K” LINE joins International Think Tank “Global CCS Institute”

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) has joined an International Think Tank “Global CCS Institute” (GCCSI). GCCSI is advancing worldwide deployment of CCS (Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage) technology which is necessary for the realization of a carbon neutral society. CCS is a series of technologies for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from power plants, […]

Inmarsat agrees Fleet LTE contract with Golden Energy Offshore

Inmarsat has secured a new contract for its flexible, three-in-one network service Fleet LTE from independent Norwegian owner Golden Energy Offshore. Using Fleet LTE, three modern Global Energy Offshore support vessels can switch between Fleet Xpress (Ka-band), FleetBroadband (L-band), and 4G coverage, depending on the strongest available signal. Band selection will be made automatically, in […]

Vikand launches Infection Control Officer training course

Maritime Medical and Public Health specialist Vikand Solutions has launched an online Infection Control Officer training course for the cruise and commercial shipping industries. The course equips crew from differing environments with an opportunity to learn more about infectious disease epidemiology and its application within the maritime sector. Taking approximately 30 hours to complete and […]

Damen signs up ERMA FIRST to supply world’s smallest BWTS

ERMA FIRST will be supplying oneTANK to Netherlands-based shipbuilding and engineering experts, Damen. oneTANK, which is the world’s smallest Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS), uses chemical injection methods to clean ships’ ballast water and therefore represents an important expansion of Damen’s Ballast Water Treatment System portfolio. Damen Green Solutions has a broad selection of Ballast […]

N-KOM and ABS to trial remote survey techniques for shipyard inspections

A pioneering joint development project (JDP) between ABS and Nakilat – Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd. (N-KOM) will examine how techniques developed by ABS for its industry-leading program of remote survey of vessels in service can be applied to surveys and inspections in the shipyard. Remote inspection technologies will be applied to six Class surveys […]

UK’s Merchant Navy Welfare Board launches its new maritime Ambassadors’ Programme

Maritime charity, the Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB), has turned a spotlight on its work as the national maritime hub for seafarers’ welfare services with the launch of a new and ambitious pilot Ambassadors’ Programme. The MNWB has appointed a small group of high-profile maritime volunteers, who are well known for their work in support […]

Shell’s Nick Potter appointed as new OCIMF Chairman

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has appointed Shell’s Head of Shipping & Maritime in Asia Pacific and the Middle East, Nick Potter, as the new OCIMF Chairman. After four years of service, Chevron Shipping Company President Mark Ross completed his term as OCIMF Chairman. Mark commented, “It has been an honour to serve […]

Philip Prowse joins Stephenson Harwood as partner

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has strengthened its international trade practice with the addition of commodities trade finance specialist Philip Prowse, who joins as a partner, based in the firm’s London office. Prowse has acted for a wide range of entities across the global commodities supply chain. Clients include lenders, borrowers, suppliers, producers, processors, distributors, […]