Colin Kershaw RIP

Message from Brookes Bell LinkedIn It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved friend and colleague Colin Kershaw. Colin joined Brookes Bell in 1990 and became a Partner in 2002. Before joining Brookes Bell, he worked in the Port of Liverpool for 15 years and was Assistant Marine Operations Manager […]

Seaplace receives LR Approval in Principle for its floating offshore wind platform ballast control system.

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has granted Seaplace Approval in Principle for its active ballast control system, designed specifically for the company’s floating offshore wind platforms concept, CROWN, a novel technology that includes both buoy and reduced-draft spar operational concepts, expected to reduce CAPEX costs of the floating wind generation. Seaplace’s active ballast control system is used […]

Innovative 2,500 TEU Container Vessel “Trade Wings 2,500” from VPLP Design, Alwena Shipping, SDARI and AYRO receives Approval in Principle from Bureau Veritas

The “Trade Wings 2,500”: an innovative container ship with a capacity of 2,500 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit), designed jointly by VPLP Design (France), Alwena Shipping (France), SDARI (China) and AYRO (France) has received Approval in Principle from Bureau Veritas. With an overall length of 197m and a breadth of 32m, the vessel offers a deadweight […]

d’Amico Società di Navigazione selects SeaProc to process procurement across 70 vessels.

d’Amico Società di Navigazione has entered into an agreement with iMarine Software to provide e-procurement service to its global fleet of 70 vessels. The service will be fully embedded with d’Amico’s newly implemented ABS NS Enterprise system, one of the leading fleet management software systems for digital maritime operations, across its entire fleet of vessels. […]


National maritime industry leaders and senior Government officials are to meet in Merseyside for a high-profile summit to discuss the future of the sector in the UK. Industry body Mersey Maritime is holding its third annual Maritime Exchange conference on Friday, June 25, 2021. Taking place in the magnificent surroundings of a Grade-II-listed Victorian building […]

New UN initiative must be backed up by enforcement, says SRI

Amid growing fears of an impending escalation of the humanitarian crisis facing seafarers, SRI, the international pan-industry body researching maritime and seafarers’ law, applauds the recent initiative from United Nations Agencies to protect seafarers’ rights during the COVID-19 pandemic. Urging all cargo owners and charterers to support the new wide-ranging human rights toolkit, SRI does, […]


How can shipping companies support women seafarers’ mental wellbeing and eradicate gender discrimination – and are they doing enough? These were some of the topics that Sophia Onken, Partner and Clinical Psychologist at Mental Health Support Solutions (MHSS), discussed during the ‘Wellbeing For Women In Shipping’ webinar on 14 May. The event organised by MHSS […]

BSM launches digital payment platform for seafarers

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) has launched BSM NiumPay, a digital payment platform for its seafarers and their families to manage finances easily and efficiently. The new payment platform provides seafarers with a multi-currency eWallet and a complimentary VISA card. In addition, a supplementary VISA card is available for the seafarer’s family. “Digital payments have become […]