Thanks to our specialised expertise and wealth of experience, BLUE is the leading global PR and communications consultancy for shipping and marine, and energy and offshore industries.

We are truly passionate about the niche industry sectors that we work in which means that we are able to fully understand our client’s businesses from within. This allows us to really maximise the opportunities available to clients which could otherwise be overlooked. Due to this we are able to offer the most effective and professional shipping and marine PR and communication services around today.

If you would like to find out more about how we can help your brand build, manage and protect your reputation worldwide please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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

  • 30th July 2015

    For the third consecutive year BLUE and Norton Rose Fulbright will host a ‘Perspectives On…’ panel discussion – to be held in London on 21st October 2015.

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  • 22nd July 2015

    For three decades Dr Martin Stopford has been known for his work as a leading shipping economist, with his market musings monitored by attentive shipping executives. Recently Stopford has become impassioned by what he sees as probably the greatest revolution yet, the use of “smart” technology to achieve new levels of efficiency, reliability and safety in the sea transport business. But as other transport industries put this exciting new technology to work, Stopford sees shipping continuing to focus on ecoships, producing modest gains with 30-year old technology.

    BLUE Communication’s Alisdair Pettigrew caught up with the British economist to explore his newest ideas further in a two-part series, the first of which is below and has also featured in Seatrade magazine.  

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  • 22nd July 2015

    Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from shipping have increased sharply, to 949 million metric tonnes of GHG emissions in 2012, or 2.7% of global GHG emissions, up from 1.8% in 1996. By 2050, the IMO projects that GHG emissions from shipping will rise by 50–250%. To derive a baseline from which to abate this projected rise, the European Union (EU) has introduced a monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) system that will apply to all ships over 5,000 gross tonnes from 2018; requiring vessel operators to monitor and report fuel consumption, emissions and transport work on all voyages to, from and between EU ports. CEO of leading verification specialist, Verifavia, Julien Dufour gives us the inside track.

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What our clients say about us

  • 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
  • It’s a tough market out there and we need to get our message to those who make decisions in the maritime sector. BLUE makes that happen, end of story.

    Conor Mowlds
    Director, GAC Training & Service Solutions
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