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Aker Wayfarer wins five-year contract from Petrobras
Offshore Support Journal November 2014
Aker Solutions’ subsidiary Aker Oilfield Services (AKOFS) has won a contract worth US$465 million over five years from Petrobras to provide subsea intervention services offshore Brazil from Aker ...
HempaGuard has traction in the tanker community
Tanker Shipping & Trade October/November 2014
Larger vessels see the biggest benefit from HempaGuard, says Claes Skat-Rørdam, marketing manager for fouling control at Hempel. Since viscous effects account for more than 70 per cent of a ship’s ...
Financial support for decommissioning infrastructure at Lerwick
Offshore Support Journal November 2014
The Scottish Government and Highlands and Islands Enterprise are to provide support for significant new quay infrastructure at Port of Lerwick in the UK. “Shetland is bidding to become a global ...
A resurgent Danish fleet is poised for growth
Tanker Shipping & Trade October/November 2014
Make no mistake, the last few years have been extremely tough for Danish companies. Some owners have gone under, and others forced to merge operations. Some others have just exited the tanker business. ...
Marpol deadline dominates Fuels, Lubes & Emissions Technology Conference
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery news desk 30 October 2014
Day one of the Fuels, Lubes & Emissions Technology Conference saw a range of lively and thought-provoking discussions and debate from an array of international speakers, panellists and delegates. Held ...
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 ...
OSV demand set to rebound
RMM Corporate news News desk 13 October 2014
Offshore vessel demand is set for a rebound, with oil and gas operators moving more sanctioned projects into development phase and more drilling rigs joining the global fleet from 2015. Singapore Management ...
Bajpaee and Bugbee to be recognised at November tanker conference in London
RMM Corporate news News desk October 2014
Tanker Shipping & Trade will be recognising the achievements of two of the industry's most impressive figures at this year's Tanker Shipping & Trade Conference, November 19 - 20, London. Robert ...
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 ...
LNG shipping celebrate its 50th anniversary
LNG World Shipping September/October 2014
By any yardstick the progress made in the buildup to the discharge of the first commercial cargo of LNG – by the 27,400m3 Methane Princess at the UK’s Canvey Island terminal on 12 October 1964 ...
What’s new in LNG technology
LNG World Shipping September/October 2014
Qatar completes jetty boil-off gas capture project The 10-year, US$800 million programme launched by Qatar Petroleum to recover boil-off gas generated during ship loading operations at Ras Laffan has ...
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. ...
Trouble from on high – lifting and dropped object incidents
Offshore Wind Journal 3rd Quarter 2014
As the designated person ashore as defined by chapter 4 of the International Safety Management Code (ISM Code) for a company that operates windfarm service vessels (WFSVs), I spend much of my time investigating ...
New code could make monopiles less expensive
Offshore Wind Journal 3rd Quarter 2014
The design guidance used for monopiles for offshore wind turbines originates in the offshore oil and gas sector. It was developed primarily for use with foundations for jacket-type structures, where piles ...
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, ...
Energy efficient freshwater generation
Passenger Ship Technology 3rd Quarter 2014
With bunker fuel costs still at historically high levels and likely to remain so for some time to come, passenger shipowners and operators are naturally keen to install the most energy efficient systems ...
Big ships and new alliances spark US port competition
Container Shipping & Trade 3rd Quarter 2014
The combined trends of larger shipping alliances and ultra large container ships have boosted intra-regional competition between ports on the US West Coast. A knock on effect of these twin drivers is the ...
top 20 container ports
Container Shipping & Trade 3rd Quarter 2014
1. Shanghai Throughput 2013: 33,639,500 teu – up 3.41 per cent on 2012 (32,529,000 teu) The Chinese behemoth gateway of Shanghai maintained its position as the world’s busiest container port ...
Efficiency and reliability drive new design for CalMac
Passenger Ship Technology 3rd Quarter 2014
Scottish ferry operator CalMac Ferries will be introducing a new ropax vessel in September that is particularly innovative when it comes to propulsion and the design of its bow. The 116m long Loch Seaforth, ...
Fuel switching requires a change in crew practices
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery /FL&ET 2014
Managing the switch to fuels with a maximum 0.1 per cent sulphur is something that crews on vessels trading to EU ports were obliged to learn back in January 2010. At the time, the new lower limit was ...
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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