can now quickly filter 140 rules and guides, 28,000 pages and 600 notations to generate a Custom Rule Book […]

Frontline calls off plan to create tanker giant by merger with Euronav

Frontline plc has announced that it no longer wishes to pursue its proposed tie-up with fellow tanker operator Euronav and has terminated the combination agreement the two companies entered into six months ago. This follows the announcement in December by Euronav shareholder CMB, controlled by the Saverys family, that it had succeeded in increasing its […]

Silverstream Technologies to equip four large LNG carriers

Silverstream Technologies announces it has signed a deal with China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES) to install its market-leading air lubrication technology, the Silverstream® System, on four 175,000cbm LNG carriers being built at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC). The agreement for four firm installations and two options will see Silverstream’s proven technology fitted onto the very […]

Elcome brings Starlink high-speed, low-latency internet to the global maritime industries

Elcome International, a leading provider of maritime systems and integration solutions, is providing SpaceX’s Starlink internet services to its global maritime and mobility customers. From merchant vessels to oil rigs to luxury yachts, Starlink enables maritime customers to connect from the most remote waters across the world, just like they would in the office or […]

Solstad becomes Marlink’s first offshore customer to enjoy Starlink high throughput connectivity

Smart network solutions company Marlink continues the roll-out of its new blend of hybrid network services, equipping Solstad Offshore vessels with Starlink connectivity integrated with the well-established highly reliable Sealink VSAT, L-band backup and 4G services. Solstad Offshore is the first offshore vessel operator on the Marlink network to trial Starlink testing the network in […]

SSY opens new office in Korea

Simpson Spence Young (SSY), the world’s largest independent shipbroker, has today announced the opening of their new office in Seoul, Korea. Headed up by newly appointed partner Toby English and Regional Director Jun Seo, the team will focus on Sale and Purchase in addition to exploring further potential growth areas for the business. The new […]