SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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  • coast

    EU Agencies cooperate for enhanced maritime security

    Frontex, EMSA and EFCA signed a Tripartite Working Arrangement in an effort to strengthen their cooperation on coast guard functions. The agreement sets out the framework for the synergy between the European agencies which will enable them to support in “an effective and cost-efficient way” the activities of more than 300 civilian and military authorities in the EU member states. ...

  • soya

    How to transport soya beans carriage safely

    UK P&I Club issued a report in order to advise on safe transportation of soya beans. According to the report, Brazil is expected to produce a record soya bean crop yield this year, which is reflected in the number of vessels currently queuing at Brazilian ports. ...

  • shipping

    Shipping confidence holds steady despite industry, political pressures

    Shipping confidence held steady in the three months to end-February 2017, Moore Stephens' latest Shipping Confidence Survey shows. Specifically, the average confidence level expressed by respondents was 5.6 out of 10.0, unchanged from the previous survey in November 2016 and equal to the highest rating since August 2015. ...

  • imo

    IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Systems & Equipment: What’s on the agenda

    The first set of international requirements for onboard lifting appliances and winches are expected to be finalized during the 4th session of the Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment which is meeting from 20 through 24 March 2017. ...

  • blue

    Blue Denmark focuses on autonomous ships

    In the future, autonomous ships may have a central role to play in Blue Denmark. In cooperation with the DTU, the Danish Maritime Authority has developed a pre-analysis that is intended as an inspiration for possible projects that may support the development of autonomous ships. ...


Recent Posts

el faro

Hearings into El Faro disaster concluded

On February 17, the U.S. investigators concluded the public phase of a probe into the sinking of the El Faro cargo ship, with final comments from the parties of interest and a 33-second moment of silence in memory of the crew who died.

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sdsd

SDSD launch new chartering software

The maritime software development company SDSD are launching V-Chartering – a new cloud chartering platform for wet and dry brokers to manage the entire chartering process – from user friendly intelligent vessel/cargo matching through to full negotiations and fixtures. The platform can be accessed via smartphones, tablets and desktop.

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Flag State Performance Table

ICS releases latest Flag State Performance Table

The new ICS Flag State Performance Table for 2016/2017 continues to highlight the sound performance of all of the world’s major flag administrations, regardless of whether they are open registers or so called ‘traditional’ maritime flags. An important development in this period is that participation by maritime administrations in the IMO Member State Audit Scheme became mandatory in 2016.

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cyprus

Cyprus flag enters German market

The Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping announced the appointment of Christian Bahr as its sales executive in Germany. Based in Hamburg, Bahr will be responsible for communicating the competitive advantages of the Cyprus flag and maritime cluster to the German market.

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iron

Wet and dry bulk shipping meets new global agency company

Waterfront Maritime Services, which goes live on 1 April 2017, is based on 299 propriety offices across 49 countries, supported with a network of vetted third-party agents worldwide. The move allows Sharaf and Ben Line to offer the same high level of service around the world to clients trading globally.

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platform

New online shipping platform lauched

Veson Nautical has launched Veslink IMOSlive, a platform that combines the existing IMOSlive cloud infrastructure with the web accessibility and partner connectivity of Veson’s online Veslink solutions, creating a new offering that brings robust enterprise functionality to browsers and mobile devices.

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rightship

RightShip CEO steps aside after 16 years at the helm

After 16 years at the helm of the online vetting organisation RightShip, CEO, Captain Warwick Norman, decided to step aside. He will be retained as a strategic consultant to RightShip, assisting with the transition to a new CEO and continuing to build on his legacy of innovation in maritime safety and sustainability.

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USCG

Gastops provides USCG with Dynamic Response Analysis

As part of Eastern Shipbuilding Group’s team, Gastops will use computer modelling to simulate a U.S. Coast Guard's new Offshore Patrol Cutter propulsion system integration to predict and analyze ship performance and optimize control strategies during the program’s detailed design phase.

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