Sustainability’s a matter of ethos, says American Hellenic Hull Insurance Company CEO

The need for transparency in ship recycling has been firmly highlighted, by Ilias Tsakiris, CEO of American Hellenic Hull Insurance Company (AHHIC), speaking at an event co-organized by the International Union of Marine Insurance and the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI) on 5 October. “For us at American Hellenic, sustainability is not just a trend […]

Wärtsilä to conduct trial Maersk boxship installation of Silverstream Air Lubrication System

Wärtsilä, in cooperation with Silverstream Technologies, is to install the latter’s proprietary Silverstream®System or air lubrication on a trial basis on the hull of a large container vessel owned by A.P. Moller – Maersk. The trial will examine possible improvements to the ship’s overall efficiency, focusing on the reduction of fuel consumption and associated emission […]

BV opens new innovation and sustainability centre, iCARE, in Singapore

  Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore Singapore (BV) has launched a new Centre of Excellence – the innovation Centre of Alternative Renewables Energy (iCARE), supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). Aligning itself with Singapore’s goal of driving innovation to increase competitiveness in maritime, iCARE as a Centre of Excellence will drive sustainable growth and new technology in […]

IMO set to expand regional presence with new office in Pacific

IMO’s Technical Cooperation Committee at its 71st session (TC 71) which took place in September, has approved the establishment of an IMO Regional Presence Office (RPO) for the Pacific Islands region. If approved at the thirty-fourth extraordinary session of the Council on 8 – 12 November 2021, the Pacific Region will become the sixth to […]

Signal Ocean’s technology now available for dry bulk market

The Signal Ocean Platform has a new Dry Bulk module. The move follows nearly two years of development in close partnership with shipbroker Simpson Spence Young (SSY) and detailed beta testing with more than 30 shipowners and charterers. The Signal Ocean Platform is already successfully used in the tanker market by shipbrokers, shipowners, traders and […]

Zero-Emission Transition Support Services extended by ClassNK

As shipping’s decarbonization efforts accelerate, classification society ClassNK has decided to extend its newly rebranded Zero-Emission Transition Support Services in support of customers aiming for zero-emissions while planning and managing GHG emissions in their daily business operations. Effective October 1, ClassNK has restructured its organization and established a Zero-Emission Transition Center as well as a […]

Capital Ship Management to secure ABS decarbonization notations for current newbuild tankers

In an industry first, Athens-based Capital Ship Management is to secure ABS notations recognizing investment in decarbonization technologies for its newbuild orders for medium range tankers. ABS developed the notations with Capital’s input during their extensive program of new construction projects. The HVSC-Ready notation is for vessels equipped for High Voltage Shore Connection systems to […]

West Fixed’s fleet grows to nearly 1,200 vessels after 38% y-o-y growth

West Fixed, the fixed premium division of the West of England P&I Club, has announced that its total fixed premium tonnage under management has surpassed 1.6 million GT. West Fixed has added more than 400,000 GT to its books for 2021, representing 38% growth since 2020 and reflecting its increasing brand recognition across this market. […]