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Maritime museum to restore historic Scottish vessels

Scotland presents its initiative on collaborating with Edel McCarthy and the Scottish Maritime Museum, with the aim of restoring Scotland’s nationally important vessels. The restoration projects include the renovation of the 1884 Vagrant, the oldest known yacht created by renowned Scots boat designer William Fife. It is thought to be the oldest surviving Clyde-built racing yacht.

World’s largest crane vessel to head to Spain

The Sleipnir is scheduled to depart Singapore and head to Spain. According to its owner, the world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV) will take about 45 days to reach its journey, where it will be prepared for its first installation project in the Mediterranean.

Propulsion & Future Fuels 2019 confirms Chairmen

The world’s largest shipping associations, BIMCO and the German Shipowners Association, VDR, who represent the fourth-largest merchant fleet in the world, have confirmed chairmanship of Propulsion & Future Fuels 2019. Delegates will be able to learn, discuss and share the latest developments in power efficiency and propulsion technology, alternative low flashpoint and low carbon fuels with key industry figures.

Cement Carrier Alliance formed

Two companies in cement shipping have announced that they will jointly market their respective fleets of pneumatic cement carriers. Namely, Hamburg-based Baltrader and Philadelphia-based United Bulk Carriers will collaborate under the newly launched Cement Carrier Alliance. 

Singapore, China ink MoU to enhance maritime collaboration

On the sidelines of the 2019 Maritime Silk Road Port International Cooperation Forum (MPF), the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) signed a MoU with the Waterborne Transport Research Institute (WTI), an agency under China’s Ministry of Transport.

Top 10 international shipping centres 2019

Xinhua-and Baltic Exchange issued their International Shipping Centre Development (ISCD) Index 2019, placing Singapore at the top for the sixth consecutive year. Compared to 2014-2019, results are relatively stable. The report showed a decreasing gap between Singapore and London. 

UK aims to a zero-emissions shipping future based on its Clean Maritime Plan

The UK Government Department of Transport has ordered all new ships for UK waters from 2025 to be designed with zero-emission capable technologies, based on the country’s goal of cutting pollution from its maritime sector. The Clean Maritime Plan is the Environment Route Map of Maritime 2050, setting out in more detail how Government sees the UK’s transition to a future of zero emission shipping.

Shortlisted nominees announced for the first SAFETY4SEA-EUROPORT Awards

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce the distinguished shortlisted nominees for the inaugural SAFETY4SEA-EUROPORT Awards, following an online nomination process, initiated a few months ahead of leading international exhibition that will take place in Rotterdam November 5-8, 2019.

UK funds programme to teach young people about maritime

According to the UK Government, Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani, announced £40,000 of funding for expanding the ‘Why Shipping Matters’ programme during a lesson at St Peter’s London Docks Primary School on July 9 July. The funding will allow the lessons to be developed for use in secondary schools.

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