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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…

d’Amico mourns passing of Dry Cargo CEO

Paolo d’Amico and Cesare d’Amico, together with all their colleagues, mourn the passing of Lucio Bonaso, CEO of the Dry Cargo business unit of the d’Amico Group.

Mr Bonaso joined the company in 1998 to manage the bulk-carrier fleet development project and responsibility over all the activities of the Dry Cargo segment. He contributed decisively to the growth and development of the company through the years, contributing to the business Read More…

NAVTOR acquires vessel analytics and performance specialist Tres Solutions

NAVTOR looks to extend its success in e-Navigation into leadership in vessel analytics and performance optimisation with the acquisition of Tres Solutions. The purchase follows hot on the heels of NAVTOR’s launch of NavFleet, a breakthrough fleet management application delivering real-time operational insight, performance optimisation and enhanced business decision making.

Tres Solutions’ core expertise and digital products will now integrate into NAVTOR’s offering, creating a unified platform to help ship 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…

Extraordinary dockings and unscheduled ship repairs boost 2020 for A&P

Forty-two extraordinary dockings and unscheduled repairs contributed to A&P Group’s strong performance in 2020 – despite the challenges of operating during a pandemic.

Across all three facilities, A&P’s teams deployed their fast-turnaround response and technical expertise to carry out repair work on vessels in the offshore, ferry, chemicals, dredging and military sectors – some with as little as 24 hours’ notice.

Offshore construction/diving support vessel Rever Polaris, now Boka Polaris, Read More…

Two new ONE liner services connect Hamburg with ports in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Marmara region

With the ‘North Europe East Mediterranean Express/NEX’ and ‘North Europe Turkey Express/NTX’, at the start of this year the ONE shipping company simultaneously launched two new container liner services calling Hamburg. The MOL Emissary was loaded yesterday (Thursday) in Hamburg.

The NEX service called after leaving Hamburg the ports of Antwerp, Le Havre, Tangier, Malta, Alexandria-Dekheila, Damietta, Beirut, Mersin, Iskenderun, Algeciras, Southampton and Rotterdam. Clearance of NTX, The new second Read More…

UK to lead the way in training for autonomous shipping

The UK’s standing as a world-leader in the safe testing and development of autonomous vessels has been further enhanced by a new standards and safety regime to shape the future of training for autonomous shipping globally.

The pioneering new MASSPeople, Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) International Training Standards working group will develop world-leading training standards for people operating autonomous vessels.

The UK is the first flag state to join the Read More…

Britannia P&I launches B Korea

Britannia P&I will officially launch B Korea P&I Correspondent Co., Ltd. (B Korea) as its Exclusive Correspondents in Korea on 20th February 2021. B Korea will replace P&I Bros Ltd. and be based in a new office located at the Seoul Finance Center, Jung-gu, Seoul.

B Korea will be headed by Shin-Ho Park, Representative Director, and Y K Park, founder of Britannia’s current exclusive correspondent, P&I Bros Ltd.

Korea is Read More…

Cobham SATCOM appoints Tototheo Maritime as its new authorised agent and service partner in Greece

Cobham SATCOM,a provider of radio and satellite communications solutions, has appointed long-term partner Tototheo Maritime, a maritime technology and services provider, to be its representative in Greece.

Tototheo has been the exclusive authorised agent and service partner for Cobham SATCOM in Cyprus for well over a decade, providing quality onboard services and equipment to its customer base. Based on the excellent partnership, Cobham SATCOM has expanded the cooperation to focus Read More…

Inmarsat Maritime President wins SMART4SEA Leadership Award

Inmarsat Maritime President Ronald Spithout has won the SMART4SEA 2021 Leadership Award.

Developed as part of the SAFETY4SEA family of events, the SMART4SEA Awards celebrate “Smart Excellence & Sustainable Shipping”. The SMART4SEA Leadership Award recognises individuals who have “provided industry leadership and contributed towards smarter shipping throughout (their) career”.

Mr Spithout accepted the honour during a SMART4SEA Awards ceremony yesterday (Wednesday), staged virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Read More…

IMO and WISTA International launch first Women in Maritime Survey Français: Español:

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…