Maritime UK appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Maritime UK, the umbrella organisation for the UK’s maritime sector, has appointed Chris Shirling-Rooke MBE as its new Chief Executive Officer. He will move over from Mersey Maritime to Maritime UK in the early summer and we thank Mersey Maritime for helping to facilitate a seamless transfer. Chris is currently CEO of Mersey Maritime, a […]

InterManager urges EC to employ ‘polluter pays’ principle to ensure environmental policy hits its mark

Ship managers are urging the European Commission to follow the ‘polluter pays’ approach when finalising legislation intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping in European waters. They have highlighted concerns that proposed legislation could miss its mark if it holds ship management firms accountable for emissions reductions rather than target the parties who control […]

NAVTOR offers five keys to understanding and improving CIIs

Jacob Clausen (pictured), Managing Director of NAVTOR Denmark, cuts through the confusion regarding CII (Carbon Intensity Indicator) compliance and optimisation with five key pieces of advice as follows: 1. The value of C On the A to E scale, the target for every vessel is C or higher. Any rating is compliant with IMO regulations, […]

Royal HaskoningDHV improves vessels’ safety with Twinn software

Belfast Harbour, Northern Ireland’s principle maritime gateway, implements Royal HaskoningDHV’s innovative Twinn Smart Mooring software to help safeguard vessels at berth. With the large number of bulk vessels, ferries and cruise ships calling at Belfast, combined with heavier and more frequent storms due to climate change and the extended cruise season, the Port Authority has […]

DP World launches direct freight service between UAE and Iraq

Global supply chain solutions provider DP World has launched the first direct freight service between the UAE and Iraq to make the flow of goods between the two countries faster, safer and more efficient. The service caters for unaccompanied trailers, is the first service of its kind in the UAE and runs under the name […]

Guidelines on the Application of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, Fourth Edition

A new edition of the ICS bestselling publication, Guidelines on the Application of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention is now available in ebook version. Print copies will be officially released on 29 May. The comprehensive and definitive guide to the MLC provides practical guidance on the convention to ensure readers are prepared for the regulatory […]

Cruise fleet activity recovers to pre-Covid-19 levels

In its latest weekly insight for the shipping industry, Clarksons Research has profiled the recovering activity levels in the cruise market. Steve Gordon, Managing Director of Clarksons Research, commented: “The cruise industry was shipping’s hardest hit sector during the Covid pandemic but is now seeing improving activity levels after a hugely challenging period for cruise […]