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.
Satcoms provider Marlink has introduced a faster burst rate, or Maximum Information Rate (MIR), of up to 6 Mbps at no extra charge for customers using its Sealink Allowances maritime VSAT service plans for crew communications or operational applications.
Foresight Group run by London-based entrepreneur Ravi Mehrotra has bought a1999-built VLCC from John Fredriksen’s Frontline Shipping for an undisclosed sum.
The maritime industry will have to be prepared to change its model to be a candidate for a smarter digital future, according to Transas, which is making “enterprise change” the subject of its annual Transas Global Conference.
The Federal Transport Authority – Land and Maritime of the United Arab Emirates has issued a circular requiring all UAE flagged ships trading internationally, and all ships over 200 gt operating in UAE waters, to have a contract of insurance to cover seafarers in event of abandonment, death or serious injury.
As part of what it calls a “further simplification” of its business Rolls-Royce has announced it will carry out a strategic review of its commercial marine operation including possible sale to a new owner.