Editor's Pick


Career Paths: Dorothea Ioannou, American Club

Dorothea Ioannou explains how she realised that shipping industry is the best choice for a challenging career and mentions that the opportunity to create the next talent pool of marine insurance professionals is an exciting project.


Women in maritime: How to encourage participation

This is a story of what a woman in maritime can do; a pathway towards overtaking the difficult conditions navigating the male-dominated maritime industry.


Career Paths: Frank Coles, Transas

Mr. Frank Coles, CEO, Transas,  wishes the current maritime landscape would support the human element better with more training and tools to anticipate future challenges ahead.

In Case You Missed It


Cyber security risks for the ship operators
Cynthia Hudson, CEO, Hudson Analytix, acknowledges that maritime industry is a target to cyber risk for many reasons and as a result, action is needed from top management.

Protecting vessels from the internal and external cyber threat
Christian Vakarelis, VP Media Communications, Navarino, describes how, the company witnesses first hand the way cyber criminals become smarter almost every month.

Lessons Learned


Helicopter pilot crashes off Port Hedland, Australia

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) received a report that a helicopter had crashed into the water about 35 kilometres north of Port Hedland in Western Australia, and is currently conducting a search in that area.

Loss Prevention

New potential refuges for ships identified in Haida Gwaii

The Haida Nation and Transport Canada have revised a regional plan to ensure that ships in need of assistance have a designated location to stabilize their condition and reduce the hazards to navigation, human life and the environment.


Japan Coast Guard pushes negligent homicide charges over US warship collision

The Japan Coast Guard has recommended negligent homicide charges for the USS Fitzgerald’s officer of the deck and the ACX Crystal’s second officer, following the fatal collision on 17 Jun 2017, which caused death of seven sailors.

Top Stories




Global oil demand to increase in 2018, says IEA

In 2018, global oil demand is expected to increase by 1.5 mb/d, reaching 99.3 mb/d, from the estimated 97.8 mb/d in 2017, IEA said on its new Oil Market Report.


US to fund projects for fuel cell technologies

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $32.5 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) to advance solid oxide fuel cell technologies (SOFC).

Green Shipping

Latin America maritime technology cooperation centre launched

The centre, hosted by the Universidad Marítima Internacional de Panamá (UMIP), is one of five such centres set up under the GMN project, which is funded by the EU and run by IMO.




New space for operations to be created at Port of Rotterdam

Terminal operator OBA (Overslag Bedrijf Amsterdam) will clear part of its coal-handling site this year in order to maker room for other dry-bulk commodities. This decision is driven by the reduced demand for coal storage.


Four lanchas arrested for illegal fishing in US waters

US Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted four lancha boat crews engaged in illegal fishing of US waters near southern Texas, on from Sunday, March 11, to Tuesday, March 13.


Port related projects in US gained $72.7 million

On March 9, the US Department of Transportation announced the recipients for $500 million in discretionary grant funding for road, transit, maritime and rail projects in Round 9 of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program