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Abran brand is catching on
Norwegian Solutions 2015
A key component of Team Norway in the shipping sphere is the Associacão Brasileira dos Armadores Noruegeses (Abran, or Norwegian Shipowners’ Association). Ricardo César Fernandes is ...
Team Norway keeps spirits high
Norwegian Solutions 2015
The so-called Team Norway was busy last year trying to keep up spirits and do the best for the Norwegian business community operating in the South American country in a very difficult business environment. ...
China shipyards target small to mid-scale LNG carriers
LNG World Shipping May/June 2015
More Chinese shipyards are building capacity to diversify into small to mid-scale LNG carrier construction – despite warnings from analysts that capital expenditure cuts by oil companies could slow ...
Nordic star shines on LNG supply chain
LNG World Shipping May/June 2015
Scandinavia is one of the fastest-growing LNG markets in Europe, taking the lead in promoting gas as marine fuel and an industrial and domestic energy source. Regulatory pressures have accelerated the ...
It’s a question of confidence
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 ...
FOCAL ERRV Design for Statoil Field
Offshore Support Journal news desk 13 May 2015
A 65m DP2 emergency response and rescue vessel (ERRV) of the FOCAL 552 design by Focal Marine & Offshore has been selected by UK operator Sentinel and has won a long-term contract for the Statoil Mariner ...
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 ...
Surveyor Interceptor completes first project
Offshore Support Journal May 2015
Acompletely new type of subsea technology developed by companies in Haugesund, north of Stavanger, was used commercially for the first time in March 2015 when Gassco used a Surveyor Interceptor remotely ...
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 ...
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 ...
Market rationalisation gathers pace
Tug Technology & Business 1st Quarter 2015
Two of the market leaders in the harbour towage sector in northern Europe, Kotug International and Royal Boskalis Westminster, are planning to merge their operations in this region. A memorandum of understanding ...
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 ...
‘Give us certainty to ensure growth’ say leaders
Offshore Wind Journal 1st Quarter 2015
Talk of long-term funding certainty dominated the agenda item at Scottish Renewables’ Offshore Wind and Supply Chain Conference at the end of January, as the sector stood poised for the results of ...
German capacity exceeds 1GW – another 1.3GW completed but not connected
Offshore Wind Journal 1st Quarter 2015
German offshore wind power capacity exceeded the 1 gigawatt (GW) level at the end of 2014, with a total capacity of 1,049 megawatts (MW) feeding into the German grid. According to figures from Deutsche ...
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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