Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou to receive first-ever IMO Gender Equality Award

Ms. Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou (Cyprus), former President of the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA International), has been selected as the recipient of the first-ever IMO Gender Equality Award. The IMO Council, at its 130th session (C 130, 21-24 November), endorsed the decision of the Assessment Panel, which decided to recommend Ms. Despina Panayiotou […]

Importance of marine insurance to Hong Kong cluster underlined at HK Maritime Week

Speaking at a seminar co-organised by IUMI (International Union of Marine Insurance) during last week’s Hong Kong Maritime Week, the HK Secretary for Transport and Logistics, Mr Lam Sai-hung underlined what he called the “vital role” played by marine insurance in the city’s shipping cluster. “We have a flourishing marine insurance market, with more than […]

Solent Partners set to boost region’s collective growth and sustainability

Solent Partners was introduced this week to firmly establish a nationally recognised, industry-led partnership to promote the collective prosperity and sustainability of the Solent economy in southern England. Solent Partners has evolved from the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and is a collaborative force incorporating services and initiatives ranging from skills and careers to business […]

ONE launches West India North America (WIN) Service to enhance connectivity in India

Ocean Network Express (ONE) is proud to announce the new West India North America (WIN) service which connects India’s west coast and the United States east coast to further enhance ONE’s services in the India subcontinental market. India has been playing an increasingly important role in world trade, with an export volume of approximately 453 […]

New evidence suggests synthetic EALs are behind increase in stern tube seal failures

Seawater-lubricated bearings pioneer Thordon Bearings has welcomed the publication of Gard’s latest research into the potential hidden costs of synthetic Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs). Far-reaching financial and environmental consequences can result when a propeller shaft seal failure occurs, with the Norway-headquartered marine insurance firm pointing to a “significant increase” in propeller shaft aft seal damage […]

APM Terminals Pecém breaks volume records and boosts fruit exports

Last month, APM Terminals Pecém, Brazil, handled 55,000 TEUs, the highest volume ever recorded in the terminal’s history. The terminal also saw an impressive 11% growth in container moves year to date, versus the same period in 2022, mainly driven by a 23% growth in the export of produce from the fruit growing centres of […]