COVID-19 impact on maritime industry: A new era emerges

The effects of the pandemic were the main topic at the SMM Press Conference webinar where experts assessed the current situation in the shipping industry and its consequences for the SMM agenda, which will focus on Green Shipping and Digitalisation. 

KN stops using paper in LNG terminal’s operations

KN Klaipėda liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal has completely stopped using paper in its operations since early February, while the submission of the reports required for the operations is from now on carried out only through digital methods.

New project looks at renewables for subsea power

Mocean Energy collaborates with Chrysaor, subsea energy storage company EC-OG and AUV firm Modus in a project to look at using renewables for subsea power. The project, funded by the partners together with the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC), will look to use Mocean Energy’s Blue Star wave energy converter and EC-OG’s HALO subsea energy storage system to power subsea tiebacks or residential AUVs.

Watch: Planning stage for installation of wave energy farm prototype

The planning stage for the installation of a wave energy farm prototype has been reached in the island of Texel in the Netherlands, as part of a research project aiming to make the island more sustainable through wave energy. The Slow Mill wave pilot project which was invented by Erwin Croughs aims to install five or six Slow Mills and potentially create a wave energy farm.

Maritime UK Chair writes to new Prime Minister about navigation freedom and climate goals

A letter from Maritime UK Chair, Harry Theochari, to the new Prime Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson, highlights the importance of the sector to national prosperity, and identifies key priorities for the UK’s maritime industries. These include protecting freedom of navigation, coastal economic development, decarbonisation, improving the UK’s maritime competitiveness and developing its workforce. The letter also establishes immediate steps the sector wants to see on Brexit.

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