MAN Energy Solutions has inked a global service deal with Wallem Group for vessels it manages.

As the shipping industry celebrates the International Maritime Organization's Day of the Seafarer Wallem ceo Frank Coles has warned against “misguided” attempts to replace people with machines.

The crashes involving the Boeing 737 Max aircraft linked to an automated system illustrate why the autonomous ship is long way off, says Frank Coles, ceo of Wallem Group.

Wallem Group is appointing a new managing director of ship management John-Kaare Aune, who joins from the Cayman Registry.

Former Transas chief Frank Coles is taking over the helm at Wallem Group from the outgoing ceo Simon Doughty.

Wallem Group ceo Simon Doughty is standing down for personal reasons.

On December 24, the crew of the Wallem-managed vessel MT Troviken took part in a rescue along with the Venezuelan coast guard at Puerto Jose Anchorage.

Clinical psychologist and author of Wallem’s Wellness@Sea guide Kevin Menon has been working with Wallem Ship Management for over two years, helping to conduct wellness workshops at regular Wallem fleet officers’ meetings held around the world.

Global satellite communications provider Inmarsat has sealed an important deal with major ship manager Wallem Group, which has chosen its Fleet Xpress service as its favoured connectivity choice for ships at sea.

Wallem is to manage two bulker newbuildings for AO Shipping, bringing its managed fleet for the German owner to five.

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