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UK Government warned complacency will lead to seafarer decline

(Jul 21 2017)

UK maritime trade unions, Nautilus International and RMT, have cautiously welcomed a new report, which warned the UK government that seafarer numbers will continue to decline unless increased levels of support are met.

Unravelling the BWMC and tankers

(Jul 21 2017)

The impact of the forthcoming Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) on future demolition levels has been discussed for some time.

Unipec remains top of the pile

(Jul 21 2017)

The top three spot dirty charterers remained unchanged for the first half of this year in terms of reported total cargoes.

Handysize tanker rescues stranded sailors

(Jul 21 2017)

A US Military Sealift Command chartered tanker curtailed her voyage on 7th July to perform a rescue mission.

Wärtsilä benefits from orders and net sales growth

(Jul 21 2017)

Wärtsilä has reported an order intake increase of 14% to €1,363 mill for the second quarter of this year.

Alfa Laval gears up for weaker third quarter

(Jul 21 2017)

In the second quarter of this year, Alfa Laval experienced an order intake increase across its divisions of 14% to SEK9,629 mill from SEK8,101 mill reported in 2Q16.

SafeSTS strengthens South America operations

(Jul 21 2017)

Having operated in South America since 2012, SafeSTS has strengthened its position in the region by continuing to work together with Service Management on ship-to-ship (STS) transfer operations in Argentina and Uruguay.

StormGeo is EU MRV certified

(Jul 21 2017)

StormGeo’s shipping division (formerly AWT) has received EU MRV supplier certification from Verifavia Shipping.

Minerva selects RINA as MRV verifier

(Jul 21 2017)

According to reports from Greece, Minerva Marine has chosen RINA Hellas as its verifier for the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of CO2 emissions, as per EU Regulation 2015/757, for its total fleet of 65 vessels under management.

LR to help Coldharbour gain USCG BWTS type approval

(Jul 21 2017)

UK-based ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) manufacturer, Coldharbour Marine, has signed a contract with Lloyd’s Register (LR) to oversee the complete range of tests required by the US Coast Guard (USCG) for type approval.

Markets - Rate pressures continue

(Jul 21 2017)

A week with very low VLCC charter volumes increased the pressure on rates resulting in softening on some routes.

BIMCO joins Shipdex

(Jul 21 2017)

BIMCO and Shipdex have signed an agreement to support the development and exchange of technical and logistic data.

Navigational data integrated into cloud software

(Jul 21 2017)

German software provider Hanseaticsoft has integrated’s navigation data into the charter module of its shipmanagement platform, Cloud Fleet Manager (CFM).

NAPA and NDES co-operate on systems support

(Jul 21 2017)

Maritime software, services and data analysis provider NAPA and NTT Data Engineering Systems (NDES), a Japanese maritime software developer, are to collaborate on ship design and manufacturing support systems.

Nautisk teams up with Shipping Guides

(Jul 21 2017)

Nautisk’s NaviPlanner is to be enhanced with the inclusion of more comprehensive port data following a partnership with Shipping Guides.


June-July 2017

Market comment, technology, ballast water, Athens conference report

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