Editorial: Clusters For ONE Blue Ocean Economy

Editorial by Joshua Berger (Washington Maritime Blue) “There is just ONE Ocean”, Sir Peter Thompson, the UN’s Special Envoy to the Ocean reflected at this past February’s OECD Environmental Committee session on the topic. All of the globe’s ocean waters, resources, tributaries, impacts and interests are interconnected and interdependent. On the UN’s World Ocean Day … [Read more...]

Business of Shipping – Nor-Shipping 2019

By Ira Breskin in Oslo, Norway - Executives from maritime industry service providers interviewed at the Nor-Shipping conference in Oslo last week universally promoted intelligently designed and targeted new offerings to the maritime industry. For example, classification society/consultancy DNV GL promoted its Veracity web-based portal that can display and analyze a myriad of … [Read more...]

Nor-Shipping announces 2011 Clean Ship and Next Generation Ship winners

The news item is from the 2011 event visit gCaptain's NorShipping 2013 page for information on the next event. Nor-Shipping last week released names of the winners of the 2011 Clean Ship and Next Generation Ship Awards at the Nor-Shipping Opening Conference on May 24, 2011.  The awards, which showcase industry excellence, are chosen by an independent jury considered a total … [Read more...]

“What’s Next?”: Nor-Shipping conference looks for answers

The news item is from the 2011 event visit gCaptain's NorShipping 2013 page for information on the next event. Nor-shipping 2011, one of the premier events for the European maritime industry, is kicking off this week in Oslo, Norway.  This years show dares to ask the question 'What's next?' and the conferences May 24 and 25 will explore the theme from a number of … [Read more...]

DNV: The balance between safety and environmental risk

Oslo: “A downward trend in safety statics creates concerns and it is now time to reinstall the balance between safety and environmental risk. A greater focus on the human elements and competence in the shipping industry is needed,” said Tor Svensen, the President of DNV (pictued right). The positive trend in which the accident rate was decreasing has now stopped. … [Read more...]