ClassNK approves first application of lean duplex stainless steel to tankers in Japan

Classification society ClassNK announced today that it has approved the first application of duplex stainless steel (NSSC 2120) on vessels in Japan. Tankers built by the Japanese shipyards Sasaki Shipbuilding Co. and Hakata Shipbuilding Co. were applied with the duplex stainless steel, which was manufactured by Nippon Steel & Sumikin Stainless Steel Corporation. The two […]

Martek declares ECDIS leasing option an essential tool in early adoption

In the depths of a shipping market downturn and with many ship owners struggling with cash flow, Martek Marine, manufacturer of maritime safety equipment, is promoting a comprehensive leasing package for ship owners to adopt ECDIS early and benefit from increased safety and cost savings. Rock-bottom freight rates, ever-rising operational costs and looming regulation requiring significant investment in a range […]

Malaysian shipbuilding group chooses two more MacGregor offshore cranes

A Malaysian shipbuilding and chartering group has taken up its option for two more 100-tonne active heave-compensated (AHC) offshore cranes from MacGregor, part of Cargotec. This contract follows an identical one placed last year by the same company. The new cranes, as well as the two ordered earlier, are destined for newbuild offshore support vessels […]

Braemar SA recruits for the future

In a move which it says will reinforce its commitment to future growth, Braemar (Incorporating The Salvage Association), (Braemar SA), has announced important new additions to its worldwide team of marine surveyors and consultants, as well as the opening of two new locations. In the growing New York office, John Walker will join Braemar SA […]

Launch of Dubai Maritime Green Initiative

A new scheme has been launched in Dubai to encourage all-round environmental excellence in the maritime and allied sectors including oil, gas and energy. Drydocks World and Maritime World, which provide a range of services to the maritime, oil and gas industries announced the launch of Dubai Maritime Green Initiative before key decision-makers from government […]