The cruise MSC Splendida played the songs “We Are The Champions”, “We Will Rock You” and “Seven Nation Army” on its horn(?) while leaving Hamburg heading for Rotterdam earlier this year.
Archives for November 2015
Battery Systems on board ships have become an instrumental component in cost efficiency, complying with environmental regulations, and optimizing energy efficiency. All electric and hybrid ships with energy storage in large Li-ion batteries can provide significant reductions in fuel cost, maintenance and emissions as well as improved responsiveness, regularity and safety.
The IMO Assembly has unanimously endorsed the appointment of Mr. Kitack Lim (Republic of Korea) as the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), with effect from 1 January 2016, for an initial term of four years.
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.
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.