Shorter bulb for operational speed and draught

(Sep 02 2014)

Sea waves have a significant impact on the vessels’ fuel consumption and are therefore one of the ship designers’ biggest challenges.*



Keeping it simple

(Sep 02 2014)

The past few decades have seen many technical advances in marine tank gauging technology aimed at delivering greater efficiency and safety.



Polish shipyard to convert Jones Act product tanker

(May 01 2014)

OSG Ship Management (OSG), has passed the first hurdle with the USCG National Vessel Documentation Center’s (NVDC) determination, in its plan to convert the Jones Act Veteran Class MT-46 product tanker Overseas Tampa, at a Polish shipyard, writes Bri...



World’s GDP set to rise – higher tanker demand

(Jan 01 2014)

During 2013, it was the turn of the developed economies to show growth, while developing and emerging economies suffered slower growth.



VLCCs - just a blip, or something more fundamental?

(Nov 30 2013)

We make no apology for focusing on VLCCs for the first few pages of this issue, as the extent of the market rise in this sector has surprised most of us.



BV's voluntary emissions reduction notation

(Aug 31 2013)

Tanker owners want to save fuel, but also importantly they want to be able to show to oil major charterers that they have taken action to reduce emissions and their overall environmental footprint.



RS co-operates with Gazprom

(Aug 31 2013)

Currently, the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is addressing the designs of modern membrane LNG carriers for gas transportation along the Northern Sea Route.



Ship design technology - the next 10 years and beyond

(Aug 31 2013)

It may be said that ship design has hardly changed in the last 30 years.



Brazil - in for the long haul

(Jun 30 2013)

According to an economic report on Brazil, today's boom can be traced back to the 1990s when governments implemented a number of major reforms that helped modernise, stabilise and open up the economy.



EGCS tanker contracts give Clean Marine a boost

(Jun 30 2013)

News that Clean Marine was awarded a contract by Samsung Heavy Industries to supply exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) for two new shuttle tankers being built for AET, has firmly put the relatively new company on the map.



Inert gas system upgraded

(Jun 30 2013)

Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions (WTS) has launched an upgraded Unitor-Generon inert gas system.



Tankers - turning the corner?

(Jun 30 2013)

Despite the problems besetting the marine industry in terms of low freight rates, Danish-based owners and operators are probably better placed than most, due to each consecutive governments tending to support the idea of 'Blue Denmark'.



Bergen - the world's chemical carrier capital

(May 08 2013)

Notwithstanding the rise of the offshore sector in Norway, chemical tanker operations still represent a considerable investment in shipowning and operating in that country.



IP launches two new coatings

(Apr 30 2013)

International Paint (IP), a subsidiary of AkzoNobel, has launched two new coatings solutions.



MIBS VLCC gets class approval

(Apr 24 2013)

ClassNK has granted an AIP (Approval in Principle) to the MIBS (Minimal Ballast Water Ship) VLCC design developed by Namura Shipbuilding in co-operation with the Shipbuilding Research Centre of Japan.




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June-July 2017

Market comment, technology, ballast water, Athens conference report