UK Shipping Concierge announced as major sponsor of LISW23

The organisers of London International Shipping Week (LISW) are delighted to welcome UK Shipping Concierge as a major sponsor of LISW23. The agreement, which will see LISW23 being branded as ‘Being brought to you by UK Shipping Concierge’, underlines the UK Government’s commitment to supporting what is one of the world’s premier maritime weeks. The […]

Grow Maritime urges the maritime industry to prepare for the new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

The urgency in adopting sustainable practices is clear following the European Parliament’s approval of the new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) which comes into force in 2024, say ESG specialists – Grow Maritime. Grow Maritime assists maritime organisations to improve their performance through the development and implementation of impactful ESG strategies ultimately creating added value […]

Sembcorp Marine completes third zero-emission battery-powered Ropax ferry

Sembcorp Marine Ltd (the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) marked the sailaway of the final unit of three identical fully battery-operated roll-on/roll-off passenger (“Ropax”) ferries, following the vessel’s handover to Norwegian ferry operator Norled AS (“Norled”). The vessel, Leikanger, marks the third and final Ropax unit built for Norled by the Group, following […]

DNV and RSI launch Baltic and North Sea green fleet renewal study

DNV and the Responsible Shipping Initiative (RSI), an alliance of Swedish dry bulk charterers, have launched a feasibility study to develop a commercial framework for orders of green-fuelled newbuilds to decarbonize the sea transport supply chain in the Baltic and North Sea areas and beyond. With this project, the RSI members aim to reduce their […]

Marlink completes migration of UNI-TANKERS’ fleet to its hybrid network

Smart network solutions company Marlink has completed the migration of UNI-TANKERS’ owned fleet to its global hybrid network solution. The Danish shipping company UNI-TANKERS, recognised for its high operational quality, selected Marlink as an expert partner to support its digital transformation, combining hybrid high-throughput connectivity with cloud-data access, remote IT support, and proactive cyber security […]

Companies should be looking at how to cater for the next generation of seafarers, says MCTC

Companies should be prioritising the needs of the new internet-savvy generation of seafarers to ensure the long-lasting future of shipping, says leading catering management provider MCTC. With increasing access to the internet, the pressures of recent global crises and having the world at their fingertips, Sven Schroeder (pictured), Managing Director, MCTC Germany believes the new […]

ClarkSea Index hit record annual average for 2022

Full year 2022 data points for the international shipping industry have been released by Clarksons Research, whose MD Steve Gordon (pictured) commented: “The ClarkSea, our overall day rate charter index covering seaborne transportation (tankers, bulk carriers, containerships and gas carriers together representing over 80% of global shipping capacity), increased 30% y-o-y to reach an all-time […]

COSCO close to acquiring 25% stake in Hamburg’s HHLA terminal

Referring to the publication of a mandatory announcement by COSCO SHIPPING Ports Ltd (CSPL) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 6 January 2023, a spokesperson of Hamburg port and logistics operator HHLA has confirmed that a deal in principle has been agreed. “in objective, constructive talks between Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), CSPL […]