Tanker Shipping & Trade
VOC recovery standards  to be tightened in Norway
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 ...
Ulstein unveils X-Stern  concept for DP vessels
Ulstein unveils X-Stern concept for DP vessels
Tanker Shipping & Trade December/January 2014/15
Ulstein Group has created the X-Stern concept for aft sections of the hull to improve the operability of dynamically positioned (DP) vessels, including shuttle tankers and floating production storage ...
GAC offshore services prepare tanker for onwards voyage to Russia
GAC offshore services prepare tanker for onwards voyage to Russia
Tanker Shipping & Trade December/January 2014/15
When the Teekay oil tanker Stena Alexita dropped anchor off Helsinki on her way to the Russian Baltic port of Primorsk, GAC Finland was contracted to ready the vessel for the next leg of its ...
Northern routes offer opportunities and challenges
Northern routes offer opportunities and challenges
Tanker Shipping & Trade December/January 2014/15
About ten years ago Russia decided to open new terminals in the Baltic Sea. It started with a new oil terminal close to the port of Primorsk, from which export levels are now around 100 million tons ...
Norwegian owners are sought after partners
Norwegian owners are sought after partners
Tanker Shipping & Trade December/January 2014/15
Norway has featured strongly in positive developments over the last year, giving rise to cautious optimism that the extremely difficult period since the financial crash in 2008 is nearing its end. ...
Briefing: EnviroMarine
Briefing: EnviroMarine
Tanker Shipping & Trade December/January 2014/15
Since 2000, when the original EnviroMarine was launched, many other coating systems have been introduced into the market. Coatings relying on leaching oils have been found to be vulnerable to even ...
Brunel has taken a successful coating and made it better
Brunel has taken a successful coating and made it better
Tanker Shipping & Trade December/January 2014/15
Coatings specialist Brunel Marine Coatings Systems will launch an enhanced version of its EnviroMarine system in January 2015. The company says that its decision to invest in an extensive research ...
APC launches new eco lining at SMM
APC launches new eco lining at SMM
Tanker Shipping & Trade December/January 2014/15
Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC) has developed a new eco-friendly MarineLine 784 formulation. APC says that it has reduced the volatile organic compound (VOC) level of MarineLine 784 to only 30g per ...
How coatings companies are synchronising with yards
How coatings companies are synchronising with yards
Tanker Shipping & Trade December/January 2014/15
Coatings manufacturers are tailoring their products to suit the working methods of the various shipyard clusters. A case in point is Hempel, which has recently launched a high performance range of ...
Is it possible to verify fuel savings from coatings?
Is it possible to verify fuel savings from coatings?
Tanker Shipping & Trade December/January 2014/15
Speaking at the recent Tanker Shipping & Trade Conference International Paints business manager Trevor Solomon argued that it is possible to verify fuel savings from coatings independently and ...
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