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November 22, 2017

Milaha Launches Feeder Service Between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Milaha, a Qatar-based maritime transport and logistics conglomerate, has announced the launch of a direct feeder service between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Colombo and Chittagong will be the 7th and 8th new ports of call for Milaha this year, and are part of the significant service expansion since the beginning of 2017.

Alewijnse Marine awarded electrical contract for new long-range patrol vessel

Alewijnse Marine has been awarded a contract by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) for the delivery, installation, commissioning and testing of the complete electrical fit-out for a new Damen Sigma 10514 Long Range Patrol Vessel. As the project progresses, Alewijnse staff will be deployed both at the DSNS shipyard in Vlissingen and at the local foreign yard. Alewijnse is also currently working with DSNS on a two-vessel order for ships of the same class for the Indonesian navy, the first of which was delivered in April this year.

Britannia P&I Hosts Asian Members Forum in Hong Kong

Following Britannias P&I European Members Forum in Athens earlier this month, the Club also hosted an Asian Members Forum on 21st November in Hong Kong.

November 21, 2017

Ekofish Group builds twin-rigger at Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam

Dutch fishing company Ekofish Group has contracted Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam to build a new twin-rig fishing trawler. The design and on-board equipment of the new vessel will all be in line with Ekofishs dedication to sustainable fishing methods.

Shipping Must be Economically Sustainable if it is to Deliver on Environmental Sustainability, ICS tells OECD

Addressing government trade negotiators in the OECD Working Party on Shipbuilding at a workshop on 'green growth' in Paris today, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) asserted that the shipping industry could only be environmentally sustainable if it is economically sustainable too.

November 20, 2017

ShipServ appoints Business & Account Director for EMEA and opens Athens office

ShipServ is pleased to announce the appointment of Philip Uhrskov Nielsen as its Business & Account Director for EMEA (Europe Middle East and Africa). Mr Nielsen will be responsible for building new relationships with shipowners and operators in primarily Greece and Southern Europe, which dynamically continues to expand its share of the global fleet.

Wagenborg Offshore chooses ULSTEIN PX121 design

The Ulstein-owned vessel, Blue Queen, has been awarded a 6-year contract by Wagenborg Offshore to support Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM) and SHELL UK Exploration & Production (Shell UK) with their offshore operations in the Southern North Sea.

Optimarin shakes up BWT sector with unique promise for shipowners

Optimarin is announcing another first for the ballast water treatment (BWT) segment. The Norwegian-headquartered BWT specialist, which has focused exclusively on the development of environmentally friendly systems since its foundation in 1994, has become the first manufacturer to offer a five-year parts and servicing guarantee. Its a move that, according to CEO Tore Andersen, has the potential to redefine what shipowners expect from suppliers in this ultra-competitive sector.

November 16, 2017

Wärtsilä propulsion solutions continue to be the choice for fishing vessels

The technology group Wärtsilä continues its success in providing highly efficient, fully integrated propulsion solutions for fishing vessels with yet another valuable order. Lunar Fishing Company Ltd, based in Scotland, is replacing its existing 'Lunar Bow' purse seiner trawler with a new ship having the same name. The primary considerations were to achieve both economic and environmental benefits through selecting the market's most efficient propulsion machinery. The vessel is being built at the Karstensens Skibsvaerft shipyard in Denmark and the order with Wärtsilä was booked in October 2017.

November 15, 2017

Azimut Benetti Strengthens Cost Management

Azimut Benetti is the largest network producing mega yachts. In order to predict the cost of new designs fast and reliable, Azimut Yachts evaluated the cost management system "CostFact". After an in-depth evaluation of the regression module, Azimut Yachts decided to implement CostFact for the calculation in the everyday business.

ITF: new era for fishers begins

The ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation) has described the coming into force of the ILO Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 – ILO188 – tomorrow, 16 November as having the potential to open up a new era for millions of fishers worldwide. The ITF has been an active supporter of the new convention from its birth to this new landmark point.

November 14, 2017

Damen presents initial findings of CFD research project Gone With the Wind

At a conference hosted on 14 November by Numeca International, Marco Bovio, Senior Research Hydromechanics Engineer at Damen, presented details of internal research CFD based project ‘Gone With The Wind’ (GWTW). For the past two years Damen has been conducting a review of CFD technology and its applications in the maritime industry, and GWTW has been addressing one specific aspect of this. Its purpose, to look at the capability of CFD to accurately model the aerodynamic forces that act upon vessels above the waterline, as a separate analysis to those CFD studies that focus on the interactions that occur below the surface.

Ingeteam surpasses 40 GW milestone of installed wind power capacity

Ingeteam, an independent supplier of electrical conversion equipment, has announced today that it surpassed the milestone of 40 GW of installed wind power capacity worldwide thanks to record sales of its converter product lines. This significant achievement underpins the growth the company experienced in its core markets, with an addition of an impressive 10 GW globally in just two years.

