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Budget gives shipping a boost
Singapore Solutions 2015
The Singapore Government’s management of its economy continues to be focused on attracting investment and business to the city state. The budget in February maintained that position and it included ...
Singapore's MPA on a drive for sustainable development
Singapore Solutions 2015
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was created in 1996 following the passing of a Bill in Parliament. This said that the MPA would take over the functions of the Marine Department in the ...
Heading towards integrated navigation
Marine Electronics & Communications /ECDIS 2015
Ecdis manufacturers and suppliers have been innovative over the years, developing modern systems with high levels of functionality and human-machine interfaces. The main original equipment manufacturers ...
Five HMI issues to avoid
Marine Electronics & Communications /ECDIS 2015
An ecdis system is only as good as the interface it has with the user. Human-machine interfaces (HMIs) provide the link to the computer within ecdis and the display of the information. A well designed ...
Resource sharing could make Arctic operations safer
Offshore Support Journal April 2015
With the oil price where it is at the moment new exploration and production (E&P) activity in the Arctic isn’t at the top of the oil major’s ‘to do’ list, but when the oil price ...
Activity survey paints bleak picture of North Sea
Offshore Support Journal April 2015
Oil & Gas UK’s new report on offshore exploration, investment and production provides “striking evidence” of how rising costs, taxes and inadequate regulation have taken their toll ...
Tug sector embraces era of change
Tug Technology & Business 1st Quarter 2015
From both a technology and a business perspective, the tug sector continues to prove itself to be dynamic, innovative and interesting. The pace of technology development at least matches, and probably ...
Market rationalisation gathers pace
Tug Technology & Business 1st Quarter 2015
Two of the market leaders in the harbour towage sector in northern Europe, Kotug International and Royal Boskalis Westminster, are planning to merge their operations in this region. A memorandum of understanding ...
HIG capital to invest US$1 billion in stainless steel tankers
Tanker Shipping & Trade February/March 2015
"What really drew us to this segment was the cash-flow generation we saw even during the bad times,” says HIG capital managing director Ahmed Hamdani, explaining the US$800 million the venture ...
The oil price means its not business as usual
Tanker Shipping & Trade February/March 2015
by Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director at the International Energy Agency.   Everyone is asking when the International Energy Agency expects oil prices to rise. How high will they rise? ...
ABB unveils newest Azipod thruster to growing electric propulsion market
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery News Desk 25 March 2015
ABB has introduced a new addition, Azipod D, to its range of Azipod electric propulsion offering. ABB’s gearless Azipod propulsion system is already used by cruise vessels, icebreakers, ice-going ...
Carisbrooke takes new fuel regulations in its stride
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery News desk 24 March 2015
Our first three months of Emission Control Area operation have run without a hitch," says Carisbrooke Shipping CEO Robert Wester. "We put this down to careful preparation supported by the skill ...
Numbers, numbers, numbers – LNG carrier fleet statistics never fail to enthral
LNG World Shipping March/April 2015
In the 10 years since the first issue of LNG World Shipping was published, 404 LNG carriers (LNGCs) have been ordered and 292 have been delivered. The magazine has emerged during the busiest, by far, ...
What price the Polar Code?
LNG World Shipping March/April 2015
A new opportunity has opened for liquefied natural gas carriers (LNGCs) as thawing Arctic ice offers quicker, more cost-effective transits between North America, Asia and Europe via the Northwest Passage ...
Meyer Werft reveals plans for Turku shipyard
Passenger Ship Technology 1st Quarter 2015
GERMANY based shipyard Meyer Werft has been busy on a number of fronts throughout 2014. It has delivered Quantum of the Seas to Royal Caribbean International (see pages 20-24 ), mounted all the blocks ...
Nearly all ballast tests have been invalid
Ballast Water Treatment Technology February/March 2015
In the decade since the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) was adopted in 2004, nearly all the tests carried out on treatment systems have been invalid, according to a recent paper. In an online ...
Bigger and bigger – the beat goes on
Container Shipping & Trade 1st Quarter 2015
The delivery of 19,100 teu CSCL Globe – the largest box ship in the world at time of writing – has hit headlines across the world and highlights the race among ocean carriers for even bigger ...
A quarter in box shipping
Container Shipping & Trade 1st Quarter 2015
December 2014 • Evergreen Line joined up with Cheng Lie Navigation to launch a new China-Philippines service. Operating two 1,000 teu vessels, one from each carrier, the weekly service has the following ...
Irish Ferries completes fuel changeover for sulphur directive
Passenger Ship Technology 1st Quarter 2015
IRISH Ferries’ decision to upscale its Dublin-Holyhead service with the introduction last year of additional tonnage, while also starting a new route between Dublin and Cherbourg, has been a clear ...
‘Give us certainty to ensure growth’ say leaders
Offshore Wind Journal 1st Quarter 2015
Talk of long-term funding certainty dominated the agenda item at Scottish Renewables’ Offshore Wind and Supply Chain Conference at the end of January, as the sector stood poised for the results of ...
German capacity exceeds 1GW – another 1.3GW completed but not connected
Offshore Wind Journal 1st Quarter 2015
German offshore wind power capacity exceeded the 1 gigawatt (GW) level at the end of 2014, with a total capacity of 1,049 megawatts (MW) feeding into the German grid. According to figures from Deutsche ...
Nor-Shipping Energy Efficiency Award
Norwegian Solutions news desk 05 February 2015
Get your entry in for the Nor-Shipping Energy Efficiency Award as the deadline for entries is approaching   For many years, Nor-Shipping has served as a strong platform for the promotion of environmentally ...
No 1: Kommer Damen’s concept finds favour offshore
RMM Corporate news 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, ...
Tanker Shipping & Trade Awards crown successful 2014 Conference
RMM Corporate news 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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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