Maersk to recruit South African cadets for its global fleet

Following an extensive review process, South Africa has been identified as a high potential crew sourcing destination for the A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) fleet, which comprises 280 fully owned and operated container vessels, employing 12,500 seafarers. South African Cadets from the National Seafarer Development Program will be considered for placement with Maersk, and it […]

The Annual Brun Bear Foundation Golf Day 2023

Elaborate Communications is excited to be an official supporter of The Annual Brun Bear Foundation Golf Day 2023, taking place on Wednesday, June 21 at Royal Blackheath Golf Club, the oldest golf club in the UK. This event is a fantastic opportunity for the maritime and offshore communities to come together while enjoying a day […]

HST Marine’s UK-built hybrid electric crew transfer vessel delivered

HST Marine, a subsidiary of Purus Wind, has welcomed the arrival of its second UK- built hybrid-electric crew transfer vessel (CTV), HST Frances, at a ceremony attended by Nusrat Ghani MP, UK Minister of State (Dept. for Business and Trade and the Cabinet Office) and senior British maritime industry leaders. The event highlighted Britain’s role […]

KVH supports seafarers with free VoIP calls to Turkey and Syria

KVH announces that it is now offering free VoIP calls to Turkey and Syria for seafarers, anticipating that this service will be available through the end of February 2023. Seafarers can use their KVH TracNet™hybrid terminals and TracPhone® VSAT-only terminals to connect with family, friends, and loved ones affected by the devastating earthquakes in southeast […]

Port of Long Beach sees reduced cargo

Softened consumer spending, increased prices driven by inflation and a shift in trade routes contributed to a dip in shipments moving through the Port of Long Beach, California in January. Dockworkers and terminal operators moved 573,772 TEUs last month, down 28.4% from January 2022, which was the Port’s busiest January on record. Imports decreased 32.3% […]

IMO pays tribute to earthquake victims in Türkiye and Syria

Member States and observers of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) paid their tribute to the victims of the earthquakes that struck Türkiye and Syria on 6 February 2023, causing widespread destruction across densely populated cities and claiming more than 22,000 lives so far, with the numbers sadly increasing by the hour. A one-minute silence was […]

TotalEnergies Marine Fuels, Hapag-Lloyd and Jurong Port Universal Terminal kick-start first biofuel bunker term delivery in Singapore

TotalEnergies Marine Fuels has successfully completed its first refuelling of a Hapag-Lloyd container vessel in Singapore with sustainable, UCOME (Used Cooking Oil Methyl Ester)-based, marine biofuel. This inaugural bunker operation marks the start of a term supply agreement between the two companies, which commits TotalEnergies to provide VLSFO (Very Low Sulfur Fuel Oil) blended with […]

New portal launched to support implementation of Just in Time arrival concept

A new ‘one-stop-shop’ portal which aims to support the implementation of the Just in Time (JIT) arrivals concept has been launched.

 The free-to-access portal was developed by the Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping (Low Carbon GIA) and is hosted on the IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 project website.

 It provides both port and shipping sectors […]

Quality Management System of AMP’s General Directorate of Seafarers certified by Bureau Veritas

The General Directorate of Seafarers (DGGM), of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), becomes the first General Directorate of this important institution to be certified by the Bureau Veritas Certification company, after satisfactorily passing the External Audit conducted to its Quality Management System (QMS) based on the ISO 9001:2015 Standard. Through this audit, the quality of […]