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Tymor Marine receives grant funding to refine disruptive draught survey technology

Tymor Marine has been awarded funding from Scottish Enterprise to support the development of an app-based version of its breakthrough draught survey technology.

Already a major innovation for the maritime sector, Tymor Marine’s DRFT MRKS software uses artificial intelligence with deep learning applied to video capture to provide an accurate measurement of the weight and load of a vessel.

Accurate draught readings are essential for ensuring a vessel’s stability – determining how much cargo it is carrying and what depths it can safely navigate.

The grant funding from Scottish Enterprise will allow Tymor’s team to build on the operational capabilities of the DRFT MRKS software, refining the technology into a highly portable and commercially viable mobile phone app without the need for cloud-based processing.

Since the time of Archimedes, mariners have conducted draught surveys – a means of determining the weight of a vessel and its cargo – by eye, but environmental variables and human error make it an inexact science.

A misreading of the draught by just a centimetre could result in legal claims for apparent – but illusory – shortages of cargo.

Reading draught marks also comes with inherent health and safety risks for the mariners who conduct the survey. It requires getting close to the hull of a vessel or the underside of a floating structure, usually in a small boat.

Tymor Marine originally developed DRFT MRKS to help its in-house naval services team overcome the inherent challenges of conducting draught surveys. The firm was later supported by Scotland’s innovation centre CENSIS and the University of Edinburgh to optimise the deep learning functionality of the software.

Using cutting edge AI capability, the breakthrough DRFT MRKS tech helps to mitigate human error and challenging factors such as faded or rusted markings, poor lighting, marine growth, bad weather, and the swell of the waves. The video capture can be collected at a safer distance from the vessel, either by a mariner using a handheld device on a boat, or by drone.

Now the firm says that an app version of their software would have enormous industry potential. Managing director at Tymor Marine, Kevin Moran, said: “In the next two decades the digitalisation of operations will drive more changes in the maritime sector than we have seen in the last century. Disruptive product-led innovations like DRFT MRKS will transform the mariner experience, contributing to a safer, more efficient experience at sea.

“The funding from Scottish Enterprise is fantastic because it will allow our developers to refine our software, reducing its processing requirements so that it can be used within a smartphone app. The funding will help us to accelerate time to market with a new technology that is scalable, secure, reliable, and portable.”

Tymor Marine is a maritime consultancy with offices in Aberdeen, Glasgow, and Lafayette, USA. Founded by ex-seafarer Kevin Moran and leading academic Professor Colin MacFarlane, the consultancy offers both cutting-edge maritime technology solutions as well as traditional naval architecture services.

Tymor Marine’s DRFT MRKS software uses AI with deep learning applied to video capture to provide an accurate measurement of the weight and load of a vessel.

FACT BOX: How does it work?

DRFT MRKS uses algorithms applied to video recordings of the ship or vessel to identify the water line with a high level of accuracy.

• The AI capability of the technology helps to mitigate challenging factors such as faded or rusted markings, poor lighting, marine growth, bad weather, the swell of the waves. It minimises human error

• DRFT MRKS reduces operational risk for seafarers when measuring the draught marks on the outboard side of the vessel. Video can be captured using a drone, or by boat but at a safer distance

• It allows anyone to read draught marks with same skill and accuracy as an experienced mariner.

For more details, check out: tymor-marine.com | @tymormarine | info@tymor-marine.com | +44 (0) 1224 961950

 

March 8th, 2024|

IMarEST Scottish Branch Events

Some exciting events are coming up from the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) Scottish Branch. Get your tickets now for the ’70th Annual IMarEST Scottish Branch Dinner’ and the ‘Maritime Decarbonisation: The Evolving Picture of Fuels, Technology and Policy’ events before they go. More details are available at: https://www.imarest.org/

 

January 31st, 2024|

‘Renewables and Offshore Wind Event,’ with a Focus on Women in Maritime. 

We are excited to announce our upcoming ‘Renewables and Offshore Wind Event,’ with a Focus on Women in Maritime.

Hosted WISTA UK, Northern Lighthouse Board and Scottish Maritime Cluster, the event will take place on the evening of 11 April 2024, from 5pm-8pm. NLB have very kindly offered to hold the event at their newly refurbished Edinburgh office.

