Bob Jaques

Bob Jaques

Editor of Seatrade Maritime Review


Bob Jaques is the editor of Seatrade Maritime Review with over 20 years' experience as a maritime journalist and moderator of shipping conferences.

Before that he was based in Geneva and wrote for a number of international business and consumer titles, in the fields of aerospace, media and travel.

Experienced shiprepair executive Stephan Aumann of Germany has been appointed new ceo of Oman Drydocks Co (ODC) located at the fast developing maritime hub of Duqm in central eastern Oman.

With the entry into force of the EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) regulation on CO2 emissions looming, shipowners are busy preparing monitoring plans for pre-approval by class societies or other emissions verification bodies.

Abu Dhabi Ports (ADP) has signed a 35-year concession agreement to develop, manage and operate Fujairah Port, to which end a new ADP subsidiary called Fujairah Terminals has been set up, complementing the group’s existing services at Khalifa Port and Zayed Port.

A call by the 21,413 teu OOCL Hong Kong - claimed to be the world’s largest container ship - has marked OOCL’s return after an absence of 17 years to the UK’s Port of Felixstowe, owned by fellow Hong Kong-based group Hutchison Ports.

Mumbai-based crew travel company Fly Hi reports that it has launched an innovative new digital e-commerce platform called Just One Click (JOC).

Support activities offered by ports and seafarer centres for those who work aboard ship will be the focus of this year’s Day of the Seafarer (DotS) taking place on 25 June.

Rolls-Royce and Svitzer announced that they have carried out a demonstration of the world’s first remotely operated commercial vessel in what they term a “genuinely historic moment” for the maritime industry.

Shipping still has a long way to go in terms of improving its safety record, UK Chamber of Shipping (CoS) president Dr Grahaeme Henderson told attendees at the body’s annual summer luncheon in Edinburgh this week.

Dubai-headquartered P&O Maritime, a subsidiary of DP World, has acquired fellow marine services operator Reyser (Remolques y Servicios Maritimos) of Spain from Bergé y Cía for a sum said to be less than 5% of the group’s net asset value ($475m).

A massive oil and chemical spill protection exercise involving more than 300 people and 30 vessels from different Nordic countries is due to be carried out in Norway in late September.

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