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Search for the XL 40 Under 40 is underway

Antwerp XL is searching for the breakbulk industry’s 40 most dynamic and influential professionals under the age of 40 in a new initiative celebrating the next generation of the industry.

Professionals working in the industry are encouraged to self-nominate if they are under 40, or nominate eligible colleagues if they believe they have contributed significantly to the sector.

Mark Rimmer, Antwerp XL Divisional Director, said: “Attracting and retaining the next Read More…

Maritime Minister hails port’s green credentials

The Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani, has today (Thursday) hailed the Port of Blyth as one of the leading lights in the British maritime industry’s push for a greener, cleaner future.

Visiting the port, the Minister saw first-hand the green revolution taking place on the site, which is developing into one of the UK’s leading offshore energy hubs. This is a fantastic example of the growing clean, green offshore wind revolution Read More…

International Chamber of Shipping helps industry tackle age discrimination onboard ships

Age discrimination is no joke, and can affect individuals of all ages in any field of work. The shipping industry is no different. The ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) recognises this issue, but how can employers translate this into practical solutions for preventing age discrimination in real-life situations?

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has released new Guidelines for Shipowners to Avoid Age Discrimination On Board Ships, which is available Read More…

Port of Felixstowe upgrades Ro/Ro facilities

In her first port visit of 2020, Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani MP has inspected the site of work to upgrade Roll-on/Roll-off facilities at Hutchison Ports’ Port of Felixstowe.

The works will allow the port to accommodate larger Ro/Ro vessels and improve the efficiency of vessel operations.

Commenting during the Minister’s visit to the port on Monday, Clemence Cheng, Chief Executive Officer at the Port of Felixstowe and Executive Director of Read More…

A&P Falmouth welcomes River Class OPVs as part of framework agreement with BAE Systems

A&P Defence has secured a programme of maintenance work and repair packages to old and new River Class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) in Falmouth, as part of an ongoing support contract with BAE Systems.

A&P Defence and BAE Systems have recently agreed a two-year extension to a framework agreement which will now conclude in 2021. This will expedite any potential future repair and maintenance contracts on batch one – HMS Read More…

Wärtsilä customised LNG solution chosen for four next-generation short-sea cargo vessels

Four new next-generation short-sea cargo vessels being built at the WuHu Shipyard in China will feature LNG propulsion and storage systems provided by the technology group Wärtsilä.

The ships have been ordered by Wijnne & Barends Chartering based in the Netherlands, an affiliate of the Dutch Spliethoff Group. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in December.

The ships will be among the first-ever of their type to be powered by Read More…

ATPI Marine & Energy ends centenary year on a high

A refreshed global identity, the introduction of Africa Gateway, team expansion and a roster of new clients were the key themes for ATPI’s marine and energy specialist division throughout 2019, ending its centenary year on a high.

Further expansion saw ATPI Marine & Energy introduce Africa Gateway, a fully integrated travel solution for shipping and energy organisations operating across the African continent. This coincided with the addition of new partners Read More…

Tomini Shipping receives three further ultramax newbuilds into the fleet

Dubai-headquartered ship owner and operator Tomini Shipping has greeted the New Year by boosting its shipping fleet with the delivery and naming of three ultramax carriers – the Tomini Entity (63,500dwt), Tomini Felicity (63,300dwt) and Tomini Tenacity (63,601dwt) were delivered on 7th January 2020.

The naming ceremony was held at the COSCO Shipping, Hudong Shipyard, Shanghai, China.  Shoaib Seedat, Head of New Buildings and Pradeep Bajpai, Head of Fleet Management Read More…

Top level speakers announced for ESW 2020 flagship conference

European Shipping Week 2020 (ESW2020) has announced a line-up of high-level industry speakers for its flagship conference including EU Commissioner for Transport  Adina Vălean.

Moderated by Carla Olival, President WISTA Portugal, the flagship conference, which takes place at The Hotel in Brussels on Thursday 20th February, will attract up to 400 top industry ship owners and Brussels-based regulators who will hear from industry specialists on key issues under the overarching Read More…

ABB presents recommendation for zero-emission marine technology to US Congress

ABB Marine & Ports has delivered testimony in the US House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure about the future of marine technologies.

Underpinning ABB’s commitment to tackling the ever-increasing consequences of climate change, ABB Marine & Ports presented a comprehensive approach to reducing marine emissions at a hearing in front the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.

The hearing on “The Path to a Carbon-Free Maritime Industry: Read More…

Capt Eero Lehtovara appointed One Sea Chairman as ship autonomy climbs agenda

One Sea, the industry alliance which aims to lead the way towards an operating autonomous maritime ecosystem by 2025, has appointed Capt Eero Lehtovaara as its new Chairman. Capt Eero, a Master Mariner and Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute, is Head of Regulatory & Public Affairs at ABB Marine & Ports.

He brings a wealth of experience to the rapidly expanding One Sea alliance where he has been a Read More…

Port of Ashdod signs agreement with Naval Dome for cyber security system

Naval Dome has signed an agreement to defend the Port of Ashdod’s critical OT systems from cyber security hacks, in what marks the first port reference for the company’s award-winning technology.

The Port of Ashdod will start pilot trials of the Port-Dome cyber protection on several systems in early 2020, after which the technology will be installed across the port’s entire network. This will include traffic control systems (VTMS/VTS), berths, Read More…