Ambitious Targets to Cut Shipping Emissions

  • Zero-emission capable ships to be in UK waters by 2025
  • Competition launched to spark innovation in clean maritime technology
  • Clean Maritime Plan part of long-term strategy to keep UK as world leader in maritime sector

All new ships for UK waters ordered from 2025 should be designed with zero-emission capable technologies, in ambitious plans set out by Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani to cut pollution from the country’s maritime sector.

The commitment is set out in the Clean Maritime Plan published today. The government is also looking at ways to incentivise the transition to zero-emission shipping and will consult on this next year. Read more

ShipMoney Announces Sporting Heroine as Speaker for London International Shipping Week

Debra Searle MVO, MBE

On the Day of the Seafarer in the year where “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community” has been selected as the theme for World Maritime Day, ShipMoney is delighted to announce that Debra Searle has been engaged as its keynote speaker at London International Shipping Week.

As the youngest woman to row SOLO across the Atlantic Ocean, Debra has an amazing story to tell of 30 foot waves, killer sharks and very near misses with cargo ships. As if that was not enough, she had to contend with the debilitating loneliness of knowing that her support ship was often two weeks away if she got into trouble. Read more

Indian Register of Shipping targets the European market at Nor-Shipping

MUMBAI, INDIA, 04 June 2019 – The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), a leading ship classification society, is seeking growth opportunities in the European market.

Having already established a strong presence in Asia and Middle East with several new offices opened during the last two years in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Malaysia and Indonesia, IRClass is now planning to target Europe.

IRClass received recognition from European Union in 2016 and has offices in the UK, Greece, the Netherlands and Turkey as well as representative offices in Malta, Cyprus and Bulgaria.

IRClass is initially focusing on ferries and small vessels and has already won some business with ferry operators in the Greek market.

IRClass, which currently holds the Vice Chair of International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), believes in actively engaging with the industry stakeholders to provide services in line with the industry requirements. Read more

Mark Woodhead Named KVH Senior Vice President for Training and Content

Mr. Woodhead will succeed Nigel Cleave, retiring CEO of Videotel, and will guide KVH’s growth in maritime crew welfare, safety, and productivity

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MIDDLETOWN, RI, and LONDON, UK – November 7, 2016 – KVH Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: KVHI), announced today that Mark Woodhead has been named to the newly created position of KVH senior vice president for training and content, effective on the first of January 2017. In this position, Mr. Woodhead will direct KVH’s market-leading maritime crew welfare, safety, and productivity services, which include Videotel maritime training packages – currently in use on more than 12,000 vessels worldwide – and numerous news and entertainment brands, such as NEWSlink – currently used by more than 9,000 vessels globally.

Mr. Woodhead has been managing director of KVH’s news and entertainment brands since 2013 and will succeed Nigel Cleave, following the planned decision by Videotel’s CEO to retire at the end of the year. Mr. Woodhead’s new position will bring KVH’s maritime training, news, and entertainment under one umbrella for the first time.

“Mark has nearly 20 years’ experience providing commercially licenced, industry-leading content to the commercial maritime, retail, and hospitality sectors, and we are thrilled to have him direct our comprehensive efforts to provide top quality maritime training programs and tremendously popular news and entertainment services as part of a total KVH solution,” says Martin Kits van Heyningen, KVH’s CEO. “Using KVH’s market leading mini-VSAT Broadband service to deliver this content makes KVH a complete provider for improving shipping industry productivity and economic performance.”

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SSA’s massive 30th anniversary celebration, graced by DPM, Mr. Teo Chee Hean

Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) commemorated its 30th Anniversary this evening at the Sands Grand Ballroom, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, with a mass birthday celebration involving over 2100 guests cutting 210 birthday cakes simultaneously. Read more

Global shipping industry is delivering real CO2 reductions

In advance of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December, the global shipping industry, as represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has launched some key messages to government negotiators, explaining the impressive progress the industry is making to reduce its carbon footprint. Read more

GMS Supports DSA Stance On Beaching

GMS, leading buyer of ships for recycling, has come out in support of the Danish Ship Association (DSA) which refuses to ban beaching outright following the recent announcement by their Norwegian counterparts. GMS supports DSA’s position that ship recycling choice shouldn’t be based just on geography. Read more

Bibby Ship Management Employees Take On The Grand Canyon In Charity Trek

Hospice Isle of Man is thrilled that local lady, Sandra Corrigan is raising funds for them. Her work colleague Nicky Davenport is raising funds for the Isle of Man Sea Cadets. Both are employees of Bibby Ship Management (WE) Ltd which is part of Bibby Line Group.

During October 2015 they will both embark on a trekking and camping challenge in the Grand Canyon. Walking 10-15 miles each day in 80 degrees heat and camping (sharing a tent) in a Native American camp site by night. This is an adventure, but primarily a challenge for both of these ladies. Camping, intense heat and outdoor toilets would not figure on a list of musts for either on a trip normally; however the opportunity to fundraise for their charities makes this trip a must.

They could not do this without the support of the employer. In 2007 Bibby Line Group began the ‘Giving Something Back’ programme for its employees. This is a unique initiative, aiming to harness the passion of its people and support them to fundraise and volunteer for the charities they choose.

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Elaborate gears up for London Shipping Week

Elaborate Communications is gearing up for the hotly anticipated London International Shipping Week (LISW) by recruiting more staff to join its professional team of PR and marketing managers.

Our new recruits will join us at the tiller as we steer excitedly towards the London week from September 7 to 11.

More than 100 events are anticipated to take place during the week as the shipping industry converges on London, including the flagship LISW Conference and Gala Dinner on September 10.

