Boardley Named Mission to Seafarers Chairman
The Mission to Seafarers announced that Tom Boardley, Executive Vice President of Lloyd’s Register has been appointed as the new Chairman of the global maritime welfare charity. Boardley will formally take on the role from the incumbent Chairman Robert Woods CBE on April 1,2017. Robert Woods said, “I am pleased to be handing over the chairmanship of The Mission to Seafarers to Tom Boardley. Tom has a great reputation within the industry, and I have no doubt is the right person to steer the Mission through the next stage of the charity’s evolution.
SMM: Green Power Ahead
The pressure on the industry is tremendous. On the one hand, the tough situation in the market forces shipping companies to keep the prices for their services at competitive levels, which mainly means they have to increase efficiency and reduce fuel consumption. On the other hand, ever stricter international standards require investments in environmental technologies. And customers also expect the companies to demonstrate sustainable management – that is why Green Propulsion is a major focus at SMM, an international maritime trade fair, to be held in Hamburg from September 6-9 2016.
WISTA Expands in the UK
Press Release: The South East of England represents more than 20% of the UK maritime industry. Recognizing the significance of the South East to the maritime sector and building on the success of its Liverpool chapter, WISTA UK is evolving and has now added Southampton to its list of regional branches. The WISTA (Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association) UK Southampton branch was officially launched at Lloyd’s Register’s new premises in Southampton. Chaired by Ewen Macdonald…
LR, ABS Join Forces to Deliver New Generation CSR software
Common Structural Rules Software LLC, (CSRS) a joint venture company formed by Lloyd's Register (LR) and ABS, has released new software tools for meeting the requirements of the IACS Common Structural Rules (CSR), which entered into force on 1 July 2015. Developed from the technical strengths of LR and ABS, version 2.5 of the CSR Prescriptive Analysis and the new CSR Finite Element (FE) Analysis software, allow assessment of whole vessel structures, including new bulk carrier and oil tanker designs. Both class societies will use these new tools to evaluate new designs to the CSR.
Boardley, Brown Promoted at LR
Lloyd’s Register announced two significant organization changes: Tom Boardley steps up to a new role as Executive VP and Global Head of Corporate & External Affairs and Nick Brown is promoted to Marine Director. “We are organising our business to make sure that we have the capability to meet whatever challenges emerge as we continue to support clients in their drive for increased assurance and performance of their businesses and assets. LR is a unique organization with a real purpose and we are evolving to meet the needs of all our stakeholders.
Global Marine Technology Trends 2030 report released
Global Marine Technology Trends 2030, released today, is the culmination of a collaborative project between Lloyd’s Register, QinetiQ and the University of Southampton looking at the future for: commercial shipping – without which world trade would cease; for navies – so vital for security; and the health of the oceans – the vital resource that defines the future wellbeing of the planet. In asking ‘what’s next’ GMTT 2030 is an aid to business, policy makers and society in trying to understand the future for the maritime industries and the oceans.
LISW15 Lines Up Speakers
London International Shipping Week 2015 (LISW15) is pleased to announce the line up, so far, of high level government and industry speakers for the official LISW15 Conference being held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane, on Thursday 10th September. The conference will begin with Jeremy Penn, Chairman of the LISW15 Steering Group and Chief Executive of The Baltic Exchange, formally welcoming everyone to the event before handing over to The Rt Honourable The Lord Mayor of the City of London…
Singapore's Transport Minister to Speak at LISW 2015
London International Shipping Week 2015 (LISW) is delighted to announce that Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Singapore’s Minister for Transport, has confirmed that he will speak at the official LISW Conference on 10th September 2015 at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane. Mr Lui Tuck Yew will speak in the session on: “National, Supranational and Global Governance – The role of governments in a global maritime industry: Should governments lend their support and how can they participate in growing their domestic sectors?
New Containership Rules and Guidance from Lloyd’s Register
Decade long, and ongoing, research program has developed a clearer understanding of the forces imposed on ship structures. Lloyd’s Register’s updated Containership Rules came into effect in July 2014 and these new rules are supported by Lloyd’s Register ShipRight Procedures covering whipping and springing analysis. Following the ShipRight Procedure will enable the granting of new Lloyd’s Register class notations ShipRight WDA – Whipping design assessment procedure, and ShipRight FDA (SPR) – Springing fatigue design assessment procedure…
Brown Appointed COO at Lloyd’s Register
in Lloyd’s Register announced the appointment of Nick Brown, previously Director Business Development & Innovation, as the group’s new Marine Chief Operating Officer. Reporting to Marine Director Tom Boardley, Nick will be responsible for LR’s four global operating regions – Asia, Americas, Northern Europe and Southern Europe. David Barrow becomes Regional Marine Manager (RMM) for a new Northern Europe region while Apostolos Poulovassilis is RMM for Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Iain Wilson and Tim Protheroe remain in their Asia and Americas roles.
LR Tops European Port State Control Rankings
‘Best’ in Paris MoU rankings reflects the breadth of LR’s drive to continually help improve safety and operational performance in shipping. The European port state control organization, the Paris MoU, yesterday confirmed that Lloyd’s Register (LR) was the highest performing Recognised Organization (RO) in the European port state control area for the rolling three-year period 2011-2013. During this period 11,405 inspections were carried out on LR classed ships and 10 ships were detained for what are known as ‘class related’ factors. In official correspondence to all ROs, Richard W.J.
London International Shipping Week: Speaker Line-up
Shipping industry heavyweights as well as City of London financial services luminaries dominate the line-up so far confirmed. Speakers so far confirmed include The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Roger Gifford; Koji Sekimizu, Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization; Masamichi Marooka, Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) as well as John Denholm, President of BIMCO. Peter Hinchliffe, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping and the International Shipping Federation, will also speak.
IACS Council Will Strengthen EEDI Implementation
The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) Council met in London under the chairmanship of Tom Boardley of Lloyds Register. IACS agreed to strengthen the implementation of EEDI by using the industry developed guidelines as a Procedural Requirement for IACS Members. IACS chairs the joint industry working group which developed the ground breaking EEDI guidelines that have been submitted to the IMO. By using these guidelines as Procedural Requirements mandatory on Members whose societies classify over 90% of the world fleet…
Classification Societies Establish EU Presence
The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) re-opens its Brussels office within the EU maritime community. Representatives from EU Institutions, European and international organisations came to an event organised by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) entitled, "IACS - promoting global cooperation towards safe and environmentally sound shipping". The 80 guests included high-level EU Officials from DG MOVE, DG CLIMA, DG ENTR, DG MARE and DG Research as well as EMSA-European Safety Agency…
Container Ship Stacking Weight Modification Allows More Cargo
Advanced research and development by Lloyd's Register indicates that container stacking weights can be modified to allow the carriage of more cargo. In an 18,000 teu design the increase in cargo weight could be as much as 10%, says Tom Boardley Lloyd’s Register’s Marine Director. The benefits are lower costs, lower emissions and a lower carbon footprint. Commentary from Tom Boardley: "The results come from looking hard at ship efficiency – how can we optimise designs? Clearly…