New global project to help visiting seafarers launched

A new website designed to encourage the formation of port welfare boards around the world to provide a welcome to visiting seafarers has been launched today (Thursday) by the UK-based Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB). An important element in a project managed on behalf of the International Seafarers’ Welfare Assistance Network (ISWAN), the website explains […]

Ghent Port Company elated about signing of treaty for new lock Terneuzen

Flemish minister Ben Weyts (Mobility and Public Works) and Dutch minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen (Infrastructure and Environmental Affairs) signed the ‘Treaty between the Netherlands and Flanders for the construction of the new lock Terneuzen’ today (Thursday). Ghent Port Company said it was delighted about the historical moment as the new lock will improve the […]

Intelsat and Kymeta join forces to enable next generation satellite applications

Satellite services provider Intelsat and Kymeta Corporation, a developer of metamaterials-based antenna technology, have announced an agreement to design and produce innovative, flat, electronically steerable, Ku-band mTenna satellite antenna solutions that are optimised for the Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellite (HTS) platform. The first Intelsat EpicNG satellite is expected to launch in late 2015. Stephen […]

Shipping Minister invites Mersey Maritime apprentice to Westminster

Mersey Maritime Apprentice Olivia (Livvy) Weston got a chance to visit No.10 Downing Street and the House of Commons after meeting the Shipping Minister, John Hayes, MP on an official visit. The 18-year-old Apprentice, who has been with Mersey Maritime since finishing her A-levels last year, spent a day in Westminster. She visited Mr Hayes […]

LJMU-Mersey Maritime project for the Atlantic region

Liverpool John Moores University has teamed up with Mersey Maritime and Vestfold University College in Norway to bring together maritime clusters from the Atlantic region. The partners were invited to lead an EU funded workshop at the Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference in Porto to present to stakeholders their ideas to create a common platform to […]

Shipping industry should prepare for global sulphur cap in 2020, says ICS

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has agreed that the shipping and bunker refining industries should work to the possibility that the global 0.5% sulphur in fuel cap, required by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), is more likely to be implemented worldwide from 2020, rather than 2025. Speaking after an ICS Board meeting in London, […]

Seacurus launches new South-East Asian petro-piracy cover

Specialist marine insurance intermediary Seacurus has developed a petro-piracy endorsement which can be added to existing Kidnap & Ransom (KR) insurance cover in response to the evolving threats to ships, their cargoes and crews when transiting the South China Sea, Malacca Straits, Indonesian Archipelago and Gulf of Guinea. According to recent figures published by the […]