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Deltamarin and GTT receive ABS Approval in Principle, for new LNG-fueled Aframax vessel design

Deltamarin and GTT have received Approval in Principle (AiP) from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for the LNG fueled Aframax tanker design. The AiP was received at the Gastech 2021 exhibition in Dubai. The new design provides increased autonomy while also reducing carbon emissions, providing greener and more efficient solutions for the industry. The vessel … Read More...

GenPro sets sights and reviews trends on sustainability

GP General Procurement Company Limited (GenPro), recently held its first annual Blue Day Sustainability Seminar, focusing on its Sustainability Roadmap allowing attendees to review current trends and to share the company’s future strategy. Encouraging open discussion among stakeholders and raising awareness of sustainability issues, the event also gave GenPro the … Read More...

BIMCO expands Asian presence to strengthen support for members

General Deputy Secretary, Søren Larsen of BIMCO, is set to relocate to Singapore in the new year, to  strengthen its support to members and the wider maritime community. Opened back in 2016, the BIMCO Singapore office’s aim is to increase the services offered in the Southeast Asia region and to strengthen collaboration with other regional maritime associations. The … Read More...

Svitzer appoints new Head of Decarbonisation to drive sustainability strategy

Global towage operator Svitzer, part of Maersk, has tannounced the appointment of Gareth Prowse as its new Head of Decarbonisation. With an academic background in marine ecology, centring on environmental risk, pollution prevention and ecotoxicology, Gareth joins Svitzer from marine coatings manufacturer Hempel. In his new role as Svitzer’s global Head of … Read More...

Liberian Registry and DNV award AiP to HHI for 40,000 CBM liquefied CO2 carrier design

The Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), and Classification Society DNV, have awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering CO. (KSOE) for a new 40,000 CBM liquified CO2 carrier design. The handover of the AiP certificate took place during the Gastech trade fair in … Read More...

Synergy Group to take over Maersk Tankers’ technical management business

Synergy Marine Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Synergy Group, has signed an agreement to take over Maersk Tankers’ technical management business. This will strengthen Synergy Group’s position within technical management, and Maersk Tankers will become a service company focused on commercial management. “Maersk Tankers has been transformed from a traditional tanker … Read More...

InterManager President calls for ‘one voice’ for shipping

Shipping needs “one voice” to represent it globally and enable the maritime community to communicate more effectively with regulators, says Mark O’Neil, President of shipmanagement association InterManager and CEO of Columbia Shipmanagement. As the industry builds up to the vital COP26 environmental world discussions in November, Mr O’Neil urged it to capitalise on … Read More...

Lloyd’s Register grows fleet optimisation offering with GreenSteam acquisition

Lloyd's Register (LR) has acquired GreenSteam, a marine data intelligence company specialising in improving vessel efficiency through machine learning. The acquisition will be integrated and managed by i4 Insight, a subsidiary of Lloyd’s Register. i4 Insight, part of LR's Maritime Performance Services business, is a digital platform that allows shipowners, … Read More...

KVH Provides Global VSAT Connectivity to A.M. Nomikos Vessels and Crew

Nova Electronics is managing the rollout of KVH VSAT equipment and services on the vessels KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), announced today that leading Greek shipmanager A.M. Nomikos has chosen KVH AgilePlans® to provide VSAT connectivity for crew welfare and vessel operations. The expert technical team at Nova Electronics, KVH’s service partner in Greece, … Read More...

Petredec selects Inmarsat Fleet Hotspot Fleet-Wide after consultation with Seafarers

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has secured a significant new commitment to its Fleet Hotspot internet portal service, following an extension of its Fleet Xpress service agreement with leading liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) transport group Petredec. Fleet Hotspot has been designed by Inmarsat to give crew onboard access to … Read More...

Sweden’s largest port solar cell system inaugurated at Stockholm Norvik Port

Sweden’s most modern port, Stockholm Norvik, has now been equipped with a solar cell system larger than that of any other Swedish port. This is part of the continued investment in renewable energy entirely in line with Ports of Stockholm’s long-term environmental goals. Ports of Stockholm’s new solar cell system at Stockholm Norvik Port was inaugurated on 22nd … Read More...

COLUMBIA signature taking hospitality to the next level

A new player has joined the hospitality and catering market following the launch of COLUMBIA signature. The venture’s already established team of hospitality and catering experts will operate under the umbrella of COLUMBIA blue – The Leisure Group. The name for the group’s latest addition, COLUMBIA signature, was inspired by the one-of-a-kind food concepts, dishes … Read More...

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