MENAS and Inchcape reach strategic agreement for Middle East nav dues

The Middle East Navigation Aids Service (MENAS) has taken a huge step forward in its effort to ensure ship owners are able to pay for navigational aids provision in the Middle East Gulf, by signing a cooperation agreement with Inchcape Shipping Services that will contract the ship agency company to collect navigation aids dues from […]

UK Ship Register pledges support to LISW21

The UK Ship Register (UKSR) has pledged its support for London International Shipping Week 2021 (LISW21) by becoming a Platinum Sponsor. LISW21 is scheduled to take place from 13th to 17th in a blended format, expertly combining in-person events with a strong online presence to create a seamless integration of real and virtual attendance and […]

North P&I Club names Arklow Shipping’s James Tyrrell as Chair

North P&I Club has elected James Alexander Tyrrell as its new Chair of the board, succeeding Pratap Shirke, in a seamless change at the helm of the global marine insurer that also sees Ioanna Procopiou become the Club’s first female vice-chair. Mr Tyrrell, a Director of Arklow Shipping, takes up the role from  today (4th […]

Peninsula announces Global Sustainability Initiative – establishes LNG bunkering business

Fuel solutions company Peninsula has initiated its Global Sustainability Initiative.  Having been one of the first suppliers to provide Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (VLSFO) in 2019, Peninsula has since focused its strategy on transition and renewable marine energy. Peninsula’s CEO, John A. Bassadone (pictured) explained: “IMO2020 was a complex strategic planning process and we […]

The Port of Algeciras increases port operational performance thanks to PROAS

Port of Algeciras Authority (APBA) has awarded the €1.7 million development of its Port Risk Optimized Advanced System (PROAS) to a Joint Venture made up of the companies Oritia & Boras, Ayesa Advanced Technologies and the Polytechnic University of Madrid. The aim of this project is to develop a predictive safety and efficiency tool for […]

IMO welcomes Neptune Declaration on seafarers

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has welcomed the industry-led Neptune Declaration, which calls for seafarers to be designated as key workers and for cooperation to end the crew change crisis, which is not only putting seafarers in a desperate situation but also threatening the safety of shipping and world trade. Hundreds of thousands of seafarers around the globe are unable to leave ships, while others cannot join, due to travel restrictions imposed as a result of the COVID-19 […]

Transport giants join forces to make Scandinavia’s largest port fossil-free

In an effort to speed up the transition to fossil-free fuels in the transport sector, Volvo Group, Scania, Stena Line, and the Port of Gothenburg have joined forces to bring about a significant reduction in carbon emissions linked to the largest port in the Scandinavia. The aim is to cut emissions by 70 per cent […]

Shipping industry takes new step to protect marine environments

Cleaning a ship’s submerged parts from barnacles and other growths, while the ship is in the water, can transfer invasive species to local marine environments unless it is properly cleaned and the debris is captured. To combat this problem, and to provide clarity and quality assurance to ship owners, ports and government authorities, BIMCO and […]