VIKING steps up to the electric vehicle firefighting challenge

Special project on electric vehicle fires leads VIKING Life-Saving Equipment to sign distribution agreements for fire extinguishing innovations in marine fire safety As part of its ever-intensifying focus on marine fire safety, VIKING has reached agreements to distribute Bridgehill’s fire blankets and the Rosenbauer Battery Extinguisher System (BEST) to maritime customers worldwide. The agreements are […]

Atlantic Offshore selects fleet LTE for its north sea fleet

Inmarsat Maritime, a Viasat business, has reached an agreement with long-standing customer Atlantic Offshore to implement Fleet LTE across the Norwegian offshore service provider’s multifunctional fleet. The commitment will ensure vessels maintain continuous access to high-speed, low-latency connectivity in the North Sea during their offshore supply, seismic support and oil recovery duties. As an all-in-one […]

CSM signs agreement with Oceanly

Columbia Shipmanagement has agreed to install Oceanly Performance solution on board of its ships. “Oceanly is a perfect fit for the services that Columbia wants to provide to its customers. The software will allow our technical managers to have a very intimate control of all technical aspects of our managed vessels, while at the same […]

VIKAND and SeaTec collaborate to help the cruise industry meet its decarbonization and energy reduction objectives

Global healthcare specialist VIKAND is partnering with SeaTec, the independent maritime technical service provider, to support ship operators in their pursuit to reduce fuel emissions and energy consumption to meet industry environmental standards and improve air quality onboard. With steadfast goals to support cruise operators and clients throughout the maritime industry, VIKAND and SeaTec are […]

Norvic Shipping becomes a ship owner and expands tanker division

Norvic Shipping announces the expansion of its tanker division as part its ambitious growth strategy. To kick-start its growth plans, the New York-headquartered company has purchased Pro Alliance, an aframax LR2 tanker from SK Energy in South Korea. The acquisition of the vessel, which has been renamed Norvic Monia, sees Norvic owning its first ship […]

The Britannia Group issues financial results for 2023

The Britannia Group reports a strong 2023/24 renewal, with a significant year-on-year increase in owned tonnage to 142.0m gt (from 134.7m gt). Chartered tonnage reduced to 51.0m gt giving an overall total entered tonnage of 193m gt. Further significant improvement in the underwriting result from the previous year was shown, with a combined ratio of […]

Beau Campfield promotes ‘holistic approach’ to transform shipping operations in new role with OrbitMI

Shipping companies need an integrated approach to solve their operational challenges with unified digital solutions that deliver value creation without disrupting existing business processes, according to OrbitMI’s newly appointed Regional Director Americas Beau Campfield (pictured). “That is why I am so excited to join OrbitMI as its suite of intuitive SaaS (software as a service) […]

Finnlines and NAPA to deploy electronic logbooks on newbuild hybrid ferries

Finnlines has announced an agreement with NAPA, a global maritime software and data services expert, to install NAPA’s electronic reporting, fleet monitoring and stability management solutions on two newbuild ‘Superstar-class’ ro-pax vessels. The two highly sophisticated ro-pax vessels, which will use several energy-saving technologies, will operate between Finland and Sweden. NAPA’s next-generation digital solutions will […]

First Hapag-Lloyd ship in FE-2 service calls Wilhelmshaven

Since April 2023, JadeWeserPort in Wilhelmshaven has been part of the regular rotation of the FE2 service in the sailing schedule of the partners in THE Alliance (Hapag-Lloyd, ONE, Yang Ming and Hyundai MM). Last week, the almost 20,000 TEU ‘Al Zubara’ made the first-ever call of a Hapag-Lloyd-owned vessel in the FE2 service at […]