DNV GL has awarded a new class notation to mitigate fire risks on container ships to MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company. The notation has been implemented on the largest container ships in the world, the 23,000+ TEU MSC Gülsün class. The new FCS notation is targeted exclusively towards container ships. It is designed ..
Forgive me, gentle reader, I am not referring to that Mr. Bean, but rather to Martin Bean, who is said to be vice-chancellor of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and at first glance appears to fall squarely into the category of sinner. He propounds his theories with a certain wit and humour, as you would ..
For the past three or four years the Baird Maritime portal has seemingly featured news about newly launched tugs almost daily. Interestingly, the tug sector is apparently the most global of all sectors of the wider maritime market. Tugs are being delivered from South-East Asia and Turkey to South America, Africa and ..
There are only three months until BellaCenter opens its doors for the fifth edition of the international exhibition Danish Maritime Fair, which takes place on May 13-14. Besides easy access and free entrance, the fair offers other improvements and innovations for the visitor. Amongst others, you can follow professional ..
What on earth are people going to be pouring into their diesel engines to support combustion, when the last oil well is capped and hydrocarbons are finally prohibited? It is all very interesting to consider learned papers about “all-electric” ships and wonderful advances in batteries, but realism suggests that the big ..
We have a new decade, with the 21st century’s teenage years consigned to the history books and a new regime governing the supply and use of marine fuels. It hasn’t exactly crept up on the industry: for months on end there have been warnings about the great leap into the low-sulphur future programmed for the dawn of a ..
For the past three or four years the Baird Maritime portal has seemingly featured news about newly launched tugs almost daily. Interestingly, the tug sector is apparently ..
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has ordered the investigation of a Panama-flagged cargo vessel after its captain allegedly declared false information of its port ..
The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Lockheed Martin a US$12.3 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research, development, and demonstration of a new series ..