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.

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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

  • 15th April 2016

    Last month BLUE had the pleasure of attending two very different industry events in two very different cities; Seatrade Cruise Global in Fort Lauderdale, 14th-17th March and CMA Shipping 2016 in Stamford, Connecticut, 21st-23rd March.

    In sunny Florida, the cruise industry was out in force and with much aplomb. Philippino salsa dancers swayed through the aisles of the convention centre, salesmen in survival suits floated in ice pools, and BLUE had the pleasure of joining Team Finland at their stand to help boost the profile of the Finnish Maritime Cluster amongst the cruise industry.

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  • 8th April 2016

    In the words of L.P Hartley, the past is a foreign country where things are done differently. At BLUE, we recently had the fantastic opportunity to do something a little bit different and support a prestigious restoration project, which will rebuild and preserve an iconic piece of the past.

    Shipping would be nothing without its long and proud history, and that is why when a press release announcing a £5.5 million project to rebuild the Maid of the Loch – the last paddle steamer built in Britain – landed on our desks, we leapt at the chance to tell the world all about it.

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  • 27th January 2016

    By Alisdair Pettigrew, Managing Director

    Despite the ‘Grey Guage’ hovering near to suicidal, a greener future might just prove a brighter one for shipping

    A strange thing happened to me after the holiday period. On reading Michael Grey’s somewhat bleak prophecy for the year ahead in Lloyd’s List: Going forward in apprehensionJanuary 4, I began to agree with a lot of what was written.

    Acknowledging that Mr Grey rarely scribes if not to provoke response and notwithstanding his lexicon of stereotyped phrases that seemingly escape the tracked changes of Lloyd’s List’s editors — ‘nose-ringed activists’ (ship ‘recycling’ proponents), bossy industry-haters (seemingly anyone attending COP 21 that doesn’t work in shipping) and, my favourite, ‘the lunatics from Brussels’, which one assumes describes European politicians and not the terrorists that shut down the Belgium capital over New Year — I appreciate Lloyd’s List’s willingness to comment on the article and post some of my own future-gazing thoughts.

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What our clients say about us

  • 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
  • BLUE's in-depth knowledge of the maritime industry as well as their media network makes them stand out from other PR consultancies. They have consistently demonstrated that they can work well with a global team based in different time zones , and understand and profile the different focus and service offerings of each region or sector of a complex global organisation. The team appreciates the complexity of communications in today's world, often providing counsel to our ideas and initiatives beyond mere PR and media relations.

    Esther Oon-Bybjerg
    Group Director, Corporate Communications - GAC Group
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