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Shell supplies marine technology solutions to world’s largest container ship

Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), one of the world's largest integrated international container transportation, logistics and terminal companies, has appointed Shell Marine to provide its integrated marine solutions which include lubricants and services for OOCL Hong Kong (pictured). OOCL Hong Kong is the latest vessel to claim the ‘world’s largest container … Read More...

Keppel reports small rise in profits for 1H 2017

Keppel Corporation Limited (Keppel) reported a net profit of S$421 million for the half year ended 30th June 2017, slightly higher than the S$416 million for 1H 2016. Group revenue of S$2,802m for 1H 2017 was S$566m – 17% below the same period in 2016. Performing stably year-on-year, the property division was the largest contributor to the Group’s 1H 2017 net … Read More...

Challenges to ports and destinations – operating beyond peak demand

With the number of cruise ships deployed in Europe increasing each year, ports and destinations are under increasing pressure to accommodate the influx of ships and passengers, as well as larger ships and new technologies. But how are they addressing the issue of berth and shoreside congestion, as well as increased risks in security? A dedicated conference session … Read More...

DNV GL releases updated DNV GL NOx TIER III compliance guide

Classification society DNV GL has developed a new brochure to offer a set of best practices for the design of ships subject to NOx Tier III requirements. It also offers guidance on the considerations that should be taken into account at the newbuilding stage. DNV GL says that to ensure the success of any newbuilding plan, ship owners should carefully consider the … Read More...

BMT releases SMARTMOBILE

BMT SMART (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, has announced the launch of the SMARTMOBILE webpage optimised for smartphones and smaller tablets providing fast access to key vessel performance data. Matthew Streeter, Product Manager at BMT SMART explained: “Smartphones are now favoured by 70% of all internet users, so we wanted our users to have the ability to access … Read More...

Wärtsilä half year financial report shows growth in orders and net sales

Wärtsilä has released its financial report for January to June 2017 which shows its order intake increased 13% to €2,776 million, compared to the same period last year. Net sales were also up by 6% at €2,299 million and the comparable operating result increased from €206 million to €211 million, which represents 9.2% of net sales. The order book at the end of … Read More...

MOL chooses diagnostic monitoring system ‘ClassNK CMAXS’ for additional two ships

ClassNK Consulting Service’s developed next-generation diagnostic monitoring system ClassNK CMAXS has been chosen by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) for installation on two more ships operated by the company. The system is now installed on a total of six MOL-operated ships. The two ships are installed with CMAXS e-GICSX, a system which monitors electrically controlled … Read More...

UK Government warned complacency will lead to decline of seafarers

The maritime professional’s trade union, Nautilus International, has welcomed a major new report which warns the UK Government that seafarer numbers will continue to decline – adversely impacting defence and economic interests – unless increased levels of support are met. The independent review of the Support for Maritime Training (SMarT) scheme highlights the … Read More...

Coldharbour signs up Lloyd’s Register for US Coast Guard type approval process

UK-based Coldharbour Marine, a manufacturer of ballast water treatment systems based on unique inert gas technology, has signed a contract with Lloyd’s Register (LR) to oversee the complete range of tests required by the US Coast Guard (USCG) in its type approval process. LR has Independent Laboratory Approval from the USCG and will work closely in the type … Read More...

Bureau Veritas and Ascenz join forces in ship performance agreement

Bureau Veritas and Singapore-based Ascenz have signed a memorandum to provide ship performance and monitoring solutions to ship owners worldwide. The agreement will enable Bureau Veritas to offer Shipulse, Ascenz’s solution for real time ship performance and monitoring.  Shipulse captures critical shipboard data to provide insights for better decision making, fuel … Read More...

ClassNK Singapore marks 50 years with anniversary party

Classification society ClassNK hosted an anniversary party to commemorate 50 years of its Singapore Office yesterday (Tuesday). ClassNK’s Singapore Office was established in 1967 to strengthen its service network in Southeast Asia and cover surveys at ports around the region as well as to support its clients. Held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the evening … Read More...

Radio Holland awarded IT package for Australia’s Antarctic Supply Research Vessel

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS, Vlissingen) has awarded Radio Holland a large and innovative contract to supply the IT systems onboard the state-of-the-art Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) for the Australian Antarctic Division. This three-year newbuild project is exemplary for the fact that Radio Holland provides more and more solutions for demanding … Read More...

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