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Dynamic measurement solutions in LNG custody transfer
LNG World Shipping July/August 2014
Current levels of uncertainty in LNG tanker custody transfer operations, combined with the increasing volumes being transferred, still represent a significant fiscal risk. Long-term LNG sale and purchase ...
LNG carriers in the news
LNG World Shipping July/August 2014
• Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) sold its LNGC fleet as part of a restructuring plan to secure liquidity and reduce the financially troubled company’s debt ratios. A consortium comprised of IMM ...
Innovation, the secret of De Hoop's success
Offshore Support Journal July 2014
Speaking to OSJ in June, Patrick Janssens, who took over De Hoop in a management buy-out several years ago, explained that yards in the De Hoop group currently have a number of projects underway for clients ...
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 ...
Remote-operated deployment system could reduce costs
Offshore Support Journal July 2014
Deep Blue Engineering UK Ltd, which specialises in engineering design and development for the marine, oil and gas and renewable energy industries, has introduced the Shuttle Sub – a new type of lifting ...
US breaks into bunkering
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery June/July 2014
“The marine industry is more usually a follower, not a market leader,” said Jensen Maritime vice president Johan Sperling, “but in the case of LNG bunkering supply, we are really breaking ...
ABB rethink power distribution for OSVs
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery June/July 2014
Offshore support vessels need to be able to take on high seas without smashing into the platform they are servicing, pointed out Ismir Fazlagic, global product manager at ABB. But this often requires running ...
The current regulatory approach needs revamping
Tanker Shipping & Trade June/July 2014
We are not seeing enough action or encouragement for the industry to make step changes in operational efficiencies and to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions to enable the capture of net environmental ...
10-year-old VLCCs can sell for US$49 million
Tanker Shipping & Trade June/July 2014
A new order of VLCC owners has arisen. Investors have responded to calls for finance for vessel acquisitions, sensing that earnings can only move up in the current circumstances. The plethora of products ...
A perfect commitment to safety is essential
Passenger Ship Technology 2nd Quarter 2014
We live and operate in an age of ever more complex maritime design and equipment. These fantastic features range from coatings on the bottom of the hull to exhaust gas cleaning systems in the top of the ...
Remotely operated hull cleaning solution launches
Passenger Ship Technology 2nd Quarter 2014
GAC EnvironHull has launched HullWiper – a remotely operated diver-free underwater hull cleaning system. The solution uses brushless cleaning technology within a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to ...
Moxa reveals ecdis panel computer
Marine Electronics & Communications June/July 2014
Moxa has unveiled a DNV GL-approved panel computer for bridge systems. The MPC-2240 is a marine-grade, 24in touchscreen liquid crystal display panel computer, which is engineered specifically for ship ...
Navarino secures FleetBroadband contracts
Marine Electronics & Communications June/July 2014
Navarino is supplying FleetBroadband (FB) antennas and Inmarsat L-band airtime for two liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers operating in Norway. The FB500 antennas, from Japan Radio Co (JRC) will be fitted ...
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 ...
Entrepreneur sees bright future for Spinfloat
Offshore Wind Journal 2nd Quarter 2014
A telecoms engineer by training and an investor in renewable energy since 2001, Alain Delsuphexhe has built a number of successful businesses and believes that floating turbines will come to dominate the ...
New vessel could make use of new logistics concepts
Offshore Wind Journal 2nd Quarter 2014
The latest addition to A2SEA’s fleet, Sea Challenger, began its journey from Qidong shipyard in China to Denmark at the end of March and is due to start work this summer*. When the vessel does start ...
Damen, MTU and SVITZER will launch the world’s first RSD CNG tug in 2016
Tug Technology & Business news desk 27 June 2014
Three leading companies have teamed up to bring the first ever Reverse Stern Drive (RSD)® Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) tug to the market. Damen Shipyards of the Netherlands, German engine manufacturer ...
What the Turkish Commercial Code means for freight operators
Container Shipping & Trade 2nd Quarter 2014
With an average annual growth rate of 11.8 per cent in exports between 2005 and 2010, Turkey is among the economies that have increasing influence over global trade. The equivalent growth rate for the ...
C-Dragon evolves
Container Shipping & Trade 2nd Quarter 2014
DNV GL has upgraded its C-Dragon vessel design a year after launching it. The container ship design is specifically aimed at the intra-Asia region where competition is very strong between newbuilds and ...
Ulstein X-BOW leads the way
Norwegian Solutions 2013
One of the most distinctive designs to have emerged from Norway is the Ulstein Design X-BOW, with its innovative shape and lack of a bulbous bow. The design first appeared in 2006, since when more than ...
Quality assurance of DP vessels a key issue for oil majors
RMM Corporate news
Vessel assurance was highlighted as a key challenge for the offshore industry at Riviera Maritime Media's European Dynamic Positioning Conference. The event was held in association with C-Mar's Dynamic ...
Shipbuilders respond to stay competitive
Norwegian Solutions 2013
While shipbuilding in many northern European countries has ended or is struggling to survive, Norway has managed to retain a significant volume of activity. There are several reasons for this success. ...
World’s First LNG-Powered Tugboat Sails into service from Istanbul to Norway
Tug Technology & Business news desk 10 June 2014
M/T Borgøy, the world’s first tug to be fuelled by the much more environmentally friendly liquefied natural gas (LNG), designed by Norwegian Buksèr og Berging in-house team with the ...
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 ...
Liquid bulk niche specialists
Singapore Solutions 2014
SPI Marine, which is headquartered in Singapore, has a strong presence in chemicals, edible oils, lube oils, acids, biodiesel, LPG and petrochemical gases. It handles more than 10 million tonnes annually ...
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 ...
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