IMO Council membership demonstrates Jamaica’s worth says Transport Minister

Membership of the International Maritime Organisation is important for strengthening Jamaica and the Caribbean region’s global position in the maritime sector according to its Transport Minister Robert Montague. Speaking during Jamaica’s virtual launch event to kickstart its campaign for re-election to Category C membership of the IMO Council for 2022-2023, the Honourable Minister Montague said […]

ÈTA Danica combines global crewing solutions with local knowledge

High quality global crewing provision combines with in-depth local experience in ÈTA Danica Crewing Services, a new venture which has started operations in the city of Leeuwarden in the Netherlands. ÈTA Danica provides ship operators with a single point of access to more than 70,000 officers living in the areas covered by Danica’s eastern European […]


Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) has continued its recent expansion by agreeing a strategic partnership with the highly respected Norwegian ship owner and operator Seatrans AS. The joint venture company will be named Stödig Ship Management AS and will operate out of Seatrans’ offices in Bergen Norway. All Seatrans’ staff will remain employed in the company. Welcoming […]

DNV Awards AiP for New LNG Fuel Tank Insulation

Risk management and assurance experts DNV, have granted an Approval in Principle (AIP) to PASSER Marine for the development of a new LNG fuel tank insulation system. The new concept is designed for prismatic ‘type B’ LNG tanks – which according to IMO rules require a partial secondary barrier – and includes a leakage detection […]

Energy Technology Experts Merge to form eCap Marine

Following the need on ships for emission-reducing energy technology, eCap Mobility and Hybrid Port Energy have both merged – to become eCap Marine. Since the merger in January this year, the combined companies have been successfully offering a diverse range of technological solutions for environmentally-friendly energy sources, in professional and leisure shipping and port and […]


The Navigazione Montanari Group has secured a €35m loan from the illimity Bank to help renew its fleet. The six-year loan has been granted to Euromont Shipping, a company wholly owned by Navigazione Montanari, and is backed by the Italian export credit agency SACE through its Garanzia Italia facility. Founded in 1889, the Navigazione Montanari […]

Bureau Veritas publishes rules and guidelines on ammonia as a marine fuel

Bureau Veritas (BV) has released an Ammonia-Prepared notation and has developed a Rule Note for ammonia as a marine fuel to support ship owners, designers, shipyards, and charterers in advancing their journeys toward using ammonia and a zero-carbon future. Ammonia-Prepared is applicable to new-builds and certifies that a ship has been designed and constructed to […]