Anticipation for London International Shipping Week 2021 (LISW21), the global maritime industry’s first in-person gathering since early 2020, is set to soar following Boris Johnson’s announcement that London is open for business. The British Prime Minister has confirmed an easing of Covid-19 restrictions across England by 19 July, giving people working in shipping clear passage to reconnect at LISW21 from September 13– 17. John Hulmes, Chairman of […]

Optimarin teams with Newport Shipping for BWTS installations

Norway’s ballast water specialist Optimarin has joined forces with UK-based ship repair and retrofit group Newport Shipping to supply its high-specification BWTS (ballast water treatment system) as part of a turnkey package for installation at one of Newport’s global network of 15 partner yards. The alliance has recently secured the first orders for the Optimarin […]

ABB’s new digital solution helps optimize ship performance across fleets

New online platform, ABB Ability™ Marine Fleet Intelligence – Advisory, combines the power of cloud-based analytics and reporting with user-friendly visualizations to help shipowners, managers and charterers optimize ship performance fleet-wide. ABB Ability™ Marine Fleet Intelligence – Advisory is offered as a SaaS (Software as a Service), which can collect data from a wide variety […]

ClassNK conducts third-party verification of GHG emissions

With the shipping industry now required to plan and manage its greenhouse gas emissions, ClassNK is working on the enhancement of its service portfolio to provide GHG emissions management system certification, verifying the calculation and reporting of GHG emissions by clients. NS United Kaiun Kaisha (NSU) has calculated its Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions […]

The SMS Group appoints new head of business development for cruise and ferry

The SMS Group has announced a significant investment in its people with the creation of a cruise and ferry team, to ensure experience, credibility and capability are at the forefront of its offering. In doing so, Darren Smith has joined as Head of Business Development with a clear focus on the Cruise and Ferry sector. […]