New style certificates for UK seafarers and those serving on UK ships

Seafarers will benefit from new photocard style certificates as the UK continues to drive forward maritime innovation and work to protect and support them. Starting this month (February), UK seafarers and those working on UK-flagged vessels will receive the new photocard certificates from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, wherever they are in the world. In […]

Solent LEP working in partnership to help keep Solent businesses moving

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), in partnership with Newable, and supported by The Department for International Trade South East (DIT), has produced ‘Post EU Transition Service‘, a series of free virtual events designed to help Solent businesses adapt now that the United Kingdom has left the European Union. The Solent LEP is working with […]

The Bahamas sees a positive future for shipping post COVID-19

As the world draws its breath after the unprecedented challenges of 2020, The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) outlines its goals for the coming year, with a focus on how shipping ensures a positive future as it moves on from COVID-19. Outlining his message to the industry, Captain Dwain Hutchinson, Managing Director and CEO of The […]

StormGeo establishes local presence in Denmark to better support shipping companies in the region

StormGeo, a global leader delivering shipping solutions in voyage planning, route advisory and fleet performance management, announced today (Wednesday)  the opening of a new office in Copenhagen.  The expansion in Denmark will strengthen the company’s partnership with shipping customers in this market. “The decision to expand into Denmark was a logical move in our growth […]

Under Keel Clearance under scrutiny in latest issue of The Navigator

All aspects of under keel clearance, from passage planning to calculating squat, are covered in the first edition of 2021 of The Navigator, the free magazine published by The Nautical Institute aimed at maritime navigators around the world. The new issue, which launches this month, is available digitally via a dedicated ‘The Navigator’ app and […]

Ince launches integrated cyber security solution for the maritime sector in cooperation with Mission Secure

International legal and professional services firm, Ince, has announced the launch of a specialist cyber security solution in conjunction with Mission Secure, one of the world’s leading Operational Technology (OT) cyber security companies. The venture signals the development, by newly established InceMaritime, of a first of its kind integrated legal advisory, business consultancy, and technology […]

Liberia Becomes the First Ship Registry to Join Neptune Declaration

The Liberian Registry has become the very first ship registry to sign onto the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change. The Liberian Registry joins over 300 owners, operators, and maritime organizations in this very important worldwide call to action to end the unprecedented crew change crisis caused by COVID-19. Chief Operating Officer of […]

Ocean Technologies Group signs up to Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change

Ocean Technologies Group (OTG) has joined a growing band of influential key maritime stakeholders by signing up to the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change. The signatories of the declaration have pledged to work together across the value chain with industry stakeholders, organisations and governments to implement crew change solutions that work in […]