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 12, 2018
DNV GL, the world’s largest independent energy advisory and certification body, secured a leading role as technical advisor to a group of institutional lenders with their investment of the 659 MW Walney Extension. Located off the coast of North West England at Barrow-in-Furness, the Walney Extension offshore wind farm will bring a unique mix of wind turbine types, featuring 40 MHI Vestas V164 and 47 Siemens SWT-7.0-154 turbines.
AkzoNobel is to develop a revolutionary fouling prevention technology which uses ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (UV-LED). The pioneering solution – which uses underlying technology developed by Royal Philips – will be applied to underwater surfaces to eliminate fouling growth.
Today – 12 February – world-leading coating manufacturer Hempel launches its high performance, chemical resistant, two component epoxy coating – Hempadur 15600 – to the offshore industry.
Dualog, one of the world's leading providers of ship-to-shore data communications services, has won a major contract to install and upgrade email capability on 160 Teekay vessels worldwide. Work has already started on the project with over 100 vessels being equipped in just three months while installation work on the remainder is underway.
February 08, 2018
Following an extensive and rigorous selection procedure, the Board of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is delighted to announce the appointment of Guy Platten to the role of Secretary General.
KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), announced today that global ship manager E.R. Schiffahrt has chosen KVH’s new advanced TracPhone® V7-HTS antenna equipment and the AgilePlansTM subscription-based Connectivity as a Service (CaaS) program to bring fast, global connectivity to its container and dry bulk vessels. Installations for the first 11 vessels have begun, with plans for a total of up to 60 vessels throughout 2018.
Bibby Marine Services has been awarded an Offshore Support Journal (OSJ) Offshore Renewables Award for the Bibby WaveMaster 1. The vessel is the first Damen Service Operations Vessel (SOV), a unique, purpose-built vessel for the deployment and retention of offshore support and maintenance personnel.
Marlink Group company Telemar has been chosen to provide bridge system repair and maintenance services to Carisbrooke Shipping. The new contract further combines Marlink Group capabilities to enhance Carisbrooke Shipping’s operational efficiency and continuity, which is already widely supported by Marlink’s position as the UK headquartered ship management company’s preferred supplier of maritime satcom services.
ClassNK Consulting Service Co., Ltd*1 has just launched a support service for setting up a Data Collection Plan in accordance with the Fuel Consumption Reporting system IMO DCS (Data Collection System) introduced by the IMO.
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