ESM celebrates its 25th Anniversary with international partners and employees

With the thunderous beating of Japanese drums, Executive Ship Management Pte Ltd (ESM) ushered in the guests to its grand 25th anniversary celebrations earlier this month at the historical Fullerton Hotel in Singapore. From a single ship manager in 1998, ESM has grown as a major player in the industry providing a range of maritime […]

Major passenger ship operator onboards the future of safety with VIKING LifeCraft

Announced as a gamechanger in ship evacuation, the VIKING LifeCraft system is now bound for installation on its first series of new build vessels. The system will serve as the main evacuation solution on board the new diesel hybrid-electric Interislander ferry fleet operated by KiwiRail to connect the two main islands of New Zealand. For […]

Asian seafarer hubs step up to meet decarbonisation challenge

The steady progress by key seafarer home nations in Asia, such as the Philippines and Indonesia, to equip their maritime workers with the skill sets needed to deliver a low and zero-carbon maritime sector, is being showcased at the ‘Seizing opportunities for green shipping in Asia and the Pacific’ conference organized by the Philippines’ Maritime […]

KR awards AIP to HD Hyundai’s ship cyber resilience technology

Korean Register (KR) has awarded an AIP (Approval in Principle) to HD Hyundai Heavy Industries (HD HHI) and HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (HD KSOE) for their innovative ‘Technical Procedures and Methodology for Implementation of Ship Cyber Resilience (IACS UR E26).’ This milestone achievement marks the successful collaboration between KR and HD Hyundai in […]

Panama concludes update of General Merchant Marine Law

The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) and Panama’s main maritime associations have concluded the meetings for the revision of the General Merchant Marine Law, law 57 of August 6, 2008. The amendments aim at improving the competitiveness of the Panama Ship Registry for remaining at the forefront of the maritime sector. A total of 188 articles […]

RINA exceeds €660 million in revenue, presents strategic plan to 2027

The shareholders’ meeting of multinational inspection, certification and engineering consultancy RINA approved the financial statement for the fiscal year ending 31 December 2022, showing net revenues of 664 million euros, up 21% compared to 2021. At the same time, net profits rose to 12.5 million euros, compared to 8.1 million euros in 2021. After accounting […]