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VesselsValue adds Containerships to its online valuation service.

VesselsValue adds Containerships to its online valuation service.
The online ship valuation service, which already covers tankers and bulkers, is now valuing Containerships from Feedermax (500 teu) up to ULCV (18, 000 teu). VesselsValue was launched earlier this year by London based S&P broker Seasure Shipping Ltd. The service provides instant, data-driven ship...
November 4th, 2011 | News | Read More

Cargotec to deliver MacGregor RoRo equipment for deepsea vessels

Cargotec to deliver MacGregor RoRo equipment for deepsea vessels
 In October Cargotec secured two contracts worth around EUR 15 million for complete MacGregor RoRo access and transfer systems for deepsea Container/RoRo (ConRo) vessels. “Both of these contracts are for vessels that will carry general and project cargo, as well as various type of RoRo cargo, and...
November 2nd, 2011 | News | Read More

World’s first certificate of fitness for safe CO2 storage

World’s first certificate of fitness for safe CO2 storage
Calgary: DNV awards the first certificate of fitness for safe CO2 storage to Shell’s Quest Carbon capture and Storage project. DNV has issued the world’s first certificate of fitness for a carbon dioxide (CO2) storage development plan to Shell’s Quest Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project....
November 2nd, 2011 | News | Read More

An Open Letter to Members and Branches from Institute President, on Piracy

An Open Letter to Members and Branches from Institute President, on Piracy
An open letter to each Branch and Member of The Nautical Institute Allaboutshipping brings you this down to earth letter and leaves it to the political professionals to seek solution for the long standing and continuing saga of Piracy, which is on the increase. We have watched for a number of years...
November 2nd, 2011 | News | Read More

Chamber speaks to Hazel Bryan, winner of MCA Officer Trainee of the Year Award

Chamber speaks to Hazel Bryan, winner of MCA Officer Trainee of the Year Award
Congratulations to Hazel Bryan, who on Wednesday 12th October was presented with the award at the Marine Society and Sea Cadet Annual Court. The Chamber this week spoke to the officer trainee, who revealed her journey started when she visited the ‘Careers at Sea’ website, “[I] found it all sounded...
November 2nd, 2011 | News | Read More

Piracy – M.v. Liquid Velvet hijacked by Somali pirates

Piracy – M.v. Liquid Velvet hijacked by Somali pirates
On 31 October 2011, the chemical tanker m.v. Liquid Velvet (Greek operated; Marshall Islands flagged; 11, 559 DWT; 22 crew) was hijacked in the Internationally Recognised Transit Corridor in the Gulf of Aden. The crew included one unarmed guard. The ship was en route from Suez to India when it was attacked...
November 2nd, 2011 | News | Read More

ClassNK Issues First Type Specific Training Course Approval for ECDIS Certification to FURUNO INS Training Center Singapore

ClassNK Issues First Type Specific Training Course Approval for ECDIS Certification to FURUNO INS Training Center Singapore
Singapore – ClassNK issued its first Type Specific Training Course approval for an ECDIS(Electronic Chart Display and Information System) Training Course offered by FURUNO INS Training Center Singapore. The approval, which coincides with the grand opening of the new training center, certifies that...
November 2nd, 2011 | News | Read More

Viking aids flood victims in Thailand

Viking aids flood victims in Thailand
VIKING Life-Saving Equipment, a world leading manufacturer of safety equipment, is providing aid to residents in Thailand. The country is in the middle of the worst flooding in more than 50 years that has killed over 300 persons, displaced another 100, 000 and caused widespread damage to homes and infrastructure. “We...
November 2nd, 2011 | News | Read More

Regional training centre in Djibouti – foundation stone laid

Regional training centre in Djibouti – foundation stone laid
As part of IMO’s efforts to promote the implementation of the Code of Conduct concerning the Repression of Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in the Western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden (Djibouti Code of Conduct), the foundation stone of the building set to house a regional training centre...
October 31st, 2011 | News | Read More

European Investment Bank funds key UK offshore wind transmission link

European Investment Bank funds key UK offshore wind transmission link
£52m of funding for the transmission link to the Walney 1 offshore wind farm will be provided by the European Investment Bank, the European Union’s long-term lending institution. Blue Transmission Walney 1 Limited has been granted a licence to own and operate the offshore transmission link by...
October 31st, 2011 | News | Read More

UK Club tackles tanker cargo claims

UK Club tackles tanker cargo claims
A new publication from the UK P&I Club focuses on one of the major sources of cargo-related claims in the tanker sector:  cargo contamination. The Club stresses that loading and discharging of a cargo is a joint operation between the crew of the tanker and the terminal staff. Therefore it is essential...
October 31st, 2011 | News | Read More

Manila Amendments workshop held in Jamaica

Manila Amendments workshop held in Jamaica
Admiral Peter Brady Amendments to the STCW Convention have been made at the right time to make it relevant for today’s and future needs, according to Rear Admiral Peter Brady, Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica. Officially opening a regional seminar in Jamaica entitled “Familiarisation...
October 31st, 2011 | News | Read More

Corporate Social Responsibility: a Priority or a Value?

