ISWAN’s 2024 Q1 helpline data reflects seafarers’ tough working conditions

Data from the first quarter of 2024 from the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network’s (ISWAN) helpline SeafarerHelp points to the complex working conditions facing many seafarers. The first quarter of 2024 saw the dangers of working at sea gain increased prominence in mainstream media headlines. In March 2024, the International Bargaining Forum (IBF) designated […]

HAMMONIA Reederei joins Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool

The Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool, a joint venture between leading tanker shipping company Stena Bulk, and the Angolan state-owned oil company, Sonangol, has today announced the addition of ship management company, HAMMONIA Reederei as a new member of the pool. As part of the agreement, HAMMONIA’s vessel Aura M has joined the pool’s fleet. Aura […]

DNV and Artemis Technologies sign MOU on electric foiling ferries

At the Posidonia trade fair, classification society DNV and Artemis Technologies Ltd sign a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the development, certification and operation of electric foiling vessels. As the decarbonisation challenge intensifies, providing a way to shift commuters and passengers onto vessels with lower or zero emissions is vital. This has resulted in […]

Panama’s world-leading Shipping Registry and vital Panama Canal artery showcased at Posidonia

The official opening of the National Pavilion of Panama at this week’s Posidonia attended by Greek Deputy Minister of Shipping and Insular Policy Mr. Ioannis Pappas (pictured, right), international organisation officials and global maritime leaders. The Panama Pavilion is a joint national effort of the Export and Investment Promotion Authority (PROPANAMA), the Panama Canal Authority […]

Shipping elite debates age of transition at opening Posidonia conference

During a riveting opening panel session of the Tradewinds Shipowners Forum at Posidonia 2024, Harry Conway, Chair of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the IMO, engaged in an in-depth discussion with senior representatives of the shipping industry on regulatory issues ranging from shadow fleets to alternative fuels. “We should be concerned by dark […]

MOU signed to use AI technologies to eliminate ship blind spots

At Posidonia 2024, ABS signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering; HD Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI); and the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR) to collaborate on the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to eliminate ship safety blind spots. The MOU aims to use advanced technologies to increase […]

Survitec calls for greater industry oversight for fire safety inspections to combat increase in ship detentions and ship losses due to fire

Global Survival Technology solutions provider Survitec has highlighted the dangers of inadequate maintenance, testing, and inspection of ship fire safety systems in a new white paper, which points to an alarming increase in fire-safety-related deficiencies found during Port State Control Inspections and subsequent ship detentions. In a white paper released at the Posidonia tradeshow today, […]

Union Maritime and BAR Technologies join forces on wind propulsion technology

UK-based Union Maritime is helping lead the global shipping industry into a new era of wind propulsion by deploying cutting-edge wind technology across its fleet. Union Maritime is working with BAR Technologies, the supplier of WindWings® – an industry-leading rigid sail technology that uses wind propulsion to deliver average daily savings of 1.5 tonnes of […]

ClassNK releases ‘Guidelines for Ships Using Alternative Fuels (Edition 3.0)’ adding safety requirements for hydrogen-fuelled ships

Classification society ClassNK has released its ‘Guidelines for Ships Using Alternative Fuels (Edition 3.0)’. In addition to safety requirements for ships using methanol, ethanol, LPG, and ammonia as fuel, this edition newly adds requirements related to hydrogen-fuelled ships, providing guidance for the design of alternative-fuelled ships. The guidelines comprehensively describe safety requirements for alternative-fuelled ships. […]

DNV validates new EEDI/EEXI easier calculation method for Norsepower Rotor Sails

Norsepower, the global market leader in mechanical sails, has presented a revolutionary calculation method, validated by the leading classification society DNV. The Norsepower E-Cal Method accurately calculates the effective power of Norsepower Rotor Sail™ (NPRS™). This helps ensure the vessel’s compliance with the latest IMO regulations, reducing the business risk for the shipyards, shipping companies, […]