RINA approves AURELIA’s green retrofit solution for Newcastlemax bulk carrier

RINA has awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) for a green retrofit package solution designed by the innovative naval architecture designer, AURELIA, in partnership with Econowind, Wattlab and Vertom. Using a series of innovative solutions, the retrofit design meets CO2 reduction targets in compliance with CII and speeds the path to decarbonisation for the shipping […]

Green corridors, cutting edge technologies lead the discussion at the ABS UK National Committee

ABS brought together maritime industry leaders from the United Kingdom to discuss the latest advances in sustainability and transformational technologies. Attendees at the UK National Committee Meeting heard how the ABS-classed fleet had grown to 280 million gross tons and secured the number one position in global orderbook share. “ABS is leading the maritime industry […]

Sailors’ Society offers full virtual conference experience for 2023 cadets

Sailors’ Society is expecting more than 6,000 students to benefit from its 2023 Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools’ Conferences, designed especially for the current intake of cadets. This year, the leading maritime welfare charity has virtual events covering North Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa and, for the first time, the UK’s maritime colleges. The conferences explore […]

De-risking the carriage of lithium-ion batteries: TT Club

Rapid development of battery technology and the uncertainties created by these developments, particularly concerning safety when the energy packs are being transported require the logistics industry to have a clear understanding of the dangers which can include fire, explosions and toxic gas emissions. Moreover, there needs to be increased efforts to minimise the risks, and […]

Elisabeth Cosmatos appointed President of The Heavy Lift Group

Elisabeth Cosmatos, Managing Director of Cosmatos Group, has been elected President of The Heavy Lift Group (THLG), an international association for specialised heavy transport companies. The appointment was made as part of the executive committee election during the 68th THLG Conference on 5 June 2023. Taking over from FOX Brasil’s Murilo Caldana, Cosmatos becomes THLG’s […]

NSB invests 600,000 Euros in new ship‐handling simulator

The maritime service company NSB GROUP has assigned Wärtsilä with the technical up‐ grade of the simulator of its NSBacademy. Since 2007 NSB is training Nautical Officers in its own Maritime Training Centre. The retrofit for the technical update began in June and is expected to last three months. The NSBacademy has two ship‐handling simulators […]

Signal expands Tanker Chartering Academy

Diversified shipping services group Signal, whose activities include commercial ship management, software development and investments, has opened up access to its online Tanker Chartering Academy for all. The free to view 10-module program has been created to explain the entire process of fixing a vessel as well as tanker operations, port disbursements and post-fixture activities. […]