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Port of Antwerp: Draught record broken at Deurganck Dock

First trial for increasing draught on the Western Scheldt river successful

A new record was set at the port of Antwerp when the MSC Regulus, with a draught of 15.7 metres, successfully entered the port on Sunday 28 February. The trial was part of a programme that will see the draught incrementally increased from 15.5 metres to 16 metres – part of a plan to ensure that the port will Read More…

Ardmore Shipping takes on commercial management of four Carl Büttner chemical tankers

Cooperation strengthens chemical platform; underpins strategy to operate more sustainable, non-fossil fuel cargoes 

Ardmore Shipping Corporation (NYSE: ASC) (“Ardmore” or the “Company”) has announced a new partnership with Carl Büttner – taking on the commercial management of four chemical tankers on behalf of the Bremen-based shipowner.

The vessels – the MT Aurelia, MT Avalon, MT Apollo and MT Admiral – are high-quality 24,000 deadweight tonne (DWT) chemical tankers, and will Read More…

UK P&I Club releases ‘Ask an Expert’ video on grain contamination claims

The UK P&I Club has released the latest video in its online ‘Ask an Expert’ series, featuring Chris Ellyatt from CWA International on the increasing number of grain contamination claims and their causes.

 

The Club continues to see a number of grain contamination claims and Chris Ellyatt explains it is often difficult to work out if these claims are due to the inherent contaminants at the load port, or Read More…

IMO regional pollution centre (REMPEC) assists with oil spill incident in Israel

The IMO-administered Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC) is assisting the competent authorities of Israel with technical expertise regarding the beaching of a large quantities of tar balls on the Israeli shoreline.  

The cause of the pollution is yet to be identified. As of 23 February 2021, 1,000m3 of tar balls have already been collected.   

REMPEC is supporting the identification of the source of the pollution by obtaining information from satellite images from Maritime Read More…

COLUMBIA SHIPMANAGEMENT STRENGTHENS STRONGHOLD IN GERMAN AND NORTHERN EUROPEAN MARKET

Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) is strengthening its position in the German and Northern European market by appointing Johann Meyer as Geschaeftsfuhrer and Joint Managing Director of CSM Deutschland in Hamburg.

Mr Meyer will work alongside Carsten Sommerhage, CSM Deutschland Managing Director and Group COO, and have joint responsibility for all matters pertaining to this important office and area responsibility.

CSM Deutschland plays an important role in the company’s expansion plans Read More…

Customisation is the future for vessel connectivity

In this digital age, maritime communications are set to move away from the ‘one size fits all’ approach to become fully customisable, predicts connectivity specialist IEC Telecom.

As it launches its new comprehensive suite of applications for use across a wide range of maritime sectors, IEC Telecom says having the flexibility to provide individual, customised solutions across fleets and even for individual vessels is the next step in the digital Read More…

THE STANDARD CLUB COMPLETES 2021 RENEWAL

The Standard Club has completed its renewal negotiations and is very well positioned to continue to support its members through these unprecedented times. The club has successfully renewed 95% of the expiring portfolio and welcomed a small number of high-quality new members. Many existing members have expanded their entries and in a number of cases consolidated their fleet into Standard from other clubs.

While the 2020/21 policy year is forecast Read More…

Bahamas flagged reefer ships to benefit from WCPFC cooperation

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) is delighted to announce that the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), at its 2020 annual meeting, has accorded The Bahamas the status of Cooperating Non-Member (CNM) within the organisation. This decision not only recognises The Bahamas’ non-compromising commitment to transparency, regulatory compliance and better control over fishing-related activities by the Bahamas fleet, but also strengthens its position as a strong supporter of Regional Read More…

LR announces executive leadership appointments to drive growth of maritime business.

Mark Darley is to lead Marine & Offshore, managing and expanding LR’s classification, certification and verification services. Andy McKeran is in charge of Maritime Performance Services, leading the provision of maritime professional services, fleet management and fleet optimisation segments of the company. Philippa Charlton appointed as LR’s new Chief Marketing Officer to shape the marketing strategy to drive this next phase of growth.

Among his first key appointments since taking Read More…

How I Work: Irene Rosberg

Scores of the shipping industry’s top decision makers have gone through the doors of Copenhagen Business School over the last 20 years, to acquire the necessary skill sets to transform them into the business leaders of today and tomorrow.

Its Executive MBA in Shipping & Logistics programme, also known as the Blue MBA, is said to be one of the top MBAs in the industry and though it Read More…

IMO and WISTA International launch first Women in Maritime Survey

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The International Maritime Organization (IMO), and the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA International) have launched the Women in Maritime – IMO and WISTA International Survey 2021 to examine the proportion and distribution of women working in the maritime sector, from support roles to executive level positions.

The survey is part of a series of activities aimed at laying the groundwork for further discussions on how to build a more diverse workforce within the maritime sector, essential for a sustainable future. The data obtained by the survey will help build a picture of Read More…

New DNV GL white paper looks to close looming safety gap

DNV GL, the world’s leading classification society, released a white paper – “Closing the safety gap in an era of transformation” – at a press conference today. The white paper identifies a looming “safety gap” between shipping’s existing approach to safety risks and its ambitions for greater digitalisation and the adoption of alternative fuels.

The maritime industry is undergoing a rapid transition to a decarbonised, digitally smart future. However, the Read More…