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Start-up had its own, unique challenges to deal with
Offshore Support Journal September 2014
Natalia Bikkenina, vice president, human resources, joined Ceona in September 2011 and has more than 20 years of HR experience in international and emerging markets. Prior to joining Ceona, she was HR ...
ROVs – where would we be without them?
Offshore Support Journal September 2014
Well over a third (339) of the International Marine Contractors Association’s approximately 970 member companies in more than 60 countries are members of the association’s remote systems and ...
Power and versatility stand out from tug orderbook
Tug Technology & Business September 2014
Demand for traditional towage workhorses has suffered somewhat from the impact of greatly improved navigational aids and berthing technology, which allow many larger vessels to dock, without the aid of ...
Ocean towage goes the distance
Tug Technology & Business September 2014
TOWING all manner of vessels and objects over long distances on coastal and often international voyages poses particular operational and safety challenges. There has always been a demand for towing barges ...
Tanker industry adjusting to new commercial realities
Tanker Shipping & Trade August/September 2014
A recurrent theme in this issue of Tanker Shipping & Trade is how the industry is adapting to today’s altered commercial and technical landscape. The topic finds powerful expression in the interview ...
Volatile freight rates fuel hedging solutions
Container Shipping & Trade 3rd Quarter 2014
Freight forwarders and container carriers have identified freight rate volatility as the key driving force behind alternative contract mechanisms as well as the potential for increased use of hedging. ...
Ethiopian recruits are dependable and adaptable
Container Shipping & Trade 3rd Quarter 2014
Hamburg Süd, Peter Döhle and Reederei Nord rank among a long list of container companies that have taken or expressed an interest in taking graduates from the Ethiopia Maritime Training Institute ...
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, ...
Communications should be widely available and free
Marine Electronics & Communications August/September 2014
Communications through voice, text and e-mail has become an essential service for seafarers who work for weeks away from their loved ones. Seafarers should receive free onboard communications to contact ...
Pure LNG concept for cruise is launched
Passenger Ship Technology 3rd Quarter 2014
Rolls-Royce has launched a pure LNG concept for the cruise sector. Titled Sapphire Blue, the design is aimed at the luxury segment. Oskar Levander, vice president for innovation in marine engineering ...
Private equity participation in marine transport is a positive
Tanker Shipping & Trade August/September 2014
When you consider whether you like private equity, please remember that it has helped to cushion the losses that shipping lenders and owners suffered during the recent depression. If it had not been for ...
Buckypaper and nanotubes will revolutionise ship design
Marine Electronics & Communications August/September 2014
There could be a time when ships are not constructed using cables, but with structures that are conductive, yet stronger and lighter than steel. Cabling could be made redundant if ships were constructed ...
Fuel switching requires a change in crew practices
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery /FL&ET 2014
Managing the switch to fuels with a maximum 0.1 per cent sulphur is something that crews on vessels trading to EU ports were obliged to learn back in January 2010. At the time, the new lower limit was ...
Abatement solutions increase their operating envelope
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery /FL&ET 2014
As stricter marine regulation on emissions comes closer to taking effect, a number of new fuel abatement solutions have entered the marketplace. These also show the importance of energy efficiency, as ...
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 ...
Rolls-Royce on a gas silver cloud
LNG World Shipping July/August 2014
Richard Bowcutt, Rolls-Royce senior vice president for business development and marketing, summed up perfectly the reason for his company’s recent press event in Norway in the final technical presentation. ...
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 ...
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 ...
Will floating turbines dominate offshore wind?
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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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