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ShipConstructor Partners With Cloudis

ShipConstructor Partners With Cloudis
 ShipConstructor Software Inc. (SSI) is collaborating with Cloudis to develop an interface to the Cloudis CMPIC Cable Management Application. This development is consistent with SSI’s best-of-breed approach to providing comprehensive solutions composed of the best products for a particular client....
December 5th, 2011 | Communication, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Leave Environmental Risk Cover to the market argues IUA

Leave Environmental Risk Cover to the market argues IUA
Market-driven solutions to environmental liability risks should take precedence over possible EU-enforced compulsory financial requirements, the International Underwriting Association has stated. In a series of policy statements the association’s Non-Marine Environmental Committee argues it would be...
December 5th, 2011 | Environment, News, Organisations | Read More

IMO Council elects chairman for 2012-2013 biennium

IMO Council elects chairman for 2012-2013 biennium
 The newly elected IMO Council for 2012-2013 met on Thursday, 1 December, and re-elected Mr. Jeffrey G. Lantz (United States) as its Chairman and re-elected Mr. Dumisani Ntuli (South Africa) as its Vice-Chairman.
December 1st, 2011 | IMO, Organisations, People and Places | Read More

Wärtsilä introduces latest addition to its RT-flex48T engine portfolio

Wärtsilä introduces latest addition to its RT-flex48T engine portfolio
 The new engine is designed to power small bulk and tanker vessels. The flex common-rail technology lowers emissions and fuel consumption. Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider, successfully started up its new 6-cylinder Wärtsilä RT-flex48T engine on 24 November 2011...
December 1st, 2011 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

IMO Assembly adopts wide range of resolutions

IMO Assembly adopts wide range of resolutions
 IMO Assembly, 27 session: 27-30 November 2011. A wide range of resolutions, reflecting the broad canvas of the Organization’s work, was adopted by the 27th Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), when it met in London at the Organization’s Headquarters from 21 to 30 November...
December 1st, 2011 | IMO, News, Organisations | Read More

GL Updates Rules for Inland Navigation Vessels

GL Updates Rules for Inland Navigation Vessels
 To ensure the continuing safety and promote the efficiency of inland waterway transport, Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has released an update to the GL Rules for Inland Navigation Vessels (INV). The update to the rules came into effect on 1 November 2011 and consists of rules for: classification and surveys;...
November 30th, 2011 | Classification Societies, News | Read More

Challenges facing an independent shipowner

Challenges facing an independent shipowner
 An IMIF buffet luncheon was held on Wednesday 23 November 2011 hosted by Tom Boardley, Marine Director, Lloyd’s Register with the guest speaker’s presentation being made in the hallowed General Committee Room. There, in a surrounding of panelled walls inlaid with biblical nautical quotations...
November 28th, 2011 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Markets, News | Read More

IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2011 goes to hijacked ship Master Captain Seog Hae-gyun of the Republic of Korea

IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2011 goes to hijacked ship Master Captain Seog Hae-gyun of the Republic of Korea
 The event commenced with an excellent “Rescue at sea” video (courtesy of China Rescue and Salvage, International Salvage Union, Royal National Lifeboat Institution and others) and followed the address by IMO Secretary- General Adm. Efthimios E. Mitropoulos.  Captain Seog Hae-gyun of the Republic...
November 27th, 2011 | IMO, Story of the Month | Read More

EU requirements weigh on HSH Nordbank result

EU requirements weigh on HSH Nordbank result
Operating performance successfully strengthened Net income before restructuring increased by more than fivefold in the first three quarters of 2011 – Positive Net income before tax Special payment of EUR 500 million due to EU-requirements to Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein causes consolidated loss after...
November 26th, 2011 | News | Read More

Cargotec’s Siwertell technology wins IBJ’s safety in bulk handling award

Cargotec’s Siwertell technology wins IBJ’s safety in bulk handling award
 For a third year running Cargotec has won an International Bulk Journal (IBJ) award for the technology that it offers the bulk-handling market; this year its new Siwertell sulphur safety system has taken top prize in IBJ’s safety in bulk handling awards Cargotec has developed a system, known...
November 24th, 2011 | People and Places | Read More

Cargotec appoints Tom Svennevig Vice President for MacGregor advanced load-handling business

Cargotec appoints Tom Svennevig Vice President for MacGregor advanced load-handling business
 Cargotec has appointed Tom Svennevig as Vice President responsible for the company’s advanced load-handling business line as of 24 October 2011. Mr Svennevig is experienced in the offshore business, and he joins Cargotec from Aker Pusnes in Norway where he was Vice President, Deck Machinery....
November 24th, 2011 | People and Places | Read More

Wärtsilä completes unique conversion of vessel to LNG operation

Wärtsilä completes unique conversion of vessel to LNG operation
The product tanker ‘Bit Viking’ was the first vessel ever to undergo a conversion by Wärtsilä from heavy fuel oil to liquefied natural gas (LNG) operation. The conversion enables the ‘Bit Viking’ to qualify for lower nitrogen oxide (NOX) emission taxes under the Norwegian NOX fund scheme. The...
November 23rd, 2011 | News, Ship Conversions | Read More

