Wärtsilä, a global leader in complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets, launches a new service portfolio, Wärtsilä Genius services to help Wärtsilä’s customers seize the opportunities from digitalisation.
With the beginning of the quay and dredging works, a major step forward has been taken to transform PSA Panama International Terminal into a 2 million-TEU (20-foot equivalent units)
Deltamarin Ltd proudly announces that it has signed a contract to design the world’s first LNG handysize bulk carriers, which will point the way towards greener shipping of commodities. The two B.Delta26LNG vessels will be constructed for the Finnish shipowner ESL Shipping Ltd by the Chinese Qingshan Shipyard of Sinotrans & CSC SBICO.
Stena Bulk has placed an order for three 50,000 dwt IMOIIMAX MR tankers with the Chinese shipyard CSSC Offshore & Marine Engineering (CSSC OME*) in Guangzhou. It has also taken out an option on a further two vessels.
CMA CGM, a leading worldwide shipping Group, is pleased to announce a 50% improvement in its CO2 performance for its owned fleet. Thanks to an efficient environmental policy sustained by deploying innovative solutions, this success was accomplished in 10 years.
Furetank Rederi AB, Rederi AB Älvtank and Thun Tankers BV have recently contracted four newbuildings to be built at Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding Ltd. The vessels – of which Furetank will own two and Älvtank and Thun Tankers, one each, will be delivered during 2018/2019.
The crew aboard the MV Portland have been refusing to sail the ship to Singapore where they will be marched down the gangway to make way for a group of foreign seafarers, who will be flown in to Australia to take their job.
Pioneering Spirit is the world’s largest platform installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel built for the Allseas company. The ship is also by far the world’s largest vessel overall ever constructed in terms of its gross tonnage of 403,342 gt, as well as its breadth (123.75 m/406 ft) and displacement (900,000 metric tons).
BIMCO, the world’s largest international shipping organisation, has now launched an anti-corruption clause for charter parties. The new clause will give owners and charterers a contractual platform for cooperative action to resist demands for illegal payments from port officials and others.
ICS notes that the IMO Secretary General has announced that the Ballast Water Management Convention will enter into force worldwide from 24 November 2016, following ratification by Indonesia (subject to IMO’s verification of the gross tonnage data relating to Indonesia’s registered fleet).
Dutch ship owner C-Bed has contracted Wärtsilä Ship Design to supply the design for rebuilding its Seismic Survey Vessel, the ‘Viking II’, for use as a hotel vessel. When completed, the rebuilt ship will be used to accommodate and transfer service personnel working on offshore wind farms.
LNG as a ship fuel holds great potential for shipping to increase operational efficiency, while reducing its environmental impact – especially in the inland navigation sector. The LNG Masterplan safety studies, performed by DNV GL, were initiated by the Pro Danube Management and the Port of Rotterdam in collaboration with more than 50 companies and stakeholders as part of the EU funded project LNG Masterplan for Rhine-Main-Danube.
The 29th session of the IMO Assembly opened this morning (23 November) at IMO Headquarters in London. More than 1,000 delegates from IMO Member States, international governmental and non-governmental organizations were present to hear Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu outline some of the Organization’s major achievements during 2014 and 2015 in his opening address.
Leading classification society ClassNK has released draft amendments to its rules and guidance for container carriers. The amendments were approved by the ClassNK Technical Committee in Tokyo on 19 November.
The United Nations (UNFCCC) has published a Synthesis Report analysing the impact of the pledges made by 146 nations to reduce CO2 emissions in advance of next week’s Climate Change Conference in Paris.
Rolls-Royce’s new chief executive aims to strip out costs and complexity, rather than selling off chunks of the business, as he seeks to return the British aero-engine company to growth.