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newport shipping expansion

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 Jun 2018

ocean network express

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 Jun 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 Jun 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

Digital Ship’s Maritime Big Data Forum, Oslo – 29 May 2018

In this era of the connected ship, with increasing reliance on digital paradigms such as the cloud, IoT, sensors, remote monitoring, blockchain, electronic navigational systems, electronic data exchange, we are generating ever growing pools of data. But how does the ship owner control this data?

Comments Off on Digital Ship’s Maritime Big Data Forum, Oslo – 29 May 2018 / 27th Apr 2018

pulpaper

PulPaper, The Leading Event in the Forest Industry, Will be Held in Helsinki, Finland 29-31 May 2018

PulPaper is the leading exhibition and conference event in the forest industry’s calendar. It will be held in Helsinki, Finland on 29–-31 May 2018. The forest industry is experiencing a transition period as the environmental impact of the sector is known better than before. The event programme takes this into consideration with a strong environmental perspective.

Comments Off on PulPaper, The Leading Event in the Forest Industry, Will be Held in Helsinki, Finland 29-31 May 2018 / 27th Apr 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 Apr 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 Apr 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 Apr 2018

fuel oil

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 Apr 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 Apr 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 Apr 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 Apr 2018

Canadian Ballast Water Surveillance Programme to Use Aqua-tools’ B-QUA

The aqua-tools equipment was one of the methods employed in sampling the ship’s ballast water during 28 trials of paired sampling devices. These trials, believed to be the first time that multiple sampling devices had been tested under real operational conditions, compared the capability of various sampling and analysis tools for measuring organisms of various sizes, zooplankton, phytoplankton and bacteria.

Comments Off on Canadian Ballast Water Surveillance Programme to Use Aqua-tools’ B-QUA / 30th Mar 2018

environmental regulations

SMM 2018 Hamburg: Green Shipping on the Rise

New, stricter environmental regulations are forcing the shipping industry to take action. At SMM 2018, exhibitors will present future-proof technologies. At the concurrent environmental conference Global Maritime Environmental Congress (gmec), experts will discuss challenges and opportunities facing the industry. A new theme route will guide fair visitors to cruise-related exhibition highlights.

Comments Off on SMM 2018 Hamburg: Green Shipping on the Rise / 29th Mar 2018