Nearly 60 ballast water treatment specialist companies participate at this year’s Posidonia Exhibition, the world’s most prestigious maritime industry event. They come to Athens every two years from all over the world to meet with existing clients and meet with potential buyers.
Archives for June 2016
Classification society DNV GL announced today at the Posidonia trade fair that it had recently completed the first production surveys using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone. The survey took place on the MV Apollo, a chemical tanker owned by Carl Büttner Shipmanagement GmbH, in Bremerhaven, Germany. Two DNV GL surveyors used the drone to inspect 14 tanks over a period of two and a half days.
The National Transportation Safety Board will launch a mission to recover a voyage data recorder that was located on April 26 in about 15,000 feet of water near the Bahamas.
Tsakos Group of Companies has selected DNV GL to assist in preparing a cybersecurity management system for its fleet and onshore facilities – the first such management system developed by a shipping company in cooperation with DNV GL’s Advisory Services.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that it has entered into a joint study to equip in-service vessels with SOX scrubber system, to ensure compliance with upcoming international environmental regulations. The scrubbers eliminate sulfur dioxide (SOX) from exhaust gas, allowing vessels to meet international treaty standards for SOX emissions without using low-sulfur fuel.
ABS, a leading provider of classification services to the global marine and offshore industries, has teamed up with partners Arista Shipping, Deltamarin, GTT and Wärtsilä in the “Project Forward” joint development project (JDP) to develop a dry bulk carrier concept that employs LNG as fuel.
The design and technical features of Finland’s newest icebreaker Polaris were presented on Monday 6th of June in Helsinki as part of the CIMAC World Congress.
The Liberian Registry, in partnership with Prevention at Sea Ltd, a Cyprus-based maritime compliance technology company, has launched an innovative software product designed to replace traditional paper oil record books (ORBs) and to facilitate correct ORB entries into an efficient electronic format.
AAL Japan’s one-year anniversary celebrations in Tokyo provided an opportunity for the country’s leading shipping industry stakeholders to come together and share cautious optimism about the industry’s economic outlook and predictions that heavy lift breakbulk cargo movement ex Japan into Asia will grow over the next 18 months.