Monthly Archives: April 2015

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…. Continue reading

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15 fuel saving methods in practice for ships.

15 fuel saving methods in practice for ships..

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Innovation: How to grow fresh produce on a ship, and lots of it

Originally posted on Maritime Cyprus:
Ships are not really known as places to grow food on; rather, they’re adding to the food miles that your typical lettuce or tomato spends from where it grows to your table. Blueseed/Freightfarms, a startup that…

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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How to transport a propeller?

This 3 bladed, 8 meter dia, 48 tons massive propeller is being carried in a cargo hold of a container ship from China to Europe.

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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