Trump, Turnbull to Discuss Alternative...

Trump, Turnbull to Discuss Alternative Belt and Road file photo: the Donghai Bridge in China The U.S., Australia, India...

Trump, Turnbull to Discuss Alternative Belt and Road
posted on: Feb 20, 2018

Into The Sea: Nepal In...

  Into The Sea: Nepal In International Waters February 20, 2018 Modern Diplomacy By Sisir Devkota* A visit to...

Into The Sea: Nepal In International Waters
posted on: Feb 20, 2018

APL Expands Eagle GO. Guaranteed...

APL Expands Eagle GO. Guaranteed Service To 29 Asian Ports By Shipping News  February 19, 2018 APL today announced the...

APL Expands Eagle GO. Guaranteed Service To 29 Asian Ports
posted on: Feb 20, 2018

Infographic: The Ocean Cleanup Fights...

Infographic: The Ocean Cleanup Fights Million Of Tonnes Of Plastic by Infographic, February 20, 2018 This coming May, the...

Infographic: The Ocean Cleanup Fights Million Of Tonnes Of Plastic
posted on: Feb 20, 2018
First Supertanker Fully Laden with U.S. Oil Sets Sail for China

First Supertanker Fully Laden with U.S. Oil Sets Sail for China...

posted on: Feb 19, 2018

First Supertanker Fully Laden with U.S. Oil Sets Sail for China February 19, 2018 by Bloomberg File Photo By Javier Blas and David Marino (Bloomberg) — The flood of U.S. oil exports stepped up a gear on Monday after the first fully laden supertanker sailed from an American port, alleviating a bottleneck that’s limited overseas shipments. The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, or LOOP, the only deep water port in the U.S. able to handle the industry’s biggest tankers, said in a statement it had successfully completed the first loading of a very large crude carrier. Shipping data compiled by Bloomberg show the tanker is the Saudi Arabian-owned Shaden, now heading to the Chinese port of Rizhao. “There could not be a better time to offer this service as domestic production surpasses 10 million barrels per day in the ever-dynamic global crude oil market,” said LOOP LLC President Tom Shaw. LOOP has been...

VIDEO: Here’s How SMIT Salvage Removed the Grounded TS Taipei in Taiwan

VIDEO: Here’s How SMIT Salvage Removed the Grounded TS Taipei in Taiwan...

posted on: Feb 19, 2018

VIDEO: Here’s How SMIT Salvage Removed the Grounded TS Taipei in Taiwan February 19, 2018 by gCaptain The TS Taipei aground near New Taipei City, Taiwan.  In March 2016, Taiwan was faced with a major environmental disaster after the containership TS Taipei ran aground and split in two near New Taipei City in the northern part of the country, spilling oil that impacted a vast strech of coastline. To prevent further damage to the environment, SMIT Salvage was hired to remove the vessel in a complex operation that involved unloading the ship’s cargo, removing the superstructure and refloating the bow and stern. Here’s a look at how it was done: Related gCaptain...

Seatrade Case is a “Bleak” Development, Says GMS

Seatrade Case is a “Bleak” Development, Says GMS...

posted on: Feb 19, 2018

Seatrade Case is a “Bleak” Development, Says GMS file photo Earlier this month, MarEx reported that, for the first time in Europe, public prosecutors are bringing criminal charges against a shipowner – Seatrade – for having sold vessels to scrap yards in countries “where current ship dismantling methods endangers the lives and health of workers and pollutes the environment.” The case is being heard in a Rotterdam Court, and the Dutch Public Prosecutor calls for a fine of EUR 2.35 million ($2.9 million) and confiscation of the profits Seatrade made on the sale of four ships, as well as a six month prison sentence for three of Seatrade’s top executives. According to the prosecutor, Seatrade opted for using a cash buyer, rather than recycling the ships in a safe and clean manner, for purely financial reasons. GMS has denied being the cash buyer involved, although initially cited in a...

