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Swift Appointed Foundation GM

Captain Peter J. Swift has been appointed as the General Manager of the Maritime Industry Foundation. He takes up his new position with effect from June 2007. Before joining the Maritime Industry Foundation, Captain Swift spent forty eight years in the maritime industry. Twenty of those years were at sea, with command experience on LNG carriers, OBOs and aframax tankers. Shore experience included marine operations and technical management positions with P & O Bulk Shipping Division, Globtik Tankers and Overseas Shipholding Group, both in Europe and in the U.S. The Maritime Industry Foundation has set itself the exciting challenge of persuading all the diverse but complementary elements of the international maritime industry to work together and contribute to the Foundation’s objectives. “This is to explain the massive and largely unrecognized contribution our industry has made and continues to make to the international community” said Captain Swift.

MarineCFO Unveils Commercial Release of MarineCFO

MarineCFO Inc., a provider of marine transportation solutions announced the commercial release of MarineCFO for the marine transportation industry. MarineCFO, Inc. offers industry leading solutions to the global Marine Transportation Industry. Built upon the UA Financial Management and Business Framework Software Platform, MarineCFO boasts the benefits from the expertise and experience gained in over 6,000 customer installations worldwide in most major industries.

Ship Demand to Reach 31 Million DWT between 2006-2010

According to Research and Markets, which provides an in-depth study on supply-demand, competitive pattern and latest market changes in Chinas shipbuilding industry, as well as presents and analyzes the development and operating strategies, competitiveness and the prospect of major manufacturers in details, from 2006 to 2010, the total demand of ships will reach 31 million DWT, and the annual demand will be 6.2 million DWT on average

Pakistan President Approves Strengthening Shipbuilding Industry

Pakistan President President General Pervez Musharraf said shipbuilding industry can become the country’s great asset due to its potential and would contribute to the uplift of national economy.The President was chairing a meeting of Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KSEW) to review the shipbuilding industry, which was also attended by Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz. Vice Admiral Iftikhar Rao, Managing Director KSEW in his presentation informed President Musharraf that shipbuilding is

Kronodoc Oy Introduces Software Version for Marine Industry

Kronodoc Oy introduces a new software version, Kronodoc Marine. The new version is suitable for Marine Industry clients to manage their content, execute program and project management around the world. Kronodoc generates process analysis and reports in a distributed collaborative environment. The new software version adds a wide range of new functionality: Project Email Tracking Powerful Information Search Process Management, System Application Integration (Ex: CAD Viewer, CADRef)

Korea's Shipbuilding Industry Update

According to, Korea's southern island Geoje has a 400-hectare plot where 26,000 shipbuilders are hard at work. The shipyard owned by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering places among the top five along with Hyundai Heavy Industries and Samsung Heavy Industries. Korea's shipbuilding industry, keeps on growing. This year's ship exports are expected to exceed US$30 billion, up 13 percent from last year.

Expansion Continues at the Australian Marine Complex

The expansion of Western Australia’s shipbuilding capabilities is set to continue with the construction of two crucial common-use facilities at the Australian Marine Complex ( AMC ) at Henderson. The State Government has today called for expressions of interest to build a service and repair facility for the local super-yacht industry and a blast and paint facility at the AMC. Industry and Enterprise Minister Francis Logan said the State Government was committed to ensuring the

Japanese Shipyard Expected To Integrate

Three Japanese shipbuilders are expected by the end of the week to sign an agreement to integrate their operations, Reuters reported. According to the report, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., (IHI) and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co Ltd. are set to integrate operations in the general commercial vessel market. The combined annual revenue of the their ship businesses in fiscal 1999 totaled 308.5 billion yen, surpassing the 268

Dow Named VP of Public Affairs for Carnival

Tom Dow, a 28-year travel industry veteran, has been named vice president - public affairs for Miami-based Carnival Corporation & plc. In this newly created position, Dow serves as Carnival Corporation & plc's liaison to federal and state governments and local communities in North America. He also serves as Carnival Corporation & plc's representative for industry organizations such as the International Council of Cruise Lines

U.S. Shipbuilding Website Debuts

Scheduled to debut on October 1, 2001, will replace the existing NSRP services provided by ARL Penn State was selected from a pool of highly-competitive proposals submitted to NSRP to develop and operate a state-of-the-art, web-based information system for the United States shipbuilding industry. The new website will incorporate elements of the existing NSnet content and architecture in a central, industry specific resource that includes timely business news

Container Shipping Industry Calls for Climate Action

Pic: Business for Social Responsibility

 Members of BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) have agreed on a climate action statement and call to action for the container shipping sector and its value chain to support private-sector contributions for the global goals on climate change.   

