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PSVs worst hit in North Sea market
Offshore Support Journal June 2015
Broker Seabrokers says vessel owners in the North Sea continue to have a tough time, with conditions well and truly in the favour of charterers. “The PSV sector has been the worst hit,” said ...
Bourbon puts vessels into layup
Offshore Support Journal june 2015
Christian Lefèvre, chief executive officer of Bourbon, says market conditions “remain difficult” but says that the company has proactively responded to customers’ requirements ...
Researchers collaborate to enhance transmission
Offshore Wind Journal 2nd Quarter 2015
Among the large number of companies and academic institutions involved in the sector at present, RES Offshore is working with the University of Southampton to design new cables that it believes could “revolutionise” ...
P&I cover offshore: what you need to know
Offshore Wind Journal 2nd Quarter 2015
P&I clubs provide mutual indemnity cover to shipowner and charterer members against third-party liabilities arising out of the management and operation of their entered ship. P&I cover responds ...
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 ...
Simrad launches E5024 ECDIS System
Marine Electronics & Communications /ECDIS news desk 8 May 2015
Simrad has launched its new Simrad E5024 ECDIS system, an IMO type approved navigation device aimed at the commercial shipping markets. The Simrad E5024 ECDIS system is an IMO type-approved navigation ...
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 ...
After boom and bust, a return to normality?
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery April/May 2015
Those readers who attended the first day of the recent Marine Propulsion Conference in London will know that, as part of the event, I gave a presentation entitled ‘The market for marine engines and ...
US ballast policy ‘based on errors’
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery April/May 2015
A key document that informed US policy on ballast water management contained errors, some of its authors have admitted in a letter to Regina McCarthy, administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency ...
Cospas-Sarsat is enhanced with new meosar satellites
Marine Electronics & Communications April/May 2015
The electronic position indicating radio beacon (epirb) has for many years been a life saver for seafarers. The international Cospas-Sarsat system that detects distress beacons operating at 406 MHz provides ...
China cruise building – a matter of when, not if
Passenger Ship Technology 2nd Quarter 2015
One of the big questions posed at the recent Cruise Shipping Miami convention was whether Asia might grab a much bigger slice of the cruise ship construction business that is currently a staple of shipyards ...
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 ...
Bigger and bigger – the beat goes on
Container Shipping & Trade 1st Quarter 2015
The delivery of 19,100 teu CSCL Globe – the largest box ship in the world at time of writing – has hit headlines across the world and highlights the race among ocean carriers for even bigger ...
A quarter in box shipping
Container Shipping & Trade 1st Quarter 2015
December 2014 • Evergreen Line joined up with Cheng Lie Navigation to launch a new China-Philippines service. Operating two 1,000 teu vessels, one from each carrier, the weekly service has the following ...
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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