Press releases

Project Forward joins forces with Shell for next phase

Innovative plan for globally-trading LNG-powered bulk carrier and tanker design will work with energy major to investigate LNG supply options and requirements Athens, Greece, September 26, 2016. Project Forward and Shell have come together to discuss and investigate the options of supplying the LNG-fueled vessels and assess the bunker requirements for globally-trading bulk carriers, tankers [more…]

Capesize ‘uptick’ needs stronger fundamentals to turn into a summer surge

A rise in iron ore trade, higher steel prices and increased scrapping have all contributed to recent improvements but the outlook is fragile April 19, 2016. The latest Dry Bulk Freight Forecaster from Maritime Strategies International* analyses the recent uptick in the Capesize market and considers the positive trends and mitigating factors. MSI finds the [more…]

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers signs MoU with Indian Maritime University

Agreement to promote mutual understanding renews a bilateral commitment to academic and educational co-operation London and Mumbai April 15, 2016. The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, the maritime industry’s only body dedicated to professional education, has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with the Indian Maritime University. The MoU was signed by The Institute’s Sean Walsh [more…]

GTMaritime unveils an email service for a new era of ship to shore communications

Based on the popular GTMail platform, new software release is designed for higher bandwidth systems and retains a focus on cost control UK and Singapore, April 4, 2016. GTMaritime, the shipping industry’s leading provider of shipboard email solutions, has announced GTMailPlus, a shipboard email system designed to reflect the evolution of maritime communications. Usage of [more…]

Container freight market hit by ‘exceptionally weak’ demand, as idle capacity undermines charter earnings

  Cautiously positive forward prospects for freight rates, vessel earnings and trade growth are small comfort to a market in distress London, February 23, 2016. The latest Container Shipping Forecaster from Maritime Strategies International reports ‘flickers of improvement’ in February after an opening to the year which saw 1.3m teu of capacity idle, freight rates [more…]

Discover the future of asset values, freight rates and operating costs with MSI FMV

      Leading independent research and consultancy firm launches unique online tool providing forward assessments for all major ship types London, February 1, 2016. Maritime Strategies International (MSI), a leading independent research and consultancy firm, has launched MSI Forecast Marine eValuator (FMV), the first web-based tool to provide historical and forecast earnings, costs and [more…]

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers wins BIMCO Education and Training Award

Institute honoured for its ongoing commitment in supporting professional maritime education around the world London 19 November 2015. The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, the maritime industry’s only body dedicated to professional education, has won the BIMCO Education and Training Award 2015. The Institute scooped the award in recognition of its investment in new learning, growth [more…]

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers promotes shipping to the next generation on World Maritime Day

Institute joins IMarEST and the Merchant Navy Training Board to share the story of shipping with primary school children at IMO headquarters London, September 22, 2015. The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, the maritime industry’s only body dedicated to professional education, is spreading the story of shipping to primary school students as part of the International [more…]

Sailors’ Society launches ‘Chapplaincy’ to transform provision of port to port welfare

Smartphone App created with support from Augustea Group and MarineTraffic will help charity deliver improved service and better measure impact of its work September 4, 2015. Sailors’ Society, one of the largest seafarer support charities operating internationally, has developed ‘Chapplaincy’ a Smartphone App which will enable port chaplains and ship visitors to deliver more effective [more…]