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Dear readers, Welcome to our first electronic edition for the year 2011. Our e-magazine is named simply because it presents the major shipping events of the first 6 months of 2011. We believe that this issue will be a great tool for the shipping professional as one can copy, save, e-mail, archive, distribute, publish, discuss, present, inform, suggest, compare, or even keep as a reference point all the shipping news of this issue. . No special program is needed for one to read summer 2011 ediWith more than 250 pages and hundreds of articles, tion can be you summer e-book. We would like to thank all the participants in this issue who trust NAFS magazine and NAFSGREEN Shipping portal for their support for the creation of this special magazine. will be placed in the front page of until December winter edition 2011. 31, 2011 where it will be replaced with Have a nice reading...




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18 top stories

140 sea word

178 sea travel

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Megalohari Hellenic Tugboats is a Piraeus based maritime company established in 1978. It has been widely recognized as one of the specialized professional towage and salvage companies in the marine industry. Company’s services include: • Harbour Towage • Ocean Towage • Salvage Operations • Wreck removal • Pollution Control • Offshore Support

Megalohari operates on a 24-hour basis, 365 days a year. It maintains an Operation Office manned roundthe-clock and, along with routine operational matters, is ready to respond to any emergency matter. Its highly trained and experienced personnel is dedicated and committed to their job on a 24-hour stand-by basis and ready to offer every possible professional assistance. Megalohari’s fleet consists of various types of tugs, fully equipped with modern towage, salvage, antipollution and fire-fighting equipment so that we are capable to meet our customers’ requirements in terms of quality, power, reliability safety and efficiency.


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HARBOUR TOWAGE Since its establishment, Megalohari has managed to play a significant role in providing harbour towage services, contributing to the prompt operation of the harbour activities in and around Greek Ports and helping to improve its customers’ commercial efficiency. Megalohari operates one of the largest (in terms of number as well as in terms of Bollard Pull) and most modern fleets of tugboats in Greece. But its most valuable asset is its people, the key element of success. Round-theclock fully integrated office operation department, tug crew readiness, efficient ship handling, precise maneuvering and safe positioning require well trained and properly motivated shore-based & seagoing personnel. Coordinating its operations through cooperation and close liaison with port authorities, mooring men and harbour pilots, Megalohari is the ship’s port partner who provides professional tug assistance at the highest level of quality and commercial efficiency.





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OCEAN TOWAGE Megalohari is one of the few Greek companies offering Ocean Towage services. Its well trained and experienced tug Masters and crews, supported by its office personnel consisting of former tug Masters and Chief Engineers, are able to offer ocean towage services of high quality and professionalism. The company’s ocean tugs are highly maintained and fully equipped with all towing and emergency equipment in accordance with the international standards and requirements of recognised marine survey organisations, classification societies and marine insurers. Over the last years, its ocean tugs have safely and successfully carried out ocean towages of jack up barges, pipe and cable laying barges, transport barges, dipper dredgers, floating docks, VLCC's, damaged vessels, military vessels, concrete caissons etc.

SALVAGE OPERATIONS Fast response and professional assistance to vessels in potential danger is Megalohari’s main salvage philosophy. The company is prepared to urgently respond to any incident involving risk to life or property at sea or pollution risk to marine environment. Whenever immediate salvage assistance is needed, any time of the day or night, Megalohari is on call. With its expertise, its highly qualified and dedicated salvage team and its highly maintained and fully equipped fleet, a rapid and efficient provision of service is guaranteed. Megalohari’s salvage and pollution prevention inventory (with specialized salvage equipment either onboard its tugs or in its salvage warehouse) includes high capacity offloading salvage pumps, submersible pumps, electrical generators, welding, cutting, fire fighting and diving equipment, diesel driven hydraulic power pack units, oil containment booms, floating skimmer oil collectors, oil absorbent booms and pads etc. Megalohari has been involved in a total of 100 salvage cases since 1994, including 39 carried out under Lloyd's Open Form. The cases involve 35 refloating operations, 10 fires, 34 open sea rescue towages and 21 emergency assistance/salvage operations in port.

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OFFSHORE SUPPORT Megalohari’s primary task is to meet its clients’ growing needs for deep-water development and support of offshore petroleum exploration. The company has the experience and the personnel for successful anchor handling and off shore support services to the offshore industry.





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POLLUTION CONTROL \Megalohari has the necessary expertise, trained personnel and spe-

cialized equipment for effective marine pollution control. Its personnel is properly trained on pollution control and recovery techniques and its tugs are equipped with tanks of dispersing agents, oil pumps, oil containment booms, floating skimmer oil collectors, oil absorbent booms and pads etc. Megalohari has effectively performed all kinds of marine pollution control operations including: • Pumping out/ De-oiling of bunker and cargo tanks • Transferring oil residues to a recycling centre • Cleaning the sea surface with oil skimmers • Deploying floating oil booms • Spraying of dispersing agents • Removing of hazardous materials from onboard vessels. barges, transport barges, dipper dredgers, floating docks, VLCC's, damaged vessels, military vessels, concrete caissons etc.

WRECK REMOVAL Wreck removal is operationally similar to salvage but the casualty usually has little or no value and the need for such operations mainly arise out of environmental concerns. Over the years Megalohari has gained the know-how and developed the necessary infrastructure as to be now capable and ready to provide wreck removal services.


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“Elginzur Cebi” April 2011

Towage Suez/ Aden/ Tuzla Our salvage tug “Ionion Pelagos” was contracted on 14th January 2011 to tow the bulk carrier vessel “Elgiznur Cebi”, which had suffered steering failure and grounding damage in the Suez Canal, from Suez to Aden. The vessel was fully laden and had suffered damage to its rudder and hull, which caused it to shear violently during the towage. The Tow was safely delivered to Aden Roads on 14th February 2011. Our Tug then assisted to tow the vessel into port, and stood by during discharge, before towing it back to Tuzla, where it was safely delivered for repairs on 15th April 2011.

“Queen Arrow II” April 2011 Immobilization off Crete island On 21st of April 2011, the cement bulk carrier vessel “Queen Arrow II” was immobilized due to mechanical failure and drifting under a speed of 2.5 knots towards the north shores of Crete island after running aground in the islet of Avgo. LOF SMIT Salvage and MEGATUGS were contracted under Lloyds Open Form 2000 for assisting the casualty. The Contractors immediately dispatched a tug from Iraklion port which succeeded to connect the casualty just eight (8) nautical miles off Crete island. REDELIVERY The casualty was safely redelivered to her Owners in Iraklion port at the same day.

“Shereen” May 2011 Immobilization in south Ionion Sea The “Shereen” was abandoned in position 36 52 N 18 32 E at about 0130 hrs on 10/05/2011 after losing all power in a lightning strike. On the same day, MEGATUGS dispatched salvage tug “Aegeon Pelagos” from her station at Piraeus port. An LOF2011 was signed and SCOPIC was invoked. The wreck was located after an aerial search we commissioned from Malta. The yacht had broken up and the main hull had sunk prior to the arrival of our salvage tug, but the remaining section (flying bridge etc) of the wreck was towed to Pylos port and taken ashore for inspection.





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April 2011 Grounding off Karpathos On 3 April the general cargo vessel ‘Eems Transporter’ ran aground off Karpathos Island, Greece. The unfortunate vessel was heavily aground on rocks. LOF After an initial refloating attempt by using a single tug, SMIT Salvage and MEGATUGS were contracted on 9 April under Lloyds Open Form terms and conditions to refloat the stricken vessel. A crane barge was prepared for the envisaged works and mobilized to offload part of the cargo of steel coils. Backloaded and redelivered After the lightering operation, ‘Aegean Pelagos’ pulled her free off of the rocks and the cargo was backloaded. Following a dive inspection and temporary repairs the ‘Eems Transporter’ was subsequently redelivered on 19 April.

“Rising Star” April 2011 On 29th of April 2011, the bulk carrier vessel “Rising Star” was immobilized due to mechanical failure off Cape Kafireas and she was drifting with an average speed 2.5 knots towards the north shores of Andros island. LOF MEGATUGS was contracted under Lloyds Open Form 2000 for assisting the casualty. The Contractors immediately dispatched a tug from Lavrion port as well as salvage tug “Aegeon Pelagos” from its station in Piraeus port. The casualty was successfully connected at a distance of 4.5 nautical miles off Andros island. REDELIVERY

“Moondancer” Aprill 2011 Immobilization off Cape Kafireas On 29th of April 2011, the motor yacht “Moondancer” suffered a mechanical failure off Cape Kafireas. The yacht was drifting towards the rocky shores, north of Cape Kafireas, in consequence of its crew abandonment, its mechanical failure and the prevailing bad weather conditions. MEGATUGS dispatched the salvage tug “Aegeon Pelagos” which succeeded to connect the casualty just one (1) cable off the rocky shores. The yacht was towed to Karistos bay for inspection by the port authorities and then to Piraeus port. Redelivery The yacht was redelivered to its Owners in Piraeus port on 14/06/2011.

“Niels Stevns” Aprill 2011 Immobilization off Kea island On 28th of April 2011, the bulk carrier vessel “Niels Stevns” suffered an engine damage off Kea island. MEGATUGS dispatched a tug from Lavrion port which succeeded to connect the casualty just three (3) cables off the rocky shores of Kea island. The vessel was towed to Lavrion anchorage were redelivery took place.

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ALPHA BRIGGS Alpha Briggs was formed by the Briggs Group and the AOST Group in June 2006, to provide the Mediterranean Region with a professional pollution response service. Starting off with a Base in Malta it has grown from a 400sq m base into a 2000sq m base in Kordin Malta, situated close to the Grand Harbour (Port of Valletta), together with offices in Tunis and Tripoli as well as a 2500 sq m base in Sfax (Tunisia). Through its joint venture with OSRA Greece, Alpha Briggs is fully equipped to offer Tier 2 services from a base in Piraeus. The Company is in a continuous state of development with plans all set to establish bases throughout Libya, and expanding its operational network to other Mediterranean Coastal States. The Company’s core competences are Marine Response Services (to oil and HNS spills), Consultancy Services co nnected with the Marine Environment and Training. The company firmly believes that speed is a crucial element in any response effort. To achieve this, bases are being set up at key locations enabling fast response upon call out, and the possibility to escalate response effort and share resources. This also enables the presence of a response expert on site within the shortes t possible time. The company recognises the importance of providing the client with a holistic service, taking over as much operational ownership of operations from the client as is possible during an incident. All its bases have shore logistic services in place prior to the incident, and independent of all client resources. This assures rapid response to incidents which mitigates environmental damage and lowers clean-up costs. Regional resources in the Central Mediterranean were established in Malta during March 2006, with the setting up of Alpha Briggs. This complemented the Briggs Group, Eastern Mediterranean joint venture - PESCo in Egypt. Situated close to the shipping lanes linking the East to the West, and North Africa to Europe, the Malta base is located in a strategic position at the narrowest part of the Mediterranean. With the continuous increase in shipping activity, the strait is increasingly becoming a more congested and high risk area to shipping. The Mediterranean presence is now a group of three companies based at PIRAEUS in Greece, TRIPOLI in Libya, TUNIS in Tunisia and KORDIN in Malta. Further offices / bases are projected in Gibraltar and in North Africa. PESCo in Egypt with its base in Alexandria is also a Briggs Group company and continues to enhance the level of service within the Mediterranean. Operational bases are located in the Port of Valletta (Malta), Piraeus (Greece) and in Sfax (Tunisia). The Company adopts a common Response Management System throughout its bases, even rotating operational personnel throughout the bases. This provides flexibility and efficiency in any process of escalation of resources. All its personnel are trained to the highest industry standards and regularly exercise. Equipment is well maintained ensuring preparedness to emergency call-outs. Alpha Briggs holds a salvage tug in Malta on stand-by, fully-equipped with ocean boom, and high capacity salvage transfer pumps. A partnership agreement with Tug Malta Ltd. provides a unique force on call 24 x 7 in case of serious spills in the Central Mediterranean. In the eastern Mediterranean Alpha Briggs has a joint Venture Agreement with MEGATUGS (Megalohari Hellenic Tugboats Greece), a major Towage and Salvage Company based in Piraeus, providing oil spill resources and expertise to compliment the in-house capabilities of MEGATUGS. In Tunisia the company co-operates on an ad hoc basis with the SAROST Group.





OIL SPILL RESPONSE ALLIANCE GREECE LTD, (OSRA GREECE LTD) is a new oil spill response organisation which was established in Greece in February 2011. OSRA GREECE LTD is part of the BRIGGS Group (, and draws on the expertise, experience and resources of its partners to provide the Eastern Mediterranean with a professional oil spill response service. OSRA GREECE LTD, has a standing agreement with the BRIGGS Group, through its hub Mediterranean company, ALPHA BRIGGS MEDITERRANEAN LTD (, based in Malta, for operational support at all levels including a system of escalation of resources in case of large incidents. This provides OSRA GREECE LTD with access to the BRIGGS world wide resources, in terms of equipment, vessels, consultants and other resources. OSRA GREECE LTD operates from its own offices in Piraeus, and its services may be activated on a 24 x 7 basis either directly through the contact details hereunder, or through the BRIGGS Mediterranean Emergency Response number +356 99 666 000. Stockpiles of equipment are held in Piraeus and at Thessaloniki. An experienced and trained oil spill response specialist is permanently based in Piraeus and on call on a 24 x 7 basis. He will lead the OSRA Greece response team, which has been trained to IMO levels 1 and 2 The company offers the following core services: - Emergency Oil Spill Response Services; - Stand by anti pollution services (on call guaranteed response services); - Installation of pre-positioned anti pollution equipment (ex cooling intakes in power stations, bunkering stations etc); - Tank Cleaning; - Environmental Consultancy Services including Contingency planning, Risk Assessments and Environmental Impact Assessments; - Training in Environmental Response Services; We shall be pleased to discuss any other specific or specialised services required by the client.





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Official inauguration ceremony for Hamburg’s new cruise terminal

After almost 3 years of preparatory planning

Hamburg Cruise Center Altona has a total floor area

formation stands. In the cruise terminal itself visitors

and active construction Hamburg's First Mayor,

of 3100 m², of which 1500 m²are open hall space.

have been able to re-live the building's develop-

Olaf Scholz, yesterday officially inaugurated the

In addition to this, 200 short stay parking spaces

ment with the help of presentations and projections.

Hamburg Cruise Center Altona. This represents an

are available, as are bays for 15 coaches and a taxi

Diverse cruise lines have also been exhibiting in the

important milestone in the city's continuing develop-

stand. The total quay length is 360 m; the mooring

terminal. On top there have been guided tours to

ment as a major cruise hub.

basin is suitable for cruise ships up to 300 m long.

explain how efficient ship and passenger processing

In recent years the cruise industry has become

The water at the berth is 12m/sea level deep. The

is carried out.

increasingly important to Hamburg. "The cruise

Hamburg Cruise Center Altona also has an inte-

terminal in Altona is needed urgently," says Gerd

grated state-of-the-art TEAM passenger boarding

Building history:

Drossel, Managing Director of Hamburg Cruise

bridge which automatically compensates for the tide

Following granting of the official planning approval

Center e.V., "because the present dynamic growth

fluctuations the Port of Hamburg. The project came

at the end of 2008, the first pile for Hamburg's new

trend will continue in coming years. We expect 120

in on target, meeting the 30 million Euro budget al-

cruise terminal was already in place in January

ship's calls in the 2011 cruise season, an increase

located by the city parliament for construction of the

2009. The initial phase of construction consisted

of 14 percent over the previous year." The steadily

terminal and the surrounding areas as well as for

of building work to the quay wall to enable ships

growing size of ships will see the total number

the quay wall and the mooring basin.

of up to 300 metres length to dock. The first ship

of passengers passing the 300 000 mark. "With

The Hamburg Cruise Center Altona, directly

subsequently docked at the newly repaired and

two-figure growth also expected for 2012 we can

adjacent to the traditional timber harbour and in

extended Edgar Engelhard Quay in August 2009,

realistically expect 400 000 passengers in that year;

close proximity to Hamburg's famous fish market,

right on schedule. The second construction phase

2015 may even see us passing the half a million

is an addition to the existing berth in the HafenCity

of the project, which had a total budget of 30 million

threshold," continues Drossel.

district. The new terminal is located within a stone's

Euros, began in March 2010 with the laying of the

The terminal building's architecture is of the high-

throw of all the Hanseatic City's major sights. Pas-

foundation stone for the terminal building (construc-

est quality, fitting perfectly into Altona's so-called

sengers can reach the city centre in just 15 minutes

tion began in April 2010). The topping-out ceremony

'string of pearls'. The key task when designing the

by bus, taxi or one of the numerous harbour ferries.

took place just six months later, in October 2010.

outdoor areas was to achieve a balance between

The Hamburg Cruise Center Altona introduced itself

Some two months ago, on 1 April 2011, the first ship

the logistics and security requirements of a modern

to its neighbours and all other Hamburg residents

was processed at the new building, which had been

passenger processing operation with the quality de-

with an open day. It has been an event for all the

completed in time for the beginning of this year's

mands of a public urban development project. The

family with gastronomy, culture, commercial and in-

cruise season.

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Greek Branch ÂŤOrderbook Havoc in a marginal Market. Scrap or Trade? Âť



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With particular success, the Conference of the

dle East. The current orderbook and the low freight

that the balance will not be restored until late 2012

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Greek Branch

rates, emerge new dilemma among the shipping

and early 2013.

took place on Wednesday, 1st of June 2011, with

circles: Continue trading, laying up or scrapping?"

As a result, the above mentioned estimation keeps

the theme "Orderbook havoc in a marginal market.

A welcome to the audience was made by Mr.

the fleet utilization depressed, namely, below 90 per

Scrap or trade?'', which took place at the Yacht Club

George Gratsos, President of the Hellenic Chamber

cent. This situation implies that rates will remain at

Greece. Many well-established shipping profession-

of Shipping, who congratulated the ICS Greek

very low levels.

als attended the conference, covering all sides of

Branch for its successful contribution of high stand-

Mr. Slavov concluded that the biggest danger at

the industry.

ard education to the Greek shipping community.

this time is the spare yard capacity which will be

The speakers of the conference were Mr. Nicolas

With reference to the traditional Greek shipowners

available after 2012... This capacity can be filled

A. Tsavliris Chairman of the Tsavliris Salvage Group

and their trend to keep their fleet by the end of its

at a relatively short notice and therefore potentially

and of the ICS Greek Branch; Mr. Michael Bo-

working life, Mr. Nicolas Tsavliris mentioned the

create the next investment bubble.

douroglou, Chairman and CEO at Paragon Shipping

"From Shipyards to scrapyards" story.

Mr. Philip Bush started his presentation by mention-

Inc.; Mr. Philip Bush, Manager at Global Marketing

Mr. Tsavliris, stated that, despite the decision of a

ing that at the end of the life of a vessel, it has to

Systems Inc.; Mr. George Xyradakis, Managing

shipping company to scrap, trade or lay up, the mar-

be recycled. There is no second option. Referring

Director of XRTC Ltd; Mr. Georgi Slavov, Head of

ket cannot restore its balance, as the overall supply

to the five major recycling markets, India, China,

Dry Freight & Basic Recourses Research, ICAP

of the existing tonnage exceeds the total tonne /mile

Bangladesh, Pakistan and Turkey, will be required

Shipping Ltd. Mr. Simon Ward, Divisional Director


to recycle such redundant vessels. The recycling of

at HSBC Shipping Services Ltd. Each one of the

According to his point of view, a more intensive rate

vessels in these countries is efficient as they reuse

speakers provided his insight and views on the topic

of scrapping in combination with restraint in ordering

the maximum amounts of the material. Concern-

and on what are the presumptions for the future

new ships, could lead to a fleet shrinkage and there-

ing the enery efficiency of the rerolling of the ships'

condition in the shipping market.

fore, better market conditions.

plates, he viewed that there is a significant advan-

Mrs. Natalia Margioli Komninou, Managing Director

Finally, Mr. Tsavliris concluded that "the right timing

tage to the production of rebars.

of the ICS Greek Branch and HMC, opened the

to adopt this policy is now, while demolition prices

conference and stated that "the current conditions

are still high."

