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First unmanned cargo ship expected in October 2021, says Alliance

ABS, which provides classification and technical services to the offshore and marine industries, joined the Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance to work with industry partners, including class organisations, shipyards, equipment manufacturers and designers to advance autonomous shipping. The design will integrate features of independent decision-making, autonomous … Read More...

Smart shipping is the key focus of ISSS summit

Major players from global ship owning, shipmanagement and associated service industries such as satellite communications and maritime clusters are among the confirmed speakers at the Fourth International Shipowning and Shipmanagement Summit (ISSS), to be held during London International Shipping Week 2017. Chaired by Bjørn Jebsen, InterManager President and … Read More...

Wärtsilä scrubbers used to clean exhaust systems of two Japanese bulk carriers

Technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the exhaust gas cleaning systems for two new 56,000 dwt Handymax bulk carriers. The ships are being built at Oshima Shipbuilding Co Ltd in Japan for Tokyo-based NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers Ltd (NYK BP), a wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, one of Japan's largest shipping companies. … Read More...

Höegh Singapore in mid North Atlantic rescue

The Höegh-Wallem managed vessel, Höegh Singapore, was involved in a recntrescue operation in the mid North Atlantic Ocean. The Höegh Singapore, a pure car & truck carrier (PCTC), manned through Höegh Fleet Services in China, was on her way from Halifax, Canada to Antwerp, Belgium when the team onboard heard a distress call about a sailing boat in trouble. The … Read More...

ABS-classed Harvest tug barge delivered to US fleet

ABS, which provides classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, is pleased to confirm that the ABS-classed Harvest, an articulated tug barge (ATB) purpose-built to transport liquefied anhydrous ammonia, has been delivered to a subsidiary of Savage Companies by US shipbuilder Vigor. “The delivery of this ATB represents a landmark … Read More...

Samskip moves to add Nor Lines to its portfolio

Samskip has announced that it will acquire activities associated with Nor Lines AS, in a major expansion of its shipping, transport and logistics businesses in Norway. Subject to approval by Norway’s competition authorities, Samskip has agreed with the DSD Group to acquire the activities of Nor Lines, which generates an average annual turnover of €110 … Read More...

Damen complete fourth in series of Vroon subsea support vessels

Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf (Oranjewerf) has bid farewell to VOS Start, Vroon BV’s first DP2, subsea-support, walk-to-work (W2W) vessel. The 80m-long VOS Start arrived at Oranjewerf on 1st June from her shipyard in China for the installation of a motion-compensated gangway system – the first of its kind – by Barge Master and Bosch Rexroth, the extended installation of … Read More...

Keppel Group wins flurry of work-based health and safety awards

Keppel Group has clinched 36 awards at this year's Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Awards, organised by the Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSHC) and Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in Singapore. This is the highest number of awards won by a single organisation this year. Of the 36 awards, Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) received 28 awards under the … Read More...

UK P&I Club: Search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean

“Summer is once again upon us and the media coverage surrounding the refugee and migrant crisis in the Mediterranean continues, as do the criticisms of Operation Triton. So has anything really changed since Triton was introduced or do commercial operators still have to step in? “Launched on 1 November 2014, the EU’s Frontex conducted Operation Triton has been a … Read More...

Sailors’ Society’s upgraded app aims to combat illness and improve seafarer welfare

The latest version of Sailors’ Society’s Wellness at Sea app for seafarers hopes to further combat high rates of cardiovascular conditions and mental health disorders among seafarers. The enhancements to the free app, sponsored by Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, now gives users a range of healthy living tips, recipes and exercises to help monitor and maintain … Read More...

Nakilat sees fall in net profits for 1H 2017

Nakilat achieved a net profit of QAR 409 million for the first half of 2017 compared to QAR 501m for the same period in 2016. The fall in profits was mainly attributed to the lower number of charter hire days in the current period compared to the same period last year, the effect of changing the estimated scrap value of vessels in accordance with applicable … Read More...

New cranes at the Port of Felixstowe

The Port of Felixstowe has ordered two new gantry cranes for its Berths 8&9 and work has started to raise 10 of the existing cranes on Trinity Terminal at the port. The new cranes, ordered from ZPMC in Shanghai, will bring to 12 the number on the port’s newest terminal. They will have a 59.5 metre outreach from the quay, sufficient to allow them to handle … Read More...

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