Azerbaijan Caspian Sea Shipping Company Submits Vessels Inspection Reports
The reports prepared for the first quarter of 2018 on the inspections of vessels of the Offshore Fleet of the Azerbaijan Caspian Sea Shipping Company have been submitted. According to the instruction of the administration of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping, the inspections of vessels were carried out by the inspectors. Baylar Aghayev and Rashad Shakarov who presented the results of the inspection provided the information on the violations found in the vessels.
Maersk Expands Online Platform Service Scope
Maersk Line takes further steps towards simplifying the supply chains of its customers by expanding the service scope on its online platform ship.maerskline.com to cover more major trades and addressing customers'pain points. The new scope on the platform will cover customers exporting from ports of Shanghai and Ningbo in Eastern China and Qingdao in North China, to all Mediterranean destinations; expanding from the current three Northern China ports (Qingdao…
ABS, MSC Trial Condition-Based Class
ABS has announced it is engaged in a two-year project with the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) to deliver the industry’s first bow-to-stern Condition-based Class asset management program. The objective of the two-year joint project is a landmark advancement in the classification industry—enabling the move from purely calendar-based surveys to an entirely condition-based classification model—using digital solutions to increase MSC’s operational availability and flexibility.
ECSA Trusts that IMO Can Deliver an Ambitious Initial CO2
European shipowners strongly believe that the environmental committee of the IMO, MEPC, can reach an ambitious initial CO2 reduction strategy by the end of this week, building on the results of the meeting of the intersessional working group of last week. Realising that governments have to take and give during the negotiations, which will not be easy and requires courage to do, European Community Shipowners'…
JNPT to Start Direct Port Delivery Transport
The Jawahar Lal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) will roll out Direct Port Delivery (DPD) transport solution from May 1, enabling faster and cost-effective movement of containers. "The innovative transport solution is aimed to achieve seamless and faster movement of cargo from the port to respective destinations through DPD," said a statement form the company. JNPT has been working on an innovative transport…
MOL Launches Trial Use of Cooling-Work Suits Onboard
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines announced the trial introduction of specialized cooling-work suits for crewmembers, developed by Teijin Limited, in cooperation with MOL, on a vessel operated and managed by Mitsui O.S.K. Kinkai. The goal of the trial is to prevent crewmembers from heatstroke and reduce their workload. The work uniforms are equipped with rechargeable cooling fans for them working under intense heat on an Mitsui O.S.K. Kinkai's cargo vessel in service between Japan and Middle East.
David Spivak Leaves Seaspan Corporation as CFO
Seaspan Corporation announced that David Spivak, Chief Financial Officer of Seaspan, has given notice that he is exercising his right to terminate his employment with Seaspan effective June 29, 2018 to pursue other opportunities. Spivak will continue in his current role until May 5, 2018, after which Ryan Courson will be appointed Chief Financial Officer and Spivak will continue with Seaspan as Special Advisor to the President and Chief Executive Officer through the end of June.
Global Shipping to Adopt GHG Strategy
The adoption of an initial strategy on the reduction of GHG emissions from ships is one of the key items on the agenda of the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72), which is now under way at International Maritime Organization (IMO) Headquarters in London (9-13 April). The initial strategy will be a framework for all Member States, which is expected to set out the future vision for international shipping…
Ferry Vessel Dagestan Completes Modernization
The vessel "Dagestan" with a length of 154.5 and a width of 18.3 meters was built in 1984 in Pula, the former Yugoslavia (currently Croatia). It was decided to repair and upgrade the ferry "Dagestan", withdrawn from operations 5 years ago. Modernization of the ferry, which is one of the unique vessels of its time, was completely executed by the engineering and technical personnel of the Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company at the "Zigh" Ship Repair and Construction Yard.
Courson to Replace Spivak as Seaspan CFO
Ship owner Seaspan Corporation announced that Ryan Courson will take over as the company’s chief financial officer following David Spivak’s decision to leave the post in early May.
