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  • 30 August 2013

    Vessel efficiency improvement is speeding up. Reduction of emissions is now one of the prime objectives in maritime engineering, leading to numerous innovations in ship propulsion that all help minimising fuel consumption. A quick round-up of recent Dutch initiatives and new technologies reveals green possibilities for ship owners in all sectors of shipping. Naval architects […]

  • 18 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    In light of a thriving tanker market, Oslo-listed Tanker Investments Ltd. has reported strong yearly results as its net income increased to USD 75.8 million in 2015, compared to a net loss of USD 3.1 million experienced a year earlier. TIL also said that its net revenues increased to USD 198.5 million in 2015 from USD 59.2 million in 2014, primarily due […]

  • 22 July 2015

    Ruan and U.S. Gain opened the newest Gain Clean Fuel CNG station in North Americain Des Moines, Iowa.

  • 5 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    Consolidation in the offshore energy industry is gaining ground.

  • 22 July 2015

    Ruan and U.S. Gain opened the newest Gain Clean Fuel CNG station in North Americain Des Moines, Iowa.

  • 22 November 2011

    British prompt gas prices extended gains on Tuesday as supply cuts continued to tighten the system, while tensions about new Iran sanctions…     (reuters) [mappress] Source: reuters, November 22, 2011; Image: uk national grid

  • 18 June 2015

    C.A.T., Gaz Métro and U.S. Venture Gain Fuel Canada, broke ground for the first Gain Clean Fuel compressed natural gas station in Québec, Canada.

  • 16 January 2013

    The world’s largest energy consumers are making progress towards a clean energy future, with new policies and projects to drive greater adoption of natural gas – specifically liquefied natural gas (LNG) – for the transportation sector. Upward pressures on oil prices are among the factors which have prompted many governments to advocate for LNG as […]

  • 9 September 2014

    An immediate demand for LNG as fuel for container shipping in eco-zones, such as North Europe or the United States, can be expected in the near future, Philippe Donche-Gay, Executive Vice-President of Marine and Offshore Division at Bureau Veritas told our reporters at this year’s SMM exhibition and conference in Hamburg. Donche-Gay said that adoption of […]

  • 6 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Leading classification society ClassNK announced that it has granted AIP (Approval in Principle) to the MIBS (Minimal Ballast Water Ship) VLCC design developed by Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. in cooperation with the Shipbuilding Research Centre of Japan. Although the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention has yet to enter into force, installation of ballast water treatment […]

  • 19 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s biggest shipbuilder, today announced that the Company maintained its record for the most ‘World Class Products’ in Korea by gaining one additional certificate. This maintains the number of ‘World Class Products’ at 37, the same level as last year. Hyundai Heavy’s newly certified ‘World Class Product’ is a cylindrical FPSO, […]

  • 30 May 2012
    Business & Finance

      China Shipping Container Line Company, the world’s 8th-largest container shipping company by capacity, will begin cargo service to the US Gulf Coast and Florida through a slot charter arrangement on the weekly Pacific Express 3 string operated by CMA-CGM, which will include calls at APM Terminals Mobile, APM Terminals Jacksonville and Miami’s South Florida […]

  • 13 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Seafarers International Union (SIU) contracted Ocean Ships, Inc. has won the operating contract for three new mobile landing platform (MLP) vessels, signaling new jobs for Seafarers. The vessels are being built at General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego; they are the USNS Montford Point, USNS John Glenn, and USNS Lewis B. Puller. According to the government’s […]

  • 16 September 2015

    U.S. Gain informed it is partnering with Timco CNG to add the GAIN Clean Fuel compressed natural gas brand to both of Timco CNG’s locations in California.

  • 25 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    Scrubber technology gaining in popularity ahead of 2020 sulphur cap.

  • 4 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    India is stepping up its efforts to support the shipbuilding industry as it endeavors to establish a fund that would provide loans to its shipbuilders. The country’s shipping ministry has launched discussions with financial institutions such as IFCI and IDBI to establish a fund of as much as Rs.15,000 crore to extend low-cost loans to […]

  • 9 October 2006

    Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has accepted an invitation to patron of Shosholoza. The Archbishop is scheduled to meet with the team on November 27 when they return to South Africa for a short break over the winter. Captain Salvatore Sarno, the managing director of Shosholoza says he is honoured by Archbishop Tutu

  • 7 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Exploration & Production

    Hercules Offshore has received a notice from Saudi Aramco extending the contract for one of its jack-up drilling rigs operating in Saudi Arabia.  According to the drilling contractor, the contract for the jack-up Hercules 266 was extended until June 30, 2016. Further, the dayrate for the Hercules 266 will remain at $63,650 per day through […]

  • 7 August 2015

    Earlier in this special we elaborated on the idea of big data. The maritime industry is not yet very familiar with the ins and outs of this kind of data use. Nevertheless, a number of projects were conducted during the last few years which focussed on the use of big data. A research project of […]

  • 18 January 2013

    Drewry Maritime Research’s latest Dry Bulk Insight report published in January highlights the changing fortunes of the market. December saw a large drop in the Drewry Hire Index. The dip occurred mainly due to a massive decline in Capesize segment freight rates. A lack of cargo and an oversupply of vessels led to the Capesize […]

  • 23 March 2015

    U.S. GAIN, a division of U.S. Venture, and Emterra Group of Canada are partnering in a new venture to build and operate the largest CNG fueling station in Ontario, Canada.

  • 25 May 2015

    Gain Clean Fuel, a U.S. Gain unit, said it has completed its third of five CNG stations that will be built in partnership with Core-Mark.