OTG’s new training titles put seafarers at the heart of sustainability and decarbonisation

Ocean Technologies Group (OTG) recognises that seafarers are at the core of shipping’s transition to a more sustainable future and have been instrumental in developing a green curriculum to upskill and reskill the maritime workforce with partners like the Nautical Institute and supporting initiatives like the Maritime Just Transition Task Force. The latest content releases […]

UAE Maritime Week underway with opening of Seatrade Maritime Logistics Middle East event

Held under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MOEI), the Seatrade Maritime Logistics Middle East shipping and maritime supply chain event opened yesterday at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Part of UAE Maritime Week, the conference and exhibition witnessed the participation of industry leaders, experts, and policymakers from around the world, […]

BIMCO applauds Bangladeshi Hong Kong Convention pledge after industry visit

During a visit to Bangladesh by Norwegian authorities, the Norwegian Shipping Association, the European Community Shipowners’ Association, the International Chamber of Shipping and BIMCO, between 8-11 May 2023, the Bangladesh Government confirmed that the country will ratify the Hong Kong Convention, allowing for the Convention to enter into force. Bangladesh is now expected to ratify […]

Asian Shipowners’ Association 32nd AGM hosted by CSA in Shanghai

Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) held its 32nd Annual General Meeting on 16 May 2023 in Shanghai. The meeting was hosted by the China Shipowners’ Association (CSA) and attended by more than 230 representatives from ASA Ordinary/Associate members. Theme of the meeting was “Asia, Greener / Safer Shipping” and its focus was on many aspects of […]

MCTC underlines its commitment to leading the way in sustainability with Single-Use Plastics webinar

Leading international maritime catering provider MCTC has underlined its commitment to helping to shape a sustainable future for shipping with its latest webinar highlighting the dangers of Single-Use Plastics. (SUPs) Environmental and Suppliers Officer at MCTC, Charalampos Antoniou (pictured) told the delegates attending the online seminar that more and more companies are starting to phase […]

Political instability is putting successful green energy transition in jeopardy, says ICS report

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Maritime Barometer Report 2022-2023 – published this week – reveals that uncertainty over fuel availability and infrastructure puts at risk ambitions to meet decarbonisation targets, reinforcing the need for a clear plan of action to mitigate risk. The inaugural ICS Maritime Barometer Report is the first full-scale annual survey […]

West makes strong progress with combined ratio of 96.7%

West P&I has achieved a 96.7% combined ratio in the 2022-23 financial year amid challenging global economic circumstances, representing the strongest result for the Club since 2017. West also reports an underwriting surplus of US$8 million and gross earned premiums of $293.2 million for 2022-23. Its latest combined ratio has improved materially from the previous […]

Perenco Brazil announces hook-up of FSO Pargo

Perenco Brazil is pleased to announce that hook-up of the Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) vessel FSO Pargo has now been safely and successfully completed on the Pargo Cluster in the Campos Basin, offshore Brazil. Perenco Brazil will now submit final documents to the regulatory authorities in Brazil, with a view to being granted its […]