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Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK has released its “Guidelines for ROV/AUV” which summarize the performance and safety requirements for remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) as part of its activities to meet industry needs related to the establishment of safety standards for innovative technologies and third-party certification. Up until now, ROVs and AUVs have been mainly used for oceanographic surveys and offshore oil and gas … Read More… ...Read More >>>

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Brightree signs up as new Inmarsat Fleet Connect dedicated bandwidth application provider

Brightree and Inmarsat have signed an agreement for Brightree to join the fast-growing group of certified application providers to offer a dedicated application for Inmarsat’s Fleet Connect service. Fleet Connect is a dedicated bandwidth service that provides connectivity independent of the ship owners’ primary bandwidth, allowing Application Providers to have an always-on, or on-demand, two-way communication channel to the vessel. Brightree will use Fleet Connect to offer their Marine Bunker … Read More… ...Read More >>>

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MHSS signs ‘Mental Health in Maritime Pledge’

Mental Health Support Solutions (MHSS) is delighted to announce it has become a signatory of Maritime UK’s (MUK) ‘Mental Health in Maritime Pledge’. The Mental Health in Maritime Pledge, which forms a pillar of MUK’s Diversity in Maritime Programme alongside its Gender Pledge, ensures that key maritime signatories at the highest levels recognise the importance of mental health and wellbeing across the sector. It’s a public commitment to improve mental … Read More… ...Read More >>>

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ATPI acquires travel activity of Hamburg Süd

The ATPI Group has announces the acquisition of German travel agency Hamburg Süd Reiseagentur from Danish shipping conglomerate A.P. Moller – Maersk. The strategic takeover marks further expansion of ATPI’s footprint in the European corporate travel market and further strengthens its market-leading position as a specialist travel management company for the global marine industry. Hamburg Süd Reiseagentur – member of the Lufthansa City Center network – is one of the … Read More… ...Read More >>>

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UK Government announces eight freeports in Budget

Eight freeports will be established in England as the Chancellor acknowledges the sector’s role in anchoring high-quality jobs and prosperity in regional economies, it was announced in yesterday’s Budget. The first tranche of freeports include successful bids from East Midlands Airport, Felixstowe/Harwich, Liverpool, Humber, Plymouth, Solent, Thames and Teesside. However more designations could be needed elsewhere to prevent regions losing out, says the British Ports Association. Commenting on the developments, … Read More… ...Read More >>>

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RightShip announces donation to Sustainable Shipping Initiative’s work on seafarers’ rights

RightShip has announced a new partnership with the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) after a long-standing relationship. To formalise the partnership, RightShip made a charitable donation to its ‘Delivering on Seafarers’ Rights’ project, part of a working group focused on the human side of shipping. The project aims to enhance the support available for seafarers who are unable to access basic workers’ rights, particularly highlighted during the 2020/2021 crew change … Read More… ...Read More >>>

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LR completes purchase of C-MAP Commercial from Navico Group

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has acquired the C-MAP commercial marine business from Navico Group. The transaction for the leading provider of commercial marine cartography and digital publications, shore-side and shipside voyage optimization, cloud-based fleet management and fleet analytics software was completed on 3 March 2021. C-MAP will be integrated with the i4 Insight platform, strengthening the existing performance platform ecosystem and this acquisition builds on Lloyd’s Register’s vision of solving problems … Read More… ...Read More >>>

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Freeport East confirmed by Chancellor

Freeport East was one of eight new Freeports announced today (3 March 2021) by Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, in his budget speech. Reacting to the news, George Kieffer, Chairman of the Freeport East Project Board, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen by the Chancellor as one of the first new Freeports in the UK for a number of years. Freeport East offers a unique opportunity to … Read More… ...Read More >>>

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UK P&I Club joins Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

The UK P&I Club has announced it has joined the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN). The MACN is a global business network which aims to free the maritime industry of corruption, enabling fair trade to benefit society as a whole. Established in 2011, the MACN has grown to include over 140 companies worldwide in order to take collective action to tackle all forms of corruption. The MACN and its members work … Read More… ...Read More >>>

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United Seaways launches a ‘Brexit buster’ route direct from Morocco to the UK

A new direct shipping route, which will connect the UK and Morocco, is to be launched shortly. The route, which has been established by maritime and transport specialist, United Seaways, will link Poole in Dorset to Tangier, Morocco. The new line has been in planning for over two years and will help bypass post-Brexit traffic congestion and additional import procedures on goods arriving via Europe. It will also significantly reduce … Read More… ...Read More >>>

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