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  • 'Piece Prize' Spreads Hope through Europe
    Mark Fuhrmann, a 60-year-old Canadian born father of three living in Norway since 1986, has completed a 5,400 km kayak journey from Oslo to Athens, stopping in cities along the way to reward silent heroes with a modest Piece Prize, and promote positive values, actions and thoughts.

  • Gulf Marine Eyes Acquisitions
    Gulf Marine Services (GMS), the leading provider of advanced self-propelled self-elevating support vessels (SESVs) serving the offshore oil, gas and renewable energy sectors, is looking at acquisitions due to opportunities in the market, reported Gulf News.

  • French Smart Port in Med
    The members of the Smart Port  steering committee collectively approved a first series of projects that will take advantage of the digital transition to affirm and consolidate the port-based vocation of the Aix-Marseille-Provence urban area.

  • European Shipowners Welcome CO2 Emissions Trading System
    Intensive negotiations came to an end two weeks ago when the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers and the European Commission reached a provisional agreement on the reform of the emissions trading system, which today was approved by the Member States.

  • Antwerp Port Acquires NMP
    Antwerp Port Authority is to acquire Nationale Maatschappij der Pijpleidingen (NMP) from its current shareholders Ackermans & van Haaren and Electrabel. With the takeover Antwerp Port Authority will gain ownership and control of 720 km of pipelines…

  • Iceland Accedes to Air Pollution Treaty
    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) treaty covering the prevention of air pollution from ships has been ratified by Iceland, bringing the total number of contracting States to 89, and representing more than 96% of world merchant shipping tonnage.

  • India to Establish Center of Excellence in Maritime and Ship Building in 2 Cities
    A world class Center of Excellence in Maritime and Ship Building (CEMS) is being set up by Ministry of Shipping in collaboration with  Siemens and Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) under the Ministry’s flagship Sagarmala Program. CEMS will have  campuses at Vishakhapatnam and Mumbai…

  • Fairbanks Morse Names Getgen Marketing VP
    Power solutions provider Fairbanks Morse announced that Kimberly Getgen has joined the company to spearhead global go-to market strategy and initiatives. As vice president of strategic marketing, Getgen is responsible for defining and executing…

  • Voices: Howard Fireman, SVP & CTO, ABS
    As industry increasingly evolves on the digital transformation path, inevitably the focus turns to the move toward cloud computing. Last month Maritime Reporter & Engineering News spoke with Howard Fireman, SVP and Chief Technology Officer of…

  • How Augmented Reality Technology Could Transform Shipping
    Augmented Reality (AR) is predicted to be the next technology game-changer to improve business processes and employee performance and it’s no wonder many companies are getting excited about its potential. While virtual reality completely immerses people in a computer-generated world…

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