Wärtsilä advances carbon capture and storage as part of LINCCS consortium

Global smart technology provider Wärtsilä, is set to take a central role in developing maritime carbon capture & storage (CCS) technologies as one of the leading partners in the LINCCS (linking carbon capture and storage) consortium. Carbon capture technology can be a significant enabler for decarbonization of the maritime industry and in recognition of this, […]

Xeneta recruits ex-BIMCO analyst Peter Sand

Ocean and air freight rate analytics company Xeneta has announced the appointment of Peter Sand as Chief Analyst. Sand’s appointment comes on the heels of Xeneta successfully closing a $28.5 million Series C round at over a $130 million valuation. Sand is set to begin his role on November 1. “We are excited to welcome […]

IUMI reports improvements for the cargo insurance sector

The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has reported an increase in the 2020 cargo insurance premium base (from 2019) of 5.9% to USD 17.2 billion alongside an improvement in overall loss ratios. Speaking at this year’s conference online from Seoul, Isabelle Therrien, Chairperson of the IUMI Cargo Committee (pictured) said, “We are continuing to […]

Weetch becomes new director of defence for A&P Group

  Global ship repair, conversion and marine specialist A&P Group, has appointed a new Director of Defence. Matt Weetch takes the helm of A&P Group’s defence division as Managing Director Gerald Pitts retires after 46 years in the business. Having joined A&P as Business Development Director in 2019, Matt is now tasked with leading the […]

Maritime cybersecurity tightened with enhanced GTDeploy software

GTMaritime, which provides secure data communications software to the shipping industry, has launched the latest version of GTDeploy, continuing its support to businesses as they tighten maritime cyber security processes. Patch management is a vital part of cybersecurity protection and GTDeploy enables ship owners and operators to send and install software updates and security patches […]

Advisory body appointment consolidates Hill Dickinson’s arbitration expertise

Hill Dickinson has appointed Edward Liu to the Hong Kong Department of Justice’s Advisory Body on Third Party Funding of Arbitration and Mediation. The move makes Hill Dickinson Partner Lui, the only person and the youngest, to sit concurrently on all DOJ’s committees concerning dispute resolution, including the Advisory Committee on Promotion of Arbitration, the […]

Change at the top for StratumFive

Ross Martin has been promoted from COO to CEO of voyage informatics company StratumFive, as Founder Stuart Nicholls moves to become Group Executive Chair. Founded in Brighton, UK in 2009, StratumFive today serves a global client base of 13,500 vessels with a full suite of routing, monitoring, and analytic applications via itsa Podium5 platform from […]

CTU Code Quick Guide launch at Genoa Shipping Week

The Cargo Integrity Group (CIG) is pleased to announce the official launch of the Quick Guide to the CTU Code in Italian, at the Genoa Shipping Week taking place from 4th–10th October. The Group has also received the support of Bureau International Containers (BIC) and Centro Internazionale Studi Containers (C.I.S.Co) in publishing and the accompanying […]

MHSS Strikes Yacht Crew Wellbeing Partnership with Quay Crew

Mental Health Support Solutions (MHSS) will offer psychological help to yacht crew placed by Quay Crew, after agreeing to partner with the superyacht recruitment agency. Yacht crew will have access to trained psychologists and a 24/7 mental health hotline provided by MHSS, which supports the maritime industry. MHSS and Quay Crew plan to run free […]

Call for greater emphasis on mental health when assessing casualty severity

Qwest, a partnership bringing together leading marine insurance provider West of England P&I Club and innovative legal and claims consultancy C Solutions, has today called for greater emphasis to be placed upon mental health when determining the severity of a maritime casualty. Under UNCLOS Article 94, “Each State shall cause an inquiry to be held…into […]

Maersk methanol-fuelled vessels to be built to ABS class

A ground-breaking series of eight large 16,000TEU container vessels capable of being operated on carbon-neutral methanol ordered by Maersk, along with an option for a further four vessels, are to be built to ABS Class. The announcement follows the selection of ABS to class a 2,100TEU Maersk feeder vessel with dual engine technology enabling it […]