InterManager launches new ship management General Principles of Conduct and Action

InterManager, the international trade association for third party and in-house ship managers, has today launched a set of ‘General Principles of Conduct and Action’ for the international ship management sector which it says will drive up quality across the industry. Announcing the new General Principles of Conduct and Action, during London International Shipping Week 2023, […]

New Seafarer Digital Literacy Initiative brings skills to commercial crews in Nigeria

The maritime industry is on a non-stop path toward digitalization, and the Seafarer Digital Literacy Initiative is helping ensure that African seafarers are equipped to thrive in the emerging digital world at sea. Founded by Fieldbase Services Ltd., and sponsored by KVH Industries, Inc., and Intelsat, SDLI is an innovative new training program based in […]

Transport Secretary emphasises the partnership approach

Decarbonisation, partnership, diversity and funding were topics covered in a Q&A session with Mark Harper, the UK Secretary of State for Transport, at the start of yesterday’s LISW23 Headline Conference held at the IMO headquarters building. Talking to Conference Chair Paddy Rodgers (pictured), Harper (right) said the key word that had emerged through during the […]

IMPA and GenPro to launch industry-first sustainability standard for global maritime supply chain

IMPA, the International Marine Purchasing Association, together with the maritime & commercial company GP General Procurement Company Limited (GenPro) have joined in partnership to create an industry first maritime sustainability standard which will be named MSCSS (Marine Supply Chain Sustainability Standard) and launched at IMPA London 2023 as part of London International Shipping Week. For […]

Foreship makes further commitment to growth in the UK

Foreship has relocated its UK subsidiary to larger premises and appointed Tuur Killaars as Senior Sustainability Specialist, in a dual response to the volume and scope of enquiries being dealt with by the naval architect and marine engineering firm one year after opening its doors in Southampton. The new offices, located in the Director General’s […]

ORBCOMM prepares to launch new dry container tracking device

Shipping is an ‘antiquated’ industry, but this does seem to be changing, said Christian Allred, Executive Vice President, Global Sales at IoT technology specialist ORBCOMM. Discussing the forthcoming launch of ORBCOMM’s new solar-powered dry container tracking device, he told journalists that an agreement signed last year to supply Hapag-Lloyd with 600,000 purpose-built container trackers using […]

Teqplay and Vopak collaborate on digital journey

The maritime supply chain is a critical part of global tradebut in itscurrent form is often considered old-fashioned and inefficient, leading to for instance significant demurrage costs which can be up to $150 billion per year, says Léon Gommans (pictured), CEO of Teqplay, promoter of maritime innovation through the use of data. Lack of transparency […]

Global Transport Solutions acquires Ship Spares Logistics

Global Transport Solutions (GTS), a logistics service provider specialized in supply chain solutions for the maritime industry through the brand Marinetrans, has acquired Ship Spares Logistics (SSL), formerly part of Burando Maritime Services. SSL is a marine logistics specialist providing barge deliveries, warehouse consolidation and freight forwarding services. The combination of the two companies will […]