Responding to one of the most challenging years on record, North P&I Club confirms sustainable approach to the forthcoming renewal

Describing 2021 as “one of the most challenging years on record”, North P&I Club’s latest Pre-Renewal Report, published today, calls for “robust action” in the form of increasing mutual P&I rates at the forthcoming renewal to confront the challenge of mounting claims liabilities. Rising International Group (IG) pool claim costs and a surge in COVID-19 […]

FuelTrust data shows energy density difference of up to 3% between batches of fuel

Research from FuelTrust, the technology company dedicated to creating a trusted and sustainable fuel ecosystem for the marine industry, shows how different batches of the same grade of marine fuel (such as VLSFO or HFO) can have radically different degrees of energy intensity, offering knowledgeable fuel buyers an opportunity to pick up 3% BTU of […]

Thome and Tasik win OSJ Safety Award

Thome Offshore and Tasik Toba Subsea AS have jointly won Offshore Support Journal’s Safety award for their work in achieving the world’s first Infectious Disease Mitigation-Arrangement (IDM-A) notation by leading classification society ABS. Achieving the IDM-A notation was the result of months of collaborative efforts between the ship manager and shipowner together with charterer Shelf […]

PIL boosts Asia coverage with new China Straits Service (CSS)

In anticipation of growing trade flows within Asia, Pacific International Lines (PIL) is pleased to introduce a new weekly direct service connecting key ports in China, Singapore and West Malaysia. The new service, known as China Straits Service (CSS), will commence on 18 December 2021 from Qingdao. Served by a consortium of four vessels with […]

KR SeaTrust-HullScan interfaces with NAPA Steel 3D Model in real time

The Korean Register (KR) and NAPA, a maritime software, services, and data analysis provider, have successfully created a ‘Live Interface Function’ for their respective software programs KR SeaTrust-HullScan and NAPA Steel, allowing the real time synchronization of a ship’s structural data from the NAPA software to KR’s SeaTrust-HullScan. KR SeaTrust-HullScan is a technical software that […]

ABS evaluates potential of latest battery technologies for maritime

The potential of emerging battery technologies to contribute to the decarbonization of shipping is explored in the latest sustainability guidance from ABS entitled ‘Emerging Battery Technologies in the Maritime Industry’. The report covers the different technologies relevant to maritime applications, giving pro’s and con’s for each and analysing their maturity compared to today’s lithium-ion batteries. […]