(Friday 21st February) – For what promises to be a thrilling six-event year of competition that will take the circuit to South Africa for the first time, the 52 SUPER SERIES is again welcoming the support of key long time Technical Partners Quantum Sails, North Sails, King Marine and Longitud Cero.
Some perspectives during European Shipping Week from Tom Boardley, Secretary General, Cruise Lines International Association
European Shipping Week is always a great occasion to meet up with colleagues and friends from across the industry, exchange views and catch up on latest trends. This year was no exception and, with the European Green Deal now tabled, the timing was a good opportunity to discuss the Commission’s proposed roadmap to a carbon neutral future. Whilst not so many years ago, sustainability may only have been the topic of a fringe meeting, it is now taking centre stage, and rightly so.
Agreement to extend specialist NMI products to West Members and other ship operators
The West of England P&I Club has announced that it will acquire a significant stake in specialist marine insurance provider Nordic Marine Insurance (NMI).
Decarbonisation measures being implemented by the European maritime sector were seen first-hand today by EU and national policymakers who visited the Port of Antwerp as part of this week’s European Shipping Week activities.
Photographs : (a) Aubrey is presented with his certificate by Dept. Coxswain, Scott Ranft (b) Aubrey thanked his sponsors with a painting Credits : Exmouth RNLI / Aubrey Green
Eleven year old Aubrey Green, from Wilmington, has recently raised £300 for the RNLI following a successful 5k sponsored swim that he completed for the lifesaving charity in January.
The IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran sailed by Francis Joyon, Bertrand Delesne, Christophe Houdet, Antoine Blouet and Corentin Joyon, set a new record for the Tea Route between Hong Kong and London this morning (Wednesday 19th February 2020). The new reference time is 31 days, 23 hours, 36 mins and 46 seconds.