Government commits to action on driving maritime growth

The Minister of State for Transport Robert Goodwill laid out the UK Government’s response to the Maritime Growth Study today (Wednesday). The Shipping and Ports Minister committed to taking steps to drive growth in the maritime sector, encouraging greater investment and making the UK flag more attractive to ship owners. Training is also a key […]

Treatment standards needed for oily galley water

Marine regulators have been urged to introduce performance standards for the separation of fats from galley water before the oily mix enters the onboard treatment process and causes system failure. Currently there are no IMO standards for the separation of fats, oils and grease from galley water, despite the treated water having to comply with […]

EMC to expand range of satellite communications and content services for Mercy Ships

EMC has signed an agreement with Mercy Ships to expand and upgrade the satellite communication systems and services it is providing to the hospital vessel operator. Under the agreement, EMC will roll out its HD Connect global on-demand video service aboard the charity’s hospital ship Africa Mercy.  HD Connect, based on EMC patented technology, provides […]

ABP Port of Southampton welcomes its latest record-breaker

The biggest container ship in the world, the MSC Maya, made its maiden call at Southampton yesterday (Tuesday). The 395.4m vessel, which can carry a world-leading 19,224 containers, is just the latest giant container vessel to call at the port in recent weeks. As well as being the biggest, the vessel, which is named after […]

A fresh breeze on the North Atlantic with ConRo freighter Atlantic Star

Ship owner ACL is renewing its ConRo fleet on Transatlantic services between North America and Europe by bringing the first of five new and innovative ConRo vessels of the next G4 generation into service with Atlantic Star. She will be cleared for the first time in the Port of Hamburg at O’Swaldkai on Friday (18th […]

IRClass backs India’s efforts to cut emissions at COP21 meeting in Paris

Classification society the Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), has issued a ringing endorsement of the COP21 agreement at the United Nations Climate Conference in Paris. Arun Sharma (pictured), CMD, IRClass represented the voice of the Indian Shipping fraternity at the recently concluded COP21 Climate Summit in Paris. Speaking at the India Pavilion on the topic […]

Karin Orsel joins Board of ISWAN as trustee

The International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) has announced that Karin Orsel has joined the board as a trustee. Ms Orsel is the Chief Executive Officer of MF Shipping in the Netherlands, President of WISTA International, and Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping. Per Gullestrup, Chairman of ISWAN, said: “We warmly welcome […]

RINA Group delivers Ballast Water Management guidance

International classification society RINA has completely revised and updated its guidance on the Ballast Water Convention and the procurement, installation, operation and certification of Ballast Water Treatment Systems. The guidance is now available to shipowners, shipyards and equipment manufacturers as a Technical Bulletin.  Dino Cervetto, Director of Technical Services, RINA Services, said: “The IMO Ballast […]