RS co-operates with Gazprom

(Aug 31 2013)

Currently, the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is addressing the designs of modern membrane LNG carriers for gas transportation along the Northern Sea Route.



Ship design technology - the next 10 years and beyond

(Aug 31 2013)

It may be said that ship design has hardly changed in the last 30 years.



Brazil - in for the long haul

(Jun 30 2013)

According to an economic report on Brazil, today's boom can be traced back to the 1990s when governments implemented a number of major reforms that helped modernise, stabilise and open up the economy.



EGCS tanker contracts give Clean Marine a boost

(Jun 30 2013)

News that Clean Marine was awarded a contract by Samsung Heavy Industries to supply exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) for two new shuttle tankers being built for AET, has firmly put the relatively new company on the map.



Inert gas system upgraded

(Jun 30 2013)

Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions (WTS) has launched an upgraded Unitor-Generon inert gas system.



Tankers - turning the corner?

(Jun 30 2013)

Despite the problems besetting the marine industry in terms of low freight rates, Danish-based owners and operators are probably better placed than most, due to each consecutive governments tending to support the idea of 'Blue Denmark'.



Bergen - the world's chemical carrier capital

(May 08 2013)

Notwithstanding the rise of the offshore sector in Norway, chemical tanker operations still represent a considerable investment in shipowning and operating in that country.



IP launches two new coatings

(Apr 30 2013)

International Paint (IP), a subsidiary of AkzoNobel, has launched two new coatings solutions.



MIBS VLCC gets class approval

(Apr 24 2013)

ClassNK has granted an AIP (Approval in Principle) to the MIBS (Minimal Ballast Water Ship) VLCC design developed by Namura Shipbuilding in co-operation with the Shipbuilding Research Centre of Japan.



Oil and gas driving the shipping industry

(Apr 19 2013)

In late 2011, Brazilian shipyards started to deliver the first tankers in a massive R$10.8 bill investment programme of 49 ships ordered by Transperto, the shipping arm of Petrobras.



Will everybody follow Fredriksen?

(Apr 18 2013)

Why commit $2.6 bill on newbuildings in today's uncertain world?



OSG fights to live another day

(Mar 28 2013)

The US' largest tanker operator - Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) - has won a stay of execution by way of an approval to borrow $25 mill.



Odfjell continues to upgrade fleet

(Mar 27 2013)

"Tankers are still our core business", said Odfjell Tankers' senior vice president Morten Nystad during a company presentation held in Bergen recently.



Crowley takes delivery of two 'Veterans'

(Mar 20 2013)

Crowley Maritime Corp has taken delivery of the second of two Veteran-class product tankers, from the Aker Philadelphia Shipyard (APSI).



Managing tankers in the 21st century

(Mar 13 2013)

Thome Group, the first independent shipmaganager to establish in Singapore, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.




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