Corporate Social Responsibility: a Priority or a Value?
by Anna Scott, Higher Human Factors Consultant and Karl Rich, Director of Marine Human Engineering Services.       Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) should be like a stick of rock, in that it should run right the way through the organisation, at every level, with no alterations or...
October 31st, 2011 | News | Read More

INTERMANAGER welcomes David Cameron’s call for armed guards on UK flagged ships

INTERMANAGER welcomes David Cameron’s call for armed guards on UK flagged ships
InterManager (an active member of the Save our Seafarers (SOS) campaign) is, after months of campaigning, delighted to hear the public vilification of piracy issued by the UK Government. The SOS campaign has strived to bring recognition of the horrific and detrimental effect of Somali piracy to both...
October 31st, 2011 | News | Read More

Wärtsilä to supply propulsion package for six new container vessels

Wärtsilä to supply propulsion package for six new container vessels
The environmental sustainability and reduced operating costs of Wärtsilä’s integrated propulsion solution were major factors in the winning of these orders. Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider, has been awarded the contract to supply the engines and propulsion...
October 31st, 2011 | News | Read More

Panama Approves First Specialized Vessel for Carriage of Nickel Ore

Panama Approves First Specialized Vessel for Carriage of Nickel Ore
Vessel built by Naikai Zosen for Nissho Shipping will become first NK classed ship to incorporate special construction for carriage of liquefiable cargoes. A new vessel being built at Japanese shipyard Naikai Zosen Corporation for shipowner Nissho Shipping Co., Ltd. became the first vessel to receive...
October 31st, 2011 | News | Read More

Seal of Approval for Caterpillar Marine Dealer Network

Seal of Approval for Caterpillar Marine Dealer Network
Caterpillar Marine Power Systems has contracted Germanischer Lloyd (GL) to certify the Marine Service Assessments (MSA) of its worldwide marine dealer network. The network consists of independent companies which provide sales services, commercial and technical support, as well as maintenance and repair...
October 31st, 2011 | News | Read More

Andreas A. Tsavliris elected President of ISU

Andreas A. Tsavliris elected President of ISU
New President for International Salvage Union –  The 57th General Meeting of the International Salvage Union (ISU) was held recently in Cartagena, Colombia. The meeting confirmed Andreas Tsavliris as the new President of the ISU. Andreas Tsavliris, who has been a member of the ISU Executive Committee...
October 30th, 2011 | News | Read More

ABS Strengthens Presence in Korea

ABS Strengthens Presence in Korea
ABS Strengthens Presence in Korea –  Class Society Expands R&D Initiatives with New Energy Technology Center in Korea Leading classification society ABS is further strengthening its ties to the Korean maritime industry by establishing the ABS Korea Energy Technology Center (KETC) in Busan...
October 30th, 2011 | News | Read More

Smooth sailing for Pole Star and Absolute

Smooth sailing for Pole Star and Absolute
Smooth sailing for Pole Star and Absolute – Newly merged company will track and monitor half the world’s ships Pole Star Space Applications Limited (“Pole Star”), Absolute Software Inc. and Absolute Maritime Tracking Services Inc. (“Absolute”) just announced that the merger of the three...
October 30th, 2011 | News | Read More

The Role of the European Union in the UK

The Role of the European Union in the UK
On 18 October 2011 IMIF delegates met at the offices of Watson, Farley & Williams to listen to guest speaker Bill Cash MP, once described as the House of Commons greatest eurosceptic MP, talking on “The role of the European Union in the UK”. Not the most maritime of subjects one would...
October 26th, 2011 | News | Read More

LRQA certifies Northern Rail to ISO 50001 – the comprehensive new international standard for energy management

LRQA certifies Northern Rail to ISO 50001 – the comprehensive new international standard for energy management
UK’s largest train operator certified as part of its in ongoing commitment to improved energy efficiency across its network. LRQA Managing Director Mike James (left) presents Ian Bevan, Managing Director for Northern Rail, with the ISO 50001 certificate. Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA)...
October 25th, 2011 | News | Read More

Caterpillar to Provide Power Solutions for Norwegian Offshore Supply Vessel

Caterpillar to Provide Power Solutions for Norwegian Offshore Supply Vessel
MaK Propulsion Engines, DEP solutions chosen for Ostensjo Rederi AS  newbuild. Caterpillar Marine Power Systems was recently selected to provide 2x 6 M 25 C and 2x 9 M 25 C propulsion engines for an Ostensjo Rederi AS offshore supply newbuild. Each 6 M 25 C engine will provide 2000 kW @ 750 rpm. The...
October 25th, 2011 | News | Read More

ClassNK Tops 190 Million Gross Tons

ClassNK Tops 190 Million Gross Tons
    World Leading Class Society Adds 11 Million GT in 9 months. Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK continues its streak of incredible growth with the Society’s Classification Committee confirming today that its register topped 190 million gross tons for the first time at the...
October 24th, 2011 | News | Read More

PD Ports HullContainer Terminal gears up for growth

PD Ports HullContainer Terminal gears up for growth
PD Ports operated Hull Container Terminal on 17 October completed the re-configuration of its container cranes to increase the facility’s efficiency and meet growth expectations. One of the three rail-mounted ship-to-shore gantry cranes, which weighs 650 tonnes, was moved to allow the terminal’s...
October 24th, 2011 | News | Read More