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in the shipping market have been influenced by the

Mr. Slavov, referring to the market conditions,


previous peak in the shipping and by the recent

remarked that tonnage supply growth remains well


events that took place in Japan, Libya and the Mid-

above the growth of seaborne trade. He estimated


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Το “Solar Wave” οικολογικό σκάφος στη Μαρίνα Φλοίσβου

Το καταμαράν “Solar Wave”, το μοναδικό σκάφος παγκοσμίως που κινείται αποκλειστικά με την ενέργεια του ήλιου (solar panels), βρίσκεται για τρεις ημέρες στη Μαρίνα Φλοίσβου, με πρωτοβουλία της HELMEPA. Θέλοντας να αποδείξουν ότι το σκάφος τους μπορεί να κάνει τον περίπλου της Γης μόνο με ηλιακή ενέργεια, οι Αυστριακοί ιστιοπλόοι Michael Köhler και Heike Patzelt ξεκίνησαν από τη Βόννη το τολμηρό εγχείρημά τους τον Απρίλιο 2010 και μέσα από το Ρήνο και το Δούναβη, βγήκαν στη Μαύρη Θάλασσα και μετά στο Αιγαίο. Το Solar Wave πήγε στη Μυτιλήνη και τη Χίο τον περασμένο Οκτώβριο, όπου το επισκέφτηκαν μαθητές και εκπαιδευτικοί του περιβαλλοντικού προγράμματος Παιδική HELMEPA και χθες 1η Ιουνίου κατέπλευσε στο Παλαιό Φάληρο. Με πρωτοβουλία της HELMEPA το εταιρικό μέλος Μαρίνα Φλοίσβου της εταιρείας LAMDA Marina Flisvos ΑΕ φιλοξενεί δωρεάν στις λιμενικές της εγκαταστάσεις το Solar Wave μέχρι την Κυριακή, 5 Ιουνίου. Σκοπός είναι το κοινό και κυρίως τα νέα παιδιά να δουν στην πράξη τις δυνατότητες νέων τεχνολογιών ανανεώσιμων πηγών ενέργειας, όπως ο ήλιος, που βοηθούν στην αντιμετώπιση του σοβαρού προβλήματος της κλιματικής αλλαγής. Με συνεργασία HELMEPA, Μαρίνας Φλοίσβου και Solar Wave, μαθητές του 9ου Δημοτικού Σχολείου στο Κερατσίνι μέλη του προγράμματος Παιδική HELMEPA μαζί με τους εθελοντές εκπαιδευτικούς τους και νέους/νέες μέλη του προγράμματος Ναυτίλοι, θα επισκεφτούν το Solar Wave και θα μιλήσουν με το πλήρωμα του, το πρωί της Παρασκευής 3 Ιουνίου.

Union of Greek Shipowners Annual report 2010-2011

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Το σημαντικότερο συνέδριο Θαλάσσιου Τουρισμού στην Ελλάδα Το Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum ανοίγει 21 Ιουνίου 2011

Με επιτυχία πραγματοποιήθηκε η συνέντευξη

Εν συνεχεία ο κ. Γράτσος μιλώντας τόνισε την

ώστε να ωφεληθεί και η βιομηχανία και ο τουρισμός.


επιτακτική ανάγκη για αύξηση των αριθμών

Αναφερόμενος στη ΝΕΖ τόνισε πως η φθείνουσα

παρουσία του Υπουργού Θαλλασσίων υποθέσεων

της κρουαζιέρας καθώς αυτό θα δημιουργήσει

πορεία έχει ακινητοποιήσει τον χώρο της επισκευής

Νήσων και Αλιείας κ. Διαμαντίδη, της Γ.Γ. του

80% παραπάνω θέσεις εργασίας. «Η Ελλάδα

και μόνο λιγοστά σκάφη αναψυχής δέχονται εκεί τις

Υπουργείου Τουρισμού κας Μπέη, του προέδρου

είναι επιθυμητός προορισμός, αλλά τα λιμάνια

περιποιήσεις των ελάχιστων πια συνεργείων του

του Ναυτικού Επιμελητηρίου Ελλάδος, κ. Γ. Γράτσου

απέχουν πολύ από την εφαρμογή κανονισμών


και πλήθους εκλεκτών παραγόντων της Ναυτιλίας.

ασφαλείας όπως του ISPS, καθώς πολλές εταιρίες

Την συνέντευξη τύπου έκλεισε ο κ. Αντώνης

Κατά την διάρκεια της συνέντευξης και αφού

δεν υπογράφουν την σύμβαση που απαιτείται

Στελλάτος, ο οποίος δήλωσε ξεκάθαρα ότι το

ο κ. Θεόδωρος Βώκος καλωσόρισε τους

και έτσι πηγαίνουν σε γειτονικές χώρες» λέει

ελληνικό yachting βρίσκεται στην εντατική. Υπάρχει

παρευρισκόμενους, τον λόγο πήρε ο Υπουργός ο

χαρακτηριστικά ο κ. Γράτσος, και συνεχίζει για

– συνέχισε – εχθρική αντίληψη για το σκάφος τόσο

οποίος μεταξύ άλλων τόνισε ότι το νέο νομοσχέδιο

την ακτοπλοΐα ότι τα εισιτήρια είναι ακόμα πολύ

από την Πολιτεία όσο και από τα media. Τα αρμόδια

που έρχεται στην Βουλή στο επόμενο Υπουργικό

ακριβά παρά την γενναία μείωση κατά 14% ώστε να

υπουργεία θα πρέπει να πάρουν πρωτοβουλία

συμβούλιο θα φέρει σημαντική ανάπτυξη

γίνουν όλα τα νησιά οικονομικώς προσβάσιμα. Τα

για να αναδείξουν ότι η Ελλάδα είναι μία ασφαλής

στην Κρουαζιέρα, και κατ’ επέκταση σε ό,τι

τουριστικά σκάφη συνεχίζει ο κ. Γράτσος λόγω της

χώρα. Εν αναμονή του νέου αναπτυξιακού

αυτό συνεπάγεται εν όψει καλοκαιριού. Το νέο

ισχύουσας νομοθεσίας φεύγουν από την Ελλάδα


νομοσχέδιο σύμφωνα με τον κ. Διαμαντίδη θα δώσει

και αγκαλιάζονται από γειτονικές χώρες. Θα πρέπει

Κλείνοντας η συνέντευξη τύπου, το ραντεβού

ανάπτυξη και στον τομέα του yachting και των

να δούμε τα λάθη του παρελθόντος κατέληξε ο κ.

ανανεώθηκε για τις 21 και 22 Ιουνίου.

σκαφών αναψυχής εν γένει, προσδοκώντας όπως

Γράτσος και να μας προβληματίσει το γεγονός ότι

χαρακτηριστικά ανέφερε «το Αιγαίο και το Ιόνιο να

σε μία χώρα που η ναυτιλία είναι η μεγαλύτερη

Περισσότερα στην σελίδα:

γεμίσουν κότερα με ελληνική σημαία».

στον κόσμο εξαφανίστηκαν παραδοσιακές εταιρίες


Τον λόγο στην συνέχεια πήρε η κα Μπέη, η οποία

Κρουαζιέρας την ίδια στιγμή που σε άλλες χώρες


αναφέρθηκε στις ευεργετικές συνέπειες της άρσης

κάποιες μικρές εταιρίες γιγάντωσαν.

του Καμποτάζ – ακόμα και στην φάση που αυτό

Εν συνεχεία τον λόγο έλαβε ο κ. Γιώργος Βερνίκος

βρίσκεται – αλλά και στην ανάγκη όλα τα λιμάνια

τονίζοντας ότι μετά το 1990 ο ανταγωνισμός στα

της χώρας να αποκτήσουν τον χαρακτήρα που

σκάφη αναψυχής γιγαντώθηκε και έτσι σήμερα

τους πρέπει μέσω ενός master plan για το οποίο το

χρειάζεται κανείς να χρησιμοποιήσει όλα τα

υπουργείο είναι ανοιχτό σε σκέψεις και προτάσεις.

συγκριτικά πλεονεκτήματα που έχει μια βιομηχανία

Three Deepflight submersibles being prepped for major ocean expeditions

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ECO-Ship 2020: An open hatch bulk carrier of the future

Oshima Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. and DNV are pleased to announce the completion of the first milestone of a joint programme to develop the ECO-Ship 2020, a concept design for an open hatch bulk carrier (OHBC) developed to significantly lower fuel costs, meet or exceed regulatory standards and improve commercial performance. The ECO-Ship 2020 is an energy-efficient and cost-effective concept design developed to help owners and operators improve commercial performance while lowering fuel costs. The LNG-fuelled open hatch bulk carrier concept features a number of innovative solutions, including a wide twin skeg hull, Oshima’s Seaworthy bow, air lubrication system, lean-burn four stroke medium speed gas engines and a flexible propulsion and power generation system with shaft generator/motor (PTO/PTI). The concept also features a waste-heat recovery system that can feed electric power into the PTI to be used as a supplement to ship propulsion power, representing about 5% fuel savings at normal cruising speeds. The ECO-Ship is outfitted with four large capacity electric jib cranes and hatch covers made of a composite material that weighs about 50% less than traditional steel covers. The vessel has been specifically designed to be fully compliant with future IMO, ECA and Tier III emmission requirements, emitting about 50% less CO2 than typical existing OHBCs. A significant part of the reduction is due to the highly efficient propulsion system running on LNG. Wants to be first out Oshima’s president Hiroshi Minami says that the company is committed to helping customers improve environmental and commercial performance. “Our objective is to be the first shipyard to deliver an LNG-powered bulk carrier,” he says. “To achieve our goal, we worked closely with DNV and other suppliers to develop a viable design concept. We are confident the results will exceed expectations.” According to Adam Larsson, project manager for DNV, the project involved valuable input from Rolls-Royce Marine on LNG, machinery and propulsion solutions, while Kockums and FiReCo helped develop composite GRP solutions. “ECO-Ship is an innovative concept, but every feature is based on existing or emerging technologies,” he says. “And as one of the world’s leading yards for bulk carriers, Oshima’s commitment to more environmental-friendly shipping represents a clear sign that the industry is getting serious about LNG-fuelled shipping.” Larsson notes that the ECO-Ship’s design is not only innovative but practical. “Rising demand for more fuel efficient ships combined with new technologies and Oshima’s shipbuilding expertise, will help to turn the ECO-Ship from a concept to a reality,” he says. “For any owner interested in saving on fuel costs, reducing emissions and staying ahead of new regulations, the ECO-Ship is the answer.” Date: 2011-05-26 Author: Alexander Wardwell

GL Wins 4 Suezmax Tankers



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“Nordic Apollo”, “Nordic Cosmos” and “Nordic Moon” are now in service with GL classification, “Nordic Neptun” will follow soon. The four Suezmax tankers from Norwegian shipowner “Nordic American Tanker Shipping” (NAT) have been transferred to GL class. The contract was signed in early February in Norway. NAT is the world’s third largest stock listed tanker operator. The company operates only modern double hull suezmax tankers. The GL Group serves clients from the maritime and oil & gas industries from its six offices in Oslo, Sandefjord, Brevik, Bergen, Aalesund and Stavanger. In Norway, GL offers maritime classification services for ship newbuilding and vessels in operation. In addition, activities in the certification of materials and components and wind energy technology are steadily increasing. Expertise on projects from the wellhead to engineering and operation of installed infrastructure is available from GL’s oil and gas engineers. Services include dynamic positioning and marine operations consultancy, design and integrity assurance services for offshore assets, asset performance and optimisation. Picture: Signing the transfer of class (from left to right): Bjoern Haavard Braenden (GL), NAT CEO Herbjoern Hansson, Ronnie Westerman (GL), Fleet Manager Mr Michael Swerin and Tech Dir Mr Frithjof Bettum.


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DNV introduces new special level wind turbine type certification system

In order to enhance flexibility and speed with regards to type certification, DNV is introducing a new 'Special Level' Type Certificate for wind turbines. It differs with respect to the Type Certificate according to IEC 61400-22 in that blade fatigue testing will not be required. The Special Level Type Certification will provide DNV's clients with an additional approach to help increase competitiveness in the rapidly-developing wind energy market. DNV still strongly recommends the entire IEC 61400-22 Type Certification system is completed as part of a blade development process, as fatigue testing of blades reduces the wind turbine's technical and commercial risks. However, the Special Level Type Certificate can provide a fast and flexible path to the market, with reduced time and expense, with the option to transition to a full IEC Type Certificate at a later time. Introducing more flexibility in the scope of certificates allows for verification levels consistent with the demands of different market, financial, and regulatory requirements. The scope of the Special Level Type Certificate, which will not include blade fatigue testing, will be similar to products offered by other certification bodies. Blade fatigue testing, which is part of IEC 61400-22 will still be required for DNV's other type certification products. "This step is in reaction to requests from our clients," says Claus Christensen, Head of Department for DNV's wind certification center in Copenhagen, "We expect that most of our clients will still conduct blade fatigue testing but that some of our clients perhaps will do this on a different time scale than the certification process. It's important that we be responsive to the demands of the market, while at the same time maintaining our commitment to quality, independence, and technical competence." DNV has been active in developing standards, specifications and guidelines for wind turbine structures and components since 1989. The standards integrate decades of experience from the offshore industry with DNV's in-depth wind turbine knowledge gained from type certification of large megawatt turbines. In addition, DNV takes a leading role in developing and revising international standards through active involvement on a number of IEC committees and European and national standards bodies. Date: 2011-05-25 Author: Svein Inge Leirgulen

Polarcus receives Letter of Intent for 4D seismic acquisition



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Polarcus Limited (OAX: PLCS) is pleased to announce that the Company has received a Letter of Intent for a 4D marine seismic acquisition project for an undisclosed client. The project, subject to the execution of a service contract, will commence in Q4 2011 and is expected to run for approximately 60 days. Contacts Rolf Ronningen, CEO Polarcus, +971 4 436 0800 / +971 50 459 6982 Tom Henrik Sundby, CFO Polarcus, +971 4 436 0800 / +971 50 708 6480 About Polarcus Polarcus (OAX: PLCS) is a pure play marine geophysical company with a pioneering environmental agenda, specializing in high-end towed streamer data acquisition from Pole to Pole. Polarcus operates a fleet of high performance 3D seismic vessels incorporating an innovative design and advanced maritime technologies for improved safety and efficiency. Polarcus offers contract seismic surveys and multi-client projects worldwide and employs over 400 professionals. The Company’s principal office is in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. For more information, visit


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World Premiere of MAN Diesel & Turbo Gas Engine

At a major event at its Diesel Research Centre in


and Head of Research & Development, Marine

Copenhagen today, MAN Diesel & Turbo presented

Depending on relative price and availability, as well


its ME-GI gas engine to a 300-strong invited

as environmental considerations, the ME-GI engine

He continued: “The ME-GI engine is the culmina-

audience of customers, licensees and journalists.

gives shipowners and operators the option of using

tion of years of research and development and we

The unveiling of the two-stroke engine represents

either gas or HFO.

consider the timing of its release to market to be

the culmination of many years’ work that began

MAN Diesel & Turbo sees significant opportunities

optimal. We see many potential applications for

in the 1990s with the company’s prototype MC-GI

arising for gas-fuelled tonnage as fuel prices rise

the ME-GI’s increased flexibility and greater control

dual-fuel engine. MAN Diesel & Turbo originally

and modern exhaust-emission limits tighten. Indeed,

both within the LNG sector and generally within

announced plans to carry out full-scale testing of the

previous research indicates that the ME-GI engine,

marine transportation, as operators seek to control

new engine in September 2010. Today’s successful,

when combined with exhaust gas recirculation

costs and emissions.”

full-scale demonstration and performance verifica-

(EGR) and waste-heat recovery (WHR) technolo-

Jensen concluded: “With the addition of the ME-GI

tion test of the GI principle for all kinds of marine ap-

gies, delivers significant reductions in CO2, NOx

engine to its existing portfolio, MAN Diesel & Turbo

plications was carried out on MAN Diesel & Turbo’s

and SO x emissions fulfilling Tier-II and Tier-III

now offers the two-stroke market’s most compre-

4T50ME-X R&D research engine, which has been


hensive array of prime-mover solutions all the way

rebuilt as a 4T50ME-GI engine operating on natural

MAN Diesel & Turbo predicts a broad, potential

up to 98-bore.”

gas. Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engi-

market for its ME-GI engine, extending from LNG

neering Co., Ltd. (DSME) has provided the ME-GI’s

and LPG carriers to other oceangoing vessel

Technical details

pertaining, high-pressure, cryogenic gas-supply

segments such as containerships as well as ships

MAN B&W ME-GI (Gas Injection) two-stroke

system according to the terms of a development

plying a fixed trade. As such, the ME-GI engine

engines possess economical and operational ben-

agreement signed in February 2010.

represents a highly efficient, flexible, propulsion-

efits compared to other, low-speed engine plants,

plant solution.

irrespective of ship size. Based on the successful,

Market rationale

electronically controlled ME heavy-fuel-burning

The ME-GI engine is a gas-injection, dual-fuel,

Considered timing

diesel engines, the ME-GI design accommodates

low-speed diesel engine that, when acting as main

“The unveiling of the ME-GI engine is MAN Diesel &

natural gas and liquid fuels.

propulsion in LNG carriers or any other type of

Turbo’s response to current market conditions and

merchant marine vessel, can burn gas or fuel-oil at

the large audience in Copenhagen is proof of the

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any ratio, depending on the energy source available

great interest in this propulsion solution,” said MAN


on board and dictated by relative cost and owner

Diesel & Turbo’s Søren H. Jensen, Vice President


MJP WATERJETS: 5 Year Warranty Introduced on Waterjet Systems



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MJP Waterjets | For the first time in the propulsion industry, MJP Waterjets sets a new standard by introducing a five year warranty on its waterjet system. The company is able to take this bold action thanks to the fact that its designs are made for heavy duty with an excellent record. There are simply very few faults that have to be dealt with after delivery, MJP Waterjets explains. The design is proven to withstand the most severe operating conditions, including the impact of stones, sand and all kinds of debris found on beaches or in the water. The reason for this is reported to be choice of material and design. MJP Waterjets says that the carefully designed intake for each vessel and the pump design offers a perfect flow without cavitation or other disturbance leaving no pittings as trace of incorrect flow or cavitation. The materials used are duplex stainless steel according to Swedish standard SS2377 and SS2324. The impeller does not usually need to be exchanged, but spare part can be offered by MJP Waterjets if ever needed. In the rare case it needs to be refurbished, e.g. after many years of operating in extremely sandy and muddy waters, it can be taken out for maintenance and repairs. Further, thanks to design and choice of material, MJP Waterjets neither uses a wear ring in line with the impeller, nor is there an intake grid needed to protect the pump. MJP Waterjets explains that by using the all stainless steel waterjet and GRP intakes, the ship owner receives the best service life with the lowest Life Cycle Cost including long service intervals for the maintenance schedules. MJP Waterjets says that this extraordinary action to provide a 5 year warranty has been taken simply because there are so few reported problems. “We want to make a statement to all customers that our product is superior in strength, that wear and corrosion resistance is the best in the market and that operators can trust and rely on our service and spare parts.� concludes MJP Waterjets MD Hans Andersson.


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DNV: Technology Outlook 2020 launched in Greece

DNV’s Technology Outlook 2020 report highlights

evolution is more likely than technological revolu-

technologies that could have great impact in the

tion, but we can expect the technology to be used in

maritime and energy sectors.

new areas – for example, we think that nanotech-

Technology Outlook 2020 represents DNV’s way of

nology will be important for developing renewable

looking into the future. The results were presented

energy. Information Communication Technology will

in DNV Piraeus premises, by Elisabeth Harstad,

permeate all technology”.

Managing Director of DNV Research & Innovation,

Sustainable shipping solutions, innovative ships

and Nikolaos Kakalis, Head of DNV Research &

designs and port solutions are covered in the report.

Innovation Greece.

