WISTA UK, the Women in Shipping and Trade Association, isn’t shy in hosting events that challenge its members to address the major issues affecting the shipping industry, and this was very much the case during the its most recent Forum.
On a sunny day in the German harbor-town of Hamburg, M/V Norwegian Escape, a brand new cruise ship, sets sail for the first time. On board are five Yara SOx scrubbers – one for each engine. The scrubbers ensure that the cruise is not just pleasurable, but also environmental friendly.
Complete Wärtsilä Gas Cargo Handling Systems have been specified for a series of six new type Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGCs), as well as for two conventional VLGCs, and for three Medium Gas Carriers (MGCs). The ships are all being built in South Korea at the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Hyundai Mipo Dockyards (HMD) facilities.
Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract for the drillship Maersk Venturer with oil major Total. The contract covers one exploration well (estimated duration 120 days) in block 14 offshore Uruguay. The estimated contract value for the programme is USD 44m excluding mobilisation. The drilling programme is expected to commence in March 2016.
DNV GL has presented Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company Limited (DSIC) with an Approval in Principle (AiP) certificate for a new LNG-fuelled very large crude carrier (VLCC) design at the first day of the Marintec China trade fair.
The Alfa Laval PureSOx exhaust gas cleaning system is a flexible choice for SOx abatement. Its compact construction and multiple configurations, combined with custom engineering, make it easy to adapt for individual vessels. With the launch of an inline I-design scrubber, the PureSOx platform is now even more versatile.
TORM has entered into an agreement to purchase four fuel-efficient LR2 newbuildings from Guangzhou Shipyard International (“GSI”) with expected delivery in the period between the fourth
quarter of 2017 and the second quarter of 2018.
Waiting times for ships at the Panama Canal have returned to normal after poor weather and a spike in traffic caused delays for several weeks, the waterway’s operator said on Monday.
Transas Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS is the first system in the market to pass all DNV-GL tests according to the new IHO and IEC standards. The new generation of the Transas ECDIS complies with the latest requirements and provides a number of features beyond this.