South Korea successfully achieves simultaneous LNG bunkering operations on bulk carriers

For the first time in Korea, on 28 October, simultaneous operations (SIMOPs) of ship-to-ship LNG bunkering were successfully conducted for a coal-carrying bulk carrier at the POSCO raw material dock, one of the loading docks at Gwanyang port. South Korea boasts world-class shipbuilding capabilities for LNG carriers and bunkering vessels. However, due to safety concerns, […]

Hong Kong Maritime Week 2023 unveils programme full of innovation

The Hong Kong Maritime Week (HKMW) returns this month, November 19-25, with a host of global maritime organisations holding industry focused events across the territory. For the very first time, the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) will be supporting the HKMW by organising a forum. IUMI joins forces with the Hong Kong Federation of […]

Columbia Shipmanagement strengthens presence north of Med with CSM Northern Europe

Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM), member of the Columbia Group, is strengthening its presence in Northern Europe by establishing CSM Northern Europe, offering a more dedicated service to its clients north of the Mediterranean. The move, which is the result of a Columbia Group wide audit looking at the next 10 years of growth, also sees the […]

IMO marks 50 years since the MARPOL Convention was adopted

Yesterday (November 2) marked 50 years since the adoption of the IMO International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), the primary global treaty for the prevention of pollution of the marine environment by ships from intentional, operational or accidental causes. The anniversary has been marked throughout the year under the IMO’s 2023 […]

Danelec makes strategic acquisition of MacGregor’s Voyage Data Recorder business

Danish company Danelec, a global market leader in the production of electronic equipment for the maritime industry, consolidates its market position in the Voyage Data Recorders sector further with the acquisition of MacGregor’s business in this field. With this investment, Danelec enhances its installed base to a total of 16,000. With the acquisition of MacGregor’s […]

UK Gen Z seafarers get their first Wellness at Sea cadet conference

In a first for the UK, Sailors‘ Society is hosting a Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools‘ Conference, especially for the country’s Gen Z seafarers, next week. As well as practical advice on how to get their first job, these UK cadets will hear presentations from key industry leaders and influencers, including Kuba Szymanski, Secretary General […]

Liberian Registry Hosts “Recognized Classification Societies Meeting”

On October 19th, the Liberian Registry hosted the 2023 “Recognized Classification Societies Meeting” in Reston, Virginia. Senior representatives from the Registry, all 13 Recognized Organizations (RO), and the US Coast Guard (USCG) attended. This forum presented an opportunity to discuss some of the unique challenges of world maritime transport. More specifically some of the discussions […]