UK shipping bodies welcome appointment of new Maritime Minister

Mike Kane MP (pictured) has been appointed the UK’s new Maritime Minister following the Labour Party’s general election victory last week, which saw Sir Keir Starmer take over from Rishi Sunak as the country’s Prime Minister. The CEO of the UK Chamber of Shipping, Rhett Hatcher, reacted to the news by saying: “I congratulate Mike […]

‘Ted Talk’ style maritime presentations scheduled for LISW25

It’s good to talk, and challenging and engaging discussion is a core element of London International Shipping Week 2025 (LISW25). The biennial event, which takes place 15-19 September 2025, has revealed a new and exciting element to its programme – London Talks Live, sponsored by global marine insurer NorthStandard. Internationally renowned maritime leaders, known for their […]

Tindall Riley joins insurance industry climate change leadership platform

Tindall Riley & Co. Ltd has joined ClimateWise, a growing collaboration of leading international insurance organisations responding to climate change, as we continue to develop and build sustainability capability across our organisation.

 Tindall Riley manages three insurance businesses: the Britannia Group, a mutual insurance association providing liability insurance for ship owners, and the Griffin and […]

Seafarers psychologically impacted by Ukrainian conscription law, says MHSS

The recent introduction of the new Ukrainian conscription law has sparked significant controversy and mixed reactions among Ukrainians. This law, seen as a response to the substantial military pressures Ukraine faces amidst ongoing conflict, aims to strengthen the armed forces’ ranks. However, it has raised concerns, particularly among Ukrainian seafarers who have left the country […]

IMO to support National Action Plans in developing countries to reduce ship GHG emissions

The IMO is inviting expressions of interest from developing countries for support to create National Action Plans (NAPs) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping. This technical support, provided through the GreenVoyage2050 programme, offers a unique opportunity for eligible developing countries to develop tailored NAPs that address their specific maritime challenges.  A National Action Plan outlines a country’s strategies to reduce GHG emissions from ships. These […]

The Nautical Institute welcomes its new President

The Nautical Institute is delighted to welcome Captain Trevor Bailey MNM FNI as its new President. He takes over the presidency from Captain André LeGoubin MNM MA FNI.  The election took place at the Institute’s recent AGM held in Manila, Philippines.   As President, Captain Bailey will be representing the interests of the members of […]

DNV rules create new in-operation class framework, enabling hydrogen vessels and on-board carbon capture

Classification society DNV has published updates to its rules for classification of ships and offshore structures. In addition to rules supporting the development and deployment of decarbonization technologies, the new in-operation class notations seek to bring clarity to the responsibilities of class customers for notations that have a mix of design and operational requirements. “One […]

Value Maritime to decarbonise two ForestWave general cargo sister ships

Rotterdam-based Value Maritime (VM) is collaborating with ForestWave, a prominent player active in the multipurpose shortsea segment, to retrofit two 10,600 DWT general cargo vessels with VM’s advanced emission reducing Filtree EGCS system and integrated Carbon Capture unit.  This marks the first contract between Value Maritime and ForestWave. The Filtree system with carbon capture and storage technology, capable of […]

ODC opens Dubai office with Paul Murray to join as CEO Middle East

Antwerp-based Overseas Distribution Company (ODC) is opening a new commercial and logistics office in Dubai, where industry specialist Paul Murray (pictured) will join the business as CEO Middle East and run the regional operations. “Dubai’s location is a strategic choice providing favourable logistics facilities and infrastructure, to provide our brand partners efficient distribution and supply […]