Marine Insight Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:23:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Watch: World’s Largest LNG Powered Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) Delivered Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:23:00 +0000 Rem eir

Rem Eir is the world's largest LNG powered offshore supply vessel, built by Kleven Verft in Norway. Eir is the fourth PSV delivered from Kleven this year to enter into a Statoil chart.]]> 0
Containerships With 24000 TEU Possible But Ship Size Approaching Limits Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:43:43 +0000 CSCL Globe

We are slowly approaching limits in ship size development due to stability factors and steel thickness requirements. Also, the ultra-large wide-beam vessels would be constrained by port and seaways limitations, such as crane outreach and drafts. ]]> 0
Construction Of New Icebreaking Multipurpose Supply Vessel Starts Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:35:15 +0000 scf

The production of the icebreaking multipurpose supply vessel for Sovcomflot was started with steel cutting on 26 November 2014. The ceremony took place at Vyborg Shipyard, where the blocks of the vessel are produced. ]]> 0
China’s New Ship Recycling Policy Can Have Negative Impact On Shipping Industry Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:24:43 +0000 Alang Gujarat Ship Breaking Yard 1

Referring to China’s new ship recycling policy whereby it is offering significant subsidies of about $250 per gross tonne for Chinese shipping companies that scrap vessels early and then place orders at Chinese shipyards for at least the same tonnage, ICS expressed concern that such incentives to artificially boost shipbuilding could have a negative impact on the speed with which the global supply/demand balance in shipping is restored. ]]> 0
New FREE eBook: A Guide To Prevent Bunkering Malpractices [Download] Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:09:40 +0000 bunkeringmal

Marine Insight and Bunker Detectives brings to you a new FREE pocket guide that provides vital information on the major types of bunker frauds prevalent in the shipping industry and how they can be identified. Download your copy now!]]> 0
SRI Concerns About Reports Of Reduced Resources For Search And Rescue In The Mediterranean Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:13:33 +0000 migrants rescued in lifeboat

Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) has raised concerns about the implications for masters of the recent reports of the launch of the new EU Frontex operation ‘Triton’ which will apparently have a reduced budget and focus on border control in place of the Italian ‘Mare Nostrum’ that is credited with saving more than 150,000 migrants in the Mediterranean.]]> 0
ADPC Wins Lloyd’s List “Port Operator Award” For Second Year Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:13:13 +0000 Port operator award

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has won two awards at the Lloyd’s List Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Awards – the most important maritime industry event for the region – which took place recently at the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai.]]> 0
First European LNG-powered Hopper Barge Receives EU Support Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:10:49 +0000 LNG

The EU's TEN-T Programme will co-finance with over €1.5 million the construction of the first in Europe hopper barge powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). The green and economically attractive LNG fuel could help reduce air pollution caused by barge transport services. ]]> 0
Royal Caribbean Cruises Announces Joint Venture To Serve Chinese Cruise Market Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:03:37 +0000 royal carribean

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and International Ltd. announced that they have agreed to form a strategic partnership through SkySea Cruises, a joint venture which is designed to serve the Chinese cruise market. ]]> 0
Stop Mediterranean Becoming Vast Migrant Cemetery, Pope Tells Europe Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:43:46 +0000 migrants

Pope Francis told Europe's leaders on 25th November to do more to help thousands of migrants risking their lives trying to get into the continent, saying they had to stop the Mediterranean becoming "a vast cemetery". ]]> 0