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sea installer

Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque Completes Eight-day Refurbishment for the Jack-up Vessel Sea Installer

Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (DSDu) has completed an eight-day refurbishment project for the 132-metre DP2, self-propelled, jack-up vessel Sea Installer. Operated by A2SEA, which was purchased in 2017 by DEME’s subsidiary GeoSea, Sea Installer was purpose-built in 2012 for installing the next generation of large wind turbines off the coast of Europe.

Comments Off on Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque Completes Eight-day Refurbishment for the Jack-up Vessel Sea Installer / 15th June 2018

smart ships

SMART Ships Are The Future

SMART ships will continue to be the driving force for the new decade as technology puts the control and management of shipping onto a new level and there is no stopping this and nor should there be, according to Panos Kirnidis, CEO of Palau International Ship Registry (PISR).

Comments Off on SMART Ships Are The Future / 14th June 2018

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Verifavia Authorised by the Panama Maritime Authority to Conduct the IMO DCS Verification Services

Verifavia, the world’s leading emissions verification company for the transport sector (aviation and shipping), announced during Posidonia 2018, that it has become the first independent verifier authorised by the Panama Maritime Authority to conduct the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Data Collection System (DCS) verification services for vessels registered in Panama.

Comments Off on Verifavia Authorised by the Panama Maritime Authority to Conduct the IMO DCS Verification Services / 8th June 2018

shipping technology

Posidonia 2018: Experts Agree Shipping Lags Behind in New Tech Adoption

The evolution of shipping from the first to the third industrial revolutions, and from using wind, steam and compasses to oil and satellites, required generations of development, yet it seems that the shipping world today is faced with a revolution which is unfolding with a breakneck speed due to the accelerating advent of new technologies such as the Internet of Things and robotics.

Comments Off on Posidonia 2018: Experts Agree Shipping Lags Behind in New Tech Adoption / 7th June 2018

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Newport Shipping Announces New Offices in Athens, New York and Shanghai

A key aspect of Newport Shipping Group’s expansion is to ensure that shipowners with operations in all the major maritime hubs have easy access to Newport Shipping’s unique ship repair and financing capabilities.

Comments Off on Newport Shipping Announces New Offices in Athens, New York and Shanghai / 6th June 2018

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GAC Australia Ocean Network Express Deal

Global container shipping company Ocean Network Express (ONE) has awarded GAC the agency contract to handle all its vessel calls in Australia covering the ports of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Fremantle. Under the agreement, GAC Australia will provide agency and husbandry services for approximately 210 calls annually.

Comments Off on GAC Australia Ocean Network Express Deal / 4th June 2018

tailshaft conversion

Thordon Bearings Successful Oil-To-Water Conversion For Great Lakes Bulkers

The vessel’s steam propulsion plant was replaced with an energy efficient medium-speed diesel arrangement. Major works also included the removal and replacement of the vessels’ tailshaft, stern tube, propeller and hub.

Comments Off on Thordon Bearings Successful Oil-To-Water Conversion For Great Lakes Bulkers / 3rd June 2018

palau shipping

Compact Review Agreement Funding Consultation Conducted by Palau-U.S.

The strong relationship Palau has with the USA in terms of its Compact Agreement of Free Association (COFA) has been given a further boost by the announcement of a new economic package and will give an enormous boost to the Palau International Ship Registry (PISR).

Comments Off on Compact Review Agreement Funding Consultation Conducted by Palau-U.S. / 11th May 2018

maritime training

Emergence of Thailand as a Maritime Training Centre

Since mid 2015 when MCA first approved a Thailand based seafarer training facility, the growth of that destination as a popular focus for both advanced seafarers and also entry level crew to complete STCW 2010 and the new updating STCW courses, has been nothing short of astonishing.

Comments Off on Emergence of Thailand as a Maritime Training Centre / 9th May 2018

smart shipping

Palau International Ship Registry Calls For More Technology

Panos Kirnidis, CEO of PISR, believes the next decade in shipping will be dominated by smart technology and increasing concerns about cyber-security – both featuring on the agenda at this year’s Posidonia.

Comments Off on Palau International Ship Registry Calls For More Technology / 26th April 2018

GAC South Africa Opens New Branch and Expands into Port Elizabeth

GAC has served customers with vessels calling at Port Elizabeth through a sub-agent for more than 10 years, and is now expanding its operations in the region in response to growing demand for GAC’s range of shipping, logistics and complementary services.

Comments Off on GAC South Africa Opens New Branch and Expands into Port Elizabeth / 25th April 2018

Thordon Bearings Joins International Windship Association as a Full Associate Member

Thordon Bearings has joined a growing number of organisations to have signed up as a full associate member of the International Windship Association (IWSA), the organisation established to facilitate and promote the economic and environmental advantages of wind propulsion across the shipping industry.

Comments Off on Thordon Bearings Joins International Windship Association as a Full Associate Member / 24th April 2018

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Technical And Material Impact on Shipowners as High-Sulphur Fuel Ban Takes Place

Finland-based exhaust gas cleaning pioneer Langh Tech has explained how last week’s decision to prohibit the carriage of non-compliant fuel oil will have a material and technical impact on commercial ship operations.

Comments Off on Technical And Material Impact on Shipowners as High-Sulphur Fuel Ban Takes Place / 20th April 2018

Ecospeed: Wash and Go

Most anti-fouling or foul-release coatings carry risks of damage to the environment or to the coatings themselves during cleaning. However, there is a system – Ecospeed – that lends itself to fast, effective cleaning.

Comments Off on Ecospeed: Wash and Go / 13th April 2018

viking grace

Viking Grace Sets Sail

The M/S Viking Grace sets sail on her first voyage as the only passenger ship in the world equipped with a Rotor Sail to harness wind power for propulsion. Developed by Finnish clean technology and engineering company Norsepower Oy Ltd., the Rotor Sail Solution will cut fuel consumption and reduce carbon emissions by up to 900 tonnes annually.

Comments Off on Viking Grace Sets Sail / 12th April 2018

hull repairs

Delays Kept at Bay Due to Repair Diversity

In Amsterdam, recently, Hydrex responded to an emergency call from a ship’s crew, requesting a permanent repair to a crack in the port side grey water tank of their 145m chemical tanker.

Comments Off on Delays Kept at Bay Due to Repair Diversity / 11th April 2018