IUMI publishes “Best practice & recommendations for the safe carriage of electric vehicles”

There are growing concerns within the shipping community, including marine underwriters, about fires breaking out on car carriers and ro-ros with the assertion that many of these fires are attributable to electric vehicles. In response, the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has researched these claims and published recommendations on the safe carriage of electric […]

Joint open letter on seafarers still trapped in Ukraine

Shipping industry call for help to evacuate the 300+ seafarers still trapped in Ukraine ports Your Excellency Secretary-General Guterres, As we approach one year since the start of the war in Ukraine, the co-signatories of this letter write to you to highlight the 331 seafarers still trapped on vessels in the Black Sea and Sea […]

MPC Kind Leadership survey

Why we are asking for your feedback. The Maritime Professional Council (MPC) has carried out a preliminary survey into ‘Kind Leadership’ in a cross section of our industry. This survey confirmed the requirement to now seek the critically important views on this subject of our currently serving Merchant Navy officers, superintendents and managers. A ‘Kind […]

Transport of lithium-ion batteries – a continuous threat

The publishing of a whitepaper by insurance providers TT Club along with its fellow Thomas Miller managed business, UK P&I Club, and technical and scientific consultancy, Brookes Bell, brings greater awareness of the dangers inherent in the transport of lithium-ion batteries, particularly by sea. The increased demand for ‘green power’ for a wide range of […]

MPC summary report on Kind Leadership

The Maritime Professional Council of the UK (MPC) has published a summary report on Kind Leadership. This research was carried out for and on behalf of the MPC, triggered by the recent treatment of seafarers highlighted by the media, and the need to promote the professional standards required of leaders, both at sea, and ashore. […]