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MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is calling for an urgent crew change solution for the bulk carrier “ANASTASIA”, which is stuck off the coast of northern China, and is among dozens of ships in a waiting line near the port of Caofeidian.

MSC has repeatedly requested during the ship’s voyage that the seafarers onboard should be relieved to return home to their families. These proposals have not yet been implemented Read More…

Holiday Cheer: KVH Supporting Seafarers with News and Connectivity

With the holidays drawing near, KVH recognizes the crucial role seafarers play year-round and is happy to provide support in several ways, all intended to keep seafarers connected to loved ones. The company is a leader in global maritime VSAT connectivity.

Providing seafarers one week of complimentary newspapers: KVH’s four-page daily International newspaper and puzzle pages will be emailed at no charge from Dec. 20-27, to seafarers who sign up Read More…


Ship Management International Issue 88

Features Notebook, How I Work, Cyprus Round Table Debate, Cyprus Report, Maritime Safety, P&I and Law, Crewing, Crew Welfare, Maritime Security, Classification, Regional Focus: Singapore Report, Short-sea, Alternative Viewpoint, and many more of our regular features

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IEC Telecom and Thuraya revealed Orion Edge Virtual to digitalise all vessel types

IEC Telecom and Thuraya introduced Orion Edge V (“V” for virtual), a state-of-the-art satcom system which offers an affordable VSAT-like experience over compact hardware. Digitalisation, previously reserved for large vessels, is now available for smaller crafts.

At a time when some 60% of Middle Eastern companies report that they are now actively investing in digital technologies, digitalised vessels have a competitive advantage when it comes to adapting to challenges and Read More…


London International Shipping Week’s Headline Conference is to be held next year at the impressive headquarters of the International Maritime Organization – the heart of global maritime regulation.

Taking place on Wednesday September 15 next year, the LISW21 Conference will feature a unique blend of in-person and online attendance, thereby attracting up to double the usual number of delegates who will come together to debate the most important Read More…

Sharp Crewing Services establishes own Covid-19 testing centre in Manila

Philippines and Singapore-based crew specialist CF Sharp has established its own Covid-19 testing centre in Manila to speed up its crew change process.

Sharp, which earlier this year repatriated more than 12,000 crew members from cruise ships around the world, is now using its expertise to assist with crew changes for commercial vessels docked off the Philippine coast and has set up a coronavirus testing regime at the company’s Read More…

Thome Group Presented with Letter of Commendation at MPA Singapore Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Safety at Sea

The Thome Group is delighted to announce that it has been presented with a letter of commendation for outstanding corporate contribution to safety at sea during the MPA Singapore virtual awards ceremony on 1st December.

Thome’s entry outlined its commitment to safety which is spearheaded by all senior managers within the Group.

The company develops safety driven annual objectives and targets which include KPIs and strategic actions to help reduce Read More…

Beware of the hidden danger in holiday season’s greetings, warns Dualog®

Leading maritime digital solution provider Dualog® has warned the shipping industry to be extra vigilant during the December holiday season after seeing an increase in cyber-attacks by email.

Cybercriminals often use emails to infect or gain access to corporate systems, and Dualog advises that December is the busiest month for cyber-attacks because hackers will often hide malware in holiday greetings emails.

According to Geir Inge Jensen, Chief Information Security Officer Read More…

UK Club launches Global Crew Change Advice manual

document gives valuable information on ports during pandemic

The UK P&I Club, a leading provider of P&I insurance and other services to the international shipping community, has launched ‘Global Crew Change Advice’, a comprehensive manual that outlines current challenges and issues regarding crew changes in ports throughout the world. An A-Z compendium of global ports, from Albania to Yemen, it is thought no other Club has such an exhaustive document.

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Lloyd’s Register to acquire C-MAP Commercial from Navico Group.

Provider of marine charting solutions, voyage optimisation and fleet analytics will be integrated into i4 Insight platform.

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has reached an agreement to acquire Navico Group’s C-MAP commercial marine business, a leading provider of commercial marine cartography and digital publications, shore-side and shipside voyage optimization, cloud-based fleet management and fleet analytics software.

The acquisition will be integrated with the i4 Insight platform, strengthening the existing performance platform ecosystem.

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Shipping companies aim to cut single-use plastics with new Charter

The UK Chamber of Shipping has launched its new Single-Use Plastic Charter. The Chamber and its members have a goal of ZERO pollution from ships to sea from plastic and the new Charter, which has 29 industry signatories, aims to encourage companies to ban the use of non-essential single-use plastics by the end of 2021 and help protect the environment now and for future generations.

Those signing up to the Read More…

Ecoflow Propulsor for the Tram project

Servogear are happy to announce that delivery of its Ecoflow Propulsor system are confirmed with the EU-funded emission free fast ferry project, Tram. With this, another milestone within the fast ferry segment is reached for Servogear as this delivery is for the world’s first purely battery-driven fast ferry to operate on a multi stop commuter route. The vessel will be built by Norwegian yard Fjellstrand for Kolumbus and will Read More…