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Liberian Registry Introduces New Online Services for Seafarers

The Liberian Registry announced the unveiling of two new online platforms for seafarers to have easier access for applying for documents and credentials, and for taking Liberian license and upgrade examinations.

These two new platforms are the latest investments from the Registry, which has always been the industry leader amongst flag States in adopting technological advancements and pushing for practical and cost-effective electronic solutions.  Liberia led the way as the Read More…

30 countries join global initiative to tackle marine litter

Countries from across the oceans team up to tackle marine plastic litter under the ambitious GloLitter Partnerships Project.

Pour lire cette nouvelle en français : 30 pays unissent leurs forces contre les déchets plastiques en mer (

Para leer la noticia en español: 30 países se suman al proyecto de lucha contra la basura marina (

A major international project that will help reduce marine plastic litter from maritime transport Read More…

Isolation pod can help cruise set sail once again

As the cruise industry prepares to resume operation, it is making necessary changes to rebuild trust and confidence from passengers, governments and crewmembers. Safety policies, practices and equipment are put in to place to mitigate the risk of virus spreading onboard.

One thing this pandemic has taught us is the importance of safely isolating and transporting infectious patients off ship.

– The EpiShuttle is a single patient isolation and transport Read More…

Intellian’s new v45C antenna qualified for Intelsat FlexMaritime network

Intellian is pleased to confirm that its newly-launched v45C antenna has been qualified for operation on the Intelsat FlexMaritime network. By combining Intellian’s compact, high-performance antenna with Intelsat’s cutting-edge FlexMaritime High Throughput Satellite (HTS) service, this approval will deliver global connectivity to customers in the smallest package available to date.

Until now, service providers have required antennas of 60cm or larger to deliver high throughput services owing to the higher Read More…

Nor-Shipping gathers hydrogen leaders to map out fuel of the future at Ocean Now

Nor-Shipping’s newly announced Ocean Now initiative aims to set the stage for maritime’s energy transition with the announcement of a new, global conference, Nor-Shipping Hydrogen Blue Talks – Fuelling the Future. Taking place both online and on-site at Nor-Shipping’s Nova Studios in Lillestrøm, Norway, on 2 June, the event will gather global stakeholders to discuss national and international hydrogen roadmaps, with a focus on accelerating adoption and outlining commercial potential Read More…


ATPI Marine & Energy ( today announces a partnership with London International Shipping Week 2021 (LISW21). Co-sponsoring with Qatar Airways, the specialist travel management company will kick off the week by opening the London Stock Exchange on the morning of 13 September 2021.

The sponsorship reinforces ATPI’s position as an integral part of the shipping community by committing to supporting this prestigious global seafaring event following a difficult year for Read More…

Pipeotech clocks up cryogenic milestone for DeltaV-Seal™

Norway’s Pipeotech extends its industry-first 10-year gas-tight warranty for its ground-breaking DeltaV-Seal™ gasket all the way down to applications running at -196°C, based on stellar results of cryogenic leakage tests at a pre-eminent European research lab.

Pipeotech launched its metal-to-metal DeltaV-Seal in 2015. Backed by unique DNV GL type certification, DeltaV-Seal immediately set a new gas-tight standard for industrial gaskets, offering the first sealing solution that was proven to Read More…

World’s first hydrogen cargo vessel set for Paris debut

The European innovation project Flagships will deploy the world’s first commercial cargo transport vessel operating on hydrogen, plying the river Seine in Paris. Commercial operations are set to commence in 2021.

The hydrogen cargo transport vessel will be owned by French inland shipowner Compagnie Fluvial de Transport (CFT), a subsidiary of the Sogestran Group. The company is currently developing a new business for urban distribution with transport vessels in the Read More…

Wavespec Announces Successful Management Buyout

Wavespec, as the last technical entity within Braemar Shipping Services Plc, is pleased to announce that it is now under new Ownership as a Private entity.

Wavespec, a leading international provider of technical services, engineering and solutions to the gas processing, liquefied gas, renewable and marine industries, is now operating its United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, and Singapore based offices under a new umbrella, Wavespec Holding, BV.

Wavespec’s previous owner, Read More…

Fujairah Terminals and Al Mayya Group LLC Sign Exclusive Livestock Agreement

Specialised Quayside Facilities to Handle Import of 1 Million Livestock from East Africa

Fujairah Terminals, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, and Al Mayya Group, has announced signed an agreement to handle the livestock logistics for the annual import of more than a million sheep, goat and cattle into the UAE.

In one of the largest contracts of its kind in the UAE, Fujairah Terminals will Read More…


MCTC, the leading international catering management and training provider, has transformed seafarers into high calibre chefs showcasing their techniques and skills through its annual Cooking Competition.

Galley crews were invited to create their own award-winning recipes or bring their own twist on a special variation of a well-known ‘Sweet Pie’ recipe and they created gastronomic delights resembling works of art with food carvings and complex recipes. Chefs were also challenged Read More…

Hill Dickinson consolidates its position at centre of Hong Kong dispute resolution

Recognising Hill Dickinson’s capability and expertise in arbitration as a form of dispute resolution, the firm’s Edward Liu has been reappointed to Hong Kong’s Advisory Committee on Promotion of Arbitration. His new three-year term of office extends to 2024.

The Committee advises and assists Hong Kong’s Department of Justice in the promotion of arbitration in Hong Kong. Inviting him to be reappointed, Ms Teresa Cheng, SC, Secretary for Justice praised Read More…