Boers Crew Services reports high demand for specialist services at German ports

The uptake of Covid-19 vaccinations from seafarers entering German ports has been strong in 2021, according to Boers Crew Services Germany – bucking the trend of relatively few mariners around the globe getting jabbed. Since Hamburg and Bremerhaven port authorities launched vaccination programmes in July, around 75-80 crewmembers each week have received the vaccine. Boers […]

CyberSecurity deprioritised during supply chain crisis despite rise in attacks, report reveals

A new report by global CyberSecurity and digital privacy company Kaspersky – produced in association with leading freight transport insurer TT Club – has revealed that despite a rise in cyberattacks during the supply chain crisis, 16% of UK businesses deprioritised CyberSecurity last year amid the pandemic, port closures, HGV driver shortages and other challenges […]

Genco bulker chartered to FedEx arrives carrying containers at Port Hueneme

A Genco Shipping & Trading supramax bulker has delivered the first containers shipped from China to the US under a charter from FedEx. Commenting on the development, Jeb Clulow, shipping partner in Reed Smith’s Transportation Industry Group, said: “After more than 60 years of containerization, ever larger specialist ships and ever more specialist automated container […]

Wärtsilä and Grimaldi unveil new filter system to tackle ocean microplastics

Technology group Wärtsilä, together with the shipping company Grimaldi Group, have unveiled a new system that uses exhaust gas scrubber washwater to tackle the amount of microplastics in the world’s oceans; a critical and growing global environmental challenge. According to the association Plastic Europe, 368 million tonnes of plastic were produced in 2019 worldwide, and […]

Peel Ports announces major changes to senior team

One of the UK’s largest port operators has announced major changes to its senior leadership team, taking effect from 4 April 2022. Chairman Tom Allison is standing down but will remain on the board representing shareholder interests of Peel Group as a non-executive director. Mark Whitworth will stand down as Chief Executive Officer but will […]

RINA approves first MR Tanker to exceed IMO 2050 targets using fossil fuels

RINA has announced the Approval in Principle (AiP) of Swedish designer FKAB Marine Design’s hydrogen powered MR Tanker, the first AiP of a design using currently viable technology and fuels that achieves IMO 2050 targets. Conceived by the class society and designed by FKAB, the propulsion is based on combining the ship’s fuel (LNG) with […]