Port of Felixstowe upgrades Ro/Ro facilities

In her first port visit of 2020, Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani MP has inspected the site of work to upgrade Roll-on/Roll-off facilities at Hutchison Ports’ Port of Felixstowe. The works will allow the port to accommodate larger Ro/Ro vessels and improve the efficiency of vessel operations. Commenting during the Minister’s visit to the port on […]

Industry leaders join forces on ammonia-fuelled tanker project

MISC Berhad, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), Lloyd’s Register (LR) and MAN Energy Solutions have announced they will work together on a joint development project (JDP) for an ammonia-fuelled tanker to support shipping’s drive towards a decarbonised future. The creation of the alliance has been motivated by the partners’ shared belief that the maritime industry needs […]

Modernising the global maritime distress and safety system

The International Maritime Organization’s Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) is meeting this week and next to continue its ongoing work to review the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) requirements. The aim is to enable the use of modern communication systems in the GMDSS, while removing requirements to carry obsolete […]

Wärtsilä customised LNG solution chosen for four next-generation short-sea cargo vessels

Four new next-generation short-sea cargo vessels being built at the WuHu Shipyard in China will feature LNG propulsion and storage systems provided by the technology group Wärtsilä. The ships have been ordered by Wijnne & Barends Chartering based in the Netherlands, an affiliate of the Dutch Spliethoff Group. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in […]

ATPI Marine & Energy ends centenary year on a high

A refreshed global identity, the introduction of Africa Gateway, team expansion and a roster of new clients were the key themes for ATPI’s marine and energy specialist division throughout 2019, ending its centenary year on a high. Further expansion saw ATPI Marine & Energy introduce Africa Gateway, a fully integrated travel solution for shipping and […]

Tomini Shipping receives three further ultramax newbuilds into the fleet

Dubai-headquartered ship owner and operator Tomini Shipping has greeted the New Year by boosting its shipping fleet with the delivery and naming of three ultramax carriers – the Tomini Entity (63,500dwt), Tomini Felicity (63,300dwt) and Tomini Tenacity (63,601dwt) were delivered on 7th January 2020. The naming ceremony was held at the COSCO Shipping, Hudong Shipyard, […]

Top level speakers announced for ESW 2020 flagship conference

European Shipping Week 2020 (ESW2020) has announced a line-up of high-level industry speakers for its flagship conference including EU Commissioner for Transport  Adina Vălean. Moderated by Carla Olival, President WISTA Portugal, the flagship conference, which takes place at The Hotel in Brussels on Thursday 20th February, will attract up to 400 top industry ship owners […]

ABB presents recommendation for zero-emission marine technology to US Congress

ABB Marine & Ports has delivered testimony in the US House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure about the future of marine technologies. Underpinning ABB’s commitment to tackling the ever-increasing consequences of climate change, ABB Marine & Ports presented a comprehensive approach to reducing marine emissions at a hearing in front the Subcommittee on […]

Capt Eero Lehtovara appointed One Sea Chairman as ship autonomy climbs agenda

One Sea, the industry alliance which aims to lead the way towards an operating autonomous maritime ecosystem by 2025, has appointed Capt Eero Lehtovaara as its new Chairman. Capt Eero, a Master Mariner and Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute, is Head of Regulatory & Public Affairs at ABB Marine & Ports. He brings a […]