Being a part of the maritime industry many times means that your also a part of a truly international business with a lot of travels as a “bonus”. It also means spending a lot of time in airports, hotels etc.. To keep in touch with family and friends when travelling most of us use the internet as it offers so many good and cheap ways to get updated. The down side is all the passwords that you have to remember on the different social network, forums, email, and so on. I came across very neat program the called the LastPass.
Grand Alliance members Hapag-Lloyd, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) have announced a Winter Program between Europe and the Far East by adjusting capacity to the seasonal demand of our customers. In order to ensure continuation of the service network, Loop D will offer bi-weekly sailings. This temporary service adjustment was…
Wallenius Lines and Wilh.Wilhelmsen ASA have agreed with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to build two new pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs), one vessel each. The first vessel will be delivered in 2012
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the company has verified continuous operation of the main engine in all load ranges, by increasing the output of the engine’s auxiliary blower motor. Generally, the main engine of an ocean shipping vessel takes air into the combustion chamber using an auxiliary blower for…
Gusto BV has specified seawater lift pumps and electric fire pumps from Hamworthy for installation on board the Cidade de Paraty floating production and storage offshore (FPSO) vessel, due for delivery into Brazilian waters in 2013.
DNV’s Business Assurance division in Japan is forming a strategic alliance through a capital tie-up with Japan Audit and Certification Organization for Environment and Quality (JACO).
Researchers at Purdue University have developed a method that uses aluminum and a liquid alloy to extract hydrogen from seawater to run engines in boats and ships. The new technology, which represents a potential replacement for gasoline and diesel fuel in marine applications, helps generate hydrogen that could be fed directly to an internal combustion engine.
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has announced the winner of this year’s Science Prize, an annual initiative to celebrate and reward excellence in science teaching.
I have added some information on a ship monitoring and control system. You will find it under “ship” in the main menu!
Competing against a select field of contenders which included banking behemoth HSBC and top shipping law firm Holman Fenwick Willan LLP, DNVPS clinched the award on Thursday, Oct 7, for its quality practices and contributions to promoting the highest standards in marine fuel management. The accolade capped a year of intense lobbying by DNVPS during…