The Britannia Group makes significant donations to four Bermudian maritime charities

The Britannia Group, the oldest mutual P&I Club, has announced that it has made separate one-off donations of USD75,000 to four charitable organisations based in Bermuda: the Bermuda Maritime Academy, Bermuda Sailors’ Home, Bermuda Sloop Foundation and Endeavour. All the charities support aspiring or more experienced sailors as well as local maritime communities more generally […]

MPA Singapore and LR sign ‘Silk Alliance’ MoU aimed at driving zero emission shipping across the Indian and Pacific Oceans

Lloyd’s Register Maritime Decarbonisation Hub (LR MDH) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at collaborating on a fleet-specific decarbonisation strategy and implementation plan for ‘The Silk Alliance’ cross-industry initiative to enable zero-emission shipping across the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Through complementary technical skills and […]

Planning and preparation vital to reduce man overboard fatalities

Analysis conducted by the UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has revealed that crew have, on average, under 11 minutes to recover a crewmate who has fallen overboard into cold water before the victim becomes unresponsive. The analysis of 20 accidents that occurred between 2017 and 2021 shows that the time decreases as the water […]

Asyad Drydock shows off its advanced capabilities by successfully applying new eco-friendly nano-epoxy silicone coating

Asyad Drydock, part of Asyad Group, announced the successful application of high-quality nano-epoxy coating on Asyad Shipping’s Ultramax bulk carrier, Jabal Al Kawr. The brand-new coating technology was applied for the first time in the Middle East, and the second globally, on Minoa Marine’s MV Julia (pictured) earlier this year at Asyad Drydock’s world-class facilities […]

Change in leadership at WinGD

Swiss marine power company WinGD announces a change in its leadership position. After five successful years at the helm, the current CEO of WinGD, Klaus Heim, has informed the Board of Directors that he has decided to step down from his role, effective 31st July, 2023. During his tenure as CEO, Klaus has steered WinGD […]

Orca AI teams up with Marubeni to expand global reach of its pioneering technology

Orca AI, the leading situational awareness solution provider for the commercial shipping industry, today announced that it has entered into a worldwide distribution deal with Marubeni, one of Japan’s biggest import and export companies and a comprehensive provider of ship services. The Japanese conglomerate will also install the Orca AI platform on its vessels, providing […]

Largest suction sail installation to date

bound4blue, key player in the wind propulsion sector, has successfully installed two eSAILs® on Dutch flagged Eems Traveller, a 2,850 dwt general cargo vessel owned by Amasus. The eSAIL system, categorized as a suction sail, is based on the use of a thick aerodynamic profile and smart suction to increase the propulsive efficiency, resulting in […]

DP World signs deal to more than double capacity at Indonesian container terminal

DP World is set to commence operations at Indonesia’s Belawan New Container Terminal (BNCT), after last week finalising an agreement with the Indonesia Investment Authority (INA) and Pelindo to manage the terminal and begin a major expansion. The strategic partnership between the Indonesia Investment Authority (INA), Indonesian government-owned port operator Pelindo, and DP World, will […]

ICS Ship Recycling Guide, first edition, out now

The ICS Ship Recycling Guide, first edition, is out now. Following the announcement from Bangladesh of its intent to ratify the Hong Kong Convention, a significant move towards ensuring that decommissioned vessels do not unnecessarily endanger human health, safety, or the environment, compliance with ship recycling regulations is now more important than ever. This essential […]