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2 November 2021

SMI Green Maritime Survey reveals big uptick in maritime engineering firms embracing decarbonisation

Our recent Green Maritime Survey reported a big increase in the number of companies embracing the decarbonisation agenda.The survey paints a picture of positive change in the industry with 85pc actioning green initiatives, two thirds actively involved in green research and developing green technologies and 78pc running incentives for staff to lower their environmental impact.

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24 June 2021

Helen Stephen - Business Development Director & Secretary to the CMG & PTG Councils

SMI is pleased to announce the appointment of Helen Stephen as the new Director for the CMG and PTG Councils.

UK-OMANI SHIP REPAIR JOINT VENTURE COMPLETES HMS MONTROSE SUPPORT PERIOD IN OMAN
12 January 2021

UK-OMANI SHIP REPAIR JOINT VENTURE COMPLETES HMS MONTROSE SUPPORT PERIOD IN OMAN

Duqm Naval Dockyard (DND), the Joint Venture between Babcock International and the Oman Drydock Company (ODC), has successfully completed a four week fleet time support programme (FTSP) for the UK Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose. The maintenance period enabled the DND team to complete essential...

British Ports Association: statement on global container congestion affecting UK ports
16 December 2020

British Ports Association: statement on global container congestion affecting UK ports

Following several days of media interest in congestion affecting some UK ports, Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive of the British Ports Association said: We are seeing a big increase in traffic which is now cascading across the wider ports industry. However, in general the sector is...

Marine Project Development through the Covid Pandemic
1 December 2020

Marine Project Development through the Covid Pandemic

Lockdown came to Beckett Rankine's vibrant central London office in March with all engineers working flat out on a wide range of maritime projects, some of which we had only just re-started following last year's political and Brexit uncertainties. Almost overnight, all staff moved to working from...

Current Trends in Shipping Webinar
30 November 2020

Current Trends in Shipping Webinar

This webinar discussed the current trends in Shipping Markets.  Richard Greiner presented the latest details from the BDO Shipping Confidence Survey.  Trevor Crowe of Clarksons gave a valuable insight into the current market conditions and the BPA will...

Westeam Announced as New Italian Partner for Floating Dock Refit
23 November 2020

Westeam Announced as New Italian Partner for Floating Dock Refit

Working with our new Italian partner, Westeam Srl, we have secured a floating dock refit project win with the Fincantieri Group, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups with twenty shipyards across Europe, the Americas and Asia. Requiring very short delivery lead times, we were...

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