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Raising the flag

With the current downturn in the dry bulk sector being among … >>


Greece: defending the heritage

Early this year, the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) lashed … >>


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Countdown to the world’s first cyber ship

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Sembcorp Marine records net profit of $66m for 1H 2016

Sembcorp Marine posted group revenue of $1.8 billion for the six months ended 30th June, 2016. This compares with $2.5bn in group revenue achieved in 1H 2015. The Group showed a net profit of $66 million for 1H 2016. Turnover for rigs & floaters was $956m for 1H 2016, a 45% year-on-year decline from the $1.7bn booked in the previous corresponding period. The … Read More...

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LNG market needs more vessels than currently on order

Despite the current weakness in LNG shipping rates, Drewry maintains its bullish long-term outlook for LNG shipping and believes the market will require more vessels than listed on the current orderbook, according to the latest edition of the LNG Forecaster report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry. Spot rates for dual fuel diesel electric LNG vessels … Read More...


ABS’s Bleiberg wins USCG public service award

Roy Bleiberg, Vice President of Engineering for classification society ABS's Americas Division, has been awarded the US Coast Guard (USCG) Meritorious Public Service Award. The award is the USCG's second-highest public service award for civilians who provide substantial contributions to the USCG's mission and which benefit the general public. Commander Jason Smith, … Read More...


Singapore College of Insurance P&I seminar to be held in Singapore

A Singapore College of Insurance seminar called Protection & Indemnity (P&I) Marine Liability Insurance will be held at Singapore's Marina Mandarin on 19th October this year. The one-day seminar, which is led by Chris Hall, MD of the American Club Hong Kong, will give in-depth insight into P&I insurance, how it works and why it plays such a vital role … Read More...


UK P&I call for members to use ‘can-test’ to help avoid loss of life arising from cargo liquefaction

Over the past decade, at least 100 seafarers have lost their lives due to incidents which have been attributed to bulk cargoes liquefying at sea. Senior Claims Director Alan Speed looks at the dangers of cargo liquefaction and the steps members can take to mitigate the risk. “The issue of liquefaction remains high on the UK Club’s Loss Prevention agenda. Solid bulk … Read More...

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Bureau Veritas appoints Nick Brown as Marine & Offshore Communications Director

International classification society Bureau Veritas has appointed Nick Brown as Communications Director, Marine & Offshore Division. He will take up the post from 2nd November, 2016, replacing Philippe Boisson, who retires after more than 25 years in the role. Philippe Donche-Gay, President of Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore Division said: “We are … Read More...

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Friend of the Sea turns to BMT for reefer vessels certification

BMT Surveys (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, the international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has been engaged by Friend of the Sea to investigate whether specialised reefer vessels comply with the broad set of requirements to qualify for certification. A non-profit and non-governmental organisation (NGO), the primary goal of Friend … Read More...

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Global Eagle Entertainment completes acquisition of Emerging Markets Communications

Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has completed its previously announced acquisition of Emerging Markets Communications (EMC), a communications services provider to maritime and hard-to-reach land markets. The combination of GEE and EMC creates one of the world's largest providers of satellite-based connectivity and media to the rapidly growing global mobility … Read More...

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Moore Stephens says shipping must disclose or risk being exposed

International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens says the shipping industry must adopt a transparent, proactive approach to corporate governance or else risk exposure to business and reputational damage. Corporate governance in shipping has been in sharp focus recently, particularly following publication of the research by Wells Fargo Securities into … Read More...

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Nigeria LNG vessel joins Warsash Maritime Academy’s fleet

Representatives from Nigeria LNG and university staff recently commissioned the latest vessel to join the scale ship model fleet at Southampton Solent’s Ship Handling Centre at Timsbury Lake, near Romsey. The introduction of the manned ship model named ‘Nigeria LNG’ was presided over by Babs Omotowa, Chief Executive and Managing Director of Nigeria LNG and Dr … Read More...

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MPR introduces new ultrasonic defect detection system for ships’ propellers

It is well know that during the casting of ship propellers small pores and tiny cracks may often arise within the material, which can lead to failure if not repaired. Until now testing for defects has been carried out manually but it is difficult to achieve consistent and reproducible results with such manual processes. To overcome this problem the … Read More...

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ClassNK makes breakthrough finding for ultra-large container ships

ClassNK has concluded that the minimum required brittle crack arrest toughness for extremely thick brittle crack arrest steel plates of 100mm used in ultra-large container ships is 8,000 N/mm3/2. The technical expertise is a world-first and is based on verification tests carried out as part of a joint R&D project in collaboration with Japan Welding Engineering … Read More...

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