Port Workers in Argentine Grain Hub End Strike

Port workers in part of the Argentine grains hub of Rosario lifted a work stoppage on Friday, only a day after they went on strike over demands for higher year-end bonuses, a union official said.

Madsen to Chair Norway’s Research Council Executive Board

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Henrik O. Madsen appointed chairman of the executive board of the Research Council of Norway   DNV GL president and CEO Henrik O. Madsen was appointed

Fitch Updates Oil Vessel Financing Criteria

Fitch Ratings has published the latest version of its criteria for rating oil vessel backed financings in Latin America. This report updates and replaces the prior criteria of the same name dated Jan.

Larger Tankers May Offer Better Return Chances

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Investors looking for returns in the tanker markets can invest their capital in a variety of ways. Should an owner invest in a VLCC or an Aframax? How

NZ Report: Human Error to Blame for Rena Grounding

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New Zealand's Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) published its final report into the grounding of containership Rena in October 2011.

MARAD Publishes US ATB, ITB Database

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The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) released what it is calling a first-of-its-kind public database that chronicles U.S.-flagged, privately owned

Hapag-Lloyd Completes CSAV Merger Capital Increase

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Hapag-Lloyd completed the planned capital increase of EUR 370 million (approximately $452.5 million) as part of the business combination with the Chilean

Denmark Issues New Pilotage Regulations

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In an effort to make the pilotage market more efficient, the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) issued several new regulations following on amendments to the pilotage act.

DSG Marine Asks Shipowners to Consider Fixed Premium P&I Cover

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P&I Insurance Seminar for Owners and Charterers held in Mumbai DGS Marine, a global P&I management provider and exclusive manager for the British European and Overseas (BE&O) P&I Facility,

San Jacinto College Breaks Ground on New Training Center

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San Jacinto College has broken ground along the Port of Houston for its new 45,000-square-foot Maritime Training Center.   At the site of 3700 Old Highway 146 in La Porte,

MSC Oscar is the World’s Largest Containership

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MSC Oscar, the newest cargo vessel built for Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), will launch in January 2015, and at 19,224 teu, the containership will take the record for world’s largest.

Shipyard Recruitment, Training and Retention Roundtable

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The domestic shipyard industry is traditionally a cyclical business that sees wild upswings followed by deep downturns. More than 30 deep draft vessels reside on the back order books,

Maritime & Offshore Employment: Contractors, Coverage and Confusion

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Faststream USA Managing Director Eric Peters defines the risks in hiring contract workers in today’s marine and offshore markets, and lays out the course to mitigating those headaches.

Marine Electronics & the Smart ECDIS: eGlobe G2

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ChartWorld have announced the launch of their next generation of ECDIS software - eGlobe G2. Designed with the assistance of experienced nautical officers,

Interview: Oil Spill Repsonse Insights from MSRC's Benze: Steven T. Benz, President and CEO, Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC)

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As President and CEO of MSRC, Steve Benz presides over the largest oil spill response company in the United States (and worldwide). In that position since January 1996,

Optimarin ,Goltens Ink BWT Retrofit Agreement

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Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin and Goltens, a provider of engineering and installation solutions for the shipping industry, have signed

Oil's Impact: Transocean Feet Update

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Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) has issued a monthly Fleet Update Summary which includes new contracts, changes to existing contracts, and changes

WSS Appoints HR Director in Singapore

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Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has appointed Adrian Lau as Regional Human Resources and Organization Development Director, Asia Pacific, with a focus on driving the company’s performance culture,

InterManager President: A Voice for Ship Managers

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InterManager President Gerardo Borromeo has reaffirmed that his association will continue to serve as the strong voice for the shipmanagement sector during 2015.

USCG on Cuba Policy Changes

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  The U.S. Coast Guard missions and operations in the Southeast remain unchanged. The Coast Guard strongly discourages attempts to illegally enter the country by taking to the sea.

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