OneCare Solutions releases groundbreaking mobile app with holistic approach to seafarer wellbeing

Leading corporate wellbeing provider OneCare Solutions (OCS) has launched the OneCare Solutions Mobile App, a digital platform for accessing and monitoring myriad programmes for an individual’s wellbeing including physical and mental health; eLearning and training for personal development will be integrated in the future. This holistic approach to make individuals healthier and more productive reflects […]

FIT Alliance launches eBL declaration to secure commitment to digitalisation

BIMCO, DCSA, FIATA, ICC, and Swift (The FIT Alliance) have launched the ‘Declaration of the electronic Bill of Lading’ as the adoption of eBLs can help make international trade more efficient, reliable, sustainable, and secure. The aim of the declaration is to secure commitment from all stakeholders in international trade to collaborate on driving digitalisation, […]

GMS launches world’s first global Ship Recycling Portal for sale of ships for recycling

GMS, the world’s largest buyer of ship and offshore assets, has announced the launch of its pioneering digital platform, the “Ship Recycling Portal.” GMS introduced the groundbreaking initiative at an exclusive event in Bhavnagar, India, attended by over 80 leading ship recyclers. The platform aims to revolutionize the ship recycling industry by making the sales […]

UAE MOEI and the International Chamber of Shipping unveil plans for COP28

The shipping industry will come together at a series of events during the UNFCCC Climate Conference COP28. The major summit – titled ‘Shaping the Future of Shipping’ – will be hosted under the patronage of His Excellency Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Minister for Energy and Infrastructure (MOEI) at the Museum of […]

LR awards Approval in Principle to HMD for ammonia dual-fuelled 45,000cbm LPG Carrier

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has granted Approval in Principle (AiP) to Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) for its new 45,000cbm LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) Carrier design, with availability to be ordered with ammonia dual-fuelled propulsion. The dual fuel system equipped on HMD’s LPG Carrier allows operators and owners to prioritise their ESG (Environmental, Societal and Governance) strategies […]

Fire not the only danger with lithium-ion batteries: TT Club

TT Club, the specialist international freight insurance provider is seeking greater emphasis on the critical dangers of toxic gas emissions associated with lithium-ion battery fires. The failure of such batteries has the potential to occur with no prior warning, or with such speed that there is typically no time to react to any warning signs. […]

KR grants approval to SHI’s 200K CBM Class Ultra-Large Ammonia Carrier with Ammonia Fuel

KR (Korean Register) granted an Approval in Principle (AiP) for a 200K CBM Class Ultra-Large Ammonia Carrier with Ammonia Fuel. The innovative vessel design, created by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), was unveiled at Gastech 2023 in Singapore this week. A joint development project (JDP) between KR and SHI resulted in the development of this ultra-large […]

Merchant Navy Medal awarded to Operations Director at Stream Marine Group

Leading maritime training provider Stream Marine Group’s Operations Director Katy Womersley has been praised for her dedication to diversity as she was announced as one of the winners of this year’s Merchant Navy Medal. Ms Womersley (pictured) who has been Group Operations Director at Stream Marine Group since 2022, says she is delighted but overwhelmed […]

Is shipping ready for new emissions reduction targets, asks Baseblue

The maritime industry has a clear path to follow after the outcome of this summer’s IMO MEPC 80 meeting and the European Union’s previously defined targets, notes Dionysis Diamantopoulos, Key Account Analyst at marine fuels specialist Baseblue Ltd. With a significantly more ambitious target of achieving Net-Zero by 2050 and introducing intermediary targets, including a […]