UK Government appoints new Maritime Minister

Baroness Vere of Norbiton has been appointed as the UK’s new Maritime Minister within the government of incoming Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Baroness Vere, who was reappointed as a parliamentary under-secretary of state last week, will oversee shipping matters alongside her existing aviation responsibilities. The new Maritime Minister was appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary […]

Maersk and the Spanish Government to explore large-scale green fuels production

A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) and the Spanish Government have signed a General Protocol for Collaboration to explore the opportunities for large-scale green fuels production in Spain. Signing the Protocol marks a significant milestone in the collaboration that, if implemented in full, could deliver up to 2 mil. tonnes of green fuels per year. The […]

I-Tech develops new way to integrate Selektope into antifouling coatings

I-Tech AB, the developers of the antifouling biotechnology, Selektope® and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) have developed a new method for introducing Selektope into marine antifouling coatings, expanding the ways paint manufacturers can work with the unique technology and paving the way for enhanced future hard biofouling prevention. As the first line of defence […]

Aberdeen’s £400 million port expansion nears completion

More than 60% of Port of Aberdeen’s £400 million South Harbour development is now operational, marking the penultimate construction milestone in this transformational project. The handover from construction to operations for Dunnottar, Crathes and Castlegate (East) Quays was completed this week. Castlegate (West) is scheduled to open in December 2022 and the remaining Balmoral Quay […]

First methanol bunkering ship in Singapore agreed, with Bureau Veritas classification

Global Energy Trading Pte Ltd (“GET”), Stellar Ship Management Services Pte Ltd (“Stellar”), wholly owned subsidiaries of Global Energy Group, along with Bureau Veritas (“BV”), have entered an agreement for the construction of a 4,000 DWT IMO Type 2 Chemical and Oil Tanker, which will be classed by BV. The tanker will be the first […]

UKHO presents 2021 Alexander Dalrymple Award to the US Office of Coast Survey

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has presented the 2021 Alexander Dalrymple Award to the US Office of Coast Survey (OCS) in recognition of its outstanding contribution to global hydrography. UK National Hydrographer Rear Admiral Rhett Hatcher handed over the award on behalf of the UKHO at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s headquarters. The […]

ABS to support world’s first industrial-grade, cyber-physical platform for shipboard OT

ABS has been announced as the industry collaborator to build the Maritime Testbed of Shipboard Operational Technology (MariOT) Systems. The project is led by iTrust, Center for Research in Cyber Security at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), in collaboration with ABS and Singapore Polytechnic’s Centre of Excellence in Maritime Safety (CEMS). The […]