Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Impact Report

Executive Summary-Hurricane Harvey   There continues to be substantial progress in the Harvey recovery process. There is a sense of most things generally returning to ‘normal’ in all but the most seriously affected areas....


World of Ports Video Now Available

We can write a lot about how World of Ports can make the Marine Assurance task easier for you and how it can be of direct benefit to the tanker community, but sometimes it’s easier to show you. To help really showcase the benefi...


Use World of Ports on your Mobile Device

ISS World of Ports is now optimised for use on your mobile phone or tablet device without having to pinch and zoom around the main site. We appreciate that many of you will need to access the port information you need when away from your desk...


Your New ISS World of Ports

We are delighted to unveil our new website which will make it easier than ever before to get to the terminal and berth information you need. Built on the foundation of Inchcape Shipping Services' global presence, our new site brings you unparall...


New Port Maps Available

Eighteen new port maps are now available for subscribers providing full facility layout details, locating terminals, berths, and the surrounding port hinterland. Ports covered are  Mohammadia, Morocco San Francisc...



24/05/2018 Interview: Port of Rotterdam’s Ben van Scherpenzeel Talks Containers, Efficiency, Blockchain and More

port of rotterdam aerialInterview by Paul González-Morgan of Marine Strategy – Ben van Scherpenzeel, Director Nautical Developments, Policy & Plans at the Port of Rotterdam, is passionate about continuous improvement with a focus on ports and shipping in every aspect: nautical, logistical, economical and social. Ben’s past experience onboard vessels of Shell and Holland America Line, together with the […]

24/05/2018 MAN to Equip World’s First LNG-Powered Fishing Trawler

MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced it will supply the complete propulsion package and fuel-gas system for the world’s first LNG-powered fishing trawler. The 86-meter purse-seiner, named ‘Libas’, will be built by Cemre Shipyard in Istanbul for Norwegian fishing group Liegruppen. The design is provided by Salt Ship Design. The vessel will be equipped with […]

24/05/2018 Kings Point Superintendent James Helis Accepts New Role at MARAD Headquarters

The United States Maritime Administration on Thursday announced that Rear Admiral James Helis, Superintendent of the United States Merchant Marine Academy since 2012, has accepted a position at MARAD headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he will serve as Special Assistant to the Administrator. “During his six-year assignment as Superintendent, Helis led the response to many complex issues […]

24/05/2018 NOAA Predicts Near- to Above-Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season in 2018

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting a 75-percent chance of a near- of above-normal 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, the agency said Thursday. Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center predict a 35 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 40 percent chance of a near-normal season, and a 25 percent chance of a below-normal season […]

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