OCIMF replacing SIRE tanker inspection programme with new regime from 2022

(Jul 16 2021)

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) is currently developing an updated and enhanced version of its Ship Inspection Report Programme (SIRE) tanker risk assessment tool, the ship inspection regime that has become central to supporting ...



SafeSTS establishes new bases to meet growing international demand

(Jul 09 2021)

In the last two months, international ship-to-ship transfer company SafeSTS has established new operational bases in Scapa Flow and in Panama to meet the growing international demand for its services.



SafeSTS and Trelleborg pool expertise

(Jun 25 2021)

SafeSTS Transfer Technology Limited (SafeTTL), a specialist provider of market-leading hardware and software solutions, which facilitate the secure transfer of oil and derivatives between vessels, has been appointed as a UK distributor of Trelleborg’...



Ships set out on trans-Arctic voyage as spring comes to Northern Sea Route

(Jun 18 2021)

LNG carrier Nikolay Urvantsev moves eastwards in this year's first transit shipment on the Russian Arctic sea route.



Singapore: Consort Bunkers confirms ‘Pearl Melody’ in alleged unauthorised STS incident

(Jun 15 2021)

Singapore-based bunker supplier and logistics services provider Consort Bunkers Pte Ltd has confirmed its owned and operated bunker tanker to be involved in an alleged unauthorised ship-to-ship (STS) incident.



FueLNG completes Singapore’s first ship-to-ship bunkering of an LNG-fuelled oil tanker

(May 12 2021)

• The bunkering operation was carried out by FueLNG Bellina, Singapore’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering vessel • Shell’s Aframax tanker ‘Pacific Emerald’ is the first oil tanker to be LNG-bunkered in Singapore



Tanker broke loose from towline in English Channel

(May 06 2021)

Tanker VARZUGA, understood to be unmanned and on tow to the Aliaga scrap yard in Turkey, broke loose on the afternoon of May 4th in the English Channel north of Cherbourg France.



First new LPG FFA trades completed

(May 05 2021)

The first freight derivatives contract using the Baltic Exchange’s recently launched liquified petroleum gas (LPG) assessment (BLPG3) was traded by Gunvor and Vilma and cleared by CME Group last week (28 April).



DNV awards first merchant vessel SILENT-E notation

(Apr 27 2021)

ONEX Peace, an Aframax tanker built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries and delivered to its owner ONEX, has become the world’s first merchant ship to receive DNV’s SILENT-E notation.



New OCIMF Information Paper – Guidelines for Transiting the Turkish Straits

(Mar 31 2021)

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has published an updated edition of the information paper Guidelines for Transiting the Turkish Straits.



Gagarin Prospect completes first ever LNG Aframax tanker fuelling in USA

(Mar 23 2021)

On 15 March 2021 Sovcomflot and Shell broke new ground, with the completion of the first ever Aframax tanker fuelling using LNG in the USA.



DNV awards AiP to DSME for rotor sail system

(Mar 23 2021)

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) received an Approval in Principle (AiP) from leading classification society DNV for the DSME Rotor Sail System, an eco-friendly ship technology applicable to large oil tankers and LNG carriers.



Zeaborn Ship Management builds on navigational excellence with Wärtsilä Fleet Operations Solution

(Mar 18 2021)

Hamburg-based third-party ship manager Zeaborn Ship Management (ZSM) has chosen Wärtsilä Voyage’s Fleet Operations Solution (FOS) as the digital navigation platform for its managed tanker fleet.



NAVTOR acquires vessel analytics and performance specialist Tres Solutions

(Feb 25 2021)

NAVTOR looks to extend its success in e-Navigation into leadership in vessel analytics and performance optimisation with the acquisition of Tres Solutions.



Christophe de Margerie arrives at Yamal LNG’s Sabetta terminal - a unique voyage completed

(Feb 25 2021)

A unique voyage along the Northern Sea Route completed.




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June-July 2021

Stena Bulk and decarbonisation - how BHP makes decarbonisation work financially - update on worldwide piracy - managing security risks of ECDIS - tanker inert gas systems