Supporting the needs of Germany’s tanker owners

(Sep 02 2014)

ABS relocated its centre of Northern European regional marine operations from London to Hamburg in 2013.*



A smart way to tanker efficiency

(Sep 02 2014)

In this article, Peter Mantel, managing director of BMT SMART, a subsidiary of BMT Group, discusses the drivers that are pushing fuel efficiency to the top of the agenda in the tanker market and explains how fleet and vessel performance management sy...



Commercial pressure is strangling the chemical tanker market

(Sep 02 2014)

I have been amazed at the level of support I receive from those owners/operators who are clearly struggling to meet the ever increasing standards being asked of them.*



I’ve packed my bags and I am ready to go

(Sep 01 2014)

I have packed my walking boots for a week in Hamburg- no not beside the Elbe, or the Alster Lakes, but inside the Messe at Dammtor.



Spikes mark the first half of this year

(Sep 01 2014)

In this issue, we look back over the markets during first six months of this year and beyond, with the help of Gibson Research.



Taking a cautious view of the future

(Sep 01 2014)

Despite its financial problems, Germany remains one of the world’s largest shipowning countries, with Hamburg housing the largest number of owners, managers and operators in the country.



SMM - a sell out Again

(Sep 01 2014)

September’s 12 SMM exhibition halls have been sold out for months, the organisers have claimed.



RS boosted by increase in ice class and sea/river tankers

(Sep 01 2014)

The Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has seen an increasing demand for Ice Class LNGCs, supply ships and icebreakers to operate in Russian Arctic sector close to the large gas peninsula projects.



When to undertake shipping IPOstiming is everything

(May 01 2014)

The current year had started on a very optimistic note, as freight rates in the dry bulk and tanker markets were the strongest they had been in a long while.*



Greek controlled shipping on a role

(May 01 2014)

The Greek controlled fleet has increased in terms of ship numbers and also in terms of deadweight and gross tonnage, compared with the previous year, said the annual report from the Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee (GSCC).



Danish owners highlight tanker efficiency methodology

(May 01 2014)

Tanker Operator’s first in a series of conferences on the theme ‘Navigating Ecotankers’ took place in Copenhagen on 27th Mar, 2014.



You get what you pay for!

(Apr 01 2014)

At a tanker conference last month, the predominant themes were vessel efficiency, coupled with the ‘Eco-ship’ concept and what to do about the forthcoming low sulphur regulations.



VLCCs- a contango market developing?

(Apr 01 2014)

Observations on the price of VLCC assets would suggest a contango market is developing, McQuilling Services said in a recent industry note.



Tanker deliveries’ roller coaster

(Apr 01 2014)

Tanker deliveries in 2013, both in terms of numbers and deadweight, were the lowest recorded since 2002, a recent report claimed.



Chemical/product tanker thoughts

(Apr 01 2014)

At the recent ipTA/Navigate Chemical/product Tanker conference, there were several papers given on the chemical and product tanker trades.




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