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Product: Charts integrate weather data

StormGeo, a provider of weather intelligence and decision support services, has acquired Nautisk, a global supplier of maritime charts and publications to the merchant marine, from NHST Media Group. The combination, StormGeo claims, allows it […]

Prioritise crew wellness

The year 2018 was a special year for Sailors’ Society, as we celebrated 200 years of supporting seafarers and their families. Needless to say, everyday working conditions and provision of welfare for those at sea […]

Transformative technologies such as blockchain are revolutionising global industry

Blockchain: Is shipping prepared?

Working towards a more efficient future consumes many of those in shipping and trying to predict it is essential, particularly as vessel construction can have a two-year lead time. As the shipping industry appears to […]

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Social media and crew

In the current business age, social media and an online presence are considered essential tools to brand one’s identity and create a company persona to draw in new customers and recruit competitively. Some corporations have […]


Gender equality taken seriously by IMO

The IMO’s decision to dedicate 25 June, this year’s International Day of the Seafarer, to gender equality is indicative of a gradual cultural shift in the sector towards being more visibly inclusive. Given that shipping […]


A wake up call on mental health

During a ‘Wellness at Sea’ conference in March last year, held by the British Sailor’s Society, I was struck by the powerful presentations on the significance of the impact of mental health matters on shipboard […]



Safety at Sea Survey of the Month

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US continues to be the biggest importer of Colombia #crudeoil in the first half of 2019. However, China seems to be interested in Colombia’s grades with flows averaging almost 120 thousand b/d so far this year, up 33% year-on-year. #trade https://t.co/LwQwabRM06

Suicide is a major killer of seafarers.

Join with us in saying Not On My Watch to suicide and depression at sea.

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#NotOnMyWatch #seafarers https://t.co/arlpImiJYG

The conference programme for @LISWOfficial has been announced and it appears there are zero all-male panels — YAAAAAAASSSSSSSS! Please can every other shipping conference take note?