• Global bunker fuel supplier Aegean Marine focuses...

    Global bunker supplier Aegean Marine Petroleum Network’s new leadership team is pursuing four main strategic initiatives — rationalizing the company’s global platform for asset optimization, executing cost saving initiatives, capitalizing on key business development projects, and generating new revenue streams — to grow the business amid challenging market conditions, the company said during its second-quarter earnings call.

  • Turkish Coast Guard Command takes delivery of...

    As part of an agreement between the European Union and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Damen Shipyards Group has delivered two SAR 1906 vessels to the Turkish Coast Guard. The two vessels – the first to be delivered in what is a six-vessel contract – will be mobilised in refugee and migrant rescue operations.               

  • Smart shipping is the key focus of ISSS summit

    Major players from global ship owning, shipmanagement and associated service industries such as satellite communications and maritime clusters are among the confirmed speakers at the Fourth International Shipowning and Shipmanagement Summit (ISSS), to be held during London International Shipping Week 2017.


Dry Bulk Carriers in High Demand

Shipbrokers left and right are reporting a flurry of activity in the S&P dry bulk segment over the past week. In its latest weekly report, Allied Shipbroking said that “on the dry bulk side, there was an explosion of activity this past week, with a large number of vessels changing hands.


Shipping’s recovery insufficient to lift seafarer wage costs

Despite a recovery in cargo shipping markets, ship manning costs will remain suppressed as shipowners and operators continue to be financially challenged and the officer shortfall recedes, according to the latest Manning report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.