Seven candidates in running for next Secretary-General of IMO

Seven IMO Member States have each nominated a candidate for the post of Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The term of the current incumbent, Mr. Kitack Lim of the Republic of Korea, expires on 31 December 2023. Seven IMO Member States have each nominated a candidate for the post of Secretary-General of the […]

Swedish Club boosts management team

The Swedish Club is looking to the future with the expansion and restructuring of the Club’s management team. In a move designed to reflect today’s complex business landscape it has announced three new roles which will position the Club to anticipate and meet the changing demands of its members and business partners. This follows the […]

Maritime HR consultant Spinnaker releases its latest Gender Pay Gap analysis

UK organisations with over 250 employees are required to calculate and publish their gender pay gap on a specific date each year (‘the snapshot day’) which is the 5th of April, according to maritime HR experts Spinnaker. Spinnaker also acts as secretariat to the Maritime HR Association, a members club made up of 95 shipowners, […]

Survitec Marine Evacuation Systems selected for Stena E-flexer ropax ferries

Eleven Stena RoRo LNG-fuelled E-Flexer ferries scheduled for charter to European and Canadian operators will each feature advanced Marine Evacuation Systems (MES) supplied by global Survival Technology solutions provider Survitec. Survitec has already delivered three shipsets of the evacuation systems, with MES successfully installed and commissioned aboard two extended 240m long, 1200 passenger capacity E-Flexers […]

Elcome awarded contract to supply next generation VTMIS to AD Ports Group

Leading maritime systems integrator Elcome International is to supply and install Saab’s next generation Vessel Traffic Management Information System (VTMIS) to ports and terminals operated by AD Ports Group. Saab’s state-of-the-art MaritimeControl VTMIS (pictured) will be installed at Khalifa Port, Zayed Port & Free Port, Musaffah Port and Al Dhafra region ports as part of […]

Thordon opens new market for its ThorPlas-Blue bearings with Wilson vessel retrofit

In what marks a relatively new application for Thordon Bearings’ pioneering polymer material, Wilson Ship Management AS, a Norway-based ship manager, has replaced the greased bronze bearings on the hatch cover wheels of some of its dry cargo vessels with self-lubricating ThorPlas-Blue bearings. Wilson, which operates Europe’s largest short sea fleet of about 130 general […]

Arto Savolainen appointed as general manager at Auramarine Asia

Auramarine announces the appointment of Arto Savolainen (62) as new General Manager of Auramarine Asia Ltd. Effective April 1, he is responsible for overseeing the operations and financial performance of Auramarine Asia. Mr. Savolainen has extensive experience in several management positions in paper mill projects, and as a consultant in project and site management, contract […]

SURV11 conference ‘Creating the Future of Sustainable Fast Boats’ to be held in Rotterdam

In June, maritime professionals will gather for the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) 11th instalment of the Surveillance, Search and Rescue Craft (SURV) Conference. The event, to be hosted in partnership with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and Damen Shipyards, will take place on 21-22 June 2023 at the Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. […]