Anemoi Marine Technologies, a developer of wind-assisted propulsion, has renewed the lease on their land-based Rotor Sail test facility at the Port of Blyth in the United Kingdom.
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The IMO's amendments to the Convention governing the composition of the IMO Council, the terms of its members, and the linguistic texts have been accepted by Singapore.
Naval architecture firm Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) and Virgina-based marine metal fabrication shop Miller Marine joined forces to design and construct a fully electric truckable tug, based on the former’s announcement on Nov. 29.
Dutch shipbuilder Damen and Van Stee Offshore signed a contract for the delivery of an 80-meter Multibuster 8020 ultra-shallow draught multi-purpose workboat at the Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference 2022.
Australian energy company Woodside Energy announced its shipment of liquified natural gas (LNG) cargo to Europe from Australia’s North West Shelf project and delivered it to its buyer, Uniper Global Commodities SE, to contribute to the security of gas supply in Europe.
South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries reports that the nation’s cabinet approved a $205 million budget for the construction of a 15,000-tonne-class icebreaking research vessel by 2026.
The King Fahad Shipyard, King Abdulaziz Port’s in-house vessel repair facility, received its largest vessel in its history, the mega container MSC ALIZEE III, for necessary maintenance and modification, according to the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani).
The Kochi-based NavAlt Solar and Electric Boats' Srav, a solar offshore fishing boat, has won the prestigious Gustave Trouve Award and is now hailed as the first sea-going solar fishing boat in the world.
The first National Center of Excellence for Green Port & Shipping (NCoEGPS), a significant effort by the Ministry of Ports and Shipping to provide greener solutions, was launched by the Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal.
As part of Alfa Laval’s 25th-anniversary celebration, StormGeo, a top provider of weather information and decision-support tools for the shipping sector, is giving away its new Carbon Footprint Dashboard as a “green gift” to users of the s-Insight fleet performance management system.
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and the Methanol Institute (MI) held a methanol summit and reception in London on Tuesday, Nov. 22, to explore methanol’s immediate potential and future prospects in the maritime industry
Participants of the 2022 North Bund Forum claim that the Shanghai International Shipping Center has reached a new stage of comprehensive growth that banks on green transformation, digital intelligence, and strong resilience
UK-based marine and renewable energy infrastructure developer Centre Port Holdings Ltd revealed the early stages of development of a major tidal energy scheme in the Wash.
Pacific Environment’s Ports for People campaign announced on Monday, Nov. 21, the launch of a new initiative to evaluate port progress towards zero-emission shipping through its P4P RePORT Cards
Shipping company Furetank announced that its dual-fuel tanker Fure Valö performed its first voyage on a new Equinor fuel blend that contains used cooking oil.
The first floating spaceport in the world, MS Voyager, was launched by Florida-based Space Perspective as a part of a fleet it intends to launch globally.
Trade energy provider and chemical manufacturer ExxonMobil brought additional liquefied natural gas (LNG) volumes to the global energy market as it announced the first cargo from the $8 billion Coral South floating LNG (FLNG) project off the coast of Mozambique.
Reygar's Digital Daily Reporting System, or Digital DPR, has been installed on the complete fleet of Windcat Workboats, which operates over 50 workboats and is Europe's top supplier of specialized crew transfer vessels to the offshore wind power industry.
Canada's Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, introduced the Strengthening the Port System and Railway Safety in Canada Act to modernize the country's ports and railway systems.
The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Maritime Administration announced on Nov. 12 the appointment of retired U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Joanna M. Nunan as the first woman to be the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) superintendent.
Egypt’s Suez Canal Economic Zone signed a concession contract on Nov 15, with the Suez Canal Container Terminal for the “financing, design, construction, management, and operation” of the extension of the container handling terminal as a second terminal at Port Said East Port.
Shipbuilding organization Fincantieri delivered luxury cruise operator Viking’s first vessel equipped with an emissions reducing hydrogen fuel cell system based on both companies’ announcement on Nov. 10.
The investment, which collaborates with Mi'kmaw and rural communities to pave the way for greater offshore wind in Cape Breton and northeastern Nova Scotia, was announced by Cape Breton-Canso MP Mike Kelloway, who expressed his pleasure at the news
American communications company Viasat and radio and satellite communication expert Cobham Satcom are collaborating on a new and advanced satellite connectivity solution for the maritime and energy industries.
