New Wärtsilä Hybrid Centre will boost sustainable shipping

The technology group Wärtsilä has inaugurated its new Hybrid Centre, the first of its kind in the world. The facility represents an innovative concept that will enable further development and deployment of the Wärtsilä HY hybrid power module, while at the same time providing customers with the possibility to experience the benefits of the Wärtsilä […]

ChartCo and MeteoGroup announce long-term partnership agreement

ChartCo, the global supplier of maritime digital data and compliance services, has selected MeteoGroup to deliver its weather routing technology services (SPOS) through its OneOcean platform. OneOcean is ChartCo’s software platform for e-navigation, route and passage planning, environmental compliance, data management and a broad range of other services. The MeteoGroup services enable ships to safely […]

Wärtsilä opens the first International Maritime Cyber Centre of Excellence in the world

The technology group Wärtsilä opened an International Maritime Cyber Centre of Excellence (IMCCE) yesterday (16th October) in Singapore. The IMCCE consists of a Maritime Cyber Emergency Response Team (MCERT) and a cyber academy. The IMCCE is a world’s first industry solution for the marine industry, founded by Wärtsilä together with its strategic partner in cyber […]

Crew welfare – pay now or pay later?

When it comes to the welfare of your crew do you pay now – with good conditions, facilities and support for seafarers – or pay later – through medical bills, lost working time and mistakes? That’s a key question that delegates at this year’s Crew Connect Global in Manila will consider. Examining the Return on […]

CEO at Port of Milford Haven, Alec Don, steps down

The Port of Milford Haven today (17th October) announced that Alec Don, Chief Executive of the business since 2010, is stepping down from the role.  With the support of a great team Mr Don has set a vision for the business, securing planning consents for the development of Milford Waterfront and establishing Pembroke Dock Marine […]

IMRF Awards 2018 shortlist announced

Nominations have been received from across all maritime sectors for the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) Awards, and the shortlist has just been announced. Theresa Crossley, CEO IMRF said: “We’re delighted to announce this year’s IMRF Awards finalists.  The nominations have been submitted from all over the world and the judges’ selection highlights just some […]

Seafarers’ mental health is focus of new training programme offered free to seafarers worldwide

KVH Videotel introduced a new training package, ‘Seafarers Mental Health and Wellbeing’, yesterday during the 5th Annual International Shipowning & Shipmanagement Summit in London, and announced that the package will be available free of charge throughout the industry due to the critical importance of the topic. The programme was produced in association with the International […]

Captain Belinda Bennett awarded 2018 Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service

Charting a course to success in the cruise and maritime industry, the Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service has been presented to Captain Belinda Bennett of Windstar Cruises, as ‘the first black female captain in the commercial cruise industry.’ Captain Bennett was given the award for services to the promotion of the maritime sector under […]

Separating fact from fiction: ICS releases new study on seafarers and digitalisation

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has released a new study conducted by the Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA) on behalf of ICS, regarding the potential effects of autonomous ships on the role of seafarers and the global shipping industry. In light of growing media interest and the diversity of expert opinions on the […]

Thordon strengthens its presence to meet anticipated rules for cleaner seas

Thordon Bearings has signed sales and distribution agreements with St Petersburg-based Industrial & Marine Projects (IMPRO) and Tallinn’s Marine Ecology Equipment (MEE), in a development that anticipates the introduction of more stringent pollution rules for European waterways. The appointment of new distributors for Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia and Azerbaijan coincides with concerns that more should […]

HullWiper brings affordable hull cleaning to the Panama Canal with Talleres Industriales

HullWiper is meeting growing demand for affordable and eco-friendly hull cleaning in the Panama Canal in partnership with Talleres Industriales, a provider of subsea services. It is the latest agreement signed under HullWiper’s global leasing programme introduced in 2017, which works with partners around the world to offer ship owners and operators a cost-efficient, brush- […]

Ship managers plan to work together to meet shipping challenges

Meeting the challenges of tomorrow’s maritime trade is at the forefront of ship managers’ focus as they develop strategies to meet environmental targets and embrace fast-paced technological advances in our industry. Ship managers gathered in London this week for the Annual General Meeting of their industry trade body – InterManager – where they discussed plans […]