Clean the hull when resistance increases 10% - GreenSteam

(Jan 07 2021)

Data analysis by GreenSteam found that the best time to de-foul the hull is when the resistance increases by 10% – and some other useful insights.



How Neste is improving vessel performance

(Jan 07 2021)

Neste Oyj is implementing digital tools to improve the performance of its vessels and its vessel logistics, including chartering, scheduling and monitoring vessels. Shipping performance manager Risto-Juhani Kariranta explained the project.



Verifavia Shipping provides BSM with IHM maintenance services for 350 vessels

(Dec 17 2020)

Verifavia Shipping provides Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) with Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) maintenance services for around 350 vessels in the BSM fleet.



The costs of barnacles on your hull

(Dec 10 2020)

Barnacles only attach to a ship when it is idle, and many vessels have been idle for considerable periods this spring, being used for oil storage, or delayed in transit. One study says 10 per cent barnacle cover can increase fuel consumption by 36 pe...



RightShip launches familiarisation period for updated Safety Score

(Dec 03 2020)

Following industry consultation, and acting on feedback, RightShip has made amendments to Safety Score methodology, providing a clear and transparent pathway to improved safety standards.



ABS publishes guidance on ammonia as a marine fuel

(Nov 05 2020)

ABS supports study to explore ammonia’s potential for Singapore



Success of Jotun’s solvent free coating paves way for global launch

(Nov 05 2020)

Jotun, a global leader in marine coatings, is ready to launch its proven Jotacote Universal S120 primer to the worldwide market after three years of success in the North East Asian and West European market.



Army Corps still assessing Louisiana Calcasieu Ship Channel after Delta

(Oct 15 2020)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it has identified three obstructions from Hurricane Delta that have to be removed before it can reopen the Calcasieu Ship Channel in Louisiana to deep draft vessels.



Hempel launches underwater hull inspections powered by Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs)

(Oct 07 2020)

Leading global coatings manufacturer Hempel launched an underwater Hull Inspection service using Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs), to provide complete hull coating inspections while a vessel is at port or anchorage.



Survitec introduces new turn-key service to support shipowner lay-up requirements

(Sep 03 2020)

Survitec has introduced a new service aimed at ensuring CO2 low pressure (LP) firefighting systems are correctly deactivated when ships enter lay-up.



OCIMF extends temporary remote inspection option to Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID)

(Sep 03 2020)

As of 1 September 2020, OCIMF has included a remote vessel inspection option as a temporary tool within its Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID), the inspection protocol for offshore vessels.



Venezuelan floating storage with 173K tons of oil is sinking in Gulf of Paria

(Sep 03 2020)

Floating Storage and Offloading Unit FSO NABARIMA was reported by Eudis Girot, one of the trade unions leaders of Venezuelan Oil Industry, to be in emergency situation, due to lack of proper and professional maintenance.



ABS and Chevron Shipping launch digital journey

(Sep 03 2020)

ABS and Chevron Shipping Company LLC have taken the first step in a pioneering digital fleet management journey with ABS Smart notations for vessels.



Bakker Sliedrecht improves operational performance of tanker Comus 2 with upgraded BIMAC system

(Aug 27 2020)

Bakker Sliedrecht has successfully renewed the vessel management system of chemical tanker Comus 2 with an upgraded BIMAC system.



Witherbys release Ship Vetting and its Application to LNG, 2nd Edition

(Aug 13 2020)

Witherby Publishing Group has released Ship Vetting and its Application to LNG, 2nd Edition. This revised edition of SIGTTO’s 2003 edition describes the importance of the vetting of LNG ships as a risk assessment tool.




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Shipping post COVID - practicality of decarbonisation - Hafnia and vessel performance