Category: maritime sector

Indian seafarers on cargo ships starts returning on chartered flights after extended time at sea

In a first since the pandemic halted crew change on ships globally, 21 Indian seafarers of Synergy Marine Group returned to India on a chartered flight arranged by the Singapore-based ship management company. This is the first chartered flight that was arranged to carry seafarers working on cargo ships back to India. The seven chartered…

Maritime industry comes together to ensure safe continuation of global shipping

Specialist travel management company, ATPI Marine & Energy, is working with the International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) to help seafarers return home, or continue to travel to ships, during the COVID-19 outbreak. The initiative sees ATPI Marine & Energy work alongside IMEC members, industry bodies and regulators in an example of the unprecedented efforts required…

Nakilat and Shell commence second phase of fleet management transition

Nakilat has commenced the second phase of its fleet management transition from Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited (”Shell”), with Q-Max LNG carrier Al Mayeda being the first vessel transitioned as part of several vessels phased management transition agreement. The technical management of Al Mayeda will be undertaken by Nakilat’s in-house ship management arm,…

Roundtable: the women fighting for equality in maritime

Representing only a fraction of the maritime industry’s largely male-dominated workforce, women are pushing for change and equality. With several recruitment initiatives kicking off across the sector, we asked leading women in the industry: what needs to be done to attract more female workers to the maritime sector? The year 2019 is (hopefully) going to…

New campaign aims to inspire girls to choose maritime and STEM careers

WISE Maritime UK and its Women in Maritime Taskforce, have joined forces with Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) to share a new digital resource aimed at inspiring the next generation of young women to choose careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and the maritime industry. Coinciding with International Women’s Day, the new…

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