Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement (TCM) has introduced electronic payment and phased out cash payment for its crew employed on vessels under its management.
You are the boatswain of a large containership, operating in long-haul routes. You are contracted to a nine-month tour of duty, from which you know there can be no relief. Your fellow ratings are similarly contracted, although the ship’s officers will be relieved every four months.
With all the talk of digitalisation and automation in shipping seafarers remain the most important part of the operation according to leading ship managers.
Shipowners and managers are embracing new business philosphies and technologies against the challenging economic backdrop the industry faces, but seafarers remain their greatest asset according to KVH Videotel.
Four seafarers are now confirmed to have died in the fire onboard the Maersk Honam as the remains of three of four crew missing are found onboard the vessel.
In the first article of this two-part series international shipping lawyer Torgeir Willumsen takes a closer look at key commercial and legal obstacles to autonomous shipping.
Mumbai-based crew travel company Fly Hi reports that it has launched an innovative new digital e-commerce platform called Just One Click (JOC).
Shipping faces a more serious shortage in senior officers in the future than it is prepared for warns Mark Charman, ceo of Faststream Recruitment Group.
Kongsberg believes autonomous vessels will be a “real opportunity” for shortsea shipping as it develops the first autonomous electric vessel with Yara.