Serco selected as operational partner for £8m marine hybrid power demonstration

Serco is pleased to announce that it has been chosen to be an operational partner in the innovative £8m Clean Hybrid Alternative Marine Propulsion 2 (CHAMP2) project. Led by PurpleSector, the project is part of the third round of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC) and aims to understand whether the type of operational work […]

Seafarer safety comes first in Red Sea: IMO

Seafarer safety is paramount in the context of the Red Sea and attacks on international shipping. During a meeting with shipping industry representatives yesterday (18 January), IMO Secretary-General Arsenio Dominguez reiterated the message that seafarers are innocent victims in the volatile Red Sea situation. Secondly, freedom of navigation must be upheld, to guarantee global trade […]

Reed Smith offers guidance on employment law requirements for shipowners transiting the Red Sea.

“The conflict in the Red Sea poses significant safety considerations and complex challenges for both shipowners and seafarers,” comments David Ashmore, employment lawyer at global law firm Reed Smith. “From an employment perspective, the impact is likely to escalate employment costs, particularly since the International Bargaining Forum (IBF) designated the southern section of the Red […]

Launch of industry-first Sustainable Marine Fuel Confidence Index

The Sustainable Marine Fuel Confidence Index (SMF Confidence Index), launched this week, captures a ‘moment in time’ view of how confident shipping and marine fuel industry stakeholders are that the key components required for maritime’s energy transition, such as technology and infrastructure, are already in place. There’s no shortage of reports, analysis and opinion on […]

Wallem Group is proud partner to BYD for providing Commercial Management Services

Wallem Group is pleased to partner Chinese automaker BYD by providing commercial services for its first fully chartered PCTC vessel, MV BYD Explorer No. 1. The vessel has completed its first loading operations and is on its inaugural voyage to Europe. Wallem Group is providing BYD with day-to-day support on vessel operations including cargo stowage, […]

West P&I Club launches new Piracy Protection product

West P&I Club has launched West Piracy Protection to help owners manage the evolving threat of piracy in high-risk waters. The new product provides cover for vessels entering a War & Piracy ‘breach’ area, such as the Gulf of Aden or the Gulf of Guinea, where there is a heightened risk of vessels being seized. […]

ClassNK releases ‘FAQs on the EU-ETS for Shipping (2nd Edition)’

Following the enforcement of the amendment to the EU-ETS Directive and the issuance of supporting regulations, including those related to EU-MRV, ClassNK’s revision of its FAQs on the EU-ETS for Shipping. The publication provides guidance on the regulatory compliance timeline and specific procedures necessary for shipping companies. ‘FAQs on the EU-ETS for Shipping (2nd Edition)’ […]