UAB-Online platform updated to include latest chemical tanker safety guidelines

UAB-Online, the leading digital platform in liquid bulk shipping, now offers functionality that complies with the industry’s latest tanker safety guidelines for chemical tankers, with the goal of helping to improve safety and efficiency. Key safety issues from the International Chamber of Shipping’s Tanker Safety Guide 5th edition that the UAB-Online platform now facilitates include […]

People, Technology, Sustainability and Partnership at heart of Columbia Group launch

Today marks the launch of the Columbia Group, an exciting milestone in its journey to create a stronger, more integrated organisation that embodies its core values and which will propel it towards future success. The Columbia Group is the culmination of the collective strength and expertise of its Group companies and, together, will provide the […]

VIKAND co-sponsors US Coast Guard’s AMVER Awards during Nor-Shipping

Global Healthcare specialist VIKAND co-sponsored the annual Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System (AMVER) awards during last week’s Nor-Shipping event. Developed by the US Coast Guard with support from commercial shipping representatives, AMVER awards are given when ships have made themselves available for search and rescue operations for at least 128 days in the previous […]

TMS group partners with Orca AI to automate navigation and enhance fleet safety

Automated situational awareness platform develop Orca AI has partnered with TMS group to enhance the safety of the Greece-based carrier’s fleet. The Orca AI platform has been rolled out across TMS Cardiff Gas’s fleet of 11 LNG Carriers from its 2020-2021 newbuild programme, and nine oil tankers from the TMS Tankers fleet. TMS group was […]

Norton Rose Fulbright advises on first-of-its-kind parallel restructuring

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised a committee of secured creditors on the first-of-its-kind restructuring of international shipping company Vroon, which completed on 12 June 2023. This was the first restructuring to be carried out using a parallel English scheme of arrangement and Dutch WHOA plan. This restructuring involved certain lenders receiving participations […]

ABS SMART AIP awarded to SHI Structural Health Monitoring System

The Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) Hull Stress Monitoring System (HSMS) has received the ABS SMART Tier 2 approval in principle (AIP) for structural health monitoring (SHM). Recognized with a certificate presentation at Nor-Shipping 2023, the SMART (SHM) Tier 2 AIP is part of a larger joint development project (JDP) between SHI and ABS that aims […]

Industry Experts to gather for SURV11 Conference

Next week, 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 will take place at the Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam, the Netherlands on 21-22 June. After the conference, on Friday 23 June, there will be an opportunity to visit Damen Shipyard […]