Archive for the ‘Arctic Shipping’ Category

Ship Efficiency Weekly – The Essential News – 24 May 2015

Ship Efficiency Weekly – The Essential News – 24 May 2015
In the News: MEPC 68 Movers and Shakers BIO-SEA Ballast System Starts USCG Approval Process Innovating Ballast Systems For Smaller Ships International Shipping CO2 Emissions 0.6% Less In 2012 Environmental Group Says New Polar Code is Not Enough to Protect Antarctic Environment from...
May 24th, 2015 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Energy, Environment, Insurance and Reinsurance, Press and Media, Reports | Read More

IMO MEPC 68 outcome‏

IMO MEPC 68 outcome‏
The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) met for its 68th session from 11 to 15 May 2015. Polar code adopted, sensitive sea area designated and work progressed on ballast water, energy-efficiency and air pollution implementation at IMO environment...
May 18th, 2015 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Climate, Environment, IMO, Markets, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

IMO: Polar Code environmental provisions adopted

IMO: Polar Code environmental provisions adopted
​The Polar Code covers the full range of design, construction, equipment, operational, training, search and rescue and environmental protection matters relevant to ships operating in waters surrounding the two poles. (Photo: Mark Garten) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 68th session,...
May 15th, 2015 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Environment, Markets, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Baltika ice trials mark dynamic positioning first

Baltika ice trials mark dynamic positioning first
The Navis Engineering dynamic positioning control system and autopilot onboard the revolutionary icebreaking rescue and emergency vessel Baltika have been approved as meeting performance expectations, following a searching set of Arctic ice trials in the Kara Sea. Developed by Finnish company Aker...
May 13th, 2015 | Arctic Shipping, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Energy International Risk Assessment (EIRA) Newsletter

Energy International Risk Assessment (EIRA) Newsletter
Donna Hatzioannou EIRA, Volume 3 Issue 4 is out  in a special April 2015 Newsletter. The Easter Oil/Energy geopolitical saga at its best: In this issue Greece posses as the key hub in Southern Europe/ the Russian factor; Uncovering the EU Energy Union; Yemen, a dangerous proxy war; Cyprus at the crossroad;...
April 13th, 2015 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Comment, Construction, Energy, Finance, Gas, LNG, LPG, Markets, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Reports, Sanctions, Trade and Commerce | Read More

FUGRO brings expertise to 2015 Arctic Technology Conference

FUGRO brings expertise to 2015 Arctic Technology Conference
Fugro will present its survey and geotechnical capabilities at the 2015 Arctic Technology Conference (ATC), scheduled for 23-25 March, at the Bella Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark. As part of the technical programme, Fugro representatives William Haneberg and Don Ventura will speak on topics related to...
March 19th, 2015 | Arctic Shipping, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Drill ships, Energy, Exhibitions, Gas, Oceanology, Oil Industry, Supply ships, Technical, Technology | Read More

​​Polar Code infographic now available in six languages

​​Polar Code infographic now available in six languages
16/03/2015 The IMO infographic What does the polar code mean for ship safety?, focusing on the safety aspects of the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code), is now available to download in Arabic, Chinese, English French, Russian and Spanish. The Polar Code was adopted...
March 16th, 2015 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Books, Climate, Environment, Health and Safety, Icebreakers, IMO, News, Oceanology, Safety and Security | Read More

IMO at Arctic Summit

IMO at Arctic Summit
(Photo: Mark Garten) ​ 13/03/2015 As sea ice decreases and Arctic navigation becomes more prevalent, IMO is developing the Polar Code to address ship safety and environmental protection in Polar waters. IMO’s Heike Deggim gave an update on progress to the Economist magazine’s 2015 Arctic Summit...
March 13th, 2015 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Environment, IMO, Oceanology, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

DNV GL calls for collaboration over Arctic emergency response and rescue strategies

