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Maritime News.

Latest maritime-related news from the UK and beyond

Bringing you a selected round-up of significant news, opinion and events involving Maritime London members and the UK shipping cluster generally, with special emphasis on the economic impact of the maritime services’ sector and its contribution to the wider national economy.

ICS appoints Guy Platten as new Secretary General

ICS appoints Guy Platten as new Secretary General

Following an extensive and rigorous selection procedure, the Board of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is delighted to announce the appointment...Read More

BMT and Black & Veatch to Deliver £1.8m Marine Vessel Technology Assessment System Project for ETI

BMT and Black & Veatch to Deliver £1.8m Marine Vessel Technology Assessment System Project for ETI

BMT has announced that it will take the lead in a £1.8 million Vessel Technology Assessment System (VTAS) project.  The work has been commissioned and...Read More

Government doubles trainee funding in SMarT move to boost UK maritime sector

Government doubles trainee funding in SMarT move to boost UK maritime sector

Doubling support to £30 million a year will enable the annual intake of SMarT cadets to rise from 750 to 1,200

More than 400 extra cadets will be trained in maritime roles every year thanks to a £15 million funding...Read More

Baltic Exchange applies changes to BDI

Baltic Exchange applies changes to BDI

Following consultation with members, the Baltic Exchange will be implementing previously announced changes to the Baltic Dry Index (BDI).From 1 March 2018...Read More

Jenny Evans becomes second female to captain P&O Ferries ship

Jenny Evans becomes second female to captain P&O Ferries ship

KENT local Jenny Evans has become only the second woman ever to captain a P&O Ferries ship after being promoted to the rank of Master on the Spirit...Read More

IUA Cyber Group calls for registry of claims data

IUA Cyber Group calls for registry of claims data

The rapid growth of cyber threats has created challenges for the insurance industry in developing underwriting talent, acquiring claims data, establishing...Read More

Greek Shipping Cooperation Committee Vasilopita ceremony

Greek Shipping Cooperation Committee Vasilopita ceremony

Maritime London member, the Greek Shipping Cooperation Committee cut the Vasilopita cake at a traditional Greek ceremony to welcome the new year, held...Read More

New IUA report looks at liability insurance for drones

New IUA report looks at liability insurance for drones

Traditional aviation insurance policies are unlikely to address all elements of emerging risks from the rapidly increasing use of drones and general liability...Read More

HRH The Princess Royal launches Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering

HRH The Princess Royal launches Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering

Warsash is part of Southampton Solent University

Southampton Solent University’s new £6 million home for officer cadet education and training and first...Read More

New Maritime Minister welcomes ‘Women in Maritime’ Taskforce

New Maritime Minister welcomes ‘Women in Maritime’ Taskforce

New Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani MP, has welcomed the establishment of Maritime UK’s ‘Women in Maritime’ Taskforce.Ghani, only the second woman...Read More

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