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Young professionals say London shipping must continue to adapt

A new survey by The Shipping Professional Network in London (SPNL) has found  that London must continue to adapt if it is to maintain its competitive edge and remain a relevant global maritime centre, particularly in view of Brexit. Respondents to the survey also identified freedom of movement as the most important issue in negotiations for the UK’s exit from the European Union.

The survey, organised in conjunction with Read More…

PORT OF SOUTHAMPTON AND GOVERNMENT LAUNCH UK FIRST PORT ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP

The Department for Transport (DfT), in partnership with ABP’s Port of Southampton, today launches the UK’s first Port Economic Partnership (PEP), an innovative initiative to create stronger links between ports and Government, to maximise long-term trade and economic growth. The Partnership will be launched at an event at London International Shipping Week, on board the NLV Pharos lightship.

As part of its strategy, ‘Maritime 2050 – Navigating the Future’, launched Read More…

ABS Brings Together Industry Leaders to Discuss the Journey to 2050

London International Shipping Week Event Looks Beyond Today’s State-of-the-Art to Meet Decarbonization Challenges 

(LONDON) Shipping industry leaders debated the industry’s decarbonization challenge at a high-profile ABS panel at London International Shipping Week today.

CEO of JP Morgan Global Transport Andrian Dacy; Global Head of Wet Freight at Trafigura Rasmus Bach Nielsen and CTM CEO John Radziwill joined ABS Chairman, President and CEOChristopher J. Wiernicki for a discussion on the Journey Read More…

GOVERNMENT BACKS CUTTING-EDGE TECH TO DRIVE DOWN SHIPPING EMISSIONS

£2.3m grant to support the development of trailblazing maritime technology.

Government to work with the investment community to help finance zero-emission shipping projects.

Latest step in Department for Transport’s Clean Maritime Plan.

Britain is set to become a global hub for low-carbon maritime technology, thanks to new government funding.

Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani has today (Tuesday 10 September) committed a further £1m to fund Read More…

UKHO to lead LISW conversation on digital navigation

Free ECDIS seminar gives mariners and shipping companies the chance to discuss safety of navigation with UKHO experts

 

The seminar will be led by Tom Mellor, Head of OEM Technical Support & Digital Standards at UKHO and Chairman of the IHO ENC working group

 

LONDON, 9 September 2019 – The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO), a world-leading hydrographic office and marine geospatial information agency, is holding a free ECDIS Read More…

New Maritime London report outlines steps to grow UK’s $6bn maritime businesses

A new report commissioned by trade promotion body Maritime London has set out 36 detailed recommendations to grow the UK’s $6bn – ­marine insurance, ship broking, legal, finance and classification industries. The UK has long been the global leader for professional maritime services, but faces increasing competition from centres including Singapore, US, China and Norway. The global market for maritime services is estimated to be worth $20bn.

Published today (9 Read More…

New Maritime London report outlines steps to grow UK’s $6bn maritime businesses

A new report commissioned by trade promotion body Maritime London has set out 36 detailed recommendations to grow the UK’s $6bn – ­marine insurance, ship broking, legal, finance and classification industries. The UK has long been the global leader for professional maritime services, but faces increasing competition from centres including Singapore, US, China and Norway. The global market for maritime services is estimated to be worth $20bn.

Published today Read More…

New Report Outlines Policies Needed to Deliver Brexit Freeport Success

Port Zones UK – a new coalition of British airport and seaport operators – calls for planning reforms as part of an economic package to stimulate investment ‘Zonal’ enhancements to the terrestrial and marine planning systems should be combined with business focused policies of enterprise and free trade zones to create modern free ports

(Monday, September 9th, 2019) A new trade campaign coalition has published a report calling on Read More…

SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOL GIRLS ANSWER LONDON’S MARITIME CALL

Two 17 year old maritime students from Simon’s Town School’s Lawhill Maritime Centre (www.lawhill.org) will be among the industry ‘movers and shakers’ attending the prestigious London International Shipping Week (LISW), a ‘must attend global shipping event’ taking place from September 9 to 13, 2019.

Their visit has been made possible by the TK Foundation, a Bahamas-based private grant-making foundation.  The Foundation has supported the school for the past 10 years, Read More…

IMarEST report explores shipping automation and changing reliance on human skills in the next 30 years

A new report from the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) appraises the capabilities and limitations of automation at sea, grappling with the question of how humans and autonomous systems will work together.

The IMarEST’s Marine Autonomous Surface Ships Special Interest Group (MASS SIG) conducted research and hosted two industry roundtable discussions – under the banner “Autonomous Shipping: Putting the human back in the headlines” –  to explore Read More…

Danica welcomes Four Emerald And Four Diamond

Crew management specialist Danica Crewing Services is pleased to announce it has taken on the crew management of a further two bulk carrier vessels – the Four Emerald and the Four Diamond.

The 33,392dwt Four Emerald, built 2012, and the 34,059 dwt Four Diamond, built 2011, both sail under the Maltese flag.

Crew management of the vessels will be conducted in partnership with Sea World Management, a boutique style ship Read More…

Thordon Bearings founder wins prestigious Elmer A. Sperry Award

Thordon Bearings’ founder and polymer materials pioneer George A. (Sandy) Thomson has been awarded the global transportation sector’s most distinguished accolade, the Elmer A. Sperry Award 2019 for Advancing the Art of Transportation.

Mr Thomson joins a long list of Sperry Award recipients, which was established in 1955, including Donald Douglas, Ferdinand Porsche, Sir Geoffrey De Havilland, Christopher Cockerell, Leonard Hobbs, Perry Pratt, Josef Becker and Malcom McLean.

“I am Read More…