One Sea extends industry influence by adding two more members

One Sea, the international association dedicated to creating the conditions needed for an autonomous maritime transport chain, has added two more new members following a period of significant growth in 2023. The association welcomed Marine AI and Marautec as its newest members this month as the upward trend in One Sea member numbers continues and […]

Digital platform delivers defect benchmarking programme for cost savings and efficiences

Inspection, technology and data business Idwal, has launched Idwal ID – a comprehensive condition improvement programme. The digital platform delivers defect management, fleet analytics, and benchmarking through detailed ship inspections and reports through dynamic data. Idwal ID integrates all aspects of the inspection and condition monitoring process, enabling the interrogation of data to achieve insight […]

Panama Canal appoints its first Sustainability Officer

The Panama Canal announces that engineer Ilya Espino de Marotta, Deputy Administrator of the Canal, will also serve as the Canal’s first Sustainability Officer. In this new role of the Panama Canal, Espino de Marotta will promote the creation of a more solid sustainability strategy, based on the historical environmental leadership of the Canal and […]

‘Co-operation is key’ to avoiding legal disputes arising from Red Sea crisis

“For now, the jury is still out on whether we will see an increase in legal disputes stemming from the crisis,” writs Nick Austin, transportation lawyer at global law firm Reed Smith. “We are mostly seeing shipowners and charterers working together to find solutions and avoid disputes in what everyone accepts is a challenging situation. […]

KR teams up with HD Hyundai to develop XR-based ship education and training programme

KR, HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (HD KSOE), HD Hyundai Heavy Industries (HD HHI), and HD Hyundai Marine Solution (HD HMS) earlier this month signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a ship education and training programme based on extended reality (XR) at HD HHI’s Digital Convergence Center (DCC) in Ulsan, South Korea. The […]

Gas and Heat and RINA to cooperate on ammonia fuelled bunker vessel

Gas and Heat, the Italian company leader in the design and construction of cargo handling systems, and RINA, the Inspection, Certification and Engineering consultancy multinational, have signed an agreement for the development of a cargo and fuel gas system for an ammonia fuelled bunker vessel. Within this agreement, Gas and Heat will develop the basic […]

Navigating mental health in the maritime industry

To meet the growing awareness of the importance of protection mental health (MH) in the maritime industry, consultant clinical psychologist Dr Pennie Blackburn has launched Waypoint Maritime CiC, a community interest company with profits reinvested to further its social objectives. “It’s fantastic that awareness of the mental health and the unique challenges of life at […]

Chemfleet adds three ships to Berg energy efficiency upgrade after verifying 10% fuel savings

Specialised ship manager Chemfleet has confirmed that an in-service Berg Propulsion upgrade to control systems onboard the tanker YM Miranda has yielded fuel savings of around 10%. Trials following the installation of Berg MPC800M control system onboard the 12,933 dwt IMO II chemical tanker have persuaded Chemfleet to upgrade three additional 6,970 dwt sisterships, in […]