With our specialist communications expertise, industry knowledge and contact networks, BLUE is the leading global PR and communications consultancy for the shipping, marine, energy and offshore industries.

We are truly passionate about our niche sectors and work with many leading organisations including global companies, NGOs, industry bodies, governments and regulators that span the shipping, marine, energy and offshore markets. Our in-depth knowledge means that we are able to fully understand our clients’ businesses and the challenges that they and their customers face. This enables us to create strategic PR and communications programmes that build reputation and enterprise value targeting key influencers and stakeholders across shipping and marine, energy and offshore. It also enables us to maximise commercial opportunities for our clients, which could otherwise be overlooked.

If you would like to find out more about how strategic support from our specialist PR and communications consultants can help your organisation please get in touch.

In-depth influence that builds reputation and increases enterprise value


What we do


Integrated, multi-channelled communications strategies

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Industry policy insights and regulatory influencer strategies

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Unlocking commercial opportunities from specialist influencer networks

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In-depth research for industry insights and business decision-making

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Latest News

  • 24th June 2016

    For those of us working in the shipping industry, the indispensability of seafarers is obvious. With issues around piracy and security, skills and training, new regulations and criminalisation looming large, it’s on our agenda every single day. And that’s in addition to the inherent, everyday challenges that seafarers experience, such as being away from family, loneliness and cultural differences among crews to name just a few.

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  • 2nd June 2016

    BLUE attended a briefing last week hosted by IHS Maritime & Trade on the topic of the evolving trends shaping shipping. In a typically insightful and thought-provoking presentation, IHS’s Richard Clayton identified five key trends that are playing an influential role in determining the future of the shipping industry: the ‘new normal’ of China’s economic growth, and the restructuring of the Chinese economy; low cost oil, and the geopolitical and economic factors set to lock in the oil price at close to $50 a barrel; a new wave of corporate consolidation to tackle shipping’s traditional fragmentation; the digital revolution, encompassing both the benefits and the cyber-security risk; and, rethinking shipping’s position within the wider supply chain.

  • 17th May 2016

    BLUE has enjoyed a fantastic first quarter, partnering with a range of new retained clients as well as exciting events and projects across various sectors of the shipping industry. In December 2015, we began work with leading marine energy expert, Adrian Tolson to launch his new 20|20 Marine Energy consultancy. This started the ball rolling at pace and in January 2016 we signed with leading international marine consultancy Brookes Bell, followed quickly in February by a discovery project to develop the brand of Finnish hardware and software solutions provider Høglund Marine Automation, as well as a project centred around the Seatrade Cruise event with FinPro, an organisation that helps Finnish SMEs enter the international market and attract investment. March saw a bumper month of new retained work beginning with Trelleborg Oil & Marine, the leading supplier of innovative flexible bonded hoses for crude oil, chemicals, and LPG/LNG offshore transfer applications. We also began work with the leading innovators in rotor sail technology Norsepower, as well as Genoil, the publicly traded clean technology engineering company for the petroleum industries. We’ve also had the fantastic opportunity to continue our work with Castrol Marine on forthcoming events activity.


    To help us keep pace with the dynamic and growing list of clients, BLUE has welcomed a few new faces into the fold. We are pleased to be joined by new junior account managers Georgey Routen and Kwilole Chisuse-van der Boom, and new account executive Rhys Thomas, who join the team in Oxford.

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What our clients say about us

  • BLUE has ably supported Verifavia Shipping in launching and developing our EU MRV verification services for the global shipping sector. BLUE has provided us with continuous support and consultancy across brand development, message creation, media relations, social media, event support, speaker opportunities and marketing materials. We particularly appreciate BLUE's responsiveness and overall reliability, as well as their extensive contact network that spans the industry. We would highly recommend BLUE to any organisation that needs to build its brand and reputation in the shipping sector.

    Julien Dufour
    CEO, Verifavia Shipping
  • With its vast network and deep industry knowledge, BLUE is by far the leading communications consultancy specialising in the maritime industry. They have been hugely instrumental in helping to introduce and accelerate our sustainable marine fuel proposition. And not only that, they’re just really fun to work with too!

    Dirk Kronemeijer
    CEO, GoodFuels Marine
  • United Arab Shipping Company selected BLUE Communications to support on two important communications projects. The BLUE team was able to provide excellent support during a critical phase of UASC’s growth and expansion, which included to name a few: the preparation and announcement of the “Ocean 3” alliance and “Hamburg Sud” cooperation agreement, the delivery of the first ultra-large LNG ready vessel “Sajir”, reefer services expansion and the preparation for the delivery of the world’s greenest ultra-large vessel “Barzan”. BLUE Communication’s team members were an extension of my in-house team, and they were, at all times, insightful and reliable.

    Mahmoud Fansa
    Head of Corporate Communications, UASC
  • We have benefited hugely from BLUE's media and other stakeholder networks and maritime market knowledge in terms of developing our PR and communications as a global, growing business. In addition, BLUE has become an invaluable partner in terms of business development, uncovering new potential sales channels through its networks. We consider BLUE an vital extension of the work we do.

    Esa Henttinen
    Executive Vice President for Operations, NAPA
  • BLUE has played a pivotal role in supporting Ardmore Shipping from our early beginnings to becoming the public company that we are today, with a fleet of over 20 vessels. BLUE intrinsically understands who we are as an organisation, our goals, our values and the reputation that we wish to build. They are a trusted source of expertise and support on all aspects of our approach to strategic communications and public relations, and they have done an outstanding job of helping us to build our profile and deliver our messages to the tanker market. Put simply, BLUE are an essential part of our team.

    Mark Cameron
    Chief Operating Officer, Ardmore Shipping
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