DP World opens new £3m storage park for empty containers at Southampton

DP World has opened an 11.5 acre new empty containers park at Southampton to increase storage capacity and maintain service levels for customers during the peak pre-Christmas season. The new facility will be able to hold additional empty containers to meet customers’ requirements, a critical factor in keeping supply chains moving at a time when […]

Lockton expands Specialty capabilities and Scandinavian footprint with acquisition of Marine Broker Edge Group

Lockton, the world’s largest independent insurance broker, has entered into an agreement to acquire the Edge Group, with offices in Singapore, Hamburg, London, Copenhagen, Oslo and Bergen, to expand its marine broking capabilities. The acquisition, for an undisclosed fee, is subject to regulatory approval and certain pre-completion conditions. Edge Group is the largest independent marine […]

UK P&I Club launches new app ‘Correspondent Connect’

The UK P&I Club has launched a new app ‘Correspondent Connect’, available on Google Play store and Apple App store*, allowing users to easily access correspondent information from their mobile device. The purpose of the app is to improve service and make life a little easier for Thomas Miller Clubs’ Members, customers and network partners. […]

Digital payment solutions give SeaDream crews peace of mind

ShipMoney, a global maritime provider of digital payment solutions, has announced a new client agreement with luxury yachting experience provider SeaDream. Celebrating 20 years of providing its guests with the highest standards of service and gourmet dining, SeaDream has decided to ensure its dedicated crews are able to manage their finances wherever they are in […]

Seafarers in Nordic ports to be offered mental health support

A maritime P&I (protection and indemnity) correspondent is giving seafarers on ships entering Nordic ports access to professional mental health practitioners, to support their wellbeing as they deal with the impact of Covid-19 and the crew change crisis. Nordic P&I Group and Mental Health Support Solutions (MHSS) have teamed up to provide psychological help to […]

IMO World Maritime Day amplifies seafarer voices

Seafarer voices were front and centre on IMO’s World Maritime Day last week, with an all-seafarer panel discussing a number of issues relating to this year’s theme of ‘Seafarers at the core of shipping’s future’. The event saw port captain Ayse Basak, ordinary seamen Yrhen Balins, and ship captains Marwa El Selehdar and Thomas Madsen […]

ABB joins widespread call to accelerate shipping decarbonization

ABB has joined more than 155 companies urging governments to help shipping decarbonize by 2050. The Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization has been signed by more than 150 industry stakeholders and seeks significantly faster reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) current ambition, which aims for a 50 percent […]

Sea Sentinels in yards push for green recycling compliance by vessel owners

Yards worldwide are rising to the challenge of sustainable ship recycling in response to stringent new EU regulations but third-party supervision is still needed to ensure compliance with these rules and eliminate reputational risk for the shipowner, according to recycling consultancy Sea Sentinels chief executive Rakesh Bhargava. Environmental, social and governance principles are now seen […]

IMO and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sign new partnerships

IMO has signed three partnership agreements with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to support the preparation of a new global project that targets ship-based emissions. Further funding goes to existing projects focused on biofouling and marine plastic litter. The agreements, signed by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim and His Excellency Mr. Saleh bin Nasser al-Jasser, Minister […]

MacGregor receives EUR 31 million RoRo orders from Asia

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured RoRo equipment orders for 8 vessels to be built in Asia. The orders are booked into Cargotec’s second (EUR 9 million) and third quarter (EUR 22 million) 2021 order intake with deliveries planned to commence during the second quarter of 2022 and completed during the third quarter of 2023. […]