Tanker Shipping & Trade
Private equity participation in marine transport is a positive
Private equity participation in marine transport is a positive
Tanker Shipping & Trade August/September 2014
When you consider whether you like private equity, please remember that it has helped to cushion the losses that shipping lenders and owners suffered during the recent depression. If it had not been ...
Production ships should be designed for longer lifespans
Production ships should be designed for longer lifespans
Tanker Shipping & Trade August/September 2014
Floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels are designed specifically for the project each will be deployed on for most of the lifetime of the vessel. Considerations include the ...
Rina delivers class supervision for Eni FPSO duo
Rina delivers class supervision for Eni FPSO duo
Tanker Shipping & Trade August/September 2014
Italian class society RINA provides vendor inspections, site supervision, simulations of the mooring and subsea layout, quality certification audits, and evaluation of the hydrostatic and ...
Preventing downtime through design and fatigue assessment
Preventing downtime through design and fatigue assessment
Tanker Shipping & Trade August/September 2014
Class societies provide valuable services for assuring that floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels are designed for the environment in which they will be deployed. For oil ...
Unlocking Middle Eastern finance requires care
Unlocking Middle Eastern finance requires care
Tanker Shipping & Trade August/September 2014
Column inches in the trade and financial press have been devoted to American private equity funding for fleet expansion, but another abundant source is available – but only if you know how to ...
All the elements of tanker operations in context
All the elements of tanker operations in context
Tanker Shipping & Trade August/September 2014
After six successful years focusing purely on the safety side of the business, Riviera’s tanker conference is diversifying its content. Safety remains a pillar of the event, but now attention ...
Repair and a revised focus have rejuvenated DDW
Repair and a revised focus have rejuvenated DDW
Tanker Shipping & Trade August/September 2014
Khamis Juma Buamim was recruited from Conoco Phillips in 2010 to first rescue and then stabilise Drydocks World (DDW). DDW’s troubles began in 2007, when, buoyed by the shipping boom, it ...
Bahri’s combined approach offers platform for growth
Bahri’s combined approach offers platform for growth
Tanker Shipping & Trade August/September 2014
In April 2012, the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (NSCSA) announced a plan to restructure and expand its activities to become one of the world’s largest shipping ...
Self-sufficiency is the hallmark of the Middle East fleet
Self-sufficiency is the hallmark of the Middle East fleet
Tanker Shipping & Trade August/September 2014
It is consolidation time for Middle East fleets. Owners are receiving the last deliveries of state-of-the-art VLCCs, product and chemical tonnage. The deliveries make the region’s tanker fleets ...
London is strengthening its global connections
London is strengthening its global connections
Tanker Shipping & Trade August/September 2014
A useful barometer of investor sentiment in the shipping industry is law firm Norton Rose Fulbright’s annual “The Way Ahead Survey”. This is based on feedback from clients of its ...
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