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Oil price decline causes concern about order drought
Offshore Support Journal December 2014
Orders for offshore support vessels (OSVs), which have provided longstanding employment to many smaller shipyards, could be coming to an end if the oil price continues to fall. Confidence has been hit, ...
ROVOP invests £4 million in new headquarters and facilities
Offshore Support Journal December 2014
Subsea specialist ROVOP is investing more than £4 million in a new purpose-built headquarters including training facilities, a full remotely operated vehicle (ROV) underwater test facility and an ...
Owners selecting FiFi 2 and electric drives
Offshore Wind Journal December 2014
Challenges of tackling fires during recent offshore accidents have led to greater numbers of offshore support vessels (OSVs) being fitted with fire-fighting systems (FiFi) with higher pump and water capacity. ...
Greater crane capability means modules can be larger
Offshore Wind Journal December 2014
It might seem counterintuitive given the oft quoted belief that technology development in the offshore support vessel (OSV) industry is driven by the requirements of vessel operators’ end clients ...
New data method needed to crack congestion at ports
Container Shipping & Trade 4th Quarter 2014
We know from long experience that everyone involved in the shipping supply chain requires tailor-made information, rather than the haphazard data that is available for free or issued at a particular price. ...
Reefer operators box clever
Container Shipping & Trade 4th Quarter 2014
While container lines continue to benefit from most of the growth in the perishables trades, conventional reefer vessel operators have taken steps to protect their position through new vessel designs which ...
Costa Diadema is built on Carnival Dream platform
Passenger Ship Technology 4th Quarter 2014
On 10 December 2012 construction began of 132,500gt Costa Diadema at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard. The first building block, weighing 504 tonnes and measuring 15.7m beam and 29m length, was laid ...
Conference hears predictions on Chinese and Indian oil trades
Tanker Shipping & Trade news desk 24 November 2014
China and India will account for about 35% of global oil trade in the next ten to fifteen years, despite China’s commitment to increasing the use of clean power and renewable energy. Harald Lone, ...
Tanker Shipping & Trade Awards crown successful 2014 Conference
Tanker Shipping & Trade news desk 24 November 2014
The Tanker Shipping & Trade Awards have once again recognised the leading lights in the tanker industry, with Rajaish Bajpaee, CEO of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement being honoured with a Lifetime Achievement ...
LNG supply chain makes room for the floater contribution
LNG World Shipping Offshore LNG/November 2014
An indication of the current dynamism in the floating LNG sector is given by the difficulties encountered in pinning down the final facts and figures given in our 2014 Offshore LNG supplement (which ...
Doug Woodyard
RMM Corporate news desk 21 November 2014
With great sadness Riviera Maritime Media reports the passing of Doug Woodyard earlier this week following an illness. Doug Woodyard was editor of Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery from 2003 until ...
Time for real change in tanker vettings
RMM Corporate news News desk 20 November
It is time for a paradigm shift in vetting processes of tankers as owner are inundated in inspections from different oil major charterers. Intertanko technical expert Ajay Gour told delegates at Riviera ...
Adam LNG sets sail
LNG World Shipping News desk 18 November 2014
Oman Shipping Company's has taken delivery of the 162,000 cubic metres capacity Adam LNG. The vessel was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in Ulsan South Korea. It will operate worldwide with 25 ...
BC Ferries' CEO says LNG is the fuel of the future
Passenger Ship Technology 4th Quarter 2014
The use of LNG as fuel is a pivotal part of British Columbia Ferry Services’ strategy, with its chief executive and president Mike Corrigan calling it a game-changer. Earlier this year the British ...
Dynamic Power Breakdown Analysis
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery October/November 2014
The factors that affect a ship's dynamic performance are complex, but tools are emerging to help resolve them, says Henrique Pestana, head of ship design at ABB Marine.   Many stones have now been ...
Chevron launches lubes for low-sulphur fuels
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery October/November 2014
Chevron Marine Products has developed a lubricant that it says will provide “the ultimate in protection for continuous distillate fuel use.” It describes its Taro Special HT LF as a high-performance ...
Tanker grounding highlights ecdis navigation risks
Marine Electronics & Communications October/November 2014
Ship operators need to ensure the ecdis systems they install on vessels are not only operated correctly, but are also configured correctly. Otherwise, their valued assets could be grounded and founder, ...
DP should be part of vessel mission-specific systems
Marine Electronics & Communications October/November 2014
Dynamic positioning (DP) systems have been refined for specific vessel applications in the maritime and offshore sectors. They need to provide the control and redundancy that operators can rely on to deliver ...
The voyage ahead
Norwegian Solutions 2014
Norwegian ship system designers are at the forefront in developing new innovations to achieve further improvements in ship efficiency. Among the most prominent thinkers in this quest is Oskar Levander, ...
Training the world
Norwegian Solutions 2014
In 2014 and 2015 Seagull is producing a series of 10 new modules focusing on dry bulk shipping operations. The first of them, entitled Introduction to bulk carriers, imparts basic knowledge about bulk ...
Trailblazing LNG tugs highlight Sanmar’s capabilities
Tug Technology & Business September 2014
Over the past few years, Turkey’s Sanmar shipyard has built up an impressive reference list for its tugs, which are now in service around the world, and not just in Turkey and the Mediterranean. ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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