British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is one of the world’s leading environmental research bodies and is responsible for the UK’s scientific activities in Antarctica. Its specially designed research ships are among the most advanced in their field, which is why choosing the right technology to protect them is paramount.
Continuing weak demand and excess tonnage are expected to depress LNG shipping earnings in the near term. But longer term the sector could face vessel shortages as ordering slows and liquefaction projects come on stream, according to the LNG Shipping Market Annual Review and Forecast report published by shipping consultancy Drewry.
India may sequence its agreeing to the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement depending on its strategic interests, but the country must improve on its own cross-border highly under-performing trade logistics resulting in shipping cost of export from India twice over China and near about three times that from Singapore, ASSOCHAM has said.
The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of organisations seeking to prevent dirty and dangerous shipbreaking practices worldwide, applauds Hamburg-based Hapag-Lloyd for having adopted a new, progressive ship recycling policy: Germany’s leading shipping company will now only seek “sustainable solutions for green ship recycling”.
Sea spray icing is one of the major challenges when operating in Arctic conditions. DNV GL is now launching an industry collaboration which will develop a simulation model that bridges functional winterisation requirements and real physical conditions for drilling rigs, production platforms and vessels.
The latest Barometer Report from Trelleborg has revealed a huge gap in the maintenance requirements of port owners and operators, and the support that suppliers are able to provide. Whilst 75% of those surveyed think that it’s essential or important to have the supplier involved in the maintenance and audit of jetty based equipment, it is also seen as suppliers’ weakest area.