Keel-laying milestone for UECC’s third LNG battery hybrid PCTC

Construction of the third in a series of ground-breaking newbuild LNG battery hybrid PCTCs for United European Car Carriers (UECC) reached a significant milestone this week with keel-laying at a Chinese yard. The ceremony at Shanghai’s Jiangnan Shipyard saw the laying of the keel for the hull designated H2665 as part of an ambitious newbuild […]

Sabrina Chao elected BIMCO President

BIMCO, the world’s largest shipping association, has elected Sabrina Chao of Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings Limited as President at the organisation’s online general meeting on Thursday 20 May 2021. Sabrina Chao takes over as the 45th President of BIMCO, the fifth President to be based in Asia and the third to be based in […]

Satellite Communications Provides Vital Support to Aid Workers’ Mental Health

Enhanced satellite connectivity will help improve the mental well-being of aid-agency workers in the field by boosting communications in remote locations, assisting team work and providing an accessible support network, according to satellite communications specialists IEC Telecom and Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications. A high proportion of aid workers report that […]


Fincantieri and Comau, two Italian excellences and world leaders in their respective reference markets, have signed a letter of intent to develop prototypes of robotised steel welding solutions and the resulting construction of series of machines, to be implemented at first in Fincantieri shipyards. Comau CEO, Paolo Carmassi, and Fincantieri General Manager, Fabio Gallia, signed […]

IMO calls for further action to address Gulf of Guinea piracy

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has called for increased collaboration and action to tackle an escalation in the number and severity of attacks in the Gulf of Guinea region, which threatens the lives and well-being of seafarers and the safety of shipping. In a resolution on recommended action to address piracy and armed robbery in […]


10 new electric passenger ferries servicing routes across the Tagus River in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon will be equipped with autonomous charging connections from Zinus. ABB AS recently awarded Zinus a contract for the delivery of 20 SWC100 charging connections. These will be installed on 10 new all-electric passenger ferries entering service on the […]

OneLearn Global and Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute Sign MoU to develop collaboration

Recently launched OneLearn Global and the Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim of developing collaboration in the field of education and training, encompassing marine and offshore technology, marine robotics and maritime digitalisation. OneLearn Global, a member of the Fameline Holding Group based in Limassol, Cyprus, […]