BOERS Press Statement

Yesterday, we issued a media release about Boers Crew Services providing Covid-19 vaccinations to seafarers arriving at ports in Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands. To clarify, the respective governments in those countries secure the vaccines and distribute them to their local port and marine authorities. Boers Crew Services then helps to arrange appointments and organise […]

OneWeb Announces Significant New Equity Partner

Hanwha, the South Korean global technology and manufacturing company, has announced a USD $300m equity investment by Hanwha Systems (“Hanwha”) in OneWeb, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications company. Hanwha brings further defence capabilities and the latest antenna technologies to OneWeb, alongside relationships to new government customers and expanded geographical reach. This investment brings […]

London International Shipping Week 2021 – one month to go!

With exactly a month to go before the start of the fifth edition of London International Shipping Week, the sense of anticipation and excitement is tangible. “At last, the UK domestic and international shipping, ports and maritime communities will be meeting face-to-face in London as well as online, for what we fully expect to be […]

ClassNK releases guide for safe handling of biofuels on ships

In support on measures for GHG emissions reduction, ClassNK has released “Handling of the use of biofuels on ships”, which outlines the procedures and cautions to be taken when using biofuels for ships. Biofuels are renewable fuels produced from biological organisms (biomass) in which the primary raw materials used are vegetable oils. Biofuels do not […]

Inmarsat introduces ELERA network for smaller satcom terminals

In its second major announcement in two weeks, Inmarsat is today unveiling Inmarsat ELERA, a global narrowband network that is ideally suited to the rapidly evolving world of the Internet of Things (IoT) and for global mobility customers, including aviation, maritime, governments and select enterprises. “ELERA is perfectly suited to the needs of the connected […]

Simpson Spence Young announces Carbon strategy

Shipbroker Simpson Spence Young (SSY) has today announced that James Ash has joined SSY Futures ltd to build out and head their new carbon derivative desk and offsetting service. James brings over 20 years energy and carbon experience and will work closely with our existing clients offering a fully rounded service in both the compliant […]

WFW advises Virgin on delivery of cruise ship Valiant Lady

International law firm Watson Farley & Williams, (WFW), has advised Virgin Voyages on their latest cruise venture, on the highly anticipated delivery of their cruise ship Valiant Lady from Italian shipyard Fincantieri. The second of four cruise ships ordered by Virgin, she is expected to be based in the Mediterranean by 2022. Virgin’s first ship, […]