Ocean Technologies Group partners with KeelX Education to reduce the risks posed to life and the environment by the improper handling or transportation of dry bulk cargoes

Improper handling of bulk cargo can compromise vessel stability and the structural integrity of the vessel, risking the lives of the crew aboard. Understanding the unique properties of a given cargo, and how to handle it correctly, is critical to ensuring the safety of crew, vessel, and the marine environment. Through a new partnership, Ocean […]

Maersk launches new US-China air cargo link

In an effort to meet its customers’ end-to-end logistics needs, A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) introduces two new air freight services with regular flights linking the US with China. Maersk´s new customer-backed air corridor is expected to plug a connectivity gap between the world’s two largest markets for ocean customers, with solutions for time sensitive […]

KR-CON v.21 solution released for accessing latest IMO regulations

Korean Register (KR) has released the latest updated version of KR-CON (v.21), its comprehensive digital database of almost all the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) instruments. With continued success since its launch in 2000, KR-CON has been regularly updated to ensure that the database program contains the latest IMO instruments. Users can easily access the IMO […]

Vitol’s V-Bunkers unveils first electric-hybrid bunker tanker in Singapore

Vitol’s Singaporean bunker operations company, V-Bunkers, has announced that it will be taking delivery of its first electric-hybrid bunker tanker, MARINE CHARGE. Classed by Bureau Veritas (BV), the electric-hybrid bunker tanker features advanced energy storage and charging technologies that will help curb greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from port operations in Singapore. V-Bunkers placed an order […]

Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum to examine trends on economic impact of cruise industry

As the international cruise industry prepares for the Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) predicts that the sector will attract up to 33 million passengers in 2023, significantly exceeding the 29.7 million recorded in 2019, the last year before the pandemic. According to recently released CLIA data, Greece, which is at the […]

LR and ICS enter partnership to invest in crew insight software

Lloyd’s Register has acquired a 50% interest in ISF Watchkeeper, the leading work and rest hours compliance software solution from IT Energy Systems and Consulting Limited. The acquisition will result in LR becoming a joint owner of ISF Watchkeeper with the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). The partnership that will combine the pair’s formidable compliance […]

Laskaridis to become first Greek ship owner to implement ShipIn Systems’ FleetVision

Athens-based Laskaridis Shipping Company has started a project with maritime technology company ShipIn Systems to roll out ShipIn’s FleetVision™ Platform across its fleet in the coming months. The innovative visual analytics solution provides a digital bridge between ship and shore, enabling real-time collaboration between ship owners, managers, and crew onboard to enhance vessel safety and […]

IRI senior leadership visits and thanks the Korean maritime community

Senior leaders from International Registries, Inc. and its affiliates (IRI) visited with the Korean maritime community this week, underscoring their continued commitment to the local maritime market. IRI President, Bill Gallagher and Chief Commercial Officer, Theo Xenakoudis joined Annie Ng, Head of Asia in Seoul this week to meet with Korean ship owners, operators, and […]

Astaara expands underwriting capacity, boosting cyber insurance limit to $25 million

Astaara, the Guernsey-based integrated insurance services and risk management advisory business, has increased its underwriting capacity and insurance limit from US$12.5 million in 2020 to US$25 million with effect from 1st April. Astaara’s cyber insurance covers ports and terminals, as well as ships, shipowners and ship managers. The insurance is led by A-rated cyber insurance […]