It's All in the Planning
Continuing voracious demand for mined materials in China, India and other developing nations has led to an associated requirement for increased bulk terminal capacity for both export by suppliers and import by users. Whether developing an existing facility or building from scratch it is imperative that any scheme is planned in advance from engineering, commercial and operational perspectives in order to deliver maximum value to the customer.
Alfa Laval Debuts Inline Scrubber Design
Alfa Laval’s PureSOx exhaust gas cleaning system platform now includes an inline scrubber design: I-design. “Through open-loop, closed-loop and hybrid arrangements, PureSOx can be suited to any vessel’s sailing profile,” says René Diks, Manager Marketing & Sales, Exhaust Gas Cleaning at Alfa Laval. The inline scrubber design, or I-design, builds directly upon PureSOx technology, providing an additional alternative for vessels with more complex structural needs.
Transas ECDIS Passes New IHO & IEC Standards
Transas Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS has passed all DNV-GL tests according to the new IHO & IEC standards. The new generation of the Transas ECDIS complies with the latest…
RINA Launches Competence Management System Certification
International classification society RINA Services has launched a new Competence Management System certification which it says helps ship owners and managers to…
Fugro to Survey off Equatorial Guinea
Fugro has been awarded a contract by Ophir Equatorial Guinea (Block R) Limited for the provision of survey services for the development of large scale assets and infrastructure offshore Equatorial Guinea. Under the contract Fugro will deploy three of its specialist vessels - Fugro Searcher, Fugro Scout and Fugro Frontier – to perform autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) surveys as well as geotechnical, environmental and metocean surveys.
Horizon Awarded for GORDHEAD Software
Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. of Bayou La Batre, Ala., has been presented with the 2015 “Innovator of the Year” award by the Mobile Alabama Chamber of Commerce for Horizon was recognized for its GORDHEAD collaboration software aiming to revolutionize the way shipbuilders and other manufacturers conduct business. Horizon described GORDHEAD as its new “brain” for management and supervision to improve communication by more easily sharing problems and quickly arrive at collaborative solutions.
Indonesia Ferry Hits Trouble, 97 Rescued
Almost 100 people were rescued when a ferry sailing towards Singapore from the Indonesian island of Batam hit a floating object and reportedly started to sink, authorities in the city-state said.
Hoegh LNG Q3 Profits Disappoints
Oslo-listed Hoegh LNG, whose floating plants turn liquefied natural gas (LNG) into gas, reported on Monday third-quarter earnings below forecasts and offered a dividend of $0.10 as expected.
Thyssenkrupp Bids for Australian Sub Contract
German industrial group Thyssenkrupp has submitted an offer to the Australian government for a contract to build stealth submarines potentially worth tens of billions of euros…
Torm Orders Four Tankers in $200 mln Deal
Danish shipping company Torm has signed an order for four fuel-efficient LR2 (long-range) product tanker vessels from Guangzhou Shipyard International in China for $200 million. The shipyard is expected to deliver the vessels between the fourth quarter of 2017 and the second quarter of 2018. The agreement includes the option to buy up to six more vessels within the LR2, LR1 or MR (medium-range) segment with delivery in 2018 and 2019.
Europe-Bound Diesel Diverted to Asia
At least two tankers redirected to Singapore; Vitol floating storage vessel also heading East. Diesel cargoes which had planned to discharge in a heavily-supplied…
Ferreira Quits Petrobras
Murilo Ferreira quit as chairman of Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA, the state-controlled oil company said on Monday, without disclosing the reason for his decision. Ferreira had been on a leave of absence since Sept. 14, and Nelson Carvalho replaced him on an interim basis. In a securities filing, the company known as Petrobras said Carvalho would stay in that position until the board convened to elect a new chairman.
Australia Moves Forward its Submarine Program
Evaluation of Australia’s Future Submarine program proposals will now commence with all three potential international partners submitting their proposals in full…
Top 10 Cyber Security Issues for Oil & Gas Industry
(Press Release) With the exploitation of new cost-effective operational concepts, use of digital technologies and increased dependence on cyber structures, the oil…
Wärtsilä Sternguard In-Water Serviceable Seal Launched
Wärtsilä, the marine and offshore industry's leading solutions and services provider, introduces an innovative new seal that can be fully serviced underwater, without setting up a habitat. The new Sternguard In-Water Serviceable Seal is the first product of its kind on the market, offering customers increased uptime and lifecycle efficiency. Wärtsilä Sternguard In-Water Serviceable Seal is a fully split, underwater serviceable seal that minimises overhaul downtime and costs.
Australia Submarine Program Enters Next Phase
Evaluation of Australia’s Future Submarine program proposals will now commence with all three potential international partners submitting their proposals in full, Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne announced. “The Government’s Competitive Evaluation Process remains on schedule with Defence receiving submissions from DCNS of France, TKMS of Germany, and the Government of Japan by the 30 November 2015 closing deadline,’’ Senator Payne said.
ESL Orders LNG-fueled Bulker following Transport Deal with SSAB
ESL Shipping Ltd and the steel company SSAB have signed a long-term frame agreement covering SSAB’s inbound raw material sea transports within the Baltic Sea and from the North Sea. The purpose of the agreement is to enable mutual, long-term gains in efficiency and to reduce overall logistics costs, while simultaneously making raw material logistics as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible.
Opportunities for Shipping from Decarbonisation Through Windpower
As the interconnector of global trade shipping facilitates every other part of the economy, and decision making around low-carbon pathways in other transport modes and industries will both influence and constrain decarbonisation in shipping. Whatever the outcomes at UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris the shipping sector faces a huge challenge of rapid decarbonisation. Clear emission reduction goals and unequivicol leadership is essential.
Marintec China Indicates Growth
Marintec China exhibition has grown by 14% since its last edition to cover 80,000 sq m with over 2,000 exhibiting companies from 34 countries defying the talk of a slowdown in China and its hard-hit shipyards. The two years since the last Marintec China event have not been the easiest for the Chinese maritime industries or the world of shipping in general. It is Asia’s largest maritime event it is also the second largest in the world.
MV Miner Cleanup Complete
The Cape Breton community is celebrating after the last scraps of a rusting shipwreck were finally hauled from the shores of Scatarie Island. Nova Scotia Lands has been overseeing the cleanup work removing the final remnants of the ill-fated MV Miner from Scatarie Island off Cape Breton. "This vessel was a concern for environmental, for safety, for economics,” said Nova Scotia Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan. Antigonish contractor R.