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GoodShipping Program achieves landmark goal with first fossil-free sea freight transportation

The GoodShipping Program, the world’s first global initiative established to decarbonise shipping through the use of sustainable low carbon marine fuels, today announced that five pioneering shippers are the first to save CO2 emissions through the scheme.

The delivery of advanced, sustainable marine fuel by GoodFuels Marine means that the shippers participating in the inaugural program – Tony’s Chocolonely, Dopper, Blygold, Magic Marine and Mystic – collectively reduced their carbon Read More…

The Shipowners’ Club reports underwriting result in line with expectations

The Shipowners’ Club, the P&I insurer in the smaller and specialist vessel sector, has reported financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2018. The Club recorded a 106.4% combined ratio, which was in line with expectations and underlines the Club’s support for its Members.

The Club’s investment portfolio saw a loss of $13.7m in the first half, which reversed some of the $47.5m gain that was reported in Read More…

Wilhelmsen strengthens portfolio with unique Klüber Lubrication marine partnership

Klüber Lubrication and Wilhelmsen Ships Service have signed a close distribution partnership, with Wilhelmsen becoming a global partner for marine lubricants from Klüber Lubrication.

With the deal, signed at the maritime industry’s largest exhibition SMM Hamburg, Wilhelmsen will strengthen its existing product portfolio in a key area, adding high-performance speciality lubricants to its global offering.

Kjell Andre Engen, EVP Marine Products, said: “Joining forces with Klüber Lubrication is a real Read More…

Industry launches LISW19 with ‘International Trade in a Changing World’ as central theme

The 12-month countdown to what promises to be the largest and most successful London International Shipping Week so far, has started with the changing face of global trade and the opportunities posed, chosen as the key theme for the week.

LISW19’s overarching theme International Trade in a Changing World will be supported by a series of sub themes: Growing; Innovating; and Partnering. These will provide the backdrop to the flagship Read More…

Business France presents aqua-tools with first innovation award at SMM 2018

Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, presented its first-ever French Maritime Awards last week during the SMM trade fair to water microbiologist aqua-tools.

The organisation, established in 2015, fosters export growth by French businesses as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France.

The French Maritime Innovation and International Awards, presented in the French Pavilion of the Hamburg show, have been introduced Read More…

Full steam ahead for first Portugal Shipping Week

Portugal’s vibrant maritime sector is heading full steam ahead for the first-ever Portugal Shipping Week which will be an important port call on the country’s voyage to becoming a leader in the international shipping industry.

Portugal Shipping Week will take place in Lisbon from 17th to 21st September and will feature a number of high-profile events which will allow Portugal to celebrate its maritime prowess, showcase its premier seafaring facilities Read More…

North P&I Club awarded with cyber essentials plus accreditation

North P&I Club has recently been awarded the UK government-backed Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation, which is awarded to companies who have successfully implemented systems to protect themselves against common cyber threats.

With constant technical innovation, new dangers are frequently coming to the surface, therefore the Cyber Essentials scheme is designed to improve the resilience of UK businesses to the most common cyber security threats. Cyber Essentials Plus is a more Read More…

Essberger Tankers ink ship agency deal with GAC throughout Scandinavia

Under the agreement, GAC will handle an estimated 600 to 800 port calls a year for Essberger Tankers’ fleet of vessels carrying a wide range of high-grade chemicals.

The deal comes after more than 20 years of successfully managing Essberger’s port calls in Finland. The shipping and logistics service provider’s ability to deliver the same high level of support from its expanding network of offices in Sweden, Denmark and Norway Read More…

Nippon Paint Marine introduces world’s first biocide free SPC antifouling

Japan-headquartered Nippon Paint Marine has introduced what is thought the world’s first biocide-free, low friction self-polishing copolymer (SPC) antifouling technology.

Aquaterras, a product name derived from the Japanese word for shining and the Latin for water – Shining Water – is an entirely new type of marine coating developed using neither biocide materials nor silicone.

Nippon Paint Marine Director John Drew said: “Typically ships’ antifouling paints have contained some form Read More…

Royal Yacht Britannia Trust Secures Support from Santander for it’s £5m Fingal Hotel Transformation

The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust, the Edinburgh-based registered charity behind one of the UK’s most successful tourist attractions, The Royal Yacht Britannia, has secured support from Santander Corporate & Commercial for its high-profile redevelopment of the former lighthouse ship, Fingal, into a luxury floating boutique hotel and events venue. The total project cost is £5 million, funded by The Royal Yacht Britannia’s trading company, Royal Yacht Enterprises.

Britannia is a Read More…

BIO-UV Group appoints Steven Matthew to head new Asia office

BIO-UV Group, the France-headquartered manufacturer of the fully type-approved BIO-SEA ballast water management system, has appointed Steven Matthew (pictured) to head up the company’s new sales office in Hong Kong.

Benoît Gillmann, President and CEO, BIO-UV Group, said: “We are delighted to welcome Steven to the executive team as we increase our global presence in Asia with the opening of a new sales and support centre in Hong Kong.”

“As Read More…

WinGD, VAF Instruments and Viswa Lab connect to ECO Insight

At the SMM trade fair in Hamburg, DNV GL signed partnership agreements with WinGD, VAF Instruments and Viswa Lab to work together to improve the performance of vessels. All three partners will connect to DNV GL’s ECO Insight, the most widely used fleet performance solution in the shipping industry.

“We are very much looking forward to cooperating with innovative companies like WinGD, VAF Instruments, and Viswa Lab,” said Torsten Büssow, Read More…