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Trouble from on high – lifting and dropped object incidents
Offshore Wind Journal 3rd Quarter 2014
As the designated person ashore as defined by chapter 4 of the International Safety Management Code (ISM Code) for a company that operates windfarm service vessels (WFSVs), I spend much of my time investigating ...
New code could make monopiles less expensive
Offshore Wind Journal 3rd Quarter 2014
The design guidance used for monopiles for offshore wind turbines originates in the offshore oil and gas sector. It was developed primarily for use with foundations for jacket-type structures, where piles ...
Damen unveils breakthrough for hybrid tug solutions
Tug Technology & Business September 2014
Dutch operator Iskes Towage & Salvage took delivery in June of the 60-tonne bollard pull Bernadus, the first Damen ASD 2810 Hybrid tug. By combining diesel-direct, diesel-electric and battery power, ...
Energy efficient freshwater generation
Passenger Ship Technology 3rd Quarter 2014
With bunker fuel costs still at historically high levels and likely to remain so for some time to come, passenger shipowners and operators are naturally keen to install the most energy efficient systems ...
European I2C sea border protection system goes on trial
Marine Electronics & Communications August/September 2014
A new sea border protection system has gone on trial in Europe as part of an EU-funded project to standardise vessel traffic surveillance practices. The I2C project* has resulted in significant breakthroughs ...
Difficult summer for North Sea OSV owners
Offshore Support Journal September 2014
In the North Sea offshore support vessel (OSV) industry things don’t stay the same for very long. Day rates change hugely on a weekly basis based on supply and demand, while the balance of power ...
Big ships and new alliances spark US port competition
Container Shipping & Trade 3rd Quarter 2014
The combined trends of larger shipping alliances and ultra large container ships have boosted intra-regional competition between ports on the US West Coast. A knock on effect of these twin drivers is the ...
top 20 container ports
Container Shipping & Trade 3rd Quarter 2014
1. Shanghai Throughput 2013: 33,639,500 teu – up 3.41 per cent on 2012 (32,529,000 teu) The Chinese behemoth gateway of Shanghai maintained its position as the world’s busiest container port ...
FOCAL Awarded Duo DP-3 Design Contracts
Offshore Support Journal news desk 3 September 2014
Focal Marine & Offshore was recently awarded two design contacts for DP-3 vessel - both from new clients, as result of the R & D in high end design of offshore vessels by the company in past years. One ...
Power and versatility stand out from tug orderbook
Tug Technology & Business September 2014
Demand for traditional towage workhorses has suffered somewhat from the impact of greatly improved navigational aids and berthing technology, which allow many larger vessels to dock, without the aid of ...
Tanker industry adjusting to new commercial realities
Tanker Shipping & Trade August/September 2014
A recurrent theme in this issue of Tanker Shipping & Trade is how the industry is adapting to today’s altered commercial and technical landscape. The topic finds powerful expression in the interview ...
Efficiency and reliability drive new design for CalMac
Passenger Ship Technology 3rd Quarter 2014
Scottish ferry operator CalMac Ferries will be introducing a new ropax vessel in September that is particularly innovative when it comes to propulsion and the design of its bow. The 116m long Loch Seaforth, ...
Communications should be widely available and free
Marine Electronics & Communications August/September 2014
Communications through voice, text and e-mail has become an essential service for seafarers who work for weeks away from their loved ones. Seafarers should receive free onboard communications to contact ...
Private equity participation in marine transport is a positive
Tanker Shipping & Trade August/September 2014
When you consider whether you like private equity, please remember that it has helped to cushion the losses that shipping lenders and owners suffered during the recent depression. If it had not been for ...
Fuel switching requires a change in crew practices
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery /FL&ET 2014
Managing the switch to fuels with a maximum 0.1 per cent sulphur is something that crews on vessels trading to EU ports were obliged to learn back in January 2010. At the time, the new lower limit was ...
Abatement solutions increase their operating envelope
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery /FL&ET 2014
As stricter marine regulation on emissions comes closer to taking effect, a number of new fuel abatement solutions have entered the marketplace. These also show the importance of energy efficiency, as ...
MDPL takes delivery of DUO - Dedicated to Care and Performance
Singapore Solutions news desk 14 August 2014
Ordered 2 years ago this pair of 4,000 dwt platform supply vessels (PSVs), MDPL Randeep and MDPL Anjali, is the newest addition to the existing fleet of MDPL. These new multi-role vessels are ergonomically ...
Rolls-Royce on a gas silver cloud
LNG World Shipping July/August 2014
Richard Bowcutt, Rolls-Royce senior vice president for business development and marketing, summed up perfectly the reason for his company’s recent press event in Norway in the final technical presentation. ...
Dynamic measurement solutions in LNG custody transfer
LNG World Shipping July/August 2014
Current levels of uncertainty in LNG tanker custody transfer operations, combined with the increasing volumes being transferred, still represent a significant fiscal risk. Long-term LNG sale and purchase ...
How to plan for BWM installations in hazardous area
Ballast Water Treatment Technology 2014
The naval architecture and marine engineering company Cleanship Solutions (CSS) is used to working on complex and challenging ballast water treatment (BWT) retrofit applications and undertook a retrofit ...
Careful thought is needed before ratification
Ballast Water Treatment Technology 2014
In principle, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) fully supports the eventual entry into force of the IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention and wants to make it work as soon as possible ...
Ulstein X-BOW leads the way
Norwegian Solutions 2013
One of the most distinctive designs to have emerged from Norway is the Ulstein Design X-BOW, with its innovative shape and lack of a bulbous bow. The design first appeared in 2006, since when more than ...
Quality assurance of DP vessels a key issue for oil majors
RMM Corporate news
Vessel assurance was highlighted as a key challenge for the offshore industry at Riviera Maritime Media's European Dynamic Positioning Conference. The event was held in association with C-Mar's Dynamic ...
Shipbuilders respond to stay competitive
Norwegian Solutions 2013
While shipbuilding in many northern European countries has ended or is struggling to survive, Norway has managed to retain a significant volume of activity. There are several reasons for this success. ...
Going to arbitration
Singapore Solutions 2014
Singapore has established itself as one of the leading global centres of expertise in maritime law and a jurisdiction in which parties have confidence. Major international and domestic law firms have maritime ...
Agreement for new Saudi offshore vessel construction yard
RMM Corporate news OSJ conference 2014
Offshore support vessel builders Fincantieri and Zamil Offshore have signed a ‘heads of agreement’ at Riviera Maritime Media’s Offshore Support Journal (OSJ) Conference in London to co-operate ...
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