The Annual Tripartite meeting between shipowners, shipbuilders and classification societies was held in Tokyo on 17 and 18 October 2013. The meeting unanimously welcomed the IMO theme for 2013 of ‘a sustainable maritime transport system’ and its recognition of the three pillars of sustainability; environmental, social and economic.
A photographic trip down memory lane of what it used to be like getting cargo on and off ships. Before containerisation, stowage was planned and instructed by the chief officer onboard the vessel, in close cooperation with the operational organisation ashore. Read more inside.
Sanmar has completed the first of two tugs for Norwegian customer Buksér og Berging, which each feature two Rolls-Royce Bergen C26:33L6PG engines fueled purely by liquefied natural gas (LNG). It will be operated by Norwegian state oil company Statoil at its Kårstø gas terminal.
Britannia Maritime Security (BMS) is launching a unique laser which offers the private maritime security industry a non-lethal option for repelling hijackers or other potential attackers.
We know that it is Hollywood, but as the new blockbuster, Captain Phillips, premieres around the globe, MPHRP asks movie goers to remember that it is based on a true story involving real life seafarers.
Rolls-Royce has congratulated Sanmar Shipyard for the completion of the world’s first gas powered tug for Norwegian customer Buksér og Berging, which features Rolls-Royce Bergen C26:33L6PG engine fueled purely by liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, a shipbuilding affiliate of Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s biggest shipbuilder, announced that it has successfully launched a 162,000 m3 LNG carrier built using the on-ground shipbuilding method for the first time in the world.
The President of Argentina named the 99 metre World’s Fastest Ship and the first large dual fuel high speed Ro-Ro to use LNG as its primary fuel.
In an era where the market place is increasingly competitive and Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs) are seeking to differentiate themselves from their competition, the issue of standards and accreditation of the industry continues to draw big debate.
This ship concept makes it easier to find one’s sea legs, thanks to opposing waves created in specially-designed tanks fitted in the hull. The ship will house personnel working on offshore installations, and is optimized to provide the best possible comfort when moored adjacent to a platform.
The Panama Canal Expansion Program has made a significant stride forward as it reached 3 million cubic meters of concrete poured in the construction of the new lock complexes for the Expansion Program.
Collisions due to The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea not being followed, or due to the rules therein being incorrect applied, are a cause of many claims.
The World Maritime Day 2013 theme has been chosen in order to focus IMO’s efforts during 2013 on carrying out the commitments made at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, better known as Rio+20, held in June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Danish Maritime Authority published a report elucidating which administrative tasks are perceived as burdens by seafarers and Danish shipowners. The report is part of the Growth Plan for the Blue Denmark and highlights a desire to reduce the amount of paperwork.
Maersk Line’s first 18,000 teu vessel, the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, which was doing the rounds on her maiden voyage in Northern Europe last week, has prompted much speculation on her economies of scale, particularly as HHI has just confirmed that it is negotiating an order for five slightly larger ships with UASC.
Malaysia yesterday launched its largest and the world’s third biggest trailing suction hopper dredger, named “Inai Kenanga”.
Until now icebreaker ships have been built to cut ice in a straight line. However, a newly developed icebreaker “Baltika” will be seen cutting thick layers of ice sideways. The vessel is being built for Russia’s Ministry of Transport for use in the Gulf of Finland, near St. Petersburg.
In a major milestone for the Panama Canal Expansion Program, the first four gates for the new locks arrived from port of Trieste, Italy to the waterway’s Atlantic side on board the semi-submersible vessel STX Sun Rise this morning.
IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu today (20 August) welcomed the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006), adopted by the International Labour Organization (ILO), a sister UN agency to IMO.
A massive explosion resulting in a major fire took place on board INS Sindhurakshak, a Kilo class submarine of the Indian Navy, shortly after midnight on 14 August 2013.
Amidst chanting of hymns from the Atharva Veda, Vikrant, India’s first aircraft carrier, decommissioned on 31 January 1997, was reborn today as Smt Elizabeth Antony, wife of the Defence Minister Shri AK Antony, christened India’s first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) as ‘Vikrant’ meaning “courageous” or “victorious” in Sanskrit.
A couple of months later, on 23-29 September, the second vessel in the Triple-E series which is to count a total of 20 ships, will be coming to Copenhagen. To celebrate this event, Maersk will offer the public a view of the large, new, and innovative container ship and at the same time opens the doors to the world of shipping with a multi-media exhibition located next to the ship.
Winning a better deal for women is the title of the ITF’s new union resource, the women’s best practice guide, which has received ‘rave reviews’ from delegates during maritime union meetings this week.
The first Triple-E has commenced its maiden voyage in Busan, South Korea. At the helm, the crew of the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller whose members have been selected among Maersk Line’s finest.