NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF MARCH 20

Athens Calling

art1 Q1 2017 — It’s become a standing joke that in the twenty-plus years I’ve been travelling to Greece—and Athens in particular—I have never managed to actually set foot in the Acropolis. Every visit starts out with good intentions, a determination to carve out the time necessary to make it up the hill and finally take that all-important selfie that will prevent me being the butt of any more jokes. But every visit ends up the same, with me boarding the plane having failed to do so. Continue Reading…

Futurenautics

Please, Get Real with Ship Recycling

art2March 15, 2017 — Last week five European ship recycling yards announced that they signed an agreement that establishes the European Ship Recyclers Group (ESR). In its statement ESR said: “Our first target is to create awareness of the recycling capacity in Europe which today is over a million ton. We have to ensure that our member yards are on the top of the ship-owners’ list for dismantling their ships. Our message is a clear one. If we can handle them let’s keep the E.U. flagged ships in Europe.” Continue Reading…

The Maritime Executive

Marlink Acquires IT Management Partner Palantir

art3March 17, 2017 — Marlink has acquired Palantir AS, a Norway-based maritime IT company specializing in remote IT management solutions. The Share Purchase Agreement whereby Marlink acquired100 percent of Palantir AS shares was completed on March 17, 2017. Continue Reading…

MarineLink

USMRC launches cyber awareness course for mariners

art4March 16, 2017 — The United States Maritime Resource Center (USMRC), Middletown, RI, has launched an e-learning course, Cyber Awareness for Mariners. Continue Reading…

MarineLog

Wärtsilä Launches SmartPredict

art5March 13, 2017 — The technology group Wärtsilä launches its latest innovation SmartPredict at this year’s Seatrade Cruise Global exhibition in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. from March 13 to 16. Developed by the company’s dynamic positioning unit, SmartPredict is designed to provide safer and more efficient vessel operations by reducing the risks associated with maneuvering. Continue Reading…

MarineLink

INTTRA Acquires Avantida

art6March 14, 2017 — Ocean shipping electronic marketplace INTTRA announced it has acquired Avantida, provider of empty container management services for ocean carriers. Avantida is headquartered in Belgium and currently conducts business in seven European countries. Continue Reading…

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Zukunft: Coast Guard funded in ‘flyweight’ class

art7March 17, 2017 — (WASHINGTON) — U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft delivered the 2017 State of the Coast Guard Address at the National Press Club on Thursday. Continue Reading…

professional-mariner-logoSHIPPINGInsight Forms Strategic Partnership with Morgan Events

email smallMarch 20, 2017 – NORFOLK, Va.,(Marine NewsWire) The organizers of SHIPPINGInsight today announced a strategic partnership agreement with Morgan Events LLC to co-produce the annual Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition and other future industry initiatives. Continue Reading…

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