The world’s only purpose-built charity hospital ship to set sail from Antwerp

After a six-month stay in the Port of Antwerp since 12 September, where she received the final outfitting of its medical and IT facilities, the Global Mercy – the world’s only purpose-built, civilian-funded charity hospital ship – will soon depart at the end of FebruaryRead More…

The Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association supports Ocean Fund proposal

Shipping is prepared to play its part in achieving the ambitious goals laid out in the European Green Deal. To do so, it needs effective policy instruments in place to simultaneously stimulate research and investments in alternative fuels and encourage emission reduction measures. To thisRead More…

Piracy has decreased in 2021 but the threat remains

According to the annual piracy report published recently by the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB), piracy and armed robbery at sea last year has reached an all-time¬†low since 1994. But the threat remains. The report shows that in 2021, the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre recordedRead More…