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BRITANNIA P&I APPOINTS GENERAL MANAGER FOR B KOREA

Britannia P&I has appointed Kate Kim as B Korea’s General Manager. She will take up her position on 1 May 2021 where her key focus will be to build and further strengthen relationships with Members and provide them with tailored, high quality services.

Kate’s previous experience includes 16 years working with a leading insurance broker, where she dealt with a wide variety of marine insurance. She has extensive knowledge of Read More…

Concordia Damen launches A-ROSA’s next-generation ‘E-Motion’ river cruise ship

Concordia Damen has completed the build of the hull of the latest addition to the fleet of A-ROSA Flussschiff, one of Europe’s leading operators of river cruises. In the next stage of the vessel’s construction, the hull will be transported by the heavy-lift vessel Yacht Express to Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in the Netherlands, where Concordia Damen will perform the outfitting.

Measuring 135 metres in length and 17.7 metres across, the Read More…

ISWAN welcomes new Chief Executive Officer

The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) is delighted to welcome Simon Grainge as its next Chief Executive Officer. Simon takes on the role on 14 June on the retirement of Roger Harris, who has led ISWAN since its establishment in 2013.

Simon has extensive experience in the charity sector and joins ISWAN from Emmaus UK (a federation of 33 homelessness charities/social enterprises) that he has led since 2012. Read More…

Satcom Global extends Aura VSAT coverage in the North and South Pacific with Eutelsat 174A beams

Satcom Global today announced a significant enhancement to its Ku-band Aura VSAT network, with the addition of the Eutelsat 174A (E174A) North Pacific and South Pacific satellite beams.

The new coverage will strengthen and extend the Aura network across the North Pacific and Oceania regions, supporting the high-quality connectivity demands of a diverse range of maritime sectors including shipping, commercial fishing, workboat, offshore supply and leisure.

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North Sea Region Adds a New Wind-Assist Rotor Installed Vessel to the Fleet

During the docking of the MS Annika Braren, part of the Rörd Braren fleet, at the SEC shipyard in Leer, Germany, a wind rotor from the Leer based Eco-Flettner company was successfully installed on the one year old vessel.

The new rotor system is designated as type “EF 18”, it is 18 meters high and has a diameter of three meters and is installed on the bow of the 86-meter-long. Read More…

IMO-EU maritime technology cooperation centre Network project extended

A key project to support the reduction of GHG emissions from shipping in developing countries through regional maritime technology cooperation centres has been extended to March 2022. This will allow this strategic project to continue its decarbonisation pilot projects and training and work towards financial sustainability in the longer term.

The Global MTCC Network (GMN) Project is implemented by IMO and funded by the European Union, to improve energy efficiency Read More…

i4 Insight integrates optimal bunker planning data through BunkerEx

New alliance will provide shipowners and operators with real-time price, location and availability data to reveal cost-effective bunker options.

i4 Insight, creators of a platform that provides a single point of access for multiple data streams and applications offering a holistic view of fleet operations, has formed an alliance with BunkerEx to incorporate optimised bunker planning data into the i4 Insight platform.

The addition of BunkerEx to the i4 Insight Read More…

ILO ADOPTS CYPRUS’ PROPOSAL FOR GLOBAL SEAFARERS VACCINATION PROGRAMME AS FORMAL RESOLUTION

A resolution for a global seafarers vaccination programme proposed by the Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) has been officially adopted by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The resolution was agreed at the Fourth Meeting of the Special Tripartite Committee of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 – Part I and calls for a mapping exercise to identify the number of vaccines required for seafarers ashore at seafarer supplying countries.

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MSSC HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE TO ‘KICKSTART’ THEIR MARITIME CAREER

The Marine Society and Sea Cadets (MSSC) has launched the first of a number of high quality placements for young people aged 18 to 24 who find themselves unemployed as a result of the pandemic. MSSC has already taken on five trainee boat instructors at its’ boat stations around Britain – Crosby in Merseyside, Royal Docks in London and Port Edgar in South Queensferry, Scotland – as part of the Read More…

UK Defence Club launches guidance on shipping’s green transition

The UK Defence Club, a leading provider of marine legal costs insurance and other services to the international shipping community, has launched The Green Transition, a comprehensive report outlining the practical and contractual challenges facing the shipping industry on its journey towards becoming carbon neutral.

Broken down into distinct themes, the report surveys the current landscape and addresses what the IMO’s ambitious emission reduction targets, and other sustainable regulation, really Read More…

InterManager vows to source vaccinations for seafarers

Frustrated by the lack of progress and slow pace of international efforts, InterManager has vowed to work separately to obtain much-needed Covid-19 vaccines to protect the world’s more than one and a half million seafarers and thereby keep international trade routes open.

InterManager President Mark O’Neil declared: “Global organisations have talked their way round in circles and still we are no further forward in providing a vaccination programme for seafarers Read More…

ZeroNorth partners with The Baltic Exchange to provide market rate information in Optimise

Data integration means that customers who already subscribe to Baltic Exchange data can seamlessly use this information within ZeroNorth’s vessel optimisation platform

Maritime technology company ZeroNorth and leading shipping data provider the Baltic Exchange have today announced a new partnership which makes the Baltic Exchange’s comprehensive market rate information available in Optimise.

The collaboration specifically allows Baltic Exchange members and customers to access Baltic Exchange’s market information in ZeroNorth’s Optimise Read More…