The Bahamas Maritime Authority signs an MoU with Argenmar SA in Argentina

As part of its strategic objective of global representation and to develop opportunities in Argentina, The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Argenmar SA, an independent shipping group established in Argentina in 1992 that provides specialised shipping and logistics services in Argentina and Latin America. The MoU relates to […]

Swedish Club’s A- Rating reaffirmed

A.M.Best Ratings Services Ltd has affirmed its Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” (Excellent) for The Swedish Club. “A.M. Best’s reaffirmed rating underscores the competitive position and attractiveness of the Club as a marine insurance provider,” says Thomas Nordberg (pictured), Managing Director of The Swedish Club. The […]

Popular ship visiting course refreshed with focus on rights at sea and security

The Merchant Navy Welfare Board’s (MNWB) popular Ship Welfare Visitor course has been updated with a greater emphasis on rights at sea and security. The course is aimed at all employees and volunteers of charities within the maritime sector, from port chaplains carrying out ship visits to volunteers driving the local seafarer centre minibus. The […]

WISTA invites applications for 3rd batch of Leadership Accelerator Program

The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) and the IMO are working together with the Maritime SheEO to deliver the 3rd Leadership Accelerator Program for 10 scholarships to WISTA members which shall start on 8th March 2023. This sponsorship will enable selected maritime women to benefit from this leadership scheme, which will include training, […]

Offshore wind boom set to drive further sales growth for Vestdavit after record 2022

Norwegian boat-handling system supplier Vestdavit is targeting further growth in davit sales to the offshore wind sector, driven by increasing demand from SOV (Service Operations Vessels) operators for its robust and proven solutions, after racking up a record MNOK 185 in new orders in 2022. The increase in Vestdavit’s orderbook was fuelled by growth in […]

ICS publishes annual Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table

The annual Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table, published today from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), highlights a 25% increase in flag states reporting on seafarer labour standards compared to last year. Each year flag states must report on labour standards as part of their ILO audit commitments. Some of the labour standards specific […]