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London International Shipping Week unveils new website and interactive app

London International Shipping Week 2019 (LISW19) has streamlined the experience for international visitors attending this year’s event by launching a new, interactive app and unveiling its newly-revamped website.

The freshly designed ‘LISW19’ app provides visitors with all the information they need to make the most of this year’s must-attend event, including features to help them plan their day, register for events, network with other delegates, access the event guide and Read More…

Danica takes on ultramax new building

Crew management specialist Danica is pleased to announce it has been entrusted with the crew management of the newbuilding ultramax Port Imabari for Lisbon-headquartered Portline Bulk International.

Delivered in January, the 63,500 DWT Port Imabari, equipped with four 30.5 tonnes (SWL) grab cranes, was built at Japan’s Imabari Shipyard. The Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier brings Danica’s fleet of crew managed vessels to 23.

Henrik Jensen, Danica Managing Director, said: “We Read More…

ChartWorld launches world-first ECDIS capabilities

ChartWorld has announced the launch of its next generation eGlobe G2+ ECDIS, said to be the world’s first 4K ECDIS, displaying chart data in ultra-high definition, greatly improving ECDIS visibility and safety, route planning capability, and overall situational awareness.

Steven Schootbrugge CEO of ChartWorld, said: “ENCs and ECDIS, like paper charts before them, are at the heart of modern navigation. One of the great advantages of digital navigation is our Read More…

Inmarsat announces new initiatives to support maritime, ports and logistics start-ups with Rainmaking and Bluetech

Mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat has joined forces with two leading start-up programmes, Rainmaking’s Trade and Transport Impact (T&TI) and Bluetech Accelerator, to create initiatives that directly support start-ups focused on IoT and big data innovation in the maritime, ports and logistics supply chain.

The programmes will fund, support and mentor start-ups developing applications that aim to harness the power of IoT and big data to enhance safety, efficiency and Read More…

Further flag States approve ADP products as SOLAS compliant

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has announced that two more flag States have approved the use of ADMIRALTY Digital Publications (ADP) in place of their paper equivalents.

Thailand and Moldova-flagged vessels can now carry the full range of ADP products while continuing to meet SOLAS carriage requirements. These are two of six flag States who have approved the use of ADP in the last six months. They join most of Read More…

DNV GL awards Naval Dome Secure Endpoint cyber security type approval certification

Classification society DNV GL has completed type approval of the ND Secure Endpoint maritime cyber protection system and presented Israel headquartered Naval Dome with a certificate of compliance to its DNV GL CP-0231 class programme.

Naval Dome is currently said to be the only provider of cyber defence solutions to the maritime industry to have achieved Security Level 4 (SL4), the highest level of certification that can be awarded under Read More…

Fuel cells shipping future looks plain sailing

E4tech, an international strategic consultancy on sustainable energy, has published The Fuel Cell Industry Review 2018, its fifth annual overview of the fuel cell sector.

A low emission technology, fuel cells convert fuel, often hydrogen, to electricity and heat. They are key to transitioning away from carbon fuels and encourage innovation to drive economic growth, ultimately offering pollution-free energy.

2018 saw the groundwork for fuel cells and hydrogen application continue Read More…

Maritime Single Window – Simplified reporting moves a major step closer

ECSA and WSC have backed the agreement reached by the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission in their ‘trilogue discussions’ on the European Maritime Single Window environment proposal last week.

ECSA’s Secretary-General, Martin Dorsman, commented: “We very much welcome the hard work from the European Commission, European Parliament and Member States over the past months. This resulted in an instrument that will bring real and positive change for Read More…

V.Group acquires Global Marine Travel but divests V.Ships Agency to Inchcape

V.Group announced today (13th February) that it has acquired Global Marine Travel (ISS GMT) from Inchcape Shipping Services.

The company says the move combines V.Travel with GMT’s industry-leading marine travel expertise and brings greater scale to the combined operations. Bringing together GMT and V.Travel increases the companies’ ability to offer truly global, 24/7 travel operations focused on delivering customer satisfaction.

The addition of GMT to V.Group’s travel portfolio doubles ticketing Read More…

ABB to power Iceland’s first electric ferry

ABB will supply integrated power and electric storage solutions to the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration’s new ferry that will take 3,600 annual trips in the rough waters between Landeyjahöfn on the mainland and the Westman Island, covering 13 km in about 45 minutes.

The 70m-long ferry, with a capacity of 550 passengers and 75 cars, is designed by Polarkonsult and is due for delivery from the Crist S.A. shipyard Read More…

BIMCO demands 4th IMO GHG Study based on realistic economic growth

BIMCO has proposed that the Fourth International Maritime Organization (IMO) Greenhouse Gas Study does not include unrealistically high gross domestic product (GDP) growth projections to predict future transport demand – and thereby emissions – of the shipping industry. The proposal has been made to the expert workshop preparing for the study, which is meeting in London 12th to 14th March.

“It is imperative that the industry – and the world Read More…

Maritime charity’s real life Milk Tray man delivers Valentine’s Day surprise parcel to seafarers

As lovers around the world exchange gifts for Valentine’s Day, maritime charity Sailors’ Society stepped into to thank the men and women who make sure all our romantic gifts get here in time.

The Southampton-based charity’s CEO, Stuart Rivers, said: “Seafarers are responsible for transporting 90 per cent of the goods we use on a daily basis, including those that make Valentine’s Day special.

“Many of the roses we’ll give Read More…