An ISO Standards New Year’s Resolution:
As a maritime compliance auditor in the field, I’m often called upon to explain the ISO’s (International Standards Organization) approach to continual improvement which says a company shall establish, implement and maintain documented objectives and targets at each relevant function and level within the organization. This is only a requirement of the ISO’s “E” or environmental standard. To get to the…
Kerssens Joins Van Aalst Marine & Offshore
Mario Kerssens has joined the CargoMaxx team at Van Aalst Offshore & Marine, as Manager Business Development, starting the 1st of January 2012. After serving the…
HHI Names Two Newbuilding VLCC's
Hyundai Heavy Greets New Year with the Simultaneous Naming Ceremony of Two 318,000 DWT VLCC. Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s biggest shipbuilder, hailed the New Year by naming two 318…
LR Safety Alert: Working Over Water
Safety alert: Working over water – Lloyd’s Register’s Golden Rules and Instructions for health and safety. Applicabilty: Owners, operators, shipyard managers and site controllers. The Lloyd’s Register Group has published a set of Health and Safety Golden Rules which our employees must follow to keep themselves, and those people around them, safe. Some of these Rules, together with our Instructions, are related to working over water, in particular the conduct of boat transfers.
MOL: Supporting Typhoon Relief Efforts in Philippines
MOL Training Ship Spirit of MOL Transports Aid Supplies; Volunteer Work on Site. MOL President Koichi Muto announced that its training ship, the Spirit of MOL (*1) has delivered aid supplies to Misamis Oriental Province on Mindanao Island, the Philippines, which suffered severe damage from typhoon Sendong (International name: Washi) in mid-December. The ship carried supplies provided by MOL, its group company Magsaysay MOL Marine, Inc. (*2) and the Philippine government.
GL Garrad Hassan Opens Cape Town Office
To support the developers and financiers of South Africa's burgeoning wind power industry GL Garrad Hassan opened its first office in the Rainbow Nation, in Cape Town on 1 January 2012.
Dubai Maritime City’s Business District Launched
H.H. Sheikh Ahmed receives Golden Anchor to commemorate Dubai Maritime City’s Business District launch. Commercial development of the City to be completed by 2014. Dubai Maritime City (DMC), the world class facility for furthering maritime business, has posted revenues worth USD 25 million in 2011 and this is expected to expand further by 15 percent during 2012. The Business District of the multi-purpose…
Hansen Delivers OPTIFLOAT for Princess
Knud E. Hansen USA LLC delivers a comprehensive Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis for trim management onboard the Princess Cruises Grand Class Vessels. As part of an ongoing cooperation with Onboard NAPA Ltd., Knud E. Hansen USA has provided CFD analysis covering a large range of trim/draft/speed conditions for numerous ship owners to be used in the Onboard Napa Loading Computer-Optifloat Module.
Gibdock Quickly Repairs Pullmantur Zenith
Gibdock’s growing reputation as one of the leading cruise ship repair and refurbishment centres in the Mediterranean has been enhanced by the docking of the 42,255 gt, 1992-built Pullmantur Zenith. The vessel arrived in Gibraltar on November 7th for work that had to be completed within tight time constraints and left on schedule on November 20th, en route to Brazil for its next cruise itinerary. Gibdock was tasked with renewing the rudderneck bushes…