Making Shipping Smart and Sustainable
Varuna Marine Services
The maritime industry is changing. New technologies, new ways of working and an increasingly complex regulatory landscape create both challenges and opportunities. Varuna Marine Services offers a broad portfolio of services – both traditional and cutting-edge – allowing maritime businesses to position themselves at the forefront of change. We work with established and emerging market leaders to challenge the value chain and contribute to the digital revolution while cherishing traditional values such as trust, reliability and long-lasting relationships.
Our team brings its expertise, curiosity and desire to charter new waters, to a little-understood but hugely important global challenge: understanding and improving maritime services worldwide. Our work deals with real-world challenges and directly impacts decision makers and the maritime industry at large. If you have an idea that is a potential game changer we are here to provide a platform. Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.We are always looking for bright and motivated professionals. Please send us your CV and motivation letter at email@example.com. For internship opportunities with us, please send us your motivation letter and CV at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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- Killed by a Filing Cabinet January 20, 2019By Michael Carr – He braced himself against the ship’s starboard side and stared inward through the chartroom’s one porthole. He inhaled and exhaled, listening to his exhaust bubbles heading toward the surface 50 feet away. This was the only sound, his rhythmic inhaling and exhaling. He was transfixed. Inside the chartroom was the body […]CW4 MICHAEL W. CARR
- Business of Shipping: Soo Locks’ Long-Awaited Upgrade January 20, 2019The Business of Shipping is new column from Ira Breskin, senior lecturer at SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx, NY and author of The Business of Shipping (9th edition), North America’s most comprehensive industry-focused book explaining and analyzing marine transportation and related industries, both domestic and international. By Ira Breskin After 30-years, the long wait […]gCaptain
- U.S. Judge Blocks Atlantic Seismic Oil Permitting During Shutdown January 18, 2019By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) – A federal court judge on Friday ruled that the federal government cannot process seismic testing permits for offshore oil drilling during the ongoing government shutdown, dealing a blow Trump administration’s energy agenda. Judge Richard Gergel of the U.S. District Court in South Carolina issued the decision in […]Reuters
- Incident Video: Cargo Ship Crashes Into Pier in Barranquilla, Colombia January 18, 2019Check out this incident video coming to us from Barranquilla, Colombia where a cargo ship allided with a pier on the Magdalena River. According to reports, the incident took place around 1140 LT January 16 as the MV Murueta arrived from the Netherland Antilles with a cargo of salt. Both the ship and pier sustained damage, […]Mike Schuler
- Financial case for scrubber retrofitting clouded by current narrow gap in fuel prices January 21, 2019A smaller gap than anticipated in the prices of low and high sulphur fuel at the start of the year has led some analysts to question the payback times for owners retrofitting scrubbers, although the financial case for scrubber-fitted newbuilds remains intact. According to the latest weekly report from tanker brokers Gibson, earlier this month […]Sam Chambers
- Calls grow for Mediterranean ECA January 21, 2019Air pollution from ship traffic in the Mediterranean Sea can significantly be reduced with the introduction of an emission control area (ECA), a new report suggests. France, which is behind the impact assessment, investigated potential air quality improvements in the region following a switch to better grade marine fuels as well as related socio-economic benefits […]Sam Chambers
- Maritime CEO Forum to make European debut at the Monaco Yacht Club January 21, 2019The Maritime CEO Forum will make its European debut later this year. The by-invite-only shipowner gathering has hired the luxury Yacht Club in Monaco for what promises to be one of the most exclusive shipping get-togethers of the year. Organised by the parent of this site, the Maritime CEO Forum will take place on the […]Splash 24/7
- China plans new round of consolidation for maritime sector January 21, 2019Beijing is planning a new round of consolidation for several industries to further push forward its strategy to optimise state-owned assets and industrial structure, China’s State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) announced in a press conference for its 2019 working goals. According to SASAC, the government will accelerate the consolidation in several sectors including […]Jason Jiang
- MOL and Asahi Tanker form MR pool January 21, 2019Japanese shipping major Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has formed an MR tanker pool with compatriot Asahi Tanker. Asahi MOL Tankers will own a fleet of about 25 vessels and allocate them mainly to Asia and Oceania from three bases: Tokyo, Singapore, and London. The pool starts operation today. “The pool operation allows Asahi MOL Tankers […]Sam Chambers