It was a picture of a brand new pilot boat in Work Boat World that got me thinking; a beautiful and powerful craft, clearly built for heavy weather and the efficient delivery of the pilot. It probably cost about as much as a 10,000-tonne ship did sixty years ago. The weather, as we came slowly up to the pilot station off ..
Global economic growth continues to slow with recession warnings sounding in many corners of the world, none of which points to high global trade volume growth for the time being, according to BIMCO. The Global Manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Manager’s Index) reported by IHS Markit, has been under the threshold level of 50 ..
Australia’s Global Energy Ventures (GEV) has confirmed that the termination period for a letter of intent (LOI) executed with Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore for four compressed natural gas (CNG) carriers in a series has been extended to 180 days from the date of signing from the 90 days originally announced on July 3 of ..
Port Phillip Sea Pilots (PPSP), which provides pilotage services to the ports of Melbourne, Geelong and Western Port in south-east Australia, came to local builder Hart Marine looking for a vessel that could cover multiple tasks. Firstly and primarily, PSPP wanted a vessel to deliver pilots to ships at anchor in the Port ..
There are many factors within the whole process of pilot embarkation. There remains an excellent focus on ships’ rigging of pilot ladders – to minimise their movement and to improve their integrity. However, the fact that pilots are still falling (even when ladders are legally compliant) suggests that we need to ..
Major shipping industry trade associations BIMCO, ICS, Intercargo and Intertanko met in London yesterday to consider the transformational issues affecting the sector. Top of the agenda were the preparations for the implementation of the 2020 Global Sulphur Limit. With less than four months to go until the introduction of ..
Russia’s Pella Shipyard held a launching ceremony for Kastor, the second trawler-processor under Project 03095, on Monday, September 16. The vessel is the second of ..
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected a warship design developed by a consortium of defence firms Babcock and Thales as the design for the country’s future ..