As the energy profile of the U.S. continues to improve and evolve daily, fresh debate in favor of exporting oil and gas products -- which would have a significant impact on the U.S. Maritime Trade -- are gaining steam. A new report from the Government Accounting Office (GAO) will surely add fuel to the "export oil" fire now, as GAO reports that U.S. consumers could save on gasoline if the ban on crude oil exports were lifted, even if such a move creates uncertain environmental risks. Allowing more domestic fuel to reach the global energy market would probably boost the national economy and ease the U.S. trade deficit, but other implications are less clear, the GAO said. Many analysts predict that erasing the export ban would boost global fuel supplies by millions of barrels of crude oil daily and that consumers would benefit, said the report. "Removing crude oil export restrictions is likely to increase domestic crude oil prices but decrease consumer fuel prices," the report says. (Staff & Reuters)
The planned changes to Australia’s shipping laws would cause a 93% loss of Australian seafaring jobs a new report says. More than nine in 10 domestic seafarers will lose their jobs if the Abbott government's plan to relax shipping regulations passes Parliament, report written by the Australia Institute suggests. Less than 100 seafarers would remain in employment out of a current workforce of 1177, according to a report written by the Australia Institute
Research and Markets has added "Ship Building & Repair (Asia)" report to their offering. The new report includes an analysis of the top 1000 companies in the field, including Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Daehan Shipbuilding, Ihi Marine United. This report provides a detailed overview of the Ship Building & Repair (Asia) market and delivers a comprehensive individual analysis on the top 1000 companies
Jeppesen has launched updated versions of its Voyage and Vessel Optimization Solution (VVOS) and FleetManager software. VVOS Version 2.3 voyage optimization product is enhanced by incorporating Emission Control Area (ECA) boundaries and adding restricted RPM zones. FleetManager Version 1.4, a shoreside fleet management product, also features improved performance analysis and reporting tools. Jeppesen FleetManager 1
New report covers market trends to 2019 for global offshore support vessel (anchor handling, towing and supply vessel, platform supply vessel, multipurpose service vessel, crew vessels, standby and rescue vessels, others) The global offshore support vessel market is expected to grow owing to the need to satisfy rising marine logistics demand. The lucrative and high-investment areas of offshore regions such as North Sea, U
Chevron Corporation announced today that Rhonda I. Zygocki, executive vice president, Policy and Planning, has elected to retire from the company after 34 years of outstanding service effective Feb. 1, 2015. The company also said it is making new reporting assignments for several executives. "Over the course of her career, Rhonda made many significant contributions to our business and distinguished herself as one of our most versatile and proven leaders," said John Watson
Intergraph Corporation announced the newest version of its advanced IntelliShip(r) software for shipbuilding. The 6.0 version of IntelliShip provides new capabilities and enhancements in ship molded form design, manufacturing planning, structural manufacturing and drawings along with improved performance in these respective areas. The IntelliShip 6.0 release, available now, represents Intergraph's continued commitment shared with clients and
New report indicates Increased activity in the Russian Arctic requires better cooperation between Russian & Norwegian ports The report “Development of marine Russian-Norwegian trade facilities in Northern Norway” has studied the development potential for the main ports of northern Norway. The report is written by Norwegian Akvaplan Niva and the St. Petersburg company Gecon, with support from the Norwegian Barents Secretariat and Maritime Forum
A new report maps the regulations and industry standards applicable to maritime operations in the offshore wind sector of Denmark, the U.K., Germany and the Netherlands. The report, which was drawn p by DNV GL for the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA), focuses on the need to harmonize the regulations of the offshore wind industry. Harmonized regulations in the maritime area could contribute to the competitiveness of shipowners and eliminate any unnecessary administrative burdens.
The Department for Transport (DofT) must become a keener advocate for UK ports, urges the Transport Committee, in a new report looking at policy for improving road and rail access to ports. Launching the report, Louise Ellman, Chair of Transport Committee, said: “The Department has brought forward a new high-level strategy on ports, but ministers must now provide more detail about how it will be implemented to prioritise the removal of constraints to port development caused by
Piracy and armed robbery at sea has fallen to its lowest levels since 1995, despite a surge in kidnappings off West Africa, according to a new report from the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB).
Piracy and armed robbery at sea has fallen to its lowest levels since 1995, despite a surge in kidnappings off West Africa, according to a new report from the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB). IMB’s global piracy report shows 98 incidents in
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched a new report: “Supply Chain, Port Infrastructure and Logistics Study” for offshore wind development in the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in India. This study is a significant step forward in preparing a roadmap for
Risk Intelligence launches new service providing overview of operational and regulatory risks of privately contracted maritime security in West Africa Maritime operations in West Africa are affected by threats from piracy and other maritime crime
There exist serious flaws in U.S. infrastructure funding practices that hinder the maintenance and improvement of American ports and harbors, according to a new report, “Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund: Broken or Misused?” released by the Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure (Aii)
RMS has published a new report examining the current state of cargo modeling in the marine market, and providing a new cargo-specific approach to the assessment of vulnerability and port accumulation. The report “Marine Cargo Catastrophe Modeling: Navigating the Challenges
The shipping industry saw its safest year in a decade in 2015, according to a new report from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), though 85 total losses reported worldwide last year, down from 88 in 2014 and well below the 10-year average of 123.
At the annual Seatrade Cruise Global 2016 conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, classification society DNV GL introduced a new form of reporting that revolutionizes survey reporting for fleet managers. The newly structured report defines safety barriers and trends
Classification society DNV GL introduced a new form of reporting that it claims revolutionizes survey reporting for fleet managers. The newly structured report defines safety barriers and trends, using DNV GL's experience with barrier management in the offshore oil and gas industry.
The life of seafarers is never straightforward, and as a new report from the Swedish Club shows, the hazards and job complexities they face are very much dependent on the type of vessel they find themselves crewing. In P&I Claims Analysis, published this week
With a spate of big new projects coming on stream in the next few years, Australia is soon expected to become the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) says that Australia is
The need of the hour is consolidation of container ship lines order to regain profitability and to overcome financial struggles, consulting firm AlixPartners says in a new report. The report says that an increased supply of vessels, coupled with the introduction of giant ships
A U.N.-blacklisted North Korean shipping company continues to evade sanctions through its use of foreign-flagged ships, name changes and other means of obfuscation, according to a new report by United Nations monitors. The U.N. Security Council's Panel of Experts on North Korea
Seaports are seeing a steady rise in waterborne cargo volumes according to new numbers from U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s report. Overall, 2014 freight tonnages increased 3.1 percent over 2013 totals. The Corps of Engineers’ Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center tracks the commercial
Methanol has a "historic opportunity" as a marine fuel, according to a new report published today by research group FCBI Energy. Despite having many attributes that make methanol an attractive, low-emissions marine fuel, it has sometimes been overlooked in policy and industry