Seafarers UK has been named as the charity partner for the second iteration of the Maritime UK Awards, due to be broadcast live from Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, on Thursday 12 November from 17:00. The Maritime UK Awards, first hosted in Southampton in 2019, are the UK’s national maritime awards, organised by industry, for industry. […]

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company selects 8×8 Open Communications Platform to accelerate global digital transformation 

8×8, Inc an integrated cloud communications platform provider, has announced that MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company  has selected 8×8 to transform its global communications, collaboration and customer engagement infrastructure onto a single cloud platform, deploying the 8×8 Open Communications Platform, including 8×8 Voice for Microsoft Teams, internationally across more than 155 countries and 493 locations. MSC […]

Synergy Group successfully completes LNG carrier-FSU conversion and delivery

Ship manager Synergy Group has successfully converted a 1992-built, 126,000 cubic meters capacity Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carrier into a Floating Storage Unit (FSU). The FSU, which has a projected lifespan of 15 years, was delivered to its owner last week. Singapore-headquartered Synergy will manage, maintain and operate the FSU on an ongoing basis. It […]

U-Ming Secures 10-Year Dry Bulk LNG Dual Fuel Charters with Anglo American, Demonstrating Long-term Commitment to Sustainable Shipping

U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation (“U-Ming”) (TSEC code: 2606), Taiwan’s largest publicly listed bulk carrier company, has been awarded a 10-year LNG Dual Fuel dry bulk charter contract by Anglo American, a leading global  mining company. It is the first such long term time charter in the bulk carrier sector, demonstrating both companies’ strong commitment to […]

The Mission to Seafarers announces winners of annual Seafarers’ Awards, Singapore

International seafarer welfare charity, The Mission to Seafarers, hosted the annual Seafarers’ Awards, Singapore on Friday, for the first time in an online ceremony. The event celebrated the individuals and organisations that have made significant contributions to improving the welfare of seafarers and announced the winners of the awards. Proceedings were opened by Captain Rob […]

World’s largest LNG containership makes first call in Hamburg

The Jacques Saadé was the first LNG containership of the Megamax class to berth at the Eurogate Terminal, Hamburg on Sunday. With a length of 400 metres, a breadth of 61 metres and a height of 78 metres, the vessel is one of the world’s largest containerships. For fuel, this vessel of the Megamax class […]

Significant crew safety and well-being lessons to be learned from industry-wide survey

An industry-wide survey on maritime workers’ well-being during COVID-19, led by Lloyd’s Register (LR) in collaboration with the UK Chamber of Shipping, the Mission to Seafarers and Safety at Sea, has uncovered key insights which may be used to improve the safety and well-being of maritime industry workers keeping global trade moving during the pandemic. […]

TMS webinar season ends on a high

The Maritime Standard held the 12th Webinar in its COVID-19: A Leadership Perspective series last Wednesday, ending the current season. The latest event, featuring an all-female panel, looked at how women are proving to be game changers in terms of shipping leadership, and was widely acclaimed by the global online audience to have been the […]

New DNV GL class rules for floating offshore wind expands industry horizon

As the first successful pilots transition into the first commercial projects, floating offshore wind is opening up new vistas to offshore wind generation. To help expand the segment, DNV GL, the world’s leading classification society, has released the first integrated rule set for floating offshore wind structures (DNVGL-RU-OU-0512). The rules provide both new entrants and […]