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Galasso Named Ocean Signal Sales Manager

Communication and safety at sea specialist Ocean Signal has announced the appointment of Rich Galasso as its new US Sales Manager. Galasso will assist with the company’s sales growth strategy in the US as demand continues to increase for Ocean…

USCG-approved Courses at Maritime Technology and Training Center

A variety of U.S. Coast Guard-approved maritime training courses are being offered this spring at the San Jacinto College Maritime Technology and Training Center on the Maritime Campus in La Porte, Texas. These courses are open for companies…

CWind Invests in Largest Crew Transfer Vessel to Date

CWind, a provider of services to the offshore wind industry, has announced that it has invested in the company’s largest crew transfer vessel to date. Newly named as CWind Phantom, the 27.4m catamaran can hold 20,000 litres of fuel and has a 20 ton cargo capacity…

Boxship Firms Sign up with Alibaba

Two container shipping lines, France's CMA CGM and Israel's Zim, have signed up with Alibaba to allow customers to book space on their vessels through the Chinese e-commerce giant, in a bid to boost sales as the sector battles a severe downturn.

INTERTANKO Pans EU ETS Shipping Vote

By majority vote, the Members of the European Parliament have agreed to include shipping in the European Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) Directive as of 2023, unless there is a comparable system agreed under the auspices of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) by the end of 2021.

Container Volume Up 8 Percent at SC Ports

The South Carolina Ports Authority reported an 8 percent increase in container volume since its fiscal year began in July. As previously reported, SCPA handled an all-time record container volume in January, with 185,018 TEUs moved last month, a year-over-year increase of nearly 28 percent.

HAROPA ports Road Shows in Indian cities

In a bid to raise the maritime container trade between French port HAROPA and Indian ports, a power-packed delegation is visiting India from February 20-23 to hold road shows in four cities across the country. During the visit, the delegation led by Mr Herve Martel…

Raymarine Launches Axiom-new multifunction navigation system

Raymarine announces an all-new family of Raymarine MFDs called Axiom, game-changers poised to shake up the marine electronics industry. Indeed, ‘AXIOM’ is the perfect name for Raymarine’s powerful new multifunction navigation system. With available built-in RealVision 3D sonar…

CMA CGM Signs with E-Commerce Giant Alibaba

CMA CGM has followed Maersk’s lead, signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the world’s largest e-commerce platform Alibaba. The agreement is for container space on its Asia-Mediterranean and Asia-Adriatic services, booked via Alibaba’s OneTouch platform. Show More Summary

World’s First Dedicated LNG Bunkering Vessel Delivered

The new Gas4Sea partnership has taken delivery of the world’s first purpose-built LNG bunkering vessel from Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction in South Korea. Gas4Sea is made of French energy and utility company, ENGIE and Jopan’s Mitsubishi Corporation and NYK Line. Show More Summary

Sea Year to Resume at Merchant Marine Academy

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy announced that it will resume Sea Year training for Midshipmen on three commercial carriers beginning in March 2017. The USMMA says the reinstatement of the program follows the implementation of comprehensive...Show More Summary

Interview: Spinnaker CEO Tim Britton Talks About Container Market, Megaships, and Hanjin’s Collapse

By Gibraltar Shipping Tim Britton is CEO of Spinnaker, specialised in the leasing, sale of new and used containers for shipping and storage purposes. Tim talks to us about how Spinnaker has over 60 shipping depots strategically located around the world, satisfying the demand for containers at any point of the supply chain. Show More Summary

Caterpillar showcases Cat C7.1 Engine at Yachts Miami Beach show

Caterpillar Marine is pleased to showcase the Cat® C7.1 Propulsion Engine at the 2017 Yachts Miami Beach show, to be held February 16 – 20, 2017. Cat Marine engines set the standard for quality, performance and reliability—and this new propulsion engine is no exception.

Oversupply Pressure on LPG Shipping Rates

The LPG shipping trade will continue to grow at a healthy pace on the back of strong Asian demand, but fleet growth will outpace it, keeping rates under pressure in 2017, according to the latest edition of the LPG Forecaster, published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.

The Offshore Markets: 2016 In Review

Expectations at the start of the year that 2016 would be a tough one for the oil industry, and in particular for offshore, were on the whole fulfilled, says Clarksons Research report. Overall upstream E&P spending globally fell for the second successive year…

Green Bay, Royal Thai Navy Kick Off Cobra Gold 2017

Amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), officially kicked off Exercise Cobra Gold 2017 (CG 17) in Sattahip, Thailand, Feb. 14. Cobra Gold is a Thailand/United States co-sponsored…

Aus Navy at Home on Water in Sailing Champs

Navy sailors asserted their dominance for the second year in a row, by again winning the Australian Defence Sailing Association’s inter-service championship held at Rushcutters Bay in Sydney. Each service crewed Elliott 7 yachts in the three…

HMM Volume in Asia-US West Coast Up by 55.3%

Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM)’s Asia-USWC market share has risen to 7.5% in January 2017 - a  2.6% increase compared to the same month last year. HMM announced that its Asia-USWC volume in January 2017 has increased by 55.3% year on year. According to PIERS Data…

EU Votes for Deadline for Shipping Emission

The European Parliament voted in favour of  the inclusion of  CO2 emissions from shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) and the establishment of a maritime climate fund “in the absence of progress at international level” as from 2023.

Hanjin Heavy Delivers World's First Purpose-Built LNG Bunkering Vessel

ENGIE, Fluxys, Mitsubishi Corporation, and NYK have taken delivery of the world’s first purpose built liquefied natural gas bunkering vessel (LBV) from Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd., at the Yeongdo shipyard in Busan, Korea.

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