Ronald Spithout appointed as Managing Director of OneHealth by VIKAND

Global healthcare specialist VIKAND has appointed Ronald Spithout as its Managing Director for VIKAND’s proactive total healthcare solution, called OneHealth, to support seafarers’ wellbeing. Mr. Spithout (pictured, left) will combine his role at VIKAND with his duties at MariDISC, the company he started in 2022 and where he combines his over 30 years of experience […]

Schulte Group strengthens its commitment in Japan

End of May, the Schulte Group welcomed 200 guests at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo to thank its longstanding clients and other business partners. The event was organised to celebrate and strengthen the Schulte Group’s engagement and relationships in Japan which is one of its most important markets. The Schulte Group has been active in […]

NorthStandard reaps early benefits of consolidation

Established on 20 February, NorthStandard employs over 650 people in offices worldwide, has over 365 million GT of owned and chartered tonnage on its books, generating annual premiums of around US$800 million and has free reserves of US$685 million. For 2022/23, its net combined ratio – the barometer of P&I club performance – was 95%. […]

VIKING completes YouSafe constant wear range with a Twist for cargo ship owners

VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has launched the VIKING YouSafe™ Twist, a compliance-led constant wear immersion suit whose advanced capabilities extend the reach of high-performance protection to the most cost conscious of maritime industry buyers. Alongside other suits in the portfolio that have established VIKING’s as the broadest range of high-spec crew work application immersion suits in […]

John F. Kerry to address ocean climate challenge at Nor-Shipping 2023

Nor-Shipping has announced that John F. Kerry, the United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, will deliver a closing address at the Ocean Leadership Conference, taking place on Tuesday 6 June. Kerry, a former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate, will share the stage with other key global figures including Dr Andrew Forrest, the […]

Viasat completes acquisition of Inmarsat to create new global satcom partner

Global communications company Viasat has announced the completion of its acquisition of Inmarsat. The combined company will continue to be led by Viasat’s Mark Dankberg as Chairman and CEO and Guru Gowrappan as President. Inmarsat says the combined company enhances its scale and scope to continue to drive growth in the increasingly dynamic and competitive […]

Guidelines on the Application of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, Fourth Edition

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is pleased to announce that the new edition of Guidelines on the Application of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention is now available to order in print as well as ebook format. The updated fourth edition contains practical tools not in previous editions and addresses the wide range of MLC […]

PIL successfully delivers first shipment of avocados from Africa to Asia with Carrier Transicold’s EverFRESH Active CA system

Reflecting the growing use of controlled atmosphere (CA) technologies to maintain quality of fruits and vegetables over extended shipping times, Pacific International Lines (PIL) has successfully transported its first shipments of avocados from Kenya to Brunei using Carrier Transicold’s innovative EverFRESH® CA system. “The EverFRESH Active CA technology has worked well for us in transporting […]

APM Terminals Bahrain to become region’s first fully solar energy-powered seaport

APM Terminals Bahrain, the operator of Khalifa Bin Salman Port, has officially announced the launch of a ground-breaking solar power project worth approximately BHD3.8 million (USD 10 Million), which will make the port energy self-sufficient by the end of 2023. By implementing this project, the terminal will reduce its carbon emissions by 65% while also […]

Wallem Group celebrates its 120th anniversary.

Wallem Group is marking its 120th-anniversary year with a programme of events in Europe and Asia, during which the company will celebrate its rich history and look ahead to the future of shipping. Established by Haakon J. Wallem in 1903 in Shanghai, China as shipbroking and chartering firm Wallem & Co., the company became the […]