Monday, January 22, 2018

RIMS Receives Fourth Class Approval from LR

Drone and robotics specialist RIMS (Robotics In Maintenance Strategies) have received their fourth Classification Certificate as Recognised External Specialists, from Lloyd’s Register for the...

Lithuania Launches LNG Platform

On November 8, six partners – science institutions and businesses – set up an LNG platform. The platform is aimed at strengthening and developing...

Video: Wärtsilä’s Pre-Swirl Stator to Improve Fuel Efficiency Launched

The technology group Wärtsilä launches the newest solution in its propulsion efficiency portfolio at the Europort event in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on Tuesday, November...

CMA CGM Acquires SOFRANA Unilines

CMA CGM announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase through its subsidiary, ANL, the majority of the shares in SOFRANA Unilines, a...

Piracy and Armed Robbery Incidents Lowest Since 1995 – IMB Report

A total of 180 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported to the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Maritime Bureau...

Uncertainties and the Plight of the Seafarer

While fluctuating crude prices and natural disasters have a severe effect on economies and businesses, often, the plight of those most affected by these...

Keppel Confirms Ongoing Discussions with Borr Drilling for Six Jack-ups

In a statement released by the company, Keppel Corporation Limited confirmed that discussions are ongoing with Borr Drilling Limited in relation to the possible sale...

Coal-Laden Vessels Stand Idle, Battle Import Restrictions in China

Over 100 coal-laden ships were stationary off the southern and eastern coasts of China as on October 31. The figures rose sharply after mid-September...

Oldendorff Orders Three 62,000 DWT Bulkers with Oshima Shipbuilding

German shipping company Oldendorff Carriers has placed newbuild orders for three 62,000 dwt bulk carriers at Japanese shipbuilder Oshima Shipbuilding. The Ultramax newbuildings are...

Damen Awarded Contract for Conversion of Dredger to Dual-Fuel Capability

Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has been awarded a contract to undertake the conversion of a dredger to dual-fuel capability combining LNG and MGO. This...