Joanne Kelleher, Editor

Joanne Kelleher

 I always strive to do more. Let us know what we can do better.”

Working with the BBN team to build our own independent news channel has been one of my favourite career projects to date – pulling my experience and network together to create the most compelling content for our readers and supporters.

I am so proud of the progress we have made in broadening our readership base, engaging bright new writers and journalists, and interviewing industry professionals. Moreover, our Chatham Chats Forum and our Letter to the Editor column have gone a long way to opening up the subjects most relevant to our industry.

Working with BBN allows me to combine my two passions of communication and maritime. I’m no stranger to the maritime and logistics industry having worked with various organisations in shipping and now I also run my own Maritime PR and Communications company Buoy Communications.

My articles:

WIND Lands Cable Storage for TenneT’s Offshore Cables

WIND, the Dutch subsea cable specialist, has signed a framework agreement with TenneT for the provision of cable transfers and cable storage for offshore spare export cables. The contract scope includes: • Supply of cable storage equipment• Execution of cable transfers• Management and storage of spare export cables The first cable for Hollandse Kust Noord…


Bigroll Bering Loads Substation in Singapore

The Bigroll Bering was recently spotted loading a cooling tower substation in Singapore bound for Canada. The unit built by Siemens in Batam with a length of 88,4 metres, width of 29 metres, height of 13 metres and weight of 1908 MT arrived onboard the 109.8 metre long barge LANPAN CB7 from Batam in Singapore…


Short Sea Rates Take a Hit

The latest results of the Toepfer Transport European Shortsea Index are out. “The time charter equivalents achieved in April take a hit of around 6 percent due to ongoing geopolitical uncertainty and constantly high fuel prices. Operators report that Cargo availability in the Baltic has been reduced unless one is willing to carry Russian cargo…


UHL Felicity Arrives!

The F900 Eco-Lifter newbuilding MV UHL Felicity (IMO no. 9892535) was delivered to United Heavy Lift (UHL) on May 21, 2022. MV UHL Felicity is vessel number 17 in a series of 19 state-of-the-art F900 Eco-Lifters newbuildings to join the UHL fleet. UHL has taken delivery of the newbuilding MV UHL Felicity at the CSSC…


Breakbulk is Setting Rotterdam on Fire

In the opening panel discussion at Breakbulk Europe on Wednesday 18 May, Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s Carsten Wendt warned of “little fires everywhere that are making the multipurpose world burn”. These disruptors include lockdowns in China, disruption to our supply chains and vessels, labour shortages and the war in Ukraine. Ahead of this, the well-known Susan Oatway…