Archive for the ‘Arctic Shipping’ Category

Capers “rebound” fail to stop the falling BDI…

Capers “rebound” fail to stop the falling BDI…
John Faraclas With  nine points plus since yesterday standing now at 1,209 points and minus 51  from the 1,260 points of last week’s closing, the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today sending respective messages to all for all intents and purposes in a very enigmatic, as we have branded...
August 25th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics | Read More

Sovcomflot’s unique LNG carrier sets new record with Northern Sea Route transit of just 6.5 days

Sovcomflot’s unique LNG carrier sets new record with Northern Sea Route transit of just 6.5 days
The “Cristophe de “Margerie On 17 August 2017, the Sovcomflot-owned icebreaking LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie successfully completed her first commercial voyage, transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) through the Northern Sea Route (NSR) from Norway to South Korea. During this voyage,...
August 23rd, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Icebreakers, LNG, News, Technical, Technology, Weather | Read More

Sovcomflot calls for enhanced safety measures on Northern Sea Route

Sovcomflot calls for enhanced safety measures on Northern Sea Route
l to r: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev with Sovcomflot’s Sergey Frank Working meeting held between Sovcomflot CEO Sergey Frank and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Leading Russian shipping company SCF Group (Sovcomflot) has called for the Russian government to continue its drive to...
July 11th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, News, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Inaugural Meeting of the Arctic Shipping Best Practices Information Forum (5-6 June 2017)

Inaugural Meeting of the Arctic Shipping Best Practices Information Forum (5-6 June 2017)
Ashok Mahapatra, Director of the Maritime Safety Division of the IMO Today, 6 June 2017, at Lloyd’s Register’s office in London, the inaugural meeting of the Arctic Shipping Best Practices Information Forum concluded. The Forum has been established by the eight Arctic States (Canada, the...
June 6th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Classification Societies, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

NEVA 2017 Newsletter – Global Maritime Industry heads for St Petersburg

NEVA 2017 Newsletter – Global Maritime Industry heads for St Petersburg
NEVA’s 27th Year Heralds Unprecedented Opportunity As momentum builds toward the most well-attended NEVA of recent times, the 14th International Maritime Exhibition & Conference held in St Petersburg, Russia welcomes the world’s maritime...
May 19th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Contained loses with the BDI@957 points

Contained loses with the BDI@957 points
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the day at 957 points, that’s down three, thanks to the volatile  Capers which where strengthened with 48 plus points and the BCI 2014 is now standing at 1,638 points; Geopolitics take more than ten twists and turns… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The...
May 18th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technical, Technology, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Switch to cleaner fuels could lower risk for Arctic Shipping: Report

Switch to cleaner fuels could lower risk for Arctic Shipping: Report
Washington D.C., April 18th, 2017:- A report published today by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT),  Alternatives to heavy fuel oil use in the Arctic: Economic and environmental tradeoffs finds that using heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping creates such great risks compared to...
April 18th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Corporate Social Responsibility, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology | Read More

World’s first reinforced Arc7 class LNG carrier maiden port calls go smooth as ice, thanks to GAC Russia

World’s first reinforced Arc7 class LNG carrier maiden port calls go smooth as ice, thanks to GAC Russia
Igor Polyakov, Supervisor at GAC’s Sabetta base, with the world’s first Arc7 class LNG carrier, Christophe de Margerie Professional agency support delivered in preparation for start of commercial shipments Murmansk & Sabetta, Russia, 11 April 2017 – GAC Russia has marked an important...
April 11th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, News | Read More

Ice-breaking LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie docks at Sabetta Russia

Ice-breaking LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie docks at Sabetta Russia
Christophe de Margerie Unique ice-breaking LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie ready to serve Yamal LNG project Christophe de Margerie, the world’s first ice-breaking LNG tanker, has successfully berthed at the gas terminal at Sabetta Port in Russia, becoming the first vessel to do so. The vessel was...
March 30th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Icebreakers, LNG, News | Read More

Annual Statistical data on Greek Controlled Shipping

Annual Statistical data on Greek Controlled Shipping
Greek Controlled Shipping An information paper, based on data provided to the GSCC by IHS Markit For the 30th consecutive year the GSCC presents statistical data, in the form of 11 tables, attached hereto, on Greek controlled ships over 1,000 GT, registered under the Greek and other flags. The data has...
March 15th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Dry Bulkcarriers, Flags, Gas Carriers, LNG, LPG, News, Reefer ships, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

Cool markets and exciting geopolitics with BREXIT

Cool markets and exciting geopolitics with BREXIT
John Faraclas The BDI was modestly up and Geopolitics get the impulse of BREXIT – to be triggered anytime now; John Faraclas daily briefing: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed up 13 points at 1,099, thanks once again to the Capers, as all other sizes where on a single-digit plus or minus modus. The...
March 13th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Markets, News, Religion, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Geopolitics and the shipping markets: stark warnings from John Faraclas at Propeller Club event

Geopolitics and the shipping markets: stark warnings from John Faraclas at Propeller Club event
Ken McLean, vice-president of the Port of London chapter of the New York-based Propeller Club and John Faraclas Geopolitics and the shipping market: stark warnings from John Faraclas at Propeller Club event by James Brewer Hidden currents – that is, hidden to the general public and even to some in...
March 7th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Canals, Clubs, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Flags, Inland Waterways, Liner Shipping and Trade, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Norsafe Wins Polar Code Contract with Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding BV

