Watch this video showing a container truck being lifted by the dock crane after it is not properly detached from the container.
Archives for December 2014
Unprofessional attitude of the OOW and lack of proper communication leads to near miss situation at the sea. Read inside the article to know more.
A series of interesting ship designs and concepts were launched in the year 2014. Take a look at some noteworthy ones in the article inside.
Kyocera Corporation and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation has announced that Kyocera TCL Solar LLC, a joint venture established by the two companies, will develop and operate a 13.4-megawatt (MW) floating solar power plant on the Yamakura Dam reservoir, managed by the Public Enterprises Agency of Chiba Prefecture in Japan for industrial water services. The plant will become the largest floating solar power plant in the world.
Millions of goods are transported in containers around the world. These containers need to tested thoroughly before they are put to use. Watch this video to know how containers are tested.
The US Navy has awarded a contract for the towing and dismantling of the decommissioned aircraft carrier Ranger (CV 61) – the third Forrestal-class aircraft carrier, to International Shipbreaking, Ltd.
New requirements for musters of newly embarked passengers prior to or immediately upon departure come into force on 1 January 2015. Further SOLAS amendments entering into force address enclosed-space entry and rescue drills and the code for recognized organizations.
Ships trading in designated emission control areas will have to use on board fuel oil with a sulphur content of no more than 0.10% from 1 January 2015, against the limit of 1.00% in effect up until 31 December 2014.
LNG as fuel is now a proven and available solution. While conventional oil-based fuels will remain the main fuel option for most existing vessels in the near future, the commercial opportunities of LNG are interesting for many newbuild and conversion projects.