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Seafarers UK and Sea Cadets in the limelight at inaugural Maritime UK National Awards Evening

Seafarers UK and Sea Cadets have won the STEM Award at the first national Maritime UK Awards event, held in Southampton yesterday (Thursday). The STEM category was sponsored by DFDS and the award was for Seafarers UK’s ‘Marine Engineering Pathway’ project, delivered in partnership with Sea Cadets. Seafarers UK was also privileged to be chosen as the official … Read More...

Further global appointments in P&I Claims Team for North

Following the recent expansion of the senior leadership team, North P&I Club has made a further series of senior appointments to strengthen its P&I claims team. Today (Friday) also marks the day that Andrew Taylor, Global Director (Claims), retires following 36 years with North. Iain Gilchrist and Gagan Dhillon have been appointed as Directors for Asia … Read More...

Joint development project to design LNG-fuelled VLCC

Lloyd's Register in JDP with China Merchants, GTT, CNOOC and DSIC for first in a new generation of efficient VLCCs. Lloyd's Register (LR) has signed an agreement for a joint development project (JDP) with China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES), CNOOC Gas and Power Group, Dalian Shipbuilding Industry (DSIC), and GazTransport and Technigaz SA (GTT) to design an … Read More...

MacGregor secures orders worth more than £20 million for projects in Europe and Asia

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured orders to provide MacGregor products to a naval project in Europe and and TTS products to a RoRo project in Asia. The total order value is more than $20 million and the contracts include ramps, car deck and lifting platform equipment. The orders were booked into Cargotec’s third quarter 2019 order intake, with deliveries … Read More...

Colombia’s World Maritime Day Parallel Event promotes gender equality in the maritime community

"Shipping must draw talent from every corner of the globe and every sector of the population to ensure its own sustainability." This was a key message from IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim, in his opening remarks to  the 2019 IMO World Maritime Day Parallel Event (15th-18th September), held in Cartagena, Colombia. "Improving the participation of women in society … Read More...

West of England appoints a new claims handler in Greece

Mutual marine insurer The West of England P&I Club has announced the appointment of a new Claims Handler, Lucie Ryan. She will be based in the Club’s Greek office which has just celebrated its 50th Anniversary. Ms Ryan has a degree in Consumer Marketing from Manchester Metropolitan University and, for 10 years, worked at Clyde & Co’s Piraeus office where … Read More...

DNV GL at Gastech: Hyundai Heavy Industries receives AIP for new LPG carrier design

Classification society DNV GL – Maritime has awarded South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) with an Approval in Principle (AIP) for the design of a very large liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier. Johan Petter Tutturen, DNV GL Business Director Gas Carriers, presented the AIP certificate for the 91,000 cubic metre (cbm) dual fuel vessel design to … Read More...

Synergy Group expands its shipmanagement footprint in Europe

Growing demand from European ship owners for world class, technology-enabled shipmanagement services has prompted Synergy Group to open a new office in Copenhagen, Denmark. The new office, Synergy’s 13th worldwide, is headed by Rune Zeuthen, General Manager, Synergy Marine (Europe). Mr Zeuthen joined Synergy Group in July and brings over two decades of executive … Read More...

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) makes its mark at London International Shipping Week

Classification society, the Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), held two very successful events during London International Shipping Week (LISW). On the first day, a Roundtable panel made up of some of the industry’s most respected senior level decision makers, discussed key industry issues including the IMO’s GHG goals and the industry’s expectations on the … Read More...

South Korean port to slash passenger vessel emissions with ABB shore power

ABB has secured the contract covering South Korea’s commitment to sustainable shore-to-ship power, after a pilot scheme for passenger ships to plug into the local grid received the go ahead from Incheon Port Authority (IPA). “As the first agreement covering shore-to-ship power in South Korea, this is a truly significant breakthrough for ABB,” said Juha Koskela, … Read More...

Nations must enforce IMO 2020 sulphur regulations

The World Shipping Council (WSC), BIMCO, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), and the International Parcel Tankers Association (IPTA) have called on International Maritime Organization (IMO) member states to fully implement the new global marine fuel sulphur cap mandated through the IMO.  As of 1st January 2020, the maximum sulphur content of fuel … Read More...

ABS and AEC collaborating on newbuild VLEC fleet

ABS and the American Ethane Company (AEC) are collaborating on a next generation fleet of Ultra Large Ethane Carriers (ULEC). ABS is actively supporting AEC and its shipping project partners, who will build, own and operate a fleet of ULECs to transport 7.2 MTPA of US ethane to China. “ABS is a world leader in the classification of gas carriers and classes the … Read More...

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