Hot Water Thrown on Pirates

Hot Water Thrown on Pirates

posted on: Feb 19, 2018

Hot Water Thrown on Pirates MV Kudos 1 An attack by suspected Abu Sayyaf pirates was thwarted on Friday after boiling water mixed with oil was poured on the men as they tried to board the vessel. The MV Kudos 1 was sailing off the waters of Basilan in the Philippines when it as attacked by men in three motorboats. After their boarding attempt failed, the pirates fired shots at the vessel and caused some damage and minor injuries as a result. Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez Jr, Western Mindanao Command Commander, praised the actions of the crew who foiled the attempt before naval and coast guard forces arrived on the scene. On arrival, Coast Guard personnel treated the injured crewmen, and naval ships escorted the vessel to anchorage. Last year, ReCAAP ISC praised the quick-thinking action of crew, saying a drop in the number of incidents was an indication...

The quiet king of Japanese shipbuilding expands its empire

The quiet king of Japanese shipbuilding expands its empire...

posted on: Feb 19, 2018

19-02-2018 The quiet king of Japanese shipbuilding expands its empire It buys more steel than any other Japanese company except Toyota Motor, and its shipbuilding dominance is such that rivals Mistui and Mitsubishi group are now turning to it for help. Yet the inner workings of Imabari Shipbuilding — a family-controlled company with a history going back over a hundred years — remain rather murky. Its latest move, however, is not only putting the unlisted company in the spotlight, it is may also pave the way for a wave of industry realignment. On Jan. 12, Imabari announced that it had reached a basic agreement to take over Minaminippon Shipbuilding from Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, which own 24% and 25%, respectively, of the Oita Prefecture-based company. The shipping company and shipbuilder approached Imabari about a potential acquisition in the spring of 2017. After spending half a...

India: Cargo traffic at 12 major ports up 4.58% at 561 MT in Apr-January

India: Cargo traffic at 12 major ports up 4.58% at 561 MT in Apr-January...

posted on: Feb 19, 2018

19-02-2018 India: Cargo traffic at 12 major ports up 4.58% at 561 MT in Apr-January Buoyed by a demand revival, Indias 12 major ports witnessed a 4.58 per cent rise in cargo traffic at 561 million tonnes (MT) during April-January of this fiscal, according to ports body IPA. These top ports had handled 536.41 MT cargo during the corresponding 10-month period of the last fiscal, as per the latest data by the Indian Ports Association (IPA). The growth in the cargo traffic was mainly attributed to increase in handling of coal, mainly coking coal, containers and petroleum, oil and lubricants (POL). POL traffic grew by about 8 per cent during the period under review while containers saw cargo traffic growth of more than 7 per cent. Coking coal traffic volumes grew to 42.63 MT during the ten-month period as against 39.46 MT in the corresponding months of the previous...

IMO agrees to prohibit ‘non-compliant’ fuel post-2020

IMO agrees to prohibit ‘non-compliant’ fuel post-2020...

posted on: Feb 19, 2018

IMO agrees to prohibit ‘non-compliant’ fuel post-2020 Fri 09 Feb 2018 by Paul Gunton IMO’s PPR 5 sub-committee agreed to prohibit carriage of non-compliant fuel, unless a ship is fitted with a scrubber (credit: IMO) IMO agreed draft amendments today (9 February) to MARPOL Annex VI that would prohibit the carriage of fuel oil “used or carried for use on board ships” when that fuel oil is not compliant with the 0.5% global sulphur limit that comes into force from 2020. But there will be an exception for ships fitted with an approved “equivalent arrangement” to meet the sulphur limit – such as an exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) or “scrubber”. The agreement came at the end of this week’s fifth meeting of IMO’s Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 5) but the clause’s final wording was yet to be finalised as the meeting came to a close....

‘Engine blackout’ sends tanker aground off Belgian coast

‘Engine blackout’ sends tanker aground off Belgian coast...

posted on: Feb 19, 2018

‘Engine blackout’ sends tanker aground off Belgian coast Fri 09 Feb 2018 by Jamey Bergman   Ship tracking data from VesselsValue listed the Cyprus-flagged vessel as fully laden and underway from the UK’s Hound Point Terminal, en route to Antwerp when it grounded on a sandbank at around 0500 UTC A 110,000 DWT Aframax tanker ran aground today (9 February) off the coast of Zeebrugge, Belgium, following what authorities said was an “engine blackout”. Eric Donnay of the EU Environment Directorate-General’s National Marine Environment Unit in Belgium confirmed to Tanker Shipipng and Trade that the Sea Bay had run aground in the early hours of Friday morning. “There has been an incident off the Beligian coast this morning, off Zeebrugge, Mr Donnay said.  “Fortunately, it was a gentle grounding without pollution or significant environmental risk. “In fact, I have just been notified this afternoon that the incident was closed because the vessel...

