World’s First Conversion Of Container Ship To Duel Fuel Propulsion

  The first class renewal of our MV WES AMELIE has been successfully completed end of last November. Beside the general renewal works also the first pre-arrangements for the modification to LNG have been settled. At the foreship, in the area of the forthcoming tank position, several pipes and cableways have already been relocated. Furthermore […]

Posted by: on Feb 16, 2017 read more

Australia And Fiji Work Together To Fix Maritime Navigation Equipment Damaged By Tropical Cyclone Winston

In February 2016, Fiji suffered the devastating effects of Tropical Cyclone Winston. The cyclone caused significant damage to the infrastructure of Fiji, including to a number of maritime aids to navigation and lighthouse sites. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has worked closely with the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) to install new navigation […]

Posted by: on Feb 14, 2017 read more

First Partnership Agreement In Kuwait To Reduce CO2 Emissions Signed By Maersk Line And EQUATE

EQUATE Petrochemical Company, a global producer of petrochemicals, and Maersk Line signed a partnership agreement to decrease CO2 emissions in ocean transportation. The agreement, which is the first of its kind in Kuwait, is based on EQUATE’s and Maersk Line’s Sustainability priorities that include the shared vision to protect and safeguard the environment by decreasing […]

Posted by: on Feb 14, 2017 read more

PortMiami Hits Global Cruise Passenger Milestone

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Florida’s PortMiami has set a global record in cruise passenger numbers, having welcomed almost 5 million guests in 2016,local media reported. During the 2016 cruise season, the port saw 4.98 million multi-day passengers, a 1.5 percent rise from 4.91 million guests processed in 2015. The rise is in line with the annual growth trend in cruise […]

Posted by: on Feb 13, 2017 read more

UGS objective – maintaining Greek shipping’s leading status in maritime affairs

The Greek government and seafarers unions are failing to utilise the largest shipping fleet in the world as the country struggles to overcome its economic crisis and the high level of unemployment according the shipowners. In a broadside launched at the government and workers unions, the president of the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS), Theodore […]

Posted by: on Feb 12, 2017 read more

Torvald Klaveness Selects ABB’s Octopus Marine Software To Help Comply With Emissions Regulations

ABB’s OCTOPUS marine software will be installed on three new Torvald Klaveness vessels to help them meet incoming emissions regulations. The OCTOPUS reporting software is compliant with the IMO Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) and supports future European Union Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) rules. OCTOPUS gathers information from onboard sensors and gives insight […]

Posted by: on Feb 12, 2017 read more