“We will see concepts with modified hull forms,

Technology Outlook 2020 looks at future technolo-

using air bubble lubrication, air cavity systems, and

gies in four main areas: shipping, fossil energy,

new types of surface materials and maybe ballast

renewable and nuclear energy, and power systems.

free ships,” says Ms Harstad and adds, “It is likely

The report covers seven global megatrends which

that we will see the application of more environ-

DNV believes will effect developments in the

mentally friendly fuels like LNG and to a lesser

selected areas, and explores four scenarios, a

degree biofuels. Nuclear might also come into play

combination of drivers which form possible alterna-

beyond 2020 but will initially struggle to get public

tive futures.


“We firmly believe that technology is a vital part

Hybrid propulsion – the Prius of the Seas – where

of the solution for many of the global and industry

marine fuel cells, batteries or solar panels are

challenges facing us today and we believe that the

integrated in a Diesel-electric arrangement might

best way to be prepared for the future is to have a

also be a reality in commercial shipping in 2020, in

broad view over technologies from the many indus-

particular for ships with variable power demands.

try sectors which we serve”, says Ms Harstad.

Climate change will result in Arctic ship traffic in-

Commenting on the key summary points, Ms

crease, leading to faster development of Arctic-spe-

Harstad says “There is little of that which will

cific technologies such as ice routing optimisation

characterise society in 2020 that is not already in

software, hull load monitoring and new icebreaking

the labs or on the drawing boards. Technological

concepts. E-navigation including ECDIS, weather

developments take long, slow steps. Technological

routing, piracy detention and ship-port synchroniza-

tion technologies are expected to be widely used preventing accidents and optimising performance. “Advanced modelling tools are an enabling technology for developing and assessing novel hull designs, propulsors and complex machinery systems, and are expected to be increasingly used towards 2020”, says Dr. Kakalis adding that; “large-scale demonstrator projects would be the next step in order to accelerate innovation and technology adoption, while sharing investments and risks among the major stakeholders”. In the energy sector, fossil fuels will be the largest part of the energy mix also in 2020 and DNV believes the focus will be on increasing efficiency and improving the environmental footprint from operations. Increasingly more advanced subsea oil and gas production systems are expected to be used, and drilling and intervention technology will diversify, apply smarter monitoring and increase efficiency. Unconventional oil and gas, mainly dominated by shale gas, will be a considerable part of the energy mix, and the challenges related to water treatment will have to be solved. Read more: top-stories/140-top-stories/1325-dnv-technologyoutlook-2020-launched-in-greece

Alfa Laval completes acquisition of Aalborg Industries



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Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has completed the acquisition of Aalborg Industries Holding A/S, after having received clearance from the competition authorities. The acquisition, which adds complementary energy-efficient and environmental solutions, represents a significant business opportunity as it supports Alfa Laval’s existing offer to the marine and off-shore markets. Another opportunity lies in the introduction of Aalborg’s products to customers in completely new end markets, through Alfa Laval’s sales network. The cash consideration totals SEK 5.0 billion, on an enterprise value basis. Aalborg Industries has some 2,600 employees and generated sales of about SEK 3.1 billion in 2010. The acquisition, consolidated as of May 1, is expected to be accretive to EPS from 2011. “Aalborg Industries is an excellent fit and I’m very pleased to welcome a strong and well-run company into Alfa Laval”, says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group. The acquisition further strengthens Alfa Laval’s product offering in heat transfer. It adds market-leading positions with products such as boilers and thermal fluid systems, as well as inert gas systems, with significant barriers to entry. These include extensive certification processes, a strong innovation track record and a global service network. The company’s strong manufacturing and engineering presence in fast-growing markets such as China, Vietnam and Brazil, as well as the aftermarket potential generated by a large installed base, are also highly attractive attributes. Did you know that... Alfa Laval, over the last five years, has acquired 30 companies with total sales, at the time of the acquisitions, of about SEK 8.5 billion?


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Seasure Shipping Ltd announces launch of (“VV”)

An online service for valuing commercial vessels. A London-based firm of Sale & Purchase shipbrokers established in 1993, today announced the launch of, the first online service that provides automated, data-driven valuations, signalling a change in the way ocean going vessels are valued. VV’s software processes the global fleet using all comparable sales, adjusting for sale recency, ship specifications and changes in freight earnings, to produce real time market values in seconds. Instant valuations of tankers from 29,500 dwt and bulkers from 20,000 dwt upwards You search by name, ex-name, IMO number or operator. Algorithms give you instantly calculated ship values taking into account the latest market information. As an online service, large numbers of valuations can be produced in a cost-effective, convenient, and confidential manner. BENEFITS OVER TRADITIONAL VALUATIONS Cheaper Faster Anytime and anywhere Portfolios Email alerts Interactive charts Transparent Measured accuracy Privacy Mobile version for Blackberry, iPhone and Android VV has been created in response to problems long associated with traditional valuation methods. The philosophy at VV is that valuations should be produced using a rigorous, testable, and transparent methodology and should always be available whatever the market conditions. To create this product VV undertook a new and innovative programme of research, design and development, bringing together knowledge and skills from a wide range of fields in a unique way. We have combined our experience as brokers with advanced mathematical and computational algorithms developed by our research team of mathematicians, economists, scientists, and software developers. It has been over 2 years in development. VV is available on subscription basis, packages start from £5,000 per annum. For further information, please call +44 (0) 208 995 4364 or email

OOCL and NYK Finalize Charter Agreement for Four 13,000 TEU Vessels



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NYK and OOCL are pleased to announce that they have entered into an agreement for the charter of four 13,000 TEU ships. OOCL has exercised its option to order an additional four 13,000 TEU ships on top of the original order of six. Out of the ten ships, four will be chartered to NYK for a period of three years. The first charter ship will be delivered to NYK in 2013. Both parties intend to deploy these ten ships within the Grand Alliance service network to allow for a service upgrade. About NYK Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha is one of the world’s leading transportation companies. At the end of March 2010, the NYK Group was operating 803 major ocean vessels, as well as fleets of planes, trains, and trucks. The company’s shipping fleet includes 142 containerships, 321 bulk carriers, 57 woodchip carriers, 115 car carriers, 85 tankers, 30 LNG carriers, three cruise ships, and 50 other ships. NYK’s revenue in fiscal 2009 was about $18 billion, and as a group NYK employs about 55,000 people worldwide. NYK is based in Tokyo and has regional headquarters in London, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Sydney, and Sao Paulo. About OOCL Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed Orient Overseas (International) Ltd. Headquartered in Hong Kong, OOCL is one of the world’s largest integrated international container transportation and logistics companies, with more than 270 offices in 60 countries. Linking Asia, Europe, North America, the Mediterranean, the Indian sub-continent, the Middle East and Australia/New Zealand, the company offers transportation services to all major east/west trading economies of the world. OOCL is one of the leading international carriers serving China, providing a full range of logistics and transportation services throughout the country. It is also an industry leader in the use of information technology and e-commerce to manage the entire cargo process. Website:


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COSTAMARE announces the signing of shipbuilding contracts for five newbuildng containerships

Costamare Inc. (the “Company�) (NYSE: CMRE)

Trading Company Limited and Shanghai Jiangnan

vessel was acquired in September 2010 for a price

announced today the conclusion of shipbuilding

Changxing Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. and chartered

of $11.25 million.

contracts and charter agreements for five newbuild

to Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. These

containerships, new chartering agreements for

three previously announced vessels were con-

ii. To charter its 1992 built 3,351 TEU c/v Marina for

certain containerships in the water, and the comple-

tracted for a price of approximately $95 million each

a period of approximately 12 months, starting from

tion of financing arrangements for two previously

and chartered for a period of 10 years at a daily rate

April 2, 2011 at a daily rate of $18,000. The vessel

contracted newbuild containerships.

of $43,000.

was acquired in September 2010 for a price of

(A) Ordering and Chartering of 5 Post-Panamax

(B) Finalizing Financing for Two Previously

$11.25 million.

Newbuild Containerships

Contracted Newbuild Containerships

The Company has ordered from Sungdong Ship-

The Company has finalized with a major European

iii. To charter its 1991 built 2,020 TEU c/v MSC Py-

building & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. of Korea

financial institution the financing arrangements for

los for a period of approximately 12 months, starting

five newbuild containerships, each of approximately

the two newbuilding contracts entered into with

from February 28, 2011 at a daily rate of $9,200.

8,800 TEU capacity. The five newbuild container-

Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co.,

The vessel was acquired in December 2010 for a

ships are expected to be delivered between the first

Ltd. in January 2011. The two newbuild container-

price of $7.5 million.

and the third quarters of 2013. The Company has

ships are expected to be delivered by the end of

entered into long-term time charter agreements with

2012, and the Company has entered into time

iv. To charter its 1996 built 1,504 TEU c/v Prosper

members of the Evergreen Group for the employ-

charter agreements with Mediterranean Shipping

for a period of approximately 12 months, starting

ment of each vessel immediately upon delivery.

Company S.A. for the employment of each contain-

from April 15, 2011 at a daily rate of $10,500. The

The acquisition is expected to be financed by cash

ership immediately upon delivery for a period of 10

vessel was acquired in January 2011 for a price of

from operations and new credit facilities; the Com-


$9.5 million.

pany has received indications of interest from major

(C) New Chartering Agreements for Certain

financial institutions and does not expect to use its

Containerships in the Water

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currently committed credit line.

The Company has entered into the following char-


Both the contract price and the daily charter rate are

tering agreements:


similar to those agreed in January 2011 regard-

i. To charter its 1991 built 3,351 TEU c/v Karmen


ing the three approximately 9,000 TEU newbuild

for a period of approximately 12 months, starting

containerships contracted with China Shipbuilding

from April 22, 2011 at a daily rate of $19,400. The

Alfa Laval Tumba AB Pure Thinking: from green to blue



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Alfa Laval will be showcasing a range of innova-

combines proven advantages with a wide range of

the amount of seawater required –which means

tive solutions at the Nor-Shipping trade fair in Oslo,

technical developments. The result is 20% lower

reduced pumping needs, energy consumption and

which will take place 24–27 May 2011. They cover a

energy consumption, 35% lower oil losses, a 15%

CO2 production.

wide range of marine activities, but have a common

lower lifecycle cost, and a 15% smaller footprint. • Alfa Laval AOT 3F

theme: lower environmental impact and lifecycle cost.

• PureBallast 2.0

Alfa Laval’s new AOT 3F sterilizer provides chem-

Green used to be the environmental watchword,

Alfa Laval’s revolutionary system for ballast water

ical-free water purification and an effective micro-

but blue is now taking over. Over 70% of our planet

treatment has now entered its second generation,

biological barrier against Legionella. It is based on

is blue, and water management and conservation

also available as EX-proof. Energy consumption

Wallenius Advanced Oxidation Technology (AOT),

are becoming the critical issues worldwide. Think-

has been greatly reduced, and there are many other

a water purification system that imitates nature’s

ing blue means seeing our environment in a wider

improvements that contribute to easier operation.

own way of purifying water. The innovative sterilizer is cost and energy efficient, handling heavy-duty

context, where water affects everything. Solutions

demands despite its low weight and small footprint.

that put this thinking into practice help to ensure

• PureBilge BlueBox Data Recorder

profound and lasting ecological benefits. That’s the

A fully automatic, tamper proof bilge data recorder

focus of Alfa Laval’s Marine Essentials technolo-

with visuALog software. The system records oil

• And more...


ppm levels, GPS position, separator operation, full

Other solutions on show will include ACS (Ad-

Alfa Laval will be shedding a different light on many

alarm log, overboard valve position and overboard

vanced cooling system) chiller control box, plate

of its solutions at this year’s Nor-Shipping exhibi-

flow data.

heat exchanger plates featuring an innovative coating, Gunclean Toftejorg i40 D and i40S cleaner

tion. In addition to learning about key launches, visitors will be able to explore essential aspects of

• PreBilge

heads with nozzles, and cost-reducing F 350 lube

Alfa Laval’s core technologies and the difference

A new centrifugal separation system that works in

oil filter.

they make –both for onboard applications and for

cooperation with an already installed bilge water

the environment.

treatment system, providing an effective and eco-

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nomical performance boost.


Exhibition highlights will include:


• S separator


The new blue landmark S separator from Alfa Laval

A revolutionary freshwater generator that halves

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Royal Arctic Line A/S: A challenging and momentous year

Royal Arctic Line A/S held its annual general meet-

to clean, living nature. There should therefore also

volume to Greenland, this is a positive development

ing on Thursday, May 5th.

be focus on reducing energy consumption and

which Naalakkersuisut – particularly in its role as

Chairperson of the Board, Martha Labansen, talked

emissions of greenhouse gasses, said the owner’s

shareholder – can only find satisfactory. But it is

about 2010 which presented many challenges, but

representative, permanent secretary Steffen Ulrich-

still necessary to focus on optimizing operations

also produced a series of long-term solutions.

Lynge, Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure.

and minimizing costs in order to be prepared for

Not least with regard to the new building pro-

Challenges in 2010 included a continued tendency

the economic burden in connection with the large

gramme, where five new ships were ordered from

for the core business – the concessioned portion

programme for building new ships, said Steffen

the P+S Werften shipyard in Stralsund, Germany.

of sea transport in Greenland – not to reach the


expected level. This had a great effect on turnover.

At the annual general meeting, one change was

- These are five new, specialized ships which will

made to the board. Executive Secretary of the

take part in ensuring security of supply along the

- But the Board is pleased to ascertain that follow-

Sports Confederation of Greenland, Claus Nielsen,

coast – both in towns and in settlements, said Mar-

ing strategies for the development of new areas of

withdrew. He is replaced by chemical engineer

tha Labansen in her speech at the annual general

business and adjusting cost levels to suit the actual

Tanja Nielsen, from engineering consulting


level of activities has resulted in improved turnover

company Grontmij. Tanja, who has a Greenlandic

The owner, Greenland’s government, also ex-

and profits compared to 2009. Higher turnover and

background, lives in Denmark and works with

pressed satisfaction with the order for the new ships

improved revenue in non-concessioned areas, as

preparations for future mining projects in Greenland.

and was also prepared to make demands on how

well as the company’s strategic Ninngarut project

- Tanja Nielsen has an interesting background for a

they are to be used.

which focuses on costs are important factors in this

company like Royal Arctic Line and I think her skills

connection, said Martha Labansen.

will be of great benefit to us – just as we have had

- Naalakkersuisut is pleased to note that Royal Arc-

The profit for the year was DKK 41 million before

great benefit from the skills of Claus Nielsen, said

tic Line has succeeded in successfully negotiating a

tax and DKK 29 million after tax. In 2009 the profit

Chairperson Martha Labansen about the change.

programme for building new ships. I look forward to

was DKK 23 million before tax and DKK 18.5 million

The board consists hereafter of: Director Martha

when the new ships start servicing the community

after tax. The owners found this to be satisfactory.

Labansen, Director Kristian Lennert, Director Bent

in Greenland, with its changing needs. In this con-

- Naalakkersuisut can ascertain that in 2010 Royal

Østergaard, Director Ole Frie, chemical engineer

nection, it is important to remember that the needs

Arctic Line achieved an increase in revenue and

Tanja Nielsen and employee representatives, har-

of the community in Greenland are not only centred

improved the overall profits in comparison with

bour master Efraim Tittussen, office manager Mari-

on transport of goods, but also on having access

the previous year. In a year with declining cargo

ane Hansen and shipmaster Jens Peter Berthelsen.

Hanjin Shipping receives 8,600TEU class containerships



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Hanjin Shipping has announced today that it received two 8,600TEU class containerships. Named “Hanjin Rotterdam” and “Hanjin Seattle”, they are the last two of the series of five 8,600TEU class ships received from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries. These vessels are known to be equipped with fuel-efficient and eco-friendly engines that can reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emission. According to Hanjin Shipping, the vessels will be deployed in the carrier’s NE6 (Asia - North Europe 6) service soon after the delivery. ▣ Note ◈ “Hanjin Rotterdam”, “Hanjin Seattle” Specifications: l Loadable Capacity: 8,586TEU l Gross Tonnage: 91,600 Tons (Dead Weight) l Engine Output: 93,300 Horse Power l Length: 335 Meters / Width: 42.8 Meters l Speed: 25.2 Knots (Approximately 50km/h) ◈ NE6 (Asia – North Europe 6) Service: l Port Rotation: Kwangyang – Busan – Ningbo – Shanghai – Xiamen – Hong Kong – Yantian – Felixstowe – Hamburg – Rotterdam – Singapore – Kwangyang l Deployment Date: Hanjin Rotterdam – this week, Hanjin Seattle – End of April

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Denis Morais receives GL COMPIT Award 2011

Denis Morais is the winner of this year’s GL COMPIT Award. At the COMPIT Conference taking place this week in Berlin, the Canadian IT expert was honoured for his contributions to promote frontier technologies in shipbuilding. The award is sponsored by classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL). The jury singled out Denis Morais among several highly qualified candidates because his paper combined profound insight into business particularities of the maritime industries with an impressive scope of IT techniques as applied in other industries, written to make it easily accessible for a wider audience. The paper titled “Driving the Adoption of Cutting Edge Technology in Shipbuilding” explores possibilities of how advanced technologies such as Laser Scanning, Digital Prototyping and Shop Floor 3D could become more widely used, efficient and cost-saving assets for the shipping industry. For the fourth time, a young scientist was elected to receive the COMPIT Award at this prestigious conference. The Canadian Denis Morais is the Product Development Manager for ShipConstructor Software Inc. (SSI), a company that integrates shipbuilding capability with AutoCAD and Microsoft SQL Server. He has made several presentations on CAD technology to participants in the US Navy-funded National Shipbuilding Research Program as well as presented at Autodesk University. Previously, Morais worked in various departments gaining extensive experience using the Autodesk ObjectARX API and the .NET framework to develop applications for the production engineering of ships’ hull forms, piping and structure. He has a Computer Technology Diploma from Red River College and a BSc. Computer Engineering from the University of Victoria. He lives in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. COMPIT is the abbreviation for “Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries”. The conference, that took place for the tenth time and was attended by more than 90 experts from around the world, offered information on advanced IT applications for the ship life cycle. Principal topics were “Virtual Reality,” “Electronic Data Exchange,” and “Web Technology”. Photo: GL Compit Award Laureate 2011 Denis Morais (left) receives the award from Albrecht Grell, Executive Vice President Maritime Solutions Germanischer Lloyd

METROPOLITAL EXPO: Νέο λιμάνι για τα Ποσειδώνια το μεγαλύτερο εκθεσιακό κέντρο της Ελλάδας



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Η ανάγκη για μεγαλύτερο εκθεσιακό χώρο,

των διεθνών εκθετών μας.» είπε η κα. Δήμητρα

ATM και πολλές άλλες ευκολίες που υπόσχονται μια

ως αποτέλεσμα της συνεχούς ανάπτυξης των

Μιχαήλ, Διευθύνουσα Σύμβουλος των Εκθέσεων

ξέγνοιαστη εκθεσιακή εμπειρία.

τελευταίων ετών, αλλά και η διαρκής εξέλιξη


Οι διοργανωτές τόνισαν ότι το νέο εκθεσιακό κέντρο

της παγκόσμιας βιομηχανίας εκθέσεων, που

«Η 23η διοργάνωση των Ποσειδωνίων θα

θα επιτρέψει στα Ποσειδώνια να ανανεώσουν το

επιβάλλει αναβαθμισμένες υπηρεσίες προς

πραγματοποιηθεί σε ένα εκθεσιακό κέντρο που

διεθνές προφίλ τους και να ενισχύσουν την θέση

εκθέτες και επισκέπτες, οδήγησε τους διοργανωτές

διαθέτει τις πλέον κατάλληλες υποδομές, οι οποίες

τους ως η πλέον καταξιωμένη έκθεση παγκοσμίως,

των Ποσειδωνίων στην μεταφορά της έκθεσης

θα επιτρέψουν στους εκθέτες μας να υλοποιήσουν

ενώ αναμένεται να ξεπεράσουν τον αριθμό ρεκόρ

Ποσειδώνια 2012 στο μεγαλύτερο και πλέον

δύσκολες κατασκευές, να μεταφέρουν στην Ελλάδα

των 1.800 εκθετών που συγκέντρωσαν το 2010.

σύγχρονο εκθεσιακό κέντρο της Ελλάδος, το Metro-

εξοπλισμό υψηλής τεχνολογίας για επίδειξη και να

Τέλος, η πληθώρα συνεδρίων και σεμιναρίων που

politan Expo.

