Regional Focus: Dublin eyes post-brexit opportunities

As the UK moves closer to the exit door from the European … >>

How I Work: Gustavo Machado

Brazilian Gustavo Machado has been with the Wilson, Sons … >>

Crew Welfare: We are what we eat

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Cover Story: London aims to stay ahead of the game

London is among the leading maritime business hubs in the … >>

Ship Supply: Technology transforming procurement

Technology is transforming the way ship operators can source … >>

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European shipowners pleased with the signature of the EU-Singapore trade agreement

The EU and Singapore signed landmark agreements during last week’s Asia-Europe summit. “European shipowners welcome the fact that the EU and Singapore show their commitment to free, fair and rules-based trade at a time that protectionism is on the rise”, said ECSA’s Secretary General Martin Dorsman, “The EU-Singapore FTA text contains the liberalisation principles of … Read More...

Sembcorp marine signs agreement with Teekay Offshore for life extension work on Petrojarl Varg FPSO

Sembcorp Marine Ltd is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary Sembcorp Marine Rigs & Floaters Pte. Ltd. has signed an agreement with Varg L.L.C., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Teekay Offshore Partners L.P., for engineering, procurement and construction works related to the modification, repair and life extension of the Petrojarl Varg FPSO. Scheduled … Read More...

Tackling maritime emissions – IMO rolls out ship and port toolkits

To reduce emissions across the maritime sector, national authorities need to first quantify those emissions and then develop a strategy to reduce them. A new set of free-of-charge toolkits to assess and address emissions from ships and ports is now available from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the global regulatory body for shipping. The Ship … Read More...

Britannia announces a further USD10m Capital Distribution and no General Increase for 2019/20

At its Members’ Representative Committee and Board Meetings on  Tuesday (16th October) in Hamburg, Britannia P&I Club announced that for 2019/20 there would be no General Increase to its advance call for P&I Members. In addition, Britannia continues to set its release calls for open policy years at nil. A further $10m capital distribution was also announced … Read More...

The Standard Club withdraws from underwriting at Lloyd’s

The Standard Club, the world’s fourth largest P&I club, has today announced that it is withdrawing from underwriting at Lloyd’s from 2019.  The club established a syndicate in 2015 to underwrite marine and energy risks.  It represented one strand of the club’s broadly-based strategy to provide its members with a wider range of insurance covers to meet their needs … Read More...

Project Forward paves the way for meeting IMO’s reduction on CO2 emissions

The Project Forward initiative led by Athens-Based Arista Shipping, with Wärtsilä as one of the participants, demonstrates that with LNG as fuel, an advanced hull design, and highly efficient propulsion machinery, it will be possible to meet the IMO’s target for a 40% reduction in carbon intensity by 2030. Model tests of the Project’s concept vessel indicate that … Read More...

Second Good Mental Health Guide translated into five additional languages

ISWAN's second self-help guide for seafarers, Psychological Wellbeing at Sea, is now available in five additional languages. The guide is the second in our series of three Good Mental Health Guides for Seafarers, which was shortlisted in the Best Crew Welfare Programme/Campaign category of the Safety at Sea Awards 2018. Using evidence from the field of Positive … Read More...

New Wärtsilä Hybrid Centre will boost sustainable shipping

The technology group Wärtsilä has inaugurated its new Hybrid Centre, the first of its kind in the world. The facility represents an innovative concept that will enable further development and deployment of the Wärtsilä HY hybrid power module, while at the same time providing customers with the possibility to experience the benefits of the Wärtsilä HY. It will also be … Read More...

ChartCo and MeteoGroup announce long-term partnership agreement

ChartCo, the global supplier of maritime digital data and compliance services, has selected MeteoGroup to deliver its weather routing technology services (SPOS) through its OneOcean platform. OneOcean is ChartCo’s software platform for e-navigation, route and passage planning, environmental compliance, data management and a broad range of other services. The … Read More...

Wärtsilä opens the first International Maritime Cyber Centre of Excellence in the world

The technology group Wärtsilä opened an International Maritime Cyber Centre of Excellence (IMCCE) yesterday (16th October) in Singapore. The IMCCE consists of a Maritime Cyber Emergency Response Team (MCERT) and a cyber academy. The IMCCE is a world’s first industry solution for the marine industry, founded by Wärtsilä together with its strategic partner in cyber … Read More...

Crew welfare – pay now or pay later?

When it comes to the welfare of your crew do you pay now – with good conditions, facilities and support for seafarers – or pay later – through medical bills, lost working time and mistakes? That’s a key question that delegates at this year’s Crew Connect Global in Manila will consider. Examining the Return on Investment (ROI) for seafarer wellness, attendees will … Read More...

CEO at Port of Milford Haven, Alec Don, steps down

The Port of Milford Haven today (17th October) announced that Alec Don, Chief Executive of the business since 2010, is stepping down from the role.  With the support of a great team Mr Don has set a vision for the business, securing planning consents for the development of Milford Waterfront and establishing Pembroke Dock Marine as a core component of the Swansea Bay … Read More...

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