ICS publishes ‘Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit for Shipping’ with first edition out now

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has launched its first publication on diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the maritime industry to aid businesses and organisations with best practice and inspire change in company strategies and policies. The ICS ‘Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit for Shipping’ has been developed to create awareness and inspire change in the […]

Harbor Lab’s data-driven Disbursement Accounting Tool helps drive down port costs, delivers impressive ROI

Products and services from Harbor Lab are not only positively impacting clients’ operating costs (OPEX) but also enhancing their productivity and efficiency, reports the Athens-based firm’s CEO and founder Antonis Malaxianakis (pictured). One company that is benefitting from investing in Harbor Lab’s DA (Disbursement Accounting) Tool is Hamburg-based bulker shipping company TMA Bulk. Operating a […]

Grimaldi Group exercises options for five more ammonia-ready car carriers

The orderbook for the Grimaldi fleet keeps growing. As part of the agreement signed in late October with China Merchants Heavy Industries Jiangsu (a company part of China Merchant Industry Holdings – CMI) for the construction of five new PCTC (Pure Car & Truck Carrier) vessels, the Group exercised the option for another five units. […]

NorthStandard on schedule for February launch

North and Standard Club have received all the required formal approvals to finalise their merger and establish NorthStandard on 20 February 2023 as one of the world’s largest providers of mutual maritime cover. North and Standard Club have received legal, regulatory and competition approvals from the relevant authorities ahead of their proposed merger on 20 […]

Oriani Hellas partners with Scrufy to introduce first Greek autonomous hull-cleaning robot BlueBOT

Maritime digital transformation company Oriani Hellas has partnered with Scrufy – a highly-innovative Greek tech company that provides custom-built automation solutions to multiple industries and software solutions for the public and private sector. Scrufy has created the first Greek autonomous hull-grooming robot – BlueBOT. BlueBOT is designed to aid the decarbonization of the shipping industry […]

RINA enters US infrastructure market with acquisition of Patrick Engineering

RINA, the Inspection, Certification and Engineering consultancy multinational, has announced the acquisition of the entire share capital of Patrick Engineering Ltd., the Chicago-based engineering consultancy company active in Infrastructure, Transport and Renewable Energy. With a turnover of approximately 82 million dollars and 340 employees in 19 offices mainly located in the North-East of the US, […]