πραγματοποιήσουν περισσότερες εκδηλώσεις για

αναμένεται να διοργανωθούν κατά την διάρκεια

Η απόφαση για μεταφορά της επόμενης έκθεσης,

προώθηση των προϊόντων και υπηρεσιών τους»

των Ποσειδωνίων, συμπεριλαμβάνοντας τα ετήσια

που θα πραγματοποιηθεί από τις 4 έως τις 8 Ιουνίου

συνέχισε η κυρία Μιχαήλ.

συνέδρια και συγκεντρώσεις των μεγαλύτερων

2012, δρομολογήθηκε το τελευταίο τρίμηνο του

Ο νέος εκθεσιακός χώρος, που ανήκει στο

ναυτιλιακών ενώσεων και επαγγελματικών

2010, όταν οι αιτήσεις για εκθεσιακό χώρο από την

συγκρότημα του Διεθνούς Αερολιμένα Αθηνών,

οργανώσεων, θα λειτουργήσει σαν μαγνήτης για το

Κίνα, την Ινδία, την Κορέα και πολλές Ευρωπαϊκές

διαθέτει συνολικό εμβαδόν 45.000 τ.μ.,

σύνολο της ναυτιλιακής κοινότητας, με αποτέλεσμα

χώρες κατέστησαν γεγονός την αυξημένη ζήτηση

που αναπτύσσονται σε τέσσερις αίθουσες,

η προσέλευση κόσμου να προβλέπεται να

για περισσότερα τ.μ. εκθεσιακού χώρου στα

διευκολύνοντας την περιήγηση των επισκεπτών

ξεπεράσει τους 18.000 επισκέπτες.

Ποσειδώνια 2012 προκειμένου να στεγαστούν τα

στους χώρους της έκθεσης. Διαθέτει επίσης

«Το Metropolitan Expo μας επιτρέπει να

εθνικά τους περίπτερα.

10.000 τ.μ. χώρων στάθμευσης, ενώ είναι εύκολα

σχεδιάσουμε μια καινούργια, μοναδική εκθεσιακή

«Κινηθήκαμε γρήγορα προκειμένου να

προσβάσιμος με μετρό, προαστιακό, λεωφορείο

εμπειρία για τους εκθέτες και επισκέπτες μας,

προλάβουμε τις απαιτήσεις των εκθετών μας για

και Ι.Χ.

αναβαθμίζοντας τα Ποσειδώνια διεθνώς σε μια

περισσότερο χώρο, αναβαθμισμένες υπηρεσίες

Το νέο εκθεσιακό κέντρο, που διαθέτει 50%

χρονική στιγμή που η ναυτιλιακή αγορά παρουσιάζει

και εύκολη πρόσβαση με μέσα σταθερής

περισσότερο εκθεσιακό χώρο, παρέχει επιπλέον

ξεκάθαρά σημάδια ανάκαμψης.» τόνισε ο κ.

τροχιάς. Ο συνδυασμός σύγχρονων υπηρεσιών

συνεδριακές αίθουσες και αίθουσες σεμιναρίων,

Θεόδωρος Βώκος, Project Manager των Εκθέσεων

υψηλής τεχνολογίας και εύκολης πρόσβασης

χώρους συναντήσεων, μόνιμο γραφείο τύπου και


από το αεροδρόμιο είναι τα νέα δεδομένα της

ασύρματη πρόσβαση στο διαδίκτυο. Επιπλέον

εκθεσιακής βιομηχανίας, που απαιτεί το σύνολο

διαθέτει δύο πολυτελή εστιατόρια, πληθώρα καφέ,

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Growing Ulstein Business In The Netherlands

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed at 27 April 2011, which outlines the main principles of how Norwegian Ulstein Group and Netherlands based IDEA Heavy Equipment are joining forces. The companies have entered into an MOU which will lead to an operational business in the Netherlands by the first of July 2011. A new company will be established under the name “Ulstein IDEA Equipment Solutions b.v.” which combines ULSTEIN’s offshore vessel design, marine equipment packages and construction capabilities with mission equipment design and construction of IDEA Heavy Equipment and the interfaces between them. This is the second Ulstein venture in the Netherlands after the purchase of the majority share in Ulstein Sea of Solutions b.v. in March 2008, which demonstrates ULSTEIN’s continuous internationalisation process and to find opportunities to create value through enhanced knowledge and innovation.The unique combination of the Norwegian and Dutch maritime clusters results in a business model based on the combined knowledge and innovation which is the first of its kind. “The successful cooperation with Ulstein Sea of Solutions has made us very confident that the cooperation with IDEA should also further enhance ULSTEIN’s foothold in the heavy offshore segment of the market”, says Tore Ulstein, COO of Design & Solutions in ULSTEIN, and continues: “Therefore we have appointed Bob Rietveldt as managing director of the new company to work in close cooperation with both Arjan Boezeman and Gilbert Rezette, the owners of IDEA Heavy Equipment.” Boezeman and Rezette are looking forward to this cooperation with ULSTEIN, commenting: “This will result in a strong company with a healthy growth potential and take advantage of the opportunities currently in the marketplace”.

Triple-E: DNV’s environmental & energy efficiency rating scheme for ships



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Background The Triple-E environmental & energy efficiency rating scheme for ships has been developed in close cooperation with the industry, to provide ship operators with a well-documented tool to improve organisational performance, identify ways to minimise the environmental impact and, ultimately, optimise the fuel consumption and thereby reduce cost. A Triple-E rating will further enable a ship operator to prove environmental responsibility and demonstrate energy efficient operations. This can be used in branding of the vessel and the company’s environmental performance. It is anticipated that, in the future, vessels with a documented environmental performance will also qualify for incentive schemes and other related initiatives from ports and local administrations. Key benefits: Triple-E helps shipowners and operators stay at the forefront with regarding to green shipping rules and regulations A vessel with a Triple-E rating demonstrates active environmental management and energy efficient transportation of goods, which has been verified by an independent third party Triple-E focuses on factors that can be influenced by the shipowner and operator, thereby facilitating a process of continuous improvement.

What is Triple-E™ Triple-E is a voluntary environmental rating scheme for ships which provides a rating from 4 to 1, based on an independent verification of a ship’s environmental performance. Key characteristics Triple-E is an easy tool to help shipowners and operators stay at the forefront with regard to emerging green shipping rules and regulations. Triple-E™ requirements For each Triple-E rating level, there are requirements within the areas of management, operation and design.

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FINCANTIERI delivers the “Carnival Magic”

The largest passenger ship ever built in Italy Today at Monfalcone shipyard there was the delivery of the “Carnival Magic”, the new flagship of Carnival Cruise Lines, which at 130,000 gross tonnes is the twenty ninth cruise ship to be built by Monfalcone yard and the most innovative of the Fun Ships owned by Carnival, the world’s leading cruise operator. Present at the ceremony were the President and CEO Gerry Cahill for Carnival Cruise Lines while Fincantieri was represented by its CEO Giuseppe Bono and the Chairman Corrado Antonini. Construction of the “Carnival Magic” will be long remembered in the history of shipbuilding. At over 130,000 gross tonnes, 306 metres long and 37 wide, the “Carnival Magic” is a sister ship of the “Carnival Dream”, which was delivered in 2009 by the same shipyard. Featuring the highest standards of technology and comfort for her passengers, the new vessel combines the majesty of an impressive size with a modern, appealing design, also thanks to advanced engineering solutions. In addition, the ship provides a wide range of entertainment to satisfy the all the tastes and requirements of international cruisers, including the SportSquare: the largest open-air fun area in the fleet, a mix of fitness and entertainment. Two unmissable features are the SkyCourse, the first cable way suspended over the sea at a height of 53 metres and Skyfitness, an exclusive area equipped with weights in the open-air. In delivering this vessel Fincantieri has repeated its record of building the largest passenger ship in the history of Italian shipbuilding. Compared to the previous ship, the Carnival Magic has more cabins - 1,845 - plus 746 cabins for the crew, providing accommodation for over 6,000 passengers and crew. 60% of the cabins have a sea view or private balcony. Since 1990 Fincantieri, a world leader in the sector, has built 59 cruise ships, of which 52 for different brands in Carnival Group.

DNV and MAN Diesel & Turbo are taking the Quantum concept ship one stroke further



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A year ago, DNV launched its container ship concept – Quantum. This concept ship was designed to stir up a debate about shipping innovation. MAN Diesel & Turbo responded very positively, and over the past few months the engine manufacturer and the class society have worked closely together to move the concept one step nearer to becoming an actual ship. Now DNV is introducing the new Quantum 9000. This has been designed to be more efficient and environmentally friendly than existing ships without introducing major complications when the ship is to be built or operated. One of its major improvements is related to the engine. MAN Diesel & Turbo has developed a gas-fuelled two-stroke ME-GI engine. In addition to having dual-fuel engines, Quantum 9000 achieves full fuel flexibility and at the same time meets the upcoming ECA requirements. The ship’s energy efficiency is also better than that of conventional existing container ships. Lars Ryberg Juliussen Senior Manager, MAN Diesel & Turbo, is proud of the results presented at a press briefing in London today: “By making simple modifications, we have achieved high fuel efficiency, high fuel flexibility and high reliability. The Quantum 9000 introduces LNG to the preferred container ship propulsion system and thus makes LNG more available to container ship owners,” he says. In addition to the use of gas, the engine solution includes waste heat recovery to improve the energy efficiency and exhaust gas circulation to reduce the emissions. A number of other improvements have been made possible by adopting a twin island arrangement, such as increased cargo capacity and reduced need for ballast water. Also the improved sightline from the bridge, which contributes to increasing the safety in operation, and the minimum fuel consumption, can be mentioned. The ship’s LNG fuel capacity will be similar to that needed to sail from East Asia to the east coast of the US – still without any loss of cargo space. Eirik Byklum, DNV’s Project Manager, introduced the first version of the Quantum concept vessel a year ago and has been in charge of its second phase too. “When we introduced this concept a year ago, we called it a concept ship. And it still is, but by improving the machinery as well as the hull design and arrangement, we have moved it one step closer to becoming a real ship.”

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Study Released on Produced Water by Oil & Gas Operations in Arctic Environments

ABS Harsh Environment Technology Center (HETC), based at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), recently released its first comprehensive research study, “Review of Produced Water Management and Challenges in Harsh/Arctic Environments,� examining the challenges and management of water produced in association with oil and gas operations in Arctic environments. Produced water represents the largest volume of waste from oil and gas operations and is associated with significant management costs. The study looks at produced water characteristics, environmental impacts, current policy and regulations as well as management techniques currently in use for produced water throughout the world. The study also highlights emerging technologies and suggests areas for further review. For more information about the ABS HETC, contact Director of Corporate Shared Technology Roger Basu.

Maersk Line welcomes maritime partnership on low-sulphur fuel in Singapore



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Maersk Line announced its active participation in the Maritime Singapore Green Initiative by committing to switching to low-sulphur fuel in Singapore. The announced fuel switch backs up the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s engagement with the shipping line community to reduce carbon and sulphur emissions in Singapore. “We are pleased with the Singapore port authority’s initiative to promote sustainable shipping and to support the shipping lines that actively drive environmental performance” says Thomas Riber Knudsen, CEO, Maersk Line Asia Pacific. Maersk Line signed the Maritime Singapore Green Pledge on April 12, 2011, stating its commitment to safeguard the Singaporean environment by driving towards cleaner and more fuel efficient shipping services. “Singapore is at the forefront with sustainable economic development and a role model for a wide industry engagement driving tangible results in our sector. We have enjoyed being part of the process of establishing the Singapore Green Pledge, and we fully support Singapore’s environmental ambitions” says Anders Lund Kristensen, Head of Liner Operations, Maersk Line Asia Pacific. Maersk Line’s goal is to drive its operations towards zero sulphur while cutting CO2 by at least 25% per container between 2007 and 2020. Since its first fuel switch in 2006 in California, Maersk Line has advocated for sulphur reductions beyond regulatory requirements, and for establishing a level playing field in partnership with ports, authorities, shipping lines and customers. “Maersk Line is supporting the Singapore initiative along with other leading shipping lines. We encourage more shipping lines to follow suit. Sulphur emissions represent a health concern which our industry must address actively” says Jacob Sterling, Head of Climate & Environment, Maersk Line, Copenhagen. As part of the company’s global ‘Zero SOx’ programme, Maersk Line has committed itself to implementing at least ten fuel switch programs before 2015.

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Ίδρυμα Μαρία Τσάκος 400 νέοι μαθητές το 2011

Με την παρουσία του Προέδρου της Ουρουγουάης

Pombo, ο πρέσβης της Έλλάδας κ. Αμπατής, η

Jose Alberto Mujica, πραγματοποιήθηκε στο

Πρόξενος της Ελλάδας κυρία Δελή, εκπρόσωποι

Μοντεβιδέο, η έναρξη των μαθημάτων του

των τοπικών αρχών, κυβερνητικοί αξιωματούχοι,

Το Ίδρυμα “Μαρία Τσάκος”, ιδρύθηκε τον Μάρτιο

Ιδρύματος “Μαρία Τσάκος”, το οποίο αποτελεί στην

τοπικοί επιχειρηματίες καθώς και πλήθος φίλων και

του 1978. Από το 1992, μετά από προγραμματική

Λατινική Αμερική, το επίσημο Κέντρο Πιστοποίησης

μαθητών του Ιδρύματος.

σύμβαση, η διδασκαλία της ελληνικής γλώσσας

Ελληνομάθειας για σπουδαστές από την


στο τμήμα Ανθρωπιστικών Σπουδών του

Ουρουγουάη και άλλες χώρες της περιοχής.

Η διευθύντρια του Ιδρύματος, κυρία Μαργαρίτα

Πανεπιστημίου του Μοντεβιδέο γίνεται με την

Ο Πρόεδρος Mujica εξέφρασε αισθήματα

Λαρριέρα, καλωσόρισε τους 400 νέους μαθητές

συνεργασία καθηγητών του Ιδρύματος, ενώ από

θαυμασμού για την Ελλάδα, ενώ εξήρε την

του πρώτου κύκλου των φετεινών μαθημάτων,

το το 1999 αναγνωρίστηκε από το Eλληνικό

πολυετή παρούσια και το πλούσιο εκπαιδευτικό και

που περιλαμβάνει πρόγραμμα σπουδών ελληνικής

Yπουργείο Παιδείας ως επίσημο Κέντρο

πολιτιστικό έργο του Ιδρύματος τόσο στην χώρα

γλώσσας και πολιτισμού και καταρτίστηκε από την

Πιστοποίησης Ελληνομάθειας για σπουδαστές από

του όσο και στην ευρύτερη περιοχή της Λατινικής

κ. Λαρριέρα με την συνδρομή των καθηγητών των

την Ουρουγουάη και άλλες χώρες της Λατινικής


έξι βαθμίδων σπουδών του Ιδρύματος.


Τσάκος, ο οποίος βρέθηκε στην Ουρουγουάη

Παράλληλα από την αποσπασμένη στο Μοντεβιδέο

Το Ίδρυμα, το οποίο βρίσκεται σε στενή συνεργασία,

για επιχειρηματικούς λόγους καθώς ο Όμιλος

φιλόλογο κυρία Σοφία Παπαδάκη, θα διεξαχθούν

με το Συμβούλιο Απόδημου Ελληνισμού, αρμόδιους

δραστηριοποιείται στην χώρα σε ναυπηγεία και την

σεμινάρια προς τους φοιτητές στο Τμήμα

φορείς και την Αρχιεπισκοπή Νοτίου Αμερικής,

ενέργεια, κυρήσσοντας την έναρξη των μαθημάτων,

Ανθρωπιστικών Σπουδών του Πανεπιστημίου του

έχει βραβευθεί επί προεδρίας της αείμνηστης,

αναφέρθηκε στην αδελφική φιλία και δεσμούς

Μοντεβιδέο με θέματα όπως οι Eλληνορωμαϊκές

Μαρίας.Π.Τσάκου, από την Ακαδημία Αθηνών για

των δύο λαών, τις στενές σχέσεις των δύο χωρών

Eπιδράσεις στον Δυτικό Πολιτισμό, Εισαγωγή

το πολιτιστικό και κοινωφελές του έργο, ενώ ο ο

και τον ρόλο του Ιδρύματος, στην προσπάθεια

στην Αρχαία Ελληνική Θρησκεία, Σημειολογία των

ιδρυτής του, Καπετάν Παναγιώτης Τσάκος, έχαι

περεταίρω ενίσχυσής τους.

Μνημείων του Ιερού Βράχου της Ακρόπολης, Η

λάβει πολλές διακρίσεις.

Από την πλευρά του, ο Καπετάν Παναγιώτης

Αρχαία Ελληνική Δημοκρατία, το πολιτιστικό έργο Στην τελετή έναρξης του φετεινού κύκλου

του Μεγάλου Αλεξάνδρου, οι επιρροές της έλληνικής

μαθημάτων του Ιδρύματος παρέστησαν ο πρώην

γλώσσας τόσο στο λεξιλόγιο της ισπανικής

Πρόεδρος της Ουρουγούης Louis Alberto Lacalle,

γλώσσας όσο και άλλων γλωσσών,

ο πρέσβης της Ουρουγάης στην Αθήνα κ. J. L.

RINA: Hellenic Technical Committee Meeting



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RINA organized the first meeting for 2011 of its Hellenic Technical Committee (RINA HTC) on Tuesday 05thApril at the Zinc Restaurant (Marina Floisvos). The members of RINA Hellenic Technical Committee are distinguished managers of Greek Shipping Companies covering a broad range of ship types and is currently co-chaired by Mr. Akis Tsirigakis and Mr. Teo Baltatzis. The meeting was focused on RINA services in relation to Oil Majors' Ship and Company assessments and to the Energy Management on board. The introduction of the Chairmen was followed by Mr. Stefano Bertilone, RINA General Manager of Europe and Africa, who presented the latest developments of RINA at an international level and its excellent records of being the best classification society regarding PSC according to the statistics. Mr Spyridon Zolotas, RINA Country Manager for Greece, referred to the increase by 20% of the Greek controlled fleet and the leading position of RINA in the Greek passenger ferry market. The creation of a dedicated yachting team within Piraeus Office is one of the latest developments in RINA Hellas in order to serve better the local market in a field where RINA is traditionally strongly present. The evening was followed by Mr. Dino Cervetto, Head of the RINA Technical Services, who presented some of the services that RINA offers in relation to the vetting inspections and Mr Andrea Cogliolo, Manager of the RINA Machinery, Electrical, Automation and Risk Analysis, who illustrated the matter of Energy Management on board and ways to improve efficiency in that respect. Various solutions and different technologies were presented, along with their impact to the operational and financial management of vessels by the ship operators. The discussion on all matters has been vivid with the participation of members and visitors, lots of questions and opinions were expressed and the exchange of the experiences continued over dinner until late night.


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RINA presents Minoan Lines with ISO certification

LEADING Greek passenger vessel operator Minoan Lines Shipping SA has achieved environmental and health and safety certification for its company-wide operations in accordance with ISO standards. At a ceremony at Minoan Line’s headquarters in Piraeus, Greece, on April 7, 2011, Ugo Salerno, chief executive of international classification society RINA, presented ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 certificates to Antonis Maniadakis, chief executive and managing director of Minoan Lines. Mr Salerno said, “At RINA we are committed to working with quality and safety-minded shipping companies, helping them to achieve international certification for their activities. Minoan Lines is a good example of that.” Minoan Lines operates a fleet of modern passenger ferries, all classed with RINA, which occupy a leading role in the ferry sector serving Greece and Italy. It is committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality, safety, reliability and environmental awareness throughout its entire operations. RINA is one of the oldest classification societies and certification companies in the world. Established in Genoa in 1861 to serve the marine industry, today it spans the globe as a multinational and multi-faceted company, sharing its knowledge and experience through a wide range of services which help industries and the community to improve their businesses and quality of life. RINA’s services cover the environment, energy, transportation, logistics, safety, quality and social responsibility.

