GPS spoofing – and a proposal to fix it

(Jan 14 2021)

GPS spoofing is a growing concern for the maritime industry – but a UK company has a technical solution.



Wärtsilä Fleet Operations Solution to optimise performance of UltraShip’s entire fleet

(Jan 14 2021)

Wärtsilä Fleet Operations Solution (FOS) by Wärtsilä Voyage is to be employed by Denmark-based UltraShip for its entire fleet of 18 LPG tanker vessels.



Tankers set course for thick ice as part of experiment on Northern Sea Route

(Jan 07 2021)

As natural gas carrier Christophe de Margerie sails eastwards towards China, the Nikolay Zubov enters the Bering Strait in the opposite direction. A first mid-winter operation of the kind, the two commercial ships will cross each others' paths in one...



ABS awards Smart Notation to AET’s Eagle Passos

(Nov 26 2020)

ABS has awarded AET the SMART (INF) Notation for its 152,700 DWT DP2 shuttle tanker, Eagle Passos, which was built and delivered by Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (SHI).



Performance Shipping Inc. announces agreement to acquire fifth Aframax tanker

(Nov 12 2020)

Performance Shipping Inc., (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of tankers, announced that it has signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum of Agreement to purchase the M/T Kalamas, a 105,400...



The Mission to Seafarers announces winners of annual Seafarers’ Awards, Singapore

(Nov 12 2020)

Online awards celebrate seafarers, shore staff and innovation supporting seafarer welfare.



Nor-Shipping 2021 and YoungShip showcase new generation of talent with Young Entrepreneur Award

(Nov 12 2020)

Nor-Shipping and YoungShip are once again looking to shine a spotlight on emerging maritime talent and solutions, with the announcement of the Young Entrepreneur Award 2021 (YEA).



OCIMF publishes Recommendations on Usage of ECDIS and Preventing Incidents

(Nov 12 2020)

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has released a new information paper, Recommendations on Usage of ECDIS and Preventing Incidents, which provides guidance to enhance policies and procedures regarding the safe use of Electronic Cha...



EM&I – laser scanning could replace tank entry

(Oct 15 2020)

Asset integrity management company EM&I is developing laser scanning methods for tanks on offshore vessels, which could remove the need for people to enter tanks to do inspections.



RPT-Venezuela's PDVSA to install ship-to-ship hub away from shore

(Oct 08 2020)

Venezuela’s state-run oil firm PDVSA is informing customers about a new hub for doing ship-to-ship transfers for exports in a location away from shore.



FueLNG drives LNG bunkering infrastructure expansion in Singapore

(Oct 08 2020)

FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) and Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd, has named Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel (LBV), FueLNG Bellina.



ABS to Class another four Very Large Ethane Carriers for Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical

(Oct 07 2020)

Four new 98,000 cbm Very Large Ethane Carriers (VLECs) ordered by Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical (STL) are to be built to ABS Class.



NAVTOR cements e-Navigation lead with German growth

(Sep 17 2020)

NAVTOR, the number one global provider of maritime e-Navigation solutions, is looking to consolidate its market leadership with a new office in Germany.



Chemical tanker grounding and ENC data accuracy

(Sep 10 2020)

A report by BSU into a chemical tanker grounding gives interesting insight into the importance of understanding the accuracy of electronic chart data.



Recommendations on the Proactive Use of Voyage Data Recorder Information

(Aug 27 2020)

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has published a revised edition of the information paper Recommendations on the Proactive Use of Voyage Data Recorder Information.




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