The first two vessels in a series of five liquid ethylene gas (LEG) carriers featuring complete cargo handling systems designed and delivered by the technology group Wärtsilä have been completed and named.
Archives for March 2018
Samsung Heavy Industries was the first in the world to obtain cybersecurity technology certification from ABS, the American Society of Shipping Society, for the SmartShip solution.
Following the announcement of the IMO’s SOx emission limitations from 2020 and increased developments in the global supply of gas, there has been a growing demand for innovative and environmentally friendly designs to replace traditional oil-fuelled ship designs.
The blessing ceremony took place the 9th of January, when the stationary dredger received the name Ishtar – which translates as ‘Goddess of Love’. The owner, Basra Gataway Terminal (BGT), performed the honours.
In this current period of downturn, critics of offshore shipowners will say that owners have been guilty of not scrapping older tonnage in order to maintain a young and advanced fleet.
NOVATEK announced that NOVATEK Gas and Power Asia Pte. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary, has shipped to the Indian market its first cargo with LNG produced by the Yamal LNG project.
ICS says that governments must compromise to help IMO agree on an ambitious strategy for the further reduction of CO2 emissions by shipping that will match the expectations of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
CSBC Corporation of Taiwan recently delivered the fifth in a series of ten 2,800 TEU containerships. The ABS-classed Ever Bonny was delivered March 23, 2018 to Evergreen, a Taiwanese containership operator.
AMSA has banned container ship MSC Kia Ora from Australian ports for three months after the operator failed to ensure crew were paid their wages in full and on time, and that critical equipment was maintained.