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NEW PRESIDENT FOR THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED SHIPBROKERS

On 8th April 2021, Lord Mountevans FICS (Hon) completed his term as President of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and handed the helm over to Kevin Shakesheff FICS, a seasoned Institute advocate.

Lord Mountevans extended his tenure by six months to help guide the Institute through recent challenging times. “I would like to sincerely thank Lord Mountevans for his wise counsel and measured advice to senior officers and staff and Read More…

RS introduces POSIMOOR-FIX notation

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) introduces new class notation distinguishing mark POSIMOOR-FIX and specifies the existing requirements to position-keeping / position mooring systems of ships and offshore facilities. The relevant Circular letters (No. 312-11-1523c amending the Rules for the Classification and Construction of Sea-Going Ships and No. 314-51-1510c amending the Rules for the Classification, Construction and Equipment of MODU and FOP) are accessible at rs-class.org in the Online Information Read More…

Jumbo Shipping and SAL Heavy Lift launch Jumbo-SAL-Alliance

Joint venture creates a new commercial heavy weight in project and breakbulk shipping with a fleet of 30 advanced heavy lift vessels

Today, the heavy lift industry sees a new and powerful constellation unfold. Jumbo Shipping, the Dutch maritime heavy lift transport and engineering contractor, and SAL Heavy Lift, the German-based breakbulk and project cargo specialist, commence operations with their joint venture as the Jumbo-SAL-Alliance. Combining their fleets and all Read More…

KVH Increases Data Speed and Expands Coverage for AgilePlans Solution Designed for Smaller Commercial Vessels

Faster download speeds and worldwide coverage enhance the AgilePlans Regional offering

KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), announced today that its AgilePlans® Regional solution designed for fishing vessels, workboats, and smaller commercial vessels now features data speeds as fast as 6 Mbps down/2 Mbps up and worldwide coverage providing vessels that typically work in regional waters with greater geographic flexibility.

AgilePlans Regional is a Connectivity as a Service (CaaS) subscription-based model Read More…

Digital revolution brings new ways of serving remote areas

The advancement of digitalisation is now bringing benefits to businesses in hard-to-reach locations, transforming the way they operate and making life easier for customers in remote areas inadequately served by terrestrial networks.

As it unveils its connectivity solution, Voyager Edge, IEC Telecom says satellite-based solutions can bridge the digital divide and enable remote communities to have equal communication opportunities and to access the services that many city residents are able Read More…

UK Club issues crew health advice on grief

In collaboration with I.M.E.Q., Sophia Bullard, Crew Health Director at UK P&I Club, discusses the issue of grief and its impact on crew, exploring the stages, signs and symptoms of grief, as well as coping mechanisms:

“Loss is an inevitable, fundamental truth of life and grief is the emotional suffering we experience when we lose someone or something valuable to us. For seafarers, loss and the subsequent grief can Read More…

ICSHK – Webinar / 28-Apr / Post Pandemic – what will be the future of ship management

The Webinar is organized by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (Hong Kong Branch) and co-organized with Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (Singapore & Middle East Branch)

The Webinar will explore ship management’s possible future, post-pandemic, what other skill sets are required to run efficient ship management, do we need to change our mindset as ship managers? The panellists will cover different aspects of the ship management – IT, HR, Regulatory, Owner’s Read More…

Greek Shipping Icon Dies

It has been a very sad time for the shipping industry as news of the death of Greek shipping icon John Angelicoussis was announced.

John, aged 72 who headed Angelicoussis Shipping Group (ASG), died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his family. They have kindly asked that only family members attend the funeral for safety reasons and donations are welcomed to support a local hospital, very dear to John’s heart.

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Announcement: Kevin Tester

It is with deep sadness that we are announcing the passing of our friend and colleague, Kevin Tester. After a short battle with cancer, Kevin passed away peacefully last Friday morning, with his family by his side.

Many of you will have known Kevin for many years through his editorial and consultancy work across the maritime industry. A fluent Japanese speaker, Kevin started his maritime career as a Public Relations Read More…

SME’s plan for a safe return to travelling with Good Travel Management as the company celebrates new client contracts

Good Travel Management, experts in managing the travel requirements for SME and Marine and Offshore organisations, have seen real momentum in a return to travelling for business after winning a significant number of new contracts since the start of 2021. The travel management company secured 13 new clients across multiple industry sectors during the first 3 months of 2021, with a combined projected future spend into millions of pounds despite Read More…

Singapore Maritime Week 2021 Pushing New Frontiers in Resilience, Digitalisation, Decarbonisation and Talent

The 15th Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) 2021 will be held from 19 to 23 April 2021. Organised by the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), in collaboration with industry stakeholders and research and educational institutions, this week-long event will bring together industry experts and thought leaders in the maritime sector to discuss the changing face of the industry, and explore solutions that will enable the industry to thrive in the post-Covid-19 Read More…

Exceptional maritime people honoured at virtual IMO awards

The International Maritime Organization has recognized the contributions of a long-standing maritime industry chief and has presented its highest bravery accolade to two maritime pilots from Brazil and an off-duty seafarer from the Philippines.

The event, which premiered on 7 April, saw Mr. Peter Hinchliffe, former Secretary-General, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), receive the prestigious International Maritime Prize for 2019.

The 2020 IMO Awards for Exceptional Bravery at Sea were awarded to Mr. Marcio Read More…