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Poten's Weekly Opinion: Under the Radar

(Oct 21 2021)

Japan’s oil demand is staging a strong recovery.

Piracy and armed robbery incidents at lowest level in decades

(Oct 21 2021)

The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has reported the lowest number of reported piracy and armed robbery incidents for the first nine months of any year since 1994.

10th Shell tanker joins Signal Maritime pool

(Oct 21 2021)

Signal Maritime, the Signal Group’s shipping arm, has taken commercial management of MT Silver London, its 10th Shell medium-range (MR) tanker, increasing the pool’s fleet size to 15.

Iranian Navy foils pirate attack in Gulf of Aden

(Oct 21 2021)

The Iranian naval forces prevented pirates from attacking one of the country’s oil tankers in the Gulf of Aden.

Samsung Heavy wins $1.7b order for 7 shuttle tankers

(Oct 21 2021)

Samsung Heavy Industries Co. has signed a $1.7 billion order to provide design, parts and blocks for seven shuttle tankers.

Proman and Stena develop methanol as pathway to sustainable shipping

(Oct 21 2021)

The global shipping industry is responsible for ~2.9% of global greenhouse gas emissions, which equals almost 1 billion metric tons of CO2 each year.

New recruitment service enables ship owners to recruit faster than ever

(Oct 21 2021)

OSM Maritime launches new recruitment services which aim to reduce the time it takes to find the right people for the job.

Filters in ballast water systems

(Oct 21 2021)

Filters for ballast water systems may not be a legal requirement, but they may prove very helpful, particularly if the vessel is loading ballast in sediment-rich waters. We spoke to filter system manufacturer Filtersafe.

Managing cyber risks of ECDIS

(Oct 21 2021)

There have been concerns raised in the industry about cyber risks of ‘operational technology’ onboard ships, such as ECDIS. We talked to Navtor, one of the world’s leading ECDIS technology companies, about how the risks can be best managed.

Ship stranded off Bulgarian Coast near Park "Yailata"

(Sep 23 2021)

Underwater inspections of the ship Vera SU, which has been stranded near the protected area Yailata, north of Kaliakra, continue for the second day.

ABS – advice on operating ballast water systems

(Jul 27 2021)

William Burroughs, Senior Principal Engineer, ABS, gives some new advice on operating ballast water systems, including regulatory extensions, challenges with shipyards, where vessel operators have most problems, training recommendations, and preparat...

Coming soon – ballast efficacy tests

(Jul 27 2021)

New ballast water management systems will need to be subjected to “biological efficiacy tests” – basically, checking that they actually work – in addition to using type approved systems, under legislation coming into force over coming years.

Strike continues at Libyan port as tanker diverts

(Feb 11 2021)

A tanker has been forced to divert from Libya's Marsa el-Hariga terminal, where strike action among guards has prevented crude from being exported for two weeks.

Wärtsilä and SAACKE sign strategic partnership to expand their marine solution offerings

(Feb 04 2021)

The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a strategic partnership agreement with SAACKE, the Germany based global supplier of marine firing plants for seagoing vessels, offshore plants and LNG tankers.

US imports no Saudi crude oil for first time in 35 years

(Jan 07 2021)

The U.S. didn’t import any Saudi crude the week of Dec. 28 for the first time in 35 years, a reversal from just months ago when the Kingdom threatened to upend the American energy industry by unleashing a tsunami of exports into a market decimated by...


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