In the year 2019, the maritime industry saw the launch of some of the most impressive vessels which are also currently the “world’s first” among their types. Let’s take a look at some of the top launches made in the industry this year.
Archives for December 2019
While most businesses and companies have started winding down operations in preparation for the Christmas holidays, global maritime charity Stella Maris will be busy supporting the many seafarers who face unseen difficulties this time of year.
OP Ships announced that it has entered into an agreement with a major Chinese Financier in relation to the financing of up to $60.2 million for its recently acquired two newbuilding ultra-high specification scrubber-fitted 50,000 dwt MR product/chemical tankers currently under construction at Hyundai Mipo Co.
Global trade enabler DP World has been awarded a 30-year Build-Operate-Transfer concession by the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani), for the management and development of the Jeddah South Container Terminal at the multi-purpose Jeddah Islamic Port.
Mrs. H. K. Joshi has assumed charge as Chairperson & Managing Director of The SCI, a Navratna CPSE under the Ministry of Shipping (MOS), Government of India.
The Rev Bill McCrea has played Santa to seafarers for decades – but this year the charity he volunteers with wants to give him something back.
Nine Russian seafarers stranded in Portland Port after their ship was detained by the MCA will all be repatriated by Christmas, says international maritime charity Sailors’ Society.
A small multi-purpose vessel crewed by a Master, an officer, and two ratings was up-bound in a river system. The OOW tried to make a course alteration to starboard and noticed that the rudder was not responding normally.
Cybernetics professor Kristin Ytterstad Pettersen has been awarded the BODE prize for her groundbreaking research in underwater robotics. It is one of the most prestigious technology prizes in the world.