Tripartite Meeting Support IMO’s Three Pillars of Sustainability

The Annual Tripartite meeting between shipowners, shipbuilders and classification societies was held in Tokyo on 17 and 18 October 2013. The meeting unanimously welcomed the IMO theme for 2013 of ‘a sustainable maritime transport system’ and its recognition of the three pillars of sustainability; environmental, social and economic.

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A Visual History of Stowage Before Containerisation

A photographic trip down memory lane of what it used to be like getting cargo on and off ships. Before containerisation, stowage was planned and instructed by the chief officer onboard the vessel, in close cooperation with the operational organisation ashore. Read more inside.

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Rolls-Royce Powers World’s First Gas-powered Tug

Rolls-Royce has congratulated Sanmar Shipyard for the completion of the world’s first gas powered tug for Norwegian customer Buksér og Berging, which features Rolls-Royce Bergen C26:33L6PG engine fueled purely by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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The Ship That Waves Won’t Rock

This ship concept makes it easier to find one’s sea legs, thanks to opposing waves created in specially-designed tanks fitted in the hull. The ship will house personnel working on offshore installations, and is optimized to provide the best possible comfort when moored adjacent to a platform.

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