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New big data project to enhance safety at sea

Dr. Grahaeme Henderson, President of the UK Chamber and Shell’s vice president of shipping, launched HiLo, a predictive modelling tool that aims to prevent ‘high-impact’ maritime events like explosions, collisions and groundings by recording the frequent low-level incidents that are pre-cursors to major incidents.

Shipping is vital for defending globalisation, says UK Chamber CEO

Capitalism, globalization and international collaboration spread prosperity and growth – and shipping has a vital role to play in this process. “The future of trade is too important to be left to others to decide,” UK Chamber CEO Guy Platten said during the charity dinner in Glasgow.

To sea or not to sea: Promoting maritime careers to young people

As part of the ‘Careers At Sea campaign’ which has been nominated for the 2017 SAFETY4SEA Initiative Award, the UK Chamber of Shipping and Merchant Navy Training Board have launched a film to boost the number of young people entering the maritime sector.

UK eyes more women in shipping industry

Encouraging more women into seafaring careers will help UK improve its skills base, especially amid general technological progress in the industry, said the UK’s shipping minister, John Hayes CBE MP, noting he is “determined that we can and must do more” to get women into careers at sea.

How can ships avoid hurricanes?

Hurricane Irma has sent shipping into disarray, particularly for cruise passengers. Around 40,000 holidaymakers are estimated to have been affected by disruption to scheduled cruises this week and this figure could rise further as Irma speeds through the Caribbean towards southern Florida. 

Half of Greek shipowners would consider relocating

More than half of Greek shipowners would consider relocating their shipmanagement offices out of Greece, while 9% said they would not, according to a new Ernst & Young study. Greece’s tax framework and regulatory environment were the main reasons given by those considering relocation.

Industry welcomes UK seafarers' training support

A new report issued for the Department of Transport, recommends that the Support for Maritime Training scheme should be increased to ensure that UK training costs are in line with other northern European countries. A great deal of industry representatives have welcomed the report so far.

UK MCA gets modern twist

The UK’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency is modernising the way the UK Ship Register operates, with a number of new initiatives. At the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Maritime and Ports, attendees were informed that the MCA is considering increasing the fee structure for the UK Ship Register to above 2016 levels.

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