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e5 Lab and partners succeed in autonomous sailing and other tests in Tokyo Bay

e5 Lab, Inc. today announced the successfully completion of a large-scale proof of concept (PoC) testing on the “ROBOSHIP Joint Value Creation Project” in waters off Toyosu, Tokyo.

The project is based on the theme “What future can we create for ships and the sea?” and involves 22 corporations across various industries and a ship classification society as well as e5 Lab. The test relied on cutting-edge high-speed offshore communication Read More…

Record commissioning for automated propulsion optimization system FuelOpt™

Swedish propulsion optimization experts, Lean Marine has commissioned its ‘on top’ propulsion automation technology FuelOpt™ in record time, despite multiple challenges faced by technology providers for installations onboard vessels during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite travel restrictions, quarantine obligations in entry and/or for going onboard of a vessel being in place worldwide, Lean Marine successfully completed the remote commissioning of the FuelOpt™ onboard Tipco Asphalt’s 157 000 DWT asphalt tanker Jacob in Read More…

MSC Statement – Soren Toft Arrives at MSC as Chief Executive Office

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, a global leader in transportation and logistics, is pleased to announce that Soren Toft started his new role as Chief Executive Officer on 2 December 2020.

He reports directly to Diego Aponte, MSC Group President, and Gianluigi Aponte, Founder and MSC Group Chairman.

In his role as CEO, Soren Toft oversees MSC’s global cargo businesses including ocean liner and logistics. He will also be a Read More…

The Bahamas Maritime Authority commemorates 25 years with a brand-new website and fresh new look

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA), one of the world’s leading ship registries, today launches its brand-new website and a rejuvenated look.

The website has been developed to offer clear routes to key landing pages, with new, informative content to encourage users to explore the site for longer and gain a greater understanding of the BMA. It has been fully optimised to ensure a good experience across all digital platforms, and Read More…


Maritime Payment Solutions, LLC (d/b/a ShipMoney), a global, industry-leading provider of payment solutions for maritime companies, announced today two new hires, reflecting the sustained expansion of the firm’s international operations. Vanessa Torres has joined as Strategic Client and Business Development Manager in Manila, and Theo Tsokos is the Client Account Manager in Athens.

Ms. Torres will be primarily responsible for managing clients in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, including Maersk Read More…

Collaboration and Digitalisation Highlighted for Singapore’s Maritime Safety Efforts at MPA’s International Safety@Sea Event

Singapore has facilitated crew change for more than 60,000 crew of different nationalities from more than 3,500 ships. This was announced by Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Transport, Mr Chee Hong Tat when he opened the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s (MPA) International Safety@Sea Webinar Series today. Mr Chee emphasised the importance of industry, unions and international organisations working together on this process. He said, “Singapore Read More…

Association of Average Adjusters members donate generously to Seafarers Covid-19 appeal

Members of the global average adjusting profession have together donated more than £5,000 to a leading maritime charity.

The sum represents the money which had been intended to cover their attendance at the 2020 annual dinner in London of the Association of Average Adjusters, which like many events was cancelled because of social and travel restrictions aimed at curbing the Covid-19 outbreak.

The Association offered its members the option of Read More…

Wallem Group selects ARI cloud-based Simulators to provide training for its crew

Wallem Group, a leading provider of technology driven maritime solutions, has selected cloud-based simulation from ARI Simulation to make training for its 7,000 seafarers more accessible and flexible.

The use of advanced technology and an elevated focus on safety require shipping companies to continuously reassess training requirements and enhance the skills of seagoing personnel.

The cloud infrastructure will provide a single simulation environment with access to a wide range of Read More…

RightShip announces appointment of new CEO

Steen Brodsgaard Lund will join organisation, replacing outgoing CEO Martin Crawford-Brunt

RightShip, the world’s largest maritime risk management and environmental assessment organisation, has today announced the appointment of its new CEO, Steen Brodsgaard Lund.

Steen joins the organisation to succeed Martin Crawford-Brunt, who will be departing RightShip on 18th  December 2020. Throughout his three years in charge, Martin has advanced several key initiatives for the benefit of a safer and Read More…

Raal Harris speaking at Future Skills Maritime – Register Now!

Raal Harris, Creative Director at Ocean Technologies Group, will be talking today at the Future Skills Maritime Global Virtual Conference. His presentation is entitled “Maritime Skills of the Future and How to Build them” and will explore the importance of micro-learning, role-playing, E-learning and the techniques used to engage the 21st century seafarer.

The presentation is at 16.30 (Indian Standard Time) which is 11.00am (GMT).

So register now by clicking Read More…

The Swedish Club Supports Unique Shipping Event

The Swedish Club is delighted to announce that it has agreed to act as Gold Sponsor of the next Donsö Shipping Meet, DSM21.

DSM21 will be held on 7 to 8 September 2021 on the picture-perfect island of Donsö, in the Gothenburg archipelago. It is a unique event, bringing together shipowners from not only Sweden and other Scandinavian countries, but more recently, from around the world. A meeting point for Read More…

The Nautical Institute reveals its new film ‑ Navigating the Future

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown into sharp focus the world’s dependence on shipping. More than 90% of global trade is carried by sea, yet few outside the industry appreciate its scale, dynamism and technological progress, or the opportunities it offers for an exciting and rewarding career.

The Nautical Institute has joined forces with ITN Productions to produce a film that aims to raise awareness and understanding of the vital role Read More…