Upidate: Angola Joins WISTA International.

The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association is proud to announce a new initiative aimed at seafarers. WISTA Norway, WISTA UK, WISTA Singapore, WISTA Brazil, and WISTA Argentina have come together to offer free WISTA membership for seafarers through 31 August 2020. Membership allows seafarers to access the largest network of female managers in the […]

ACS Reports Huge Demand For Domestic Storage As It Turns To Essential Supplies.

EV Cargo Global Forwarding, delivered by Allport Cargo Services (ACS), says current shipping challenges imposed by COVID-19 could lead to congestion at ports as it looks to deliver storage solutions for customers. Containers shipped by sea from Asia usually have a four-week transit time, however, many retailers have cancelled factory purchase orders destined for UK […]

25 Years Of Weserport.

Weserport, which provides seaport services at Bremen, is able to look back on a quarter of a century of corporate history on 4 April 2020. Weserport was founded as a joint venture involving the Rhenus Group, Stute Verkehr and Bremen Steelworks in 1995. The company is now managed by Rhenus and ArcelorMittal Bremen. The port […]

Synergy Group Calls For Collective Action On Shipping’s Coronavirus Crewing Crisis.

The organisation of collective crew changes at key hub ports by ship managers and owners has the potential to solve the seafarer welfare crisis currently threatening global supply chains, believes Captain Rajesh Unni, Founder and CEO of leading Singapore-based ship manager Synergy Group, which employs over 12,000 seafarers on more than 300 vessels. “I believe […]

Industry Expert To Head Up Estates At The Port Of Tyne.

Victoria Beattie has joined the Port of Tyne, one of the UK’s major deep-sea ports, as its Head of Estates. In her new role, Victoria will be responsible for the Port’s diverse land and property portfolio, working alongside both internal and external stakeholders. A Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Victoria has over 30 years’ experience in the […]

Port Of Tyne Gives Its Support To Children North East.

Children North East, the region’s oldest independent children’s charity, based in Newcastle upon Tyne is developing its Little Friends project with the support of the Port of Tyne, one of the UK’s major ports. The Little Friends project delivers services to families with young children in the Cowgate area of Newcastle. Supporting around 20 families, […]

Coronavirus Impacting The Global Shipping Industry.

The outbreak of the novel Coronavirus has dented market sentiment and spooked markets around the globe. When China sneezes, we all catch the flu. This especially holds true for the commercial shipping markets, which remain heavily reliant upon China, both on the import and export side. The virus spread coincides with the Chinese Lunar New […]

KVH Launches KVH Link, New Digital Content Service for Seafarers and Commercial Fleets.

KVH Link builds on KVH’s experience in providing crew wellbeing and operations content using its patented IP-MobileCast delivery technology. KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), announced today that it has launched KVH Link, a new digital content service that addresses two pressing needs in commercial maritime: News and entertainment content to improve crew wellbeing and operations […]