Hanjin Talks on Long Beach Sale

Photo: Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd

 Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd is in talks to sell its stake in the Long Beach Terminal in California to Geneva-based Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.(MSC), reports Reuters.   The court overseeing Hanjin's receivership says the company is negotiating with MSC

Inmarsat’s LISW17 set stage for Digital future of Maritime

Image courtesy LondonInternational Shipping Week2017

Inmarsat has announced plans in support of its diamond sponsor commitment for London International Shipping Week, 11-15 September 2017 (LISW17) by staging three key events focusing on the maritime industry’s digital future. To coincide with the official launch of LISW17 on October 19th

Tidewater Gets Waiver Extensions

Photo Tidewater

As previously reported, Tidewater Inc. (NYSE: TDW) has been in discussions with its principal lenders and noteholders to amend the company's various debt arrangements to obtain relief from certain covenants. Pending the resolution of those discussions

MSC Takes Trophy for Greenest Ship

Image: Mediterranean Shipping Company

 Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has been acknowledged for its environmental efforts, picking up the top award for Greenest Ship of the Year at the International Green Shipping Awards.   Held this week as part of a summit event in Rotterdam

Container Shipping Market has Bottomed Out

Photo: CMA CGM

Hanjin’s receivership represents the trough of the container shipping market and despite continuing concerns of weak trade growth and fleet oversupply a gradual market recovery is now expected, according to the latest annual Container Forecaster and Review 2016/17 report published by global

Shipping Industry United on CO2 at IMO Meeting

In advance of next week’s critical meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 70) at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, the global shipping industry has called on IMO Member States to give serious consideration to a joint industry submission regarding

Durban Women Scoop Maritime Awards

Sylvia Siyo, Acting Ship Repair Manager in the Port of Durban (left), receiving the Best Head of Department in Transport award from Catherine Larkin, Executive Director of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Photo TNPA

Transnet National Port Authority women flew the flag high at the Women in Transport Awards which took place at the Durban ICC on 18 October 2016. The Women in Transport Awards is a collaborative platform co-located with the African Ports Evolution conference and exhibition

Panama Canal Cargo Tonnage Zooms

Photo Panama Canal Authority

Strong container traffic, newly introduced segments and the Expanded Canal all contribute to the 330.7 million tons of goods welcomed through the Canal in FY16, the third highest amount ever recorded.    Panama City, Panama, October 20

Countdown to London International Shipping Week

Image courtesy London International Shipping Week 2017

The countdown to London International Shipping Week 2017 (LISW17) officially began last night with an exclusive launch reception held at the iconic Norton Rose Fulbright building on London’s South Bank.   The launch reception brought together representatives from many of the maritime

'We Will Not Stand by and Wait for Global Regulation' -Maersk Line

Photos: Maersk Line A/S

 Shipbreaking has become commercial due to the recycling of steel becoming a global commodity in demand. This means that the dismantling and recycling of a ship are recognized as part of the value of the ship, which has evolved into a massive challenge for the shipping industry.

Korea's Top 3 Shipbuilders' Shaky Performance

File Photo: Samsung Heavy Industries

 The value of contracts signed by Korea's big-three shipbuilders— Hyundai Heavy Industries, Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, and Samsung Heavy Industries — fell far behind the amount they projected for this year, reports The Korea Herald.  

ClassNK Issues AIP for LNG Bunkering Vessel Design

(Pictured l-r) ClassNK : S. H. Lee, H. Takesue, J. B. Jeong, T. Nishibashi (Country Manager of Korea) / Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd.: C. S. Lee (Technical Director), K. C. Lee, J. K. No. (Photo: ClassNK)

Classification society ClassNK has issued Approval in Principle (AIP) for a 7,500 cbm LNG bunkering vessel designed by Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd. This design is the result of joint research carried out by Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd

Ecospeed Strengthens Polar Code Compliance

The operational success of the 1995-built RRS Ernest Shackleton is an exemplar of the Ecospeed coating’s performance (Image: Subsea Industries)

Subsea Industries has received an order for its specialist hull and rudder coatings for application to a shallow draught anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel under construction at Turkey’s Atlas Shipyard.    The hard-type coatings were selected amidst strong competition

Towing Industry Safety: AWO & USCG Joint Analysis … By the Numbers

Source: USCG

For 16 years, the National Quality Steering Committee has used three measures to track overall trends in safety and environmental protection. While not all-encompassing, the measures are considered to be useful indicators of towing industry trends. The measures are:

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