ICS continues to grow with Luxembourg and Brazil joining

Global shipowners’ association the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), representing over 80% of the world’s merchant fleet, is pleased to announce FEDIL Shipping, Luxembourg and the Brazilian Association of Cabotage Owners becoming Affiliate Member National Associations. The ICS Board has approved their membership, taking effect from 1 March 2023. FEDIL Shipping acts as the shipowners’ […]

Indian Register of Shipping selects Dassault Systèmes to drive digital transformation and boost efficiency

Leading international ship classification society Indian Register of Shipping (IRS), has entered into a collaboration with Dassault Systèmes to leverage virtual twin technology for driving its digital transformation and boosting operational efficiency. The collaboration involves the use of Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to optimize the performance and efficiency of complex marine and offshore projects. The […]

Harry Theochari receives OBE from HRH The Princess Royal

Eminent shipping and asset finance lawyer Harry Theochari, Chair of Maritime London and Senior Consultant at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, as well as past Chair of Maritime UK, received his OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) at Windsor Castle on 28 February. He said: “I am hugely honoured and so […]

Fincantieri to build four vessels for new client Edda Wind

Fincantieri, through its subsidiary Vard, has signed the contract with a new client, Edda Wind, for the construction of four Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOV). The first two vessels are expected to be delivered in Q1 2025, the third in Q2 2025 and the fourth in Q1 2026. The contract has a total value of […]

UN delegates reach historic agreement on protecting marine biodiversity in international waters

Secretary-General António Guterres has congratulated UN member countries for finalizing a text to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction, calling it a “breakthrough” after nearly two decades of talks. “This action is a victory for multilateralism and for global efforts to counter the destructive trends facing […]

‘The global nature of trade will prevail,’ MSC CEO tells TPM23 conference

Speaking at last week’s Transpacific Maritime Conference (TPM23) in Long beach, California,, MSC CEO Soren Toft gave a detailed overview of the company’s continued growth, expectations for economic recovery, and efforts to realize sustainable shipping. “The world has seen through the supply chain crunch just how important the logistics and shipping industry really is – […]

ESB to work with Port of Cork on creating renewable energy infrastructure

Irish energy company ESB and the Port of Cork Company have signed a memorandum of understanding, agreeing to work together to progress plans for Ireland’s offshore wind and green hydrogen development. The Port of Cork’s masterplan outlines proposals to develop the necessary infrastructure to facilitate and support the offshore renewable-energy and green-hydrogen sectors. It views […]