Future-proofing the Maritime Labour Convention

London International Shipping Week 2021 was the backdrop for a unique and thought-provoking conference, ‘Future-proofing the Maritime Labour Convention’, held by SRI at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) last week. Over 120 people including representatives from over 30 States attended in person to hear addresses from Ministers, shipowners, seafarers, port state control, training colleges and […]

Industry leaders urge full decarbonization of international shipping by 2050

  In a latest initiative of the Global Maritime Forum’s Getting to Zero Coalition, more than 150 industry leaders, organisations and companies have signed a document calling for decisive government action to enable full decarbonization of international shipping by 2050. The ‘Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization’ urges world leaders to align shipping with the […]

LR, HHI and KSOE sign MoU to develop digital twin technology for an LNG carrier

  Lloyd’s Register (LR), Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Gastech 2021, Dubai to develop digital twin technology to support the digitalisation of the maritime industry and the growing demand for large scale LNG carriers. As part of the MoU, KSOE and […]

Wärtsilä and SHI agree to collaborate on ammonia fuelled engines for future newbuilds

  The technology group Wärtsilä and the Korean shipbuilding company Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), have signed a joint development programme (JDP) agreement aimed at developing ammonia-fuelled vessels with 4-stroke auxiliary engines available for future newbuild projects. Both parties recognise the importance of future carbon-free fuels in the marine industry’s drive towards decarbonisation. The agreement was […]

Fast & Independent Liferaft Exchange: Liferaft Compliance as a Service by LALIZAS

Already with 40 years’ experience and knowledge of supplying the maritime & safety industry, LALIZAS keeps on innovating and now introduces the Fast & Independent (F&I) Liferaft Exchange. Having years of experience in the global market, by manufacturing and distributing lifesaving equipment worldwide, LALIZAS pays particular attention to listening & then to understanding their Partners’ […]

Cashless society here to stay, says ShipMoney

  When did you last use cash? This is a question which many of us are asking as society moves towards using contactless methods of payment, which are quicker and more convenient than using coins and banknotes. ShipMoney, which provides payment solutions to the maritime and shipping industries, has developed its proprietary maritime digital payment […]

Weathernews wins ClassNK endorsement for real-time CO2 monitoring service

  Japanese class society ClassNK has formally endorsed Weathernews Inc (WNI)’s innovative Carbon Intensity Monitoring (CIM) service to monitor and visualize CO2 emissions from ships. CIM was launched in April this year and is now fully operational. In line with tighter IMO regulations on GHG emissions to take effect from 2023, WNI has upgraded its […]

Q88 launches Q88PRO improved data platform for shipowners

  Information technology provider Q88 announces the launch of Q88PRO, a data platform described as providing shipowners with a faster, simpler, and more complete view of their fleet and the global tanker supply. The Q88PRO solution provides an unprecedented view of the marketplace from a single, central access point, from where fleet data and positions […]

BV issues AiP for Korean ammonia carrier using ammonia-fuelled propulsion

  Bureau Veritas (BV) has delivered an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) and Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co., Ltd. (KSOE) for the innovative design and development of an ammonia carrier with ammonia-fuelled propulsion. The certificate was delivered to Dong Jin Lee, Vice President of HHI by Matthieu de […]

Nippon Paint registers spike in Turkish drydockings amid Asia capacity concerns

  Nippon Paint Marine has registered a significant spike in Turkish drydockings as operators of small- to mid-size tonnage redirect vessels from Asia due to capacity issues and a general tightening of COVID-19 rules. According to the Japanese paint manufacturer, ship repair projects at facilities in Turkey’s Tuzla district have increased by 15 to 20% […]

ABS publishes guide to ammonia-fuelled vessels

As the potential of ammonia to contribute to shipping’s decarbonization objectives is increasingly recognized, ABS has moved to support its adoption with publication of guidance for the design and construction of ammonia-fuelled vessels. The ABS ‘Guide for Ammonia-Fuelled Vessels’ sets out Classification design criteria for the arrangements, construction, installation and survey of machinery, equipment and […]