The event will consist of a drinks reception, with an exciting line-up of speakers including: Petra Wilkinson (CBE, Director of Maritime at the Department for Transport and WISTA ‘Outstanding Women of the Year’ 2023), Kevin Hobbs (SMC Chair and CMAL CEO), Monica Kohli (President of WISTA UK) and Leonore Frame (Developer Engagement /Category Manager Cables – Specialist Offshore Wind Delivery Team, Scottish Enterprise). This will be followed by an opportunity to network with key industry colleagues.

This event is sponsored by Clyde Marine Training, Scottish Power Renewables and Waves Group.

Tickets are very limited and we expect high interest, So early registration is strongly advised. You can register for this event via the following Eventbrite LINK.

More details will follow on the lead up to the event.

We look forward to seeing you there!

January 23rd, 2024|

SMC 2023 AGM

Our Annual General Meeting is scheduled for the evening of 17 January 2024 from 16:00-19:00, kindly hosted by Addleshaw Goddard at their Edinburgh Office (Exchange Tower, 19 Canning Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EH).
The AGM will be followed by a wine tasting event for members.
Members can register their interest for the upcoming AGM via the following link: https://forms.office.com/e/yWtfqzg2ZG.
Additional details will be provided via direct email.
We look forward to seeing you there.
January 9th, 2024|

Maritime Futures Programme

The Scottish Maritime Cluster was pleased to support a gathering in Glasgow on 1st November, hosted by Education Scotland, which saw schools from across the country meeting to learn more about the Maritime Futures programme, convened by the Ormiston Academies Trust. Pioneered in Cowes, Isle of Wight, this is an initiative to weave ‘maritime’ through the mainstream curriculum, enhancing children’s learning – and exciting both them and their teachers in the process – and pointing the way to the wide range of careers available. Through the Cluster, Ken Brown and Natalie Johnstone of Belcan presented what the company does in the marine engineering work, and its active STEM schools programme.

We and Ormiston hope that the strong interest shown by schools at the event will lead to a group working together to take things forward. Watch this space!

Anyone who wants to know more about Maritime Futures is welcome to contact Iain Mackinnon, maritime adviser to the Ormiston Academies Trust on iain@themackinnonpartnership.co.uk

January 4th, 2024|

‘AI in Maritime’ discovery session

Maritime UK, in collaboration with the Department for Transport and Google/Ancoris,  invite you to an ‘AI in Maritime’ discovery session at Googles offices in London.
Details for this event are as follows:
Date:       23 November 2023
Time:       10.00am – 4.30pm
Venue:    123 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9SH
Event overview:
The event will be chaired by John Abel (Technical Director, Office of the CTO at Google) and also Tom Chant CEO of SMI. Led by the DfT and Google/Ancoris, the day will feed into DfT’s forthcoming transport AI strategy as well as the Maritime Council. The morning session will be focused on sharing experiences of AI integration from other industries. The afternoon session will be an AI ideation session, using your expertise, paired with AI specialists. The sessions will be grouped within the key five subsectors of Ports, Leisure, Shipping, Professional Services and Engineering to imagine how to collaboratively solve some of our industry’s challenges with AI. The outputs from the workshop will then be shared at the next Maritime Council at the end of November and from that, feed into an AI Task and Finish Group to take the work forward.
Spaces are currently limited, therefore we please ask that should you wish to attend, that you RSVP to Suzanne Fulton (sfulton@maritimeuk.org) as soon as possible.
Many thanks to Chris Shirling- Rooke, Maritime UK CEO, who very kindly flagged this exciting opportunity.
November 13th, 2023|

IMarEST Annual Dinner Dance 2023

IMarEST Scottish branch are hosting their 3rd Annual Dinner Dance on Saturday 4th November 2023 in the Clyde suite of the Glasgow Marriott Hotel Argyle street.

It will be an evening of superb food, drink and a dance band (where you and your partner can dance the evening away!).

