What does $5 billion buy in shipping decarbonisation?When IMO next convenes for MEPC, one agenda item member States will be asked to consider is whether to give the go-ahead to the establishment of a $5 billion collaborative R&D fund to accelerate the development of technological solutions aimed at weaning shipping off fossil fuels and eliminating CO2 emissions.
The decarbonisation policy report-card
Posted in Marine industry talkThe IMO has a clear goal for reducing GHG. What it now needs is an action plan to reach it. At the end of MEPC73 it set member States a homework assignment, instructing them to come up with ideas to discuss when it next convenes, in a global transportation industry variant of the classroom favourite ‘show & tell’.
JLA Media appoints Levett to lead Oil & GasNeil Levett is joining the JLA Media team as Lead Consultant for its newly-established Oil & Gas division, taking responsibility for a fast-growing part of the organisation’s PR and communications activities.
Are EEDI shortcoming shipping’s smoking gun?
Posted in Marine industry talkAs the celebrations surrounding IMO’s 70th anniversary fade into memory, it is one of the industry's worst kept secrets that the UN agency’s Energy Efficiency Design Index requirements have failed to keep pace with improvements in vessel design and operation.
Syncing PR and social media strategies
Posted in Social mediaWith 77% of marketers using at least one social media channel to market their business, it is clear that a large number of business-to-business (B2B) companies are seeing value in investing in a field that was originally dominated by their B2C counterparts.
The human element celebrated
Posted in Marine industry talkMany of JLA Media’s clients stand at the forefront of the technological revolution unfolding in today’s maritime industry, including advanced ship to shore communications, the Internet of Things, new propulsion and automation solutions, and other cutting-edge developments. However, the fact remains that the most important ‘component’ in ensuring the efficiency of the modern cargo vessel is its human crew.
Posidonia 2018…from dusk till dawn
Posted in Maritime PRLike no other event on the shipping calendar, Posidonia is what you make it: multi-million-dollar deals can be done over the canapés; footsore foot soldiers can be nabbing ‘exclusive’ party invites before breakfast; all the while, self-inflating strategists can grow more convinced of their own importance without leaving the top table bubble.
Shipping in Greece: Posidonia 2018
Posted in Marine industry talkWith Posidonia just around the corner, we have created a JLA infographic that includes some key stats about the show and the maritime industry in Greece!
Know your enemy: Unmanned vs autonomous
Posted in Marine industry talkThe notion of autonomous vessel operation has divided the industry as never before. Perhaps, like a certain loved or hated yeast-based spread, when the topic of conversation turns to robotic ships debate gets heated and highly charged, with no room for the neutral.