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DNV GL Innovation Day examines shipping in the age of digitalization

The question of how digital innovation would shape the maritime industry was the focus of the DNV GL Innovation Day 2015. Invited guests from leading shipping companies, managers and owners ...

Internet on ships a key to recruiting and retaining seafarers, IMO symposium told

Easy access to the internet onboard ships is a key requirement if young people are to be attracted into the seafaring profession and shipping needs to be more visible in ...

World Maritime Day 2015: Maritime education and training

Today (24 September), IMO is celebrating World Maritime Day, with the theme “Maritime education and training”.

World Maritime Day is an official United Nations day, celebrated every year, providing an ...

Wouter Huybrechts new President & CEO of Rickmers-Linie America

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist for liner services in breakbulk, heavy lift and project shipping, has appointed Wouter Huybrechts as new President & CEO of Rickmers-Linie (America) Inc. 

Mr Huybrechts joined Rickmers-Linie ...

The Ship Efficiency Awards 2015: Winners revealed

An international audience of industry experts and innovators gathered together for the Ship Efficiency Awards 2015 to celebrate a spectacular array of individuals and organisations committed to driving ship efficiency ...

UK Chamber of Shipping launches "A Maritime Nation" programme

95% of UK international trade is transported by sea, but what does the future hold for Britain's historic shipping industry? The UK Chamber of Shipping, the trade association and ...

CrewSEACURE launches MLC assistance card to help seafarers in need

Specialist marine insurance intermediary Seacurus has launched a Seafarer Assistance Card scheme to enable seafarers to check for cover and provide timely notification of claims under the Maritime Labour Convention ...

Philippines launches special edition of ICS Training Record Books

In co-operation with the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the Filipino Shipowners Association (FSA) and the Maritime Industry Authority of the Philippines (MARINA) have launched a special new Philippines edition ...

Liberian Registry shortlisted for the Ship Efficiency Awards 2015

The Liberian Registry has been named as a finalist for the 2015 Ship Efficiency Awards.
The Liberian Registry was selected as one of five finalists for the Initiative of the ...

Grimaldi new car carriers call for MacGregor RoRo access systems

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has been contracted by Chinese shipbuilding group Yangfan to deliver comprehensive RoRo access equipment packages for a series of five post-Panamax 7,800 CEU pure car ...

Maritime Administration provides $500,000 to study hydrogen fuel cell technology

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced that it is providing $500,000 to support a feasibility study for the design, construction, and operation of ...

Pollution control and fire-fighting in North America

North American owners and operators of tugs that have a fire-fighting and pollution control function are squeezed between two environmentally sensitive areas, the Arctic and the Gulf of Mexico.

They ...

Arctic expansion bolstered by Russian government

Russia’s shipping and shipbuilding sectors are vibrant in 2015, nowhere more so than in the Arctic sector. Indeed there has been a constant stream of new developments and initiatives ...

Rescue swimmer to receive 2015 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea

The 2015 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea is to go to Aviation Survival Technician Christopher Leon (United States), for risking his life to save four men from a ...

ABS to class Maersk’s largest boxships

ABS, a leading provider of maritime shipping and offshore classification services, has been selected to class 11 ultra-large containerships (ULCs) for Maersk Line A/S of Denmark.

The carrier, which ...

Hempel unveils new brand on 100 year anniversary

Leading world-wide marine coatings manufacturer Hempel has rebranded on its 100 year anniversary and renewed its drive to offer complete coating solutions for its customers. As one of the fastest ...

Mr. Ki-tack Lim (Republic of Korea) elected as IMO Secretary-General

Mr. Ki-tack Lim (Republic of Korea) has been elected as the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), with effect from 1 January 2016, for an initial term of four ...

Day of the Seafarer campaign (25th June): Why not consider a career at sea

IMO is gearing up for the fifth edition of its annual  Day of the Seafarer campaign (25th June) to celebrate the unsung heroes of shipping across the globe.

This year ...

ECSA/ETF: EU should stimulate seafarers’ recruitment and employment”.

On Friday 22 May, the European Social Partners for Maritime Transport – the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) – presented a joint position paper on ...

Thome Ship Management strengthens its presence in Norway

Thome Group, one of the world’s leading ship management companies, is pleased to announce that it has established a local presence in Norway by opening a new office in ...

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