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Owners are “optimistically pessimistic”
Offshore Support Journal March 2015
When newbuilds on both sides of the Atlantic are delivered straight into layup, or ‘into stack’ as our colleagues in the US put it, you know that the market is in a bad way, but then it is ...
Oil price could rebound if capacity is cut too far
Offshore Support Journal March 2015
The oil price is in danger of rebounding to levels of US$200 or more unless billions of dollars are invested into developing new fields, despite the pressure on oil companies to make deep cutbacks in response ...
Quantum of the Seas leaps forward
Passenger Ship Technology 1st Quarter 2015
It has taken five years from initial design to delivery of the Project Sunshine concept, now sailing as 168,666gt Quantum of the Seas, for Royal Caribbean Cruises brand Royal Caribbean International. Once ...
‘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 ...
Pioneers create roadmap for unmanned shipping
Marine Electronics & Communications February/March 2015
We are at the dawn of the intelligent ship era, as shipowners are investing in vessel monitoring technology, and suppliers are developing ways to remove the crew. There are predictions that ships will ...
Wärtsilä set to acquire L-3’s marine business
Marine Electronics & Communications February/March 2015
Wärtsilä Corp is in the process of acquiring the Marine Systems International (MSI) business of L-3 Communications. The transaction base purchase price is €285 million, but could be reduced ...
Multraship orders three more
Tug Technology & Business News desk 13 February 2015
Dutch salvage and towage operator Multraship has ordered three more azimuthing stern drive (ASD) tugs to further expand its European fleet. Two of them will be Damen ASD 3212 type vessels and will be sisters ...
Signet continues newbuilding initiative
Tug Technology & Business News desk 13 February 2015
US-based Signet Maritime’s ninth ASD tug in less than four years is now in service. The 30 tonne bollard pull Signet Vigilant was constructed at Signet Shipbuilding & Repair in Pascagoula, Mississippi, ...
Quantum’s new generation mooring ropes boost energy efficiency
Passenger Ship Technology 1st Quarter 2015
When it comes to mooring, a new generation of DNV GL type approved HMPE ropes are being used for the first time on Quantum of the Seas (see pages 20-24). The 24 coils of Acera Amundsen 44mm ropes from ...
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 ...
What’s new in LNG technology
LNG World Shipping January/February 2015
Robert Allan unveils LNG-fuelled tug design Vancouver-based naval architect Robert Allan Ltd has developed a fresh approach to the design of LNG-fuelled tugs which it calls its RANGLer concept. LNG-powered ...
What’s new in small-scale LNG
LNG World Shipping January/February 2015
Moerdijk introduces LNG bunkering Moerdijk became the second port in the Netherlands, after Rotterdam, to handle vessel LNG bunkering operations when it fuelled Danser Group’s container-carrying ...
LUKOIL Marine supplies the world’s largest container vessel from MSC
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery News desk 15 January 2015
With the launch of the MSC OSCAR, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) sets a new record: with its 19,224 TEU capacity, the latest addition to the MSC family is the largest container vessel ever built1. ...
Nominations open for 2015 Marine Propulsion Awards
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery December/January 2014/15
After the success of the inaugural awards, launched for the 2014 Marine Propulsion conference, more categories have been introduced for 2015. An independent judging panel, with expertise across all the ...
3D printing offers shipping a whole new dimension
Tanker Shipping & Trade December/January 2014/15
In 2012 The Economist proclaimed that 3D printing represented ‘the third industrial revolution.’ Today the industry is worth US$4 billion and is registering a 60 per cent annual growth rate, ...
VOC recovery standards to be tightened in Norway
Tanker Shipping & Trade December/January 2014/15
Classification societies have developed specific class notation for tankers designed to load crude offshore and shuttle cargoes to nearby terminals. Notations are tailor-made for bow loading from single-point ...
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
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, ...
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 ...
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, ...
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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