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ICS identifies lessons from Somali piracy
Offshore Support Journal April 2014
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the principal global trade association for shipowners, recently issued a paper* drawing on the shipping industry’s experience of Somali-based piracy during ...
Banker says market is a belter – but urges caution
Offshore Support Journal April 2014
Addressing delegates at the Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference and Awards in London in February, Geir Sjurseth, managing director and global head of offshore finance at DVB Bank, gave a hugely ...
Sembcorp Marine achieves double milestones
Singapore Solutions 2014
Sembcorp Marine reached a significant milestone in its development in November 2013 with the opening of its new Sembmarine Integrated Yard @ Tuas. It is the largest integrated shipyard in Singapore and ...
Growing role for class in floating offshore wind projects
Offshore Wind Journal 1st Quarter 2014
Classification societies working in the offshore wind sector say they are seeing steady growth in demand for their services, despite ongoing concerns about support for offshore wind, particularly in Europe, ...
Bubble and ultrasonic technology explored
Tanker Shipping & Trade February/March 2014
Bubble technology has plenty of potential to enhance chemical carrier design and operations. Not only is there the prospect of reducing hull friction through the use of bubbles, but bubbles also improve ...
New props power ferry to award
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery February/March 2014
Installing propellers in place of waterjets on a New York-based fast ferry won its operator an environmental award at the 2013 International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans in October. The commuter ferry ...
Gains claimed for technology combination
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery February/March 2014
Combining propeller technologies from more than one company can yield savings, believe researchers at the government-backed VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. They investigated the potential benefit ...
Product developments create room to manoeuvre
Passenger Ship Technology 1st Quarter 2014
Passenger vessel operators are demanding better fuel efficiency, improved passenger comfort and enhanced levels of manoeuvrability from their propulsion plant suppliers. The pace of technical development ...
Shell insights on LNG bunkering
LNG World Shipping March/April 2014
LNGWS: To date Shell has been to the fore amongst the international oil companies (IOCs) in promoting the use of LNG as a marine bunker fuel and as a heavy goods vehicle fuel. Why is this so? Lauran Wetemans: ...
Shipmanagers find a natural home
Singapore Solutions 2014
In 2013 Thome Ship Management celebrated 50 years in Singapore. Thome is thus one of the forerunners in the growth of a shipmanagement scene that has become a major part of Singapore’s maritime hub. ...
Contracts placed for next-generation turbines
Offshore Wind Journal 1st Quarter 2014
February 2014 saw Alstom sign its first export contract for an offshore wind turbine. The deal was signed with Deepwater Wind in the US to supply the Haliade 150-6MW. Alstom has signed a contract to supply ...
Efficiency and alternative fuels are driving new orders
Tanker Shipping & Trade February/March 2014
Tanker designers have developed fuel-efficient chemical carrier designs incorporating alternative fuels and efficient engines in response to growing demand for eco ships. High bunker prices have led owners ...
VSAT capacity to triple as 33 satellites are launched
Passenger Ship Technology 1st Quarter 2014
Up to 33 high throughput satellites (HTSs) are planned to be launched over the next three years, significantly increasing worldwide VSAT capacity available to shipping and other sectors. According to a ...
Ports gear up for LNG bunkering
LNG World Shipping January/February 2014
Developments are underway at a number of ports worldwide to provide the specialist bunkering infrastructure required to support the operation of LNG-powered vessels. The solutions being adopted are as ...
Technology enables more remote oil developments
Norwegian Solutions 2013
Norwegian companies bring subsea, drilling and floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel expertise to West Africa. A recent example is Aker Solutions’ contract award from French oil ...
Bendable TVs unveiled
Marine Electronics & Communications February/March 2014
The world’s first bendable TVs were presented at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas by Samsung and LG Electronics. Both companies have developed high definition visuals on a wide screen ...
New technology is more than a passing trend
Container Shipping & Trade 1st Quarter 2014
Many companies today do not have a Big Data strategy. And many senior leaders have yet to grasp the significance of what seems to be purely a technology wave. But the hype is hiding the emergence of a ...
Koden unveils compass and sonar equipment
Marine Electronics & Communications February/March 2014
Koden Electronics Co has introduced a new GPS compass and a black box sonar to its range. The ESR-S1BB sonar and echosounder has a wider detection area and enables transducers to be equipped on transoms ...
The evolution of size benefits new eco feeders
Container Shipping & Trade 1st Quarter 2014
The feeder sector has gone into 2014 on a positive track, giving a boost to smaller shipyards which concentrate on the new feeder eco designs. Greek owners, in particular, see this as a niche area to break ...
Norwegian designs are a step-up for West Africa
Norwegian Solutions 2013
Late 2012 and early 2013 saw two companies with interests in West Africa opt to order Norwegian designs, the first being a pair of platform supply vessels (PSVs), the latter an advanced subsea inspection, ...
Ballast water countdown begins
Ballast Water Treatment Technology 1st Quarter 2014
Shipowners have been given some breathing space after the IMO Assembly 28th session adopted the resolution proposed by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 65) earlier in 2013. This recommended ...
Ballast water crunch time
Ballast Water Treatment Technology 1st Quarter 2014
Container ship operators have been given some breathing space after the IMO Assembly 28th session adopted the resolution proposed by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 65) earlier in 2013. ...
Agreement for new Saudi offshore vessel construction yard
RMM Corporate news OSJ conference 2014
Offshore support vessel builders Fincantieri and Zamil Offshore have signed a ‘heads of agreement’ at Riviera Maritime Media’s Offshore Support Journal (OSJ) Conference in London to co-operate ...
Conference provides forum for future subsea developments
RMM Corporate news OSJ conference 2014
More communications and co-operation are needed to develop subsea vessel technology to new levels and train engineers to operate them. This was one of the conclusions at Riviera Maritime Media’s ...
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