The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers welcomes new senior officers in Athens, Greece.

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, the professional body for the commercial shipping industry worldwide, has officially welcomed its new senior officers at a Controlling Council meeting held in Athens, Greece. Taking over from Glenn Murphy FICS as International Chair of the Institute is Luis Bernat FICS. Prior to his election as Chair, Luis has held […]

MHSS seafarer survey highlights connectivity concerns as top priority during holiday season

Seafarers’ fears over connectivity issues over the holiday season have been revealed in a recent study carried out by Mental Health Support Solutions (MHSS). The survey has revealed that seafarers struggle with being separated from family and friends over the festive season. MHSS emphasises that improving connectivity onboard ships is not only crucial but also […]

Grimaldi Group takes delivery of latest con-ro multipurpose vessel Gran Tema’

This week the third ro-ro multipurpose unit belonging to the innovative G5 class was delivered to the Grimaldi Group at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. Ltd shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. Like all six units belonging to the same series, Gran Tema will further improve the quality of the maritime transport services offered by the […]

Shipnext and FONASBA partner to raise standards in online shipping

Leading online cargo platform Shipnext and The Federation of National Associations of Ship Brokers and Agents (FONASBA) have signed a partnership agreement with the aim of building a safer and more reliable digital shipping community. Founded in in 1969, London-based FONASBA works to protect and represent the professions of ship brokers and agents at an […]

Asia Break Bulk and CSL Shipping sign Strategic Partnership

COLI Group’s subsidiary Asia Break Bulk (Singapore) has entered a Strategic Partnership with CSL Shipping (China). CSL and ABB will work closely together to market CSL’s multipurpose vessel (MPP) ‘Jian Yang Hua Qing’. The vessel has 2 x 250 mt cranes for loading breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo and is active for both companies […]

Celebrating the Seas-on of Christmas

While the maritime sector is a cornerstone of the British economy year-round, its significance escalates during the Christmas season with vessels arriving at UK ports even on Christmas Day, points out a seasonal promotional message by the UK Department for Shipping on behalf of the national shipping industry. Given that 95% of trade volume reaches […]

WinGD adds Mitsui E&S Tamano Factory to Japanese engine building network

Swiss marine power company WinGD has concluded an agreement with Mitsui E&S Diesel United (MESDU), part of the Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding group, that will see WinGD engines being built at its main Tamano works for the first time. The agreement adds considerable engine building capacity and enables WinGD to meet growing demand in a […]

Experts focus on life cycle GHG intensity in marine fuels

An Expert Workshop on the life cycle GHG intensity of marine fuels (GHG-EW 4) was organised by IMO last week (14-15 December) to support the further development of the IMO Life cycle GHG intensity assessment (LCA) framework. The workshop focused in particular on sustainability, certification and third-party verification matters, in relation to marine fuels. In […]

Mandatory certified pickup system in Port of Antwerp-Bruges starting January 15th

Starting January 15th, Port of Antwerp-Bruges will implement a mandatory Certified Pick up system for accessing, handling, and releasing import containers in Antwerp. The current system using pin codes will no longer be accepted. This new digital platform enables safe, transparent and more efficient import container transport. To guarantee a smooth transition, all affected parties, […]