Peel Ports partners with NHS to vaccinate maritime workers at the Port of Liverpool

Peel Ports has partnered with the NHS South Sefton CCG and Sefton Public Health Team, to provide NHS vaccination clinics to vaccinate anyone working within the Port of Liverpool. The was made available to anyone working in the Port of Liverpool boundary, irrespective of employer, and also expands to pilots and seafarers who haven’t yet […]

Under Sail, Cruise ships return to Harwich International

Hutchison Ports Harwich International has welcomed its first cruise vessel call since 2019 and the start of the Covid crisis. Operated by Tradewind Voyages, the Golden Horizon is the world’s largest square-rigged sailing vessel and one of very few sail-powered cruise ships. Commenting on the call, Chris Lewis, Chief Executive of Hutchison Ports UK, said: […]

Bureau Veritas completes world’s first full remote ‘in-water’ hull survey by ROV

BV and MaDfly successfully complete the world’s first in-water hull survey with a mini ROV on Brittany Ferries’ ship “BRETAGNE”. The survey, which was supervised by Bureau Veritas on behalf of the French Flag, provided an opportunity to validate the integrity of the entire ship’s hull’s bottom. Efficient underwater inspections of shipping vessels are playing […]

Container situation ‘not expected to normalise until beginning of 2022’

“Container shipping demand, and freight rates, continue to remain very high due to a host of factors, many linked to the pandemic,” comments Jeb Clulow, shipping partner at global law firm Reed Smith. “We are seeing a slew of enquiries related to this, such as whether freight forward/carrier rates remain binding, proposals for inflationary clauses […]

ABS evaluates the potential of Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage technologies

Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) is the latest decarbonisation technology to be evaluated by ABS as part of its series of sustainability guidance. The ABS Whitepaper: Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage explores the technology’s potential, gives an overview of the current technology, evaluates opportunities for utilization of carbon and for its storage, as well […]

GAC signs up to Eyesea ocean pollution mapping initiative

Global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC Group has announced its membership of maritime pollution reporting and mapping initiative Eyesea. With the support of the shipping and maritime industries, Eyesea has developed a smartphone app through which users can submit geotagged photographs to report hazards and pollution in coastal areas, littoral waters, and the […]

University of Gibraltar Maritime Academy runs its first Basic Safety Training course

The University of Gibraltar’s Maritime Academy has delivered its first Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Refresher Basic Safety Training Course. This five-day Basic Safety Training course, approved by the UK’s prestigious Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), blends theoretical elements with practical activities such as firefighting and personal survival techniques. The delivery of this […]