ICS announces first speakers for its flagship conference during LISW19

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) will challenge the shipping industry and policymakers to face the reality of powering global trade without the use of fossil fuels in its 2019 International Shipping Conference Setting Course for 2050: Powering Global Trade. Taking place at the British Library on Wednesday 11th September 2019, during London International Shipping […]

Life-saving fund opens for bids

Lifeboat charities across the UK can now bid for Government cash for life-saving equipment. Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani visited Oxfordshire Lowland Search and Rescue Service (OxSAR) today (Thursday) as part of Maritime Safety Week and to launch this year’s £1million Rescue Boat Grant Fund. The fund is open to search and rescue teams in England, […]

NI signs MoU with IMO Technical Cooperation Division

The Nautical Institute (NI) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under which the NI will support the IMO in helping developing countries to meet international maritime standards. The NI has agreed to lend its expertise in professional development as part of the IMO’s Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme (ITCP) […]

World’s first and only global mobile broadband service enhanced with new Arctic capabilities

Global mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat is to introduce two new satellite payloads dedicated to the Arctic region in a partnership with Space Norway, and its subsidiary Space Norway HEOSAT. The new Global Xpress (GX) payloads support the rapidly growing demand among both commercial and government users for seamless, reliable, high-speed mobile broadband services in […]

HELMEPA awards scholarships for 2019-2020

For yet another year, HELMEPA has supported young people who want to continue their academic career, awarding scholarships for postgraduate studies in the fields of shipping, environmental science and marine engineering/technology. The seven new scholars for the 2019-2020 academic year will join the group of another 37 young people who, since 1998, have received ΗΕLMEPA […]