Opinion – Page 10

  • All aspects of modern ship machinery need to have maintenance requirements propely planned and documented

    Planned maintenance, systems and usage


    Alan Mortimer, a former UK Chief Engineer now based in the Philippines, considers the pros and cons of planned maintenance systems for today’s ships.

  • ‘Centaur’ – luxury accommodation for passengers who did not mind sharing a passage with 4,500 sheep

    Sheep-shape in 1964


    The pages of The Motor Ship, February 1964, provided a breath of fresh air. Rather than the emphasis on large-bore engines, the reader was presented with a somewhat broader range of topics.

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    Fuels for the future


    Just as this issue was being finalised, we were invited to a presentation by our new largest classification society, DNV GL, on future alternative fuels for shipping.

  • A 77m diesel-electric DP2 PSV under construction at Shin Yang; one of two in built at the yard, with the first scheduled for delivery in June 2014

    Shipbuilding competition promotes efficient working


    In order to compete in a crowded market, efficiency is the key to success in shipbuilding today: both efficiency in the yard’s operation and in producing fuel-efficient ships for customers. We spoke to Malaysian offshore specialist shipyard Shin Yang Shipbuilding to see how the company was faring in difficult times.

  • The ‘Viking Grace’ entered service, powered by dual fuel four-stroke engines running almost entirely on LNG as fuel, and proved a great success, not least as the venue for The Motorship’s fourth Gas Fuelled Ships conference

    A year when efficiency became the focus


    2013 may well go down as the year in which the shipping world in general really woke up to the fact that serious changes will have to be made.

  • Refrigerated fruit carrier 'Letaba', first in a four-ship class, was the first motor ship in the Safmarine fleet

    Japan emerges while Britain falters


    The January 1964 issue of ''The Motor Ship'' concentrated on reviewing shipbuilding in the previous year, with an emphasis on what were seen as the ‘hot topics’ of the time.

  • ‘Berge Bergensen’ – owned by Bergesen and chartered to Shell; the largest motor ship afloat in 1963

    The British marine engine


    To many of us – myself included – 50 years doesn’t really seem that long ago. And looking at some items in old copies of The Motor Ship we think that little has really changed in that time.

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    Game changer in marine propulsion?


    Wartsila has now officially announced its dual-fuel two stroke engine, describing it as a ‘game changer’.

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    287 large bore engines on order


    The hot topic in the November 1963 issue of The Motor Ship continued to be large bore engines. The fact that these were now firmly established in the ship propulsion universe was borne out by a five-page list of such engines in service and on order, grouped by engine type.

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    Keeping the news alive


    Much has changed in maritime publishing in the last few years, and we are now very much part of the digital revolution.

  • The Harima-Sulzer 10 RD 90 engine fitted to the ‘Hatsushima Maru’ tanker- the largest and most powerful Sulzer-powered ship

    The digital age appears on the horizon


    The Motor Ship for October 1963 began with reports that Shell Tankers was bucking the trend away from opposed-piston engines by chartering a newbuild tanker with the latest Doxford J-type engine.

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    Gas fuel is here to stay


    The recent Motorship Gas Fuelled Ships Conference provided a unique opportunity to experience LNG as fuel in actual operation – over a full two days.

  • Eco Marine Power’s solution places photovoltaic cells on the surface of its wing sails

    The wind as fuel


    Dag Pike looks at the current efforts in harnessing free power from the wind in order to cut ship fuel costs and reduce emissions.

  • ‘MOL Comfort’ – another major casualty likely to impact on marine insurance in general

    Casualties cause jitters for insurers


    Several major casualties have impacted on marine property insurers and the P&I clubs, and they fear there may be more to come this year, writes Denzil Stuart.

  • The ‘Johann Schulte’ bears little resemblance to modern car carrriers

    One large or two small?


    In The Motor Ship, September 1963, the debate raged on about large bore marine diesel engines. Then, as now, there was discussion about whether a single large engine was a more economic and safer option than two smaller units.

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    Heading for a log jam


    Shipping and shipbuilding could, say some commentators, fall apart in the next few years. A lack of any sense of urgency seems to be to blame.

  • Univan considers that it is important to keep its ships in good order to minimise bunker consumption, and to consider and recommend appropriate fuel-saving modifications

    The technical challenges of ship management


    Ship managers, as well as owners, are being squeezed to minimise costs in the face of low charter rates and oversupply of ships. We asked Univan Ship Management of Hong Kong how they were responding to these challenges; this is what chief operating officer Pradeep Ranjan had to say.

  • MAN's gas-fuelled four-stroke on test in Augsburg

    Gas fuelled ships, 1963 style


    One of ‘The Motor Ship’s’ campaigns was to promote the advantages of the Diesel engine over steam power. Therefore it was rather a surprise to read in the July 1963 issue a leading article on a ship powered by a steam turbine.

  • One of ‘probably the most unusual photographs in modern shipbuilding’

    A short-lived shipbuilding revolution


    June 1963 saw The Motor Ship devote a considerable proportion of its space to the opening of Gotaverken’s new shipyard at Arendal, Sweden.

  • Admiralty Shipyard, one of Russia’s major shipbuilding centres

    Russian commercial shipbuilding faces serious crisis


    In spite of concerted support and increased funding by the state, the Russian shipbuilding industry is plunging into serious crisis, writes Eugene Gerden.