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HPC and Roland Berger to undergo study on the restructuring of Port of Beirut Hamburg Port Consulting (HPC) has joined Roland Berger, the Munich-based international management consultancy, to initiate a study for the restructuring, construction, and operations of Beirut port following the recent chemical explosion incident. They aim to achieve better integration of the Port area into the city of ...

The inconclusive meeting held last week at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) resulted in shipowners reevaluating their plans. A major shipbroker, Gibson said, “This week, the IMO agreed on short-term measures to address climate change. For many, it felt that these measures lacked the ambition needed to reach the IMO’s goal of reducing total GHG emissions by 50% and carbon ...

Shell becomes test oil partner for technology group Wärtsilä The technology group Wärtsilä has appointed Shell to become its test oil partner for engines during the factory testing process. This further strengthens their partnership since August 2011 to promote and accelerate the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. The Wärtsilä engines are widely used in the marine and ...

The maritime industry has been facing the issue of handling benefits for crews at sea for decades. Top management at Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) took the initiative to allow the industry to better handle crew benefits at sea. CSM has launched ColumbiaCrewCare, a benefit package that offers crew life insurance and an investment plan for medical costs, disability provision, pension planning, ...

The International Transport Workers’ Federation Seafarers’ Trust (ITFST) announced on Tuesday that they are organising a photography competition for seafarers. The competition, titled Still at Sea, is open to seafarers who are currently serving and aims to showcase the lives of seafarers out at sea during the pandemic through digital photos. With a top prize of £1000, seafarers are invited ...

In a letter to the United Kingdom’s Shipping Minister Member of Parliament Kelly Tolhurst, The United Kingdom’s National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) have asked for government intervention regarding the dearth of employment opportunities for British sailors, as well as the crew change incident on Atlantic Container Line’s (ACL) five roll-on-roll-off container ships that are plying transatlantic ...