UN organizations, shipowners, and unions unveiled a new Action Plan at COP 27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, to meet the shipping industry's decarbonization goals. The 10-point action plan outlines recommendations for seafarer skill enhancement.
Trade organization Maritime UK launched a new Green Skills Project during Green Careers Week to assist in ensuring that the skills required to enable decarbonization are present in the maritime industries.
Global end-to-end logistics solution provider DP World inaugurated two new cranes powered by renewable energy in its Lirquén, Chile terminal.
Canada’s Ministry of Transport announced the creation of a Canadian Green Shipping Corridors Framework and the entrance of the country in the Zero-Emission Shipping Mission, which were both highlighted during the ongoing COP27.
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) granted two approvals in principle (AIPs) to China’s COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. and COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry Technology Co., Ltd. for their ammonia-fueled vessel as well as their ammonia supply system designs.
The government of Thailand through the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) will receive a new research vessel to patrol the country’s coastal environment and monitor fisheries and marine resources.
The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have collaborated with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) to develop a green and digital maritime corridor as part of a global challenge launched by the United States and Norway this week.
New York Cruise Lines collaborates with Sweden's Green City Ferries to bring the first high-speed zero-emissions electric ferry to NYC. Slated for launch in Spring '24 it's expected to usher in a new era of cleaner, more sustainable and efficient marine transportation in the Big Apple.
Jonas Gahr Støre, the prime Minister of Norway, and John Kerry, the US special presidential envoy for climate change, released a joint statement in May 2022 that included the Green Shipping Challenge, whose primary goal is to accelerate the global transition to green shipping.
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) successfully wrapped up the operational trial sailings of the MilliAmpere 2, the world’s first urban autonomous passenger ferry.
With Sinopec, COSCO Shipping Energy Transportation, China Merchants Energy Shipping, and ICBC Financial Leasing, the China Classification Society (CCS) has launched the Sustainable Shipping Innovation & Development Initiative (SSIDI).
The finalists for the CrewConnect Global Awards 2022 have been announced following a thorough round of evaluation by an independent panel of distinguished maritime industry leaders.
Shipping giant Maersk and the Spanish government marked a significant milestone by signing a General Protocol for Collaboration to explore opportunities for large-scale fuels production in Spain.
China Harbour Engineering LFTZ Enterprise (CHELE) announced the completion of Lekki Port, Nigeria’s deepest and one of West Africa’s biggest ports.
The Port of Long Beach Clean Air Project has received funding from the U.S. Dept of Transportation. As the recipient of the department’s $30.1 million grant, the port plans to deploy the nation’s largest fleet of manually operated, zero-emission cargo handling equipment at a single marine terminal
The Mission to Seafarers’ annual Seafarers Awards ceremony in Singapore returned in person on Oct. 6 after a two-year hiatus. The awards underscore the value and importance of seafarer welfare as well as honor individuals and organizations that contributed to seafarer wellbeing.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) responded to multiple reported maritime incidents in various parts of the country caused by the heavy rain and strong wind brought by tropical storm “Paeng” (International name: Nalgae).
The world’s first hydrogen-powered tugboat arrived at the Port of Ostend in Belgium on Thursday, Oct. 27, for its final touches before its expected delivery by the end of 2022.
Marine tech aside there's two facts about ships: 1) they’re almost always on the move 2) procuring spare parts at sea is almost impossible. So if certain repair and maintenance issues can only be dealt with while a ship is docked wouldn’t it be great to find a way to fix problems mid-voyage?
Are you looking for some meaningful seafarer quotes about life at sea and nautical equipment and instruments such as anchors and compasses? If so, you’ve come to the right blog post. Here we’ve gathered for you a collection of ten quotes about compasses that we think are inspiring and interesting.
The book Ninety Percent of Everything aimed to explain the maritime industry to those not in it. It seems 90% was and is a source of amazement to outsiders so we’ve put together some facts you can use to blow the minds of non-mariner friends next time they ask you: “What it is you do again?!”
The dictionary defines adaptability as “...being able to adjust to new conditions.” And it’s a crucial trait for the maritime industry to possess: future technologies have infiltrated every facet of our traditional sector and companies who bury their heads in the sand need to shape up or ship out.