H κρίση ως ευκαιρία: Επενδύσεις στην Ελλάδα σήμερα



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Το Κέντρο Ερευνών Προοδευτικής Πολιτικής (ΚΕΠΠ) σε συνεργασία με την Capital Link διοργάνωσε την ΠΕΜΠΤΗ 7 ΑΠΡΙΛΙΟΥ 2011 Συνέδριο με τίτλο: “Η Κρίση ως Ευκαιρία: Επενδύσεις στην Ελλάδα Σήμερα”. Θέμα του συνέδριου ήταν οι προοπτικές των επενδύσεων στην Ελλάδα στην πορεία για την έξοδο από την κρίση. Οι σημερινές δύσκολες συνθήκες δημιουργούν μία σειρά προκλήσεων τόσο για την κυβέρνηση, όσο και τις επιχειρήσεις, αλλά παράλληλα παρουσιάζουν και σημαντικές ευκαιρίες για εκείνους που έχουν μακροπρόθεσμο ορίζοντα. Ειδικότερα, θέματα που απασχόλησαν την εκδήλωση ήταν το επενδυτικό περιβάλλον και η εμπειρία των επιχειρήσεων, οι προοπτικές που διαγράφονται στο χρηματοπιστωτικό τομέα, οι επενδύσεις στους τομείς της ενέργειας και τις ανανεώσιμες πηγές ενέργειας καθώς και οι προοπτικές των ξένων επενδύσεων στην Ελλάδα. Στο Συνέδριο συμμετείχαν εκπρόσωποι οργανισμών και κορυφαία στελέχη από τον ελληνικό και διεθνή επιχειρηματικό χώρο. Περισσότερα:


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World-first Incat LNG ship to operate in South America

Australian shipbuilder Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd is pleased to announce the name of the customer for their world first high speed passenger RoRo ship powered by LNG (Liquified Natural Gas). The 99 metre LNG ship was contracted by South American company Buquebus in November 2010, however for commercial reasons Buquebus requested that identity be kept under wraps. They have now announced that they will operate the vessel on their River Plate service between Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montevideo in Uruguay. Incat Chairman Robert Clifford says “Incat is excited about this project as it represents a significant step in the global move for natural gas powered ships to replace those operated with less environmentally friendly fuels. Incat is especially pleased to be building this ship, hull 069, for a repeat customer. Buquebus have clearly demonstrated their preference for Incat technology over a twenty year period and hull 069 will be the eighth that we have built for Buquebus and their associated companies. It will be the largest catamaran they have operated and the fastest, environmentally cleanest, most efficient, high speed ferry in the world. “ The yet to be named vessel is under construction at the Incat shipyard at Prince of Wales Bay at Hobart in Tasmania, Australia. Delivery is anticipated to be in the Southern hemisphere spring of 2012. Hull 069, with capacity for over 1000 passengers and 153 cars has a projected lightship speed of 53 knots, and an operating speed of 50 knots. Crossing the River Plate (Rio de la Plata) at high speed will allow the ferry service to compete with airline traffic between Uruguay and Argentina. The passenger cabin will include tourist, business and first class seating, and over 1000 square metres of extensively fitted out duty free shop, the largest shopping area ever installed on a fast ferry. The vessel will be the first installation of LNG powered dual fuel engines in an Incat high speed ferry, and the first high speed craft built under the HSC code to be powered by Gas Turbines using LNG as the primary fuel and marine distillate for standby and ancillary use.

Το Βραβείο Lifetime Achievement της Seatrade στον κ. Παύλο Ιωαννίδη



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Τη Δευτέρα 4 Απριλίου 2011, στο ιστορικό και μεγαλοπρεπές Guildhall του Λονδίνου, ο Οργανισμός Seatrade επέδωσε στον κ. Παύλο Ιωαννίδη, Επίτιμο Αντιπρόεδρο του Ιδρύματος “Αλέξανδρος Σ. Ωνάσης”, το Βραβείο Lifetime Achievement. Την εκδήλωση, επιβλητική όπως η παράδοση της Seatrade επιβάλλει, τίμησαν με την παρουσία τους η Πριγκήπισσα Άννα της Μεγάλης Βρεταννίας, οι τέως Βασιλείς της Ελλάδας Κωνσταντίνος και Άννα-Μαρία, ο Υπουργός Μεταφορών της Μεγάλης Βρεταννίας, Λόρδοι και διακεκριμένα μέλη της Ελληνικής και διεθνούς ναυτιλιακής κοινότητας με προεξέχοντα τον Γενικό Γραμματέα του ΙΜΟ Ευθύμιο Μητρόπουλο. Όλοι στη HELMEPA δεν μπορούμε παρά να αισθανόμαστε υπερήφανοι που το Βραβείο Lifetime Achievement δόθηκε φέτος σε ένα από τα παλαιότερα μέλη της Ένωσης, επί χρόνια Μέλος και στη συνέχεια Αντιπρόεδρος του Διοικητικού Συμβουλίου, και έναν άνθρωπο που έφερε στη ναυτιλία τη φιλοσοφία της ασφάλειας που διέπει όλες τις λειτουργίες της αεροπορικής βιομηχανίας. Ο κ. Ιωαννίδης εισήγαγε την ίδια φιλοσοφία στις επιμορφωτικές ναυτιλιακές πρωτοβουλίες που η HELMEPA ανέλαβε από τα πρώτα στάδια της λειτουργίας της. Εκτός από τη διαχείριση των θεμάτων του Ιδρύματος “Αλέξανδρος Σ. Ωνάσης” με την ιδιότητα του ως δια βίου μέλους του Διοικητικού του Συμβουλίου σύμφωνα με τη διαθήκη του αείμνηστου Αριστοτέλη Ωνάση, ο κ. Ιωαννίδης προσέφερε τις υπηρεσίες του στο ναυτιλιακό χώρο ως CEO της ναυτιλιακής εταιρείας του Ομίλου Ωνάση και συνεισέφερε στο American Bureau of Shipping ως μέλος του Συμβουλίου. Παράλληλα με τα καθήκοντα του ως Γενικός Διευθυντής της Ολυμπιακής Αεροπορίας επί Ωνάση, είχε και τα καθήκοντα του πιλότου του αεροσκάφους της τότε Βασιλικής Οικογένειας. Ευχόμαστε όλοι στον κ. Ιωαννίδη υγεία και μακροημέρευση ώστε να συνεχίσει να προσφέρει την πολύτιμη εμπειρία του για πολλά ακόμη χρόνια.


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Maersk Drilling orders two deepwater drillships

Maersk Drilling has signed a contract with Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea for the construction of two ultra deepwater drillships. The drillships are scheduled for delivery in the third and fourth quarters of 2013, respectively. The total project cost for the two drillships is close to USD 1.3 billion. This includes a turnkey contract with the yard, owner furnished equipment, project management, commissioning, start-up costs and capitalized interest. The contract includes an option for the construction of two additional drillships. “We see an increasing share of the global oil and gas production coming from deepwater, and this trend will drive a solid growth in the demand for ultra deepwater drilling services in areas such as Brazil, West Africa and the Gulf of Mexico,” says Claus V. Hemmingsen, CEO of Maersk Drilling and member of the Executive Board of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group. “This will be the first drillships in Maersk Drilling’s ultra deepwater fleet. They will complement our existing three deepwater semi-submersibles and they will add a new important aspect in our offering to our customers in the ultra deepwater market,” Claus V. Hemmingsen continues. The 228 meter long drill ships will be able to operate at water depths up to 12,000 ft (3,650 m) and will be capable of drilling wells of more than 40,000 ft (12,200 m). With its advanced positioning control system (Dynamic Positioning System) the ships will automatically maintain a fixed position in severe weather conditions with waves up to 11 meters and wind speeds up to 26 meters per second. Similar to the design philosophy on Maersk Drilling’s ultra deepwater semi-submersibles the drillship design includes features for high efficiency operation including a dual derrick, which allows for parallel and offline activities. The extensive storage areas and tank capacities provide an advantage when operating in areas with less developed infrastructure and limited presence of suppliers. Together with the higher transit speed the increased capacity will reduce the overall logistics costs for the oil companies. The drillships will have accommodation capacity for 230 people. “This order follows our recent order for two highly advanced ultra harsh environment jack-up rigs placed in February and implements our strategy of growing our business within the most attractive market segments; ultra deepwater floaters and high specification jack-up rigs,” Claus V. Hemmingsen concludes.

Singapore’s first LNG terminal , launching 2013



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As of the end March 2011 a total of 1.5 million man-hours have been worked on the LNG Terminal project without any Lost Time Injury; including more than 1 million safe hours worked on the construction site. This safety milestone was celebrated on 23 March with the 750 workers on site. Construction work has been progressing well and is on schedule. One third of the overall project has been completed including approximately 75% of the engineering design and 14% of the construction works on site. The reinforced concrete base slabs of both LNG storage tanks have been completed and the steel roof supports are being assembled inside each tank. The tanks’ reinforced concrete outer walls are going up with four out of ten lifts completed on Tank 1 and three lifts completed on Tank 2. The piling works for the third LNG tank, the administration and control buildings and the primary jetty have been completed. Piling for the piperacks is nearly complete. Work on the LNG terminal including the first two tanks has been progressing well. About 25% of the overall project has been completed including about 10% of the works on site. To date, all foundation piling and the concrete pours for the annular bottom slabs for the first two LNG storage tanks have been completed. The first of the 10 wall sections of Tank 1 is finished while the remaining 9 sections will be carried out over the next few months. The pre-assembly of the large LNG tank roof structures measuring 88 metres in diameter has commenced. Other key works which have commenced include the piling of the Control Building, piperacks and the Primary Jetty. Since the project inception in March 2010, a total of over 900,000 man-hours has been worked on the project with no Lost Time Incidents.


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Current radiation levels in Japan and travel advice

Radioactive material from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant is gradually spreading outside Japan into the global atmosphere but at extremely low concentrations that do not present health or transportation safety hazards, according to the United Nations organizations closely monitoring the situation. Japanese authorities confirm that all airports in the country, with the exception of Sendai which was affected by the tsunami of 11 March, continue to operate normally for both international and domestic operations. Continuous monitoring around these airports confirms that radiation levels are well within safe limits from a health perspective. For updates, travellers visiting Japan by air are advised to consult a dedicated website established by the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau: Japanese authorities also confirm that all international seaports not damaged by the earthquake and tsunami are operating normally and that no health risk has been detected around the ports, based on the results of measurements of radiation levels by local governments. Further information covering all aspects of the response of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan, as well as information regarding the radiation dose in Tokyo Bay can be found on the following websites: Screening for radiation of passengers arriving from Japan is currently considered unnecessary at airports or seaports around the world. The UN agencies involved in the monitoring process are the World Health Organization, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the World Meteorological Organization, the International Maritime Organization, the International Civil Aviation Organization and the World Tourism Organization. Further information is available on the website of the World Health Organization - IMO has issued revised circular letter 3175/Rev.1.

AVEVA opens office in Bogotá, Colombia



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AVEVA (LSE:AVV), a leader in engineering design and information management solutions for the plant, power and marine industries, announced today the opening of a new office in Bogotá, Colombia. Bogotá will be the main AVEVA hub for the Caribbean and South American countries situated in the north of the region. The office will act as a regional sales and support centre for the AVEVA Plant and Marine products, as well as providing a range of integration and consulting services for AVEVA’s Enterprise Solutions. “Latin America is an important market for AVEVA and we continue to expand our presence throughout the region”, said Richard Longdon, AVEVA’s CEO. “Over the last decade we have dramatically increased the number of AVEVA employees in line with our ambitious revenue objectives. We recognise how important it is to provide local service and support. AVEVA will continue to invest in the success of our Latin American customers.” “Not only is the Latin American market growing, but we are seeing increasingly complex product and service requirements from our customers,” added Santiago Pena, AVEVA’s vice president of Latin America. “With the new Colombian office and our well established network throughout the region, our team is meeting the demanding expectations for world-class solutions and service. Major project wins with new companies in both the plant and marine industries is clear evidence of our customers’ confidence in AVEVA’s technology and service.” The Bogotá office address is: AVEVA COLOMBIA S.A.S. World Trade Center Calle 100 No. 8ª - 49 Torre B, PH, Oficina 22. Bogotá. Colombia Phone: +57 1 6467142. Fax: +57 1 6461102 Sales email: Support email:


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World Maritime Day 2011: Piracy: Orchestrating the response

The escalating problem of piracy off the coast of Somalia is “completely unacceptable” and requires an urgent and coordinated response, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said... Every year IMO celebrates World Maritime Day. The exact date is left to individual Governments but is usually celebrated during the last week in September. The day is used to focus attention on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment and to emphasize a particular aspect of IMO’s work. World Maritime Day 2011 will be observed during the week of 26 to 30 September. At the Organization’s Headquarters, the Day will be celebrated on Thursday, 29 September 2011. The Action Plan to promote the 2011 World Maritime Day theme was launched on 3 February 2011. The 2011 World Maritime Day parallel event will be celebrated in Rome, Italy (date to be confirmed).

Dedicated energy efficiency group established in Piraeus



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DNV has established a dedicated environment and energy efficiency team to operate out of the Piraeus office in response to the increasing level of interest shown by shipowners in the region. DNV has successfully executed more than 30 energy efficiency projects worldwide and the newly established team has worked on four of these for Greek shipowners. In preparation for growing demand, the team has received additional comprehensive training from specialists within DNV covering the organisation’s full environmental portfolio. “Shipowners and operators are facing continuously increasing pressure from regulators, charterers and society at large to clearly demonstrate their environmental performance and it is not a simple task to achieve this, especially under challenging market conditions,” says Nikolas Boussounis, regional manager DNV. “Our new advisory services unit has been established so that DNV is able to serve and assist the local Greek maritime community better, quicker and cheaper.” Although the IMO’s call for a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan is currently voluntary, DNV believes it could become mandatory as early as 2013 and has developed new advisory services accordingly. Mr Boussounis encourages shipping companies to take a proactive approach while there is still time to get the most out of the plan’s development. “Greater efficiency gains are possible if time is taken to conduct energy audits and to think through a targeted response that is supported by well-established management and training protocols,” he said. The team has begun providing introductory seminars to several shipping companies of the 700 shipowners in the region.


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ABS and HHI Evaluate LNG Carrier Designs for Ice Operations

Class society ABS has been collaborating with

cargo containment systems in LNG carriers can be

tor for the evaluation, the HAZID study is divided

Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to evaluate

evaluated. ABS has combined its LNG classifica-

into three main categories: design issues, natural

the basic design and containment system param-

tion experience with the knowledge gained through

and regulatory environments and operational sce-

eters for an LNG carrier operating in an Arctic

its Harsh Environment Program to provide industry

narios. In terms of design, the evaluation will take

environment. Specifically the carrier would operate

with guidance on these vessels to be operated in

into consideration the mode of operation, hull form,

a trade route from the Kara Sea and Barents Sea to

ice-covered waters. ABS has developed specific

ice loads on hull and vibration. From a natural and

Europe or the United States.

analysis procedures for assessing the interaction

regulatory perspective, the evaluation will review

between ice and the hull structure under different

Russian requirements as well as met-ocean and ice

The industry has accumulated plenty of operating

operational scenarios. This is a key element in

data from the region. Lastly, in terms of operational

experience for LNG carriers, however, experience of

evaluating the performance of LNG carriers under

scenarios transit in ice-covered waters will be exam-

large LNG carriers operating in Arctic waters is very

ice loads.

ined, which includes such conditions as high and

limited. There are many technical concerns related

low speed transit, low speed backward in ice, and

to the structural strength of LNG carriers subject to

For the HHI evaluation, ABS is undertaking a haz-

high speed transit in iceberg infested areas as well

intensive ice loads. These include strengthening of

ard identification (HAZID) study to identify potential

as operation near receiving terminals which take

the hull, the interaction of the hull structure with the

hazards and risks associated with the potential

into account maneuvering, berthing and emergency

containment system, minimum propulsion power

effects of ice navigation as well as providing an as-

operations with assistance.

requirements and strength of the propeller.

sessment of the Gaztransport & Technigaz Mark III

Founded in 1862, ABS is a leading international

membrane containment system (GTT Mark III) in an

classification society devoted to promoting the

ice operations scenario.

security of life, property and the marine environment

To address these issues, ship and ice interaction scenarios have been investigated primarily using

through the development and verification of stand-

Finite Element (FE) analysis tools. Based on FE

According to ABS Technology & Business Develop-

ards for the design, construction and operational

results and assessment criteria, the effects to the

ment Director Hoseong Lee and the lead investiga-

maintenance of marine-related facilities.

Ένωση Ελλήνων Εποπλιστών: Πρόληψη περιβαλλοντικής ρύπανσης από πλοία



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Το διεθνές και κοινοτικό πλαίσιο κανόνων και υποχρεώσεων για το μεγάλο θέμα της προστασίας του θαλασσίου περιβάλλοντος, καταγράφει συνοπτικά σε ένα κατατοπιστικό έντυπό της, η Ένωσις Ελλήνων Εφοπλιστών, προκειμένου να διευκολύνει τα μέλη της στην εφαρμογή της «αρχής της πρόληψης» προς αποφυγή περιστατικών ρύπανσης από πλοία. Πρόκειται για μια ακόμη καινοτόμο πρωτοβουλία υψηλής κοινωνικής ευθύνης της εφοπλιστικής κοινότητας, η οποία έχει ως γνωστόν πολυετή παράδοση στην προστασία του θαλασσίου περιβάλλοντος με την ίδρυση της πρώτης οργάνωσης στον χώρο της διεθνούς ναυτιλιακής βιομηχανίας με αυτό το αντικείμενο, της «Ελληνικής Εταιρίας Προστασίας του Θαλασσίου Περιβάλλοντος» {HELMEPA}. Στην έκδοση, μεταξύ των άλλων, περιλαμβάνονται οι σχετικές συμβάσεις του ΙΜΟ που βρίσκονται σε ισχύ ή, πρόκειται να τεθούν σε ισχύ, οι συμβάσεις του ίδιου οργανισμού για ευθύνη και αποζημίωση για απαιτήσεις από ρυπάνσεις που ισχύουν και εκείνες που πρόκειται να ισχύσουν προσεχώς καθώς και οι Κώδικες για την πρόληψη της ρύπανσης. Επίσης, καταγράφονται οι Κανονισμοί και οι Οδηγίες της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης, ενώ υπάρχει εκτενής και αναλυτική αναφορά σχετικώς με τις τρέχουσες διεθνείς διαβουλεύσεις σχετικά με τον έλεγχο των ατμοσφαιρικών εκπομπών των πλοίων. Την έκδοση συμπληρώνει σειρά από πίνακες και γραφήματα, που παρουσιάζουν τη συνεχή αύξηση του θαλάσσιου εμπορίου που έχει εντυπωσιακά οφέλη για την παγκόσμια κοινότητα, λόγω του ανταγωνιστικού κόστους μεταφοράς αγαθών ανά την υφήλιο, αλλά και των συνεχώς βελτιούμενων επιδόσεων των πλοίων ως προς την επιβάρυνση του περιβάλλοντος. Το έντυπο επισυνάπτεται σε ηλεκτρονική μορφή στον παρακάτω σύνδεσμο: com%2Fv%2Flight%2Flayout.xml&showFlipBtn=true


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XRTC signed financial advisory services contract with China development bank for Greek shipping finance

XRTC Business Consultants of Greece, a leading

Group from China Development Bank. Since then,

safe and mutually profitable manner. We believe

International Shipping consultancy firm servicing the

more transactions have been arranged by China

that it will be a strong and long lasting relationship

international banking industry and the Greek Ship-

Development Bank whose task among other is to

since we view that both sides are here to provide

ping Market announces the signing of a contract

co-ordinate the freshly established pledged funding

a long term commitment which is a prerequisite

for the Provision of Financial Advisory Services to

to back Greek Shipowners ordering newbuildings in

for successful and profitable outcome in shipping

China Development Bank. Piraeus based XRTC,

Chinese yards.


sultant of the major Chinese institution whose aim

Mr. George Xiradakis, Founder and Managing

XRTC is familiar with the Chinese market and we

is to expand its business in the shipping finance

Director of XRTC Business Consultants commented

shall be happy to serve those that will respect the

sector as well as in the Greek Shipping Market.

as follows: “It is a real honor for our company

aforementioned principles. We believe that the mar-

The signing took place on March 1st 2011 at Yin

to have been accepted by such an esteemed

ket is extremely large and promising from both sides

Chuan, the capital city of the northwest province

and respectful banking institution as a preferred

providing big room for many banks and owners to

of China, Ningxia. CDB Ningxia Branch acted as

consultant and advisor for Greek shipping busi-

co-operate in the international shipping arena”

legal representative of CDB following its success-

ness affairs. Since its establishment XRTC’s main

ful penetration in the Ship Finance sector through

business scope has been and remains to serve the

Greek Shipping. XRTC commenced its relation with

international finance institutions that want to enter

the Chinese banking sector early 2009 and since

the Greek Shipping Market. The Chinese banks

then it has advised various shipping companies and

have shown a strong willingness to finance Greek

financial institutions interested in the Chinese ship-

shipping groups for projects connected to Chinese

ping finance sector. XRTC acted as Project Advisor

interests. We follow the conservatism view of both

for the first entirely Chinese financing committed to

the Chinese banks and the Greek ship-owning

George Economou’s private shipping arm Cardiff

community in establishing a solid relationship in a

has become the Preferred Shipping finance Con-

Maersk Oil and TNO join forces for innovation



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Maersk Oil has established a long term collaboration agreement with TNO to jointly develop new technologies for increased oil recovery (IOR). Focus will be on long horizontal wells and increasing oil recovery through integrated operations and production optimisation. The joint research project will be located at the Qatar Science and Technology Park in Doha where both Maersk Oil and TNO have research centers. “Maersk Oil has an ambition to become a leading oil and gas company within increased and enhanced oil recovery. By bringing together our and TNO’s experienced people, we create a research environment that will develop groundbreaking IOR technologies taking our oil recovery to a new level,” said Lewis Affleck, Managing Director, Maersk Oil Qatar. “Development of new technologies asks for combining a thorough understanding of the industry with science and technology.” adds Anton Leemhuis, Managing Director, Qatar branch TNO. “TNO has successfully been doing this together with major international oil companies, for example, by developing and implementing intelligent production monitoring and control systems that optimise field production.” Maersk Oil is investing USD 100 million in its research facility at the Qatar Science and Technology Park. Creating a world class research centre in the Qatar Science and Technology Park will also support Qatar’s 2030 National Vision under HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani. “Mastering increased and enhanced oil recovery is key to unlocking future hydrocarbons in tight reservoirs. Our state of the art research centre forms the base for our efforts to better understand the opportunities and limitations in the Al Shaheen field in Qatar. This enlarged insight into the reservoirs will enable us to optimise our production while providing sustainable long-term benefits to the Qatari people”, said Lewis Affleck.


