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  • Thordon takes Meriaura Coasters order

    Thordon Bearings is to supply and install its COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearing systems for two general cargo ships being built at Royal Bodewes shipyard for Finland’s Meriaura Group. 28 Aug 2015 - The Motorship

  • Wärtsilä wins second Finnlines scrubber order

    Wärtsilä has been awarded another contract for scrubber systems by ro-ro and passenger vessel operator Finnlines, supplying a further three vessels after an initial contract for six ships last year. 28 Aug 2015 - The Motorship

  • Time for a new approach to drydocking?

    Wilhelmsen Ships Service believes a new approach to drydocking – giving ship owners and managers the opportunity to work with an agent they know and trust – will make the process more transparent, efficient and cost effective. Paul Rogers, commercial director North East Asia at Wilhelmsen Ships Service, explains the concept. 28 Aug 2015 - The Motorship

  • LNG conversions raise legal issues

    Bethan Bradley and Chris Moxon of leading maritime law firm Clyde & Co examine the complexities of contracting for ship conversions, with a focus on the growing field of conversions for LNG marine fuel. 28 Aug 2015 - The Motorship

  • Varied work keeps German yards busy

    Work on a variety of callers, from container ships through ferries to cruise liners and offshore vessels, has kept German shipyards active into the autumn, reports Tom Todd. 28 Aug 2015 - The Motorship

  • Pieter Dijkstra: Don’t leave it halfway

    It’s a common mistake to assume that “if you take a midway position on technological development you get the best of both worlds,” says Pieter Dijkstra of Visedo Marine. 28 Aug 2015 - The Motorship

  • Data intelligence is king

    As the global maritime industry wrestles with the implications of ‘big data’, Peter Mantel, managing director of BMT SMART, examines how shore-based fleet and vessel performance management – and intelligent analysis of the data provided - can deliver operational and technical improvements far beyond individual ship monitoring. 28 Aug 2015 - The Motorship

  • Mathieu de Tugny: Technology ‘is only the entry permit’

    Mathieu de Tugny of Bureau Veritas admits that in the beginning he was a little insulated from commercial realities, assuming “like most engineers” that technology trumps everything. He talks to Stevie Knight. 28 Aug 2015 - The Motorship

  • Class rules harmonised for efficiency

    Bill Thomson explores the major themes behind the forthcoming publication of integrated class rules from DNV GL, as the class society updates and streamlines the guidance of its two pre-merger predecessors. 28 Aug 2015 - The Motorship

  • More done out back

    Confined PSV footprint and need to do more - but don’t like working over the side? Then envelope operations inside a slide-out extension. 28 Aug 2015 - The Motorship

  • Raising the pressure

    An innovative subsea plant is raising expectation in the Asgard field but it’s also required a long, hard look at ways to lower the processing modules. 28 Aug 2015 - The Motorship

  • Lloyd’s approval for Thermaflue flange shields

    UK manufacturer Thermaflue has received approval from Lloyd’s Register for its range of protective pipe, flange and joint covers. 28 Aug 2015 - The Motorship

  • Managing risk as batteries break new ground

    The drive for energy efficiency – in particular the harnessing of otherwise wasted energy from a ship or its environment - is causing the marine industry to look more closely at energy storage. Bill Thomson examines the latest guidance from Lloyd’s Register. 28 Aug 2015 - The Motorship

  • ClassNK to launch composite propeller guidelines

    The first class society guidelines on composite propellers are to be published by ClassNK this month – a landmark recognition of the growing practical benefits of composite materials to the shipbuilding industry. 28 Aug 2015 - The Motorship

  • De Hoop’s Esnaad evolution

    Dutch company Shipyard De Hoop has delivered the first of a new series of PSVs which it believes mark an important evolution on its other recently delivered vessels. 28 Aug 2015 - The Motorship

  • Composites in ship building

    Since composites were first used in boat building in the late 1940’s, there has been considerable speculation about how these versatile materials could be used for ship building. Dag Pike examines recent developments. 28 Aug 2015 - The Motorship

  • Gibdock expands in German market

    Gibraltar-based ship repair yard, Gibdock, is expanding its presence in the German market, working with its local agent to secure business from some of the country’s leading shipowners and managers. 27 Aug 2015 - The Motorship

  • LR approval for oil mist detector

    Quality Monitoring Instruments (QMI) has received Lloyd’s Register type approval for its engine oil mist detection system. 27 Aug 2015 - The Motorship

  • US surge in cryogenic valve orders

    Bestobell Marine has benefited from a major increase in demand for cryogenic valves in the US marine market, citing a spurt in orders for new dual-fuel vessels. 27 Aug 2015 - The Motorship

  • Wärtsilä hails LNG carrier progress

    Wärtsilä says its more powerful 34DF engine, relaunched with a higher maximum continuous rating in 2013, is becoming the auxiliary engine of choice among South Korean shipyards building LNG carriers. 27 Aug 2015 - The Motorship

  • Deltamarin reveals future container design

    Deltamarin has revealed the first state-of-the-art container vessel in its series, said to have been developed with flexibility in mind to meet future transportation needs. 26 Aug 2015 - The Motorship

  • DNV GL adds gas bunkering notation

    A new class notation for gas bunker vessels has been developed to ensure safe fuel transfer operations from one ship to another in and around ports. 24 Aug 2015 - The Motorship