Nippon Paint Marine’s new FASTAR antifouling earmarked for COSCO Shipping VLCC fleet

(Jan 26 2022)

COSCO Shipping has indicated it will coat its entire fleet of VLCCs with Nippon Paint Marine’s new antifouling system FASTAR® once initial applications have been evaluated.



Saudi shipowners commit 100+ vessels to CSM Saudi Arabia

(Dec 16 2021)

A leading group of progressive Saudi owners and operators have committed over 100 offshore assets to Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) Saudi Arabia.



Orkim tankers take to the water with Thordon’s COMPAC

(Jul 16 2021)

China’s Fujian Southeast Shipyard has delivered four in a series of five new product tankers ordered by Malaysia’s Orkim Sdn Bhd.



DNV launches new Compliance Planner tool

(Jun 18 2021)

DNV, the world’s leading classification society, has launched Compliance Planner – a new digital tool that enables DNV customers to easily track the requirements and deadlines of legislation for both individual vessels and entire fleets.



Clean Shipping Alliance: Wash water discharge is not marine pollution

(Apr 15 2021)

The Clean Shipping Alliance expressed disappointment in the 6 April announcement from the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanization that they will restrict the discharge of wash water in the territorial waters of the country, based on its mari...



What MEPC75 means for tanker operators

(Apr 15 2021)

IMO’s “MEPC75” meeting in November formally agreed requirements on shipping companies to report emissions, requirements to make an assessment scheme, where a rating of ‘C’, if achieved by all ships, will keep the whole industry on a trajectory to mee...



How Hafnia manages vessel performance

(Mar 25 2021)

Hafnia’s vessel performance department manages the performance of around 200 vessels, with just 3 full time employees, 2 student assistants, and some great software. Head of performance Michael Rasmussen explained how they do it.



Dorian LPG (DK) ApS signs contract to install Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight

(Mar 23 2021)

Kongsberg Digital announced that Dorian LPG (DK) ApS, a subsidiary of Dorian LPG Ltd. (Dorian), which is a leading owner and operator of modern VLGCs, has contracted to install Vessel Insight to its entire fleet of 22 LPG carriers.



COSCO SHIPPING Heavy Industry appoints AqualisBraemar for Brazil-bound Knutsen DP2 shuttle tanker

(Mar 11 2021)

COSCO SHIPPING Heavy Industry (Zhoushan) Co., Ltd has appointed energy and marine engineering consultancy AqualisBraemar to perform DP and BLS system FMEA on a shuttle tanker the Chinese shipyard is building for Norwegian shipowner Knutsen NYK Offsho...



Nippon Paint Marine launches completely new nano antifouling technology

(Feb 18 2021)

Leading coatings manufacturer Nippon Paint Marine has launched a new antifouling technology which enhances antifouling performance to a level and consistency never seen before.



MAN 23/30H GenSet lands order for first Mk3 unit

(Feb 11 2021)

STX Engine set to build first Mk3 variants of MAN workhorse.



RightShip announces new Safety Score and Platform are now live

(Feb 11 2021)

RightShip, the world’s largest maritime risk management and environmental assessment organisation, announced that its new Safety Score and Platform went live on Monday 8th February.



SPS: repairing tankers with a steel-elastomer-steel sandwich composite

(Feb 11 2021)

SPS Technology suggests that tanker operators repair cracks using a structural composite, rather than standard gouging and welding techniques.



Clean the hull when resistance increases 10% - GreenSteam

(Jan 07 2021)

Data analysis by GreenSteam found that the best time to de-foul the hull is when the resistance increases by 10% – and some other useful insights.



How Neste is improving vessel performance

(Jan 07 2021)

Neste Oyj is implementing digital tools to improve the performance of its vessels and its vessel logistics, including chartering, scheduling and monitoring vessels. Shipping performance manager Risto-Juhani Kariranta explained the project.




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