ballast water

Hull Biofouling Potentially More Damaging to The Environment Than Ballast Water Transfer

The entry into force of the Ballast Water Convention this September will not prevent the transfer of invasive aquatic species (IAS) unless there is mandatory legislation in place to prevent biofouling on ships’ hulls.

Comments Off on Hull Biofouling Potentially More Damaging to The Environment Than Ballast Water Transfer / 18th January 2017

Hydrex Underwater Technologies

Hydrex Underwater Technologies Steers Tanker Clear of Trouble

A 7,071dwt tanker was manoeuvring in the port of Antwerp when it experienced a steering gear problem. The vessel managed to safely berth alongside and carry out cargo operations but emergency repairs where needed before the vessel could continue.

Comments Off on Hydrex Underwater Technologies Steers Tanker Clear of Trouble / 13th January 2017

emission reduction rules

Enforcement of Emission Reduction Rules Will Start at Major Ports in China

Last year, three emission-controlled areas were established in China – the Yangtze River delta, Bohai Bay, and the Pearl River Delta. All vessels entering or operating within these parts are subject to the new regulations which specify that they must use fuel with low-sulfur content while berthed at major ports found within the specified areas.

No Comments / 13th January 2017

radar system

Kelvin Hughes: New Information on its SBS-900-4 SharpEye™ radar system

Choosing the right radar sensor for a Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) or Coastal Surveillance application can be challenging and trying to balance the correct radar sensor technologies with budgetary restrictions, often leads to compromising on the radar frequency band selected (X or S-Band). Kelvin Hughes has addressed the problem with its development of the SBS-900-4.

Comments Off on Kelvin Hughes: New Information on its SBS-900-4 SharpEye™ radar system / 13th January 2017

NOFI Current Buster

Shipping lenders in Germany will continue to feel the pressure in 2017

For the shipping lenders in Germany the year 2016 was devastating with loan portfolio sales and bank-driven vessel sales reaching rock bottom. But 2017 is unlikely to be better because major players will continue to keep their balance sheets de-risked. Some…

No Comments / 9th January 2017

underwater ship repair

Panama Canal Delay Averted by Fast Underwater Ship Repair

Hydrex Underwater Technology has assisted an excavation vessel hemorrhaging oil from a stern tube seal entangled with steel wire to pass safely through the Panama Canal.

Comments Off on Panama Canal Delay Averted by Fast Underwater Ship Repair / 4th January 2017

Wastewater treatment

Wastewater Treatment Solutions: ACO Marine’s Projects in Canada Will be Supported by Marine and Offshore

Ontario-based Marine and Offshore (MAO) Canada will provide sales and technical support across ACO Marine’s range of products, including the MEPC227(64) compliant Clarimar MF and Maripur NF biological sewage treatment plants.

Comments Off on Wastewater Treatment Solutions: ACO Marine’s Projects in Canada Will be Supported by Marine and Offshore / 14th December 2016

Waste Management Systems

Loipart Group: Waste Management Systems

The founders of A5 Marine Technologies AB have for many years been working with environmental development within the maritime and offshore sector with focus on ship-generated garbage and have as a forerunner earned a good reputation in the market when it comes to cost-effective, compliant solutions and environmental expertise.

Comments Off on Loipart Group: Waste Management Systems / 14th December 2016

Ecoshield

Cavitation Bubble Burst by Subsea Industries’ Ecoshield?

The decision to apply Subsea Industries’ award-winning Ecoshield hard coating to rudders and thrusters is paying dividends, with a number of shipowners noticing zero cavitation damage and failure compared to equipment coated with other protective systems.

Comments Off on Cavitation Bubble Burst by Subsea Industries’ Ecoshield? / 14th December 2016

Kelvin Hughes

MOD Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award Goes to Kelvin Hughes

Kelvin Hughes, a world leader in the design and manufacture of navigation and security surveillance radar, was presented with a Silver Award by the MOD Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) in acknowledgement of its support for the principles of the Armed…

Comments Off on MOD Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award Goes to Kelvin Hughes / 16th November 2016

suez canal

Egypt’s Ailing Economy Likely to Get Boost from Developments in the Suez Canal

There might still be hope for Egypt’s ailing economy, despite it not being clear to many. In fact, it could enjoy the same benefits as Dubai’s Jebel Ali, with the now dual carriage waterway on the Suez Canal.
Suez Canal today may seem at a disadvantage, what with the competition from the Panama Canal, lower bunker prices, and the turtle’s pace in the global trade. But it has all the potential to transform Egypt’s ailing economy. The $8bn expansion of the Canal will maintain its primary role as the lifeblood of the Egyptian economy, which has been going on for the last 150 years or so.

No Comments / 9th November 2016

smart shipping

Smart Shipping: Demand for Training in the Use of Shipboard IT Technologies Increased

There might be a need to bring the smart concept in the shipping industry, but group CEO of Elektrans Group, Capt. Michael P Elwert, is quick to admit that the slow-paced training, or the lack thereof, is costing the industry a new generation of seafarers. When asked if the industry is doing enough to train tech savvy newcomers, during the UAE Maritime Leaders’ Summit, Elwert bluntly said no. “A pure, pure answer to your question is no, we are not doing it well…I think it is something we [the industry] have to recognize we don’t do very well.”

No Comments / 9th November 2016

smart shipping

Cost and Cybersecurity: Major Hurdles to Smart Shipping Success

Speaking to attendants of the UAE Maritime Leaders Seminar, which kicked off the Dubai Maritime Week, Coles voiced out his concern that the cost of real-time transfer essential to smart shipping is too expensive. Price of mobile satellite air-time has to come down to facilitate connectivity necessary to transfer large amounts of data from ship to shore in real-time. Otherwise, there will be no ‘smart’ in the shipping industry. If there is, it will be too costly to implement and maintain.

No Comments / 9th November 2016

Global offshore industry

SGX Reprimands Swiber over the Lack of Transparency of the $710m West Africa Project

Global offshore industry Swiber received a public reprimand from the Singapore Exchange (SGX) on the grounds of the lack of transparency. Apparently, Swiber failed to disclose all information pertaining to a $710m deal in West Africa. This has led to the company being under judicial management.

No Comments / 4th November 2016