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Owners must not be forced to monitor fuel
Marine Electronics & Communications April/May 2015
Shipowners and managers are likely to be pressurised into providing fuel consumption or emissions data to the European Union well before there is any industry-wide agreement. The EU will expect shipowners ...
Still many ECDIS issues to resolve
Marine Electronics & Communications April/May 2015
A major shift in the enforcement of the mandatory carriage of ecdis is coming. For the first time owners of large fleets of operating ships need to comply with the IMO regulations, which should mean a ...
Marine Propulsion Conference analyses global market and regulation
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery News desk
Discussions of the global market and environmental compliance dominated day one of the 2015 Marine Propulsion Conference, which attracted high-profile speakers and delegates from across the shipping industry. Held ...
Norwegian shipowners face future challenges
Norwegian Solutions news desk 13 April 2015
The Norwegian Shipowners’ Association (NSA) has published a new report, Navigating in a New Climate, giving its outlook for the Norwegian maritime industry and setting out the challenges that it ...
Recovery will come but downturn could be a long one
Offshore Support Journal April 2015
GulfMark Offshore announced its results for the three and 12-month periods ending 31 December 2014 in February 2015. Revenue for the fourth quarter exceeded the company’s revised guidance, and revenue ...
Tanker owners prepare for July ECDIS deadline
Tanker Shipping & Trade /ECDIS 2015
Tanker operators have to be proactive in deploying ECDIS on their ships and training officers to use these systems effectively. Under IMO mandatory carriage regulations, all tankers of more than 3,000gt ...
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 ...
Celebrating Singapore's long maritime heritage
Singapore Solutions 2015
The celebration of Singapore’s 50th anniversary of independence is a good opportunity to explore how far it has developed as a maritime hub, especially in the years since it became independent but, ...
Innovative walk-to-work vessel starts work
Offshore Support Journal April 2015
Kroonborg was named at the port of Delfzijl in The Netherlands and is due to start work shortly helping to maintain manned and unmanned platforms and gas productions wells in the southern North Sea. The ...
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 ...
HIG capital to invest US$1 billion in stainless steel tankers
Tanker Shipping & Trade February/March 2015
"What really drew us to this segment was the cash-flow generation we saw even during the bad times,” says HIG capital managing director Ahmed Hamdani, explaining the US$800 million the venture ...
ABB unveils newest Azipod thruster to growing electric propulsion market
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery News Desk 25 March 2015
ABB has introduced a new addition, Azipod D, to its range of Azipod electric propulsion offering. ABB’s gearless Azipod propulsion system is already used by cruise vessels, icebreakers, ice-going ...
Numbers, numbers, numbers – LNG carrier fleet statistics never fail to enthral
LNG World Shipping March/April 2015
In the 10 years since the first issue of LNG World Shipping was published, 404 LNG carriers (LNGCs) have been ordered and 292 have been delivered. The magazine has emerged during the busiest, by far, ...
What price the Polar Code?
LNG World Shipping March/April 2015
A new opportunity has opened for liquefied natural gas carriers (LNGCs) as thawing Arctic ice offers quicker, more cost-effective transits between North America, Asia and Europe via the Northwest Passage ...
Meyer Werft reveals plans for Turku shipyard
Passenger Ship Technology 1st Quarter 2015
GERMANY based shipyard Meyer Werft has been busy on a number of fronts throughout 2014. It has delivered Quantum of the Seas to Royal Caribbean International (see pages 20-24 ), mounted all the blocks ...
Nearly all ballast tests have been invalid
Ballast Water Treatment Technology February/March 2015
In the decade since the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) was adopted in 2004, nearly all the tests carried out on treatment systems have been invalid, according to a recent paper. In an online ...
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 ...
Irish Ferries completes fuel changeover for sulphur directive
Passenger Ship Technology 1st Quarter 2015
IRISH Ferries’ decision to upscale its Dublin-Holyhead service with the introduction last year of additional tonnage, while also starting a new route between Dublin and Cherbourg, has been a clear ...
‘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 ...
Nor-Shipping Energy Efficiency Award
Norwegian Solutions news desk 05 February 2015
Get your entry in for the Nor-Shipping Energy Efficiency Award as the deadline for entries is approaching   For many years, Nor-Shipping has served as a strong platform for the promotion of environmentally ...
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, ...
Tanker Shipping & Trade Awards crown successful 2014 Conference
RMM Corporate news 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 ...
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 ...
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