LR and Guangzhou Shipyard International ink JDP for world’s largest ammonia carrier

Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) have signed a joint development project (JDP) for the design of the world’s largest VLAC (Very Large Ammonia Carrier) with a carrying capacity of 100,000 cbm. The vessel will feature an independent IMO type B tank for the safe storage of ammonia which is expected to optimise […]

Posidonia 2024 opens for business with record exhibitors and packed conference programme

In the presence of Greek Prime Minister Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greek and international ministers, European officials and presidents of all major international shipping organisations, Posidonia 2024 was officially inaugurated during a ceremony held at the main conference hall of the Athens Metropolitan Expo. Posidonia 2024 is the biggest in the biennial event’s six decades of […]

A.P. Møller – Mærsk increases 2024 full-year guidance

On the back of continued strong container market demand and the disruption caused by the ongoing crisis in the Red Sea, A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S (APMM) now also sees signs of further port congestions, especially in Asia and the Middle East, and additional increase in container freight rates. This development is gradually building up […]

Are you ready for FuelEU Maritime, asks ABS

“FuelEU Maritime comes into force in precisely 211 days. Are you ready?” That was the question to the shipping industry from ABS Chairman and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki as he launched the Posidonia Shipping Exhibition with a keynote address to the Capital Link Maritime Leaders Summit, highlighting the disruptive potential of incoming regulation. “FuelEU creates […]

IBIA hosts reception at South African Embassy on eve of Posidonia

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) hosted a distinguished reception in Athens, Greece, on Sunday, 2 June, at the Official Residence of the South African Embassy. The event provided an opportunity for the global bunker industry to convene and for IBIA to strengthen its ties with members and the shipping and marine energy industries who […]

Eastern Pacific Shipping partners with DeepSea Technologies for full fleet roll-out of AI performance solution

Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has entered into an agreement with DeepSea Technologies to implement a comprehensive, fleet-wide deployment of DeepSea’s pioneering Cassandra Performance Monitoring platform. This strategic partnership will deepen EPS’ existing commitment to exploring digital solutions, and comes after an extensive trial process on the accuracy of DeepSea’s high-frequency AI performance models. By […]

Greek bulkers provide first European reference for Groke’s advanced situational awareness system

In what marks its first contract with a major European ship operator, Finland-headquartered Groke Technologies will supply, install and commission its revolutionary Groke Pro Situational Awareness System to a pair of bulk carriers operated by undisclosed Greek interests. The agreement with the Greece-based shipowner follows the success of Groke’s pioneering situational awareness amongst the Japanese […]

NorthStandard to offer ShipIn Systems’ FleetVision safety gains through Get SET! digital product portfolio

NorthStandard and ShipIn Systems have announced a collaboration to promote the AI-powered fleet management system FleetVision™, in recognition of the ShipIn platform’s benefits for ship safety, operational effectiveness and loss prevention. FleetVision™ uses camera technology blended with AI to continuously monitor and report on shipboard operations. The system automatically identifies and reports risks and non-conformances. […]

Inchcape Shipping Services successfully acquires Grieg Logistics

Inchcape Shipping Services, a global leader in port agency and marine services, is proud to announce the successful acquisition of Grieg Logistics AS from the Grieg Group. This move marks an exciting development, solidifying Inchcape’s commitment to servicing customers with quality operations and people in every port. Under the new ownership, Grieg Logistics will continue […]

Alfa Laval introduces PureBallast 3 Ultra offering improved filter design and performance

Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ultra is the latest ballast water management system (BWMS) built on proven PureBallast 3 technology. The system brings new advantages to the market’s most efficient UV treatment solution, from enhanced performance in challenging waters to further power savings and simpler installation. Deliveries of PureBallast 3 Ultra will begin in Q3 2025. […]