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MHI to Make Donation for Earthquake/Tsunami Victims

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) extends its deepest sympathies to the countless victims of the massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami that wreaked havoc on widespread areas of the Tohoku region on March 11. As an expression of our grave concern and strong desire to offer our utmost assistance at this tragic time, the MHI Group has decided to provide relief aid in an amount equivalent to 500 million yen to support relief and recovery efforts in the affected areas. Details concerning where and how the aid will be disbursed are currently being worked out. Already MHI has launched initiatives to do everything within its capabilities to help achieve recovery in the affected regions as quickly as possible, including the dispatch of company engineers, provision of material support, etc. We will continue to do everything we can in the coming days to help respond to the needs of victims and all others affected by this tragic disaster.

Το βραβευμένο κρουαζιερόπλοιο Celebrity Solstice βάζει πλώρη για Αυστραλία



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Ένα από τα ομορφότερα κρουαζιερόπλοια του

υψηλής ποιότητας ταξιδιωτική εμπειρία της Solstice

Νοτιοανατολικής Ασίας προτού φθάσει στο Σίδνεϊ.

κόσμου συναντά έναν από τους ομορφότερους

Class στο ζενίθ της, αφήνοντας τους ταξιδιώτες μας

Οι ενδιάμεσοι σταθμοί του θα περιλαμβάνουν

προορισμούς του κόσμου.

απόλυτα ικανοποιημένους».

πολλές διανυκτερεύσεις σε λιμάνια όπως αυτό του

Αποτέλεσμα: μία ακόμα μοναδική εμπειρία για τους

Το «έδαφος» της Αυστραλίας θα έχει προλειάνει

Ντουμπάι, των Ηνωμένων Αραβικών Εμιράτων και

λάτρεις της κρουαζιέρας που θα επιβιβαστούν το

το κρουαζιερόπλοιο Celebrity Century με την

του Κοχίν της Ινδίας.

χειμώνα του 2012-2013 στο βραβευμένο Celebrity

πολυπόθητη κρουαζιέρα 1.814 επιβατών που

Κατά την άφιξή του στην Αυστραλία, το βραβευμένο

Solstice της Celebrity Cruises για να ανακαλύψουν:

θα πραγματοποιηθεί το χειμώνα του 2011.

κρουαζιερόπλοιο Celebrity Solstice θα παρουσιάσει

την εκπληκτική Αυστραλία και Νέα Ζηλανδία.

Η μετέπειτα αντικατάστασή του με το Celeb-

μία σειρά ανοιχτών κρουαζιέρων 12 και 13 ημερών

Θα ήταν αδύνατο ένα κρουαζιερόπλοιο σαν το

rity Solstice 2.850 επιβατών αντικατοπτρίζει την

μεταξύ Σίδνεϊ και Όκλαντ Νέας Ζηλανδίας. Η σεζόν

Celebrity Solstice, που «καλομαθαίνει» από το 2008

ολοένα αναπτυσσόμενη παγκόσμια παρουσία

επίσης περιλαμβάνει περίπλου της Αυστραλίας με

τους ταξιδιώτες του, να τους στερήσει έναν τόσο

της Solstice Class, αλλά και την ολοένα

δύο ανοιχτές κρουαζιέρες μεταξύ Σίδνεϊ και Περθ.

μαγευτικό προορισμό. «Ήταν φυσικό και επόμενο»

αυξανόμενη ζήτηση και απήχηση των premium

Μία σειρά δραστηριοτήτων εμπνευσμένων από

αναφέρει ο Πρόεδρος και Διευθύνων Σύμβουλος της

υπηρεσιών, δραστηριοτήτων, design και κουζίνας

τους προορισμούς Αυστραλίας/ Νέας Ζηλανδίας

Celebrity Cruises, Dan Hanrahan, «να στείλουμε το

που χαρακτηρίζει τα κρουαζιερόπλοιά της.

θα πραγματοποιηθούν εντός αλλά και εκτός του

Celebrity Solstice στην Αυστραλία. Με αυτή μας την

Καθόλου τυχαίο δεν είναι ότι τα συγκεκριμένα

κρουαζιερόπλοιου, όπως επισκέψεις σε τοπικά

απόφαση προσφέρουμε στους ταξιδιώτες μας μία

κρουαζιερόπλοια χαίρουν διθυραμβικών κριτικών

οινοποιεία, προτάσεις ψυχαγωγίας τοπικού στυλ και

ακόμα μοναδική ταξιδιωτική εμπειρία σε έναν από

και έχουν χαρακτηριστεί από το

πολλά άλλα.

τους πιο δελεαστικούς προορισμούς του κόσμου».

ως «Τα καλύτερα Κρουαζιερόπλοια». Αλλά και οι

Οι ταξιδιώτες που επιθυμούν να συνδυάζουν

«Οι διακοπές είναι κάτι πολύτιμο για τον ταξιδιώτη»,

αναγνώστες του Travel Weekly τίμησαν την Celeb-

διακοπές στην ξηρά με διακοπές στη θάλασσα

συμπληρώνει ο Dan Hanrahan, «γι’ αυτό κι εμείς

rity Cruises με τον χαρακτηρισμό της «Καλύτερης

βρίσκονται πλέον στο επίκεντρο των μελλοντικών

θέλουμε πάντα να του προσφέρουμε ακόμα

Εταιρείας Premium Κρουαζιέρας» και της

σχεδίων της Celebrity Cruises, που θα συνεχίζει να

περισσότερα στα κρουαζιερόπλοιά μας, όπως το

«Καλύτερης Εταιρείας Κρουαζιέρας στην Ευρώπη».

προσφέρει το πρόγραμμα κρουαζιέρας Αυστραλία/

πρώτο Lawn Club και Hot Glass Show εν πλω, τα

Αφού ολοκληρώσει τα καλοκαιρινά του ταξίδια

Νέα Ζηλανδία εμπλουτισμένο αυτή τη φορά με

Celebrity iLounge και φυσικά μεγαλύτερη ποικιλία

στη Μεσόγειο, το Celebrity Solstice βάζει πλώρη

οργανωμένα ταξίδια πριν και μετά την κρουαζιέρα

προορισμών. Η κουλτούρα και ο τρόπος ζωής στην

στις αρχές του Δεκέμβρη 2012 για Αυστραλία/ Νέα

σε διάφορες περιοχές της Αυστραλίας.

Αυστραλία και τη Νέα Ζηλανδία θα φτάσουν την ήδη

Ζηλανδία μέσω της διώρυγας του Σουέζ και της

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COSCO SHENGSHI the first 5000 unit PCTC built by COSCO Zhoushan

On February 16, the first 5000 unit PCTC built by

The 14,500dwt PCTC is a state-of-the-art complex

panies such as Chang’an Automobile (Group) Co.,

COSCO Zhoushan Shipyard, was named COSCO

product with high value-added features. It measures

Ltd. and Chery Automobile Co., Ltd. Following that,

SHENGSHI and successfully delivered to

182.8m in length, 32.2m in breadth, 14.95m in

Guangzhou Ocean Shipping Company kicked off


depth, and has a navigation speed of 20 knots.

the car carrier project. As one of the most promising

delivery was timed perfectly for the shift in the ex-

With three adjustable decks, it can satisfy the

shipbuilding yards under COSCO Shipyard¡¯s um-

port of Chinese brand cars from relying on transport

height requirements of different vehicles and load

brella, COSCO Zhoushan Shipyard was honored to

provided by foreign vehicle carriers to that provided

5000 standard vehicles. The car carrier performs

be the pioneer of the decision-making and shoulder

by domestic ships.

well in terms of anti-distortion, and features a small

the big responsibility of building the first 5000 unit

ship type, high power, and fast speed. Meanwhile,


Mr. Guo Jing, Chief Operating Officer of COSCO

the highly automatic ship can achieve one person

Shipping Co., Ltd., Mr. Gao Yongjun, the man-

operation by means of Electronic Charts, GPS

ager of Ship Planning Office of the Department of

navigation and other advanced equipment.

Strategic Development of COSCO Group, Mr. Tan

The global financial crisis had a dramatic impact on the world shipping market during the PCTC

Li, General Manager of the development Dept of

With the rapid development of the automobile

construction period. Both the owner and yard faced

Guangzhou Ocean Shipping Co., Ltd., Mr. Chen

industry in China, automobile exports have soared

unprecedented pressure. However, they made a

Daming, General Manager of COSCO International

in recent years, but the development of car carriers

common choice spontaneously: to take the initiative

Ship Trading (Beijing) Co., Ltd., Mr. T. Hayashi,

has lagged behind Japan, South Korea and the

to overcome the adverse effects of the financial

General Manager of NK Class in China, and Mr.

European countries. In response to the require-

crisis, understand and actively cooperate with each

Zhan Shuming, Chief Engineer of COSCO Shipyard

ments of the Chinese government, COSCO Group

other, all for the earliest possible delivery and the

Group, were among hundreds of people who at-

has decided to establish its own car carrier fleet,

achievement of the win-win goal. The successful

tended the ceremony.

unblocking the bottleneck of the ocean shipping for

delivery of COSCO Shengshi is also a generous gift

China’s auto exports.

COSCO Shipyard and Guangzhou Ocean Shipping

The vessel is the first in the series of two 5000 unit

jointly offered to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of

PCTCs, jointly designed by COSCO Zhoushan

the COSCO Group in 2011.

Shipyard and Shanghai Design Institute, and regis-

In August 2006, COSCO Group signed 15-year

tered with NK Class.

strategic cooperation agreements with 17 auto com-

The BP Energy Outlook 2030 contains projections of long-term energy trends



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We hope that sharing this outlook contributes to the wider debate on global energy issues. It identifies long-term energy trends, building on our Statistical Review of World Energy, and then develops projections for world energy markets to 2030, taking account of the potential evolution of the world economy, policy, and technology. The outlook’s ‘base case’ reflects a ‘to the best of our knowledge’ assessment of the world’s likely path from today’s vantage point, drawing on expertise both within and outside the company. It is not a statement about how we would like the market to evolve. The outlook highlights the central role markets and well-designed policy can play to meet the dual challenge of solving the energy needs of billions of people who aspire to better lifestyles, and doing so in a way that is sustainable and secure. It also highlights potential alternative outcomes, underlining the uncertainties attached to any long term projection. The discipline of building a numerical projection sharpens our thinking, but we believe the precise numbers are less important than the underlying story of the challenges we all face and the choices we make in producing and consuming energy.


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Ulstein to build offshore vessel for Eidesvik

ULSTEIN has signed a contract for delivering an

Sales manager Håvard Stave at Ulstein Verft is

bottom. The vessel has a high freeboard – which

offshore IMR/ construction vessel of the ULSTEIN

happy that ULSTEIN was chosen:

means the work deck is high above the waterline,

SX148 design to Eidesvik Offshore.

“Together with Subsea 7 and Eidesvik, ULSTEIN

providing added safety for the deck crew.

has developed a highly sophisticated offshore vesWorking closely with Eidesvik Offshore and their

sel. We have competed with the best players in the

The vessel is able to carry out demanding opera-

partner Subsea 7, ULSTEIN won the contract

class, including contractors, shipowners, designers

tions also under harsh weather conditions. The

against stiff competition from several other players.

and yards. We are extremely proud. To us, this is

X-BOW® hull line design reduces hull motion from

truly an important contract”, says Stave, satisfied.

high waves, making it easier to keep on operating.

“We are very happy that Eidesvik has again chosen

The ship is of the SX148 design from ULSTEIN,

Statoil’s stringent operational demands require that

ULSTEIN to provide state-of-the-art tonnage. This

which can carry out highly advanced subsea work

the vessel has a good back-up system for much of

will be an ultra-modern IMR/construction vessel for

like inspection, maintenance and repair of oil instal-

the equipment and systems onboard. The vessel is

the North Sea, which we hope will greatly benefit

lations on the sea bottom. Furthermore, the vessel

also ice-reinforced for arctic conditions.

Subsea 7 and their customer Statoil”, says Ulstein

can be used for clearing oil and gas wells and for

Group’s CEO Gunvor Ulstein.

well stimulation.

The vessel will be 106.5 metres long and 24.5 metres wide with a top speed of over 17 knots. It will

CEO of Eidesvik Offshore ASA, Jan Fredrik Meling, is very satisfied with the quality on former deliveries

The moon pool is located centrally in the ship’s

be accommodating a crew of 90. The ship will be in


hangar, in an efficient layout providing a good and

service for operator Statoil on her completion at the

“Based on experience we know that ULSTEIN is

safe indoor work area on the main deck. The vessel

end of 2012.

quality-conscious and has innovative employees

is equipped with three ROVs: one for observation

that work hard to deliver on agreed terms and con-

and two for operation. It also has an MHS (Module

ditions. We are therefore extremely satisfied to be

Handling System).

signing this contract with ULSTEIN”, Meling says. Also onboard is a 100-tonne AHC (Active Heave The yard and design department at ULSTEIN have

Compensated) offshore crane. It will be used mainly

worked on this project for more than two years.

for lifting/lowering heavy equipment from/to the sea

FLAGSHIP partners with GL to Reduce Fleet-Wide Fuel Consumption



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FLAGSHIP, a part EU-funded maritime transport

high consumption patterns. When the FLAGSHIP-

evaluation of the data indicated significant potential

project, has achieved major advances in accu-

EEM development team started looking into how

savings could be made by improved machinery

rately measuring on-board power requirements

vessel efficiency could be improved no detailed

operation and more timely repairs. As an example,

and thereby enabling a reduction in fuel consump-

consumption data was actually available. They

the data indicated that a saving of some 500 run-

tion through the development of FLAGSHIP-EEM

had to undertake a detailed analysis of on board

ning hours per year could be achieved combined

(Energy Efficiency Monitoring). The system enables

power consumption in order to determine efficiency

with improved fuel economy, simply by turning off

data acquisition and analysis to continuously evalu-

influencing parameters. They also collected op-

diesel generators that were unnecessary to the

ate power requirements at every stage of a vessel’s

erational data over time to ensure that any external

ship’s actual power requirements. FLAGSHIP-

voyage. The system provides information that

influences and variations were considered to ensure

EEM’s monitoring of the air compressors also high-

enables improved fuel consumption that can reduce

modelling accuracy especially in relation to predict-

lighted higher than expected running time. Further

both operational costs and its environmental impact.

ing potential fuel savings.

investigation identified leakages in the pressurised

Designed as a tool for ship owners and operators,

Dr. Gerd Würsig, deputy head of department at

air system which, when repaired, would lead to

FLAGSHIP-EEM supports the crew in making more

Germanischer Lloyd Environmental Research

operational savings.

efficient use of energy on board. Due considera-

and project manager for FLAGSHIP-EEM said:

“Germanischer Lloyd has been sufficiently im-

tion is given to both the main and auxiliary engines

“FLAGSHIP-EEM makes energy monitoring pos-

pressed with performance to have patented the

ensuring propulsion and electrical economies are

sible without the need to install highly accurate

method for energy and fuel consumption evaluation

evaluated. It provides transparent information about

fuel flow meters. It is also unnecessary to access

and we have incorporated specific learning from this

the current energy use and increases awareness for

proprietary engine data which manufacturers are

project into products for launch later this year.”

options to improve efficiency. FLAGSHIP-EEM ena-

generally unwilling to disclose - this is a significant

bles comparison of current consumption to baseline


Mr Herman de Meester, Coordinator of FLAGSHIP

consumption and recent history and establishes

Malte Freund, project engineer at Germanischer

commented: “The adoption of specific learning in to

a database of operational data for evaluation of

Lloyd commented: “The system has been trialled

new products for the advancement of the industry

operational measures and changes in machinery.

on board a multi-purpose vessel since May 2010

is exactly what EC projects such as these are all

To date most ships have not been equipped to

during which time indications have been posi-

about. FLAGSHIP-EEM delivers environmental and

measure and display actual power consumption

tive and a whole range of small, hidden energy

commercial advantages to the maritime transport

and as a result crews tend to run vessels at too

saving opportunities have been identified. Offline

industry delivering the FLAGSHIP mission.”

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Scanjet’s solution to Piracy presented in Athens

Piracy off the Somali coast has been a threat to inter-

with high acceptance from the majority of Greek ship-

We have been using water jet technology to clean

national shipping since the second phase of the Somali

ping companies, especially in the new building activi-

some of the toughest tanks in the harshest environ-

Civil War in the early 21st century.

ties. Intramare Hellas is a leading marine sales and

ments for decades, so when we were approached to

Since 2005, many international organizations, including

naval architect organization representing exclusively

see if we could adapt our existing technology to be

the International Maritime Organization and the World

a number of marine equipment makers, world wide

used in the line of defence against the modern day

Food Programme, have expressed concern over the

known for the advanced technology and the quality

pirate, we were more than prepared to accept the

rise in acts of piracy. Piracy has contributed to an

of the products they manufacture. The head office is


increase in shipping costs and impeded the delivery of

based in Piraeus maintaining also a branch office in

food aid shipments. Ninety percent of the World Food

Limasol, Cyprus. According to Mr. Niklas Falkmer, Vice


Programme’s shipments arrive by sea, and ships into

President of Scanjet Marine and Mr. Bjorn Lundgren,

“In line with IMO recommendations, MSC. 1/Circ. 1334,

this area now require a vast solution.

Sales Director of Scanjet Marine, the current situation

Scanjet has produced an all new water cannon defence

For this reasons Scanjet Marine & Intramare Hellas

and the solution to the problem of piracy has as follows:

system, a system that will protect all types of ships, their crew and cargo.

organized an antipiracy system presentation, which really help to the protection of ships from piracy act.


