ICS publishes landmark medical guide, to improve the lives of seafarers and fishers at sea

Given the remote nature of shipping, seafarers know that their life may sometimes depend on at-hand practical information readily available during the first crucial moments after an on board medical emergency arises. Medical guidance covering illness, injuries and other health issues needs to be readily available as a vital aid to saving lives, in fact, […]

Swedish Club boosts management team

The Swedish Club is looking to the future with the expansion and restructuring of the Club’s management team. In a move designed to reflect today’s complex business landscape it has announced three new roles which will position the Club to anticipate and meet the changing demands of its members and business partners. This follows the […]

Idwal secures growth investment from LDC

Idwal Marine Services (‘Idwal’), a leading provider of inspection services for the global commercial shipping sector, has secured a significant investment from private equity partner LDC to support the development of its proprietary technology platform and expand its global service footprint. Based in Cardiff, Idwal provides vessel condition and integrity inspection services, fleet monitoring and […]

Nor-Shipping partners to fuel progress with dedicated hydrogen conference

Nor-Shipping is partnering with Ocean Hyway Cluster, Norway’s leading Hydrogen network, and cluster organisation Maritime CleanTech to deliver The Second Nor-Shipping Hydrogen Conference on 7 June. The event, taking place at Nor-Shipping’s main exhibition halls in Lillestrøm, will feature experts pooled from right across the emerging hydrogen value chain, delivering insights on the very latest […]

IMO, Norway and Singapore sign MoU on maritime decarbonisation

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed last week by the IMO, the Ministry of Climate and Environment of Norway, and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) to collectively undertake technical cooperation activities to assist developing countries in their efforts to reduce emissions from ships and in ports. Participants will work together to […]

Thames Freeport given green light by UK Government

The Thames Freeport has been given the go ahead to formally constitute its board and start operating fully, following the approval of the final business case by the UK Government. The Freeport is an economic zone located in the Thames Estuary and UK’s largest port – the Port of London. With 1,700 acres of development […]

ABS donation to Texas A&M University for Ocean Engineering Chair and new Innovation lab

ABS and Texas A&M University (TAMU) are expanding their unique global strategic relationship with a $2.5m donation to endow the Ocean Engineering Department Chair and fund a new ABS Laboratory for Ocean Innovation. The investment creates a maritime research powerhouse, uniting ABS’ extensive marine and offshore experience, with TAMU’s world class academic research capability to […]

Port of Rotterdam Authority tests smart berth at ECT

Following the successful trial of one smart bollard along the quay of the Hutchison Ports ECT Delta terminal on the Maasvlakte, the Port of Rotterdam Authority has now installed six so-called ‘smart bollards’. The six bollards, which were developed in collaboration with Straatman BV, Zwijndrecht, are positioned side by side at one berth for large […]