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Crew Changes: The Challenges and the Regulatory Impact of Vaccination Programmes

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To what extent will the global vaccination of seafarers impact on the industry’s ability to travel and return to a semblance of normality? There are some in the industry who fear that the gradual opening up of national society will lessen the enthusiasm Read More…

Industry titans and foreign ministers among leading names announced for shipping’s COP26 conference

Global shipping bodies have revealed a host of high-profile names who will be attending a cross-industry decarbonisation conference at COP26.

Confirmed attendees of ‘Shaping the Future of Shipping’ include: Sturla Henriksen, special advisor to the UN Global Compact; Bernard Looney, CEO of BP; Juan Carlos Jobet, the Chilean Minister for Energy and Mines; and Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag Lloyd. The conference’s lead sponsor is industry heavyweight Mediterranean Shipping Read More…

ABL to develop green hydrogen production barge concept for harbour use

AqualisBraemar LOC Group (ABL Group) has been awarded an innovative research and development (R&D) project to develop a green hydrogen production barge under the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC).

The CMDC is funded by the Department for Transport and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK.

ABL Group, including group company Longitude Engineering, will work in a consortium with Green Hydrogen Solutions and Poole Harbour Commissioners on the concept development Read More…

Jamaica takes significant steps towards the elimination of marine plastic litter

The Government of Jamaica has demonstrated its commitment to reduce and eliminate marine plastics from our oceans through its selection as one of 10 Lead Partnering Countries globally in an International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) supported global project.

The project, entitled: Building Partnerships to Assist Developing Countries to Address the Issue of Marine Plastic Litter from Sea-based Sources – more commonly referred to as Read More…

ABS and DSME to develop very large liquefied CO2 carrier designs

ABS and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME) are to jointly develop designs for a 70,000 CBM very large, liquefied CO2 (LCO2) carrier.

The joint development project (JDP) is responding to the development of carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) technology, which will ultimately require larger vessels for CO2 transport than those used in the existing food industry.

“CCUS can play a role in reducing emissions in Read More…

Maersk provides Q3 trading update, revises full year guidance upwards

A.P. Møller – Mærsk has for the first two months of Q3 2021 recognised a financial performance significantly ahead of our previous expectations and now expects for Q3 2021 an underlying EBITDA close to USD 7bn and an underlying EBIT close to USD 6bn. The strong result is driven by the continuation of the exceptional market situation within Ocean, which have led to further increases in both long- and Read More…

FUELSAVE secures €3.4M to accelerate deployment of novel emissions reduction technology

German cleantech provider FUELSAVE reports it has secured €3.4M in fresh investment funding to expand its team and scale up the production of its advanced combustion conditioning technology FS MARINE+, which is capable of immediately reducing emissions from shipping. Led by Dreamcraft Ventures and supported by legal advisors Poellath+Partners, ,the new funding will enable FUELSAVE to meet the growing demand for its high impact retrofit solution,.

FUELSAVE’s FS MARINE+ optimises Read More…

SEA-KIT wins funding to demonstrate zero emission hydrogen fuel cell technology for USVs

SEA-KIT International, a leading designer and builder of Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs), has won funding to install an innovative PCB-based hydrogen fuel cell, engineered by project partner Bramble Energy, on its 12m USV ‘Maxlimer’ (pictured) and demonstrate zero emission maritime operations.

SEA-KIT secured the grant through the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC) – Strand 2, winners of which were announced by the Department for Transport (DfT) yesterday to coincide Read More…

UK Department for Transport announces winning projects in Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition

The first ever green submarine study has been named as one of 55 winning projects of a £23 million government-funded R&D competition, announced yesterday by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, in Greenwich, as part of the greenest ever London International Shipping Week.

The Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition, announced as part of the Prime Minister’s 10 point plan for green industrial revolution, is supporting the development of innovative technology to propel the government’s commitment to have zero emission ships operating commercially by 2025 – creating Read More…

IFAN invests $1.2m in future-proofing safe navigation

The International Foundation for Aids to Navigation (IFAN) has announced a near $1.2m investment in safe navigation in the Middle East Gulf, that will see significant recapitalisation of the Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) sites it operates in the region, as well as the construction of a new workboat to strengthen its capabilities, when it comes to maintaining Aids to Navigation (AtoNs) in the Middle East Gulf.

The announcement, Read More…

Wärtsilä cloud simulation available on-demand via OTG’s Ocean Learning Platform

Smart Simulation and Training Solutions provider Wärtsilä, is pleased to announce that the Voyage’s Cloud Simulation Solution is now available on Ocean Technologies Group’s (OTG) Ocean Learning Platform.

Featuring instructor-led interactive simulation training, automated assessment solutions, and a growing library of simulation exercises, the solution is now available to a combined customer pool of over 3,000 shipping companies and training centres, plus over a million seafarers, making training, assessment, Read More…

KVH provides AgilePlans VSAT services for Briese Schiffahrt vessels and crew

KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), announces its successful and expanding AgilePlans relationship with established customer German shipmanager Briese Schiffahrt, which has rapidly grown its installed base over the last two years from 5 to 38 vessels with plans to continue. The flexibility of KVH’s no-commitment AgilePlans® program and the reliability of the global VSAT services in supporting critical operational usage and crew communications were cited by the company as reasons Read More…