Tanker Shipping & Trade

Articles & News sourced from RMM journals and websites

Ships may need retrofitting  to remain compliant
Ships may need retrofitting to remain compliant
Tanker Shipping & Trade February/March 2014
New safety requirements specifically for chemical carriers, including amendments to the IBC Code, are coming into force this year. Classification societies have advised tanker operators to ensure ...
Ship managers flow into tankers
Ship managers flow into tankers
Tanker Shipping & Trade February/March 2014
Several leading third party ship management companies have operations in Singapore and include tankers among their fleets. In 2013 Thome Ship Management celebrated 50 years in Singapore. Thome is ...
A global tanker hub
A global tanker hub
Tanker Shipping & Trade February/March 2014
Leading international tanker owner and operator AET has the largest of its operating offices in Singapore. AET has a fleet of 75 tankers comprising 50 Aframax, 13 VLCCs, four Suezmax, two shuttle ...
Composite upgrade  makes sense
Composite upgrade makes sense
Tanker Shipping & Trade February/March 2014
Spare parts are an important income stream for any equipment maker, and pumps are no exception to this. Some owners prefer OEM spares, while others opt for the cheapest available. John Kozel, ...
Electric-drive pumps extend for FPSO service
Electric-drive pumps extend for FPSO service
Tanker Shipping & Trade February/March 2014
Wärtsilä Svanehøj and Marflex have each developed electric-drive pumps for FPSO use but have had to overcome a problem not faced by Frank Mohn, which has been active in the offshore ...
Power choice argument still unsettled
Power choice argument still unsettled
Tanker Shipping & Trade February/March 2014
It has been almost seven years since Finnish research organisation Deltamarin produced its comparative study of hydraulic and electric deepwell pumps that came down firmly in favour of the latter ...
Designing to meet the  API 610 standard
Designing to meet the API 610 standard
Tanker Shipping & Trade February/March 2014
Pump manufacturers are increasingly being asked for pumps that comply with the latest API 610 standard. API 610 is a standard developed by the American Petroleum Institute, a US trade body that ...
Trade changes prime pumps for a boost
Trade changes prime pumps for a boost
Tanker Shipping & Trade February/March 2014
Changes in pump technology or design are rare events these days. That is probably just as well for ship operators, given that they are having to cope with a tsunami of new regulations and associated ...
Videotel offers visual aids for cleaning
Videotel offers visual aids for cleaning
Tanker Shipping & Trade February/March 2014
More and more shipowners understand that they are able to switch from dirty to clean cargoes to take advantage of better freight rates if tank cleaning is prepared and organised properly. Equally ...
Finding the right blend for effective tank cleaning
Finding the right blend for effective tank cleaning
Tanker Shipping & Trade February/March 2014
The chemical and physical properties of the previous cargo determine the tank cleaning process because all of the residues remaining on board (ROB) after the previous cargo is discharged must be ...
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