VesselMan And DNV GL Team-Up To Offer Optimized Solution For Dry-Docking Management

Customers of VesselMan, a project management tool for dry-docking, will now be able to access DNV GL’s Best Practices for dry-docking as part of their services. ​Dry-docking is an important part of a vessels mandatory maintenance regime and takes place regularly throughout the vessel’s life-cycle. However, without proper management and planning, shipowners and operators can [...]

By | October 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Seafarers’ Mental Health is Focus of New Training Programme Offered Free to Mariners Worldwide

KVH Videotel introduced a new training package, “Seafarers Mental Health and Wellbeing,” yesterday during the 5th Annual International Shipowning & Shipmanagement Summit in London, and announced that the package will be available free of charge throughout the industry due to the critical importance of the topic. The programme was produced in association with the International [...]

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Scorpio Bulkers Finds Work for Eleven Ships

Monaco-based dry bulk shipping company Scorpio Bulkers has inked time charter-out agreements with undisclosed companies for seven Ultramax and four Kamsarmax vessels. The Ultramaxes in question are SBI Jaguar, SBI Ursa, SBI Tango, SBI Cougar, SBI Echo, SBI Thalia and SBI Lyra. The ships will be chartered at gross charter rates from USD 14,500 to [...]

By | October 17th, 2018|News|0 Comments

APM Terminals to Sell Container Terminal in Izmir

Maersk’s APM Terminals has reached agreement to divest its container terminal in Izmir, Turkey to its current partner State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR). As part of the sales agreement, APM Terminals will continue managing the terminal. In the new structure, operating company Petlim will be fully owned by SOCAR Turkey, and managed by [...]

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Unblocking blockchain for shipping

Shipping giant Maersk and technology firm IBM’s creation of a blockchain-enabled shipping solution, with over 90 participatory organisations, will in IBM’s words empower multiple trading partners to collaborate by establishing a single shared view of a transaction “without compromising details, privacy or confidentiality”. TradeLens, as it’s known, offers real-time access to shipping data and shipping [...]

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Shipowners scramble to install sulphur filters ahead of rule change

Ship owners accelerated installations of engine cleaning systems this year ahead of stringent new rules in 2020 which sharply reduce the amount of sulphur ships can emit from the 3.5 percent in current bunker fuel to 0.5 percent, according to a report. Vessel operators can either switch to cleaner, but more expensive, marine gasoil or [...]

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Ship Managers Plan to Work Together to Meet Shipping Challenges

Meeting the challenges of tomorrow’s maritime trade is at the forefront of ship managers’ focus as they develop strategies to meet environmental targets and embrace fast-paced technological advances in our industry. Ship managers gathered in London this week for the Annual General Meeting of their industry trade body – InterManager – where they discussed plans [...]

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Two Ships With U.S. Soybeans Head to China With Trade War Lingering

Two more vessels loaded with U.S. soybeans have departed for China, signaling that buyers may be getting more desperate for supplies amid the prolonged trade war between the nations. Star Laura and Golden Empress were loaded during the week ended Oct. 11. Star, which left the Gulf of Mexico, is destined to arrive at China’s [...]

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Navigate Response launches unlimited hours crisis communications contracts

Navigate Response, the strongest global crisis communications network for the maritime sector, is introducing unlimited response hours contracts to help its shipping company clients manage the potentially open-ended costs of media management work during a crisis. Navigate Response Director Bill Lines said: Bill Lines “Through a small premium on Navigate Response’s standard media response contracts, [...]

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East Mediterranean projects take steps towards adoption of alternative fuels

Three European Commission co-funded initiatives – Poseidon Med II, CYnergy and Elemed – are driving forward the uptake of alternative fuels in the Eastern Mediterranean region. LR has a key role in each of these projects, which you can find out more about below: Poseidon Med II: Creating a comprehensive and sustainable supply chain for [...]

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