U.S. Navy Rear Admiral sentenced to prison

U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Robert Gilbeau was sentenced to 18 months in prison for lying to investigators to conceal his illicit 20-year relationship with Leonard Glenn Francis, the owner of Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA), the foreign defense contractor at the center of a major bribery and fraud scandal. Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco…

Piraeus port, shining star in modern maritime Silk Road

China COSCO SHIPPING’s investment in the Greek Port of Piraeus has been helping transform the port into a more important transport hub at the crossroads of Asia, Europe and Africa, making it a shining star in modern maritime Silk Road. Cargoes loaded and unloaded at the port totaled 3.74 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent units) in…

Marlow Navigation and Columbia Shipmanagement Sign ‘Blue Sky Thinking’ Partnership With Lufthansa

Marlow Navigation and Columbia have underlined their individual commitment to a digital agenda in quality shipmanagement by signing a ground-breaking partnership with Lufthansa Industry Solutions that will pave the way for a new era of blue sky thinking in the maritime sector. The agreement between Blue Dynamics – a cutting edge software company previously set…

DNVGL 2016 Annual Report

The annual report provides a review of DNVGL’s business and its financial and sustainability performance. In terms of financial performance, 2016 was a challenging year for DNV GL because of the continued downturn in the maritime and upstream oil and gas markets. Despite this, DNV GL retained a strong position in these core markets while growing…