Bühler GmbHPort of StocktonTMS Awards 2023TelestackGeneva DryVan Aalst
  • Sailors Society
  • Cimbria
  • TMS Awards 2023
  • Telestack
  • Van Aalst
  • Bühler GmbH

Foreship makes further commitment to growth in the UK

(Posted on 12/09/23)

Foreship has relocated its UK subsidiary to larger premises and appointed Tuur Killaars as Senior Sustainability Specialist, in a dual response to the volume and scope of enquiries being dealt with by the naval architect and marine engineering firm one year after opening its doors in Southampton.

The new offices, located in the Director General’s House in central Southampton, support the Helsinki-headquartered consultancy’s continuing strategy for growth in the UK, with Killaars joining after several years as a Carnival Corporation naval architect. With a Master of Science in Maritime Engineering specializing in ship design from Delft University, he had previous roles with Ulstein Design & Solutions and De Voogt, respectively as naval architect and design engineer.

Shaun White, Managing Director, Foreship UK, said: “We are delighted to welcome Tuur to Foreship UK Ltd as we build our team to meet growing UK demand for Foreship’s independent consultancy on newbuildings, ship conversions, alternative fuels and the future technologies which can help owners adapt to the International Maritime Organization’s newly revised strategy for ship GHG emissions.”

The move to larger premises within a year of establishing its UK subsidiary provided evidence of continuing wider growth in demand for Foreship expertise, said Lauri Haavisto, CEO, Foreship Group. From headquarters in Finland, Foreship now operates nine offices in Europe and North America to support its services for new shipbuilding, conversion and refurbishment.

“Foreship has strengthened its ties with several of the UK's major cruise ship and ferry owners over the last year. The breadth of projects being worked on by our colleagues in Southampton shows that the appetite is strong for the full range of Foreship’s expert services, from ship theory, concept and detail design, dry dock support, and conversions to battery energy storage and alternative fuel feasibility studies.”

Since opening in 2022, the Southampton office has initiated, coordinated or participated in more than 20 projects. Its contribution was already being felt in high profile Foreship projects, including in its coordinating role on Seaspan Corporation’s ammonia-powered container vessel concept design, working with the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping. The innovative design has secured Approval in Principle from the American Bureau of Shipping.

“The UK is a global center for pioneering marine science, research, and technology, and the past 12 months have also seen Foreship immersing itself in programs such as the Clean Maritime Demonstrations Competition (CMDC), Zero Emissions Vessel and Infrastructure (ZEVI) competition as well as engaging and supporting industry-led bodies like Maritime UK Solent to promote a thriving maritime sector in the UK,” said White.

Latest News

CSM Türkiye collaboration with bulker operator Transoba Denizcilik

(Posted on 15/05/24)

Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM), member of Columbia Group, has underlined its commitment to the Turkish... Read more


OTG and WISTA join forces to drive gender diversity and inclusion

(Posted on 15/05/24)

Ocean Technologies Group (OTG), the leading global provider of Human Capital Management solutions for... Read more


InterManager statement on recent GISIS accident reporting

(Posted on 15/05/24)

InterManager, the international trade association for the ship management sector, has been keeping accident... Read more


King Charles accepts Sailors’ Society’s patronage

(Posted on 15/05/24)

His Royal Highness King Charles III has accepted the Patronage of Sailors‘ Society, continuing... Read more


Baltic Exchange publishes PwC dry bulk and container box indices reports

(Posted on 09/05/24)

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) has concluded two independent assurance engagements on the suitability... Read more


Vessel financing facility announced

(Posted on 09/05/24)

In a landmark partnership, Damen Financial Services (DFS) and Siemens Financial Services (SFS) have... Read more


DAN Shipping & Chartering Acquire Arthur Smith (Grimsby)

(Posted on 09/05/24)

DAN Shipping & Chartering have announced the acquisition of Arthur Smith (Grimsby) Ltd, a prominent... Read more


ESG provides roadmap for dry bulk shipping says INTERCARGO’s first review

(Posted on 02/05/24)

The evolving Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) agenda is not merely a prerequisite for operating... Read more


Concern as challenges faced by Indian seafarers become more visible

(Posted on 02/05/24)

Mental Health Support Solutions (MHSS) is deeply concerned as levels of loneliness and isolation experienced... Read more


OTG equips crews for ammonia-fuelled future with new e-learning course

(Posted on 02/05/24)

With ammonia gaining popularity as a clean future fuel, and the first ammonia-powered vessels expected... Read more


ViganTBA GroupSailors SocietyPort of South LouisianaCimbria
  • Geneva Dry
  • TBA Group
  • Vigan

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping