February 21, 2018
The Nautical Institute today announced a consultation to help assess the latest proposals for standardised navigation equipment. The latest suggestions were presented at the IMO’s 5th NCSR (Navigation, Communication and Search and Rescue) Sub-committee meeting by the Institute and other stakeholders including CIRM (Comité International Radio-Maritime), the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, and delegation members from Australia and the Republic of Korea.
Following the recent completion of the 2018 renewal, the London P&I Club saw an encouraging 2.5m gt, or 5.8% year-on-year increase in its mutual business, to 45.4m gt.
At the end of 2017, Konecranes received its first order for a Konecranes Gottwald Model 4 Mobile Harbor Crane from Japan. The crane will be dedicated to bulk handling. Konecranes will supply the eco-efficient, diesel-electric Model 4 crane to Miike Port Logistics (MPL). MPL will begin to operate the crane which was ordered via Chikuho Seisakusho Co., Ltd. (CS) at the end of 2018 at its terminal in the Port of Miike. The machine will be dedicated to bulk handling, mainly of coal and coconut husk.
Siemens Gamesa has secured a new order in Bosnia and Herzegovina from F.L. Wind, one of country's independent power producers (IPP), for the supply of 36 MW. This is the company’s second project in the country and overall tenth project on the Western Balkans.
As global water temperatures increase, global ‘biofouling hotspots’ in subtropical/tropical areas are intensifying, exposing newbuildings at the world’s major shipyards to greater risk of hard fouling during the outfitting process. The effects of intense hard fouling on idle newbuilds can have great impact on a newly applied hull coating and on a vessel’s performance in sea trials.
The Swedish Club has reported results for the 2018 renewal season in line with its focus on quality business and expert approach to managing current and future risks.
Next year, the Norwegian sail-training ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl will be able to cruise out of Bergen harbour without any greenhouse gas emissions, thanks to a hybrid power system from Rolls-Royce. Norway’s state-owned company Enova is providing over NOK 4 million in financial support for an innovative project to equip the historic square rigger with shipboard battery power.
Marlink customers using the popular Sealink Allowances maritime VSAT service plans can now enjoy without any extra-charge a burst rate, or Maximum Information Rate (MIR), up to 6 Mbps. Providing even faster connectivity and more bandwidth for business operations and crew onboard when network capacity is available, the new MIR is twice as fast as the previous 3 Mbps. Doubling the throughput while keeping pricing unchanged will deliver even more value for money to Marlink’s maritime customers.
February 20, 2018
Elcome International has announced that its subsidiary, International Marine Services (Pvt) Ltd, has been named an official non-exclusive distributor for United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) ADMIRALTY paper and digital products in Sri Lanka.
February 19, 2018
Two newbuild projects at Turkish shipyards have been protected using specialist coatings from Belgian coatings company Subsea Industries. Its Ecospeed hull coating and Ecoshield rudder protection coating have both been applied to a shallow-draught AHTS (anchor handling tug and supply) vessel and an oil tanker at the Atlas Shipyard in Gölcük and the Akdeniz Shipyard in Ceyhan, respectively.
The Wilhelmsen group sees effects of structural changes. Net profit improves in the fourth quarter. The development in key markets is expected to continue its positive trend. Total income for the Wilhelmsen group was USD 205 million in the fourth quarter, with operating revenue up 42% from the previous quarter.
Global engineering group Harris Pye, a Joulon company, has launched Harris Pye Greece/Mediterranean based in Glyfada, Athens and appointed Tony Gennadopoulos Business Development Manager – Greece/Mediterranean.
Cathelco have won orders to supply equipment for a number of cruise and commercial vessels which are being built in European and Far East yards in the months ahead. Impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) systems will be supplied for a total of five cruise vessels which are being built by Fincantieri in Italy.
Iskes Towage & Salvage, the leading maritime service provider based in the port of IJmuiden/Amsterdam, has taken delivery of two Damen ASD Tugs 2810. The vessels were built at Damen Song Cam Shipyards, Vietnam, and delivered last year to Damen Shipyards Gorinchem, the Netherlands, as part of the group’s strategy to position stock vessels for rapid availability in Europe.
