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HMAA Introduces Fast Track Arbitration Rules

Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association has introduced additional rules providing for Fast Track Arbitration. HMAA recognizes that the cost of arbitration can become prohibitive in smaller matters and the process time too lengthy.

Schat-Harding Strengthens North Sea Support

The world’s leading lifeboat and davit manufacturer Schat-Harding has strengthened its support for North Sea operators by opening new offices and service centres in Bergen and Stavanger. Both bases will focus on delivering in-service support and maintenance for lifeboats and davits in the North Sea.

Videotel Delivers STCW Compliance

The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) aims to achieve for the shipping industry what increased technology has so far failed to deliver, namely a reduction in the 80% of accidents on board ship attributable to human error.

Former Seafarer Encourages Surrey Youngsters

A Royal Navy Veteran visited a Surrey school to encourage youngsters to consider important professions in the Royal and Merchant Navy, ahead of World Maritime Day on Thursday 27th September.   Roy Ticehurst

Fugro's Geoscience Division Acquired by CGGVeritas

CGGVeritas announces acquisition of Fugro’s Geoscience Division (excluding its Multi-Client library and nodes businesses) & the creation of strategic partnerships. With this agreement, CGGVeritas will

CEO's to Discuss Challenges to Dutch Offshore Industry

Goof Hamers (CEO, IHC Merwede), Jan-Pieter Klaver (CEO, Heerema Marine Contractors) & others to discuss the challenges that the industry faces in realizing its full potential. The Dutch offshore industry

Integraph Releases Pipe Stress Analysis Software Update

Intergraph Releases CAESAR II 2011 R1 for advanced integration with Smart 3D & SmartPlant Review for data transfer from piping design to the engineering environment. Intergraph has released an upgraded

New Freight Ferry Grounds on First Trip

Huelin Renouf Shipping Limited's new freight ferry briefly aground offshore Alderney, UK Channel Islands then limps to Falmouth for drydock repairs. The 88.6 m freight ferry 'Huelin Dispatch' touched ground SW of Alderney,

China – Australia Maritime Safety Exchange Program

Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) welcomes 6 delegates from the China Maritime Safety Administration in a 12-week maritime safety exchange program. The group had a very busy first week in Canberra,

Thai Navy Looking to Buy Two Warships

The Thai governmen approves the purchase of two medium-sized frigates with a budget of US$1-billion. The ships are needed to beef up the capability of the Thai maritime force in patrolling the country's territorial waters in the Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea.

Seafarer & Docker ITF Activists Meet in Casablanca

The ITF (International Transport Workers Federation) gives a voice to a new generation at a new style 'Maritime Round Table' (MRT) conference in Morocco. The MRT, is a groundbreaking three day activists’ forum being held 25 - 27,

LNG Export Strategies on Agenda at London 'Russian Day'

The role of Russia as a key global supplier of natural gas will be amplified at upcoming 'Russian Day' event. The Russian Energy Minister, Alexander Novak, confirms he will host a special ‘Russian Day’ at one of the world’s leading gas industry events in London this October.