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Companies news
March 22, 2018

Offshore Industry Welcomes Straightpoints DNV Approval

Straightpoint (SP) has received a DNV GL Type Approval Certificate, acknowledging that its equipment meets the rigorous standards of the global quality assurance and risk management company for their use offshore.

AIS vessel management tracking systems can prevent illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

IUU fishing (illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing) is a well-known problem in capture fisheries and not limited to high sea fisheries. Which current technology can solve this problem?

Launch of Open Simulation Platform for creating new ships

New partners have joined the Open Simulation Platform (OSP) initiative, which aims to create an open source digital platform which will allow the creation of so called digital twins in the design of ships. The initiative was launched this week at the Norwegian Maritime Competence Centre in Ålesund.

NOVATEK Receives Patent for Proprietary Arctic Cascade Gas Liquefaction Technology

Moscow, 21 March 2018. PAO NOVATEK (the Company) obtained a federal patent No.
RU 2645185 C1 for its proprietary natural gas liquefaction technology called Arctic
Cascade. The patented LNG technology is based on a two-stage liquefaction process that
capitalizes on the colder ambient temperature in the Arctic climate to maximize energy
efficiency during the liquefaction process.

March 21, 2018

MAN Diesel & Turbo and Hyundai Agree Joint Test Venture

New facility to feature test engine with innovative PVU technology
MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced that it will build a new test-engine facility in collaboration with its two-stroke licensee, HHI-EMD, the engine and machinery division of Hyundai Heavy Industries. The new venture aims to expand MAN Diesel & Turbos R&D test capacity, in the process strengthening its development of dual-fuel gas engines.

Wärtsilä and Crowley extend maintenance agreement for 11 articulated tug barges

The technology group Wärtsilä and Crowley Petroleum Services are continuing their co-operation by extending and expanding their maintenance agreement for 11 articulated tug barges (ATBs) owned and operated by US-based Crowley. An ATB has a hinged connection system that allows a powerful ocean-going tug to connect to a notch in the stern of the barge, which enables the tug to propel and maneuver the barge.

March 20, 2018

Deadline Looms for Lifeboat Hook Replacement Advises Norsafe

Norsafe, global Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) manufacturer, has advised the industry that it needs to ensure that all ships on-load LSA release mechanisms comply with SOLAS Resolution MSC.317(89) by 1st July 2019.

ABB wins contract to equip two next-generation shuttle tankers with future-proof solutions

ABB wins order from Samsung Heavy Industries to equip two new shuttle tankers, contracted to the world's largest offshore operator Statoil ASA, with a comprehensive scope of future-proof solutions expected to deliver better efficiency and lower emissions than any comparable tanker.

I-Tech AB signs deal for largest ever Selektope order with Chugoku Marine Paints

I-Tech AB, the Swedish developer of the bio-repellent antifouling ingredient Selektope, has signed a significant supply agreement with one of the industrys leading paint manufacturers representing the largest ever single order of the technology to-date.

Bulk shipping operators rely on MacGregor's watchful eye to inspect essential equipment

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has recently signed two inspection service agreements with experienced dry bulk shipping operators, ESL Shipping and Wagenborg Shipping, to ensure that essential MacGregor equipment is in good working order and any issues are identified quickly to avoid unexpected downtime.

March 19, 2018

ClassNK releases Guidelines for Direct Load Analysis and Strength Assessment

Tokyo Leading classification society ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Direct Load Analysis and Strength Assessment of hull structure. These guidelines incorporate the load and structural consistent analysis structural evaluation method.

Wärtsilä acquires Transas to accelerate its Smart Marine Ecosystem vision

The technology group Wärtsilä is to acquire Transas, a global company headquartered in the U.K. The move will speed Wärtsilä along its path towards its Smart Marine Ecosystem vision. Established in 1990, Transas is a global market leader in marine navigation solutions that include complete bridge systems, digital products and electronic charts. The company is also a leader in professional training and simulation services, ship traffic control, as well as monitoring, and support. Transas leverages the latest in machine learning and AI to create a unified cloud-based platform for managing operations across the entire marine ecosystem.

March 16, 2018

VIKING sees a slight improvement in cargo and offshore

For the second consecutive year, revenue and earnings remained stagnant for 2017 at VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S. Two of the largest customer segments, the cargo ship market and offshore industry, remain in turmoil and continue to impact the top and bottom lines. Signs of a slight improvement in the economy are encouraging, as well as VIKINGs gain in market share.