DNV GL calls for collaboration over Arctic emergency response and rescue strategies
Liv Hovem As offshore field developments in the North and Norwegian Seas face maturity, operators on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) are looking to the more remote areas of the Barents Sea for further development. Here harsher environmental conditions, prolonged periods of darkness and long distances...
March 12th, 2015 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Classification Societies, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Technical, Technology | Read More

Shipping industry confident about environmental performance…

Shipping industry confident about environmental performance…
Peter Hinchliffe Shipping Industry confident  about environmental performance ICS tells Arctic summit At a high-level Arctic Summit, organised by The Economist magazine in Oslo on 12 March, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – the global trade association for merchant ship operators –...
March 12th, 2015 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Organisations, Weather | Read More

Caution: Another record low for the BDI now standing at 509…

Caution: Another record low for the BDI now standing at 509…
Deep down my heart and conscience I am pleased with this outcome of the destruction of the dry and wet markets, as the perpetual euphoria some years ago  (11, 793 points in May 2008), created this upheaval which on the other hand is a promising sign for new ventures, investment and new beginnings! John...
February 18th, 2015 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Breaking News, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Gas, Gas Carriers, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Oil Industry, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technical, Technology, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The true cost of the BDI at 577…

The true cost of the BDI at 577…
How much does this 577 points of the BDI today and all other Baltic Indices affect the markets? Are the brokers to blame? Was their advice conned? Are the geopolitics that we owe this drop? What does this means to the Shipfinance world? How are the Funds reacting? Are bankruptcies looming in the background? How...
February 3rd, 2015 | Arctic Shipping, Breaking News, Energy, Markets, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Marine Money’s Capital Formation for Shipping Conference gets the crowds

Marine Money’s Capital Formation for Shipping Conference gets the crowds
Mia Jensen opening the event Never ever before such an event attracted so many delegates, journalists and also that special ingredient: a big variety of speakers! John Faraclas writes: Financing and Investment ideas for 2015 was the main title of the 6th Annual Marine Money London Forum at the Dorchester...
January 28th, 2015 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Gas, LNG, LPG, Markets, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Shipfinance, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ABB generates record Azipod orders in 2014 on icegoing and cruise ships demand

ABB generates record Azipod orders in 2014 on icegoing and cruise ships demand
Growing cruise market and significant Arctic projects boost ABB’s marine solution sales.  Zurich, Switzerland,  21 January 2015 – ABB, a global leader in power and automation technology, has  received record levels of new orders for the marine part of the group’s business, driven by solid growth...
January 21st, 2015 | Arctic Shipping, Icebreakers, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Conversions, Ship Supplies, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (19 December 2014)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (19 December 2014)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS:  In FX markets, the CHF remained under pressure in European trade on Friday following the SNB’s unexpected decision y-day to impose...
December 19th, 2014 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Shipfinance, Stock Markets | Read More

IMO adopts mandatory Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters

IMO adopts mandatory Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters
The Polar Code covers the full range of design, construction, equipment, operational, training, search and rescue and environmental protection matters relevant to ships operating in waters surrounding the two poles. ​(Photo: UN Photo/Mark Garten​) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 94th session,...
December 2nd, 2014 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Environment | Read More

Messy shipping markets and world politics in shambles

Messy shipping markets and world politics in shambles
John Faraclas Our forty-fifth weekly recapitulation of the markets and world geopolitics affecting same, tonight Friday the 21st  of November 2014 with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in Athens, re-confirms once again our last week’s title: “The Shipping Markets:…presume we are right again…...
November 21st, 2014 | Arctic Shipping, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Markets, News, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets | Read More

Iceberg warning for rigs

Iceberg warning for rigs
Small experimental unmanned surface craft conducting experiments near an iceberg. Rigs at risk from drifting icebergs can expect an early warning following research by the Memorial University of Newfoundland. The Autonomous Ocean Systems Laboratory (AOSL) at the University is undertaking a long-term...
November 18th, 2014 | Academia, Arctic Shipping, Energy, Environment, HR, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

