Shipping big hitters endorse InterManager’s new General Principles

Industry big hitters have given their support to InterManager’s ground-breaking General Principles of Conduct and Action, endorsing the impact they will have on raising standards across the shipmanagement sector. DNV, Lloyd’s Register, and Steamship Mutual have all given their backing to the aims and objectives of the General Principles. Endorsements from Flag States’ and maritime […]

LR supported by Greek shipping leaders launches Maritime Emissions Reduction Centre in Athens

The Lloyd’s Register (LR) Maritime Decarbonisation Hub is collaborating with five leading shipowners as Founding Members in the establishment of a not-for-profit Athens-based global Maritime Emissions Reduction Centre (M-ERC) that will focus on optimising the efficiency of the existing fleet. LR and The Founding Members – Capital Group, Navios Maritime Partners, Neda Maritime Agency, Star […]

LDA and Norsepower join forces to ship large Airbus aircraft components using Rotor Sails

In a historical wind propulsion deal, the French shipowner, Louis Dreyfus Armateurs SAS (LDA) and the Finnish mechanical sail company, Norsepower Oy Ltd, have announced that the Norsepower Rotor Sail™ technology will be installed on the new low-emission RoRo fleet to be chartered to Airbus. The Norsepower Rotor Sail is a modernised version of the […]

Collaboration is key to industry transformation says APM Terminals’ expert

How can the maritime and wider port industry best benefit from emerging technologies and advanced analytics? According to APM Terminals’ Head of Hub Investment and Integration, the answer lies in collaboration to lift the standards of connectivity. James Wroe (pictured), speaking at the Smart Maritime Network conference in Rotterdam today, emphasised that APM Terminals is […]

Griffon Hoverwork awarded design and feasibility work by Canadian Coast Guard

The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) has asked for engineering design consultancy services from Griffon Hoverwork to update their current air cushion vehicle (ACV) design and to conduct feasibility studies into alternative power plant options. The Canadian Coast Guard operates a fleet of four ACVs, which primarily support the CCG’s search & rescue, icebreaking and marine […]

ICTSI to develop Visayas Container Terminal in the Philippines

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) last month reported it has awarded International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) a 25-year concession contract to develop and operate the Iloilo Commercial Port Complex (ICPC) in Western Visayas. It described the move as marking a significant step towards transforming ICPC into a modern, efficient, and premier gateway for the […]

Helm Operations achieves ISO 27001 and SOC 2 compliance, reinforcing its commitment to data security

Leading Canadian maritime operations platform provider, Helm Operations, has secured ISO 27001 certification and SOC 2 compliance, underscoring its dedication to maintaining the highest standards of data security, privacy, and operational excellence. The announcement comes as data security continues to grow as a critical focus of the maritime industry. ISO 27001:2022 is an internationally recognized […]

PortXchange urges maritime industry to prepare for EU environmental regulations

Amidst the numerous unprecedented logistical challenges the maritime industry faces worldwide, it is vital not to overlook how the sector is potentially unprepared for the crucial new EU environmental regulations. “It seems not everyone is aware of the impending EU requirements,” warns Sjoerd de Jager (pictured) from PortXchange. As international regulators require net-zero emissions across […]

VIKAND launches proactive healthcare program to safeguard seafarers

Global leader in maritime healthcare VIKAND, has launched a proactive 24/7 healthcare program to help safeguard seafarers and protect the commercial viability of the shipping industry. With the International Chamber of Shipping predicting a global shortfall of 90,000 trained officers by 2026, the industry needs to recognise that to attract new talent and retain the […]