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UK to stop funding coal mining abroad

Speaking at a UK-Africa investment summit in London, the UK prime minister Boris Johnson announced that the government will no longer finance coal-mining and coal-fueled power stations in developing countries, in the wake of the adverse effects brought by climate change. 

Titanic shipwreck protected by UK and US treaty

The most popular underwater shipwreck, “RMS Titanic” will be from now on protected under the international treaty between the United Kingdom and the United States. According to the U.K.’s Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani, both sides passed legislation which allows them to grant or deny licenses to enter the hulls of the wreckage and remove artifacts found outside.

North focuses on the gender pay gap issue

The North P&I Club recently published a report focusing on the gender pay gap issue. Specifically, the report reminds how important is to have the right processes, values, behaviours and a supportive infrastructure in place for everyone that want to success.

Royal Navy celebrates 20 years since LGBT ban’s lift

Royal Navy and Royal Marines around UK celebrated the 20 years anniversary since the lifting of the ban on LGBT men and women serving in the armed forces. Naval bases and Royal Marines units, flied rainbow flags from their main base, while sailors attended a House of Commons reception and Portsmouth’s Naval Base headquarters lit up in colors to mark the anniversary.

Port Felixstowe upgrades its rail connectivity

Hutchison Ports’ Port of Felixstowe, in the UK, upgraded its roll on – roll off facilities, with the new connection being the 36th daily service from the UK’s largest container port. This new upgrade will enable the port to accommodate larger ro/ro vessels and enhance the efficiency of vessel operations. 

Scotland to impose requirements to offshore wind developers

The Scottish Government and Crown Estate Scotland have reached an agreement aiming to increase the number of offshore wind contracts staying in Scotland. Under the deal, offshore wind developers will have to agree on supply-chain commitments when applying for offshore wind leases.

UK to apply AI in warships

The UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) announced the first wave of £4 million funding, aiming to revolutionise the way warships make decisions and process thousands of strands of intelligence and data by using Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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