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Port of Hamburg – strong growth in 2019 first half

Germany’s largest universal port remains on a growth course, achieving a distinct 4.1 percent advance to 69.4 million tons in seaborne cargo handling in the first half of 2019. Especially good growth trend in the general cargo segment, up 6.1 percent at 48.4 million tons, was the main contributor to the excellent figures for total […]

Hempel appoints new Group Director for Research & Development

Worldwide coatings manufacturer Hempel announces the appointment of Nigel Shewring as its new Group Director of Research & Development (R&D). Nigel joins the company to ensure all Hempel’s future innovations deliver clear competitive advantages and to further develop its product portfolio to support ongoing organic growth.Nigel’s key responsibilities include managing the overall activities in Hempel’s […]

GTMaritime adds regional expertise to drive growth in Asia-Pacific

Leading maritime software specialist GTMaritime appoints satellite connectivity expert Keng Teen Phang (KT) as Head of Sales for Asia-Pacific to drive business development as the region forges ahead in maritime digitalisation and faces up to fast-emerging disruptive cyber threats Keng Teen (KT) brings more than 15 years’ experience of delivering satellite communications and maritime software platform […]

Wallem turns to collaborative inboxes to deliver swifter ship agency services

Wallem Group is introducing collaborative inboxes to its agency business line, in a move designed to enhance responsiveness in communications by overcoming the limitations of conventional end-to-end email. The rethink on how communication takes place between Wallem’s agents and its counterparties is part of a broader digital transformation championed by CEO Frank Coles aimed at […]

The first sailing with the ABORA IV

On August 11th, 2019, the ABORA team set the big square sail for the first time. The joy was great, to see how our new reed boat picked up speed and was willing to steer. The ship luffed with appropriate maneuvers immediately and could be controlled with a jibe even across the wind. That this […]

Hapag-Lloyd delivers significantly higher half-year result

Hapag-Lloyd has concluded the first half of the year 2019 with a significantly higher operating result than in the same period of the previous year. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) increased to EUR 389 million (H1 2018: EUR 91 million). The Group net result rose to EUR 146 million (H1 2018: EUR -101 million). […]

Containers drive throughput growth in port of Rotterdam

The port of Rotterdam achieved throughput of 240.7 million tonnes in the first six months of 2019. That is 3.4% more than in the first six months of 2018. Container throughput, one of the strategic priorities of the Port Authority, rose by 4.8% (in tonnes, +6.4% in TEU) by comparison with the first six months […]

Worker dies at Kabir Steel’s shipbreaking yard in Bangladesh

Yesterday, cutter man Shahidul lost his life while working at Kabir Steel’s Khawja shipbreaking yard in Chattogram (f.k.a. Chittagong), Bangladesh. According to local sources, Shahidul was cutting the container ship EVER UNION (IMO 9116618) when he fell from a great height. He died on the spot. Kabir Steel’s shipbreaking yards are part of the large […]

IMO condemns tanker attacks in Strait of Hormuz and Sea of Oman

The Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has condemned recent attacks on commercial shipping in the Strait of Hormuz and Sea of Oman at its meeting in London held from 15-19 July. After debate, the IMO Council decided to condemn the attacks and expressed its concern over the grave danger to life and the […]