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Investment in IT improves tanker productivity
Marine Electronics & Communications December/January 2014/15
Tanker owners should invest in better IT and communications systems to maximise the use of operational information to boost vessel productivity and reduce operating costs. Robert Bugbee, Scorpio Group ...
Robotics gives superhuman strength to shipbuilders
Marine Electronics & Communications December/January 2014/15
Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has developed wearable robotic RoboShipbuilder suits for workers at its South Korean yards. The shipbuilder wants to take vessel production to the next ...
Dramatic turnaround sees yard win more wind work
Offshore Wind Journal 4th Quarter 2014
Since being opened in 1983, Drydocks World Dubai has carried our repair work on more than 750 vessels and 150 rigs whilst completing 70 newbuild projects and converting a large number of floating platforms ...
IMCA documents – gospel or guidance?
Offshore Wind Journal 4th Quarter 2014
Recently, whilst on holiday, I had the opportunity to discuss the state of the world with a Mormon missionary. The conversation evolved over coffee and pancakes to whether the Bible should be interpreted ...
Ten steps forward and one back as the LNG bandwagon rolls on
LNG World Shipping November/December 2014
Probably because they are so unusual, the setbacks suffered by proposed LNG projects tend to linger long in the mind. There is a tendency to think, when reading about the recent decision by GDF Suez and ...
What’s new in LNG technology
LNG World Shipping LPG supplement 2014
Tank insulation keeps boil-off rate at new low The 155,000m3 spherical tank LNG carrier Seishu Maru recorded a cargo boil-off gas (BOG) rate of 0.08 per cent per day during gas trials prior to delivery ...
2M boost for Maersk
Container Shipping & Trade 4th Quarter 2014
With the 2M vessel sharing agreement (VSA) between Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) given the green light by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) at the beginning of October, a major part ...
No 1: Kommer Damen’s concept finds favour offshore
Offshore Support Journal 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, ...
Hong Kong Shippers’ Council calls for the end of surcharges
Container Shipping & Trade 4th Quarter 2014
The Hong Kong Shippers’ Council is currently focused on six matters of concern, according to executive director Sunny Ho. These are the business environment of the Pearl River Delta (PRD), freight ...
No. 4 : Malaysian builder wants to be world’s largest
Offshore Support Journal OSJ Industry Leaders December 2014
Datuk Tiong Su Kouk has held a majority shareholding in Nam Cheong Dockyard since 1999, when he assumed an active role in the management of the company. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the ...
Costa Diadema is built on Carnival Dream platform
Passenger Ship Technology 4th Quarter 2014
On 10 December 2012 construction began of 132,500gt Costa Diadema at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard. The first building block, weighing 504 tonnes and measuring 15.7m beam and 29m length, was laid ...
Conference hears predictions on Chinese and Indian oil trades
Tanker Shipping & Trade news desk 24 November 2014
China and India will account for about 35% of global oil trade in the next ten to fifteen years, despite China’s commitment to increasing the use of clean power and renewable energy. Harald Lone, ...
Tanker Shipping & Trade Awards crown successful 2014 Conference
Tanker Shipping & Trade 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 ...
Doug Woodyard
RMM Corporate news desk 21 November 2014
With great sadness Riviera Maritime Media reports the passing of Doug Woodyard earlier this week following an illness. Doug Woodyard was editor of Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery from 2003 until ...
Time for real change in tanker vettings
RMM Corporate news News desk 20 November
It is time for a paradigm shift in vetting processes of tankers as owner are inundated in inspections from different oil major charterers. Intertanko technical expert Ajay Gour told delegates at Riviera ...
BC Ferries' CEO says LNG is the fuel of the future
Passenger Ship Technology 4th Quarter 2014
The use of LNG as fuel is a pivotal part of British Columbia Ferry Services’ strategy, with its chief executive and president Mike Corrigan calling it a game-changer. Earlier this year the British ...
Dynamic Power Breakdown Analysis
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery October/November 2014
The factors that affect a ship's dynamic performance are complex, but tools are emerging to help resolve them, says Henrique Pestana, head of ship design at ABB Marine.   Many stones have now been ...
Chevron launches lubes for low-sulphur fuels
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery October/November 2014
Chevron Marine Products has developed a lubricant that it says will provide “the ultimate in protection for continuous distillate fuel use.” It describes its Taro Special HT LF as a high-performance ...
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 ...
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. ...
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, ...
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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