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Press Releases from Image Line Communications (18 total)


Patrik Wheater has joined leading media consultancy Image Line Communications as Public Relations Manager, Maritime, Offshore & Energy. He will manage the company's new maritime, offshore and energy division. Patrik has over 16 years' experience communicating the technical and operational aspects of the global maritime and offshore industries, many of which have been spent as editor of leading maritime publications, including Shipping World & Shipbuilder and Marine Engineers' Review (MER). Prior

Dachser selects Linescape’s Sailing Schedules

Global logistics provider integrates data feeds from the world’s leading schedule information provider. Burlingame, CA – November 5, 2012 – Linescape, the leading provider of global sailing schedule, vessel and carrier data for containerships, and Dachser GmbH & Co. KG, of Kempten, Germany, one of the world’s largest global logistics providers, have announced the extent of their cooperation which began over one year ago. Linescape has been supplying Dachser with a

MOL Celebrates Launching of Hybrid Car Carrier Emerald Ace —Aiming at Zero Emi …

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the launching of the hybrid car carrier Emerald Ace at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI; President: Hideaki Omiya), Kobe shipyard. The Emerald Ace, designed to generate zero emissions while berthed, was designated as a project to reduce CO2 emissions from ocean-going vessels, and earned MOL a subsidy from Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) in 2009. The

MOL Safety Conference 2012 Held —Forge ahead to become "the World Leader in Sa …

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the company has held the MOL Safety Conference 2012 in Manila, Mumbai, Dubrovnik, and Tokyo. About 210 seafarers who were on leave took part in the conference on February 13 in Manila, about 100 participated on February 23 in Mumbai, about 130 attended the event on February 28 in Dubrovnik, and about 70 were on hand for the March 7

SBS Worldwide launches new Asia-U.S. consol services

Supply chain solutions provider SBS Worldwide has launched three new direct consolidation services with weekly departures from Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Shanghai to New York. The SBS simplified consolidation services have been designed to meet the needs of customers for transparent pricing and fixed-weekly sailings with reliable transit times. SBS Worldwide Group Chairman Steve Walker said: “Most weekly consolidation services from China to the U.S. tranship via Hong Kong. “By offering our customers

S2S appoints new Group Human Resources Director

London, 7th February 2012 - Project management and Investment Company S2S has appointed Graham Walsh as Group Human Resources Director as the company explores new opportunities for expansion in the Middle East energy sector. Mr. Walsh, who has more than 25 years’ experience in HR, has been tasked with transforming S2S’s HR into a leading edge stand alone unit. To achieve this he will establish a shared service model and streamline process,

MOL Introduces Technology to Eliminate

Tokyo, 6 February 2012—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the start of a demonstration test of the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) system installed on the diesel engine used for power generation on an MOL Group-operated ocean-going vessel. This is the world’s first application of the self-cleaning DPF on an ocean-going ship. With research support from Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK), MOL and Akasaka Diesels Ltd. have jointly developed

SBS Worldwide starts HarperCollins Supply Chain Project

“Creating a warehouse in Asia is easy,” James Graves of HarperCollins explains. “Coming up with the electronic solution to allow easy visibility is hard. That led us to decide to use SBS Worldwide. Their eDC system, with live data and stock levels, gives a level of reassurance that we could not get with any other system.” London, 22 September 2011: HarperCollins UK has entered into a long term freight agreement

Energy-Saving Propeller Boss Cap Fins System Reaches Major Milestone

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) and MOL Techno-Trade, Ltd. (MOL Tech; President: Hidehiro Harada) today announced that the energy-saving Propeller Boss Cap Fins (PBCF), developed by MOL, West Japan Fluid Engineering Laboratory Co., Ltd., and Mikado Japan, Ltd., and sold by MOL Tech, has now been ordered for 2,000 vessels worldwide. The PBCF is an energy-saving device attached to the propellers of a vessel. It breaks up the