Elaborate Communications Managing Director, Sean Moloney, said: “This is a very busy time for us. In addition to providing first class PR and marketing services to our high profile maritime clients we will be overseeing this important international event to showcase the UK’s market-leading shipping sector and highlight London’s central role as a maritime hub. So it’s great to be able to welcome new members to our team.”

For latest information follow us on twitter @LISW15

We are recruiting

Elaborate Communications seeks an enthusiastic PR professional and social media practitioner to join our busy, international PR agency specialising in the global maritime industry.

We are seeking a creative, capable individual with a flair for social media strategies.Excellent communication skills are a must, as well as a strong written ability and attention to detail.

Based in Buckinghamshire countryside near Leighton Buzzard, Beds, so own transport essential. Potential for overseas travel.

Salary dependent on experience. This post is initially for a one-year duration to cover maternity leave.

Please send your CV and a covering letter outlining how you feel you meet our needs to: Debra Munford, Elaborate Communications Limited, Unit 9A, Wingbury Courtyard Business Village, Upper Wingbury Farm, Wingrave, Bucks HP22 4LW

Email:  Tel: 01296 682356

Applications must be received by June 29th.

We Have Moved Premises

Our new address is: Unit 9A Wingbury Courtyard Business Village, Wingrave, Bucks, UK HP22 4LW

Our telephone numbers remain the same: Switchboard tel – +44 (0)1296 682051  / PR Department – +44 (0)1296682356

Managing Director Sean Moloney said: “These are exciting times for Elaborate Communications. We have more staff joining to cope with our expanding international client list and we have therefore outgrown our existing premises which served us well during our first decade in business.

“These new bespoke premises are far larger and with faster technology to enable us to provide the best possible services for our customers wherever they are in the world.”

Elaborate Expands Its Crew To Handle Growing Workload

Elaborate Communications is delighted to welcome new members to our crew:

Lisa Jacobs joins our PR team as an Account Executive, bringing with her years of experience in the consumer PR industry where she worked with some leading household names.

Graphic Designer Sean Giles boosts our busy design department, while experienced sales expert Maxine Robertson joins the sales team, working principally on The Ship Supplier.

Managing Director Sean Moloney said: “We are delighted to have such experienced professionals join our team at a time when the business is growing at a rapid rate.”

In fact, such is the pace of Elaborate’s growth that we are still keen to hear from PR professionals with a proven industry track record and from dynamic, motivated sales staff. If you think you fit the bill contact:

Creative Graphic Designer Required

Elaborate Communications seeks a junior Graphic Designer to join our busy maritime team.

This is an ideal opportunity for a newly qualified graduate or a designer wishing to gain experience in the publishing sector.

The ideal candidate will possess:

• BA (Hons) or relevant graphic design qualification

• Good working knowledge of print design

• Relevant work experience within the design sector

• Proficiency in Adobe CS suite, CS4 and above, Photoshop,

Indesign, Illustrator, and QuarkXpress 9

• Web Design knowledge including CSS and HTML or Dreamweaver

• Good working knowledge of Apple Mac computers

• Ability to work efficiently on multiple projects

• Strong attention to detail

• Ability to liaise confidently with PR account managers and clients

To apply please email us an eye-catching portfolio including your cv, together with a couple of examples of your work,  to:

For more information please telephone 01296 682051.

Expanding Elaborate Appoints Group Sales Manager

As part of its expansion plans for 2014, leading international maritime PR and Publishing company, Elaborate Communications, has announced a number of staff changes.

Karen Martin moves into the new role of Group Sales Manager, with effect from January 1, 2014 and is joined by two new sales representatives.

Karen, who has become a familiar figure within the maritime publishing industry since joining Elaborate more than two years’ ago, will continue to manage the advertising sales on Ship Management International (SMI) as well as developing and maintaining sponsorship opportunities for the forthcoming Maritime, Logistics & Energy Fortnight in June 2014 (part of the International Festival For Business) and the next London International Shipping Week in 2015. She will also play a pivotal role in a number of exciting new ventures scheduled over the next few months.

In addition Karen will take line management responsibility for Elaborate’s team of sales staff working on the company’s range of global maritime titles including The Ship Supplier. The team has been boosted by the arrival of sales representatives Nicky Thorn, to work on SMI, and Shani Wortley, on Ship Supplier.

Sean Moloney, Elaborate Managing Director, said: “I am delighted to recognise Karen’s dedication to Elaborate and the shipping industry with this well-deserved promotion. Karen and her team will be vital to the myriad of sponsorship and sales initiatives we will be working on this year.

I would like to congratulate Karen and wish her every success in her new role. In addition I am pleased to welcome these new staff to our growing team. We look forward to a productive 2014.”

Elaborate Communications Expands And Restructures After Success Of London International Shipping Event

Maritime PR and publishing company Elaborate Communications is expanding its sales force and restructuring after the success of London International Shipping Week (LISW), its joint venture with Petrospot.

LISW founder and Elaborate Managing Director Sean Moloney said: “It was absolutely fantastic to see years of planning come to fruition in such a successful and well-attended week. When I first mooted the idea more than a year ago I could never have anticipated that so many maritime organisations and companies would get involved. And to have the Government fully support this London showcase event was the ultimate endorsement.”

He added: “I am grateful to my fantastic team here at Elaborate and looking forward to the next London International Shipping Week.”

Elaborate Communications has added to its management team and is recruiting additional sales staff for its leading maritime publications Ship Management International and The Ship Supplier to cope with the expanded business. Joint Managing Director Jean Winfield has stepped down to pursue her personal business interests.

Mr Moloney said: “We are grateful to Jean for her contribution to the company and wish her well in her new venture. Meanwhile Elaborate is going from strength to strength and we are very excited about our future expansion plans.”