Maersk and DP World enter long-term partnership to optimise calls at Jebel Ali

A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) and DP World Jebel Ali Port have entered a long-term partnership through which both parties will collaborate on various aspects of service delivery and work towards a common goal of decarbonising logistics and serve their customers better. The long-term strategic partnership will give priority berthing for Maersk vessels, support for […]

Claims management experts appoint new Director of Claims and Legal Services

Thomas Miller Claims Management (TMCM), the claims management arm of Thomas Miller, the international market leading insurance services provider, has announced it has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Jessica Maitra as Director of Claims and Legal Services. Jessica will act as Director of Claims and Legal services for all TMCM businesses, […]

Norvic Shipping expands bulk capacity with new long-term charter

Dry bulk operator Norvic Shipping has acquired a dry bulk vessel on a long-term period-charter to meet growing global demand for the company’s services. The deal was signed in Norvic’s New York head office with reputed Japanese shipowner Fujimaru Kaiun, represented by the company’s president Mr Jiro Nishikawa (pictured, right), while Norvic was represented by […]

IACS develops new wave data scatter diagram for wave load, fatigue and seakeeping calculations

Having concluded a long-term review of wave data, the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has now published a revised version (Rev.2) of IACS Recommendation No. 34 which provides advice on sea states as well as wave spectrum, spreading, heading distribution and vessel speed. IACS Secretary General Robert Ashdown comments: ‘This extensive, long-term project to […]

Inmarsat connectivity powers Austrian newcomers in historic ocean race campaign

As crews prepare for January’s 2022-23 edition of The Ocean Race, Austrian Ocean Racing are highlighting how satellite communication technology is powering their campaign to be the first Austrian sailing team to take on one of sport’s toughest challenges. The ambitious newcomers tapped into the full power of Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband solution for enhanced performance and […]

SEA-KIT triples production and expands R&D with new facility

SEA-KIT International’s brand-new production facility for its larger XL-Class Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) is now operational, with the first 18m hull being fitted out ready for delivery this summer to world-leading geo-intelligence specialist, Fugro. 2022 was a busy year for the growing USV designer and builder. Having announced expansion plans in March, the company went […]

Chinese New Year fails to bring joy for carriers as blank sailings soar: Xeneta

In a stark display of the weak demand undermining the containerized ocean freight industry, the latest data from Xeneta reveals carriers blanked more than six times the number of sailings on the main Asia to US West Coast corridor leading up to Chinese New Year as they did in the equivalent period of 2019. And, […]