Four methanol-powered vessels ordered by industry

Four methanol-powered vessels ordered by industry...

posted on: Feb 19, 2018

Four methanol-powered vessels ordered by industry February 15, 2018 MAN B&W ME-LGI dual-fuel engine Waterfront Shipping Company (WFS), Marinvest/Skagerack Invest (Marinvest), IINO Kaiun Kaisha (IINO), Mitsui, and NYK Group, have announced they are to invest in the design and construction of four new methanol-powered vessels. Each 49,000 DWT vessel will feature a MAN B&W ME-LGI two-stroke dual-fuel engine with the capability to run on methanol, traditional fuel oil, marine diesel oil, or gas oil. By using methanol fuel, the vessels will reduce their emissions of pollutants such as SOx, NOx, and particulate matter, and will comply with present and future environmental regulations. The four vessels will join the existing seven methanol-fuelled vessels chartered by WFS, which have been operating safely and reliably since 2016.  Paul Hexter, President, Waterfront Shipping, says that “we expect these new vessels to benefit from ongoing technological advances that will continue to optimise performance and...

NYK and KOSEN to deliver improved maritime education services

NYK and KOSEN to deliver improved maritime education services...

posted on: Feb 19, 2018

NYK and KOSEN to deliver improved maritime education services  February 16, 2018 NYK and the National Institute of Technology (KOSEN) have entered a partnership agreement to collaborate in education and public relations to assist with the development of human resources in the maritime industry and the promotion of maritime affairs awareness. One of NYK’s programs aims to educate the next generation of seafarers. NYK and KOSEN will participate in international student exchanges between KOSEN maritime schools and the NYK-TDG Maritime Academy, which operates in the Philippines. According to NYK, the promotion of maritime affairs awareness will include training in Japan and overseas for teachers and students. The training is due to begin this summer. The purpose of NYK’s commitment to maritime education and training is to encourage young adults to gain a maritime perspective and improve their knowledge on the shipping industry. Crew, Education, KOSEN, NYK Group,...

ClassNK updates PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) design support software

ClassNK updates PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) design support software...

posted on: Feb 19, 2018

ClassNK updates PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) design support software February 15, 2018 ClassNK PrimeShip-HULL ClassNK has released the latest version of its design support software PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) Ver.5.0.0 that includes the latest rule amendments to the IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC & OT). ClassNK’s PrimeShip is a suite of advanced and reliable systems and services to provide a complete ship care system for ship safety and environmental compliance. PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) is designed specifically to support the design of ships for harmonised CSR. It includes a variety of features to help the design process, giving shorter lead times, structural optimisation, and improved design quality. The latest version released by ClassNK includes added functions to contribute to reductions in man hours and give shorter lead times for design. The changes are largely focussed on the prescriptive calculation software and direct strength assessment software to meet the...

Sex, lies & corruption in the U.S. Navy

Sex, lies & corruption in the U.S. Navy

posted on: Feb 18, 2018

  by Gaurav Tyagi    18/2/2018 The USS Blue Ridge is the flagship of the U.S Navy’s 7th fleet, overseeing all American maritime operations in Asia and the Western Pacific. It is the U.S Navy’s second oldest active duty vessel and has survived the Vietnam as well as the Cold war. The Blue Ridge has little firepower but as the floating headquarters for the 7th fleet, it is loaded with advanced communication gears so, that it can track and command the fleet’s formidable assets. This comprises of approximately 60 warships and submarines manned by a combined 20,000 sailors performing missions in the Pacific and Indian Ocean. The 7th fleet is led by a three star admiral supported by a command staff of about 200 personnel assigned to the Blue Ridge. The ship spends about half the year docked at its home port in Yokosuka, Japan and the rest making...

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