How have we done this? Simple, by looking at existing

The system presented on February the 17th 2011 at

“The oceans have always been our main channel for

water cannon technology used by police forces and

the Athens Metropolitan Hotel at 18:00 hrs. by Mr.

shipping goods between countries. For as long as

armies around the world, and then taken an in-depth

Niklas Falkmer, Vice President of Scanjet Marine and

we have been trading by sea, pirates and piracy has

look at our own tank cleaning jet nozzles and merged

Mr. Bjorn Lundgren, Sales Director of Scanjet Marine.

always been a problem, a problem that still exists

the two concepts in to a modern, effective and cost ef-

Mr. George Gerassimou, director of Intramare Hellas,

today. Many pirate attacks are often carried out within

ficient pirate defensive system. We call this the Scanjet

welcomed those who participated in the seminar, on

15 minutes and even if there is Navy nearby, it is often

Marine Protection System - MPS.

behalf of Scanjet Marine and Intramare Hellas.

impossible to make it in time.

In the past water cannon systems performance has

As Mr. Gerassimou told the seminar with the subject

As one of the worlds leading manufacturer of tank

been restricted to the size of the water tank behind the

Scanjet Marine Protection Systems gave the chance to

cleaning equipment Scanjet has over the years estab-

cannon, but as an ocean going vessel, lack of water is

communicate on a very important issue such as piracy.

lished a strong bond with our marine customers. We

not an issue for concern. With this problem eliminated

Intramare has the pleasure to represent Scanjet Marine

have listened to their wishes and demands and built

the water cannon system can now fully live up to its

for the last 15 years, a cooperation which is awarded

our equipment to suit.

true potential and keep you safe”.

Saudi Arabia Builds Largest AHTS Vessel



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ABS participated in a recent keel laying ceremony of nine vessels and the launching ceremony of one vessel at Zamil Offshore Services Co, Ltd. (ZOSCO) Shipyard. All ten vessels are ABS-classed. The nine new construction vessels will be built for the Saudi Sea Ports Authority, three for Dammam Port and six for Ras Al-Zour Port. Built for Zamil Offshore Services Co., the Zamil 63 is the largest AHTS vessel built to date in Saudi Arabia. The vessel will join a company fleet on longterm contract charter operating at different Saudi Aramaco sites.


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The world’s largest semi-submersible heavy transportation vessel to be DNV-classed

DNV has secured a contract to class the world’s largest semi-submersible heavy transportation vessel (SSHTV) of Dockwise in Netherlands from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), Korea. The vessel is specially designed to transport more than 110,000 tons of offshore oil and gas production facilities including FPSO units. FPSO units are usually transported by two or three tug boats from shipyards to operating sites, taking about months to mobilize on the sites. This super-heavy transportation vessel can halve the delivery time, helping move up the installation and commissioning time. The vessel is scheduled to be handed over during the last quarter of 2012 and upon completion, it will be the world’s largest super semi-submersible vessel with an overall deck size of 275 x 70 m, a revolutionary bowless design, and a carrying capacity of more than 110,000 t. The new vessel has been categorised a Type 0 to reflect its exceptional size. Hitherto, the largest class of vessel has been Type 1 with cargo capabilities between 41,000 and 73,000 t and of which Dockwise, as only provider in the market, already has two in service. It will be the first of its kind in service in the maritime transport industry, and will add a unique capability to the Dockwise fleet, maintaining its leadership position at the top of the market. Key Factors The specification of the T-0 is subject to further detailed design engineering, as Dockwise consults with clients and HHI offshore division engaged in fabricating the next generation of modular units. HHI’s flexibility in new build design, together with its track record of on-schedule delivery and budget discipline, were key deciding factors in the award of the contract. The total cost of the vessel including all project and design costs, is expected to be approximately USD 240 million, with installments of approximately 45% in 2011 and 55% in 2012. The investment is fully financed by the successful rights issue and revolver debt facility Dockwise completed end 2010.

Odebrecht Drillships Built to ABS Class



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Two drillships built at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in Korea to ABS class for Brazil’s Odebrecht, the Norbe VIII and Norbe IX, were recently christened. Many of these high specification drillships are rated for ultra deepwater operations in locations approaching water depths of 12,000 feet. ABS classes approximately 51 percent of the drillships operating around the world today.


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MAN Diesel & Turbo Engines Exploit Energy Efficiency Technology

Opcon Powerbox technology offers fuel savings of

C8 engine aboard a newbuilding owned by Wallenius,

5-10% and reduced emissions

the Swedish shipping group.

MAN Diesel & Turbo has signed a cooperation agree-

Opcon Powerbox

formance of ships by reducing the amount of fossil

ment with Swedish energy and environmental technol-

A waste-heat recovery unit is an energy-recovery heat

fuels they consume during operation by 5-10%. It

ogy company, Opcon. The agreement aims to exploit

exchanger that recovers heat from hot streams with

significantly reduces consumption and directly cuts car-

the possibilities arising from the merging of Opcon’s

potentially high energy-content. Waste-heat recovery

bon, NOx and sulphur emissions. There are currently

‘Powerbox’ waste-heat-recovery (WHR) technology

is currently considered one of the most promising

around 16,000 registered marine vessels in the world

with MAN Diesel & Turbo’s market-leading diesel

avenues within the shipping sector for reducing fuel

with power outputs above 10 MW, while the global,

engines for cutting fuel consumption and reducing

consumption and CO2 emissions by increasing energy

commercial-shipping fleet is considered to account for



between 4 - 5% of global carbon emissions.

As the world’s leading provider of large-bore diesel

The Opcon Powerbox is a stand-alone power plant that

About Opcon

engines and turbomachinery for marine and stationary

transforms waste heat from diesel engines to emission-

Opcon is an innovative, Sweden-based, energy and en-

applications, MAN Diesel & Turbo prizes innovation,

free electricity. In recovering waste heat, both from

vironmental technology group that develops, produces

optimal energy efficiency and fuel consumption, as well

exhaust gases and engine-cooling water, the Opcon

and markets systems and products for the eco-friendly,

as minimal costs and emissions. Together, MAN Diesel

Powerbox facilitates improved energy efficiency and

efficient and resource-effective use of energy. With

& Turbo and Opcon will examine how best to exploit

reduced emissions for both newbuildings and retrofits.

more than 100 years of experience in developing tech-

the possibilities offered by re-using waste-heat energy

Its solid construction and easy installation, combined

nology and activities in Sweden, China, Germany and

from low-temperature heat sources utilising the Opcon

with microprocessor controls and remote operation,

the UK, the group concentrates on the two main busi-

Powerbox technology.

deliver high operational reliability.

ness areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

The first, groundbreaking reference, a marine installa-

The Opcon Powerbox is unique in that it caters for low-

tion that utilises waste heat for electricity production,

temperature applications and uses robust technology.

is currently underway. Here, the Opcon Powerbox is

Accordingly, it can be integrated with smaller engines

being integrated with a two-stroke MAN B&W 8S60ME-

in contrast with existing WHR units that are targeted at

higher-temperature applications and larger engines. The Opcon Powerbox directly influences the per-

Opcon is listed on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm.

Ένα ακόμα σπουδαίο project από την Royal Caribbean



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Μετά από έναν ολόκληρο χρόνο εκτεταμένης

και Διευθύνοντα Σύμβουλο της Royal Caribbean

που απολαμβάνουν μοναδικές κρουαζιέρες μαζί της

έρευνας και προσεκτικής μελέτης, η Royal Carib-

Cruises Ltd., Richard D. Fain, που δήλωσε ότι «ενώ

εδώ και 40 χρόνια.

bean Cruises, Ltd. υπογράφει επιστολή προθέσεως

παραμένουμε πιστοί στην πολιτική μας να μην

με το ναυπηγείο Meyer Werft

αποκαλύπτουμε τις ιδέες μας στα αρχικά στάδια

Ο Navigator είναι ένας από τους κορυφαίους

εκτέλεσής τους, πρέπει να πω ότι είμαι ιδιαίτερα

ταξιδιωτικούς οργανισμούς στην Ελλάδα με

για την κατασκευή ενός κρουαζιερόπλοιου «νέας

ευτυχής που είδα πόσο πάθος και φαντασία

περισσότερα από 40 χρόνια επιτυχημένης

γενιάς». Το κωδικό όνομα του πολυαναμενόμενου

αφιέρωσε η ομάδα μας στο Project Sunsine».

παρουσίας στην Ελληνική αγορά. Ιδρύθηκε

κρουαζιερόπλοιου είναι «Project Sunshine» και

στην Αθήνα το 1962 και καλύπτει κάθε μορφή

αντικατοπτρίζει όλες τις υψηλές προσδοκίες και

Ο Richard D. Fain μάς αποκαλύπτει ότι το νέο

τουριστικών αναγκών, από κρατήσεις ξενοδοχείων

τις προσπάθειες που έχουν αγκαλιάσει αυτό το

κρουαζιερόπλοιο υιοθετεί τα καλύτερα στοιχεία

και επίγεια εξυπηρέτηση, από μεταφορές έως

μεγάλης σημασίας εγχείρημα.

των κρουαζιερόπλοιων της Royal Caribbean

οργανωμένες περιηγήσεις, και από πώληση

Cruises, εμπλουτίζοντάς τα όμως με καινούργιες

αεροπορικών και ακτοπλοϊκών εισιτηρίων έως

Η μακρόχρονη εμπειρία της Royal Caribbean στο

δραστηριότητες και με νέες συναρπαστικές

την παροχή και προώθηση ολοκληρωμένων

σχεδιασμό κρουαζιερόπλοιου συναντήθηκε με

προτάσεις ψυχαγωγίας».

πακέτων κρουαζιέρων πολυτελείας καθώς

πολλές, καινοτόμες και ευφάνταστες ιδέες για το

αποτελεί τον αποκλειστικό αντιπρόσωπο (GSA)

design για να «γεννηθεί» ένα κρουαζιερόπλοιο που

Το νέο κρουαζιερόπλοιο, βάρους 158.000 τόνων,

σε Ελλάδα και Κύπρο των εταιριών Royal Carib-

θα σηματοδοτήσει μια νέα εποχή στον τομέα της

θα φιλοξενεί 4.100 επιβάτες, ενώ το ολικό κόστος

bean International, Celebrity Cruises και Azamara

κρουαζιέρας. Όλα τα στοιχεία που έχουν συλλεχθεί,

ανά κλίνη υπολογίζεται γύρω στα 170.000 ευρώ. Το

Club Cruises, θυγατρικών της Royal Caribbean

όλες οι ιδέες που περίμεναν υπομονετικά να

κόστος καλύπτει κάθε λεπτομέρεια – από την τιμή

Cruises. Πρόσφατα η Royal Caribbean Interna-

υλοποιηθούν, όλη η γνώση, η εμπειρία, η επιμονή,

του κύριου συμβολαίου του ναυπηγείου μέχρι και τη

tional διόρισε την εταιρεία γενικό της αντιπρόσωπο

οι προσδοκίες των ανθρώπων της Royal Caribbean,

διακόσμηση της κάθε κουκέτας.

και για τις αγορές της Βουλγαρίας, Σλοβακίας και

βρήκαν τον τρόπο να εκφραστούν μέσα από το “Project Sunshine”.

FYROM, αποδεικνύοντας έτσι την εμπιστοσύνη Το “Project Sunshine” αναμένεται να ολοκληρωθεί

της στην πορεία του ταξιδιωτικού οργανισμού και

το Φθινόπωρο του 2014, μια ημερομηνία που

ενισχύοντας τις μεταξύ τους σχέσεις.

Ανυπομονησία και ενθουσιασμός έχουν κατακλύσει

αναμένουν με ενθουσιασμό όχι μόνο η Royal Carib-

την ομάδα του project και κυρίως τον πρόεδρο

bean, αλλά και οι χιλιάδες λάτρεις της κρουαζιέρας

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Στο δίκτυο Eco Port Status o ΟΛΠ Α.Ε

Ο ΟΛΠ Α.Ε. αποτελεί πλέον ένα από τα 13 Ευρωπαϊκά λιμάνια και ένα από τα δύο λιμάνια της Μεσογείου, τα οποία εντάχθηκαν στο Οικολογικό Δίκτυο Eco Port Status. Όπως ανακοίνωσε ο Πρόεδρος και Διευθύνων Σύμβουλος του ΟΛΠ Α.Ε. κ. Γιώργος Ανωμερίτης, “αποτελεί ιδιαίτερη αξία το Λιμάνι του Πειραιά να εντάσσεται με απόφαση του Ευρωπαϊκού Οργανισμού Λιμένων (ESPO) στο Δίκτυο Οικολογικών λιμανιών της Ευρώπης, μετά από αξιολόγηση του φακέλου των θεμάτων περιβαλλοντικής διαχείρισης. Ο ΟΛΠ Α.Ε. συμμετείχε ενεργά στην Τεχνική Συνάντηση της σχετικής Επιτροπής, καθώς και στο Συνέδριο για τα Green Port Logistics and Energy for Green Ports στη Βενετία με την επικεφαλής του Τμήματος Περιβάλλοντος του ΟΛΠ Α.Ε. κ. Χρυσάνθη Κοντογιώργη”. Όπως είναι γνωστό ο ΟΛΠ Α.Ε. έχει ήδη εγκαταστήσει Σταθμό Περιβαλλοντικών μετρήσεων, δίκτυα αποβλήτων, ενώ εκτελούνται προγράμματα φωτοβολταϊκών πάρκων ενέργειας και ανάπτυξης πρασίνου. Σημειώνεται ότι το λιμάνι του Πειραιά έχει πιστοποιηθεί επίσης κατά PERS (Part Environmental review System) και έχει ενταχθεί στη βάση δεδομένων του δικτύου λιμένων ECOPORT΄s Status.

Απεβίωσε ο μεγάλος Έλληνας Εφοπλιστής καπετάν Βασίλης Κωσταντακόπουλος



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Απεβίωσε αιφνιδίως σήμερα, ύστερα από μακρά

Η ναυτιλιακή εταιρία του, COSTAMARE έγινε

διεθνείς δημοπρασίες όπου εξεποιούντο έργα

ασθένεια, ο μεγάλος Έλληνας Εφοπλιστής

διεθνώς γνωστή, και υπολογίσιμη από τους

τέχνης, ή αντικείμενα συνδεόμενα με την ιστορία του

και πρόεδρος της HELMEPA, Βασίλης

παγκόσμιους ναυτιλιακούς μεταφορείς, καθώς

Ελληνικού έθνους και πλειοδοτούσε – εν απουσία


διαθέτει στόλο εκ 44 πλοίων containers των

του ελληνικού – κράτους – προκειμένου να μην

περισσοτέρων μικρής ηλικίας συνολικής

περιέλθουν σε τουρκικά ή άλλα ανθελληνικά χέρια

μεταφορικής ικανότητας 220,604 TEU.

και καταστραφούν.

Κωνσταντακόπουλος προέρχεται από την δεύτερη

Πνεύμα ανήσυχο και δημιουργικό ο καπετάν

Ο καπετάν Βασίλης ζούσε αθορύβως και δεν

γενιά των αυτοδημιούργητων Ελλήνων εφοπλιστών,

Βασίλης είχε στραφεί και προς άλλες χερσαίες

έδινε προσωπικές συνεντεύξεις, αλλά εργαζόταν

και είχε δημιουργήσει μεγάλο στόλο πλοίων

επενδύσεις, μεγαλύτερη των οποίων είναι το

δυναμικά για την προάσπιση των εθνικών

containers που τον έκαναν παγκοσμίως γνωστό

γιγαντιαίο τουριστικό συγκρότημα της Μεσσηνίας,

συμφερόντων σε όλους τους τομείς.

δια της συνεργασίας του με μεγάλους θαλασσίους

Costa Navarino, συνολικής επένδυσης 550,000,000

μεταφορείς μεταξύ των οποίων η κρατική Κινεζική

ευρώ, εκ των μεγαλυτέρων της Ευρώπης, που τελεί

Το περιοδικό ΝΑΥΣ εκφράζει τα βαθύτατα

εταιρία COSCO.

υπό της διαχείριση της εταιρία ΤΕΜΕΣ.

συλλυπητήρια στην οικογένεια του καπετάν Βασίλη

Ο καπετάν Βασίλης προερχόμενος από τις τάξεις

Ελληνοκεντρικός και Ελληνολάτρης, ο καπετάν

των πλοιάρχων Ε.Ν ήταν ιδιαίτερα αγαπητός μεταξύ

Βασίλης σε όλη την διάρκεια της ζωής τους πρόβαλε

των ναυτικών συνδικαλιστών και των ναυτεργατών,

παγκοσμίως το ελληνικό στοιχείο και τον ελληνικό

λόγω της εμμονής του στη χρησιμοποίηση

πολιτισμό συνδεόμενος ιδιαίτερα με την ελληνική

ελληνικών πληρωμάτων για την επάνδρωση των

ομογένεια της Αμερικής.

Ευρύτερα γνωστός για την αγάπη του προς την Ελληνική σημαία, ο καπετάν Βασίλης


πλοίων του, τους οποίους θεωρούσε ως τους καλύτερους του κόσμου.

Πολλές φορές ο εκλιπών εφοπλιστής μετείχε σε

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Navios Maritime Holdings Receives 2011 Panama Maritime Excellence Award

Navios Maritime Holdings, Inc. (“Navios Holdings”) (NYSE: NM), a global, vertically integrated seaborne shipping and logistics company, announced it has received the 2011 Panama Maritime Excellence Award from the Panama Maritime Authority. The PMA’s highest award was presented to Navios Holdings Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Angeliki Frangou at the Panama Maritime Authority Gala held in Panama City, Panama on Monday, February 14. “On behalf of Navios, I am deeply honored to accept the Panama Maritime Authority’s distinguished 2011 Excellence Award,” said Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and CEO of Navios Maritime Holdings, Inc. “I am proud of our outstanding team at Navios, who work very hard every day to meet the unique challenges of the global shipping and logistics industry.” The Panama Maritime Excellence Award is the highest award given by the Panama Maritime Conference to the entity or person who has made the most positive impact on the maritime international community during recent years. Criteria for selection was based on matters relating to enrollments, ship financing, innovation in the shipping sector, contributions to sustainable development in the shipping sector and quality and security.