Details:

  • Gerasimos Theotokatos is this year’s chairman.
  • The Clyde Suites private bar area will be open from 18:00 serving drinks and giving all the opportunity to network prior to Dinner being served from 19:15.
  • Dress code: Formal.
  • Tickets: £60 pp (excluding drinks).
  • Applications for tickets should be requested via ‘davidjemontgomery@outlook.com‘ no later than Friday 27th October 23
  • IMarEST have been able to secure several rooms from the Marriot on a first come first served basis. The room rates are inclusive of breakfast, £160 for Single Occupancy and £170 for Double Occupancy. Individuals/companies should book directly with the hotel mentioning you are attending the function. Please reserve your accommodation as soon as possible.
  • The popular tombola will once again be held in the foyer, proceeds of which will be donated to the Institute Guild of Benevolence and Capability Scotland. If you wish to contribute a prize, you can arrange this via the email mentioned above.

Get your ticket now before they go!

October 16th, 2023|

Decarbonisation in Scottish Maritime Transport: A journey to net zero

The Scottish Maritime Cluster is working in partnership with Scottish Enterprise to deliver a ‘Decarbonisation in Scottish Maritime Transport’ event at City of Glasgow College on Thursday 12 October 2023. 
The event aims to raise an awareness of the following report and discuss its validity with the membership here.
Many members will have contributed to this report and this event will provide the opportunity to discuss the recommendations and next steps.
Among speakers on the day, you will hear from representatives from Optimat, Scottish Enterprise and the Chair of the Scottish Maritime Cluster, with an opportunity to take part in a workshop focusing on the recommendations.
You can register for this event via the following Eventbrite LINK.
September 26th, 2023|

UK Chamber of Shipping Report: ‘The Value of Shipping Delivering a Prosperous UK’

At the start of London International Shipping Week (LISW) the UK Chamber of Shipping launched a new report that provides a comprehensive overview of the value of the shipping industry to the UK. Members can access this report via the following LINK.

September 25th, 2023|

Members Update: September 2023

London International Shipping Week 2023

LISW 2023 was truly one to remember. The maritime agenda was elevated by a truly packed programme full of fascinating activities, people, and conversations. For clusters across the UK, the incredible news of a £1m ‘Cluster Development Fund’ was announced by Baroness Vere at the Maritime UK Regional Cluster Spotlight Event. We are eager to start working on our plan to deliver the highest value to our membership and to further assist in supporting Scotland’s position in the global maritime industry. The SMC drinks reception in the Treasury Building’s Churchill Room was a great success, with huge thanks to our sponsors: Denholm UK, DNV, Port of Aberdeen and Seapeak, and also to our excellent speakers, Fiona Hyslop MSP, Richard Holden MP, Lord Offord and our chair, Kevin Hobbs. Here’s to many more events as successful as this!

Ghana Maritime and Blue Economy Meeting

Our colleagues at the Scottish African Business Association have an upcoming event that may be of interest to you: the ‘Ghana Maritime and Blue Economy Meeting.’ The event will include speakers covering a range of topics including: the Ghana Maritime and Ports Authority, Meridian Port Services, Ghana Maritime University and the City of Glasgow College. The meeting is scheduled to take place online at 9.30am (BST) on Thursday, 21st September and will last around 90 minutes including Q&A. Further details can be obtained via the following link should you wish to participate: https://www.africascot.com/event-details/scotland-ghana-maritime-and-blue-economy-meeting.

UK shipbuilding skills taskforce (UKSST): Report and toolkit

On Monday 11 September 2023, the taskforce launched its report – ‘a step change in UK shipbuilding skills,’ with a supporting toolkit for shipbuilding employers on ‘how to leverage UK skills systems.’ You can access both documents on the City of Glasgow College’s website. More details on the UKSST can be found via the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/uk-shipbuilding-skills-taskforce-uksst.

September 19th, 2023|

Clean Maritime Demonstration Update/Networking Event

Follow-up materials from the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition 4 (CMDC4) Update/Networking Event – (Scotland)
31 July 2023

On Monday 31 July, Maritime UK and the Scottish Maritime Cluster held a Scotland focused networking session around the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (4). The below update contains key information from this session that we hope you will find beneficial.

Background on the CMDC

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £34 million for innovative clean maritime technologies. This funding is from The Department for Transport.

