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Bibby WaveMaster 1 launched at Damen Shipyards Galati

The pioneering Bibby WaveMaster 1, the first of Damen’s purpose-built Service Operations Vessels (SOV) with Walk-to-Work (W2W) capability, was officially launched at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania today (Friday).

When completed, Bibby Marine Services, part of Bibby Line Group, will deploy the vessel to support forthcoming offshore wind construction and O&M projects in the North Sea.

Stephen Blaikie, Chief Executive Officer, Bibby Marine Services Ltd, said: “This is an important Read More…

Crowley makes history in San Juan with arrival of new cranes

Three new, ship-to-shore cranes that were constructed in Ireland were delivered to Crowley Puerto Rico Services’ Isla Grande Terminal in San Juan on Wednesday, marking a historic milestone for the company and island.

The cranes are a key element of the $130 million Crowley is investing in infrastructure improvements to its Isla Grande Terminal, and their arrival marks the first time new, specialised gantry cranes have been received for operation Read More…

MacGregor and Rolls-Royce to explore implications of autonomy for container ships

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, and Rolls-Royce have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on research and development to explore the impact of developments in autonomy for cargo ship navigation and cargo systems onboard container ships.

This collaboration will harness both companies’ experience laying the groundwork for the development of autonomous container ships.

Asbjørn Skaro, Rolls-Royce, Director Digital and Systems, said: “Rolls-Royce is pioneering remotely controlled and autonomous ships Read More…

ClassNK issues first EGCS ready notation

Classification society ClassNK has issued EGCSR-F (Exhaust Gas Cleaning System Ready Full) notations to nine ships operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines. This notification signifies that the ship fulfills requirement for SOx scrubber retrofitting.

Following discussions on the implementation schedule of MARPOL Annex VI SOX/PM regulations at MEPC70 in October last year, all ships operating outside Emission Control Areas (ECA) will be required to limit sulphur emission levels to under 0.50% Read More…

Borealis Maritime chooses A & P Falmouth

Global ship repair, conversion and marine specialist A&P Group has completed a 13-day specialist maintenance programme for Borealis Maritime’s Mozart container ship at its Falmouth facility.

The 39,339 tonne, 2824teu container ship arrived in Falmouth earlier this month for its special survey docking period.  A&P Group’s programme of works included hull preparation and painting, minor shell steel renewals, electric motor overhauls and hatch steel and rubber seal repairs and renewals.

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LEK Lubrication Systems scoops Mersey Maritime Industry Award

Merseyside business LEK Lubrication Systems has scooped the Micro Business of the Year 2017 award at the prestigious Mersey Maritime Industry Awards (MMIAs).

Success in the MMIAs, which took place on 9th March at Liverpool Football Club, marks a significant step in the journey of LEK Lubrication’s business owners Norman and Alexis Lay who, during 2016, took the decision to reposition and grow their 28-year-old company in order to capture Read More…

Maersk Container Industry launches enhanced reefer container system for cost-effective ocean transport of high-value fresh produce

Extending the profitable market reach of high-value perishables, Maersk Container Industry (MCI) has launched an extension of its established controlled atmosphere system. Effectively controlling the ripening process, the Star Cool CA+ system extends the market reach of sensitive low-respiring perishables such as blueberry and lychee, reaching their destination in optimal condition without over-ripening or decaying during transit.

With increased consumer demand around the world for a vast variety of fresh Read More…

Hempel inaugurates new factory in Kuwait

Global coatings supplier Hempel inaugurated a new factory in Mina Abdullah in Kuwait today (Friday).

The factory is the latest addition to its comprehensive global supply chain. In 2016 alone, the company completed a capacity expansion project in Malaysia and opened new factories in Russia and Vietnam, adding more than 28 million litres to its annual production capacity.

With a 40% higher capacity than Hempel’s existing production facility in Safat, Read More…

Liberian Registry passes historic 150m gross tons landmark

The Liberian Registry has passed the historic milestone of 150 million gross tons, confirming its position as the second largest ship registry in the world, behind only Panama, in terms of numbers of ships and gross tonnage.

Following registration of the 43,301gt bulk carrier SBI Jive, owned by the Scorpio Group, the Liberian-flag fleet currently numbers 4,167 vessels aggregating 150m gross tons. This milestone was recognised yesterday (Wednesday) at the Read More…

PSA International announces annual results

PSA International has announced its full year results ending 31 December 2016 which show that the company handled 67.63 million TEUs last year, representing an increase of 5.5% from the previous year.

PSA’s flagship Singapore Terminals contributed 30.59 million TEUs in 2016. PSA terminals outside Singapore delivered a total throughput of 37.04 million TEUs, increasing 10.6% over 2015.

However, while PSA Group revenue rose 3%, profit from operations declined 5.4% Read More…

Maarten Post appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Radio Holland Group

Maarten Post (pictured) has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) and member of the General Management Team of the Radio Holland Group, as of 13th March.

With his extensive and versatile international management experience Mr Post will be responsible for the management of the global operations of the Radio Holland Group and further building the global service network.

Within RH Marine Group over the past years, he has had several Read More…

IRClass Academy and Singapore Nautical Institute deliver Ballast Water Management Course in Singapore

Indian Register of Shipping’s training arm, IRClass Academy, in association with the Singapore Nautical Institute, delivered a training course on Ballast Water Management in Singapore earlier this month (March).

Conducted by IRClass’ Joint Managing Director, Vijay Arora (pictured), the course was designed to equip attendees with a better understanding of the requirements of Ballast Water Management Convention set to enter into force on 8th September 2017.

The Ballast Water Management Read More…