AET, one of the world's leading petroleum tanker owners and operators announces extension of partnership in the DP2 shuttle tanker sector with Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras, the Brazilian multinational petroleum corporation.
AET was recently awarded a contract to own and operate four specialist DP2 Suezmax Shuttle Tankers on long-term charter by Petrobras. These new vessels will be in addition to the two AET DP2 ships currently on charter in the Brazilian Basin for Petrobras.
The ambitious CO2 reduction targets set by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the year 2050 can only be delivered with the global rollout of zero CO2 fuels and propulsion systems says the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).
“We can be proud of the many orders that our industry has taken in 2017, despite the many challenges faced,” says Bas Ort, chair of the Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT) trade association. Despite the beginnings of a recovery that became apparent in 2017, turnover still decreased by some five per cent during the year, from €7.3 to €6.9 billion for yards and suppliers collectively. The total workforce decreased by a little over three per cent, from nearly 29,000 FTEs in 2016 to 28,000 FTEs in 2017. The decline in both figures now appears to have levelled off.
The technology group Wärtsilä is utilising its strong in-house capabilities to create further advances in operational efficiency and safety for ship owners and operators. The latest in the company’s drive towards harnessing innovative and creative technologies to build more sustainable and cost-efficient shipping took place in a successful testing programme onboard the cruise ship ‘Costa Atlantica’, belonging to Carnival’s Costa Crociere fleet. The testing enabled the crew to have better understanding of the ship’s trim, thereby enhancing both safety and efficiency. This has been made possible through the combined use of Wärtsilä’s Eniram Trim and Nacos Platinum systems.
Rivertrace, an ISO9001 Quality-Assured Company and market leader with over 30 years’ experience of water monitoring, has recently signed an agreement with BIO-UV to represent their BIO-SEA Ballast Water Treatment system in Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam which came into force during May 2018.
Delivery of cryogenic fuel system showcases MAN Diesel & Turbo as full propulsion-system provider.
MAN Diesel & Turbo has been selected to provide a complete propulsion package and fuel-gas system for the world’s first fishing vessel with LNG propulsion. A 86-metre newbuilding purse-seiner, the ‘Libas’ will be built by Cemre Shipyard in Istanbul. It will feature a MAN 6L51/60DF main engine, Renk gearbox, MAN Alpha propeller system and MAN Cryo LNG fuel-gas system with a 350 m3 tank. Liegruppen, the Norwegian fishing group, has ordered the vessel, while compatriot, Salt Ship Design, has provided the design.
The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has formally approved Inmarsat’s ‘Fleet Safety’ solution as a new service to support the Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS).
Following several RoRo and RoCon projects around the world the past years KNUD E. HANSEN has now again signed contract with Nanjing Jinling Shipyard, China, for developing the Basic Design of a number of large RoRo vessels, based on the Grimaldi/ KNUD E. HANSEN design.
22 May 2018, Jotun Australia is very pleased announcing the introduction of yachting products to the Australian Yacht and Superyacht industry. With reputation for quality, technical support and service, customers are now offered complete yacht coatings solutions.
The technology group Wärtsilä’s Fuel Gas Supply Systems have passed a significant milestone with the 100th order being booked. Two new shuttle tankers being built for Singapore based AET Tankers will feature Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel auxiliary engines running primarily on LNG fuel, and fitted with LNGPac units. This contract brought the total number of orders received for this innovative system to 100.
Specialist safety equipment supplier and consultants Ocean Safety Ltd are preparing the fishing community for significant changes being introduced following findings by the Marine Accident and Investigation Bureau (MAIB) from a number of recent accidents at sea.
Naval Dome, the maritime cyber security system provider, has welcomed the Charter of Trust initiative implemented by German technology group Siemens and which has since welcomed a “who’s who” of global technology companies and brands.
Rolls-Royce has been selected to supply its MT30 gas turbine to power a new class of frigates for the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF).
The selection means Japan is the fifth nation to select the MT30 for a major naval ship building programme.
Australia’s third and final next generation warship has been launched in Adelaide, bringing the most complex defence project in the nation’s history a step closer to completion.
IACS member, Korean Register (KR) has significantly updated its SeaTrust-HullScan software to offer much faster operating speeds and many more functions.
SeaTrust-HullScan V2 is a specific software package developed for the structural strength analysis of bulk carriers, double hull oil tankers, containers ships based on KR's Rules and the Harmonized CSR.