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New Wheatstone LNG carrier named

On 13 December, a naming ceremony was held at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Nagasaki Shipyard Corporation, for a new LNG carrier ordered by Japanese NYK to MI LNG. The ship, named ‘Pacific Mimosa’, will be engaged in LNG transportation for JERA from Chevron’s Wheatstone LNG project in Australia.

Look out CO2 flooding system activation points

IMCA highlights a potential gap in safety awareness which may be of interest to operators. In one vessel, there has been noted a CO2 flooding system activation point within the main CO2 bottle room, however, there were no warnings or procedural guidance on the use of Breathing Apparatus (BA) within the main CO2 bottle room when operating the system.

Chemical Tanker with WinGD X-DF engine passed sea trials

The first dual-fuel two-stroke engine employing the low-pressure X-DF gas admission technology developed by Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has passed the final milestone in its evolution from a technical concept to commercial operation as a marine main engine.

DNV GL: Enhancing fire safety on Ro-Ro decks

DNV GL has issued a report on fire incidents in Ro-Ro spaces to address growing safety concerns in this segment and provide guidance to shipowners. The report has examined fires within Ro-Ro spaces on Ro-Pax vessels, vehicle carriers and general Ro-Ro cargo vessels and has identified 35 such fires between 2005 and 2016.

Global maritime community head towards Posidonia exhibition

The organisers of Posidonia, the world’s most prestigious maritime exhibition, have confirmed a 15 percent growth in size for this year’s event, as the committed total of over 40.000 square metres of exhibition floor space together with a record 40 conferences and new sporting events make the 2016 edition the biggest in the event’s almost 50 year-long history.

CMA CGM’s proposed acquisition of NOL cleared by the Chinese MOFCOM

CMA CGM S.A. , a global leader in container shipping, announced that it has received confirmation that its pending acquisition of Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), Southeast Asia’s largest container shipping company (SGX: N03), has been cleared by the Anti-monopoly Bureau of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM).

Alfa Laval announces new scrubber design

Alfa Laval has announced that its PureSOx U-design scrubber system has been made available.The improvements, which further increase the U-design’s flexibility, were announced around the same time as a date for decision on the 2020 global fuel sulphur cap.

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Guidelines for Direct Load Analysis and Strength Assessment of hull structure
american salvage association
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first vlcc with scrubbers
First VLCC with scrubbers built
polar expedition cruise ship
China to get its first polar expedition cruise ship
new shipping routes in bering sea
New shipping routes in the Bering Sea and Bering Strait
Connectivity Cyber Security E-navigation Energy Efficiency Maritime Software Smart
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blockchain in shipping
Shipping cryptocurrency sees first transaction
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Blockchain to revolutionize ocean shipping
CIC Detentions PSC Focus Vetting
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Tokyo MoU presents preliminary results of Safety of Navigation CIC
requirements for vessels
Requirements for vessels calling in Australia, China, Europe & USA
ship refuge
Indian MoU issues preliminary results of Safety of Navigation CIC
CSR Shipping Sustainability
MedCruise: Bigger ships an important factor in cruise calls decline
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Panama Canal sings soybean and corn deal
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Wärtsilä acquires Transas
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EU clears Maersk Product Tankers acquisition