Bob Jaques

Bob Jaques

Editor of Seatrade Maritime Review


Bob Jaques is the editor of Seatrade Maritime Review with over 20 years' experience as a maritime journalist and moderator of shipping conferences.

Before that he was based in Geneva and wrote for a number of international business and consumer titles, in the fields of aerospace, media and travel.

Mobile telecoms body Inmarsat has enhanced its maritime cyber security service, Fleet Secure, with two new additions: intelligent endpoint security for onboard computers and a mobile training app for crew.

Reacting to what it calls “the fast pace of change” in the area of autonomous vessel, the UK has issued an updated version of its industry Code of Practice for Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS), giving greater guidance on skills, training and vessel registration.

Whatever the outcome of Brexit negotiations, the UK intends to remain “the undisputed leading global hub for Maritime Services,” Shipping Minister Nusrat Ghani told attendees at the Maritime London/IMIF annual dinner held in the UK capital on Monday evening.

Optimarin reports that its USCG-approved ballast water treatment (BWT) technology will be aboard the Norwegian Polar Institute’s new research vessel Kronprins Haakon, due to be christened by Fincantieri next week.

Paolo d’Amico, md of d'Amico Societá di Navigazione SpA, has been elected new chairman of Intertanko (the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners), succeeding Dr Nikolas Tsakos who completed four years in the role.

Damen Shipyards Group has held the keel-laying ceremony at its Romanian yard for the first of a next generation of marine aggregate dredgers, dubbed the Damen MAD.

Palau International Ship Registry reports that it signed two new ship registrations during last week’s Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2018 event in Dubai.

The arrival of the global sulphur limit in 2020 will pose multiple challenges to ship operators, Lloyd’s Register principal consultant on fuels Tim Wilson told a Maritime Future Leaders seminar organised by Dubai Maritime Cluster Office, held at the Seatrade Maritime Middle East event in Dubai this week.

Major port operator DP World is focusing on innovation and infrastructure and development to stay ahead of the curve.

A packed audience of nearly 200 heard strong opinions as to whether or not the maritime industry is ready to embrace smart shipping at a parliamentary-style debate held on the opening day of the Seatrade Maritime Middle East event in Dubai on Monday.

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