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.

UK to join US-led effort to protect Gulf shipping

August 6, 2019

Under new Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab the UK Government has announced that its existing naval vessels deployed in the Gulf - including Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan and Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose - will join the US-led maritime security mission designed to protect merchant shipping in the region. Read More

Maritime UK sets out wish list to new PM Johnson

July 25, 2019

Harry Theochari, chair of umbrella body Maritime UK, has written to incoming Prime Minister Boris Johnson to congratulate him on assuming leadership of ‘our great maritime nation’ and to pledge co-operation from the shipping sector in helping make a success of Brexit. Read More

DP World promotes High Bay Storage concept at TOC Europe

June 20, 2019

The High Bay Storage (HBS) container terminal concept could not only make terminal operations easier but also help speed up hinterland supply chains, DP World director of global operations Patrick Bol told delegates at the TOC Container Supply Chain event in Rotterdam this week. Read More

Palau approved for STCW White List

June 17, 2019

Palau International Ship Registry (PISR), flag administration of The Republic of Palau, has been recognised by the IMO as being in full compliance with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, affording it white list status under STCW Convention 1978. Read More

LR approves innovative low-carbon VLCC design

June 6, 2019

Lloyd’s Register has awarded approval in principle (AiP) to a Hyundai Heavy Industries ‘eco tanker’ design for a VLCC capable of combining volatile organic compounds (VOC) recovered from the cargo tank and LNG in a dual-fuel system, with the addition of Norsepower’s rotor sail solution for wind-assisted propulsion.

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