First companies for NextGen District in Port of Antwerp sign agreement

NextGen District, situated on a former General Motors site, has been established as the Port of Antwerp’s circular economy hotspot. The 88-hectare location was deliberately chosen because of its proximity to Europe’s largest chemical cluster for the circular economy. The district aims to become the home of innovative players in the circular process and manufacturing […]

Hanseaticsoft and Solitwork form strategic partnership to enhance digital reporting in shipping

Hanseaticsoft and Solitwork have announced a strategic partnership with the aim of jointly improving shipping companies’ ability to provide ship owners and managers with enhanced and automated reporting options, further improving business decision making. By combining Hanseaticsoft’s cloud-based innovative ‘Cloud Fleet Manager’ with Solitwork’s ‘AFC Maritime Analytics’ each company can benefit from the other’s strengths […]

IUA outlines business plan for 2022

The International Underwriting Association (IUA) has published its business plan for 2022, featuring objectives on a range of issues highlighted in recent risk management surveys. Climate risk, business interruption, regulatory changes and pandemic response are all topics that are both of concern to London company market clients and set to be addressed by the IUA […]

Tankers International partners with Vertree to launch climate compensation voyage programme

The Tankers International shipping pool for VLCCs has today announced the launch of its new climate compensation voyage programme for the tanker sector. The initiative will be delivered with Vertree Partners Limited (Vertree), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hartree Partners, which enables organisations to accelerate and deliver climate commitments through nature-based solutions. The partnership with […]

OneOcean introduces environmental feature to voyage planning platform

OneOcean Group has expanded its platform capability to include what it describes as a new and unique Environmental Planner, which uses a dynamic timeline to provide a real-time look ahead at the environmental rules and restrictions in force during a voyage, allowing navigational and environmental planning to be done in a simple integrated workflow for […]

BOURBON transforms fleet management process by partnering with MariApps

MariApps Marine Solutions will provide its flagship product smartPAL to BOURBON Marine & Logistics to support the company in its digitalization efforts. The French company offering a wide range of support services to the offshore industry was looking for a solution that would help it optimize its fleet management process including its day-to-day operations in […]

New shipping guidance in place to help curb fatalities

A guide to maritime pilot transfer safety has been updated amid industry concerns about poorly rigged ladders causing severe injuries or fatalities. The ‘Shipping Industry Guidance on Pilot Transfer Arrangements’, produced by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) in partnership with the International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA), features a new section with the International Maritime […]

LR unveils key appointment for its Maritime Performance Services (MPS) business

Mark Warner (pictured) has been appointed as the new Head of Marketing for Lloyd’s Register’s (LR) Maritime Performance Services (MPS) business, which brings together LR’s professional services, fleet management, fleet optimisation and its Maritime Training Academy. Reporting to Chief Marketing Officer Philippa Charlton, Mark will drive the marketing strategy for the MPS business, positioning LR […]

Peel Ports London Medway welcomes new unaccompanied freight service from DFDS

Peel Ports London Medway has welcomed a new freight-only ferry service this month connecting Sheerness and Calais from award-winning operator, DFDS. It offers one daily sailing in each direction between the two ports on ship Maxine, which can carry up to 165 unaccompanied freight units – which are trailers or containers without drivers. The new […]

Women in maritime get new association in West and Central Africa

Diversity and maritime security were in focus at the inaugural event for the Women in Maritime of West and Central Africa (WIMOWCA). Women in maritime took centre stage at the inauguration of the Women in Maritime of West and Central Africa (WIMOWCA), the newest IMO-supported regional association for women in the maritime sector (WIMA). “The […]