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Palau calls for more technology in shipping

Smart shipping needs smarter support and at Posidonia 2018 Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) thinks the industry has an ideal opportunity to showcase the best that technology can offer the maritime world.

Panos Kirnidis (pictured), CEO of PISR, believes the next decade in shipping will be dominated by smart technology and increasing concerns about cyber-security – both featuring on the agenda at this year’s Posidonia.

“We are The SMART Registry Read More…

ATPI appoints Judy ‘JP’ Peplinski as Global Head of Energy

Judy ‘JP’ Peplinski has joined ATPI’s leadership team as Global Head of Energy, a new role created to support the company’s ambitious plans for growth in the sector. She will take on the new responsibility immediately, alongside her current role as US Managing Director.

Working as a member of the Group Commercial Team, led by Chief Commercial Officer Gary Pearce, Ms Peplinski will be responsible for delivering strategy and solutions Read More…

50% CO2 cut by 2050: Governments must acknowledge enormity of historic IMO agreement

Speaking today (26th April) at Singapore Maritime Week, the Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Esben Poulsson, said the adoption by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) of a comprehensive strategy to phase-out shipping’s greenhouse gases “should be more than sufficient to discourage those who mistakenly advocate regional measures which would greatly damage global trade and would not be effective in helping shipping to further reduce its total Read More…

Wärtsilä and Templar Executives establish cyber academy in Singapore

The technology group Wärtsilä is partnering with cyber security company Templar Executives to establish a world-class cyber academy in Singapore. The academy will offer courses designed to support and enhance the collective cyber maturity of the wider shipping community, notably operators and owners.

“We believe this is a first for the maritime industry; a centre of excellence including a cyber academy, combining threat intelligence and cyber education designed to support Read More…

Baltic Exchange launches Escrow Service for vessel sales

The Baltic Exchange will be launching an Escrow Service for its members to hold deposits for ship sale transactions. The move will allow Baltic Exchange members to take advantage of the Exchange’s trusted position in the marketplace when undertaking the sale or purchase of a vessel.

Announcing the initiative today (25th April) at its Freight & Commodities Forum during Singapore Maritime Week, the paid-for service will be available for use Read More…

Seafarers to benefit from innovative catering training software launched by MCTC

As part of its dedication to providing catering crews with the best possible standard of training and management, Marine Catering Training Consultancy (MCTC) is delighted to announce the launch of its brand new Learning Management System (LMS).

The innovative LMS will enable marine catering crews to manage their own training and communications digitally, and access all their course materials under one platform.

The new system is now available to all Read More…

Wärtsilä partners with Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore to promote maritime technologies

The technology group Wärtsilä  has partnered with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) to promote maritime innovation and R&D.

The partnership covers four different streams: digital acceleration, cyber-physical security, intelligent vessel and port operations. Wärtsilä and MPA have also agreed to support and leverage start-ups and small and medium enterprises in Singapore in these four streams.

“This partnership with MPA is a great example of how combining digitalisation, Read More…

MacGregor takes its place at Finland-Singapore Maritime Innovation camp to create value for stakeholders and grow maritime innovation ecosystem

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, is one of the partners participating in the Finland-Singapore Maritime Innovation camp, which has been designed to accelerate developments within the maritime industry and create value for stakeholders.

It will take place in the third quarter of 2018 in Singapore and was announced on 24th April during the Singapore Maritime week by the Ambassador of Finland to Singapore, HE Paula Parviainen, at the reception organised by Read More…

Industry leaders bullish on the potential of LNG market

The future outlook of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market is a bullish one, according to industry leaders who spoke at the inaugural Sea Asia LNG Forum this week.

The leaders also shared a general consensus that Singapore, in particular, is set to benefit from the growth of this market.

The LNG Forum 2018 is a Sea Asia conference organised by UBM (Seatrade) and the Singapore Maritime Foundation.

Speakers at Read More…

Ferry industry celebrates fifth successive year of growth for car travel by sea

The number of cars taken by ferry has increased from 8.70 to 8.77 million in 2017 – a 1% increase. This is half a million more than the 8.2 million cars carried in 2012 and is the fifth year of successive growth according to the annual results of the ferry industry. The news matches industry confidence for the future with more than one billion pounds being invested by ferry companies Read More…

Ballast Water Equipment Manufacturers’ Association holds first Annual Meeting and elects inaugural Board of Directors

The manufacturers and stakeholders in the ballast water treatment equipment market have taken a major step forward by codifying a unified manufacturers’ association.  The Ballast Water Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (BEMA) met last Thursday (19th April) for their first Annual Meeting and elected the inaugural Board of Directors.   The paramount need for this association arose from the growing demand for well-founded information on the practicability of ballast water treatment technologies, as Read More…

Red Funnel appoints Fran Collins as Chief Executive Officer

Red Funnel has announced Fran Collins as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with effect from 11th June 2018, as Kevin George, the previous CEO, moves to be Red Funnel Group Chairman.

Ms Collins joins Red Funnel from Condor Ferries where she has held the position of Executive Director – Operations for four years and prior to that was Ports and Guest Services Director.

Mr George said: “Fran’s appointment as Read More…