Competency Management System in shipping company.

How shipping company can improve in house training and crew competency, it is matter of analysis, evaluation and learning….

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Safety and Shipping review 2015

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty has released annual review report on trends and development in shipping losses and safety. Key points are as below; Shipping losses – by location , type of vessel and cause. In review – trend and developments affecting shipping safety. Future challenges – important issues and key risks. 75 large ships […]

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15 fuel saving methods in practice for ships.

With introduction of various constructional, technical and operational/navigational methods a large container vessel operating at 16-20 knots of speed can save 20-25% fuel, bringing down the operating cost burden to owners by 5-10000USD per day. Below are the methods which are in use singularly or in combination to maximise the fuel savings and minimise the operating cost of the vessel; Fore body […]

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Container ship modified longitudinally

22nd April – 2015 – 2006 built M.V. MSC Geneva became the first vessel in the world to be widened longitudinally. By cutting the ship longitudinally and adding 3 container rows in the middle, the capacity has been increased from 4860TEU to 6300 TEU container. Below are key features of this conversion project; Time spend […]

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Variable BN cylinder lub oil for LSFO.

With Varying sulphur content and grade of fuel oil, 2 stroke engine needs right BN cylinder oil. Lubricant suppliers are finding it practically difficult to supply required different BN oil, and vessel too cannot set up numerous cylinder oil storage tanks for different grades.  As a solution to this, there are few variable Base number cylinder oil […]

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700 feared dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya

ROME: Up to 700 people were feared drowned on Sunday (Apr 19) after an overcrowded boat smuggling them to Europe capsized off Libya in the latest and deadliest in a long list of migrant disasters in the Mediterranean. Italy’s coastguard, which was coordinating the search for survivors and bodies, said only 28 people had survived […]

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