New Council aims for widespread use of standardized shore-to-ship power stations

The establishment of the “Promotion Council for Zero Emission Chargers for Ships” has been made, with the aim of creating the widespread use of standardized shore-to-ship power stations. Consisting of e5 Lab Inc. (President: Michihiko Nakano), Marindows Inc. (President: Yasumasa Suetsugu), e-Mobility Power Inc. (President: Naoko Yotsuyanagi), CHAdeMO Association (President: Takafumi Anegawa), The Japan Ship […]

Nicholas Goubert Joins Ocean Technologies Group as Chief Product Officer

Ocean Technologies Group, leading global provider of Human Capital Management solutions for the maritime industry, has further strengthened its executive leadership team with the appointment of Nicholas Goubert as its new Chief Product Officer. With a wealth of experience in strategy, innovation, teambuilding, and product management, Nicholas is set to drive the company’s product vision […]

WinGD on track to deliver ammonia engines in 2025

Swiss marine power company WinGD is on track to deliver its first X-DF-A dual-fuel ammonia engines by the first quarter of 2025, with the first X-DF-A powered vessels in service from 2026. The confirmation, which follows combustion tests at WinGD research facilities in December 2022, is backed by concrete orders and recent rapid progress in […]

Renewable production needed to make methanol a viable alternative maritime fuel: LR

A new report from Lloyd’s Register (LR) has identified that the main challenges for the industry’s adoption of methanol are investment and community readiness, with the fuel’s technology feasibility continuing to grow. ‘Fuel for Thought: Methanol’ found that technology for methanol usage as a marine fuel is feasible, available and mature in certain cases. Most […]

UK Hydrographic Office appoints new National Hydrographer and Chief Customer Officer

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has announced the appointment of Rear Admiral Angus Essenhigh OBE as the United Kingdom’s new National Hydrographer. Rear Adm. Essenhigh (pictured, left) will be taking on the role of Director, Defence and Data Acquisition at the UKHO, leading the work that the UKHO undertakes within the international hydrographic community and […]

New Unified Container Inspection & Repair Criteria address contaminating pests

To help ensure the integrity and cleanliness of the international supply chain, the revised Unified Container Inspection & Repair Criteria (UCIRC) published by the ICS, BIC and WSC now includes inspection criteria for container depots and other container handover facilities to address pest contamination on and in containers. The first edition of the Unified Container […]

Virtual Open Days with MLA College

Later this month MLA College, part of University of Plymouth in the UK, is hosting its first ever virtual open days in a week-long series of events, giving prospective students a unique opportunity to explore the world of part-time distance learning. MLA College is hosting four events, each covering a different theme. The schedule for […]

New £100M finance boost for Port of Tyne’s clean energy focus

The Port of Tyne – which owns and operates one of the UK’s major trust ports – has secured a £100 million refinancing package with the UK Infrastructure Bank, Pricoa Private Capital and Lloyds Bank. This 10-year financing arrangement is a national first for a British major trust port and builds upon the Port of […]