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Association of Average Adjusters members donate generously to Seafarers Covid-19 appeal

Members of the global average adjusting profession have together donated more than £5,000 to a leading maritime charity.

The sum represents the money which had been intended to cover their attendance at the 2020 annual dinner in London of the Association of Average Adjusters, which like many events was cancelled because of social and travel restrictions aimed at curbing the Covid-19 outbreak.

The Association offered its members the option of Read More…

Wallem Group selects ARI cloud-based Simulators to provide training for its crew

Wallem Group, a leading provider of technology driven maritime solutions, has selected cloud-based simulation from ARI Simulation to make training for its 7,000 seafarers more accessible and flexible.

The use of advanced technology and an elevated focus on safety require shipping companies to continuously reassess training requirements and enhance the skills of seagoing personnel.

The cloud infrastructure will provide a single simulation environment with access to a wide range of Read More…

RightShip announces appointment of new CEO

Steen Brodsgaard Lund will join organisation, replacing outgoing CEO Martin Crawford-Brunt

RightShip, the world’s largest maritime risk management and environmental assessment organisation, has today announced the appointment of its new CEO, Steen Brodsgaard Lund.

Steen joins the organisation to succeed Martin Crawford-Brunt, who will be departing RightShip on 18th  December 2020. Throughout his three years in charge, Martin has advanced several key initiatives for the benefit of a safer and Read More…

Trinity House supports IMRF #WomenInSAR campaign

The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) has launched the next stage of its #WomenInSAR initiative, supported by a generous grant from Trinity House, a maritime charity and one of the UK’s statutory general lighthouse authorities.

The IMRF launched its #WomenInSAR initiative at its World Maritime Rescue Congress (WMRC) in June 2019.  The project aims to increase the representation of women in the maritime sector and specifically to raise the profile Read More…

CSM wins CrewConnect Global award for Welfare and Corporate Social Responsibility

Industry-leading initiatives designed by Columbia Shipmanagement to look after the mental and physical wellbeing of its seafarers, have been recognised as best in class by CrewConnect Global which presented the company with its Welfare and Corporate Social Responsibility Award today (Friday).

Addressing an online virtual awards ceremony, Mark O’Neil, CEO of Columbia Shipmanagement, said: “We’re pleased that our ColumbiaCareCrew benefits package and ColumbiaFit initiative have been recognised by the industry.

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Raal Harris speaking at Future Skills Maritime – Register Now!

Raal Harris, Creative Director at Ocean Technologies Group, will be talking today at the Future Skills Maritime Global Virtual Conference. His presentation is entitled “Maritime Skills of the Future and How to Build them” and will explore the importance of micro-learning, role-playing, E-learning and the techniques used to engage the 21st century seafarer.

The presentation is at 16.30 (Indian Standard Time) which is 11.00am (GMT).

So register now by clicking Read More…

Lloyd’s Register, Anemoi and SDARI join forces on rotor sail designs

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has signed a joint development project (JDP) with Anemoi Marine Technologies (Anemoi) and Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute (SDARI) to develop a series of energy efficient vessel designs equipped with rotor sails.

The project will address one of the most significant roadblocks for the commercial adoption of emission abatement technology – the collaboration between original equipment manufacturer, designer, regulator and shipowner to agree a pathway Read More…

Shipping implications from the IMO’s MEPC 75

Newbuilding orderbooks have dipped to historically low levels relative to existing fleets, with the dry bulk carrier sector one of the most extreme examples.

“The current bulker orderbook of 56.1 Mdwt represents just 6.3% of the existing capacity, the lowest percentage in almost 30 years,” said Derek Langston, Head of Research at leading shipbrokers SSY.

“At the same time, the dry bulk carrier fleet is ageing: the ratio of 15+ Read More…

The Swedish Club Supports Unique Shipping Event

The Swedish Club is delighted to announce that it has agreed to act as Gold Sponsor of the next Donsö Shipping Meet, DSM21.

DSM21 will be held on 7 to 8 September 2021 on the picture-perfect island of Donsö, in the Gothenburg archipelago. It is a unique event, bringing together shipowners from not only Sweden and other Scandinavian countries, but more recently, from around the world. A meeting point for Read More…

Survitec optimises liferaft servicing with RaftXChange rental offer

Global safety and survival solutions provider Survitec has rebranded its established liferaft rental and exchange service to meet increasing market demand for service flexibility.

The new look RaftXChange service brings together the company’s proven liferaft equipment rental and servicing scheme under one clear offer with the ability to easily upgrade to the more enhanced RaftXChange+ service.

“The RaftXChange model provides our customers with everything they need from their initial and Read More…

Columbia chief announced as new InterManager President

President and CEO of Columbia Shipmanagement, Mark O’Neil, has been announced as the new President of InterManager, the international trade association for ship and crew manager, succeeding Bjørn Jebsen, who has been its  President since 2016.

The news comes following InterManager’s Annual General Meeting, where its members are encouraged to vote in ballot format for the Association’s next President.

Mr O’Neil  is a prominent figure within the maritime industry. Having Read More…

Critical contribution of maritime sector during the pandemic praised at TMS Awards

The seventh annual The Maritime Standard Awards, held on Monday at The World Trade Centre, Dubai, celebrated the achievements of the top performers in the region’s shipping and maritime sectors over the past year and in particular recognised the contribution of the industry as a critical service provider during the pandemic. This year was slightly different to past events, being held under strict governmental health guidelines. But it still proved Read More…