ERMA FIRST’S shore power connector BLUE CONNECT receives Bureau Veritas approval

Bureau Veritas has granted an Approval in Principle to Greek company ERMA FIRST for its BLUE CONNECT system, a high voltage alternative maritime power solution that can be housed in a 40ft container. ERMA FIRST’s system, which can be housed in a container or provided in a stand-alone configuration, enables most ships to connect with […]

MSC takeover offer for Hamburg’s HHLA reaches final acceptance

Port of Hamburg Beteiligungsgesellschaft SE, a wholly owned subsidiary of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (MSC), has announced the final result of its voluntary public takeover offer to the shareholders of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik Aktiengesellschaft (HHLA). At the expiry of the acceptance period, which was extended until 7 December 2023 at 24:00 hrs (CET), […]

IMO Secretary-General statement on threats to commercial ships in the Red Sea

Following reports that Houthi rebels in Yemem have threatened to launch attacks on any ships calling ports in Israel, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim this week issued the following statement: “The recent reports of threats made to commercial shipping in the Red Sea are extremely alarming and unacceptable. Commercial shipping should never be a collateral victim […]

LR awards Approval in Principle to NACKS for methanol-fuelled 81,000 DWT bulk carrier

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded Approval in Principle to Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co Ltd (NACKS) for an 81,000 DWT Kamsarmax bulk carrier. The design, which was unveiled with the announcement of a joint development project earlier this year, features methanol propulsion and rotor sail capability, allowing the vessel to excel in energy efficiency […]

GTMaritime reports significant rise in fleet data usage

Leading provider of secure maritime data communications software, GTMaritime, has reported a significant rise in fleet data usage, with a 35% increase in monthly throughput recorded between 1 November 2022 and 31 October 2023. Jamie Jones (pictured), Operations Director, GTMaritime, said: “Over the last 12 months, we have seen the amount of data used by […]

Accelleron welcomes 100th customer for running hours based Turbo LifecycleCare service agreement

Accelleron welcomed the 100th customer for its running hours-based service agreement for four-stroke engine turbochargers, Turbo LifecycleCare, last month. More than 2,000 turbochargers supporting main or auxiliary engines across maritime and land-based power generation applications are now covered by the unique agreement structure, which was established in 2017 to deliver predictable maintenance costs and reduced […]