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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, ...
Tests confirm fuel savings on ship with Onboard DC Grid
Offshore Support Journal September 2014
In June, marine power and automation technology company ABB released details of third-party verification that its Onboard DC Grid helps vessels reduce their fuel consumption, reduce noise levels on board ...
Automation enables deeper water pipeline construction
Offshore Support Journal September 2014
The growing number of huge deepwater hydrocarbon projects offshore Brazil and West Africa has led to a surge in ordering of new subsea construction ships. These vessels will be engineered and built as ...
Volatile freight rates fuel hedging solutions
Container Shipping & Trade 3rd Quarter 2014
Freight forwarders and container carriers have identified freight rate volatility as the key driving force behind alternative contract mechanisms as well as the potential for increased use of hedging. ...
Ethiopian recruits are dependable and adaptable
Container Shipping & Trade 3rd Quarter 2014
Hamburg Süd, Peter Döhle and Reederei Nord rank among a long list of container companies that have taken or expressed an interest in taking graduates from the Ethiopia Maritime Training Institute ...
Couplings help tractor tug avoid a drydock date
Tug Technology & Business September 2014
IN a recent project, US-based McAllister Towing & Transportation used an alternative coupling system to carry out repairs more quickly, at a lower cost and with greater safety than would have been ...
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 ...
Pure LNG concept for cruise is launched
Passenger Ship Technology 3rd Quarter 2014
Rolls-Royce has launched a pure LNG concept for the cruise sector. Titled Sapphire Blue, the design is aimed at the luxury segment. Oskar Levander, vice president for innovation in marine engineering ...
Private equity deserves public celebration
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 ...
Asset integrity is the key to maintaining production
Tanker Shipping & Trade August/September 2014
Floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels are complex assets serving a variety of different operations that go far beyond what tankers or oil storage ships can do. The vessel will combine ...
Buckypaper and nanotubes will revolutionise ship design
Marine Electronics & Communications August/September 2014
There could be a time when ships are not constructed using cables, but with structures that are conductive, yet stronger and lighter than steel. Cabling could be made redundant if ships were constructed ...
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 ...
Will floating turbines dominate offshore wind?
Offshore Wind Journal 2nd Quarter 2014
A telecoms engineer by training and an investor in renewable energy since 2001, Alain Delsuphexhe has built a number of successful businesses and believes that floating turbines will come to dominate the ...
New vessel could make use of new logistics concepts
Offshore Wind Journal 2nd Quarter 2014
The latest addition to A2SEA’s fleet, Sea Challenger, began its journey from Qidong shipyard in China to Denmark at the end of March and is due to start work this summer*. When the vessel does start ...
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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