Tanker Shipping & Trade
Nikolas Tsakos elected Intertanko chairman
Nikolas Tsakos elected Intertanko chairman
Tanker Shipping & Trade news desk 14 November 2014
Tsakos Energy Navigation’s president and chief executive officer Nikolas Tsakos is the new chairman of industry association Intertanko. He succeeds Graham Westgarth, who is stepping down after ...
Why operators are struggling to navigate ecdis
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 ...
MarFlex is making inroads into the American inland market
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 ...
FKAB adds canal restriction  variant to gas-fuelled design
FKAB adds canal restriction variant to gas-fuelled design
Tanker Shipping & Trade October/November 2014
Swedish group FKAB has introduced a variant of its T24 design that has a narrower beam and shallower draught than other versions. FKAB is one of a growing number of design houses that have introduced ...
Societies innovate for inland  and coastal requirements
Societies innovate for inland and coastal requirements
Tanker Shipping & Trade October/November 2014
Russian Register of Shipping is involved in a tanker construction project that uses designs created specifically for Black Sea operations. Palmali Group ordered five New Armada-class 7,150 dwt ...
Maintaining excellence in a tight market
Maintaining excellence in a tight market
Tanker Shipping & Trade October/November 2014
In late 2013 the Wallem Group established Wallem Europe in Hamburg as the group's headquarters in the region. The Bergen office was closed and all of its vessels under management transferred to the ...
Viewpoint: Jonathan Silver, shipping finance partner, Norton Rose Fulbright (Hong Kong)
Viewpoint: Jonathan Silver, shipping finance partner, Norton Rose Fulbright (Hong Kong)
Tanker Shipping & Trade October/November 2014
A quick glance at the Hong Kong Shipping Register shows that there are a significant number of tankers flying the Hong Kong flag. Hong Kong-based managers such as Fleet Management Ltd and Associated ...
China vies with Japan for chemical tanker orders
China vies with Japan for chemical tanker orders
Tanker Shipping & Trade October/November 2014
It is well known that China wants to exercise greater control over its crude oil imports. Fifty-four VLCCs are on the newbuilding orderbook, of which 32 have been contracted by Chinese ownership ...
HempaGuard has traction in the tanker community
HempaGuard has traction in the tanker community
Tanker Shipping & Trade October/November 2014
Larger vessels see the biggest benefit from HempaGuard, says Claes Skat-Rørdam, marketing manager for fouling control at Hempel. Since viscous effects account for more than 70 per cent of a ...
A resurgent Danish fleet  is poised for growth
A resurgent Danish fleet is poised for growth
Tanker Shipping & Trade October/November 2014
Make no mistake, the last few years have been extremely tough for Danish companies. Some owners have gone under, and others forced to merge operations. Some others have just exited the tanker ...
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