ClassNK expands on all fronts

(Sep 02 2014)

For many years, Tokyo-based ClassNK was synonymous with Japanese-owned tonnage.



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...



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.



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.



New IACS chairman outlines workload

(Sep 01 2014)

The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) updated its forward strategy and work plan at its 69th Council meeting held in Santa Margherita, Italy earlier this year.



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.



Will 2014 be the year of the MRs?

(May 01 2014)

In this market round up, we look at current activities and forecasts through the eyes of both BIMCO and McQuilling Services.



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.*



Green tankers benefit at the Isle of Man Ship Registry

(May 01 2014)

The Isle of Man (IOM) Ship Registry has thrown itself into attracting new business from tanker operators, writes Brian Warshaw.




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