VIKAND sponsors high-profile US Congressional luncheon

A special luncheon event was held at the Danish Shipowners’ Association head office in Copenhagen on 12th April to honour Congressman Hoyer’s contribution to the Club’s 102 year history of fostering collaboration and good relations between Denmark and the United States. Global healthcare provider VIKAND was one of the luncheon’s sponsors. Congressman Hoyer was part […]

Leading maritime charity set to deliver 8,000 SIM cards to Ukrainian seafarers

Thousands of Ukrainian seafarers visiting UK ports will be able to contact loved ones back home thanks to a national connectivity initiative the Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB) has signed up to. The Southampton-based charity made an application to Vodafone, through its charities.connected scheme, for 8,000 free SIM cards – which has now been approved. […]

UK National Maritime Museum to mark Windrush Day with day of celebration

The UK’s National Maritime Museum will mark Windrush Day on 22 June 2022. The event will act as an opportunity for visitors to celebrate British Caribbean communities and acknowledge the sacrifices and contributions the Windrush Generation and their descendants have made to British society. The Empire Windrush was a passenger liner that travelled from Jamaica […]

LR and DSIC make important step towards zero-carbon bulk carrier

Lloyd’s Register has awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) to Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC), the largest shipbuilding company in China, for the first Chinese Newcastlemax bulk carrier concept to be powered by ammonia, a promising zero-carbon-emitting fuel. As the classification society selected for the project, LR’s role was to review the suitability and risks of […]

Unitrove wins UK Government grant to develop liquid hydrogen bunkering facility

The creator of the world’s first liquid hydrogen bunkering facility for fuelling zero-emission ships has won a UK Government grant to develop a unit ready for rapid deployment to ports around the world. Steven Lua, CEO of Unitrove Innovation, part of the Unitrove Group, said the £30,000 Transport Research and Innovation Grant (TRIG), awarded by […]

Gas converisons resulting in demand for greater corrosion protection

Nippon Paint Marine is advising shipowners and shipyards converting existing oil and gas carriers into storage and production units to ensure their fuel, water and cargo tanks are sufficiently protected from corrosion. According to data from the coatings’ specialist, reduced dependence on Russian oil and gas is leading to increased demand for ships able to […]

One Sea welcomes Sea Machines Robotics to autonomous ship ecosystem

One Sea, the high-profile ecosystem leading the way towards an operating autonomous maritime ecosystem by 2025, has welcomed Sea Machines Robotics as its latest recruit and Management Board member. With AI and maritime autonomy as its primary focus, Sea Machines Robotics is a leading developer of autonomous command, control and advanced perception systems for vessels. […]