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DNV GL awards AIP to KSOE for wing sail propulsion system

DNV GL has awarded an Approval in Principle (AIP) to Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering (KSOE) for a wing-sail auxiliary propulsion system for ships – the result of a joint research project between KSOE and SK Shipping.

The virtual award ceremony recently took place in the presence of Hyunjoon Shin, Head of the Future Ship Research Department of KSOE, Haeyong Son, Vice President of SK Shipping, and Sung Ho Shin, Read More…

Thome Group launches new Navigation Bridge Simulator

The Thome Group recognises the importance of its seafarers keeping pace with the rapidly changing technology onboard today’s modern vessels which is why it has recently invested in the installation of a new Full Mission Navigation Bridge Simulator with a 320⁰ view.

The new system was formally opened this week, following all relevant COVID-19 protocols, at the TSM Building, Makati City, in the Philippines.

Present at the event on Wednesday Read More…

Nusrat Ghani MP, former Shipping Minister, to host Seafarers UK’s online Maritime Quiz

Former Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani MP, will be hosting charity Seafarers UK’s first Maritime Quiz on Thursday 28th January 2021.

Seafarers UK Maritime Quiz tickets are £10 per household and some impressive prizes are available for the winners – including a lunch at a Westminster Michelin starred restaurant with Nusrat Ghani. Registration also includes the opportunity to be randomly selected for a prize. Even if your maritime knowledge isn’t top Read More…

RightShip and INTERCARGO announce important new quality standard for dry bulk sector to be governed by new NGO

RightShip and INTERCARGO have today (Thursday) announced the launch of an important new quality standard for the dry bulk sector, DryBMS. The standard will be governed by a new NGO to be established later this year and will support the improvement of safety in the dry bulk segment.

Both RightShip and INTERCARGO have strongly and consistently advocated the need for significant improvements to dry bulk safety standards. In August 2020 Read More…

Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation backs Arctic shipping heavy fuel oil ban

The Clean Arctic Alliance has welcomed the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation as the latest illustrious signatory of the Arctic Commitment, joining more than 165 companies, explorers, politicians and NGOs who have pledged their support for a ban on the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil (HFO) from Arctic shipping.

Launched in Tromsø, during the 2017 Arctic Frontiers conference by the Clean Arctic Alliance, a coalition of 21 Read More…

Sea Cadets mark their voyage of LEGAsea

Sea Cadets, the UK national youth charity, has published  its ‘multi-generational’ impact study following participation of over 3,000 former cadets dating back as far as the outbreak of the Second World War.

The 160-year-old charity has launched My LegaSea, a campaign exploring the impact of cadet life on young people aged 10 to 18 and how it helped shape their futures

Captain Phil Russell, Captain of Sea Cadets, said: “My Read More…

Grahaeme Henderson and Nikolas Tsakos to speak at UK Chamber of Shipping Virtual Conference

Dr Grahaeme Henderson, Global Head of Maritime and Shipping at Shell, and Nikolas Tsakos, President and CEO of Tsakos Shipping, have been confirmed as the keynote speakers for the morning session of the UK Chamber of Shipping’s Virtual Conference on Thursday 11th February. The session will be sponsored by Lloyd’s Register.

The keynote session will see the two leading shipping experts discuss the issues facing the sector in the short-to-mid Read More…

Ship repair: a financial balancing act

Ship owners have limited options to access financing for ship repair, given the capital-intensive nature of vessel repairs also represents a financial risk for shipyards, according to ship finance expert Ingmar Loges of UK-based shiprepair group Newport Shipping.

Mr Loges, who joined Newport in early 2020 as Managing Director for the Hamburg office, has a 25-year track record in ship finance having served as global head of shipping and offshore Read More…

Norsepower installs first tiltable Rotor Sails on SEA-CARGO Ro-Ro

Norsepower, the global provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems, has successfully installed two 35m tall Rotor Sails for SEA-CARGO, a logistics provider in the North Sea market. This installation heralds the world’s first tiltable Rotor Sail, showcasing that vessels that have to negotiate height restricted routes can benefit from this fuel and emissions-saving solution.

According the analysis conducted by Norsepower and SEA-CARGO, the installation – onboard the SC Connector, a Read More…

GMT provides custom crew travel solution for Heinemann Americas

GMT – Global Marine Travel – has announced the second successful implementation of its Fly2C Online Booking technology in concert with RadiantFleet Maritime Software Solutions.

Heinemann Americas, a Miami based concessionaire for the cruise industry, has recently taken the next step in flight bookings with the successful integration of Fly2C in concert with its existing human resources platform.  Heinemann originally adopted the RadiantFleet platform in 2019 to keep up with Read More…

Seafarers UK highlights support available for fishers

Charity Seafarers UK has helped seafarers and fishers since its origins as the King George’s Fund for Sailors. As the third COVID-19 lockdown endures, the charity continues to support UK fishers and their families through a range of delivery partners who provide specialist help.

Seafarers UK CEO Catherine Spencer said: “Fishing is facing excessive problems due to external factors, and for many fishers, life is currently very challenging and upsetting. Read More…

KVH partners with GreenSteam for KVH Watch Maritime IoT Solution

KVH Industries announced today that GreenSteam, developers of vessel performance optimization solutions for a sustainable shipping industry, has joined the KVH Watch Solution Partner program and will offer the KVH Watch service as part of its enhanced performance platform for improved data mobility. KVH Watch’s dedicated connectivity will support GreenSteam’s core services, facilitating the movement of data from vessels to shore-based analysts more frequently and reliably in real-time. This will Read More…