Lord Jeffrey Mountevans appointed new Baltic Exchange Chairman

Lord Jeffrey Mountevans has been appointed Chairman of the Baltic Exchange Council with effect from 1 January 2023. He succeeds Denis Petropoulos, who has held the position since June 2019. A former Lord Mayor of London (2015/2016) and ex-Clarksons shipbroker, Lord Mountevans is an elected hereditary cross-bench member of the House of Lords where he […]

BV and ThorCon join forces to develop a molten salt nuclear power barge

Bureau Veritas and nuclear power technology developer ThorCon have entered an agreement for the Technology Qualification and the subsequent development of a 500 MW molten salt nuclear power barge for operations in Indonesia. The concept developed by ThorCon is a molten salt fission reactor. Unlike current nuclear reactors, the ThorCon reactor operates at low pressure […]

ABB releases 2022 edition of Generations – ‘Harnessing the power of change’

ABB is pleased to announce the release of the 2022 edition of Generations, presenting the business perspectives, ambitions and success stories of a diverse group of industry thought leaders and pioneers alongside in-depth technical insight from ABB’s in-house experts. With ‘Harnessing the power of change’ as its theme, this year’s Generations turns the spotlight on […]

Hong Kong Maritime Week 2002 successfully showcased local cluster

The sixth edition of Hong Kong Maritime Week (HKMW) was successfully concluded on 26 November 2022, report the organisers, with local industry having rendered “unstinting support”. Some 49 separate activities in total took place, ranging from conferences, seminars and forums, to visits, competition and family fun day, staged by 69 local and overseas organisations. The […]

Former Cisco CTO and Director of Innovation joins Silverstream Technologies as Chief Data Officer

Air lubrication technology specialist Silverstream Technologies has announced the appointment of Nick Chrissos (pictured) as Chief Data Officer (CDO) to lead the company’s data strategy at a pivotal time of growth for the business. Nick joins Silverstream following two decades at global technology giant Cisco, where he held various roles including Chief Technology Officer (CTO) […]

IMO Secretary-General receives new President of the Comité Maritime International

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim received Dr Ann Fenech, new President of the Comité Maritime International (CMI), at IMO Headquarters last week. Mr Lim and Dr Fenech, the first female President in the CMI’s 125-year history, discussed continued and future collaboration, including on issues such as Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) and fraudulent vessel registration. The […]

KBB and Eminox issue ‘Turbo to Tailpipe’ white paper on engine emissions

Turbocharger manufacturer Kompressorenbau Bannewitz (KBB) and emissions control specialist Eminox have extended their recent technological collaboration to develop a white paper publication, ‘From turbo-to-tailpipe – minimising emissions from internal combustion engines in a net zero emissions future’, that acts as an advisory to any ship operator looking to reduce engine emissions. As part of the […]