DSV Air & Sea moves up at Aberdeen

DSV Air & Sea (Projects) has moved into new, larger offices in Aberdeen as a result of expansion of its work load in the oil and gas market in the region. The team in the new office, on the 11th floor of the Salvesen Tower on the port, already handles a range of exports from the UK for the energy markets worldwide but specifically in West Africa, Australia, Singapore and Houston. “We

Update report on Cruise Ship Fuji Maru Calls at Ports in Iwate Prefecture

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today reports that its ocean cruise ship Fuji Maru has provided free day-use services such as meals, baths, and rest for victims of the Tohoku–Pacific Ocean Earthquake at ports in Iwate Prefecture. About 1,000 people in Ofunato and Rikuzen-takata cities took advantage of the service at Ofunato port on April 11 and 12, and about 300 people at Kamaishi port on April

PD Ports welcomes third BG Freight Line weekly link

PD Ports says the launch of a third weekly service into Teesport by BG Freight Line is yet another example of why the port’s container traffic is booming, with 40% growth last year. The new service will link the north-east UK port with Antwerp as well as Rotterdam. BG Freight already operates two weekly services between Rotterdam and Teesport and expects the direct service from Antwerp will prove especially popular. Frans Calje,

DSV Bradford Moves to New Offices

DSV Road and DSV Air & Sea are moving into new offices in Leeds/Bradford and DSV Air & Sea is opening a dedicated Airfreight Export department in the area for the first time. Julie Sharpe, who has over 20 years experience in the industry, is heading the Airfreight Export team and DSV has also recruited Patricia Richardson, who has worked in the shipping and freight forwarding business for two decades. Jonathan

PD Ports targets SMEs in its Portcentric Strategy

PD Ports, a leading proponent of portcentric logistics in the UK, is targeting small and medium sized companies as it continues to expand its range of potential portcentric customers. Paul Barker, Development Director bulk, ports and logistics, explained the philosophy at his presentation at the Shippers’ Voice seminar at this year’s Multimodal Exhibition. Mr Barker used the case study of Taylors of Harrogate as an example of how adopting a portcentric

MOL-Developed Optimum Trim System Boosts Car Carrier Fuel Efficiency up to 4%

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the joint development of an optimum trim system for vessels, along with Akishima Laboratories (Mitsui Zosen) Inc. A pilot test of the system, using a 6,400-unit car carrier, showed an increase of up to 4% in fuel efficiency compared to a conventionally equipped vessel, which in turn contributes to a significant reduction in CO2 emissions. The optimum trim system quantitatively assesses

International Marine Transport and MOL Tankship Management Agree on Merger

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that two of its group companies—International Marine Transport Co., Ltd. and MOL Tankship Management Ltd. – have agreed to merge effective April 1, 2011, and continue and expand their business as MOL Ocean Expert Co., Ltd. The merger plan was approved by the shareholders’ meetings of both companies. The details are as follows: 1. Outline of new company Name: MOL Ocean Expert Co., Ltd. Address:

PD Ports promotes portcentric at Multimodal 2011

PD Ports and PD Logistics are exhibiting at Multimodal 2011, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham, 5-7 April. They are promoting the group’s full range of ports and logistics services, including its highly-acclaimed portcentric strategy. Paul Barker, Development Director bulk, ports and logistics, will be presenting an advice-led tutorial on portcentric logistics at the Shippers’ Voice seminar on Thursday 7th April 11.30 – 12.15. Mr Barker will explain how

JF Hillebrand acquires Ferry International SRL

JF Hillebrand has strengthened its dedicated wine and beverage logistics services in Italy and across Europe with the acquisition of logistics specialist Ferry International SRL. Based in Milan, Ferry International was founded in 1978 and employs 15 staff. The company provides door-to-door logistics services by road, rail and sea to exporters and importers across Italy. “Ferry International is an important strategic acquisition for JF Hillebrand Italy, extending our range of

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