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Marcura Group Announces Strategic Leadership Transition: Jens Lorens Poulsen Now Chair of the Board, Henrik Hyldahn Appointed New Group CEO

Marcura, a leading solutions provider for the maritime industry, announces the successful completion of a significant leadership handover. Jens Lorens Poulsen has moved from his position as Group CEO to assume the role of Chair of the Board. Henrik Hyldahn, previously the CEO of ShipServ, a leading maritime online procurement platform recently acquired by Marcura, has transitioned to the position of Group CEO. Henrik Hyldahn’s appointment signals a strategic focus on enhancing Marcura’s technological capabilities while leveraging its established strengths in customer-focused services and culture. As with ShipServ, Hyldahn’s extensive ...

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ABL to support maritime decarbonisation in the Maldives

Energy and marine consultancy ABL has been appointed by the World Bank to carry out a nation level study on the strategy, regulatory framework and roadmap for decarbonising the maritime sector of the Maldives. Key partners to ABL on this study are, the Maldives Port Limited (MPL), finance consultancy HHX.blue, Arcsilea, and other consultants. The project has been commissioned by the World Bank Group and is aligned with PROBLUE’s objectives to help countries chart a course towards a blue economy approach. PROBLUE is a multi-donor trust fund, housed at the ...

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Wake Media Appoints New Head of Digital and Media to Expand Client Services

Wake Media, the specialist marketing and communications agency for the maritime industry, announces the appointment of Dan Chapman as Head of Digital and Media Services. A new role in the agency team, the appointment is part of Wake Media’s continuing evolution to advance digital and media production services and support the increasingly data-driven marketing strategies of clients. As Head of Digital and Media Services, Dan Chapman will lead video, webinar and podcast production and develop Wake Media’s digital marketing services, including PPC, SEO and programmatic advertising. Dan Chapman joins Wake ...

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Baseblue appoints Hong Kong-based Clara Yip as CFO

Baseblue has promoted Clara Yip to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Clara started her career with eight years as an auditor for Deloitte before spending almost three years as a senior financial accountant at Asia Maritime Pacific. She joined Baseblue in 2012. Lars Nielsen, CEO of Baseblue, said: “Clara has led the creation and growth of our Hong Kong office since 2012 and cemented herself as an integral part of our management team. Baseblue serves an international industry, spanning multiple markets. We fully recognise the strength of the depth and diversity ...

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Funding awarded to realise five hydrogen-powered dry-bulk newbuilds

Norwegian state-owned Enova has awarded NOK 300 million in innovation funding to Maris Fiducia Norway AS, with HAV Hydrogen and Norwegian Hydrogen as subcontractors, to develop, build and operate five hydrogen-powered dry-bulk vessels. The NOK 300 million grant is awarded under Enova’s “hydrogen in vessels”-programme, which aims to contribute to market change by supporting companies that will use hydrogen as fuel in vessels and support the development of zero emission vessel technologies. Maris Fiducia Norway, which is the Norwegian operation of Dutch shipowner Maris Fiducia, will manage and operate the ...

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Danish Shipping in First Place for the Fourth Year in a Row

For the fourth consecutive year, Danish shipping has reached the top of the international safety list. Danish-flagged ships are at the forefront in complying with international regulations on safety, environment, and working conditions on board. When the Danish flag flies at the stern of a ship, it signals high quality and adherence to international regulations regarding safety, environment, and the safety and working conditions of seafarers on board. This is continuously documented in international reports in the field. This is also the case in the latest whitelist from Paris MoU, ...

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DNV type approval awarded to Corvus Energy Blue Whale ESS

Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has received Type Approval from DNV for its Blue Whale marine energy storage system. The DNV type-approval confirms that the large-scale energy storage system (ESS) complies with the most stringent rules, regulations, and safety requirements in the industry, as defined by one of the leading maritime class societies. Designed for large vessels and large energy demands As a result of a multimillion-dollar development program, the Blue Whale ESS is designed specifically for large vessels, like Cruise Ships, Ro-Pax and Service Operation Vessels ...

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Hadjimanolis acknowledges maritime agents’ contribution to Cyprus shipping

Cyprus Deputy Minister of Shipping Marina Hadjimanolis has recognised the significant contributions of maritime agents to Cypriot shipping during an official dinner held by the Cyprus Shipping Association. According to a statement by the association released on Tuesday, the Deputy Minister of Shipping praised maritime agents, acknowledging their essential role in the supply chain and their contributions to the Cypriot shipping industry. The statement noted that Hadjimanolis highlighted the continuous efforts by the ministry to strengthen the Cypriot shipping registry, which brings numerous positive synergies for port stakeholders. During the ...

