rss icon Subscribe
desktop mobile

Seaborne Ethane and Demand for a New Ship Type

Inside a moss tank (Photo courtesy of LR)

Lloyd's Register report looks at the commercial landscape, regulatory issues and technical realities of a new trade in ethane emerging as a result of increased U.S. gas production - and the technology required for large ethane carriers U.

Storm Surge Halts Vessel Operations at Long Beach

Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach

Two cargo terminals at the Port of Long Beach announced Wednesday, Aug. 27, that they were suspending vessel operations for the day because 10- to 15-foot high wave surges powered by Pacific Hurricane Marie endangered longshore workers.

First N.American Boat Powered by Volvo Penta IPS

Photo courtesy of Volvo Penta IPS

Thomas Paine, the new 50-ft. aluminum patrol boat that joined the Massachusetts Environmental Police fleet in July, is the first commercial vessel in North America to be powered by Volvo Penta IPS propulsion.

Shipbuilding

MES-UBI Begins Operations in Vietnam

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd (MES) and UBI Tower Sole Member Limited (UBI Tower) established the joint venture company named MES-UBI Heavy Industries Company

Editorial: software ... is it ‘evolution’ or ‘revolution’ ...

Greg Trauthwein

The August “Shipbuilding Annual” is one of my favorites to research and produce every year

SBI Offshore Negotiating Contract for Rig Builds

SBI Offshore Limited has announced that the Middle East-Chinese consortium, which recently awarded its subsidiary a contract to provide design and engineering services for a

Contracts

Hydro Group Secures UK Defence Contract

Successor Submarine.jpg

Hydro Group plc, a global design and manufacturer of underwater cables and connectors for subsea

Russia Denies Plans to Block Gas Transit to Europe

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak , Photo courtesy of The Russian Government

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak dismissed Ukraine's claims that Moscow plans to block gas

Iraq's Southern Oil Exports Fall in August

Iraq's oil exports from its southern terminals so far in August have fallen by about 140,000 barrels per day, according to loading data and industry sources

Technology

INMEX and SMM India on the Crest of a Wave

Global exhibition organizers join forces to launch Indian subcontinent’s largest maritime event – INMEX SMM India Taking advantage of the expected growth the Indian maritime

Bibby Offshore Expands in Norway

Photo courtesy of Bibby Offshore

Bibby Offshore announced its continued international expansion with the opening of an office in

Report: Ports Lack Maintenance Support

barometer4_160x130-lister.jpg

The latest Barometer Report from Trelleborg has revealed a huge gap in the maintenance

Legal

Wishful Thinking From Across the Pond

Joseph Keefe

European Shipowners Pursue Softening of the Jones Act Just last month, the Secretary General of

Pariah Containership Banned from Australian Ports

Safety at sea: File photo

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) informs that it has issued a direction to the

RN Warship Intercepts Caribean Drug Smugglers

Drug confiscation: Photo MOD

Royal Navy warship HMS Argyll has seized £21 million worth of cocaine after a 12-hour pursuit

People & Company News

Euronav Books Profit from Sale of Chartered Ship

The owner of the 157,258 dwt containership Cap Isabella (built 2013), a vessel which Euronav had on bareboat charter, decided to sell the vessel to an unrelated third party.

Livanos Becomes Euronav Chairman

Photo: Euronav

On 22 July 2014, the Board of Directors of Euronav NV unanimously appointed Peter G.

UTEC Survey Completes Apache Infield AUV Inspection

AUV4.jpg

UTEC Survey Australia Pty Ltd announced the successful completion of a major infield inspection of