Jamaica gives thanks for its seafarers on World Maritime Day

Message from the Hon Robert Montague, CD, MP Jamaica’s Minister of Transport and Mining – On this World Maritime Day, organised by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) under the theme: “Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future,” I laud the professionalism, commitment and resilience of seafarers, male and female – both Jamaicans and other nationalities. […]

Transport heads call on world leaders to secure global supply chains

Leading organisations and labour unions in the maritime, aviation and road transport sectors have come together to make an urgent plea to the world’s heads of government and the United Nations Agencies to remove restrictions hampering the free movement of transport workers, and guarantee and facilitate their free and safe movement. The joint Open Letter […]

IACS to develop long-term strategic roadmap to support industry through decarbonisation

Nick Brown, chief executive of Lloyd’s Register, has been formally introduced as the new Chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) to a group of specially invited maritime journalists at a press conference in London today. Mr Brown was elected as the new Chairman of IACS in April and his term of office […]

The world owes a debt of gratitude to Ship Masters says Danica

As the international maritime community celebrates World Maritime Day and considers how seafarers are at the core of shipping’s future, leading crew supplier Danica has praised the leadership of Captains who have steered a steady course in supporting their crew members during the Covid-19 pandemic. “The industry and the whole world owes a debt of […]


Inmarsat expands Fleet Xpress agreements with Italian chemical tanker owner to extend connectivity, cyber security, maintenance and IoT-based enablement services fleet-wide Inmarsat is enabling an acceleration in the digitalisation plans of long-term client Navigazione Montanari, after agreement for the chemical and crude oil tanker owner to extend its use of Fleet Xpress to its entire […]

On World Maritime Day RMT calls for support for Britain’s seafarers

On World Maritime Day seafarers’ union RMT has called for support for those working across the industry facing continuing threats to their livelihoods as we move forwards from the COVID pandemic. RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “On World Maritime Day we pay tribute to our maritime members and their colleagues on the merchant ships and […]

Liberian Registry becomes world’s largest tanker flag

The Liberian Registry is now the world’s largest tanker flag. With the recent addition of 2.7 Million GT of new tankers, its tanker fleet now stands at 57.4 Million Gross Tons (GT) according to Clarksons, making it the world’s leading tanker flag in terms of Gross Tonnage. The Liberian Registry, with a total fleet size […]

World Maritime Day – a key opportunity to embrace crew-supporting digital technologies

New autonomous and digital technologies can transform seafarers’ work patterns by improving decision making, enhancing safety and allowing human beings to concentrate on what they do best By Eero Lehtovaara, Head of Regulatory Affairs at ABB Marine & Ports Over the last five years, and particularly during the last 20 months, digital technologies have transformed […]

Promote diversity to attract fresh talent to shipping

Promoting diversity in shipping will help make the industry more appealing to young adults and adolescents, according to a digital maritime training expert. Companies looking to attract a new generation of seafarers and onshore workers should market the sector – which today celebrates World Maritime Day – as a progressive, exciting field that is open […]

Reducing shipping’s carbon footprint should include seafarer travel, says ATPI

On the occasion of World Maritime Day – the theme of which this year is “Seafarers: at the core of shippingʹs future” – Pippa Ganderton of travel specialist ATPI Marine & Energy shares how shipping businesses can work towards sustainability goals by addressing more than just vessel fuel emissions but the carbon footprint of seafarer […]

BV delivers AiP to innovative Unmanned Surface Vessel

  Bureau Veritas (BV) has delivered an Approval in Principle (AiP) to iXblue, a global high-tech company and a pioneer in the field of maritime autonomy, for its innovative Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) named DriX. This AiP addresses the safety requirements of the marine drone, which operates under the novel concept of remotely supervised autonomy. […]