London International Shipping Week 2019


Green ship finance climbs up the agenda

Any shipping banker not considering green issues and climate concerns when weighing up a customer and a potential transaction is now under-performing. This was the clear message from Sir Roger Gifford, chairman of the Green Finance Initiative and a Senior Banker at Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken, speaking in London. Read More

LNG not the answer to climate crisis

Debate during London International Shipping Week (LISW) has shifted back to LNG as a possible fuel that will reduce carbon emissions as many commentators now see the fuel, not as a replacement to heavy fuel oil, but as bridging energy to cleaner fuel. Read More

Shipping, legalised cannabis and blockchain

Should cannabis be legalised? How do blockchains work? The two topics might seem unlikely bedfellows but were drawn together in a shipping seminar organised by Hill Dickinson as part of London International Shipping Week. Read More

Lack of firefighting resources to tackle containership blazes

Containerships that carry thousands of different cargoes, many of them dangerous goods, are ill equipped to fight fires that can break out inside the boxes. Additionally the crew are not trained to meet the challenge of often complex and highly treacherous situations. Read More

Enclosed spaces remain serious safety hazard for seafarers: InterManager

Enclosed Space Entry remains one of the gravest onboard safety hazards facing seafarers today, Capt. Kuba Szymanski, secretary general of trade association InterManager, reiterated to delegates attending the International Shipowning and Shipmanagement Summit at this year’s London International Shipping Week. Read More

New gas-freeing solution aims to reduce enclosed space risk

With enclosed spaces again highlighted as a serious risk to seafarers an innovative new way to combat the dangers of in-tank asphyxiation by gases left over from cargoes was unveiled by US company Ecochlor, best known for its chemicals-based Ballast Water Treatment Systems. Read More



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