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GC Rieber Shipping: Update on the vessel Ernest Shackleton

GC Rieber Shipping has negotiated agreements for early redelivery of the icebreaking research vessel «Ernest Shackleton» from British Antarctic Survey and sale of the vessel to an international buyer. The sale is conditional certain regulatory approvals. If concluded, GC Rieber Shipping expects a positive cash effect from the transactions of approximately NOK 140 million late [...]

By | 2019-03-26T08:10:38+00:00 March 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

How the World’s Biggest Shipping Company Plans to Cut Emissions

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S is about to conduct the shipping industry’s biggest test yet of biofuel as it seeks to cut emissions and meet its target of becoming carbon-neutral by 2050. The Mette Maersk, one of the company’s biggest vessels, will this month set off on a 25,000 nautical miles round trip from Rotterdam to Shanghai [...]

By | 2019-03-26T07:38:43+00:00 March 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

KVH Videotel Expands Team with European Sales Manager Appointment

Following news of Raal Harris’s promotion to the position of managing director at KVH Videotel earlier in the year, the company has announced a further strengthening of its management team with the appointment of Jason Barreto as European sales manager. Jason started his sales career with a series of airline, ship management, and marine travel [...]

By | 2019-03-26T07:33:57+00:00 March 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Britain’s Inmarsat Satellite Group Going Private in $3.4 Billion Deal

Funds including Apax Partners and Warburg Pincus placed a $3.4 billion bet on surging demand for inflight broadband, agreeing to buy satellite operator Inmarsat Plc in one of the biggest ever deals to delist a U.K. company. Inmarsat shares jumped more than 8 percent to top the offer price as some investors speculated another bidder [...]

By | 2019-03-26T07:24:53+00:00 March 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Hempel reduces offshore maintenance costs with new topcoat solution

Worldwide coatings manufacturer Hempel is rolling out a highly flexible two-coat water repellent coating – Hempatop Repel 800. This new topcoat offers enhanced corrosion protection by actively repelling water from the coated surface. By enabling the use of fewer coating layers, this solution for offshore assets and installations can be applied faster and lasts longer [...]

By | 2019-03-26T07:17:24+00:00 March 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

AFPM ’19: 2020 Illinois river closure poses shipping challenges for chem producers

The simultaneous closure of six locks and dams on the Illinois river in 2020 poses major logistical shipping concerns for specialty chemical producers in the area, a source said on the sidelines of this year’s International Petrochemical Conference (IPC). One orthoxylene (OX) buyer said the situation was a major concern for buyers in the region [...]

By | 2019-03-26T06:55:40+00:00 March 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

CMA CGM WHITE SHARK successfully refuels with sustainable marine bio-fuel oil in Rotterdam trial

IKEA Transport & Logistics Services, CMA CGM, the GoodShipping Program and the Port of Rotterdam are pleased to announce the successful refuelling on Saturday March 23rd of the CMA CGM WHITE SHARK with sustainable marine bio-fuel oil. The test, which represents a major step for the decarbonisation of ocean freight, saw the companies work together [...]

By | 2019-03-26T06:49:12+00:00 March 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

The new age Propulsion Condition Monitoring Service: Key to predictive maintenance and optimal uptime

The Propulsion Condition Monitoring Service (PCMS) is Wärtsilä’s Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) solution for propulsion equipment. By carrying out measurements of critical parameters such as vibrations and oil condition, as well as operational parameters including steering angles, rotational speeds, and pitch angles, the Wärtsilä PCMS provides customers with real-time advice and periodic reports on the condition [...]

By | 2019-03-26T06:44:13+00:00 March 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

World Shipping Council Dismisses Report prepared by Mr. Olaf Merk on the Evaluation of the EU Consortia Block Exemption

On 19 March 2019, the International Transport Forum (“ITF”) published on its website a report, authored by Mr. Olaf Merk, titled “Container Shipping in Europe: Data for the Evaluation of the EU Consortia Block Exemption” (the “Report”). At the outset, the World Shipping Council (“WSC”) notes that, while the Report’s title references the evaluation of [...]

By | 2019-03-26T06:39:42+00:00 March 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Maersk to Test Biofuel on Its Triple E Vessel

Danish shipping giant Maersk has partnered up with members of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC) in the world’s largest maritime biofuel pilot project. Using up to 20% sustainable second-generation biofuels on a large triple-E ocean vessel, the pilot would see the ship sail 25.000 nautical miles from Rotterdam to Shanghai and back on biofuel [...]

By | 2019-03-25T07:09:04+00:00 March 25th, 2019|News|0 Comments

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