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Clipper Vessels Certified by Lloyd’s Register

Kristian Morch (left) and Ian Revell.

Danish shipping company joins vanguard of ship operators using the 50001 energy management standard. On Friday in Copenhagen, Lloyd’s Register presented Clipper Fleet Management with ISO 50001 certification issued by LRQA, Lloyd’s Register’s provider of independent business assurance. “To us, the ISO 50001 certification is a valuable recognition and documentation that we’re doing the right things within fuel efficiency and energy management,” says Kristian Morch, Group CEO, Clipper Group. “Going through the certification process has made us further streamline our fuel efficiency management processes, and we see the certification as a natural step in our continuous focus on reducing our fuel consumption and environmental impact.” The ISO 50001 standard specifies requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy management system. It can be seen as a superstructure to the mandatory Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plans (SEEMP), a requirement by IMO (International Maritime Organization) and establishing a mechanism to improve the energy efficiency of a vessel. “It is clear that some leading companies can see the value of adopting this ISO standard. 50001 helps with regulatory compliance and in demonstrating environmental actions. It also helps deliver bottom line savings

Algae-X Standard Equipment on All New Nordic Tugs

Algae-X International has announced its agreement with Nordic Tugs, to integrate the Algae-X Fuel Decontamination Technology into the fuel systems of the company's diesel-powered vessels. Mr. Shelton is incorporating Algae-X technology with traditional filtration to fulfill his goal of providing owners of Nordic Tugs with maximum reliability systems. Algae-X provides Optimal Fuel Quality and Peak Engine Performance and prevents fuel filter clogging and engine failure.

Nordic Tankers Joins Nordic Exchange

Nordic Tankers, a Danish shipping company, has its starting point back in 1984. The company cooperates with many other companies within the international shipping industry. Nordic Tankers is Listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange joins the Industrials Sector on the Nordic Exchange. Nordic Tankers has experienced a significant growth in terms of earnings and capital. The earnings raised in connection to the listing on the Nordic Exchange will be used to develop the company further

Nordic Tankers Marine Chooses Transas Marine Course


Nordic Tankers Marine (Denmark) has chosen Transas Marine solutions for the ECDIS Training of its officers. Transas Marine has supplied 35 sets of Transas ECDIS Computer Based Training to Nordic Tankers Marine. Mr. Hanus Mikkelsen, Director Marine HR, Nordic Tankers Marine says: 'Training is a key element in transition to ECDIS. All our officers attend 5-days ECDIS generic training course ashore and now ECDIC CBT from Transas will be a perfect supplement to enhance the users' knowledge

Minesto Develops Simulator for Underwater Vehicles

Deep Green’s 8-shaped path on a sphere made with the HAMoS simulator. The Deep Green power plant is released in the current and finds its position on the trajectory where it operates stable.

Nordic marine energy technology company Minesto has developed a simulator to aid the development of its Deep Green marine power plant. According to Minestro, Deep Green is the only marine power plant that is able to cost efficiently produce electricity from low velocity tidal and ocean currents. The simulator has been developed in-house by Minesto’s own research and development department, and is in essence based on two existing open source programs: one for commercial flight

Nordic Shipholding Salvation Re-structuring Plan Agreed

Nordic Shipholding tankship: Image courtesy of Nordic Shipholding

Nordic Shipholding has entered a conditional restructuring agreement with Nordic Maritime, who will take over Nordic Ship Holdings debt of about  US$ 58,000,000. The company inform that after the restructuring it will be a tonnage provider in the product tanker segment and the objective is to grow the fleet. The five 37,000 dwt handy-size vessels will remain in commercial management with Maersk, where they participate in the Handytankers Pool

Nordic American Tanker Shipping to Buy Another

Nordic American Tanker Shipping Ltd. announced that the Company has agreed to acquire its tenth Suezmax vessel, a 150,000 dwt double-hull tanker built in a first class Far Eastern shipyard in 2003, for a purchase price of $80.9 million. The vessel is expected to be delivered from the seller no later than November 2006. The new vessel will be operated in the spot market or on spot market-related charters, like eight of our current nine vessels.

GAC Bunker Fuels Expands in Norway

GAC Bunker Fuels Limited has announced the opening of its newest office - in Bergen, Norway - in a move to further strengthen its marine fuel and lubricant trading operation across the Nordic region.   The Bergen office will be responsible for the trading of all grades of marine fuel and gas oil, as well as the full range of lubricant products, for domestic and international customers operating across Nordic waters and beyond

NAT Drops 10%

Prices 8.13 Mln Public Share Sale at Discounted $8/Share   Nordic American Tanker (NAT) opened this morning on the stock exchange down more than 10% (Down $0.85 to $8.025/share in late morning trading) after saying it has priced a 8.13 million public offering at $8 per share, an almost 10% discount to Thursday's closing price.   The company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,218,750 common shares

