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Scorpio Tankers orders a further 14 scrubbers from Pacific Green Technologies

Scorpio Tankers has confirmed that it has ordered a further 14 ENVI-Marine emission control systems for vessels it owns or manages in 2020, at a combined cost of $20.3m. The order is on top of the 52 Systems already ordered by Scorpio Tankers, as announced in December 2018. The Systems that are being fitted are a ‘hybrid ready’ design, which allows them to be upgraded to a ‘closed loop’ configuration Read More…

DSME Smart Ship Solution approved by LR

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co (DSME) has received approval in principle from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for its Smart Ship Solution (DS4). The fleet monitoring smart ECDIS and surveillance system has been granted the descriptive note ‘Digital AL3 SAFE SECURITY’, confirming compliance with LR’s digital ships requirements.

The Digital SAFE descriptive note confirms that systems which are essential for ship operation, and that have remote access to onboard operational data Read More…

Ambitious Targets to Cut Shipping Emissions

Zero-emission capable ships to be in UK waters by 2025 Competition launched to spark innovation in clean maritime technology Clean Maritime Plan part of long-term strategy to keep UK as world leader in maritime sector

All new ships for UK waters ordered from 2025 should be designed with zero-emission capable technologies, in ambitious plans set out by Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani to cut pollution from the country’s maritime sector.

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Wrist acquires Van Hulle strengthening its position in the ARA market even further

Wrist Ship Supply, the World’s leading supplier of provision and stores to ships and offshore installations, has acquired Antwerp‐based Van Hulle.

While Van Hulle will continue operating as a stand‐alone business unit, this enhances Wrist’s market presence and service offering and marks yet another important step in the steady development of Wrist’s global network.

With the acquisition of Van Hulle, Wrist Ship Supply now adds Belgium to its global footprint Read More…

Wärtsilä & COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry to cooperate in growth of exhaust gas cleaning market in China

The technology group Wärtsilä and COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) covering the development of local production resources, thus ensuring further development and support of Wärtsilä’s exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) in the region. The agreement was signed in June 2019.

By combining the experience, expertise and competence of the two companies, both of whom hold strong positions in the marine market, this partnership will Read More…

GAC Denmark open for business in Kalundborg

GAC Denmark has opened a new branch in Kalundborg to better serve the needs of GAC’s global principals in the liquid bulk and other sectors.

Located 100km west of Copenhagen, Kalundborg is a key location for liquid and dry bulk cargo with a perfect setup for larger projects for industry players such as Equinor, Yamal LNG and Chevron.

The new Kalundborg office, following the opening of a branch office in Read More…

AHHIC, the first marine insurance signatory company of the UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance

American Hellenic Hull Insurance Company is among the leading signatory companies to the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) and a member of the global community of banks, insurers and investors of UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI).

Endorsed by the UN Secretary-General and insurance industry CEOs, the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) serve as a global framework for the insurance industry to address environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks Read More…

ICS announces first speakers for its flagship conference during LISW19

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) will challenge the shipping industry and policymakers to face the reality of powering global trade without the use of fossil fuels in its 2019 International Shipping Conference Setting Course for 2050: Powering Global Trade.

Taking place at the British Library on Wednesday 11th September 2019, during London International Shipping Week, the conference will bring together leading scientists, economists, oil & gas industry players, financiers, Read More…

Life-saving fund opens for bids

Lifeboat charities across the UK can now bid for Government cash for life-saving equipment.

Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani visited Oxfordshire Lowland Search and Rescue Service (OxSAR) today (Thursday) as part of Maritime Safety Week and to launch this year’s £1million Rescue Boat Grant Fund.

The fund is open to search and rescue teams in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to buy new boats, engines or other equipment.

So far, Read More…

NI signs MoU with IMO Technical Cooperation Division

The Nautical Institute (NI) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under which the NI will support the IMO in helping developing countries to meet international maritime standards.

The NI has agreed to lend its expertise in professional development as part of the IMO’s Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme (ITCP) which seeks to build the capacity of Member States in complying with maritime safety, security Read More…

World’s first and only global mobile broadband service enhanced with new Arctic capabilities

Global mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat is to introduce two new satellite payloads dedicated to the Arctic region in a partnership with Space Norway, and its subsidiary Space Norway HEOSAT.

The new Global Xpress (GX) payloads support the rapidly growing demand among both commercial and government users for seamless, reliable, high-speed mobile broadband services in the Arctic and throughout the world. They specifically address rising demand for high-speed mobile broadband Read More…

HELMEPA awards scholarships for 2019-2020

For yet another year, HELMEPA has supported young people who want to continue their academic career, awarding scholarships for postgraduate studies in the fields of shipping, environmental science and marine engineering/technology.

The seven new scholars for the 2019-2020 academic year will join the group of another 37 young people who, since 1998, have received ΗΕLMEPA scholarships for shipping and environmental studies at well-known universities of Canada, Cyprus, France, Greece, Spain, Read More…