UK Hydrographic Office contributes to UK government study into autonomous navigation

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has contributed to a new UK government-funded study on navigational requirements for autonomous maritime vessels. The UKHO worked together with partner organisations L3 ASV and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to identify the future data requirements for autonomous shipping, and explore how navigational and wider geospatial data can be […]

Indian Register of Shipping plays central role at INMARCO

The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) continues to play a central role at the International Maritime Conference and Exhibition (INMARCO) which is held every four years. Organised by the Institute of Marine Engineers (India), this year’s INMARCO will see a packed programme of technical discussions and panel debates covering a wide spectrum of topics including […]

WaterFront continues global expansion with senior appointment

Global ship agency business WaterFront Maritime Services (WaterFront) has today announced the appointment of industry veteran Tormod Ognedal as its new Business Development Manager for Europe, to support the company’s continued growth and expansion. After 17 years with Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) as Senior General Manager and having gained over 30 years’ experience in international […]

London Thamesport’s short sea role strengthened by containerships

Hutchison Ports London Thamesport’s growing reputation as a short-sea container hub has been further enhanced by Helsinki-based Containerships plc’s introduction of a second weekly service from Gdynia, Poland. Containerships has chosen the Kent based port for its second direct service to and from the southern part of the UK. The service offers regular and fast […]

Five port groups promote sustainability through mass recycling initiative

Five of the world’s leading container port operators have jointly undertaken a week-long initiative to promote sustainable resource usage in their respective port and facility networks. During the fifth annual Go Green Initiative, 8,332 employees of DP World, Hutchison Ports, PSA International, Port of Rotterdam and Shanghai International Port Group collected a total of 1,966 […]

Wärtsilä divests pumps business but acquires underwater services company

Technology group Wärtsilä has divested its pumps business to Solix Group, a Scandinavian investment company with offices in Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden. Wärtsilä Pumps has belonged to the Wärtsilä Marine Solutions organisation and became part of the company along with the acquisition of Hamworthy in 2012. The Wärtsilä Pumps business recorded sales of approximately […]

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