As Arctic opens, US should lead in writing rules for a new ocean

As Arctic opens, US should lead in writing rules for a new ocean
The ss “Manhattan” courtesy Merritt Helfferich November 15, 2014  – OPINION: As shipping redefines the Arctic, the US should should show modern leadership by proposing that Heavy Fuel Oil be phased out of use in arctic waters. Pictured on the left is The SS Manhattan on its 1969 journey...
November 17th, 2014 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines chosen to power Arc 7 design icebreaking LNG carriers

Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines chosen to power Arc 7 design icebreaking LNG carriers
The icebreaking LNG carriers for the Yamal LNG project will be equipped with Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines. Wärtsilä Corporation, 10 November 2014 at 10:00 am EET – The Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) yard in South Korea has ordered a total of 54 Wärtsilä dual fuel engines...
November 10th, 2014 | Arctic Shipping, Energy, Icebreakers, LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Ban ships from using heavy fuel oil in Polar waters…

Ban ships from using heavy fuel oil in Polar waters…
Kevin Harun Ban ships from using heavy fuel oil in Polar waters, environmental group urges,  By James Brewer A marine transport emergency in the northerly Atlantic has highlighted the difficulty of responding to potential shipping casualties in Arctic waters, the campaign group Pacific Environment has...
October 30th, 2014 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Bunkering, Corporate Social Responsibility, Emissions, Environment, Featured, Health and Safety, Insight, Maritime Accidents, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Reports | Read More

Draft Polar Code approved by IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee

Draft Polar Code approved by IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee
The IMO’s HQ’s in London Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 67thh session, 13 to 17 October 2014 – Briefing: 32,  October 20, 2014 A key step on the way to a mandatory Polar Code for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters has been reached with the approval...
October 20th, 2014 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Environment, IMO, Oil Spill, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

Conference Notes: Capital Link Global Commodities, Energy & Freight Forum AND Shipping, Marine Services & Offshore Forum

Conference Notes: Capital Link Global Commodities, Energy & Freight Forum AND Shipping, Marine Services & Offshore Forum
Nicolas Bornozis introducing the London event and welcoming speakers and delegates Highlights from Capital Link’s 6th Annual Global Commodities, Energy & Freight Forum is now available on our website. Archive of the Forum’s audio webcast & presentation:http://forums.capitallink.com/shipping/2014derivatives/index.htmlConference...
October 13th, 2014 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Arctic Shipping, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Drill ships, Energy, Events, Gas, Gas Carriers, Icebreakers, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, LPG, Markets, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Supply ships, Tankers | Read More

Ice-strengthened research vessel given lifelong Ecospeed protection

Ice-strengthened research vessel given lifelong Ecospeed protection
In August the bow area of the underwater hull  of Royal Research Ship (RRS) James Clark Ross was coated with Ecospeed in Frederikshavn, Denmark. The ship is one of two ice-strengthened research vessels operated by British Antarctic Survey (BAS). The other, RRS Ernest Shackleton has been sailing...
October 1st, 2014 | Arctic Shipping, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Shipping: a Double Whammy or just an enter the Dragon issue…

Shipping: a Double Whammy or just an enter the Dragon issue…
ICAEW, the Capital Link’s Forum venue This 7th Shipping, Marine Services & Offshore Capital Link Forum in the Square Mile’s One Moorgate Place, will be remembered for ever not only because it surpassed any previous attendance record – something in the tune of 500+, not because more...
September 25th, 2014 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Banking, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Containers, Drill ships, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Events, Fixtures, Gas, Gas Carriers, HR, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, LPG, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Ocean Shipping, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Oil Spill, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution, Regulatory, Reports, Safety and Security, Sales and Purchases, Sanctions, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Supply ships, Tankers, Taxation, Technical, Technology, Trade and Commerce | Read More