Berge Bulk and ABS join forces to retrofit bulk carrier with methanol power

A pioneering joint development project (JDP) to evaluate the feasibility of converting a bulk vessel to methanol fuel propulsion has been signed by ABS and Berge Bulk (BB). Berge Bulk CEO James Marshall and ABS Vice President of Global Sustainability Panos Koutsourakis signed the agreement which will see BB and ABS explore the possibility of […]

Connectivity has transformed crewing says Danica as it celebrates 10 years of business

Global connectivity has transformed the crewing marketplace over the past decade, enabling the best seafarers to find job opportunities at their fingertips and giving them more employment choices, says Danica Crewing Specialists as it celebrates 10 years in business. Outlining the changes he has seen over the past 10 years, Danica CEO Henrik Jensen (pictured) […]

Strategic Marine commissions study to evaluate energy and emissions profiles of CTVs

Singapore-based boat builder Strategic Marine has commissioned a study to compare the efficiency of traditional diesel-powered and hybrid-powered crew transfer vessels (CTVs). The study, to be conducted by the Maritime Energy and Sustainable Development Centre of Excellence (MESD CoE) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), aims to help the company expand its knowledge and […]

Panama’s Sea Tripartite Table ends with consensus of Government, Seafarers and Shipowners

The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) reports that after as many as one hundred meetings held with the maritime, port and logistic sectors of the country, the consultation process held by the Sea Tripartite Table (METRIMAR), has ended, with the participation of representatives from the government, workers and employers. AMP says the process highlighted the principles […]

First car carrier joins Green Award programme

Car carrier Apollon Leader is the first of its kind to join the Green Award programme. Also, the ship’s owner, Japanese Mitsubishi Ore Transport Co. Ltd., was recently certified, together with its bulk carrier Santa Isabel. Apollon Leader, built in 2008 and flying the Panama flag, is 199,9 meters long, 32,26 meters wide and can […]

Bureau Veritas and Kongsberg launch new capability for digitised machinery maintenance

Bureau Veritas reports that it has taken a significant step forward in the delivery of digitally optimised machinery maintenance with the launch of a new capability that enables its Machinery Maintenance Application (MMA) to connect directly to a vessel operator’s own maintenance management system, K-Fleet from Kongsberg Digital. This capability allows the vessel operator to […]

Grimaldi’s new ‘G5’ multipurpose ro-ro vessel Great Lagos launched

Just a few days after the celebrations for the delivery of the Great Antwerp, the Grimaldi Group’s first ‘G5’ class ro-ro multipurpose unit, a new ceremony was held at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. Ltd. in Ulsan (South Korea) for the launching of her sister ship Great Lagos. The second G5-class unit is named after […]