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Norvestor acquires majority shareholding in PG Group
Offshore Support Journal November 2014
One of the best known suppliers of bulk-handling systems for offshore vessels is now majority owned by a fund. Norvestor VI LP, a fund advised by Norvestor Equity AS, has signed an agreement to invest ...
World’s largest LNG-fuelled PSV approaching completion
Offshore Support Journal November 2014
What will soon be the largest LNG-powered platform supply vessel (PSV) afloat is currently nearing completion at Kleven Verft in Norway. When delivered in November 2014, Rem Eir will begin a three-year ...
Enforcement concerns are top of owners’ worries
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery October/November 2014
Once sulphur emissions are limited to their new maximum of 0.1 per cent in emission control areas (ECAs) from 1 January 2015, enforcement will be “an overarching issue,” warned Roger Strevens, ...
BWMC edges closer to completion
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery October/November 2014
Two more flag states ratified IMO Ballast Water Management Convention in October, bringing the legislation closer to entering into force. First, Japan deposited its instrument of accession to the convention ...
Why operators are struggling to navigate ecdis
Tanker Shipping & Trade October/November 2014
Solas regulations on the mandatory carriage of ecdis will come into force from 1 July 2015 for all tankers over 3,000 dwt, apart from permitted exemptions. The amendments to the Solas Convention requiring ...
MarFlex is making inroads into the American inland market
Tanker Shipping & Trade October/November 2014
Areviving shortsea tanker market is driving interest in MarFlex deepwell electric pumps systems, especially in the 10,000–30,000 dwt range. In parallel, the company has won a succession of contracts ...
Marpol deadline dominates Fuels, Lubes & Emissions Technology Conference
RMM Corporate news 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 ...
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, ...
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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