ABB’s mid-range Azipod® propulsion to power four cruise vessels

ABB has secured a contract with Fincantieri, one of the world’s leading shipbuilding groups, to deliver in total eight mid-range Azipod® propulsion systems for four forthcoming medium-sized cruise vessels. The ships are due for delivery in 2024, 2025, 2026 and in 2027. “We are looking forward to working with our long-term, trusted partner ABB on […]

DNV awards first D-INF(S) type approvals to COSCO and SHI for data infrastructure systems

COSCO and SHI have received the world’s first D-INF(S) type approvals from DNV for their data collection systems. The D-INF rules provide guidelines for the design, construction, and maintenance of a ship’s data infrastructure. By implementing the class notation, COSCO and SHI demonstrate their commitment to providing a standardized data sharing solution to their customers […]

WFW advises Anglo American on its Maritime Transportation Strategy

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has been assisting Anglo American with its sustainable maritime transportation strategy, the first phase of which has culminated in January 2023 with the loading of first cargo for m.v. ‘UBUNTU HARMONY’. The vessel (pictured) is the first in a series of 10 x 190,000 deadweight LNG dual- fuelled bulk carriers […]

Ocean Technologies Group and Lobster Ink agree strategic partnership

The cruise sector is enjoying a rapid return to strength, with ships and crew being reactivated at an unprecedented rate. Recent estimates suggest that nearly 73,000 crew are needed per year to power the industry. The post-pandemic bounce-back is great news, but places pressure on Cruise operators who must find and deploy the talent they […]

Cyprus Shipping Chamber welcomes agreement on FuelEU Maritime Regulation

The Cyprus Shipping Chamber welcomes the provisional agreement reached on 23 March 2023 between the EU Parliament and the EU Council on FuelEU Maritime. This agreement is another positive step towards establishing the right conditions for the energy transition of shipping. The agreement gives a strong political signal and provides clear climate targets and guidance […]

Maersk signs MOU with Shanghai International Port Group on green methanol bunkering

A.P. Moller-Maersk (Maersk) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) on strategic cooperation for Shanghai Port methanol marine fuel project. The two parties will join hands to explore green methanol fuel vessel-to-vessel bunkering operation after Maersk’s green methanol container vessels being delivered in 2024. Maersk has set a net-zero […]

EU raises the target for shipping’s decarbonisation, but IMO doesn’t yet

The European Commission has welcomed the political agreement reached between the European Parliament and the Council that increases the maritime transport sector’s contribution to reaching the EU-wide target of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, and to achieving climate neutrality in 2050. On 23 March co-legislators agreed on FuelEU Maritime […]

DP World and Delhi Capitals announce long-term partnership

DP World and Delhi Capitals today announced a long-term partnership. DP World, a leading provider of smart end-to-end logistics, is now the Global Logistics Partner of the popular cricket franchise. The new multi-year partnership, unveiled today at the Leela Palace Hotel in New Delhi, will see DP World featured prominently on the back of Delhi […]

WinGD to deliver methanol engines for COSCO SHIPPING Lines container vessels

WinGD will supply 10X92DF-M methanol-fuelled engines to four 16,000 TEU container vessels to be built for COSCO SHIPPING Lines at COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry (Yangzhou) Co. Ltd. These vessels will be delivered from 2025 and will feature WinGD’s first X92DF-M engines in China. This ground-breaking order was celebrated at a signing ceremony attended by the […]

New UK Seafarers Wages Act draws mixed reactions

The Seafarers’ Wages Act received Royal Assent last week and is now law, meaning thousands of seafarers regularly entering UK waters should enjoy better pay protections. The move is designed to boost seafarers’ rights and working conditions while preventing firms from using legal loopholes to pay low wages. As a key strand of the government’s […]