Banks explore challenges decarbonisation poses to ship finance

At a Global Maritime Forum roundtable in London yesterday (Tuesday), the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition and global NGO Carbon War Room, worked with shipping leads from major global financial institutions to explore the challenges of decarbonisation for ship financing. With the launch of the report ‘Preparing shipping banks for climate change: How can internal carbon […]

Bureau Veritas to class CMA CGM’s LNG fuelled ultra-large containerships

Bureau Veritas (BV) has been awarded the responsibility for classification of CMA CGM’s new 22,000teu containerships. The decision for the nine ships to be fuelled by liquefied natural gas (LNG) has been carefully considered and Bureau Veritas has been closely involved in feasibility studies, working with the owner, builders and technology providers. Philippe Donche-Gay (pictured), […]

Asia Pacific Maritime 2018 to address present-day issues and chart new paths

The 15th Asia Pacific Maritime (APM), Southeast Asia’s most established maritime, workboat and offshore exhibition and conference will be held at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from 14th to 16th March next year. The biennial event will expect to play host to more than 1,500 international exhibiting companies from 60 countries, and over 15,000 trade […]

Winners of the H.E.R.O. Awards announced

The International Maritime Rescue Federation has announced the international winners of its second IMRF H.E.R.O Awards, 2017. The awards were presented to a selection of exceptional individuals and organisations, who have demonstrated outstanding bravery, professional expertise and innovation in the world of maritime search and rescue (SAR). The winners are: Anton Tasanen, the first mate […]

Europort 2017 invigorates future thinking

Maritime exhibition Europort yesterday (Tuesday) opened its doors to welcome international visitors to the 38th edition, once again confirming Rotterdam’s position at the heart of the global maritime industry. This year the exhibition has set its focus on three core themes; Big Data, The Environmental Age and the Human Factor. Exploration of the 2017 themes […]

KVH Videotel SVP urges maritime industry to aim for excellence, not minimum training standards

Ship owners, managers, and operators should aim for training excellence, rather than just attaining the minimum standards required, and use training as a key tool for attracting and retaining high-calibre seafarers in a competitive market, according to Mark Woodhead, KVH Videotel Senior Vice President EMEA, who spoke at CrewConnect Global, in Manila, yesterday (Tuesday). “Training […]

New Sailors’ Society chaplain for Southampton Port

Seafarers coming into Southampton port will receive a warm welcome and offer of support from Hampshire maritime charity Sailors’ Society’s new port chaplain. Jonathan Martin brings three decades of chaplaincy experience, including acting as chaplain to the Royal Navy and HMS Victory. He will be working alongside volunteer ship visitors and staff at the charity’s […]

MSC awarded 5 Star ‘DNV GL Excellence’ for shipmanagement

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, a leader in global transportation, has received the highest certification for vessel management systems, safety, environment and efficiency. In earning the 5 Star DNV GL Excellence rating, MSC joins a select group of shipping lines which have been commended for their exceptional implementation of international standards. “I would like to thank […]

Maritime Cook Islands advocates non-profit organisation, Fins Attached

Maritime Cook Islands is stepping up its efforts to support the work of Fins Attached, a non-profit organisation aimed at saving the world’s shark population and promoting preservation as essential for the global ecosystem. As a sponsor of the US-based organisation, MCI has assisted in the successful registration of the organisation’s 134ft vessel, Sharkwater, under […]

Selektope antifouling technology adopted in new outfitting coating

A new outfitting coating utilising the unique antifouling ingredient Selektope has been brought to market by marine coatings specialist Hempel. Selektope is included in Hempel’s GLOBIC 9500S product as part of a ‘Smart Biocide Package’. The new antifouling was specifically formulated with Selektope to deliver boosted static performance against hard fouling for idle ships during […]

Transas to maintain THESIS momentum at 2018 global conference

The Transas mission to explain the true benefits and impacts of digitalisation to the maritime world will be given new impetus by staging its 2018 global conference to Vancouver, one of North America’s top technology hubs. The three-day event, which will take place at the Marriott Parq Hotel Vancouver, 6th to 8th March, has been […]