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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News magazine

August 2016 issue

Feature: The Shipyard Edition

Technical: Heavy Lifting Solutions : Maritime Cranes, Winches, Windlasses & Capstans

Product: Ballast Water Technologies


  • Artificial Stupidity

    There is increasing speculation regarding when the first unmanned cargo ship will set sail. The more important question is when will the first unmanned cargo ship spectacularly fail? We (not me personally, but humans as a group) have utilized artificial intelligence to launch unmanned craft into space on increasingly long and complex voyages. Mostly, these space missions succeed and provide us with wonderful images and reams of important data.

  • The Economics of Ship Breaking & Scrapping

    Sometimes being an industry supplier offers interesting insights – your business is touched by the ups and downs of the charter market, but you are never so involved in it that you lose sight of the big picture. Some of our clients have been hit hard by the market’s general downturn; one client I visited last month began 2008 with 41 maritime software licenses for their vessels – just seven remain today.

  • The Past, Present & Future of the ‘Noon Report’

    Virtually every shipping company today uses noon reports to understand and monitor what is happening on their ships. These reports are traditionally sent by the Captain every day, based on data gathered manually by the crew. The content and format of the report is usually pre-agreed by the company and sent at noon. The noon report has grown over the years to give a snapshot of what has happened on board the ship since the previous noon i.e., in the last 24 hours.

  • The European Network of National Maritime Clusters

    One may have all kinds of maritime clusters, depending on the criteria which have been originally selected to create such or such cluster. Some gather maritime professionals who belong to the same geographical areas…

  • Growing Up Metric

    The story of World Wide Metric’s steady growth and promising future. Words are powerful, and “Growing up Metric,” the title of the recently released book by George Contos, the energetic CEO and second-generation ‘Contos’ leader of World Wide Metric, is a fitting title. Contos recently sat with Maritime Reporter & Engineering News in his Branchburg, N.J.

  • Keeping Hulls Clean One Barnacle at a Time

    i-Tech's CEO Philip Chaabane is intent on keeping hulls clean, one barnacle at a time.Please provide a brief personal/professional background, with insight on how you’ve come to occupy the CEO seat at I-Tech.I have a Swedish and French MSc in Engineering and have spent some six years in the aerospace industry working for Volvo Aero (today GKN) with jet engine components within product development as well as production and supply chain in general.

  • Astican & Astander Continue to Invest

    Astican & Astander: pair of privately owned Spanish yards continue to invest in facilities and equipment Astander and Astican are the two busiest privately owned shipyards in Spain carrying out heavy repairs and special conversion projects with a boutique style attitude towards customers. As part of Lavinia Group, which runs a fleet of more than 70 vessels, the shipyard understand the owner´s needs.

  • German Shipbuilders Strong in a Weak World Market

    VSM: Collapse in demand dampens expectations for the current year The global shipbuilding industry continued its downturn in 2015 with the number of new orders halved compared to 2013 level. The year 2016 is shaping up to be even worse. The “Big Three” shipbuilding nations China, Korea and Japan are major customers to the world leading maritime equipment and system producers from Germany.

  • DPS & Closing the Door on Unnecessary Risk

    The design of many DP vessels dates back to a time when there was limited understanding of how to make closed bus power plants fully fault tolerant. This resulted in a number of potentially costly incidents. This poor incident record eventually led to many operators preferring to operate with open bus-ties, especially for critical DP operations.

  • Lifetime Assessment for Deepwater Moorings

    Mooring integrity is an important concern in the offshore industry [1]. Mooring leg failures can have  significant consequences, such as temporary shutdowns and require unplanned, thus expensive, repairs. On the other hand, an over dimensioned design leads to higher loads acting on the floating facilities and a large investment. Meanwhile, the development of deepwater projects has led to the discovery of the new fatigue mechanism of ‘Out of Plane Bending’ [2].

  • Green Ships & Compliance

    Environmental regulations for ships are getting more stringent, but automated sensor technology could help ship operators remain in compliance. The recent agreement signed in Paris, at the UN Climate Change Conference, will require all industries to keep reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

  • Better Turbocharger Performance, Proven Tech

    Engineer wisdom: Nothing is worse as the right idea at the wrong time. But with the new ECOCHARGE Two-Stage Turbocharging System MAN D&T has reached both goals. Aside from the ever-popular “Fuel Consumption Reduction,” a leading player in the development of large combustion engines since the second halve of the 1980s has been reducing harmful exhaust emissions.

  • Five Minutes with Paul Switzer

    Five minutes with Paul Switzer - Manager, Shipbuilding & Offshore, Viega For readers not familiar with Viega, please give a ‘birds eye’ view, putting the company in perspective in terms of the products and services you provide, global reach, etc.The Viega Group, with a tradition of innovation for more than 115 years, has more than 4,000 employees worldwide and is a leading manufacturers of pipe fitting installation technology for shipbuilding, industrial, commercial and residential projects.

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