IUMI publishes initial findings from its major claims database

(Sep 17 2020)

During this year’s annual International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) conference, initial findings from IUMI’s major claims database were made available for the first time.



American P&I Club and ABS Consulting join forces to drive cyber awareness for maritime insurance

(Jul 16 2020)

ABSG Consulting Inc. (ABS Consulting), a subsidiary of ABS focused on safety and risk management, and American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, Inc. (the American Club) have joined forces to provide education, training an...



Baltic Exchange launches new ship operating expenses assessment for LNG and LPG tankers

(May 14 2020)

The Baltic Exchange has added quarterly assessments (GOPEX) on the cost of operating LNG and LPG tankers to its growing suite of shipping investor tools.



New OPEX assessments for tankers

(Apr 30 2020)

The Baltic Exchange has added quarterly assessments of the cost of operating crude oil carrying Aframax tankers and clean product carrying Medium Range (MR) tankers to its growing suite of shipping investor tools.



Spike in enquiries for tanker political violence cover in the Gulf - Reuters

(Jan 23 2020)

Reuters reports insurance brokers saying there has been a spike in enquiries from tanker operators for political violence cover in the Gulf.



War risk premiums may rise - Reuters

(Jan 09 2020)

payments known as war risk premiums for tankers shuttling through the Strait of Hormuz could rise significantly, Reuters reports.



Knock-for-knock carve-outs on the increase

(May 01 2014)

The traditional knock-for-knock regime has been utilised in offshore contracts and related shuttle tanker contracts for many years*.



DNV GL approves Nautisk offering

(Mar 31 2014)

Global chart distributor Nautisk has gained DNV approval for its Neptune pay as you sail (PAYS) solution.



Lisnave- more vessels less work

(Feb 28 2014)

Despite owners spending less money on repairs and competing in a global and highly competitive market, Portuguese shiprepair yard Lisnave handled a higher number of vessels last year.



Maersk Tankers in pilot projects to save cash

(Oct 20 2013)

To try to help try to reduce costs in a dire market for large tankers, Maersk Tankers recently took the decision to layup two VLCCs and upgrade a 2012-built VLCC.



Inmarsat’s Global Xpress to revolutionise satcoms

(Oct 14 2013)

Shipowners and managers can achieve 10% operational savings if they focus on the value of satellite communications rather than on cost.



Aerofoil technology is alive and well

(Aug 31 2013)

Are we heading back to the future? Aerofoil sail trials on a large bulk carrier have shown significant fuel savings are possible.*



DV’s Skaret outlines the challenges ahead

(Aug 31 2013)

With the merger of DV and GL coming ever closer since Brussels gave it the all clear last month, Tanker Operator spoke with DV’s new tanker segment director – Håkon Skaret – about the tasks ahead.



Greater energy efficiency equals less emissions

(Jun 30 2013)

Today’s marine industry is placing greater emphasis on energy than ever before. This comes as no surprise, since virtually all energy at sea comes from the burning of fuel.



Wärtsilä advocates the use of dual fuel

(Jun 30 2013)

Total marine solutions and services provider Wärtsilä has received an order to supply a comprehensive solutions package for a series of hybrid gas carriers being built for Danish shipowner Evergas, formerly known as Eitzen Gas.




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