Britannia P&I hosts Asian Members’ Forum in Hong Kong

Following Britannia’s P&I European Members’ Forum in Athens earlier this month, the Club also hosted an Asian Members’ Forum on 21st November in Hong Kong. The Club says the regional Forums demonstrate its strategy of providing Members with a local personalised service, backed by a global presence in the market. The Asian Members’ Forum outlined […]

Budget omission disappointment for UK seafarers

Maritime professionals’ union Nautilus International today warned that the UK could be left dangerously dependent on foreign shipping and workforces after the Chancellor, in his Budget speech, failed to commit to further investment or incentives for training schemes aimed at UK seafarers. For an island nation, relying on the sea for more than 95% of […]

Wallem Commercial Services welcomes two Supramaxes to fleet

Wallem Commercial Services has welcomed two new Supramax vessels to its commercially-managed fleet. Wallem provides commercial management for a range of vessels from tankers to bulk carriers and container vessels. The company is also experienced in assisting various financial institutions on Asset Protection for a large number of vessels; in addition to providing them with […]

Inmarsat opens office at world-leading facility for maritime technology innovation in Ålesund

Inmarsat, the global mobile satellite communications company, has opened a new office, at the Norwegian Maritime Competence Center (NMCC) based in Ålesund, Norway, to continue to drive the digitalisation of the shipping industry. The opening of the facility in the heart of Norway’s leading edge maritime community, signals Inmarsat’s intention to intensify work with third […]

European ship owners welcome the agreement reached on CO2 Emissions Trading System

Intensive negotiations came to an end two weeks ago when the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers and the European Commission reached a provisional agreement on the reform of the emissions trading system, which today was approved by the Member States. “European ship owners have a strong interest to decarbonise the industry and we think […]

London P&I Club warning on excessive position-fixing intervals

The London P&I Club says excessive onboard position-fixing intervals have been a contributory factor in some recent costly claims. In one case, a laden bulk carrier grounded on a shoal, in circumstances where a previous inaccurate dead-reckoning plot was not detected in time. Although there were several contributory factors to the grounding, the club says […]