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Safe and Future-Proof Wastewater Treatment

As the maritime industry prepares for the revision of MEPC 107(49) in 2025, a regulation overdue for more than 15 years, many manufacturers of bilge water separators are facing the challenge of redesigning their concepts to adapt to a new reality. This is particularly challenging for ships with dual fuels. However, Marinfloc, a leader in wastewater treatment solutions, stands in a league of its own with future-ready products that have been setting industry standards since 1996. Since its inception, Marinfloc has ensured that every product is adaptable, capable of handling ...

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AEGIS Europe urges the EU to act against excessive non-market capacities threatening EU manufacturing

AEGIS Europe, an alliance representing over 20 key EU manufacturing sectors, urges immediate action from the European Union to address the critical and unprecedented threat posed by economically irrational excess production capacities, especially from China and other emerging economies. This trend is particularly alarming as most of the AEGIS Europe’s members are seriously impacted, while they are essential to achieve the EU Green Deal and ensure our economic security. This issue was acknowledged by world leaders in their conclusions of the G7 (Italy, 13-15 June 2024). While AEGIS Europe welcomes ...

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Bidding Announcement of 22061t Bulk Carrier “JING HUA 166”

Entrusted by the transferor (the Sellers), we have scheduled to hold a public bidding online (www.shipbid.net) from 15:00 to 15:30 (Beijing time) on July 03rd,2024. 1. Bidding Object: MV “JING HUA 166”, Bulk Carrier; PoR: Yangpu, China; Inspection Authority: CCS; Trading Area: offshore; LOA: 158.84m; MLB: 23.80m; MLD: 13.00m; DWCC: 22061t @9.30m draft; GRT: 14045; NRT:7865; M/E: Shaanxi diesel 8PC2-6/21, 4400kW@520rpm x 1 set; Built: February 4th,2010; Builder: Taizhou Wan Chang Shipbuilding Co.,Ltd (Data and relevant information provided in this announcement are for reference only) 2.Bidding rules: 2.1.This bidding will ...

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‘Inadvertent geoengineering’: Researchers say low-sulfur shipping rules made climate change worse

A sweeping regulatory change in 2020 to slash air pollution from the world’s ships could have played a role in boosting global average temperatures, according to the findings of a controversial study. Described at the time as the “biggest change in oil market history,” the International Maritime Organization (IMO) enforced new standards on Jan. 1, 2020, to cut their fuel sulfur content to 0.5%, down from 3.5%. The rule change resulted in an 80% reduction in sulfur dioxide emissions, a team of scientists said in a paper published by the ...

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Shipping industry urges Red Sea action as Houthis sink second vessel

Urgent action must be taken in the Red Sea to stop attacks on merchant shipping by Yemen’s Houthis, leading industry groups said on Wednesday, after the sinking of a second ship. Iran-aligned Houthi militants first launched drone and missile strikes on the important trade route in November in what they say is solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza. In more than 70 attacks, they have also seized one vessel and its crew and killed at least three seafarers. “It is deplorable that innocent seafarers are being attacked while simply performing their ...

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USD 182,300 per Shipment: Maritime Anti-Corruption Network Reveals the Scale and Costs of Maritime Corruption

For over a decade, the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) has gathered first-hand data to map the extent of maritime corruption in the port and maritime sector. While detailed accounts of the direct cost of corruption have been documented, a comprehensive assessment of its overall monetary impact on the maritime industry and wider society, including indirect costs such as extended vessel lead times and delays, has been lacking. Understanding these hidden costs is crucial, as they profoundly affect commercial activity and society. A new MACN study, developed by QBIS, quantifies the ...

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Frugal Technologies enhances fuel-saving AI with predictive maintenance using real-time data

The marine tech company Frugal Technologies is advancing its class-approved Frugal Propulsion, a cost-, fuel-, and emissions-saving system for large vessels. The solution now also shows temperature, pressure – and vibration deviations, helping engineers and shipowners make smarter decisions. With an artificial intelligence-based control system, Frugal Technologies has helped shipping companies such as Uni-Tankers, Christiania Shipping, and Royal Arctic Line reduce fuel consumption on their ships by up to 15%. Now, Frugal Technologies has released a major software upgrade, allowing shipowners and engineers to better evaluate equipment health and service ...

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