Photo of the Week
… The lights of the next port are already in sight. Herbert Boettcher took this photo for Hamburg Süd when he travelled on the container ship Cap San Antonio from Europe to South America and back to Hamburg. Boettcher started with his worldwide long time project Seamotion in 2004. Boettcher is a German professional photographer working worldwide for shipping companies to create photos of merchant ships with his unique visual language.
Mulherin Receives the Nimitz Award
Matt Mulherin, former executive vice president of Huntington Ingalls Industries and president of Newport News Shipbuilding, was recognized by the United States Navy League today as a 2018 recipient of its annual Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Award. This award honors an industry leader who has demonstrated the leadership, statesmanship and dedication to the nation that were exhibited by the award’s namesake.
Fleet Storing Gasoline off Europe's Coast Growing
Gasoline stored in ships off Europe's coast has ballooned to more than 400,000 tonnes, putting pressure on the continent's traders to compete for buyers once summer demand starts. Several vessels have joined the three initially booked to store fuel off Europe's ports in mid-March, and brokers said even barges have held cargoes of gasoline for three to four weeks as the volumes traded in Europe hit record levels last month.
Indonesia Nabs Elusive Criminal Fishing Boat
Indonesia, acting on a request from Interpol, has seized a fishing boat carrying 600 illegal gillnets that can stretch up to 30 km (18 miles) after it evaded capture in several countries, the Fisheries Ministry said. The vessel, the STS-50, had targeted Antarctic toothfish, the ministry said, a cod species that plays an important role in the Southern Ocean ecosystem. Gillnetting, which uses walls of finely meshed nets…
Op/Ed: California's Zero-emission Domino Theory
The Domino Theory was the Cold War concept that if communism obtained a foothold in a region – say Vietnam in Southeast Asia – other countries would soon fall like a perfectly aligned row of dominoes to communism (e.g., Cambodia and Laos). Whether one supports the theory or not, it has at least one strong point: it was a simple story to tell. It feels like California has adopted its own version of the Domino Theory: if California pushes the regulatory envelope for zero emissions…
Boatbuilding 101: Keep It Simple
In an era of increasingly complicated regulations and sophisticated technologies disrupting the workboat sector, one piece of the equipment – the Keel Cooler – remains as possibly the most important and at the same time, the simplest piece of hardware on the water. Likewise, much the same way as it was more than 70 years ago, Fernstrum remains the standard. For today’s workboat sector, the most pressing…
Njord Offshore’s New Crew Transfer Vessel Completes Sea Trials
The first in a series of two new 27-meter crew transfer vessels (CTV) designed by BMT for Njord Offshore has completed sea trials, reaching a top speed of 27 knots. The new vessel, Njord Zenith, was built by Cheoy Lee Shipyards in China.Jago Lawless, Technical Director at BMT explains: “We have a number of 26m CTV vessels operating that have been designed and built in accordance with Lloyd’s Register’s rules for Special Service Craft and the UK code for High Speed Offshore Service Craft.
Oceanjet: Building to a Proven Design
With more than 2,000 inhabited islands among a total of 7,000, the Philippines are a natural location for a ferry business. Until the 1990s, the Oceanjet’s parent company was in the business of barging heavy cargos between islands, but an opportunity to purchase a fast ferry started them on another path.With the purchase of Ocean Jet 1, their first ferry, the company began the steady process of growth for their ferry operation from their base in Cebu.
White House Adviser says Trump Could Seek Coalition on China Trade
U.S. President Donald Trump may be open to forming an international coalition to grapple with Chinese trade issues, his top economic adviser said on Monday, adding…
Trump Administration Grants License for Taiwan Submarine Project
The Trump administration has approved the marketing license required for American manufacturers to sell technology to Taiwan that would allow for building domestic submarines, Taiwan’s Central News Agency reported on Saturday.The news agency said Taiwan Ministry of National Defense Chen Chung-chi confirmed that the U.S. Department of State had agreed to grant the license needed to sell the technology to Taiwan that it would need to build its own submarine.The U.S.