Dramatic South Hall changes for the 2012 Tullett Prebon London Boat Show

Dramatic South Hall changes for the 2012 Tullett Prebon London Boat Show
 The 2012 Tullett Prebon London Boat Show at ExCeL London is set to be another spectacular event for the UK marine industry with hundreds of must-see boats on display.  The London Show is an important event for visitors as it marks the start of the next sailing year; when you can’t get out on the...
November 20th, 2011 | Exhibitions, Sports | Read More

60 seconds with Jerry Sullivan

60 seconds with Jerry Sullivan
 Lloyd’s is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Lloyd’s building – one of the most forward-looking architectural feats of its time. Modern architecture can be challenging – and not just in the aesthetic sense, says Jerry Sullivan, a specialist underwriter of architects and engineers professional...
November 20th, 2011 | Dialogs and Debates, Organisations | Read More

Lord Mayor of London commends UK Maritime Services

Lord Mayor of London commends UK Maritime Services
Mark Jackson and Jeremy Penn greet the newly elected Lord Mayor of London Newly elected Lord Mayor of London David Wooton highlighted the £26bn contribution made by maritime businesses to the UK economy during a visit to London’s Baltic Exchange  last Wednesday. The visit underlines the diverse...
November 20th, 2011 | People and Places | Read More

Thames Investment Drives Jobs and Growth

Thames Investment Drives Jobs and Growth
The Port of London Authority (PLA) says that the tidal River Thames is attracting investment of almost £2.5 billion in new passenger piers, cargo handling terminals and vessels. The PLA revealed the figure at the recently held parliamentary reception hosted by Gravesham MP, Adam Holloway.  The 95 miles...
November 18th, 2011 | News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

WTM2011 Experiences 5% Increase in Visitors

WTM2011 Experiences 5% Increase in Visitors
World TravelMarket 2011, the leading global event for the travel industry, experienced animpressive 5% increase in visitors compared to the previous event. More than 28, 000visitors (28, 183) attended WTM 2011 compared to 26, 908 that attended WTM 2010, reveals unaudited figures. The 2011 risecements...
November 18th, 2011 | News | Read More

ABS Chief Executive Warns on Class Move into Ship Design

ABS Chief Executive Warns on Class Move into Ship Design
Development of in-house ‘green ship’ designs by class societies risks creating conflict of interest with their core safety role.- (Houston, TX—) ABS President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher J. Wiernicki has warned that a move into ship design by some class societies creates a fundamental...
November 18th, 2011 | Classification Societies, News | Read More

Potentials identified for foreign companies in China’s fast growing LNG sector

Potentials identified for foreign companies in China’s fast growing LNG sector
The rapidly growing LNG industry in China is expected to draw on wide support from foreign companies in order to meet the demand for technologies and competencies needed to realise ambitious targets. This is one of the findings of a study exploring the opportunities and challenges for Norwegian companies...
November 18th, 2011 | News | Read More

World’s largest heavylift vessel to be classed by DNV

World’s largest heavylift vessel to be classed by DNV
Rotterdam: Dockwise’s new heavy lift vessel, the Dockwise Vanguard, will be able to lift and transport units of up to 110, 000 tonnes. The maximum capacity of an existing vessel is 75, 000 tonnes. With its width of nearly 80 metres and length of 275 metres, this is the first semisubmersible heavy lift...
November 18th, 2011 | Classification Societies, News | Read More

Vattenfall’s UK Country Manager and Director for East Anglia Offshore Wind Joint on world’s largest offshore wind farm

Vattenfall’s UK Country Manager and Director for East Anglia Offshore Wind Joint on world’s largest offshore wind farm
The offshore wind industry is on the threshold of major expansion. Since 2003, more than 500 offshore wind turbines have been installed- 35 per cent of them in 2010 alone. The investments going into the industry are rather impressive: the European Wind Energy Association calculates banks invested over...
November 18th, 2011 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Caterpillar Launches Cat® C175-16 Marine Propulsion Engine

Caterpillar Launches Cat® C175-16 Marine Propulsion Engine
Cat C175 Designed to Drive More Profitable Vessel designs Caterpillar today introduced the Cat® C175-16 marine propulsion engine at a size, power and rpm that will drive new, more profitable vessel designs for all segments of the marine industry. The latest in a line of high performance engines designed...
November 18th, 2011 | News | Read More

Action needed to combat shipping fraud – and to ensure independence of the judiciary

Action needed to combat shipping fraud – and to ensure independence of the judiciary
James Brewer International Maritime Fraud: London Shipping Law Centre event By James Brewer Fraud and corruption are blighting many aspects of the maritime world, from the mundane operation of vessels right through to the highest levels of commercial justice, the most recent seminar organised by...
November 17th, 2011 | Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Port Authority celebrates 80th birthday of the Bayonne Bridge

Port Authority celebrates 80th birthday of the Bayonne Bridge
Crossing is the Gateway to Region’s Port Facilities, the Largest on the East Coast, and Generator of Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs and Billions in Economic Activity Arching gracefully over the industrial Kill Van Kull waterway, the steel triangular-truss Bayonne Bridge celebrated its 80th birthday...
November 17th, 2011 | News | Read More

Hamworthy lands offshore inertgas contract at Hyundai

Hamworthy lands offshore inertgas contract at Hyundai
 Hamworthy has won a contract from South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries to supply its inert gas generator (IGG) package for the QUAD 204 FPSO project. The BP-operated FPSO is to be deployed some 110 miles to the west of the Shetland Isles in the North Atlantic as a replacement for the Schiehallion...
November 17th, 2011 | News | Read More