Chamber of Shipping of America’s Kathy Metcalf Selected for Lifetime Achievement Award

Kathy Metcalf, President and Chief Executive of the Chamber of Shipping of America, has been selected by Lloyd’s List’s awards judges for the Lifetime Achievement Award honoring her career spanning both sea- and shore-time, regulatory and policy issues, government and industry. The judges particularly highlighted Metcalf’s passion for raising awareness of the maritime … [Read more...]

Abandoned ‘A WHALE’ Master Honored with Seafarer of The Year Award

Former Master of the abandoned Liberian-flagged oil/ore carrier 'A Whale' took home the Seafarer of The Year Award at the Lloyd's List Awards held in London last night. Captain Khan Jubair Niaz was Master of the TMT-owned 'A Whale' when it made international headlines earlier this year after it was found out to have been abandoned for 6 months off Suez as the company battled … [Read more...]

Lloyd’s List to Cease Printing After 279 Years

The world's longest continuously published newspaper will be ceasing it's print operations and going totally digital by the end of the year. That's right, Lloyd's List says it will no long be offering its print edition after almost 300 years of providing printed news and information for the maritime industry. In a statement posted to its website Wednesday, Lloyd's List … [Read more...]

Shipping Industry Recognizes Year’s Achievements at Lloyd’s List Awards – The Winners

Some of the biggest names in shipping met this week in London for the annual Lloyd's List Awards, one of the industries most acclaimed events recognizing the years great achievements in shipping. The focus of this years awards crossed many issues facing the maritime industry − safety, the environment, financing and innovation. The awards are independently judged and … [Read more...]

Anchor and Mooring Gear – A History

Chief Mate Andre van Schoonhoven of the new cruise ship Eurodam gives us the history of classifying anchors. He writes; Traditionally ships were anchored using large hemp hawsers called cables. In 1836 the use of iron chains had become so common in the English merchant service and their superiority so well recognized, that the underwriters ceased to charge a higher … [Read more...]