Finalists announced for Inmarsat’s Crew Welfare Open Innovation Challenge

Global mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat has announced the finalists for the ‘Open Innovation Challenge’, a global competition aimed at identifying new technologies to benefit crew safety, health and wellbeing launched with Shell Shipping & Maritime and digital consultancy Thetius. The Challenge, aimed at start-ups and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), invited entries in […]

North P&I Club digital tool to enhance routing risk advice

North P&I Club has launched a new marine risk awareness solution, hosted on its market leading interactive MyGlobeView digital platform. Route Risk Advice, from North, offers users an innovative digital tool designed to evaluate and demonstrate the potential hazards of a voyage from port of origin to destination. The application joins a growing stable of […]

HySHIP project clinches €8 million funding

A ground-breaking maritime innovation project has been granted €8 million in European funding as the Norwegian government announces strengthened focus on development and commercialisation of hydrogen as a carbon-neutral fuel. The revolutionary HySHIP project embraces 14 European partners collaborating on the design and construction of a new ro-ro demonstration vessel running on liquid green hydrogen […]

Protecting oceans with reusable masks

Waste fishing nets are being turned into eco-friendly facemasks in a bid to end mask trash and help protect the oceans. The nets, which pose a severe threat to marine life if abandoned or lost at sea, are collected and ultimately regenerated by Aquafil, together with other nylon waste, to produce ECONYL yarn, used in […]

The Marshall Islands Registry focuses on enhancing resources

After a banner year for the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) fleet in 2019, with its best ever ranking from port State control (PSC) authorities globally, the RMI Maritime Administrator says it has remained focused on enhancing resources despite the challenges 2020 has brought to the shipping community. The RMI had its best performance […]

Bureau Veritas appoints new Nordics chief

Gijsbert de Jong has been named as the new Regional Marine Chief Executive, Nordics for Bureau Veritas (BV), succeeding Bengt Sangberg who assumes the role of Special Advisor, facilitating the handover and transition, until his departure at the end of 2020. Mr de Jong will report directly to Herman Spilker, VP North Europe Zone with […]