Columbia Group expands manning agency network with CSM Vietnam

The Columbia Group has opened a new manning agency, Columbia Shipmanagement Vietnam (CSM Vietnam), adding to its worldwide network of owned manning agencies. The establishment of CSM Vietnam satisfies Columbia’s long-standing ambition to tap into the developing Vietnam seafarers’ market with direct access. Whilst CSM has been employing Vietnam seafarers for years via third-party arrangements, […]

Fincantieri to build two hybrid vessels for offshore windfarm support

Italian shipbuilding group Fincantieri, through its Norwegian-based subsidiary Vard, has entered into a contract with the Windward Offshore consortium to design and build two hybrid Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOV) for sustainable offshore windfarm support. There is also an option for two more ships. The first CSOV is expected to be delivered in the second […]

Intellian and Inmarsat sign agreement for development of next generation GMDSS Terminal

Intellian Technologies, Inc., leading global technology and solutions provider for satellite communications and Inmarsat Maritime, a Viasat business, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the development of a next generation GMDSS safety terminal, designed for operation over Inmarsat’s ELERA L-band network. The new safety terminals will become the standard Inmarsat Maritime product for the […]

Port of Rotterdam throughput falls by 6.0% in first three quarters

In the first nine months of 2023, there was 6% less throughput in the port of Rotterdam: 329.9 million tonnes compared to 351.0 million tonnes in the same period in 2022. The decline was mainly related to the throughput of containers and coal. Throughput of iron ore and scrap, agricultural bulk and LNG increased. The […]

Verified fuel savings of over 5% for seagoing vessel using SulNOxEco

SulNOx’s all-natural, fully biodegradable fuel conditioner continues to prove its value as a market-ready tool in the maritime industry’s arsenal to help meet International Maritime Organization (IMO) and EU regulations on vessel emissions. During a five month-long trial in cooperation with a Hamburg-based shipping company and a renowned Northern German university for maritime shipping, fuel […]