Norsafe Wins Polar Code Contract with Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding BV
Picture credit: Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding Norsafe has signed a new contract with Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding BV to supply its IMO Polar Code compliant Life Saving Appliances (LSA) to an arctic supply and research vessel for the Australian Antarctic Division. It will be supplying two JYN-85...
March 6th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

Corvus energy storage system to reduce emissions for new polar expedition cruise ships

Corvus energy storage system to reduce emissions for new polar expedition cruise ships
… Corvus Energy’s next generation Orca ESS has been selected for two new polar expedition vessels Richmond, B.C. – March 6, 2017 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has been selected as the supplier of lithium ion based energy storage systems (ESS) for two new polar expedition...
March 6th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Cruise Industry, Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Inchcape Shipping Services wins global Hurtigruten contract

Inchcape Shipping Services wins global Hurtigruten contract
ISS has won a global port agency contract with Hurtigruten, a world leader in expedition travel. Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime and logistics service provider, has won a global port agency contract with Hurtigruten, a world leader in expedition travel. The new business...
February 27th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Cruise Ferry, Maritime Tourism | Read More

Arctic Economic Council holds meeting in Russia for the first time, supported by Sovcomflot

Arctic Economic Council holds meeting in Russia for the first time, supported by Sovcomflot
left to right: three AEC Executive Committee members during the Q&A session with the media: Evgeny Ambrosov (Senior Executive Vice-President and COO of Sovcomflot); Tara Sweeney (Chair of the Arctic Economic Council and the Executive Vice President for Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (Alaska, the...
February 9th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Oceanology | Read More

Cammell Laird awards Ecospeed contract for RRS Sir David Attenborough

Cammell Laird awards Ecospeed contract for RRS Sir David Attenborough
Following the performance on Ernest Shackleton (above), Ecospeed was applied to the hull of sistership James Clark Ross Subsea Industries’ Ecospeed hull protection system has been selected for RRS Sir David Attenborough, the polar research ship under construction at the Cammell Laird shipyard in...
February 9th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Unique Winter transit of Northern Sea Route: SCF tanker Shturman Ovtsyn

Unique Winter transit of Northern Sea Route: SCF tanker Shturman Ovtsyn
.. Russian ships complete a unique transit along the Northern Sea Route 11 January 2017 Key points about the voyage undertaken by Sovcomflot’s tanker Shturman Ovtsyn escorted by icebreaker 50 Let Pobedy. – Sovcomflot’s Arctic shuttle tanker Shturman Ovtsyn took part in a unique transit...
January 11th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping | Read More

HHL vessel sails open hatch through the NSR to deliver giant cranes

HHL vessel sails open hatch through the NSR to deliver giant cranes
The “HHL Valparaiso” HANSA HEAVY LIFT vessel sails open hatch through the Northern Sea Route to deliver giant cranes HHL Valparaiso is the first vessel to sail open hatch through the Northern Sea Route as it delivers two giant ship-to-shore (STS) cranes from the European to the Far East region...
January 4th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping | Read More

IMO – Polar Code, IGF Code have entered into force

IMO – Polar Code, IGF Code have entered into force
Milestone for polar protection as comprehensive new ship regulations come into force With more and more ships navigating in polar waters, IMO has moved to address international concern about the protection of the polar environment and the safety of seafarers and passengers with the introduction of...
January 3rd, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Icebreakers, IMO, Organisations | Read More

ECSA adopts position on European policy for the Arctic

ECSA adopts position on European policy for the Arctic
Patrick Verhoeven European shipowners welcomed earlier this year the adoption of the integrated European Union policy for the Arctic region. “We believe that the three priority areas identified cover all topical Arctic matters. Climate change and environment, sustainable development and international...
December 20th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, IMO | Read More

Royal Arctic Line integrates Navis N4 to modernize operations

Royal Arctic Line integrates Navis N4 to modernize operations
the Naja Arctica Oakland, CA—December 13, 2016—Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world’s leading organizations across the shipping supply chain, and Royal Arctic Line Denmark (RAL)...
December 13th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Liner Shipping and Trade, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Clean Arctic Alliance Response to Cruise Operators’ support of Arctic Heavy Fuel Oil Ban

Clean Arctic Alliance Response to Cruise Operators’ support of Arctic Heavy Fuel Oil Ban
Thursday, 17 November, 2016: Responding to reports that the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) had reconfirmed its support of a ban on heavy fuel oil (HFO) from Arctic shipping during its annual general meeting [1], Clean Arctic Alliance advisor Dr Sian Prior said: “The Clean...
November 17th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Pollution, Technical, Technology | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  08-Nov-2016 REPAIR OF JETTY RISER PIPES Hong Kong WINTER NAVIGATION STARTS Sabetta, Russia Repair of jetty riser pipes Tuesday, November 8, 2016, Hong Kong For approximately 6 months, repair of jetty riser pipes [at the Permanent Aviation Fuel Facility, Tuen Mun] will be carried...
November 8th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

MEPC 70: IMO Moves Towards Arctic Phase Out of World’s Dirtiest Fuel

MEPC 70: IMO Moves Towards Arctic Phase Out of World’s Dirtiest Fuel
London, October 28 2016: As the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC70) meeting came to a close today [1], the Clean Arctic Alliance welcomed the progress made by member countries towards a phase out of the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by vessels operating...
October 28th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More