  • Competition opens: Wednesday 2 August 2023
  • Competition closes: Wednesday 27 September 2023 11:00am

More information can be found via the following link: https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/1645/overview/3013bb72-ee5b-4fda-9baf-47da3910b144

Key info on the CMDC4:

Recordings
A recording of the national CMDC4 briefing update is available here, together with links to the slides presented: https://iuk.ktn-uk.org/events/national-clean-maritime-demonstration-competition-update-event/ and a link to YouTube also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGaa5RRGHLU

‘Meeting Mojo’
A platform has been set up for anyone interested in networking with people who have attended the national or regional CMDC4 events. This will stay live for the next few weeks and will allow people to start to build their collaboration partnerships or help fill knowledge and skills gaps.

The Innovate UK KTN ‘Meeting Mojo’ networking platform can be accessed via the following link: https://cmdc4.meeting-mojo.com

CMDC4 opportunity to work with a vessel owner!

The group were advised of the following opportunity which may be of interest to you:

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) owns three ocean class research ships: James Cook, Discovery and Sir David Attenborough. The vessels are being offered to sea-trial innovative marine technologies and sea time would be made available “free at the point of use”. More details on the capabilities of the vessels are available here:

The RRS James Cook | National Oceanography Centre (noc.ac.uk)
The RRS Discovery | National Oceanography Centre (noc.ac.uk)
RRS Sir David Attenborough – British Antarctic Survey (bas.ac.uk)

If you are interested in using these vessels as part of a CMDC4 project, please contact Andrew Jeffries – NERC UKRI andrew.jeffries@nerc.ukri.org.

A recording of the session can be found here:

Contacts

August 15th, 2023|

Is there a place for Molten Core Reactor Solutions in Maritime?

We held our seminar on ‘Is there a place for Molten Core Reactor Solutions in Maritime?’ yesterday at City of Glasgow College. Thank you to all who attended, to our speakers Douglas Lang, Giulio Gennaro of Core Power, Mark Tipping of Lloyds Register and John Hudson from MarRI-UK. Thank you also to City of Glasgow College for the use of their facilities, to Caledonian Maritime Assets (CMAL) for sponsoring lunch, and to Anglo Eastern for sponsoring the drinks reception.

Please find attached the slides from each of the speakers for your information. The workshop has provided a platform on this subject matter to build on and we will include in future discussions on the Road to Net Zero.

D Lang
G Gennaro
J Hudson
M Tipping

October 24th, 2022|

Follow-up – CMDC Industry Update / Networking Event – Scotland, 11/10/22

Thank you to everyone who was able to join the above event this morning which I trust you all found useful. A recording of the meeting will shortly be made available via the Maritime UK and Scottish Maritime Cluster websites for those unable to join the meeting. As a follow up, please find attached:

Department for Transport background slide deck
Innovate UK slide deck
Innovate UK – KTN slide deck

Additional links

CMDC1 brochure: https://www.ukri.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/IUK-28092022-7052_CMDC-Project-Brochure_sh_final1.pdf
List of past winners (R1 & R2) – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/clean-maritime-demonstration-competition-cmdc

Key dates and Innovate UK – KTN, networking platform

For all enquires please contact: support@iuk.ukri.org
Key dates:

  • Submissions are now live
  • 9th November 2022 – deadline for submissions

As mentioned by Matthew Moss during the meeting, here are details of the ‘Meeting Mojo’ networking platform available for your use: https://cmdc-industry-event.meeting-mojo.com

Contacts

Matthew Moss (Innovate UK KTN)
matthew.moss@ktn-uk.org

James Lovett (Innovate UK)
James.Lovett@iuk.ukri.org

Neale Ryan (Innovate UK)
Neale.Ryan@iuk.ukri.org

Thank you again for your interest and participation in this event.

October 18th, 2022|

Smart Green Shipping and Malin move ahead with zero emissions ship prototype

Malin Equipment, is delighted to progress its partnership with Smart Green Shipping’s ground-breaking project to contribute to global shipping’s green transformation thanks to a £1.8 million grant from Scottish Enterprise.

Read more here:

https://malingroup.com/2022/07/18/smartgreenshipping/

September 12th, 2022|

Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition

The Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition is a UK-wide programme funded by the Department for Transport and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK. See World’s first green submarine among winners of the UK’s biggest clean maritime competition – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Currently the CMDC is funding 55 innovation projects around the UK looking at a range of technologies to decarbonise the maritime sector.

