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Maritime industry approaches technology tipping point
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery June/July 2015
In this issue of Marine Propulsion, Tom Boardley, marine director of Lloyd’s Register suggests that the maritime industry is now approaching a technological ‘tipping point’. Indeed, he ...
Rolls-Royce to cut marine jobs
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery June/July 2015
Rolls-Royce has announced that it plans to cut 600 jobs in its marine unit by the end of the year, in response to “challenging market conditions.” The reduction will be global, but half of ...
Lean culture thinking is key to shipper’s supply chain
Container Shipping & Trade 2nd Quarter 2015
There are four basic fundamentals when it comes to fuel and lubricants additive manufacturer Afton Chemical Corporation’s supply chain: the cost to serve (network optimisation), reliable supply, ...
Celebrity Cruises' Project EDGE
Passenger Ship Technology 2nd Quarter 2015
In December 2014 Celebrity Cruises signed a letter of intent with STX France for two 117,000gt, 2,900 passenger newbuildings. Developed under the project name Edge, delivery of the first vessel is expected ...
ULCSs: a mixed picture
Container Shipping & Trade 2nd Quarter 2015
The 19,224 teu MSC Oliver, delivered to Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) at the end of March, was forced (according to reports) to delay its maiden voyage by more than three weeks as a result of the cancellation ...
Are shipowners ready to prevent cyber attacks?
Marine Electronics & Communications June/July 2015
Shipowners should be prepared to battle cyber threats to their assets, and the industry should be doing more to prevent successful hacking. Cyber security is becoming an increasingly important issue for ...
Rickmers installs 100th Dualog Connection service
Marine Electronics & Communications June/July 2015
Rickmers Group has completed the installation of Dualog Connection Suites on 100 of its vessels to manage ship-to-shore data communications. Rickmers chief executive Ignace Van Meenen said the service ...
USCG rules will be a game changer for DP industry
Offshore Support Journal news desk 17 June 2015
US Coast Guard’s (USCG) steps to write new rules for dynamic positioning (DP) vessels will be a ‘game changer’ for the offshore industry that will have ramifications worldwide. USCG plans ...
Offshore wind could challenge gas / coal within 10 years
Offshore Wind Journal 2nd Quarter 2015
For the offshore wind industry to compete with gas and coal in less than a decade – as is possible according to a newly published report – would be no mean feat. In fact, to do so would be ...
Gamesa and Areva create Adwen
Offshore Wind Journal 2nd Quarter 2015
Gamesa and Areva have announced the creation of Adwen, a joint venture dedicated to offshore wind, having 700 employees, 50-50 owned by the two companies and registered in Zamudio, Spain. The joint venture ...
Make or break time for many PSV owners
Offshore Support Journal June 2015
As highlighted elsewhere in the June 2015 issue of OSJ, owners in the Gulf of Mexico who have released first quarter results are having some success reducing costs as they attempt to grapple with the implications ...
Technology trumps oil price fall
Norwegian Solutions 2015
The sharp fall in the price of oil in the second half of 2014 might appear to pose a serious threat to Norway’s offshore maritime sector and the various supporting technology industries, as oil majors, ...
Nor Shipping continues to change with the times
Norwegian Solutions 2015
Like the maritime sector’s ability to constantly reinvent itself, Nor-Shipping’s flair for keeping pace with change, makes it the leading global maritime event week. Nor-Shipping director ...
2014 – another year on the LNG plateau
LNG World Shipping May/June 2015
Last year the worldwide trade in LNG once again fell into the 236-241 million tonnes (mt) band, a range it has inhabited for the last four years. A total of 239.2mt was moved on the world’s oceans ...
Shipmanagement: the struggle to recruit and keep talent
LNG World Shipping May/June 2015
At times, LNG shipping has struggled to recruit, train, promote and retain seafarers and officers. That pressure peaked as fleet growth accelerated in the mid-Noughties. Hiring practices became particularly ...
Will 2015 see the Ballast Water Management Convention ratified?
Ballast Water Treatment Technology 2015
I hardly dare ask the question I asked last year: is this the year when the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) finally reaches its threshold tonnage? Maybe this time it will happen: the percentage ...
Concerns raised over US ballast policy
Ballast Water Treatment Technology 2015
A key document that informed US policy on ballast water management contained errors, some of its authors have admitted in a letter sent in March to Regina McCarthy, administrator of the US Environmental ...
Britannia rules the waves once more
Passenger Ship Technology 2nd Quarter 2015
On 20 December 2010 the keel of 143,730gt Britannia was laid at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard. The UK£473 million (US$706 million) ship was launched on 14 February 2014 and christened by ...
Do not dismiss cybersecurity as science fiction
Tanker Shipping & Trade April/May 2015
This month’s digest pages detail the coming together of Intertanko, BIMCO, the International Chamber of Shipping and Intercargo to address the major cybersecurity issues faced by the shipping industry. ...
Two year old tankers are inefficient claims new study
Tanker Shipping & Trade April/May 2015
A study of the design efficiency of new ships, commissioned by Seas At Risk and Transport & Environment, has found that tankers built in 2013 were on average 8 per cent less fuel efficient than those ...
New era for R&D with Global Research and Innovation Center in Singapore
Singapore Solutions news desk 28 April 2015
Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) held a press conference on 20 April in Singapore to promote the activities of its new Global Research and Innovation ...
Wärtsilä launches new innovative AHTS vessel design at Sea Asia exhibition
RMM Corporate news news desk 21 April 2015
A new AHTS (Anchor Handling Tug Supply) vessel design is being launched by Wärtsilä at this year’s Sea Asia exhibition held in Singapore from April 21 to 23. The focus of the new design ...
Singapore celebrates 50 years’ progress
Singapore Solutions 2015
2015 is a special year for Singapore as it celebrates the 50th anniversary of its independence in 1965. In March the city-state’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew passed away. He was the main driving ...
Foss upgrades ice towing capabilities
Tug Technology & Business 1st Quarter 2015
Foss Maritime has a history of working in Alaska spanning decades, and has been operating in the Russian Arctic region since 2003. Historically the company’s activities in Alaska have centred around ...
Tug sector embraces era of change
Tug Technology & Business 1st Quarter 2015
From both a technology and a business perspective, the tug sector continues to prove itself to be dynamic, innovative and interesting. The pace of technology development at least matches, and probably ...
No 1: Kommer Damen’s concept finds favour offshore
RMM Corporate news Industry Leaders December 2014
As a journalist attending shipping exhibitions you are often presented with spec sheets and literature about a huge number of new designs. More often than not you never hear about those designs again, ...
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