London International Shipping Week appoints Gareth Long as its new Managing Director

Shipping Innovation (SI), owner and organiser of London International Shipping Week (LISW), is delighted to announce the appointment of Gareth Long as its new Managing Director. Gareth, who has significant knowledge and experience of LISW, having worked on LISW19, LISW21 and LISW23 as part of the UK Government team at the Department for Transport (DfT), […]

Future proofing quality shipmanagement – industry debate at IMO

Join InterManager on January 18th at the London HQ of the International Maritime Organization for a hard-hitting industry debate between the leading ship managers and ship owners. Entitled “Future proofing quality shipmanagement: Why being one step ahead of the needs of owners and charterers is a necessity,” the thought-provoking 90 minute debate will be moderated […]

Marine and shipping trends in 2024 from a legal perspective

Global conflict, geopolitical tension, sustainability, and technological advancements are just some of the challenges that the shipping industry has had to grapple with in 2023, writes Richard Johnson-Brown, marine and shipping partner at Keystone Law. These challenges and transformative shifts, coupled with the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) and the UK Electronic Trade Documents […]

IRS reflects on 2023 and charts course for 2024 – towards a more sustainable future

The Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) has made significant progress throughout the year 2023. The organisation has successfully ventured into new geographies while maintaining robust business growth. During the last 12 months, IRS enlarged its fleet by adding more than 5 million GT and expanding its global reach with new customers from Middle East, Europe […]

Euronav to acquire CMB.TECH as part of its new strategy

Euronav and CMB, its controlling shareholder, have entered into a share purchase agreement for the acquisition of 100% of the shares in CMB.TECH for a purchase price of USD 1.150 billion in cash. CMB.TECH is a diversified cleantech maritime group. CMB.TECH builds, owns, operates and designs large marine and industrial applications that run on dual-fuel […]

Maersk signs MoU to develop green methanol bunkering infrastructure in Yokohama

A.P. Moller-Maersk (Maersk) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Yokohama and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical. The collaborative agreement covers development of green methanol bunkering infrastructure in Yokohama as Maersk’s 16,000 TEU green methanol-powered container vessels will be delivered since 2024. It also highlights the parties’ shared commitment to sustainable initiatives and the […]

Challenging times ahead says InterManager President in his New Year message

As the curtain falls on 2023 and we sail into a new year, ship managers can look back on some notable successes as we anticipate the challenges ahead in 2024. Geopolitical unrest has impacted ship operations throughout 2023 and will no doubt continue to be a concern as 2024 dawns. Between us, InterManager members are […]

ClassNK issues Approval in Principle for MOL’s FSRU

ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for an Ammonia FSRU (Ammonia Floating Storage and Regasification Unit) jointly developed by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. An FSRU is a floating facility designed for liquified gases and equipped with storage tanks and a regasification facility that receives liquified gas on […]

MHSS seafarer survey highlights connectivity concerns as top priority during holiday season

Seafarers’ fears over connectivity issues over the holiday season have been revealed in a recent study carried out by Mental Health Support Solutions (MHSS). The survey has revealed that seafarers struggle with being separated from family and friends over the festive season. MHSS emphasises that improving connectivity onboard ships is not only crucial but also […]

Sean to embrace Movember for Mercy Ships

SMI Publisher Sean Moloney is going all hirsute for November with all proceeds going to the excellent charity Mercy Ships. The annual ‘Movember’ charity initiative is normally geared towards charities looking after male health. But as Sean said, the work undertaken by Mercy Ships is vital to many millions of people and “if I have […]

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