This event brings together the CMDC funded projects and partners based in Scotland to share their project plans with stakeholders interested in Clean Maritime – the event is aimed both at industry and across public sector organisations in Scotland.

The event updates you on a range of CMDC funded projects currently underway in Scotland, including across on-vessel and shoreside technologies. The event will help you to understand and connect with these clean marine opportunities which include:

  • Lifecycle Energy Solutions for Clean Scotland/UK Maritime Economy (Byongug Jeong: University of Strathclyde)
  • Automating lubricating oil analysis as a means to reduce engine GHG emissions (Jamie Grant: RAB Microfluidics)
  • Direct Ammonia Fuel Cells for Maritime Propulsion (John Irvine: Zem Fuel Systems)
  • NEPTUNE (Evangelos Boulougouris: University of Strathclyde)
  • HIMET (Leonore Van Velzen: European Marine Energy Centre)
  • Carnot Marine Vessel APUs – Feasibility Study (Evangelos Boulougouris: University of Strathclyde)
  • Transition to hydrogen powered ocean-going and short-sea shipping with enabling retrofit technologies (TransShip) (Weichao Shi: University of Strathclyde)
  • Feasibility Study for Shore Power in Aberdeen Harbour (Marlene Mitchell: Aberdeen Harbour Board)
  • Data-Led Emissions Management (D-LEMA) (Graham Howe: Concept Systems Ltd)
  • Hydrogen Offshore Transfer System (HOTS) (Ben Duncan: Jebb Smith Ltd)

The event also shares the latest on future funding opportunities in Clean Maritime.

March 4th, 2022|

Net Zero meeting

This is the third in our ongoing series on ‘the road to net zero’ and well timed in advance of COP26.

The agenda for the meeting with the timing of each speaker is as follows:

  • Douglas Lang – Chairman of the Scottish Maritime Cluster (3:24)
  • John Buckingham – BMT Global – The decarbonisation roadmap (6:35)
  • Kevin Hobbs and John Salton – Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd. (CMAL) – Future Ferries and Alternative Fuel Types (22:26)
  • Peter Aylott – UK Chamber of Shipping – The net zero journey for Deep Sea (38:05)
  • Ashley Nicholson MBE- Forth Ports Ltd – Importance of Ports underpinning the Energy Transition (1:02:57) and (1:20:46)
  • Mark Stagg – City of Glasgow College – the Voyage to Carbon Zero – seminar in partnership with the Scottish Maritime Cluster at COP26 (1:11:40)
  • Panel Discussion (1:31:04)
October 13th, 2021|

London International Shipping Week Reception at Dover House

The Cluster was delighted to be able to host a drinks reception at Dover House, by courtesy of the Secretary of State for Scotland on 13th September, the first day of London International Shipping week. Some 80 members and their guests attended what was a most convivial evening and appreciated the chance to meet in person after such a long period. There were several short speeches by the Secretary of State, Alistair Jack MP, Robert Courts MP, the Shipping Minister, Graeme Day MSP, Scottish Minister for Transport and our chairman Douglas Lang.

October 4th, 2021|

London International Shipping Week 2021

We are delighted to be supporting London International Shipping Week and are hosting a reception at Dover House on 13th September 2021.

Find out more here: https://londoninternationalshippingweek.com/

May 10th, 2021|

Scottish Maritime Cluster webinar on Cyber Security

Scottish Maritime Cluster webinar on Cyber Security. We were delighted to be joined by Craig Archdeacon from Waterstons and Douglas McLachlan from Anderson Strathern who gave insightful presentations on cyber security for our members. This webinar was held on 12th March 2021.

March 31st, 2021|

BMT Awarded Contract for New Gourock Ferry Concept Design

Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) has awarded a contract to BMT to provide consultancy services for the concept design of a new passenger ferry for the Gourock, Dunoon and Kilcreggan routes. The new ferry will be designed to replace the vessels currently operated on the routes by CalMac.