Nordic Maritime Exercises Option to Subscribe Further Shares

In light of the development of Nordic Shipholding A/S's cash position, as announced by the company in company announcement no. 11/13 published on December 13, 2013, Nordic Maritime has informed the company that it will exercise the option granted to Nordic Maritime in the conditional restructuring agreement entered into between the company and Nordic Maritime on 22 November 2013, to subscribe further shares against a cash payment to the Company of $2 million at completion of the restructuring

Wärtsilä Propulsion for LNG Bunker Vessel

The Wärtsilä 34DF engine

A new 5,800-cubic-meter LNG bunker and feeder vessel, being built for Sirius Veder Gas AB at Royal Bodewes, Hoogezand, in the Netherlands, will be powered by a Wärtsilä propulsion solution. Wärtsilä, who received the contract in September

Nordic Tankers joins forces with Borealis Maritime

NordicMarianne. Photo: Nordic Tankers A/S

 Nordic Tankers and Borealis Maritime Ltd has announced the intention to form a jointly held company, Crystal Nordic A/S – a strong player in the short-sea, ice class chemical tanker trade in the Baltic and North-Western European market.  

Nordic American Tankers Ups Nordic American Offshore Stake

Image by Nordic American Offshore Limited

Nordic American Tankers (NAT) has increased its shareholding in Nordic American Offshore (NAO) in an effort to shore up investor confidence in the latter.   NAT bought 1,521,300 shares increasing its stake to 6,018,280 shares — 26.5% of NAO’s total shares for $9.5m, or $6

Available: 300 Free Systems; Wanted: 300 Ships

Which will be the first 300 ships in the world to test and validate Sea Traffic Management (STM) with updated systems free-of-charge?   As the shipping domain is takes steps in information technology, the STM Validation Project aims to demonstrate the STM concept in large-scale test

Imtech Bankrupt, Parts Sold to Investors

Dutch engineering services company Royal Imtech has been declared bankrupt and its Marine and Nordic divisions are being sold to private investors, the company and its administrators said on Thursday.   Imtech, which employs 22,000 people in 35 countries and has annual sales of roughly 4

Imtech Sheds More Businesse Units

Banks sell Imtech Traffic & Infra; sale of Imtech Germany launched. The administrators and creditors of collapsed Dutch engineering services firm Royal Imtech pressed on with the forced sale of its businesses to raise funds to settle its bills.

Hanssons Increase Stake in NAT

Tanker shipping firm Nordic American Tankers Limited (NAT) announced that chairman and CEO, Herbjorn Hansson, and his family have increased their holding in the company.    According to NAT, a company owned by Herbjorn Hansson and his son, Alexander, yesterday bought 100

IUMI Sees Challenges Amidst Growth


The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) unveiling its annual statistical report on the marine insurance market   Global premiums for 2014 amount to USD 32.6bn. Although a 3.2% reduction on the 2013 figure, converting local currencies to a single US dollar figure was impacting on

Sanctioned Shipyard Hopes for Icebreaker Deals

On a sunny day on the Helsinki seafront, sparks fly from steel welding at the bustling Arctech shipyard, which seems insulated from Finland's economic recession as it strives to meet an order book that stretches into 2017. The world's biggest manufacturer of icebreakers

SSL, Streamlines Join Forces in Nordic, Baltic Regions

Joachim Lagerstedt, Managing Director, Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics

  StreamLines, a specialist carrier between Europe and the Caribbean and from the Caribbean, Colombia and Costa Rica to Europe, has appointed Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics as its agent in Norway, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.  

Suezmax Tanker Delivered to NAT

Nordic American Tankers Limited (NAT) has today taken delivery of the first of two recently purchased secondhand Suezmax tanker vessels.   NAT announced in July that it had agreed to acquire two 2010-built ships for delivery in September and October 2015

Nordic American Tankers Declares Dividend


  The Board of Nordic American Tankers Limited has declared a cash dividend of $0.38 per share to shareholders of record October 29, 2015. The dividend is expected to be paid on or about November 12, 2015.   The 3Q2015 earnings report is expected to be released Wednesday November 11

NAT Adds Two More Tankers

Nordic American Tankers Limited (NAT) has taken delivery of the second of two Suexmax tankers recently purchased secondhand.   The shipper announced in July that it had entered an agreement to acquire two 2010-built ships for delivery in September and October 2015

Greenpeace Activists Divert Helsinki-bound Coal Ship

Alppila. Photo by ESL Shipping Ltd

 The environmental activist group Greenpeace managed to board and get a coal-carrying freighter on its way from St. Petersburg to change its course before arriving to Helsinki harbour.   A Greenpeace activist has scaled the 155m long bulk carrier, Alppila

UPS Plans $184 Mln Facility at London Gateway

Photo: DP World London Gateway

UPS announced plans to construct a new 32,000-square-meter package sorting and delivery facility at the DP World London Gateway logistics site in the south east of England. At close to $184 million, this project constitutes one of UPS’s largest infrastructure investments outside of the

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