February 15, 2018
Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s state oil company, and its partners; Lamprell Plc; the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (“Bahri”); and Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (HHI), have chosen Posidonia 2018 for the global unveiling of its International Maritime Industries (IMI) joint venture. When the yard is fully operational in 2022, IMI will offer new build and maintenance, repair and overhaul of vessels, including Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) and Offshore Rigs. Spread over 11.8 square kilometers, IMI will be one of the world’s largest full-service maritime facilities.
February 13, 2018
Union of Greek Shipowners leader, Theodore Veniamis is confident, “2018 looks like being a year in which all shipping sectors will be able to return to growth and profitability”.
February 06, 2018
IMO secretary-general Ki-Tack Lim underscored the organisation’s commitment to enforcing the 0.5% sulphur cap on marine fuel from 2020, and in a warning for those hoping for a reprieve said “There is no turning back!”
February 03, 2018
With Rolls-Royce’s marine business potentially on the block the question came up this week as to whether Finnish Wartsila rival could be the buyer.
February 02, 2018
The world’s first fully electric, emission-free and potentially crewless container barges are to operate from the ports of Antwerp, Amsterdam, and Rotterdam from this summer.
January 15, 2018
Dubai-based Gulf Navigation Holding is to increase the company’s capital by over AED 448 million (US$121.9 million), taking the group’s total share capital to AED 1 billion (US$ 272.6 million). This will be achieved through an Initial Public Offering (IPO) that will be launched in the first quarter of this year, to enable Gulf Navigation’s expansion plans to progress.
January 10, 2018
Societe Generale will be the first financial institution to join the SEALNG coalition, joining a growing band of industry leaders from across the LNG value chain.
December 23, 2017
Denison Yachting has announced that it will accept Bitcoin as payment for new yachts, following the completion of its first ever sale of a yacht involving Bitcoin.
December 22, 2017
More onboard cyber vulnerability has been revealed, with maritime cyber defence firm Naval Dome demonstrating yet more ways hackers can compromise ship safety.
Wison Offshore & Marine has delivered the world's first barge-based FSRU to Exmar. The 25,000 cu m FSRU barge built at Wison Nantong shipyard has a re-gasification capacity of 600MMSCFD.
The Alabama State Port Authority’s (ASPA) and APM Terminals' boards recently approved a $49.5 million expansion of the Port of Mobile container facility.
December 15, 2017
The Quebec Port Authority (QPA) on Tuesday announced plans to build a container terminal that could serve as a new international economic hub geared toward logistics facilities, distribution centers and other new businesses.
December 14, 2017
Cybersecurity threats at sea are not much different to those onshore and yet onboard electronic systems such as ECDIS have not always kept up even though it is important to do so
After a lengthy and well organised campaign to support its case, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has become the first Arab country to win Category B membership of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council. Its success followed an election that included nominees from 11 leading countries in the international marine trade sector, such as Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Brazil, Argentina, France and Australia. The declaration was made during the 30th General Assembly meeting in London, amidst considerable international praise for the UAE’s pivotal role in promoting the international maritime system and driving the growth of international maritime trade.
December 13, 2017
PolyOne has announced it will unveil Hammerhead™ Marine Composite Panels at the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) in Orlando, Fla. this week. With a weight savings of more than 50% versus plywood, these continuous-fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite panels offer boat manufacturers a lighter, more efficient alternative to traditional marine construction materials.
December 12, 2017
Esvagt’s latest newbuilding, Esvagt Mercator, was named on the 1st of December 2017 in Oostende, Belgium by godmother Stine Würtz Jepsen. Esvagt Mercator has recently indicated a 10-year contract as Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for more then 100 wind turbines in Belgian waters.
Feb. 26-28, 2018 • Sochi, Russia
Mar. 30 2018 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Mar. 28-30, 2018 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Mar. 27-31, 2018 • Bilbao, Spain
June 6-7, 2018 • Sevastopol, Russia
June 4-8, 2018 • Athens, Greece
June 11-13, 2018 • Baku, Azerbaijan
Sept. 04-07, 2018 • Hamburg. Germany
Oct. 02-05, 2018 • St-Petersburg, Russia
Dec. 05-07, 2018 • Guangzhou, China
Mar. 27-29, 2019 • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
June 4-7, 2019 • Oslo, Norway