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Shipping Must Embrace Digital Technologies -Marine Money Panel

From left: Frank Coles, President, Transas Group, Wärtsilä Voyage Solutions; Scott G. Borgerson, Ph.D., CEO, CargoMetrics Technologies LLC; and Søren Meyer, Chief Strategy Officer, Maersk Tankers (Photo: Greg Trauthwein)

“To be a top performer, you must embrace technology,” said Søren Meyer, Chief Strategy Officer, Maersk Tankers, speaking at the Marine Money Week conference in New York on Tuesday.Meyer was referring to the industry-wide digitalization evolution currently underway in the tanker shipping sector, as part of a panel discussion with Frank Coles,

Nils van Vliet Appointed CEO of Railport Antwerp

Photo: Copyright Nils van Vliet

Railport Antwerp, a joint initiative by Antwerp Port Authority, the Left Bank Development Corporation and the industry associations Essenscia Vlaanderen and VOKA-Alfaport, is to expand its activities.  The company will actively serve rail transport in the port, including intermodal container transport,

Port and Maritime Officials Gather in Singapore

Participants with embassy and industry representatives at 5th Port Management Programme. Photo: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

 The fifth run of the MPA Academy Port Management Programme (PMP), aimed at port masters, harbour masters and middle managers from maritime and port authorities, kicked off today with a record 20 maritime officials from across Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Oceania.   Developed and organised by MPA Academy,

Poland's World Maritime Day Parallel Event

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 How to create better shipping for a better future was a theme running throughout the 2018 IMO World Maritime Day Parallel Event (13-15 June), held in Szczecin, Poland.    “IMO's heritage for 70 years has been to drive improvements in shipping to achieve a better world today. But we cannot rest on past achievements.

Green Marine Elects New Chairman of the Board

William D. Friedman (Photo: Port of Cleveland)

President and CEO of the Port of Cleveland, William D. Friedman, was elected chairman of the Green Marine’s Board of Directors following the corporation’s Annual General Meeting on May 31, during GreenTech 2018, in Vancouver B.C. Friedman has been sitting on the Green Marine Board since 2013.The Port

Leadership Changes at TOTE Maritime

Michael Noone (left) will become President of TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico and Grace Greene (right) will assume the role of President at TOTE Maritime Alaska (Photos: TOTE)

Today TOTE announced leadership changes within its TOTE Maritime division. Michael Noone, currently President of TOTE Maritime Alaska will transition and become President at TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico. Grace Greene, currently Vice President and General Manager at TOTE Maritime Alaska has been promoted to President and will take over for Noone.

Former OW Bunker Manager Appeals 18-month Jail Term

(File photo: OW Bunker)

The former manager of marine fuel supplier OW Bunker's Singapore subsidiary said on Tuesday he would appeal the 18-month jail term he was sentenced to last month, his lawyer told Reuters.On May 30, a Danish city court found Lars Moller, former head of Dynamic Oil Trading in Singapore, guilty of granting credit outside his mandate,

WISTA Japan Re-launched

Photo: WISTA

 Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) has announced the re-launch of WISTA Japan.  "We are delighted to welcome Japan back to our WISTA family. Japan plays an important role in the maritime industry, being the second ship owing nation in the world and we are positive that

Tomoko Konishi Becomes First Woman Captain in NYK

Image: NYK

A deck officer named Tomoko Konishi became the first woman in Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK)’s 132-year history to be promoted to the rank of captain.Konishi joined NYK in 2004 after she graduated from the National Institute of Technology, Toba College in Mie prefecture. Since then, she has worked aboard containerships,

ITF on Reducing Crew on Panama Canal Tugs

Pic: International Transport Workers’ Federation

 The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has been made aware of a communication sent on 30 May 2018 by the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) to the Union de Capitanes y Oficiales de Cubierta (UCOC) about reducing the tug’s complement to the minimum manning established by the Panama Maritime Authority.

EU Support for Seafarers to Obtain Schengen Visas

File Photo: European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA)

 The European and International Social Partners in the Maritime Sector; the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) support the ongoing efforts

Chairman of IACS Commends Association’s Achievements

IACS Chairman Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen (left) and Robert Ashdown, IACS Secretary General. Photo: DNV GL

 Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, who will hand over the reins of  International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) in July, examined how the association had evolved during his time as Chairman, while speaking at the Posidonia trade fair in Athens.   In an industry undergoing rapid change, the IACS

Day of the Seafarer Campaign Focuses on Wellbeing

Image: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 Seafarers' rights to be treated fairly and enjoy quality of life at sea is the focus this year's Day of the Seafarer campaign, under the theme: Seafarer's wellbeing.    "Day of the Seafarer 2018 (25 June) will provide a platform to advocate for higher standards of welfare and enable shipping companies

Kitack Lim Calls for Safe Ship Navigation

Photo:  International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim has highlighted the important link between safe ship navigation and sustainability.    Speaking at the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) Conference in Incheon, Republic of Korea (27 May),

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