Seafarers play a critical role as the guardians of our oceans, MAJ webinar hears

The importance of seafarers in preserving the marine environment and ensuring international maritime regulations such as MARPOL (The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships) are properly enforced was the focus of a high-level webinar, entitled ‘Seafarers, MARPOL and the Marine Environment’, hosted by the Maritime Authority of Jamaica as part of its […]

President Marcos Jr uses Shipping Summit to reiterate his directive to prepare seafarers for a decarbonised future

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), in collaboration with International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), together with the Filipino Shipowners’ Association (FSA), organised a summit focused on the contribution of seafarers in Manila, the Philippines last week (26 June 2023). Fifteen governments from across the world were in attendance, […]

Professor Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr. takes the helm at WMU

On 29 June, Professor Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr. assumed office as the eighth President of the World Maritime University (WMU). Appointed by the Secretary-General of the IMO, who also serves as Chancellor of the University, President Mejia assumes the role of Chief Executive Officer, overseeing and directing the academic programmes, operations and administration of the […]

EU Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion project concludes with significant positive impact

The EU-Interreg North Sea Region project ‘WASP: Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion’ has officially concluded with five commercial vessels retrofitted with wind-assist systems, three different wind propulsion technologies tested, and third-party validations conducted to verify actual fuel savings achieved. Other key deliverables concerning performance indicators, standard sea trials, decision making tools have also been concluded. Funded […]

AkzoNobel says it can help shipowners save $100k a year from new EU carbon levy

AkzoNobel is supporting the marine industry to mitigate emissions and help shipowners navigate upcoming additional costs, or risk facing an additional six-figure levy annually once new EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) legislation comes into force from 2024. The EU ETS carbon levy will affect all CO2 emissions on shipping journeys to and from an EU […]