November 10, 2017

ITF supports challenge to Boskalis over crew replacement plans

The ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation) is standing ready to support its Dutch affiliate Nautilus NL/FNV Waterbouw as it resists plans by marine services and dredging company Boskalis to ditch and replace 20 crew members on five vessels.

Caterpillar Marine announces IMO Tier III Certification for MaK M 25 E

Caterpillar is pleased to announce the Motoren GmbH & Co. KG facility has received IMO III notice of compliance from the classification society DNV-GL for its M 25 E Medium-speed Marine Engine Platform. Caterpillar Motoren GmbH & Co. KG is one of the first engine manufacturers to release an IMO III factory certified medium-speed engine group for main propulsion and auxiliary applications.

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November 14, 2017

More than 500 people from the maritime industry have attended The Nautical Institutes five Command Seminars

The seminars were based around the theme of navigation accidents and their causes and produced lively discussions. The conclusions reached at the seminars have been summarised in the attached press release, published in Seaways, the Institute’s monthly journal, and will focus the work of the Institute. They are also put forward to the International Maritime Organization through the consultative status of The Nautical Institute where appropriate.

November 03, 2017

The International Maritime Rescue Federation has announced the winners of its second IMRF H.E.R.O Awards

The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) H.E.R.O. Awards 2017 have been presented to a selection of exceptional individuals and organisations, who have demonstrated outstanding bravery, professional expertise and innovation in the world of maritime search and rescue (SAR).

October 14, 2017

Rosatom seeks Dutch involvement in development of super nuclear icebreaker

October 05, 2017

Saudi Aramco mulls investing in Russian LNG producers

Saudi Aramco is studying the possibility of joining the projects of Russian independent gas producer Novatek

IMO Secretary-General Kitak Lim: "Russia has always been one of IMO major Member States"

In his exclusive interview with IAA PortNews in Moscow, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim covered a wide range of IMO activities: fuel and environmental regulations, Polar Code, autonomous ships, cybersecurity, etc.

Shipbuilding can incorporate sustainability management

Sustainable development can efficiently be combined into management of innovations in shipbuilding argues a new doctoral dissertation.
The paper analysed shipyards located in Asia and identified 13 drivers that should be considered when developing operations towards sustainability.

European Shipbuilding Tie-Up Sets Sights on Asia

Airbus-style alliance should be able to grab larger share of the market, Naval Group Chairman Hervé Guillou says
SYDNEY, Australia - A shipbuilding alliance between Italy and France to create an Airbus-style manufacturing coalition should help the European companies grab a bigger share of the competitive Asia defense market, the head of French naval contractor Naval Group said

October 02, 2017

How do you move an iceberg?

The question is becoming increasingly demanding as the oil and gas exploration activity north of Russia increases. It has caused the Russian oil company Rosneft to sponsor a group of scientists a 40-day expedition, investigating ways to move icebergs.
The expedition - Kara Leto-2017 - is the second of its kind. Last year, scientists managed to move an iceberg weighing up to 1 million tons.

Sovcomflot orders five LNG-powered tankers for Rosneft

Sovcomflot (SCF) is ordering five LNG-powered aframaxes for Rosneft at Zvedza Shipbuilding Complex.
The agreements to build the tankers were signed between SCF, Rosneft, Russia’s State Leasing Transport Co and Zvedza. Zvedza will jointly build the vessels with Hyundai Heavy Industries.
The ice class 1A/1B 114,000 dwt tankers will be purpose-designed to use LNG as their primary fuel. The newbuildings are due to be delivered in 2021.

September 28, 2017

Chinese company COSCO confirms interest in trans-Arctic shipping to Arkhangelsk

The development of deep-water port on the Northern Dvina River will enable us to bring in big-tonnage ships, the company says.

Krylov Center Presented Electric-Propulsion Azimuth Thruster

The Krylov State Research Center demonstrated the prototype azimuth thruster with pod-mounted electric motor at the Neva-2017 exhibition. The project is designed under the import-substitution program for Arc5 ice-class ships.

September 26, 2017

Chinese Shipbuilders Setting Their Sights on Korean Drillship

The Chinese shipbuilding industry has its eyes on the drillship market which has been dominated by Korean shipbuilders. As the Korean shipbuilding industry is still reeling from an impact from losing a super-large containership order to China, if the main contract on building a drillship is concluded with a Chinese shipbuilder, it will have a huge negative mid- to long-term impact on the Korean shipbuilding industry.

September 22, 2017

First serial-produced nuclear-powered icebreaker Sibir floated out in St. Petersburg

Project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreakers will be fitted out with a two-reactor power plant.

Russia launches worlds biggest & most powerful nuclear icebreaker

September 15, 2017

Molodtsov: We need to develop the Russian shelf despite oil price fluctuations

Russia needs to prospect for oil and gas on the continental shelf despite oil price fluctuations, Russian Deputy Minister of Energy Kirill Molodtsov told RIA Novosti at the 13th RAO/CIS Offshore 2017 International Conference and Exhibition for Oil and Gas Resources Development of the Russian Arctic and Continental Shelf.

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