A number of amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) and the 1988 Load Lines Protocol entered into force or took effect from 1 January 2014.
Qatar Petroleum’s Ras Laffan Port announced on the 21 November 2013, that as part of their continual improvement to operational safety in Qatar Industrial Ports, all vessels engaged in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry in Qatar will be required to have a valid Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID) inspection.
Navigator has entered into a contract with Jiangnan to construct a 35,000 cubic meter gas carrier. This vessel will be the largest ethane gas carrier on the market enabling efficient transportation to our customers for this essential petrochemical feedstock.
Mercy Ships has announced that it has reached an agreement with Asian and European shipbuilding firms to purpose-build a new 36,600-GRT hospital ship (World’s Largest Civilian Hospital Ship) for Mercy Ships.
Blue Water has handled the logistics and transport of the world’s largest wind turbine – the V164 8MW produced by Vestas. The assignment was to handle four sea freight transports from Aalborg, Lindoe and Southampton in connection with the installation of the test turbine.
ARI Simulation has delivered a complete suite of integrated offshore simulators to the NUSI Offshore Training Institute (NOTI), the world’s most technologically advanced, dedicated offshore training facility.
Every day, containers are loaded to or discharged from Maersk Line vessels. What happens in one port will impact what happens in the next; thus, it is important to stow a vessel properly and efficiently. A ship like the Triple-E, which can carry up to 18,000 Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit (TEU) containers, makes stowage a much more exciting challenge.
Polaris Shipping Co., Ltd., Korea Midland Power Co., Ltd., HHI, and Siemens Energy Solutions Ltd. signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop MOBILE POWERSHIP, an integration of shipbuilding and power generating technology in which a highly efficient power generating facility will be installed onto a FSRU for the very first time in the world.
It will be the biggest thing ever sent to sea – but as the Prelude FLNG vessel was launched on Tuesday, plans were already under way for something bigger