IEC Telecom to unveil new connectivity services for the humanitarian sector at DIHAD 2024

Brand new technology which presents a new era in mission critical communications for the humanitarian sector will be showcased by IEC Telecom when the satcom service operator attends the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development (DIHAD) Exhibition in Dubai’s World Trade Centre from April 23rd to 25th. Highlight of IEC Telecom’s exhibition stand display will […]

UK Government launches new £8m AI Smart Shipping Fund

UK Maritime Minister Lord Davies has announced an £8 million funding boost in the form of a Smart Shipping Acceleration Fund that will kickstart feasibility studies to develop smart shipping technologies such as AI, robotics, and autonomous vessels. Organisations can apply for the Smart Shipping Acceleration Fund to use AI for projects that make UK […]

ABS releases industry first Advisory on Methanol Bunkering

With the publication of its ‘Methanol Bunkering: Technical and Operational Advisory’, ABS is expanding its suite of guidance on methanol as a marine fuel. A key component of the methanol value chain and the overall scalability of the fuel will be the ability to bunker methanol, either by truck-to-ship, ship-to-ship or land storage tank/terminal-to-ship. The […]

IBIA and BIMCO collaboration on fuel and maritime challenges

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) and BIMCO have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on some of the monumental challenges and opportunities within the areas of bunker, marine energy and maritime sectors and help facilitate shipping’s decarbonisation efforts. The parties have agreed to leverage their respective expertise and resources to develop innovative solutions […]

WISTA International’s ExCo mid-term meeting and conference champions connectivity and diversity

After a successful mid-term meeting of the Executive Committee (ExCo) of WISTA International this week, the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association is holding its Mid-Term Conference with the theme ‘We Are All Connected in Shipping’. Hosted and organised by WISTA Türkiye, this pivotal event brings together industry leaders, experts and stakeholders to explore the […]

IACS publishes 2023 Annual Review

The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has published its 2023 Annual Review, which is now available to download at This year’s Annual Review includes a broad range of articles highlighting IACS’ work in 2023, with a strong emphasis on the significant advancements made in alternative fuels. This includes the development of a new […]

Preem to reduce emissions and minimise shipping cost with Seaber, a global maritime technology company headquartered in Finland, announces that Preem – Sweden’s largest fuel company – has adopted its solution. With Seaber’s schedule optimisation software Preem aims to reduce emissions and increase the utilisation rate of vessels transporting their cargo. The SaaS application is designed for both shipowners and cargo owners allowing them […]