WFW opens Tokyo office

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) announces the opening of its new office in Tokyo, Japan, its 19th worldwide. The office will be led by WFW Partner Simon Collins (pictured), who relocates to Tokyo from Hong Kong, and newly arrived Partner Keisuke Imon. In addition to Keisuke, Counsel Shusuke Fukunaga and a team of associates and […]

NORDEN partners with 123Carbon to support the decarbonisation of customer supply chains

Together with 123Carbon and its partners AllChiefs and Verifavia, NORDEN will begin to issue carbon inset tokens through 123Carbon’s newly developed platform to support the decarbonisation of customer supply chains. With the platform, NORDEN will now be able to tokenise CO2-equivalent reductions made on biofuel voyages and allocate them to industry customers who are looking […]

Marlink and Alpha Ori Technologies combine expertise to provide IoT services

Smart digital solutions company Marlink has signed an MoU to create a strategic partnership with Singapore’s Alpha Ori Technologies (AOT) to support shipowners, shipmanagers and charterers in collecting data and providing advanced analytics they need to improve vessel performance and monitor health of onboard systems. The MoU will see the two entities cooperate to bring […]

Ammonia-fuelled gas carrier design jointly developed by MOL, Tsuneishi and MES

An ammonia fuelled gas carrier design which has been jointly developed by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., and Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. has received Approval in Principle from classification society ClassNK. The vessel uses some of its ammonia cargo as fuel and is targeting to achieve net zero CO2 emissions while […]

SEA-LNG responds to marine fuel’s naysayers

The SEA-LNG coalition has shared a media statement in response to recent comments from the ‘Say No to LNG’ campaign which it says “seeks to misrepresent the clear benefits of the LNG pathway to decarbonisation and overstate its challenges.” SEA-LNG continues to believe that policy decisions must be based upon peer-reviewed, practical scientific analysis conducted […]

IMO voices concern over piracy incidents in Gulf of Guinea

The International Maritime Organization’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim has expressed his deep concern over the recent kidnapping of six crew members from the MV Monjasa Reformer in late March and reports of an ongoing incident involving a tanker in the Gulf of Guinea. Secretary-General Lim said that IMO recognizes the progress that has been made since […]

ClassNK issues AiP for conversion plan of medium-sized Self Elevating Platform vessel

ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for the conversion plan of the medium-sized self-elevating platform (SEP) vessel for the installation of large wind turbine generator (WTG) on a semi-sub floater in port jointly developed by TOA Corporation (TOA), NIHON SHIPYARD CO.,LTD. (NSY), and Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU). This project involves a semi-sub […]