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Update on Good Practice Guide on Humanitarian Response to Piracy

Jun 07, 2016

Seafarers continue to be the targets of pirates and armed robbers, with around 100 held captive ashore by various groups in different parts of the world at the moment. The training of seafarers, best management practice and hardening of ships has formed part of the response…

Nichols Joins InterAct Technical Team

Jun 02, 2016

InterAct, an Acteon company, announced the addition of Jerry Nichols, Sr. Geophysical Advisor, to its technical team.   Nichols has over 35 years’ experience in technical and managerial roles in the geosciences throughout the U.S. (GOM, California and North Slope)…

Global Maritime Appoints Asia Pacific Manager

Jun 01, 2016

Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering, a provider of marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services to the offshore sector, has appointed Anna Keen as Regional Manager for the Asia Pacific region. Keen, who previously held a management role at Global Maritime Mooring Group…

US Navy Updated Zika Virus Infection Guidance

May 29, 2016

Navy Medicine released updated Zika Virus Infection guidance in NAVADMIN 121/16, May 26, communicating current information, travel precautions, and risk reduction measures to Navy and Marine Corps personnel.'The updated NAVADMIN includes…

Long Beach Port Maintains Strong Bond Rating

May 28, 2016

Fitch Ratings, one of the top three U.S. credit analysis agencies, has affirmed the Port of Long Beach’s “AA” rating on its outstanding debt.Fitch stated the AA rating — its highest for U.S. ports — was warranted due to the Port’s strong market position…

OOCL Renews VOD Training Contract

May 27, 2016

Videotel, producer and distributor of training videos, 3D animation, and e-Learning courses to the maritime market and part of KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), has renewed its contract with Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) to supply…

IMO to Prevent Cyber-attacks

May 22, 2016

At a meeting of the IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), it was recognised that ships may also be exposed to so-called cyber-attacks.Now, the IMO wants to prevent hostile attempts to interfere with electronic systems in the maritime industry…

APL Reduces Carbon Emissions by 45.5%

May 19, 2016

APL today announced that it has reduced its fleet carbon dioxide emissions by 45.5% in 2015, compared to its emissions level in 2009. This achievement marks APL’s highest carbon dioxide emissions reduction in the last six years. “APL has…

Kalmar, Yilport Oslo Terminal Ink Service Deal

May 18, 2016

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, and the Yilport Oslo Terminal Investments AS in Norway, have signed a long term service agreement for Kalmar Optimal Care. The order was signed on 1 February 2016 and the Kalmar services team has already started working at the terminal…

Act Now to Retain Seafarers - InterManager

May 17, 2016

InterManager has welcomed the joint BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report, but says it should act as a wake-up call for the industry to address the issue of the accelerating shortage of seafarers.Speaking soon after the report was published, InterManager Secretary-General…

BIMCO/ICS Foresee 150,000 Marine Officers Shortage

May 17, 2016

Launched yesterday evening at the International Maritime Organization, the latest five-year BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report forecasts a serious future shortage in the supply of seafarers.  The report identifies: • A current shortfall of about 16…

Mott MacDonald Hires Director of Federal Programs

May 16, 2016

Mott MacDonald has appointed Major General John Peabodyas Senior Vice President and Director of Federal Programs, based in the firm’s Arlington, Va. office. Peabody, who retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after 10 years in 2015…

Salvage & Wreck Removal Conference Presents an Upbeat Mood

May 14, 2016

The verdict at the 5th India Marine Salvage and Wreck Removal Conference of Hinode held this time in Mumbai last week was clear and unanimous. The presentations as well as the deliberations highlighted an upbeat atmosphere indicating the growing…

Maersk Ships Set for Alang Recycling Yard

May 13, 2016

Following the Maersk Group’s recent announcement of its long-term commitment to create more responsible recycling options in Alang, India, an agreement has been reached for the landing of the first two vessels. The Maersk Wyoming and the Maersk Georgia…

LOC Appoints Rutler as Group CFO

May 10, 2016

International marine and engineering consultancy LOC Group has appointed Jerome Rutler to the newly created post of Group Chief Operating Officer, responsible for LOC’s global operations including marine assurance and risk, energy and shipping sectors…

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