By Michael Grey* In the compromise that dictates the design of a ship, you don’t have to be cynical to observe that the needs of the crew come last, after the cargo, machinery and anything else that might remunerate the owner. The crew, it might be said “just fit in where they can”. It has
In view of the upcoming CO2 emission regulations, Finland’s Langh Tech has started researching the possibility of carbon capture on board vessels. The first tests have been successfully performed on board one of the vessels in sister company Langh Ship’s fleet, utilizing the existing Langh Tech hybrid scrubber installed on board. The company reports reports
The Canadian Coast Guard today announced the awarding of seven contracts for refit and vessel life extension on Coast Guard ships. These contracts, valued at over $28 million, will see shipyards on the east and west coasts, as well as in the Great Lakes and Quebec regions, perform maintenance and life extension work on seven Coast Guard Ships.
La Division Croisières du Groupe MSC et Chantiers de l’Atlantique ont dévoilé ce mois-ci deux étapes importantes pour la construction des prochains navires de la compagnie c.-à-d. la mise à flot du premier navire au GNL de MSC Croisières, le MSC World Europa et la cérémonie de la pose de la quille du MSC Euribia, également
St. Catharines, Ontario – Algoma Central Corporation (“Algoma”) (TSX: ALC), a leading provider of marine transportation services, and Nova Marine (“Nova”) a Europe based ship-owning and operating company specialized in the dry-bulk sector, today announced that NovaAlgoma Cement Carriers Limited (“NACC”), has doubled its investment in JT Cement AS (“JT Cement”) by acquiring an additional
Parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux today released a report estimating that Ottawa’s recent decision to build two polar icebreakers for the Canadian Coast Guard will cost $7.5 billion. Main contributing factors are skyrocketing shipyard costs plus the government’s decision, announced last May, to build two polar icebreakers instead of the one originally ordered in 2013
Many shipowners remain focused on maximising profit by gaining the highest offer price when scrapping vessels but risk a business backlash from non-compliant shipbreaking practices amid increasing market and regulatory pressure for green recycling, according to Sea Sentinels. “There is becoming nowhere to hide for vessel owners that select recycling yards solely on the basis
IMO has completed the latest in a series of four eLearning/virtual regional train-the-trainer workshops (September 2019 – December 2021) for seafarers on ships operating in polar waters. The aim was to assist maritime training institutes to enhance the skills and competence of maritime instructors for courses about polar operations. The courses, aimed at representatives from