UK Government urged to prioritise port grid connections to enable shore power, green corridors

The UK Government is not investing enough to support decarbonisation in ports, and grid connections must be prioritised, delegates were told at Arup’s ‘Shipping decarbonisation, the role of ports, opportunities for the UK’ event during London International Shipping Week. Doug Bannister, Chief Executive of the Port of Dover, outlined the sustainability agenda at Dover, including […]

Innovation in port skills, from 3D to VR

A port as a 3D model and another port in VR (virtual reality) were two examples of innovation in port skills that were explained in depth at the Watermen’s Hall during London International Shipping week. The event, organised by Port Skills and Safety (PSS), featured several examples of new technology at work, and concluded with […]

EU Commission President names landmark methanol vessel ‘Laura Mærsk’

The world’s first methanol-enabled container vessel will carry the name ‘Laura Mærsk’, the EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen revealed at a ceremony in Copenhagen on Thursday. The name was revealed in the Port of Copenhagen on Thursday during a ceremony, when the ship’s godmother, President von der Leyen, christened the vessel by breaking […]

Procureship partners with ABS Wavesight to optimise marine procurement lifecycle

Athens-based Procureship, provider of one of the world’s leading e-procurement platforms for marine buyers and suppliers, has joined up with ABS Wavesight™, the ABS-affiliated maritime software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, to offer its digital procurement platform to fleet owners and operators looking to optimise and streamline their operations through digitalisation of their maritime procurement and purchasing. The […]

Avenir LNG places LNG bunker trio with Wilhelmsen Ship Management

London-headquartered global energy supplier for small-scale LNG and gas carrier owner Avenir LNG Limited has awarded the management of three LNG bunker vessels to Wilhelmsen Ship Management. The vessels awarded are Avenir Achievement, Avenir Ascension and Avenir Aspiration. “We are thrilled to embark on this journey with our new client, Avenir, and we look forward […]