Friday, December 14, 2012

TANKEROperator news

 
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Ballast water convention remains a major cause for concern
(Dec 14 2012)
- Representatives of the leading worldwide associations of shipbuilders, class societies and shipowners have expressed serious concerns about the obstacles faced by the impending Ballast Water Management Convention. >>more
Owners urged to order vessels designed to cope with future rules
(Dec 14 2012)
- “Owners working on new designs should take into consideration the possibility of running their vessels on LNG as a fuel and not be left behind,” said Trond Hodne, DNV’s marine marketing director. >>moreTORM calls EGM to amend voting rights and to elect a new board
(Dec 14 2012)
- TORM is to convene an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) to be held on Wednesday 9th January 2013. >>moreSCF negotiates large bank loan
(Dec 14 2012)
- Sovcomflot (SCF Group) has signed a new $700 mill seven-year credit facility with a consortium of eight leading international banks. >>moreTotal enters the cylinder oil debate
(Dec 14 2012)
- Total Lubmarine has expressed concern over what it called a biased interpretation of MAN’s recently issued customer service letters. >>moreA changing crude tanker route map
(Dec 14 2012)
- The Atlantic Basin, particularly Europe, has seen a reduction of more than 1.1 mill barrels per day in refining capacity this year. >>moreMoller gets the nod to lead ITOPF for another year
(Dec 14 2012)
- ITOPF’s board has voted unanimously to extend the appointment of Teekay Corp's Bjorn Moller, as chairman for a further year. >>moreISF's MLC guidelines published
(Dec 14 2012)
- The International Shipping Federation (ISF) has published a new and comprehensive ‘Guidelines on the Application of the ILO MLC’. >>moreISU battles for adequate remuneration
(Dec 14 2012)
- In the face of stiff opposition, the International Salvage Union’s (ISU) attempt to secure modest changes to the 1989 Salvage Convention has come to nothing. >>moreSwedish Club opts for 7.5% rise
(Dec 14 2012)
- The Swedish Club is to invoke a general increase of 7.5% at the February 2013 renewals. >>moreChinese ship recycling facility gains certification
(Dec 14 2012)
- ClassNK has issued what is claimed to be the world’s first Statement of Compliance (SOC) for a ship recycling facility to Jiangmen Zhongxin Shipbreaking & Steel. >>moreCockett opens up in Florida
(Dec 14 2012)
- Cockett Marine Oil has opened an office in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, effective 10th December, 2012. >>moreKVH upgrades mini-VSAT offering
(Dec 14 2012)
- KVH Industries recently completed a major upgrade to the mini-VSAT Broadband network. >>moreVideotel's ECDIS package gains MCA approval
(Dec 14 2012)
- The UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has given its formal approval to the Videotel CBT ECDIS blended learning package. >>moreAstrium to make use of SES satellite for greater coverage
(Dec 14 2012)
- Satcoms providers SES and Astrium Services have signed capacity deals to deliver connectivity to vessels around Latin America, as well as in the North Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. >>moreUK's marine research and technology centre takes shape
(Dec 14 2012)
- The UK’s largest university-business collaboration reached a head this week with the “topping out” of a new state-of-the-art marine technology and research centre at the University of Southampton, UK, which incorporates the Lloyd’s Register’s Group Technology Centre. >>moreSeafarer welfare groups merge
(Dec 14 2012)
- The International Committee on Seafarers' Welfare (ICSW) and the International Seafarers' Assistance Network (ISAN) have formally agreed to merge. >>moreKongsberg trains the trainer
(Dec 14 2012)
- Kongsberg Maritime has launched a new ECDIS instructor training course designed to train Masters and senior personnel who will in turn train other officers and crew members in familiarisation of the company’s ECDIS on board vessels. >>moreMR interest ramps up in newbuilding and chartering sectors
(Dec 14 2012)
- In the newbuilding sector, interest in MRs continued. >>moreExpanded CSR-H requires more sophisticated software
(Dec 6 2012)
- Industry feedback from shipyards, designers and shipowners on the first draft of the harmonised IACS Common Structural Rules for tankers and bulk carriers (CSR-H) has thrown up concerns that the expanded scope of the proposed new rules could significantly slow the design process. >>moreNew LPG carrier concern takes shape
(Dec 6 2012)
- Teekay LNG Partners is to create a new 50/50 joint venture LPG carrier operation with Belgian gas carrier owner Exmar. >>moreSOLAS amendments from MSC 91
(Dec 6 2012)
- Class society ABS has reported that a significant number of SOLAS amendments were adopted at the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee’s (MSC) 91st session, which met from 26th to 30th November. >>morePirates release four seafarers
(Dec 6 2012)
- Four South Korean seafarers abducted by Somali pirates from a tanker 19 months ago were released last Saturday, South Korea's Foreign Ministry said. >>moreFrontline 2012 suffers small loss - cancels VLCC newbuilding
(Dec 6 2012)
- John Fredriksen’s new tanker vehicle Frontline 2012 reported a net loss of $1 mill for the third quarter of 2012. >>more

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