Empowering women’s education in remote communities using satcom

Affordable satellite communication technology is elevating access to in-demand skills and the latest learning resources for young girls in the Kajiado Central Constituency in Kenya. Less than 20% of girls from the Maasai community enrol in school and even fewer proceed to secondary school. With large tracts of land used for cattle rearing, schools are […]

Maersk to launch ‘Shaheen Express’ connecting the India–UAE–Saudi Arabia corridor

A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) will launch a new ocean shipping service, ‘Shaheen Express’ starting from the last week of November 2022. The ‘Shaheen Express’ will rotate between Mundra, Pipavav, Jebel Ali, Dammam, and Jebel Ali and back to Mundra, creating a stable and reliable service for the India-UAE-Saudi Arabia corridor. The new service will […]

Maritime UK reacts to new Government’s mini-budget

National shipping industry umbrella body Maritime UK has responded to the Government’s ‘Autumn Statement’ mini-budget, unveiled by new PM Rishi Sunak’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt last week, with a statement as follows: “In setting out his agenda for economic growth, the Chancellor emphasized the importance of bringing about energy security, while also investing […]

Ballard fuel cells installed onboard world’s first liquid hydrogen-powered ferry

With the first sea trials beginning in December, MF Hydra will, as the first ferry in the world, be powered by proton-exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells running on liquid hydrogen. “The installation of Ballard’s FCwave™ fuel cells onboard the MF Hydra not only showcases how efficiently the zero-emission operation of ships can be implemented, it […]

Phased roll-out for OCIMF’s SIRE 2.0 vessel inspection regime

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has confirmed its updated Ship Inspection Report Programme (SIRE 2.0) will be delivered to industry in a ‘phased approach’ comprising four stages, rather than a single ‘go-live’ switch between the current SIRE (VIQ7) and new SIRE 2.0. Since its launch in 1993, OCIMF’s SIRE tanker inspection programme has […]