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Reviewing the Clydebank Declaration: ATPI Halo

“COP26 has come and gone, and now the hard work begins for businesses to meet the targets and commitments set out by participating governments,” writes marine travel specialist ATPI Halo in a special commentary provided to SMI. “In the case of the maritime sector, the implications relate almost exclusively to the Clydebank Declaration, signed by 22 states - … Read More...

Hege Solstad joins Inchcape Shipping Services in Norway

Inchcape Shipping Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Hege Solstad who has joined as Vice President Commercial for the Europe Region. Chief Commercial Officer Christopher Crookall commented, “We are delighted to announce that Hege Solstad joins Inchcape as Vice President Commercial for the Europe Region. Hege will be based in Oslo and will take her … Read More...

WFW advises Piraeus Bank on first sustainability-linked loan

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has advised Piraeus Bank on a US$16.85m sustainability-linked loan to a subsidiary of Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. The transaction included a margin adjustment mechanism based on carbon intensity rating as an incentive for the owner to reduce carriers’ carbon emissions. It also incorporated disincentives for non-compliance … Read More...

S5 Agency World expands to enhance position as leading Port Services Company

Following the acquisition of the agency activities of the Royal Burger Group and Jardine, First Dutch has now acquired the S5 Agency World (S5) shares of Marmedsa Noatum Maritime and Kanoo Shipping, becoming the sole shareholder of S5 and enabling it to continue its strategic expansion in the global shipping industry. Based on a rich history, S5 has always … Read More...

HullWiper partners with Agemar Group to bring sustainable hull cleaning option to Guinea

HullWiper Ltd and Agemar have signed a lease agreement to meet the growing demand for safe, eco-friendly hull cleaning solutions for vessels calling in Guinea. Agemar becomes the latest addition to HullWiper’s growing family of partners around the world operating under their leasing programme introduced in 2017. The partnership supports the Guinean government’s … Read More...

New President for International Salvage Union

The Annual General Meeting of the International Salvage Union (ISU) was held in London virtually this week and the membership confirmed Capt. Nicholas Sloane as the new President of the ISU effective immediately. Capt. Sloane (pictured) succeeds Richard Janssen who will continue as a member of the ISU Executive Committee. Mr Janssen said: “It has been a privilege … Read More...

Transport bodies protest re-imposition on travel restrictions affecting their workers

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has joined fellow international transport bodies the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Road Transport Union (IRU) , and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) in jointly calling for governments not to reimpose border restrictions that further limit the freedom of movement of … Read More...

Danelec Marine opens new Distribution Center in Houston

Leading Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) manufacturer and maritime Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure provider Danelec Marine has strengthened its global distribution network with the opening of a new Distribution Center in Houston, Texas. The facility has been established as part of Danelec’s strategy to optimize its global infrastructure, work closer to customers … Read More...

IMO MEPC agrees to initiate GHG strategy review, recognizing need for strengthened ambitions

The Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting (MEPC 77) leld last week agreed to initiate the revision of the Initial IMO Strategy on Reduction of GHG emissions from ships, recognizing the need to strengthen the ambition during the revision process, report the International Maritime Organization. The IMO, in view of the urgency for all sectors to accelerate … Read More...

Bolidt announces winner of inaugural Design Challenge

Leading resin applications specialist Bolidt has named the winner of its first Design Challenge, with Jacco van Overbeek, director of the company’s maritime division, presenting the award at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe in London on 1 December. The inaugural Bolidt Design Challenge has been awarded to Meyer Werft concept designer Thorben Stubbe for a … Read More...

ABS brings together industry leaders to discuss accelerating US Offshore Wind market with vessel innovation

US Offshore Wind Industry leaders discussed the potential for a carbon neutral offshore wind (OSW) supply chain, sustainable offshore wind vessels and US regulations for wind vessels at the ABS Offshore Wind Forum. Titled ' Accelerating the U.S. Market with Vessel Innovation’, the event saw Greg Lennon (pictured), ABS Vice President for Global Offshore Wind map out … Read More...

Tankers International meets demand for more intuitive, actionable fixtures data with new app

VLCC pool Tankers International has announced the launch of its new improved VLCC fixtures app, which it says delivers enhanced functionality and value to shipowners, charterers and brokers – reflecting increased demand for more intuitive, actionable fixture data. First launched in 2014, the app is the only source of such comprehensive fixture data - otherwise only … Read More...

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