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The advent of smart technology is changing the way we live and work and the maritime industry is no exception. Sensors on vessels provide huge amounts of data on engine, pump and generator Read More…

VIKING signs contract for five more Hellenic Coast Guard ambulance boats

VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has reached agreement to supply additional ambulance boats to the Hellenic Coastguard, after a formal contract signing with Greece’s Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy.

The latest deal, signed by Minister of Shipping and Island Policy Mr. Giannis Plakiotakis, covers delivery of five VIKING Norsafe Munin-S1200 boats to support emergency services for Sporades, Samothrace, the Saronic Gulf and the Ionian Islands. It follows on from VIKING’s Read More…

Turkey achieves sharp increase in shipbuilding exports ahead of Exponmaritt Exposhipping

Turkey’s Ship, Yacht & Marine Services Exporters Association (GYHİB), which is one of the main supporters of the Expomaritt Exposhipping İstanbul event, achieved exports amounting to around $110m in April, an increase of 280% compared to the same period of the previous year. For the first four months exports totalled about $321m.

Cem Seven, President of GYHİB said that the high technology and innovative elements in the Turkish marine Read More…

Tech-driven maritime training key to attracting Gen Z

Shipping and maritime companies hoping to attract Generation Z (Gen Z) talent should develop personalised and interactive eLearning programmes featuring video content and bold colours, according to education industry research and experts.

In an FE News blog on Gen Z (those born after 1996), Sam Blyth from learning management systems (LMS) developer Instructure wrote that new technology was making it easier to create engaging, interactive experiences for learners. She added that students can Read More…

‘A new language for decarbonisation’ says ABS leader Chris Wiernicki

Environmental regulations are creating a new language in shipping – CO2 emissions per ton-mile. When you combine that with new technologies, and probably more importantly the rate of change of new technology, it is going to drive commercial decisions which will shape the way we manage risk now more than ever.

That’s the view of ABS Chairman, President and CEO, Christopher J. Wiernicki, who spoke at the 11th Annual Read More…

IMO environment meeting set to adopt GHG cutting measures

A key meeting of IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 76) has begun. Opening the session, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim highlighted key amendments set for adoption, aimed at cutting the carbon intensity of ships by 40% by 2030. He emphasized the need for IMO to timely deliver on the implementation of the IMO Initial Strategy on the reduction of GHG emissions from shipping, which will ensure achieving the levels Read More…

Norway boosts funding for GreenVoyage2050 Project

The IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 Project has received 14.5 million NOK (USD 1.75 million) in additional funding to continue assisting developing countries in their efforts to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from ships. Phase one of the Project, signed with Norway in 2019, is currently underway and the extra funds will be used to undertake several further activities to support implementation of IMO’s Initial GHG Strategy.

Mr. Kitack Lim, Secretary-General, IMO said, Read More…

TotalEnergies Increases Research and Development Focus on Ammonia as a Marine Fuel

TotalEnergies is further developing research in to the viability of ammonia as an alternative marine fuel through its participation in a series of leading industry initiatives.

In its latest joint effort, TotalEnergies entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 22 leading companies* across diverse industries to initiate a joint study on ammonia as an alternative marine fuel. These industries include energy, mining, power utility, chemical, terminal, shipping, shipbuilding, manufacturing, Read More…

Ince Consultancy collaborates with Idwal to improve vessel transaction decision making

Ince Consultancy, which incorporates the financial advisory services of international legal and professional services firm Ince, is launching a non-exclusive collaboration with Idwal, the global leader in ship inspections. The alliance will initially be launched by the Middle East office to countries in the region including the GCC, with the potential to roll out globally.

Through this agreement, Ince Consultancy will act as an introducer of Idwal so to provide Read More…

UK teaming to set up Europe’s first marine robotics training centre

Three key players involved in the drive to autonomous ship operations have joined forces to create Europe’s first training and development centre, dedicated to supporting the digital transition of the maritime industry, both commercial and naval.

The Royal Navy, SeaBot XR, and the United Kingdom’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC), all active members of the Solent Maritime Enterprise Zone (MEZ), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the National Read More…

Hill Dickinson boosts Singapore commodities expertise with hire of Iain Sharp

Hill Dickinson has further strengthened its leading commodities practice by hiring established professional Iain Sharp as Partner in the Singapore office. As well as significantly enhancing the firm’s commodities practice in Singapore, Iain will work closely with Hill Dickinson’s shipping and trade lawyers in London, Hong Kong and Greece.

Well-renowned in the shipping and trade communities, Iain is a commodities disputes specialist and joins directly from a position as Asia-Pacific Read More…

Nova Marine and Aug. Bolten join forces to operate handysize pool

Nova Marine Carriers of Lugano, Switzerland and Aug. Bolten of Hamburg have established a new German-based asset holding company to own and operate geared bulkers.

The partners say they plan to operate jointly a handysize drybulk pool, Nova Marine’s fleet of close to 80 vessels and cargo coverage “greatly enhancing the size and quality” of the Sea Stallion pool that Aug. Bolten already manages.

The two companies also plan Read More…