Republic of the Marshall Islands sets new QUALSHIP 21 milestone of 19 consecutive years

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) has again been recognized as a high-quality registry, achieving an unprecedented 19 consecutive years on the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG’s) QUALSHIP 21 roster as noted during today’s INTERTANKO meeting in Connecticut which took place prior to the kick-off of the CMA Shipping Conference 2023. The RMI says […]

Optimarin expands BWTS manufacturing into China amid growing newbuild demand

Optimarin is establishing a manufacturing base in China to boost the availability of its well-proven ballast water treatment system (BWTS) for the Asian shipbuilding market as it also targets further retrofits of the existing fleet. The leading Norwegian BWTS supplier is now pursuing partnerships with several Chinese suppliers to focus on high-quality production of BWTS […]

Canada-UK digitisation project set to support fleet operators achieve emissions targets

Leading Canadian maritime operations platform provider, Helm Operations, is partnering with Bristol-based Reygar to harness the benefits of digitisation as part of the global effort to reduce the maritime sector’s carbon footprint. The collaborative research and development initiative, jointly funded via Innovate UK’s 2022 ‘Canada-UK Zero Value Chains – Transportation’ call and the National Research […]

EU’s Net-Zero Industry Act must recognise strategic importance of Shipping, urges CSC

Last week, the European Commission proposed the Net-Zero Industry Act to scale up the manufacturing of clean technologies in the EU and make sure the Union is well-equipped with net-zero technologies for the clean-energy transition. This initiative is part of the Green Deal Industrial Plan and will contribute to the European Green Deal objectives, contributing […]

Nobel-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz announced as keynote speaker at Nor-Shipping

Nor-Shipping has confirmed that Joseph E. Stiglitz, the renowned Nobel laureate in Economics and former Chief Economist at the World Bank, will be a keynote speaker at this year’s Ocean Leadership Conference, taking place in Lillestrøm, Norway, 6 June. The event, which traditionally fires the starting gun for Nor-Shipping’s main exhibition, will gather global industry […]