METIS data-acquisition system sets new standards in digital shipping

METIS Cyberspace Technology SA has launched the next generation of its automated data-acquisition system, Ship Connect, in a move which enhances data transfer and monitoring while also enabling the development of ship performance analytics based on standard protocols. Through a robust, flexible and unified data-transmission framework, the upgraded system enables the processing and visualisation of […]

Cydome signs up to provide Inmarsat’s Fleet Connect application

Cydome, ship-wide cybersecurity solutions provider and Inmarsat, a global leader in mobile satellite communications, have signed an agreement for Cydome to join the fast-growing group of over 40 Certified Application Providers, to offer a dedicated application for Inmarsat’s Fleet Connect service. Fleet Connect is a dedicated bandwidth service that provides connectivity independent of the ship […]

ABB and Hyundai Global Service offer engine optimization to cut ship emissions

Hyundai Global Service (HGS), the aftercare division of shipbuilder and engine maker Hyundai Heavy Industries, has teamed up with ABB Turbocharging to offer an engine part-load optimization (EPLO) service for shipowners seeking to cut emissions in line with IMO requirements. Ahead of the entry into force of the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) and […]

Maersk posts record Q3 results, expands air freight business

A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has announced record earnings in Q3, with revenue growing 68% to US$ 16.6bn. In Ocean, driven by what the company calls “high freight rates in an exceptional market situation’, revenue almost doubled to US$ 13.1bn from US$ 7.1bn a year before, EBITDA increased by US$ 4.4bn to US$ 6.3bn and […]

Japan begins demonstration project for ammonia-fuelled vessels

NYK Line, Japan Engine Corporation, IHI Power Systems Co. and Nihon Shipyard Co. (‘the companies’) are pleased to announce that Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has approved their participation in a demonstration project for the commercialization of vessels equipped with a domestically produced ammonia-fuelled engine as part of the Green Innovation […]

Reed Smith appoints leading disputes partner in Dubai

Global law firm Reed Smith announced today that James Willn has joined the firm as a partner in its Energy & Natural Resources Group in Dubai. Willn, who joins from Stephenson Harwood where he led the firm’s construction practice across the MENA region, is widely recognised as one of the leading sanctions lawyers in the […]

UK P&I Club to partner with Thomas Miller Specialty for fixed premium P&I

Thomas Miller Specialty, a global insurance provider across sectors including Marine P&I and Offshore Marine and Energy, has announced that its three year close and collaborative partnership for fixed premium P&I with AIG will end with effect from 1st January 2022. This is a strategic move for both Thomas Miller Specialty and AIG with both […]

IAPH and SGMF team up to accelerate progress on safe provision of liquid gas fuels

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) and the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) to work together to increase understanding about the safe, effective and sustainable use of all gases as marine fuel. In particular, the potential use of Ammonia will be investigated […]

Volumes increase at the Port of Gothenburg as transport demand remains high

Freight volumes continue to increase at the Port of Gothenburg, according to latest figures covering the period up to the end of September. On the container side, volumes rose by 16 per cent during the third quarter, despite continued disruption in global freight flows in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. This tells us that […]