St Kitts & Nevis elevated to Paris MOU Grey List

Paris MOU has confirmed that the St Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry (SKANREG) has been elevated to the Grey List of the Paris Memorandum on Port State Control (Paris MOU). Confirming the news, Liam Ryan, International Registrar and CEO of SKANREG, said: “This is a major development for SKANREG and vindicates our declared policy […]

Emirates Post picks Hurricane Commerce as data partner

Emirates Post has chosen Hurricane Commerce as the data partner to support its global eCommerce expansion strategy. The postal operator for the UAE has invested heavily in its international parcels business with the ambition of becoming a seamless gateway and strategic logistics hub for cross-border eCommerce traffic. Hurricane will be supporting Emirates Post across various […]

ClassNK grants AiP to TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING for LNG-fueled bulker design

Classification Society ClassNK has granted an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Tsuneishi Shipbuilding for its concept design of an LNG-fuelled bulker “KAMSARMAX GF” based on its Rule Part GF (regulation for ships using low-flashpoint fuels) incorporating the IGF Code (International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels). The concept design for […]

Maran Gas adopts KONGSBERG’s K-IMS platform for digitalisation across entire fleet

Kongsberg Maritime (KM) is pleased to announce that Maran Gas Maritime, one of the largest international ship-owning concerns, has signed a contract to roll out KM’s K-IMS Information Management System across its entire fleet. Already a long-term customer of KM, with this move Maran Gas are taking the relationship to a new level by integrating […]

Chevron Marine Lubricants expands African reach with Akwa Group

Chevron Marine Lubricants will boost its presence in African ports after extending its joint venture with Akwa Group. Chevron is now an equal partner in Afriquia Lubrifiants, with plans to extend the blending, distribution, and marketing business beyond Morocco to markets in sub-Saharan Africa. The enhanced agreement enables the joint venture to manufacture Chevron’s premium […]

Cobham SATCOM launches new generation SAILOR XTR antenna platform

Cobham SATCOM has announced the launch of its new SAILOR XTR antenna platform with SAILOR 1000 XTR Ku, the first of a new generation of software-controlled antenna systems designed for quick deployment, operational reliability, simplicity, and best-in-class radio frequency (RF) performance. The one-metre antenna has a new simplified and robust pedestal for better antenna performance […]

ABS releases guidance on the potential of hydrogen as marine fuel

Hydrogen is the latest alternative fuel to have its potential for the maritime industry explored by ABS in its industry-leading series of detailed sustainability whitepapers. Sustainability Whitepaper: Hydrogen as Marine Fuel explores the gas’ potential to reduce emissions from shipping, while evaluating its safety, regulatory and design implications. The report also details industry projects utilizing […]

Thordon seawater lubrication chosen for eight more COSCO general cargo newbuilds

COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers has confirmed that its eight newbuild multipurpose cargo vessels ordered from COSCO Dalian Shipyard will each feature a COMPAC seawater lubricated shaftline arrangement from Thordon Bearings. CY Engineering, Thordon’s authorized distributor in China will supply and oversee the installation of a COMPAC open seawater lubricated propeller shaft system designed for shaft […]