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February 10, 2016

Greece tops shipowning nations by value


FEBRUARY 10, 2016—Greece is the top shipowning nation by fleet value in 2016, with a total fleet value of $95.29 billion, according to data compiled by VesselsValue.com. The valuation is based on vessels in the current fleet and those on...
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February 10, 2016

Denmark issues preliminary container weighing rule


FEBRUARY 10, 2016 — Shippers may not like it but, under an amendment to the SOLAS convention, but from July 1, 2016 packed containers intended to be carried on international sea voyages must be weighed before being loaded. The Danish Maritime...
wartsila-df-engines-to-power-16-japanese-gas-carriers
February 10, 2016

Wartsila DF engines to power 16 Japanese gas carriers


FEBRUARY 10, 2016 — Sixteen gas carriers being built in Japanese shipyards for Japanese owners are to be powered by Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines capable of running on liquefied natural gas (LNG) or conventional diesel fuels. The vessels each...
maersk-group-sees-another-tough-year-head
February 10, 2016

Maersk Group sees another tough year head


FEBRUARY 10, 2016 — The Maersk Group has published its 2015 Annual Report. With a loss-making fourth quarter, the group delivered a profit of $925 million, compared to the prior year's $5.2 billion, and an underlying profit of $3.1billion...
osd-develops-new-series-of-tractor-tugs
February 09, 2016

OSD develops new series of tractor tugs


FEBRUARY 9, 2016 — IJmuiden, Netherlands, based OSD (Offshore Ship Designers) has designed a new series of high-performance tractor tugs that can be used for a wide range of functions, including escort operations, harbor towage, ship handling,...
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February 09, 2016

Foss VP honored as Diversity Champ


FEBRUARY 9, 2016 — Foss Maritime's Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer, Lam Nguyen-Bull, has been named 2016 Diversity Champion by the Puget Sound Business Journal's 2016 Corporate Counsel Awards committee. The award...
eidesvik-gets-first-offshore-wind-sector-contract
February 09, 2016

Eidesvik gets first offshore wind sector contract


FEBRUARY 9, 2016 — Norwegian offshore service vessel specialist Eidesvik has chartered its subsea vessel Acergy Viking to Siemens Wind Power for nine months as an accommodation and service vessel in German sector. Eidesvik says it has for some...
surge-in-demand-for-biotech-based-antifouling-agent
February 09, 2016

Surge in demand for biotech based antifouling agent


FEBRUARY 9, 2016 —I-Tech, a Swedish bio-tech company founded by a group of researchers from Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, reports an "extraordinary" upsurge in demand for its biotechnology based antifouling...
ics-releases-latest-flag-state-performance-table
February 09, 2016

ICS releases latest flag state performance table


FEBRUARY 9, 2016 —The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table for 2015/2016. The table provides an annual overview of the performance of the world's ship registers against a...
fratelli-neri-takes-delivery-of-damen-asd-tug
February 09, 2016

Fratelli Neri takes delivery of Damen ASD tug


FEBRUARY 9, 2016 — Italy's Fratelli Neri S.p.A has taken delivery of a Damen ASD Tug 3212 from Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam in the Netherlands. The vessel, the Luisa Neri, is Fratelli Neri's first Damen newbuild tug and the first ASD...