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Signet Maritime's CEO Receives USCG Meritorious Service Award

By MarEx 2018-09-20 17:08:44

Mr. J. Barry Snyder, President & CEO of Signet Maritime Corporation was presented the United States Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award by Rear Admiral Paul F. Thomas, Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, for his outstanding contributions to the Port of Corpus Christi, Ingleside and the United States Coast Guard from July 2017 to January 2018. Signet supported the Coast Guard on three separate occasions during this time, demonstrating their proactive engagement and cooperative spirit. During and after Hurricane Harvey,...

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Kongsberg to Deliver LNG Simulator Package for GasLog

By MarEx 2018-09-20 17:06:03

Kongsberg Digital (KDI) and GasLog have agreed on the terms of a contract through which KDI will deliver a comprehensive LNG simulator package designed to enable new levels of safety and operational training for GasLog’s professional crews. GasLog, an international owner, operator and manager of LNG carriers, operates 27 LNG vessels through its subsidiary, GasLog LNG Services and seven ships currently on order. The KDI contract represents a major commitment and investment on GasLog’s part to provide a flawlessly accurate...

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InfoSHIP - Electronic LogBooks Software Approved by Major Flags

By MarEx 2018-09-20 16:29:52

The shipping industry is rapidly changing: the IMO’s Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) has developed the draft guidelines for the use of electronic MARPOL record books, and it is anticipated that these guidelines will be adopted by IMO in 2019, a confirmation of how important it is to gain and share experience in the use of electronic record books (ELBs). The maritime administrations of Panama, Marshall Islands, Cyprus and the Isle of Man have already recognized the use of InfoSHIP...

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Contract Signed for One of the World’s First Small-Scale LNG FRUs

By MarEx 2018-09-19 18:44:30

TGE Marine Gas Engineering recenty signed the contract for the design and supply of the cargo handling system and tank material package for one of the world's first small-scale floating storage and regasification units (FSRU) with Jiangnan Shipyard group. The 28,000 m3 capacity barge-type FRU was ordered by TEMA LNG, which is backed by Helios Investment from London and shall be located in Ghana. In close co-operation with the owner and the shipyard, TGE Marine has participated in the development of this new flexible...

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Navarino Announces Connectivity Cooperation with Intelsat

By MarEx 2018-09-19 18:13:14

Navarino, the maritime industry’s leading technology company, announced today that it will add maritime connectivity services from Intelsat S.A. to its portfolio of connectivity solutions. Under the agreement, Navarino will introduce innovative Intelsat satellite services delivered from the award-winning IntelsatOne Flex platform, a global managed service designed to optimize bandwidth allocations and provide flexible coverage where it is needed most. With this service set to be introduced to customers in Q3 2018, Navarino CEO Dimitris Tsikopoulos is expecting a high...

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Sembcorp Marine, ABS and A*STAR Team Up

By MarEx 2018-09-19 18:06:00

With the growing relevance of LNG as a sustainable alternative to oil and other fossil fuels, Sembcorp Marine, ABS and A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) are teaming up to develop new technologies, applications and capabilities in the offshore, marine and energy sectors that will advance the adoption of LNG as a globally preferred fuel.  Through this collaboration, the three organizations aim to make LNG more accessible, reliable and safer for industry and domestic consumption. This morning at Sembcorp...

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Green Corridor JIP Delivers Innovative Bulk Carrier Designs

By MarEx 2018-09-19 17:55:35

The Green Corridor Joint Industry Project (JIP) has ended on a high note, delivering a well-received LNG-fuelled Newcastlemax design for transporting iron ore and coal on the Australia–China route in Phase 1a, and upsizing it to the very large ore carrier (VLOC) class in Phase 1b. The project was recently concluded with a signing ceremony in Singapore. “The Green Corridor project brought together key stakeholders in the iron ore and coal trades, and the partners have made great progress in...

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Naval Dome Calls on Insurers to Revoke Clause CL 380

By MarEx 2018-09-19 03:47:55

Naval Dome has called on marine insurers to revoke the controversial Clause CL 380 and implement policies that insure against the risk of cyber-attacks on ship systems. Speaking in Cape Town, South Africa, today during the International Union of Marine Insurance’s (IUMI) annual conference, Naval Dome CEO Itai Sela said that with the maritime industry increasingly moving towards connected, cloud-based technologies and autonomous operation, a 15-year-old Clause that excludes damage to computer systems, code or software is archaic. The Clause...

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ABS Global Gas Team Holds Seminar Series Exploring Gas as Marine Fuel

By MarEx 2018-09-18 18:58:26

ABS is hosting a series of high-level seminars for shipowners and operators evaluating the long-term potential, technical and operational challenges and opportunities for gas as a marine fuel. “The marine industry is evaluating how to address rapidly changing energy markets against a backdrop of increasing environmental regulation. The regulatory shift combined with uncertainty in conventional liquid fuel pricing has made alternate fuels such as LNG a viable option for many in the industry,” said ABS Vice President of Global Gas...

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DNV GL Awards AiP to Jiangnan Shipyard for Very Large Ethane Carrier

By MarEx 2018-09-18 18:52:33

Leading classification society DNV GL has awarded Chinese shipyard Jiangnan with an Approval in Principle (AiP) for the design of a 93,000-cubic meter (cbm) very large ethane carrier. Johan Petter Tutturen, Business Director Gas Carriers, DNV GL – Maritime, presented the AiP certificate to Hu Keyi, Chief Engineer of Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co., Ltd, at the Gastech trade fair in Barcelona. The flexible, efficient and environmentally friendly design was developed by Jiangnan Shipyard in cooperation with GTT, DNV GL and major...

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