Removing oily water discharge risks with the Alfa Laval BlueBox SA

Non-compliant discharge of oily water continues to be an environmental threat and an expensive headache for the marine industry. With the tamper-proof Alfa Laval BlueBox SA, a stand-alone oil content monitor and data recorder, Alfa Laval is providing peace of mind to ship owners and operators.


This optimised HLCV has been designed together with Ulstein Design and Solutions B.V. to
combine economic and technical efficiency with the highest quality and safety.
Environmental considerations and improved fuel efficiency have also been factored into the design
where the vessel will be powered by dual fuel engines and has the ability to run on natural gas

Industry news
February 26, 2018

DP World slams Djibouti Port seizure, commences arbitration proceedings

DP World has strongly responded as it accused the Government of Djibouti of illegally seizing control of the Doraleh Container Terminal from its operating unit there.

February 23, 2018

Dry Bulk Market Looks Up: J. Lauritzen

Both the dry bulk market and the market for small gas carriers are anticipated to benefit from the expected rise in economic activity in 2018, more so as supply growth will be rather limited in both segments, says J. Lauritzen, the Danish shipping company with worldwide operations.

February 22, 2018

U.S. Oil Boom Tempts Saudis to Consider Exporting American Crude

The kingdoms state oil firm considered the possibility of sending American crude to Asia in February via a U.S. unit before determining it wasnt economically viable, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. It also asked potential buyers in Asia if they would be interested in U.S. supply, according to officials at two regional refiners. The people asked not to be identified because the information is confidential.

February 16, 2018

Jan De Nul Group will install 32 Wind Turbine Generators (WTG) at the 1bn Trianel Borkum II offshore wind farm

The project has been awarded by wind turbine maker Senvion GmbH and will feature Senvion 6.3M152 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 6.33MW. Jan De Nul said it will also undertake offshore mechanical completion works as part of the project.

February 13, 2018

Union of Greek Shipowners upbeat on 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

'No turning back!' on 0.5% sulphur cap states IMO sec-gen

IMO secretary-general Ki-Tack Lim underscored the organisations 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

Could Wartsila buy Rolls-Royce's marine business?

With Rolls-Royces 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

World's first electric container barges to sail from European ports this summer

The worlds 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

Gulf Navigation to raise capital through IPO

Dubai-based Gulf Navigation Holding is to increase the companys capital by over AED 448 million (US$121.9 million), taking the groups total share capital to AED 1 billion (US$ 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 Navigations expansion plans to progress.

January 10, 2018

Societe Generale joins SEALNG

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 Expands Cryptocurrency Use Following First Bitcoin Yacht Deal

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

Naval Dome exposes vessel vulnerabilities to cyber attack

More onboard cyber vulnerability has been revealed, with maritime cyber defence firm Naval Dome demonstrating yet more ways hackers can compromise ship safety.

Exmar takes delivery of world's first barge-based FSRU from Wison

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.

Alabama port authority, APM Terminals approve container facility expansion

The Alabama State Port Authoritys (ASPA) and APM Terminals' boards recently approved a $49.5 million expansion of the Port of Mobile container facility.

December 15, 2017

Quebec port to construct container terminal

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.

Coming Events
Posidonia 2018
March, 2018

GST & Shipping2030 Europe

20-23 March 2018 Tivoli Congress Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark


Mar. 30 2018 Saint-Petersburg, Russia


Mar. 28-30, 2018 Saint-Petersburg, Russia

World Maritime Week 2018

Mar. 27-31, 2018 • Bilbao, Spain

Direct Email
June, 2018

6th International Maritime Business Forum & Exhibition SIMBF

June 6-7, 2018 Sevastopol, Russia

Posidonia 2018

June 4-8, 2018 • Athens, Greece

Caspian International Boat and Yacht Show

June 11-13, 2018 • Baku, Azerbaijan

September, 2018


Sept. 04-07, 2018 • Hamburg. Germany

October, 2018

Offshore Marintec Russia

Oct. 02-05, 2018 St-Petersburg, Russia

December, 2018

INMEX China - Cruise Build

Dec. 05-07, 2018 Guangzhou, China

March, 2019

INMEX Vietnam 2019

Mar. 27-29, 2019 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

June, 2019

Nor-Shipping 2019

June 4-7, 2019 • Oslo, Norway

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