Ship Operations and Management

OOCL selects Shell’s marine services

Orient Overseas Container Line has chosen Shell Marine to provide the company with marine services. Shell will provide cylinder oil opt...

NextGen Link project acquires EU funding

The European Union has given funding to NextGen Link, a project to upgrade an existing maritime link between the Baltic Sea from Finland to ...

MOL opts for ClassNK diagnostic monitoring system

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has selected ClassNK Consulting Service’s next-generation diagnostic monitoring system for installation on two o...

Costa Cruises cuts carbon footprint by 5%

Costa Cruises, part of Carnival Corporation & plc, has achieved a 5% decrease in carbon footprint, a 9% reduction in SOx emissions and a...

A complete waste of ballast

There is neither a hero, nor a winner, in the story of ballast water regulations HAVING been in the making for nearly 30 years, a further...

Drones are on the up

OVER 2015 and 2016 there was a flurry of interest in using drones in the maritime and other sectors. There still is (maritime exhibitions ha...

SEA Europe appoints new chair and new goals

SEA Europe, the association of European shipyard associations and marine technology companies has appointed Kjersti Kleven, co-owner of Norw...

Fleet Transformation Event for Ship Operators

Shipowners and operators will be able to get free passes to a two-day event dedicated to identifying viable strategies and technologies for ...

Corvus Energy secures $6.5m financing contract

Corvus Energy has closed a CAD $6.5m financing credit contract with Export Development Canada. [caption id="attachment_8056" align="alignri...

Palau and Vanuatu black listed by Paris MOU

The flags of Palau and Vanuatu have been categorised in the Black List by the Paris MOU as a result of 23 and 31 ship detentions, respective...

SSI appoints new general manager

Non-governmental organisation, the Sustainable Shipping Initiative, has appointed new general manager, Tom Holmer, to strengthen the shippin...

FSRU concept receives ABS approval in principle

Chiyoda Corporation, Japan, has developed a concept for a floating liquefied natural gas power plant and floating storage and regasification...

VTT develops technology to steer autonomous ships

Finland based VTT Technical Research Centre is developing technology that will be used to help safely control and steer remote-monitored and...

Remote operation of tug successfully demonstrated

Rolls-Royce and global towage operator Svitzer have demonstrated successful operation of the world’s first remotely operated commercial ve...

Navigation gone wrong: lessons learned

In 1815 a passenger vessel, Arniston, crashed into reefs along the coast of South Africa, killing 340 people. The problem was that the vess...