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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 ...
Svitzer strengthens Middle East and UK operations
Tug Technology & Business 1st Quarter 2015
Maersk Group subsidiary Svitzer has secured two valuable pieces of business in the Middle East. Since 2005 the company has been operating at the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Idku, Egypt, but ...
Oil price decline has changed everything
Offshore Support Journal Conference & Awards Supplement 2015
Geir Sjurseth’s presentations at the annual OSJ conference and awards event are always keenly awaited. Mr Sjurseth, who is managing director and global head of offshore finance at DVB Bank SE, noted ...
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 ...
The oil price means its not business as usual
Tanker Shipping & Trade February/March 2015
Everyone is asking when the International Energy Agency expects oil prices to rise. How high will they rise? What will happen next? Despite drops and price corrections roughly every 10 years since the ...
Oil price fails to dampen industry leading event
Offshore Support Journal Conference & Awards Supplement 2015
The oil price may have fallen by more than 50 per cent since the 2014 Annual OSJ Conference Awards & Exhibition took place, but enthusiasm for the event reached an all-time high this year, with well ...
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 ...
Carisbrooke takes new fuel regulations in its stride
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery News desk 24 March 2015
Our first three months of Emission Control Area operation have run without a hitch," says Carisbrooke Shipping CEO Robert Wester. "We put this down to careful preparation supported by the skill ...
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 ...
Pioneers create roadmap for unmanned shipping
Marine Electronics & Communications February/March 2015
We are at the dawn of the intelligent ship era, as shipowners are investing in vessel monitoring technology, and suppliers are developing ways to remove the crew. There are predictions that ships will ...
Wärtsilä set to acquire L-3’s marine business
Marine Electronics & Communications February/March 2015
Wärtsilä Corp is in the process of acquiring the Marine Systems International (MSI) business of L-3 Communications. The transaction base purchase price is €285 million, but could be reduced ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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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