There's no long blog post this week - just a heartfelt greeting to wish all of our employers and manning agents a very happy and prosperous new year and all the very best for 2022.
Do you see yourself living life on a container ship? Are you considering a career in the maritime industry? Maybe you just want to know what life on a vessel is like? Our office-based coworker recently spent a week on a cargo ship and this is a unique insight into day-to-day life at sea.
We love seafarer quotes and quotes for seamen so we were thinking about different quotes from meaningful seafarer quotes to inspirational quotes for seamen and seawomen. You already know our favorite quotes about storms and quotes about sailing, so we wondered what quotes about rowing we could find.
Even if you’re just a casual reader of Martide’s Employer Blog and/or our Seafarer Blog, no doubt you’ll have noticed that we enjoy a good old fashioned list of seafarer quotes every now and again! So with that in mind, here are 10 maritime quotes about stormy seas for you to enjoy.
We thought we’d take a look at which of our employer blog posts were most popular in 2020. So from maritime technology to crew management software solutions and from maritime recruitment to seaman quotes to attracting top talent, let’s run down Martide’s very own end of year top ten list.
The maritime world is a source of inspiration and whether you’re looking for inspirational quotes for seaman or quotes about seafarers, we hope our first blog for 2021 will provide you with some seamen quotes about the ocean that will help you look to the months to come with lots of positive vibes.
Here at Martide sometimes we like nothing better than taking a short break from our usual blog posts about maritime recruitment, industry news, Martide solutions and support, and technology in the maritime industry to write something a little more entertaining - such as lists of seamen quotes!
Technology is changing life at sea, seafarer jobs, maritime recruitment, crew management, seafarer training and the way the maritime industry operates. Martide take a look at some of the maritime technology making waves today.
At Martide we love anything to do with the maritime industry and that includes finding inspirational and interesting seamen quotes. In this post we thought we’d take a look at some seafarer quotes from various well known (and not so well known) sources that continue to inspire us and make us think.
Maritime technology is advancing at great speed and shows no signs of slowing down. The UK Government's ‘Maritime 2050’ strategy highlighted technological advancement as being at the forefront of tackling the ever-increasing demand for global sea trade. Guest blog post by All At Sea.
If you think about it from a traditional point of view, it might seem a little strange needing a seafarer who lists coding, programming or other techie skills on his or her maritime resume. But times are changing and like many sectors, the maritime industry is now starting to embrace digitization.
Life on a cargo ship is demanding and seafarer wellness must be a priority for all maritime industry leaders. Maintaining health and wellness for seafarers not only improves productivity and morale, but also makes it more likely crew members will re-join or be loyal to your shipping company.
To make a splash in the maritime industry your shipping company needs to go one further than sending the occasional newsletter. Today your digital presence is crucial and you must revamp your strategies from time to time to stand out from the competition.
The introduction of the ship container shook maritime transport and the industry to its core. Sure, boxes revolutionized it but they also effected employment figures. A similar transition is happening with the rise of eCommerce and automation of the industry: what’s changing the future this time?
Currently making the world maritime news is the International Maritime Organization’s plan to implement a global sulfur cap. But if you haven’t had a chance to read up on this huge change for the shipping industry yet, Martide have the lowdown on what it is and what it means for shipping companies.
Pre-2010 most cyber security attacks were on individuals who through bad luck and naivety were defrauded out of financial or personal data. That was less than a decade ago but in tech terms it’s light years. Hackers have set their sights on bigger game - including the maritime industry.
Martide wish to offer our sincere congratulations to Nordic Hamburg who, in conjunction with Shell LNG, after five years of painstaking preparatory work, reached a huge milestone in the industry this week: executing the world’s very first simultaneous LNG bunkering during container cargo operations.
This year’s World Maritime Day theme is Empowering Women in the Maritime Community and so at Martide we thought it was only right to draw some attention to all of you women who are making their mark in this male dominated industry.
Martide are delighted to announce we are working with Arriva Shipping AS and Arriva Shipping Polska. Arriva were looking for a more efficient way to find and track job applicants and Martide’s efficient end-to-end hiring platform fulfilled their needs.