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Sea Shepherd's Shark Project Wins Dutch Postcode Lottery

By The Maritime Executive 2019-10-23 18:23:44

Sea Shepherd has received a 1.98 million euros ($2.2 million) award from the Dutch Postcode Lottery to help establish Africa’s first shark sanctuary. Since 2016, Sea Shepherd has worked with Gabonese authorities to stop illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing in Gabon’s coastal waters. In 2018, Sea Shepherd expanded its support to Gabon by providing policy guidance through its legal division – Sea Shepherd Legal (SSL). Following a series of collaborative workshops in early 2019, SSL and officials within Gabon’s...

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GTMaritime Protects Onboard Cyber Security in Record Numbers

By The Maritime Executive 2019-10-23 17:16:51

GTMaritime has seen exceptional growth in the use of its secure, maritime optimized email software and other cyber security solutions as vessel owners and operators step up a gear to harden onboard networks and protect their ships from digital threats. Many have been spurred into action by IMO’s decision to bring cyber security under the remit of the ISM code from 2022. Some 5,677 vessels are now employing solutions from GTMaritime’s portfolio – an increase of more than one-third over...

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Pacific Gas Chooses Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress Connectivity

By The Maritime Executive 2019-10-23 17:05:10

The largest Liquid Ethylene Gas (LEG) shipowner in China has agreed a commitment to install Fleet Xpress connectivity from Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications on all its vessels. This will also include Inmarsat’s Fleet Secure Endpoint, the new line of defense in the multi-layered strategy to thwart cyber threats. Pacific Gas has committed to the new Fleet Secure Endpoint solution within the terms of its agreement to install Fleet Xpress across all their operational ships by...

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New Residential Cruise Ship Plan Offers Much Lower Price Point

By The Maritime Executive 2019-10-23 17:03:26

A Florida-based startup is looking to enter the rarified world of residential cruise ships, bringing costs down and making it accessible to a broader segment of the public. The residence-at-sea business model is similar to a condominium, with passenger-owners paying up front to purchase a cabin (plus a monthly carrying charge to cover operating expenses). The only current example of a full-scale residential cruise ship is The World, which has been carrying its owners and their guests since 2002. The...

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Alexandra Kleinschmidt Joins Crane Worldwide Logistics

By The Maritime Executive 2019-10-23 16:53:54

Alexandra Kleinschmidt joins Crane Worldwide Logistics in Houston to lead the customs brokerage and trade advisory team. Kleinschmidt is a licensed customs broker, certified customs specialist and has an experienced background in leadership roles covering customs brokerage, compliance, ocean product and sales. Throughout her career, she has lived in multiple continents and speaks four languages fluently bringing global experience to this leadership role. She is a graduate from Loyola and Tulane University. The international trade landscape is changing rapidly and...

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Alexandra Kleinschmidt

Alexandra Kleinschmidt Joins Crane Worldwide Logistics

By The Maritime Executive 2019-10-23 16:53:54

Alexandra Kleinschmidt joins Crane Worldwide Logistics in Houston to lead the customs brokerage and trade advisory team. Kleinschmidt is a licensed customs broker, certified customs specialist and has an experienced background in leadership roles covering customs brokerage, compliance, ocean product and sales. Throughout her career, she has lived in multiple continents and speaks four languages fluently bringing global experience to this leadership role. She is a graduate from Loyola and Tulane University. The international trade landscape is changing rapidly and...

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VPS Launches Automatic Test for Wax Appearance Temperature of VLSFO

By The Maritime Executive 2019-10-23 16:44:41

Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) has successfully completed comprehensive R&D work into instrumentation development and test methodology, in order to develop and launch a new test method which accurately measures the Wax Appearance Temperature (WAT) of the new very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO) marine fuels.  The benefits of this method are detailed in a white paper written by VPS Group Managing Director, Dr. Malcolm Cooper, including the laboratory work undertaken by VPS Chemist, Dr. Joshua Sun, which is available on...

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Simpson Spence Young Launches SSY Finance

By The Maritime Executive 2019-10-23 16:27:42

Leading independent shipbroker, Simpson Spence Young (SSY), has launched SSY Finance by taking full ownership of SSY Carnegie LLP, a previous joint-venture with Nordic investment bank Carnegie, following the bank's decision to focus on its core Nordic business. The two companies will continue to collaborate on an informal basis. Mark Richardson, Chairman of SSY commented: "SSY Finance's focus will remain unchanged - providing equity and debt capital placements coupled with corporate advisory for shipping companies. Our team has close relationships...

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RigNet Accelerates Growth in Gulf of Mexico Operations

By The Maritime Executive 2019-10-23 16:21:58

RigNet, Inc., the leading provider of ultra-secure, intelligent networking solutions, has announced that it has completed the consolidation of four offices in the Lafayette area into a single new facility.  This new office will accommodate RigNet’s growing customer base and support its Gulf of Mexico (GoM) operations including RigNet’s new 4G LTE and 5G-capable network launched across more than 60,000 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico. This network now connects offshore workers, vessels and critical infrastructure in an area...

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U.K. Maritime Businesses Offered Government Support at Marintec

By The Maritime Executive 2019-10-23 16:12:10

The U.K. Government’s Department of International Trade (DIT) is joining forces with leading British trade body the Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) to issue a rallying cry to U.K. businesses to attend China’s biggest ship-building trade fair – Marintec China. DIT marine sector manager John Strang said a special package of support is being made available by the DIT in partnership with the SMI to support British companies exhibiting or attending Marintec China. The fair takes place in Shanghai between...

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