Philippines’ President orders creation of advisory body on seafarer issues

Global leaders from organisations representing seafarers, shipowners and other maritime employers this week met with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr, as part of his foreign policy tour in Brussels (pictured). Top of the agenda was the immediate concern of employers and crew that as many as 50,000 seafarers faced being barred from crewing European Union-flagged vessels […]

Former Global Head of BP Shipping Guy Mason appointed as new IFAN Chairman

The International Foundation for Aids to Navigation (IFAN) has announced the appointment of its new Chairman, former Global Head of BP Shipping Guy Mason. Mr Mason (pictured), who was appointed into the position at a recent IFAN Board Meeting held in Bahrain, replaces the outgoing Chairman Alan Marsh who steps down after three years in […]

Thomas Miller appoints new Group Chief Operating Officer

Insurance services provider Thomas Miller, has announced it has strengthened its senior management team with the promotion of Fiona Cowie (pictured) to Group Chief Operating Officer and Vanessa Luty to Group HR Director. Fiona Cowie joined Thomas Miller in 2016 and was appointed Chief of Staff in 2021. Fiona has three decades of HR experience […]

Nor-Shipping brings Captains Without Borders onboard with Mercy Ships

Nor-Shipping has announced that its 2023 show, taking place in Oslo and Lillestrøm, June 6-9, will support two charity partners for the first time ever. Captains Without Borders, which helps disadvantaged marine cadets from diverse backgrounds, will now join campaigning medical charity Mercy Ships in receiving vital financial support and industry promotion throughout Nor-Shipping week. […]

PIL launches new South China Philippines (SCP) Service

With the aim of enhancing its Intra-Asia network, Pacific International Lines (PIL) is pleased to announce the launch of a new weekly direct service, South China Philippines (SCP) service, which connects ports in South China to the Philippines. Commencing 3 January 2023, the SCP service will provide weekly sailings which offer a comprehensive coverage of […]

Port of Felixstowe deploys first autonomous trucks

In a ground-breaking move, Hutchison Ports‘ says its Port of Felixstowe, UK is believed to be the first port in Europe to introduce autonomous terminal tractor units (ATs) into mixed traffic container terminal operations. The first two battery-powered units to enter service at the UK’s largest container port have been supplied by manufacturer Westwell. Commenting […]

Shipping will overcome challenges and thrive in 2023, says ICS Greek Branch

The shipping industry can overcome geopolitical challenges and thrive, said the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Greek Branch at its 17th Annual Forum. The recent event, ‘Moving Forward with the World in Turmoil’, was held on December 7 at the Eugenides Foundation and was broadcasted live around the world. Natalia Margioli – Komninou FICS, Managing Director […]

World first as ABS approves Provaris’ design for a compressed H2 carrier

ABS has reviewed and approved the design of Provaris’ H2Neo compressed H2 carrier, an industry first for a bulk hydrogen gas carrier. The significant project milestone follows extensive ABS Engineering review of Front-End Engineering Design and enables the appointment of a shipyard for final construction design of the 26,000m3 H2Neo carrier and an operational vessel […]

Flying Angel Campaign 2023 launched by the Mission to Seafarers

The Mission to Seafarers has launched its new Flying Angel Campaign 2023 with the goal of raising US$700,000 (£600,000) to respond to the changing needs of seafarers’ welfare. The funds generated will enable the Mission to not only maintain its vital lifeline to seafarers and their families but also, to expand into new services in […]