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Consortium to address perennial issue that accounts for nearly 25% of all serious incidents on board containerships

Maritime Blockchain Labs (MBL), founded by blockchain technology and governance experts BLOC and the Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF), today announced the  establishment of a consortium to explore the use of blockchain in tackling the significant risks and challenges associated with the declaration and handling of dangerous goods.

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North P&I Club Partners with Global Maritime Forum

North P&I Club joins maritime industry leaders in their commitment to shaping the future of the industry by partnering with the Global Maritime Forum.

The Global Maritime Forum is a global platform for high-level leaders from the entire maritime spectrum aiming to effect positive long-term change for the industry and for society. The Forum brings together leaders from across the maritime industry together with stakeholders such as regulators, policy Read More…

ShipMoney announces sporting heroine as speaker for London International Shipping Week

On the Day of the Seafarer in the year where “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community” has been selected as the theme for World Maritime Day, ShipMoney is delighted to announce that Debra Searle has been engaged as its keynote speaker at London International Shipping Week.

As the youngest woman to row SOLO across the Atlantic Ocean, Debra has an amazing story to tell of 30 foot waves, killer sharks Read More…

Message from Rear Admiral Peter Brady on Day of the Seafarer

Today, on the International Day of the Seafarer, we pay tribute to the many men and women who operate the global shipping fleet –transporting goods around the world to facilitate world trade; and fishing the seas to feed global populations; and in our Navies, protecting our populations, lands and seas; and in the tourist sector, helping people to experience and enjoy our oceans at first hand; and in transport, Read More…

Hill Dickinson Boosts Commodities Team with Two Senior Hires


Hill Dickinson is pleased to announce the strategic acquisition of two partners for its growing commodities team.

Experienced energy sector lawyers Mark Aspinall and Paul Sinnott have joined Hill Dickinson from Eversheds and will operate from the firm’s London office.

Welcoming them, team leader Jeff Isaacs said: ‘We are excited to have brought in two very significant lateral hires in Mark and Paul. Their individual and combined experience in transactional, derivative-based work and Read More…

Britannia Hosts Members’ Seminar in Piraeus

Britannia P&I Club is hosting a one-day Members’ seminar in Piraeus on Thursday 27 June. The seminar is aimed at senior managers, superintendents, DPAs and serving officers of Britannia’s Members.

The programme will include presentations on the implications and challenges of the Sulphur Cap 2020, passage planning and safety management.

A line-up of very experienced Britannia senior managers will be presenting and on hand to offer advice, including:

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The Bahamas Secures No. 2 Spot in Latest Paris MoU Port State Inspection Listings

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) is pleased to announce that for the 17th consecutive year, The Bahamas has been included on the Paris MoU port state inspection whitelist of flag state performance and has moved up six places, securing the number two spot.  This accomplishment comes on the heel of The Bahamas flag having achieved a record low number of detentions Read More…

ECSA celebrates the Day of the Seafarer

25 June is the Day of the Seafarer, an annual global event coordinated by the International Maritime Organisation to recognise the unique contributions made by seafarers to international seaborne trade. ECSA, together with its members, celebrates the immense contributions made by seafarers to European shipping.

The Day of the Seafarer was established by a resolution adopted in Manila in 2010, which promotes the revised International Convention on Standards of Training, Read More…

Government should focus on avoiding transport congestion in Brexit preparations says Port of Dover speaker

The UK Government must provide the logistics industry with clear and stable information so that it can invest in the right technological solutions to prepare for Brexit, delegates at Multimodal 2019 heard.

The technology can be put in place to ensure a seamless supply chain in a ‘day one no deal’ situation, but companies cannot invest without knowing what the right system needs to be.

“The technology is there as Read More…

Isle of Man Ship Registry ranked top in global 2018 Paris MoU White List Report

The Isle of Man Ship Registry has been placed first in the 2018 Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control White List, ahead of 26 other participating maritime administrations from European to North American coastal States. The 2018 result far exceeds the Registry’s long-term target of remaining within the top third of the white list.

The announcement formed part of the Paris MoU Committee’s 2018 Annual Report which Read More…

Continued use of oil lubricated shaft seals counterproductive to environmental legislation

Media reports indicating the potential volume of lubricating oil polluting the world’s seas and oceans due to shaft seal damage or failure should send a clear message to Administrations that this frequently overlooked source of pollution needs to be quickly addressed.

In its evaluation of news clippings over the course of the past few years, Thordon Bearings found more than 100 references to “propeller shaft seal failure and oil leakage Read More…

West of England P&I Club looks to the future with a fresh new image

The West of England P&I, an A-rated mutual marine insurer, is launching a new brand identity which looks ahead to an exciting future while continuing to adhere to the values and ethos developed over its 150-year heritage.

The new branding encompasses a new WEST logo, new offices in the City of London, and an enhanced website.

Explaining the background to this rebrand, Tom Bowsher (pictured), Global CEO, said: “West of Read More…