MSC plans takeover of Port of Hamburg terminal operator HHLA

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company have entered into a binding Memorandum of Understanding with respect to a strategic partnership regarding Hamburger Hafen und Logistik Aktiengesellschaft (HHLA). MSC intends to acquire all free-floating A-Shares of HHLA and announces the intention to launch a voluntary public takeover offer at EUR […]

DNV: the ‘decisive decade’ for decarbonisation

This is the ‘decisive decade’ for shipping, said Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, DNV’s Chief Executive Officer, Maritime, as he discussed the findings of the classification society’s latest ‘Maritime Forecast to 2050’ report yesterday at London International Shipping Week. “The clock is ticking – we all know that,” he said. The drive for decarbonisation has been accelerated by […]

Ukraine Maritime package announcement at LISW

The UK Minister for Aviation, Maritime and Security, Baroness Vere (pictured), will be giving a speech at the Maritime Careers and Opportunities event during London International Shipping Week on Wednesday 13th September. She will announce the implementation partners for the maritime skills package for Ukrainian seafarers, announced at the Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC) 23. Maritime […]

Seafarers’ charities face problems accessing ships in port

Seafarers’ charities are being barred from boarding ships in some ports around the world and the problem is getting worse, delegates at the Seafarers’ Welfare Conference during London International Shipping Week heard. During panel discussions at “The S in ESG” conference held in Fishmongers’ Hall, Rev Canon Andrew Wright, Secretary General of the Mission to […]

Women’s contributions to maritime history celebrated with the SHE_SEES exhibition at LISW

A landmark London exhibition that forms part of London International Shipping Week is shining a spotlight on women’s contributions to maritime history. The SHE_SEES exhibition marks the first year of the thought-provoking ‘Rewriting Women into Maritime’ initiative, spearheaded by UK-based global safety and education charity Lloyd’s Register Foundation in partnership with Lloyd’s Register. The initiative […]

LISW23: The Swedish Club announces new expanded London office

Thomas Nordberg, Managing Director of The Swedish Club, this week announced the opening of new, expanded London offices. He was speaking at London International Shipping Week (LISW), where the Club hosted an evening reception for members, brokers and business partners. “As the shipping world focuses on London, the timing of this move could not be […]

Shipping leaders collaborate in landmark methane abatement technology trial

Major maritime industry players have come together in a collaborative effort to implement Daphne Technology’s groundbreaking SlipPureTMmethane abatement solution onto the Angelicoussis Group’s LNG carrier Maran Gas Chios, announced at last week’s Gastech event in Singapore (pictured). Key players within the maritime industry, including Lloyd’s Register (LR) as the independent auditor, Maran Gas Maritime Inc. […]

West P&I Club launches inaugural ESG & Sustainability Report

West P&I Club has launched its inaugural ESG & Sustainability Report, revealing how the marine insurance leader supports green shipping and healthy oceans. Additionally, the report, released during London International Shipping Week 2023 (LISW23), demonstrates the Club’s commitment to seafarer wellbeing and investing in talent. Environmental regulatory compliance for an industry under pressure to reduce […]

KR approves LCO2 cargo tank design developed by Hyundai Mipo and HD KSOE

Korean Register (KR) has granted an Approval In Principle (AIP) for a liquefied carbon dioxide (LCO2) cargo tank design, developed by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) and HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (HD KSOE), presented during Gastech held in Singapore last week. This AIP is the outcome of a successful collaborative joint project involving KR, […]

ABS Issues AIP for Hanwha Ocean’s industry-first, zero-carbon gas carrier

ABS has issued an approval in principle (AIP) to Hanwha Ocean for its design of a liquified natural gas (LNG) carrier equipped with an ammonia-fuelled gas turbine. ABS also issued an AIP to Hanwha Power Systems for its supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) power system at last week’s Gastech event in Singapore. Efficiency improvements are reported […]