UKRAINE NEWS: Lloyd’s Register withdraws services to Russia

Maritime professional services organisation disengaging from provision of all services to Russian owned, controlled or managed assets or companies. Lloyd’s Register has been closely monitoring the very concerning situation in Ukraine over the past two weeks. Based on the latest legislative requirements taking effect in the United Kingdom, the European Union and United States, LR […]

UKRAINE NEWS: INTERCARGO statement on crews & ships trapped at Ukrainian ports

INTERCARGO is calling on IMO, member states and governments to engage effectively with the involved countries and local authorities to ensure safe passage out of danger for ships and their crews. The vast majority of ships trapped off Ukraine are bulkers carrying essential grain cargoes, such as wheat and corn, and strategic coal cargoes required […]

DfT launches UK SHORE to take maritime ‘back to the future’ with green investment

• Government launches new unit, UK SHORE, to tackle shipping emissions and advance the UK towards a sustainable shipping future • £206m new funding to accelerate research into and development of clean maritime technologies and create skilled jobs across the country • Clean maritime competition given multi-year extension for UK organisations to accelerate zero emission […]

PM drives up UK regional investment with 30-year strategy to secure shipbuilding future

• PM announces £4 billion injection into regional shipbuilding to support thousands of high-quality jobs • Funding will support shipyards and suppliers across the UK, delivering a pipeline of more than 150 new naval and civil vessels • PM visits Merseyside dockyard as the Government launches a refreshed National Shipbuilding Strategy to galvanise sector The […]

Wärtsilä to install scrubbers on two new RoPax vessels

The technology group Wärtsilä has secured a new agreement for its exhaust gas cleaning systems to be installed on two newbuild 218m roll-on/roll-off passenger vessels (RoPax) at Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) in China. The contract, which was signed in February 2022, will see Wärtsilä fit and commission two 25-megawatt V-SOx hybrid scrubber systems, which can […]

VIKAND welcomes new Advisory Board members

Maritime medical and public health specialist VIKAND has appointed two new Directors to its Advisory Board to help guide the company on its strategic direction and ambitious growth plans. Raphael Sauleau has 25 years’ experience in the private wealth and maritime sectors. After 15 years at V.Ships as its Director of Crew Operations, he became […]

UK vessel inspection business Idwal expands operations in Japan

Idwal, a global leader in vessel inspections, has announced the opening of a representative office in Tokyo, Japan, headed by experienced maritime professional, Mr. Kempu Arisawa (pictured). The expansion of its representation in Japan is the latest in a series of growth strategies as the UK business capitalises on its recent market gains, strong technology […]

Stora Enso and Seaber to digitalise maritime logistics

Finnish maritime technology company Seaber has announced a partnership with Stora Enso. Seaber’s innovative technology will enable the digitalisation of Stora Enso’s bulk and breakbulk shipment planning and communications, optimising the company’s cargo flows globally. Seaber’s AI-assisted management and planning solution is said to be revolutionising the bulk & breakbulk shipping industry. The web-based application […]

ABL introduces emiTr – emission tracking software for ports and harbours

International energy and marine consultancy AqualisBraemar LOC (ABL) has developed a digital solution that allows the seaport industry to easily track their emission profiles, calculate the cost of their carbon footprint, and to identify a roadmap ahead for sustainable development. The solution – called emiTr – based on the “Port Emissions Toolkit”, has been designed […]