Seatrade Maritime team has brought together experts from a leading provider of professional services for engineering and technology, a crude oil tanker company, a world-class shipping, offshore logistics and onshore services provider and marine transport provider, to form the Advisory Panel for the Seatrade ShipTech Middle East 2019 conference.
Lloyd’s Register has awarded approval in principle (AiP) to a Hyundai Heavy Industries ‘eco tanker’ design for a VLCC capable of combining volatile organic compounds (VOC) recovered from the cargo tank and LNG in a dual-fuel system, with the addition of Norsepower’s rotor sail solution for wind-assisted propulsion.
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has joined with ST Engineering Electronics, Mitsui & Co., and Smart City Solutions to develop the world’s largest autonomous vessels.
The Athens residence of UK ambassador to Greece, Kate Smith was the focus of a 'cyber attack' 5 March, but UK expertise in cyber security prevailed. The attack was the showcase of a presentation at the residence by the UK Society of Maritime Industries, which allowed attendees during a presentation on the challenges of maritime cyber security to take part in a tailored cyber 'war game'.
With just a small percentage of ships fitting scrubbers owners are warned they will need secure availability of high sulphur fuel oil (HFO) in 2020 as the supply chain will be geared to delivering compliant low sulphur fuel oil (LFSO).
Last year proved to be "challenging but positive" and "cautious optimism" seems to sum up the feeling in the industry when it comes to 2019, judging from comments made by Nick Brown director, marine and offshore at Lloyd's Register when cutting the Greek Vassilopita at the classification society's traditional annual celebration in its London office, 15 January.
Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) and Lloyd's Register (LR) have teamed up to build the world's first ballast free LNG bunker tanker for Bernard Schulte Shipmanagement.
In the last development in using LNG as a marine fuel Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), Namura Shipbuilding, Tohoku Electric Power have received Approval in Principal (AiP) for a LNG powered coal carrier.