Read more here:

https://www.bmt.org/news/2021/bmt-awarded-contract-for-new-gourock-ferry-concept-design/

January 11th, 2021|

Exploring Future Supply Chain Opportunities in Scottish Civil & Defence Shipbuilding

The Scottish Maritime Cluster held an online seminar on Tuesday 1st December: Exploring Future Supply Chain Opportunities in Scottish Civil & Defence Shipbuilding. A video of the seminar can be found here:

The presentations are available here:

SMC Supply Chain presentation 1st Dec 20

December 4th, 2020|

Net Zero Carbon Workshop

The Scottish Maritime Cluster held a Net Zero Carbon event on 3rd November 2020.

The first of a series of workshops, this webinar helps to set the scene on opportunities and challenges in achieving net zero carbon by 2045 in the Maritime Sector in Scotland.

Speakers:

Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands
Douglas Lang, Chairman of Scottish Maritime Cluster
Kevin Hobbs, CEO of Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL)
Declan MacDonald, Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL)
Neil Kermode, MD of European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), Orkney
Ben Murray, Director at Maritime UK
Graeme McKinley, Babcock LGE Technical Sales
Richard Westgarth, BMT Global and Maritime Research and Innovation (MarRI-UK)

Moderator: Brian Fulton (brian.fulton@scottishmaritimecluster.com)
Q and A session: Duncan Cunningham (duncan.cunningham@scottishmaritimecluster.com)

The presentations are available here:

Scottish Maritime Cluster Babcock LGE Presentation 3rd November 2020

Scottish Maritime Cluster CMAL Presentation 3rd November 2020

Scottish Maritime Cluster EMEC Presentation 3rd November 2020

Scottish Maritime Cluster MarRI-UK Presentation 3rd November 2020

The event was hosted in association with law firm Brodies, which provides a full range of legal services, including specialist advice to businesses and organisations involved in the maritime sector. Click here to receive legal and marketing updates, news and information about seminars and events from Brodies LLP.

November 10th, 2020|

Five Type 31 Frigates on Order with Babcock

Babcock Team 31 were contracted by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) in November 2019 to deliver five Type 31 frigates.

This exciting programme, part of the new National Shipbuilding Strategy, has sought to bring together traditional experience, advanced design and build practices and innovative technologies. Babcock are immensely proud to be supporting the Royal Navy in this way and are sure that the programme will be of great interest to many other potential customers. Further information is available on Babcock’s website: https://www.babcockinternational.com/what-we-do/marine/defence/type-31/

October 8th, 2020|

Maritime Skills Commissioners announced

Maritime UK, the umbrella body for the maritime sector, is today announcing the inaugural Commissioners to serve on the Maritime Skills Commission.

Government and industry, working through Maritime UK, has established the Maritime Skills Commission (MSC) to lead the sector’s work in ensuring the maritime sector has a pipeline of talented people to serve all parts of the sector covering shipping, ports, leisure marine, engineering, science and professional services.

The MSC is a core element of delivering the Department for Transport’s Maritime 2050 strategy and reports jointly to the Maritime Minister and to Maritime UK’s National Council.

Graham Baldwin, Vice Chancellor at the University of Central Lancashire, was appointed Chair of the Commission in January.

It has been formed to:

  1. Understand the skills needs of the sector, including the effects of technological change, and to make recommendations for action
  2. Ensure that no part of the sector suffers from serious skills shortages or skills gaps
  3. Ensure that the sector has the apprenticeships and qualifications it needs
  4. Ensure the sector has the training provision it needs, (including the use of technology to engage learners and keep costs down)
  5. Provide employers and individuals with clear information about career paths and retraining options
  6. Ensure that employers have good quality recruits for their vacancies through effective promotion of maritime careers
  7. Increase exports of maritime education and training.

The following Commissioners have been appointed to serve on the Commission:

