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Mathieu Philippe appointed Commercial Director of Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore

Mathieu Philippe has been appointed to the new position of Commercial Director – Marine at classification society Bureau Veritas.

Returning to Paris, where he started his career in shipping, Mr Philippe brings extensive experience in commercial ship operations, markets and management to Bureau Veritas. He reports to Marine & Offshore President Matthieu de Tugny, and leads the marine markets team, providing expertise and technology leadership across all major ship types, Read More…

BIMCO points to Nick Fell as next Documentary Committee chair

BIMCO’s Board of Directors has pointed to Nick Fell, Executive Vice President Corporate Services & General Counsel at BW Group in Singapore, to take up the role as chairperson of BIMCO’s Documentary Committee in summer 2021.

Mr Fell is set to succeed Francis Sarre of CMB in Belgium who, after six years at the helm, will step down as chairperson of the largest BIMCO committee – responsible for approving all Read More…

New container service to the Port of Gothenburg

CMA CGM has launched a new container service, adding a new link between Gothenburg and Hamburg. The new service includes calls at Gothenburg every Friday, initially using a vessel with a capacity of over 1,000 TEUs.

“CMA CGM is a leading worldwide shipping group, and this is yet another step in our ongoing strategy for the Swedish market. The launch of this new service will enhance the potential for Sweden Read More…

IRClass Hosts Multi-Stakeholder Seminar on IMO Sulphur Limit Compliance and GHG Emissions Strategy

Indian Register of Shipping hosts multi-stakeholder seminar on IMO sulphur limit compliance and GHG emissions strategy

MUMBAI, INDIA, 28 May 2019 – The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), a leading ship classification society, recently hosted a seminar in which industry stakeholders discussed the impending 2020 IMO fuel sulphur regulation and the Read More…

UN Global Compact Gathers Global Leaders at Nor-Shipping 2019 to Map Out Future Ocean Solutions

The United Nations Global Compact is set to hold a High Level Meeting on Ocean as part of Nor-Shipping 2019, gathering leading politicians, maritime and ocean industry executives, UN representatives, NGOs and other key stakeholders in Oslo. Co-hosted by the Norwegian Government and the UN Global Compact, the meeting, taking place on 3 June, will be followed by a further group meeting on 4 June to discuss progress Read More…

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement to manage Thenamaris LNG newbuilds

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) has announced it has been awarded ship management contracts for three TFDE 160,000cu m capacity LNGCs belonging to Greek-headquartered independent shipmanagement company Thenamaris LNG, giving BSM responsibility for the technical management, and supply of deck and engine personnel for the yet to be named fleet.

The vessels are due for delivery from Samsung Heavy Industries, Korea, in 2013. David Furnival, Chief Operating Officer, BSM, said: Read More…

Cruise parties for a pound

MSC Cruises has come up with the ideal solution for cruising with a friend by offering cruises for £1 when one adult orders a full price Mediterranean cruise for 2011. The deal is on condition that the two share a cabin and that the booking is made by May 10th , 2010.

Standard prices are £299 for three nights and £799 for seven or 11 nights. Though flights are not Read More…



Griffin Marine’s Pat Twohy talks about the crew travel market

Naples shipowners facing the shipping crisis


SMI TV talks to Naples’ shipowners about what the crisis holds for the shipping industry.

Dubai launches its own maritime week

Dubai Maritime City is to organise the ‘Dubai Maritime Week’ starting from 2010, as part of a series of initiatives designed to support the development of the UAE and region’s maritime sector.

The region’s first-of-its-kind event will be co-organised by Dubai World Trade Centre and will include seminars, exhibitions, panel discussions and conferences relating to the global maritime industry. In addition, activities that allow Dubai’s entire community to Read More…

India bullish about the benefits of the credit crunch

Indian shipping companies have indicated that not only have they been unaffected by the global credit crisis, but that it is a “blessing in disguise” for the Indian economy as it uses the period of downturn to shift attention on internal development and growth.

Managing Director of Bibby Ship Management’s Mumbai office, Prakash Agarwal said that in stark contrast with the majority of global shipping operations, India is Read More…

DVB raises concern as world fleet enters dire financial straits

DVB bank has warned that frozen credit lines may force banks to take ownership of vessels as financing becomes increasingly tighter, indicating that shipowners and operators should cut their losses against the future world newbuild orderbook.

Dagfinn Lunde, Member of the Board of Managing Directors of DVB Bank, said that as a result of the global economic crisis, it is “likely that banks will be taking ownership of vessels Read More…