Lloyd’s commits to future of Lloyd’s Salvage Arbitration Branch and LOF

In a move that has been strongly endorsed by UK maritime professional services body Maritime London, Lloyd’s has confirmed that it will continue to operate the Lloyd’s Salvage Arbitration Branch (LSAB) that oversees the Lloyd’s Open Form (LOF) salvage contract and procedures. The Lloyd’s Council decision follows an industry-wide consultation over a proposal to put […]

IMO welcomes WHO vaccine roadmap seafarer prioritization

Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the IMO has welcomed the World Health Organization’s decision to name seafarers as transportation workers to be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccination – in instances of limited supplies. The updated guidance for Stage II of its vaccine roadmap, from the WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) states: “Seafarers and […]

Harbor Lab disbursements platform attracts 300 vessels

Greek start-up Harbor Lab recently welcomed the 300th vessel to its online disbursements platform just 15 months after the software company launched its disbursements accounting (DA) processing solution for the shipping industry. Launched in March 2020, the Harbor Lab cloud-based DA tool was used to process more than 4,000 port calls in its first year […]

The BMA recognises its first seafarer mental health training course

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) announced today that it recognises the Seafarer Mental Health Awareness and Wellbeing course offered by Isca Wellbeing and for complying with BMA requirements. The course, which is non-STCW or other convention-related, is the first seafarer mental health training recognised by The BMA. The training, which is based on the Maritime […]

WinGD first to deliver space-saving on-engine NOx aftertreatment

Swiss engine developer WinGD has celebrated the launch of the first marine two-stroke engine to carry its own NOx abatement solution, offering dramatic reductions in space requirements and installation costs for shipyards seeking to comply with the strictest IMO NOx emission limits. The X52 low-speed engine with integrated Selective Catalytic Reduction (iSCR) was launched during […]