  • Graham Baldwin, Vice-Chancellor, University of Central Lancashire (Chair)
  • Lucy Armstrong, Chair, Port of Tyne
  • Mark Dickinson, General Secretary, Nautilus International
  • Kerry Hourihan, Head of Maritime Skills and Training, Department for Transport
  • Guy Mason, SVP Global Head of Shipping, BP
  • Brian Johnson, Chief Executive, Maritime and Coastguard Agency
  • Monica Kohli, Senior Lawyer, FD&D, Gard (UK) Lawyers
  • Douglas Lang, Group Managing Director, Anglo-Eastern (Offshore)
  • Iain Mackinnon, Secretary, Maritime Skills Alliance
  • Sam McBriar, Director, Maritime Strategy and Marketing, Thales UK
  • Colin McMurray, Director, Scottish Maritime Cluster
  • Kathryn Neilson, Director, Merchant Navy Training Board
  • Linton Roberts, Director Operations, Cammell Laird
  • Alison Rumsey, Chief HR Officer, Associated British Ports
  • Helen Sampson, Director Seafarers International Research Centre, Cardiff University
  • Nikki Sayer, Associate Director, Casper Shipping
  • Alison Thompson, Head Learning and Development, Princess Yachts
  • Karen Waltham, Karen Waltham Consulting

Maritime UK’s Diversity in Maritime Taskforce and Careers Taskforce will work closely with the Commission to ensure their work programmes reflect the latest labour market intelligence produced by the MSC.

The inaugural meeting of the Commission will be on Thursday 2 July 2020.

Graham Baldwin, Chair, Maritime Skills Commission said:

“I am delighted to Chair the Maritime Skills Commission and lead this group of highly skilled, diverse Commissioners to ensure the sector is equipped with a continuous pipeline of talented people and resources. Over the past few months, I have undertaken a robust mapping exercise to ensure the MSC has coverage across the five maritime sectors covered by Maritime UK.

I have also ensured it has the right balance of geographical coverage, seniority, diversity, knowledge of HR and current skills systems, as well as people who understand the impact of technical changes such as automation and digitisation.”

Kelly Tolhurst, Maritime Minister said:

“Our maritime sector thrives because of the well trained, highly skilled makeup of our workers. These commissioners will play a vital role in ensuring employees have the skills they need to keep the industry growing as we navigate our way out of Covid-19.”

Harry Theochari, Chair of Maritime UK said:

“The Commission was always a critical element of Maritime 2050, but now, followingcoronavirus, its role is even more pivotal, and urgent. It has pressing work to get on with tounderstand what impact the pandemic has had, and will have, on the labour market. I amdelighted to welcome the new Commissioners to post and know that they want to get downto work straight away. The Commission is a true embodiment of the kind of partnershipbetween industry and government that we need to enhance the UK’s position as a worldclassmaritime nation.”

July 7th, 2020|

Tymor Marine receives grant funding to refine disruptive draught survey technology

March 8th, 2024|

IMarEST Scottish Branch Events

January 31st, 2024|

‘Renewables and Offshore Wind Event,’ with a Focus on Women in Maritime. 

January 23rd, 2024|

SMC 2023 AGM

January 9th, 2024|

Maritime Futures Programme

January 4th, 2024|

‘AI in Maritime’ discovery session

November 13th, 2023|

IMarEST Annual Dinner Dance 2023

October 16th, 2023|

Decarbonisation in Scottish Maritime Transport: A journey to net zero

September 26th, 2023|

UK Chamber of Shipping Report: ‘The Value of Shipping Delivering a Prosperous UK’

September 25th, 2023|

Members Update: September 2023

September 19th, 2023|

Clean Maritime Demonstration Update/Networking Event

August 15th, 2023|

Is there a place for Molten Core Reactor Solutions in Maritime?

October 24th, 2022|

Follow-up – CMDC Industry Update / Networking Event – Scotland, 11/10/22

October 18th, 2022|

Smart Green Shipping and Malin move ahead with zero emissions ship prototype

September 12th, 2022|

Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition

March 4th, 2022|

Net Zero meeting

October 13th, 2021|

London International Shipping Week Reception at Dover House

October 4th, 2021|

The Impact of Climate Change on the Maritime Sector

September 30th, 2021|

London International Shipping Week 2021

May 10th, 2021|

Scottish Maritime Cluster webinar on Cyber Security

March 31st, 2021|

BMT Awarded Contract for New Gourock Ferry Concept Design

January 11th, 2021|

Exploring Future Supply Chain Opportunities in Scottish Civil & Defence Shipbuilding

December 4th, 2020|

Net Zero Carbon Workshop

November 10th, 2020|

Five Type 31 Frigates on Order with Babcock

October 8th, 2020|

Maritime Skills Commissioners announced

July 7th, 2020|
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