Diverse panel to scrutinise key shipping industry issues at LISW23 Headline Conference

Diversity will be a core factor of this year’s London International Shipping Week Headline Conference when a healthy balance of global leaders come together to debate crucial industry issues at the London headquarters of the International Maritime Organization on September 13th. LISW23 Conference Working Group Chair, Jos Standerwick, Chief Executive of Maritime London, said: “As […]

Columbia Group opens up in Istanbul

The Columbia Group has underlined its commitment to the burgeoning Turkish maritime cluster by opening an office in Istanbul. CSM Turkey will be headed up by Capt. Ozgur Gunes and overseen by Xanthos Kyriakou and Johann Meyer from the Italian and German offices respectively. The new office will offer the full spectrum of the Columbia […]

Farra Marine leverages fleet monitoring technology to strengthen customer base

Farra Marine, a Dublin-based specialist crew transfer vessel (CTV) operator in the offshore wind sector, is using Reygar’s BareFLEET vessel monitoring system to provide critical performance and vessel availability data to its growing customer base. BareFLEET is up and running across Farra’s entire operational fleet. Based on positive customer feedback, is it also set for […]

Freight industry must resist the tidal wave of drug smuggling

In the past two months, since the beginning of April, yet more examples of criminal gangs utilising the complexity of European import trades to smuggle in drugs have continued to emerge. Reports include cocaine in containers of fruit through the port of Antwerp; in Rotterdam narcotics were discovered in reefer containers carrying melons from Panama; […]

AAL transports eight giant juice tanks from China to Portugal for vessel conversion

AAL Shipping has recently transported eight giant juice tanks safely on a single sailing from Taicang Port in China to Setúbal in Portugal, 50 kilometres south of Lisbon. Carried on its 31,000dwt mega-size A-Class heavy lift vessel, AAL Kobe, and along its popular ‘Asia-Europe’ Trade Route, the cargo will be used in a vessel conversion […]

Port of Aberdeen explores subsea hydrogen storage at new South Harbour

Port of Aberdeen, in partnership with Subsea7, has secured a grant of £150,000 from the Scottish Government to investigate the feasibility of storing hydrogen underwater at the new Aberdeen South Harbour. The ‘H2Shore – Hydrogen coastal storage and distribution’ project will conduct thorough engineering analyses to determine the most effective technological approach and identify an […]

Star Information Systems supercharges flagship system with new tech platform

As part of its drive to continuously improve its rig and vessel management solutions to meet the future demands of the shipping and offshore industries, Norwegian software supplier Star Information Systems (STAR) has launched STAR Suite – comprising its STAR enterprise asset management (EAM) system and apps but now featuring an advanced technological platform that […]

NAPA, Norsepower and Sumitomo study finds up to 28% CO2 emissions reduction potential using rotor sails and voyage optimization

Maritime software and data services expert NAPA, auxiliary wind propulsion system provider Norsepower and shipyards Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine & Engineering (SHI-ME) have announced the results of phase one of their joint simulation project looking at the fuel saving and emissions reduction potential of combining Norsepower Rotor Sail™ (pictured) and NAPA Voyage Optimization onboard SHI-ME’s […]

Peel Ports builds brand new £28m warehouse facility at Port of Liverpool

Peel Ports Group is investing £28 million on a new facility at the Port of Liverpool in its biggest single investment in warehousing this year. Construction of the 240,000 square foot warehouse at the leading port operator’s Alexandra Dock is to begin in the coming days. The new facility, referred to as Alexandra Dock Multi-User […]