New Chairman as Swedish Club focuses on the future

The Swedish Club has announced the appointment of a new Chairman to the Club’s Board of Directors. Peter Claesson (pictured), Finance Director at Stena AB will replace Lennart Simonsson, who is stepping down from the Board having served the Club as Chairman for 16 years. The announcement was made at The Swedish Club’s 151st Annual […]

Safer pilot transfers still needed according to The BMA

Despite the success of the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) for pilot transfer arrangements instigated by The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) in 2021, the recent tragic death of a marine pilot in the Humber Estuary highlights that there is still more to be done. Capt. Kapila Malawwethanthri MNI (pictured), Technical and Compliance Officer at The BMA, […]

Cost of regulatory compliance ‘lower with LNG’

Analysis from SEA-LNG, the coalition established to demonstrate the commercial and environmental benefits of the LNG pathway, shows the lifetime fuel costs of meeting key European decarbonisation targets for shipping through the LNG pathway are expected to be roughly half that of the methanol or ammonia pathways. Building on recent work by the Mærsk Mc-Kinney […]

Kongsberg to supply Penguin Shipyard with waterjets for two fast ferries

Kongsberg Maritime (KONGSBERG) has won the contract to supply its Kamewa waterjets for two fast ferries to be built by Singapore’s Penguin Shipyard for a Middle East client. Each of the new 56-metre Ropax ferries will be equipped with four Kongsberg Kamewa 71 S-4 waterjets and control systems. Designed by Incat Crowther UK, the ferries […]

Protected-Seas and EMH Systems announce partnership to bolster marine conservation efforts

EMH Systems Ltd., specializing in environmental vessel navigation, has unveiled a strategic alliance with Protected-Seas, the leading curator of a comprehensive global database on marine protected areas. This partnership is described as harnessing the power of synergy and innovation to reshape the commercial shipping industry by providing unmatched environmental protection solutions through shared data and […]

SHIPNEXT and XLP partner to boost digital shipping access

A strategic partnership agreement between freight platform SHIPNEXT and XLProjects Network (XLP) was signed at last week’s Breakbulk Europe in Rotterdam. Offering instant cargo-to-ship matching on a global basis, SHIPNEXT was conceived in 2015 by Belgium-based shipping and tech entrepreneur Alexander Varvarenko (pictured, right) to help charterers and shipbrokers in dry bulk, breakbulk, project cargo […]