Japan triple naming for Stealthgas



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On the 27th of feb 2011 stealthgas named three 5000 cbm VCM carriers in kanrei shipyard in tokushima! The gas elixir was named by mr paal hauge of DVB bank. The gas Cerberus was named by dr kalus Stoltenberg of NorldLB. The gas Myth was named by mr harry Vafias The gas elixir was delivered on the 28th of feb while the Cerberus will be delivered end of march and the myth around july‌ Stealthgas has two more 7500 cbm gas carriers at the same yard for delivery end 2011 and may 2012 respectivelly Stealthgas is a long standing client of kanrei and all its orders there have been placed through Mitsubishi corporation Prior to arriving in japan mr harry Vafias joined the minister of shipping mr Diamantidis in shanghai


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Θεόδωρος Βενιάμης: Ορατές ενδείξεις ανάκαμψης της παγκόσμιας ναυτιλίας

Η ΕΞΩΣΤΡΕΦΕΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΗΝΟΚΤΗΤΗΣ ΝΑΥΤΙΛΙΑΣ ΜΠΟΡΕΙ ΝΑ ΑΠΟΤΕΛΕΣΕΙ ΑΙΧΜΗ ΤΟΥ ΔΟΡΑΤΟΣ ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΗ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗΣ ΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΙΑΣ ΑΚΟΜΑ ΚΑΙ ΜΕΣΑ ΣΤΟ ΔΥΣΚΟΛΟ ΕΤΟΣ 2011 ΛΑΘΟΣ ΠΟΡΤΑ ΧΤΥΠΟΥΝ ΚΑΠΟΙΟΙ ΚΥΡΙΟΙ ΚΑΙ ΚΥΡΙΕΣ ΠΟΥ ΘΕΛΟΥΝ ΝΑ ΕΠΙΒΑΛΟΥΝ ΤΟΝ «ΘΕΩΡΗΤΙΚΟ ΕΡΑΣΙΤΕΧΝΙΣΜΟ» ΤΟΥΣ ΣΤΗ ΛΕΙΤΟΥΡΓΕΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΚΑΤΑΡΓΗΘΕΝΤΟΣ ΥΕΝ ΠΟΥ ΔΥΣΧΕΡΑΙΝΕΙ ΣΟΒΑΡΑ ΤΗ ΝΑΥΤΙΛΙΑ ΤΑ ΜΕΓΕΘΗ ΤΗΣ ΠΡΟΣΦΟΡΑΣ ΜΕ ΑΡΙΘΜΟΥΣ 3000 ΠΛΟΙΑ 180.000.000 ΤΟΝΝΩΝ DWT Η ΕΛΛΗΝΟΚΤΗΤΗ ΝΑΥΤΙΛΙΑ ΑΠΟΤΕΛΕΙ ΤΟ 40% ΤΗΣ ΚΟΙΝΟΤΙΚΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΟ 15% ΤΗΣ ΠΑΓΚΟΣΜΙΑΣ ΟΙ ΕΙΣΠΡΑΞΕΙΣ ΤΗΣ ΝΑΥΤΙΛΙΑΣ ΚΑΛΥΠΤΟΥΝ ΤΟ 6% ΤΟΥ ΑΕΠ (ΕΝΑΝΤΙ ΜΟΛΙΣ 1% ΡΩΝ 27 ΕΤΑΙΡΩΝ ΤΗΣ Ε.Ε) 1300 ΝΑΥΤΙΛΙΑΚΕΣ ΕΤΑΙΡΙΕΣ ΕΓΚΑΤΕΣΤΗΜΕΝΕΣ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ ΔΙΑΧΕΙΡΙΖΟΝΤΑΙ ΑΠΟ ΕΔΩ ΤΑ ΠΛΟΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΣΤΟΛΟΥ ΤΟΥΣ Η ΣΥΝΑΛΛΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΗ ΠΡΟΣΟΔΟΣ ΤΟ 2010 ΑΝΗΛΘΕ ΣΕ 14.2 ΔΙΣ ΕΥΡΩ, ΕΝΑΝΤΙ 12.3 ΔΙΣ ΕΥΡΩ ΤΟ 2009 (ΑΥΞΗΣΗ 15.37%) Η δυναμική της ναυτιλίας των Ελλήνων και η εξωστρέφεια της, καθώς και η ισχυρή επιχειρηματική της υποδομή στην Ελλάδα είναι δυνατόν να αποτελέσει αιχμή του δόρατος για την ανάπτυξη της Ελληνικής Οικονομίας, ακόμα και μέσα στο δύσκολο 2011. Αυτό υπογράμμισε μεταξύ άλλων ο πρόεδρος της Ενώσεως Ελλήνων Εφοπλιστών κ. Θεόδωρος Βενιάμης, μιλώντας στην γενική συνέλευση του κλάδου, επισημαίνοντας ταυτόχρονα ότι παρά την γενικότερη αστάθεια της ναυλαγοράς που περιόρισε αισθητά την διακίνηση του θαλασσίου εμπορίου, υπάρχουν σαφείς αισιόδοξες ενδείξεις υποχώρησης της διεθνούς κρίσης. Ο λόγος του προέδρου της Ε.Ε.Ε κ. Θεόδωρου Βενιάμη ακολουθεί στον σύνδεσμο:

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Costamare Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: CMRE) announced that it has contracted with Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. for the construction and purchase of two newbuild containerships, each of about 9,000 TEU capacity. The two newbuildings are expected to be delivered by the end of 2012. The Company has entered into time charter agreements with MSC for the employment of each vessel immediately upon delivery, for duration of ten years. Both the contract price and the daily charter rate are similar to those recently agreed regarding the three 9,000 TEU vessels contracted with China Shipbuilding Trading Company Limited and Shanghai Jiangnan Changxing Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. and chartered to MSC for a period of 10 years. The acquisition is expected to be financed by own funds and a new credit facility, without using any currently available credit lines. The Company also announced that it has entered into the following agreements: (a) To purchase a 2,024 TEU vessel, built in 1992 (b) To purchase a 2,023 TEU vessel, built in 1991 (c) To purchase a 2,023 TEU vessel, built in 1991 (d) To sell the 1977 built 1,654 TEU c/v MSC Namibia (e) To sell the 1976 built 1,630 TEU c/v MSC Sudan (f) To sell the 1977 built 1,630 TEU c/v MSC Sierra The total acquisition cost for the first three vessels is US $ 30 million and the total sale price for c/v’s MSC Namibia, MSC Sierra and MSC Sudan is approximately US $ 21 million. All three secondhand vessels have been acquired with own funds. The newly acquired vessels are expected to be delivered before the end of March 2011 and will substitute the MSC Namibia, MSC Sudan and MSC Sierra in their respective charter party agreements.



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Just like a ship cannot move without a propeller, so shipping cannot function without ship finance. Shipping is a capital intensive industry and the overwhelming majority of owners require ship finance to enable the purchase of vessels. Even at times when market prospects for ships appear promising, in the absence of finance, neither second hand vessels can be bought nor newbuildings can be delivered. It follows, therefore, that the state of the ship finance industry, not only has a profound effect on the health of the shipping industry, but also on vessel values. In the absence of ship finance, second hand vessel sales could not be concluded driving down vessel prices and generating an illiquid market. In the absence of newbuilding finance, newbuildings could neither be secured, nor delivered. Ever since the banking and liquidity crisis of 2008, the ship finance industry has been struggling. Banks were caught in an over-leveraged position, with inadequate capital, facing provisions and losses and having lost the ability to obtain money in the international inter-bank


TED PETROPOULOS*: Shipping and ship finance: a symbiotic relationship markets due to lack of confidence in each

notable collapses of some major charterers

banks’ financial condition, they faced liquidity

and the uncertain market prospects created

problems. There was an abrupt shift of position

mounting concerns among ship finance banks.

by banks, which was felt by all owners. The

The IMF estimates that over the next two years

change from a wildly competitive ship finance

banks shall require to reduce their loans by

market to one where even strong owners had

3.6 trillion. This is so that the banks’ capital

difficulty to secure finance came about in only

adequacy ratios shall reach the levels required

a few months. A number of owners were caught

under Basel III and the central bank authorities.

with newbuilding orders without finance. Others had finance but found that the loan amounts

It is not surprising, therefore, that in the cur-

made available at delivery by ‘committed’ banks

rent banking climate, the growth of global

had shrunk due to lower vessel values requiring

ship finance reversed in 2009 and only slowly

more owner equity. The second hand market

recovered in 2010. According to recently pub-

was frustrated by an overabundance of willing

lished Petrofin Bank Research © analysis, the

sellers but very few willing buyers with finance.

top 40 global ship finance banks’ loan portfolios

For a while in 2009, cash was the only way in

(drawn and committed but undrawn) fell by

which vessels were sold.

5.77% at the end of 2009 and rose by 3.56% to $451.75bn at the end of 2010.

The recovery of international trade and global GDP started to heal the above extreme difficul-

Within the above global ship financing scene,

ties as 2009 progressed, and more so in 2010.

Greek ship finance loan totals fell by 8.48%

However, this recovery was neither steady nor

between end 2009 and 2010. In Table 1 you will

convincing, with the exception of China and the

observe the massive development of Greek ship

development of the other BRIC countries which

finance from end 2001 at $16.525bn to a peak of

kept international trade going.

$73.228bn at end 2008.

Despite the economic improvements, over the

This massive growth in Greek ship finance pro-

last couple of years, another serious concern

vided the foundation for the rapid development

began to affect shipping; that of overcapacity

of the Greek fleet both in size and modernization

due to over-ordering. The expectation of a mar-

over the years. However, the banking crisis that

ket recovery lead to numerous owners placing

affected primarily western banks, hit particularly

orders (often without committed finance) that

hard the Greek ship finance sector, as European

posed (and continue to do) a serious threat of

banks accounted for over 75% of ship finance

sustained overcapacity market conditions for

totals. The continuous fragile position of Euro-

years to come.

pean banks has been particularly hard felt in the Greek market.

The reduction of vessel values and freight rates,

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Moreover, three out of the top 6 banks in Greek

in 2011. During these tight conditions, it has

tinue to be required. This raises the question;

ship finance (Graph 1) accounting for 47.55%

been the biggest public and private owners that

will there be finance for all? Will Greek owners

of Greek ship lending in 2010 had for their own

managed to secure ship finance, whereas other

be able to obtain finance for the over 660 new-

financial reasons adopted a policy of reduction

owners found it next to impossible to do so, as

buildings they have currently on order and for

in their ship finance exposure, which affected

ship finance loan margins have more than dou-

their second-hand vessel purchases?

significantly the Greek ship finance sector.

bled and financing terms have become much stricter even when finance is available.

The Greek economic crisis from 2009 onwards

Seeking useful indicators as to prospects of the Greek ship finance sector, Petrofin has been

also had a profound effect on the ability of

Despite the difficulties and uncertainties over

monitoring the attitudes towards ship lending in

Greek banks to finance Greek owners as Greek

shipping market prospects, Greek shipping has

Greece by all 39 banks that are engaged in this

banks account for 23.98% of the total exposure

performed well with hardly any owner failures

sector. In Table 2, you will observe the results of

to Greek shipping.

and displaying an exuberance and over-con-

research carried over between 2009 (2008 data)

fidence in the future of shipping by placing a

and end 2010 (2010 data) of the ship lending

Consequently, the ability by Greek owners to

stream of orders that kept Greece in the top po-

policies of banks in the Greek sector.

finance their newbuildings and second-hand

sition among ordering nations. In order, though,

acquisitions became particularly difficult in 2009

for these vessels to be built and delivered over

As you will observe, 49.49% of the total (in

and 2010 with conditions changing only slowly

the next couple of years, ship finance shall con-

loan portfolio weighted terms) have a policy of

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reduced commitment towards Greek shipping

Greek sector.

A key and unpredictable factor is the contribu-

compared with 44.21% with an expanding policy

As the demand for loans is expected to slow

tion to Greek ship finance by Greek banks which

and a 6.3%% with a neutral policy.

down, the ability of banks and their willing-

remains in doubt as the Greek economic crisis

Owners are increasingly looking to Chinese

ness to finance the Greek sector should slowly


banks, Scandinavian banks and some finan-

improve. This process should accelerate if the

Unexpected factors may, also, alter the appetite

cially strong European banks to finance their

shipping market were to recover and current

of banks. These include the risk of much weaker

newbuildings. The absence of finance combined

lenders’ loan portfolios be deemed safer. Con-

dry and wet markets, geopolitical factors, as

with market uncertainties, have resulted in a

sequently, we foresee that in the next 2-3 years,

well as changes in the world economic growth

drop of fresh Greek newbuilding orders and

competition among banks for Greek shipping

and international trade. Consequently, the

efforts at delaying vessel deliveries and / or can-

business shall resume. This shall be sup-

Greek ship finance industry is still bound with

celling or converting such orders. It is the need

portive of Greek shipping going forward. It is,

many uncertainties, at this time. However, it is

to secure fresh newbuilding orders that has lead

thus, expected that the demand for finance for

expected that the foundations towards a gradual

Chinese banks to focus on the Greek market

newbuildings especially shall be accommodated

recovery and growth are being laid both by

and offer finance on competitive terms.

by non-Greek banks in an orderly manner. We

banks and Greek owners.

The attractive yields and loan terms currently

anticipate overall Greek ship finance totals to

being enjoyed by lenders is expected over time

stabilize in 2011 and resume their growth from

to attract fresh banks seeking to exploit the

2012 onwards.

* Head Petrofin Research

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What are the prospects and opportunities for the small owner, by Ted Petropoulos Head, Petrofin Research, PSMI 31 respectively). This supports the economies of

case of large private companies.

scale hypothesis. There are no hard and fast results about the cross Over the same period, the small owners (1-2 and 3-

over point i.e. at which point the diseconomies

4 vessels), tally fell from 679 (483 and 196 respec-

outweigh the economies. It would appear, however,

tively) in 1998 to 511 (340 and 171 respectively) in

that 25-vessel fleets and over require additional lay-

2010 (Table 2).

ers of management, which distances owners from day-to-day management tasks. This calls for more

In all industries, the size of the competing firm does matter. Hence, we observe that, over time, the

Economies of scale can cover a large number of ad-

coordination and cross-departmental informational

industry becomes concentrated in the hands of a

vantages, related to size. These can be explained

communications that are sometimes found wanting.

few large firms.

by means of a reduction of cost i.e. lower operating costs, as a result of spreading overheads over a

Large public companies, in particular, can suffer

The main factors behind this process are invariably

larger fleet, lower purchasing costs, lower insurance

more than large private companies, as to all the

two: a) economies of scale and b) barriers to entry

costs, large volume discounts etc. There are, also,

usual diseconomies must be added the increased

for newcomers.

higher efficiency factors, when applying informa-

reporting and regulatory requirements, legal consid-

tion costs across a larger fleet. There are, also,

erations and often the absence of a single person

It would be interesting, thus, if we could see

competitive advantage costs, related to the relative

being the driving and power source, as ownership is

whether the above factors also apply to the Greek

power of a large firm, in relation to its counterparts

dissipated and the company’s affairs are being run

shipping industry and to what extent. At Petrofin,

in the market place in the market place.

by boards and committees.

position of the Greek shipping industry since 1998,

Lastly, it can, also, relate to higher opportunity

It is important, however, to stress that despite the

with the results being published annually. The

benefits, whereby some market opportunities i.e.

above diseconomies, evident in very large firms, the

research (Petrofin Research ©) can be viewed in its

chartering, hedging, contracting, are more readily

economies of scale benefits still represent powerful

entirety at our website (

available to the large owner.

locomotives, often outweighing the diseconomies.

In order to assess changes in the size of Greek

As firms become very large, there are, also,

One size related advantage I have left for last,

owners over time, we have segmented the market

diseconomies of scale that begin to offset the

relates to finance. Large companies have always

into six categories. Small owners with 1 – 2 vessels

above economies, as very large firms can become

been able to attract the attention of more banks and

and 3 – 4 vessels, medium owners with 5 – 8 and

too bureaucratic, have multiple layers of manage-

to enjoy the benefits of such competition by means

9 – 15 vessels and large owners with 16 – 24 and

ment, unwieldy, slow to respond to challenges and

of lower margin fees, better terms, easier approvals

over 25 vessel fleets.

opportunities and be impersonal. Owners running

etc. Moreover, larger firms tend to be more attrac-

very large firms, by necessity, must rely on a large

tive to banks, for reasons associated with higher

In Table 1, we show the number of owners per fleet

number of senior managers, managing depart-

transparency, better financial information systems,

size. Kindly observe the increase of the large own-

ments, the whole process being run, often, by a

diversification of risk, a more professional approach,

ers (16-24 vessels and 25+ vessels) from 30 (11

board of directors that can be a formal arrangement,

better market presence, greater management depth

and 19 respectively) in 1998 to 64 in 2010 (33 and

in the case of public companies, or informal, in the

and knowhow, better access to information, more

we have been conducting research into the com-

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developed links with charterers etc. Often, large

25% of the Greek ship finance capacity, represent-

available in the past e.g. Nedship, small Greek

firms have a more secure chartering policy and

ed by Greek banks.

banks, niche banks specializing in the smaller own-

higher liquidity, which can provide greater security to banks.

ers’ sector etc. In these days of tight finance, it is very natural for banks to concentrate their limited resources into

Even where finance could be found today, this is

The finance related economies of scale have in the

their larger, safer and higher quality clients. In this

often linked to very high margins of 4% - 5% over

past been a very significant factor, favouring large

context, quality refers, primarily, to the age of the

LIBOR, or higher, as well as a lower loan to asset

firms. This factor has become even bigger in the

client’s fleet.

percentage and harsh terms. Hence, finance

last two years, as a result of the banking and eco-

economies of scale have been increasingly impor-

nomic crises. The restrictions towards new lending,

Consequently, small owners have found it exceed-

as a result for capital and liquidity considerations

ingly difficult to obtain finance. Newcomers have

for western banks has resulted in a shortage of

found it impossible to obtain any finance and this

By now, readers would have started to believe that

loanable funds, for the global ship finance industry

has raised the barriers to entry in Greek shipping.

the small owner was doomed to extinction. Far

in general, and the Greek ship finance sector, in

I wish to remind readers that everyone of today’s

from it, as is evident in the still very large number of

particular. This has been exacerbated by the Greek

large Greek Groups begun by buying its first ship(s)

small owners existing today. So, what is supporting

economic crisis, which has effectively taken out

using some form of finance that was more readily

small owners and allowing them to overcome such

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adverse odds? The answer lies in the nature of shipping itself. Shipping operations, often, require instant decisions that small owners can take, not needing to obtain approval from large boards or see how it relates to public company reporting requirements or strategy. Small owners are thus by their very nature very quick, flexible, imaginative, daring and committed. It is very much a “hands on” approach, where an experienced, capable and astute owner can achieve a better performance and address risks before they are allowed to develop. The close private nature of small firms leaves all employees in no doubt about who makes the decisions and the closeness of the firm can invariably generate close personal links between owners and their staff. Whereas, in terms of decision making, the small firm has some distinct advantages, in terms of finance there are no compensating factors. As long as, therefore, ship finance conditions shall be tight, the small owners shall find it difficult to attract finance to increase or upgrade his / her fleet. The success of shipping has, however, generated a significant flow of private equity from private individuals and this has assisted small owners in covering some of their capital requirements. Despite the disadvantages of the small owner, it is interesting to see that every year some 20 – 30 new names emerge. How can this be explained? Often, as firms become larger, there are differences in the strategy to be followed by the original partners or their heirs. Often, the new generation has fresh ideas about the future of the company. Some wish it to expand, via borrowing or by going public or by becoming a multi-shareholder corporate style company, whereas others in the same firm wish to stay put awaiting for a better opportunity to trade vessels for younger ones and in continuing to adopt the traditional style of ownership / operation.


Conflicts can also account for the creation of new

vessels has risen. Many small owners will invari-


ably prefer to hold on and await for better times to

Lately, large Greek industrialists have decided to

the attractiveness of scrap prices, at about $500

invest into shipping for investment, tax and other reasons. Hence, every year there are some new names that do possess, however, substantial financial strength and are thus able to obtain bank

dispose of their last remaining vessels. However, per lightweight ton, may tip the balance in favour of scrapping. For many small owners, vessel ownership and


operation represents their way of life. It is what they

In Table 3, we present over time the age profile of

would be difficult to return to shipowning. Hence,

the small (1-2 and 3–4) vessels) owners’ fleets. As you can observe, the “quality” segment, consisting of fleets with ages of 0 to 9 years old and 10 – 14 years old, has risen from 6.3% to almost 18%% in 2010. It can be assumed, therefore, that the 91 modern fleet small owners, represent the more dynamic part of the small owners’ total. They can be seen as owners who intend to grow larger, invest in modern assets and attract bank finance. As such, they may well cross over to the medium owner

know and if they should dispose of their vessels, it they remain obstinate players, putting their faith into a better future market. In current market conditions, are there any opportunities for small owners? We believe that there are. Many medium and large owners have by now developed their fleets towards younger and larger vessels. They would view buying old and often smaller vessels as a backward step. Sellers of older tonnage are increasingly finding that the

categories, later.

levels they attract are closely linked to the scrap

The owners, who own fleets of over 15 years old,

small owner paying cash for an old vessel. Should

represent the “trapped” sector today. They are both too small and have old vessels and as such, cannot grow via bank finance, unless bank finance conditions shall improve or they have the ability and / or wish to invest large amounts of their private liquidity to secure opportunities. The prospects for this large contingent of small owners are, therefore, bleak. Moreover, to the extent that such overage vessels are not preferred by charterers, insurers and banks, they, also, face increasingly the attention of Port State Control at various ports, as well as flag, class and insurer

value of the vessels. Here lies an opportunity for a he / she be able to detect an upward change in the market or a period charter opportunity for an old vessel candidate, they may be able to secure her inexpensively and obtain both profits from operations as well as from resale. Buying an old vessel close to scrapping levels, represents a relatively low risk investment to an experienced owner/ manager. To conclude, therefore, small owners do face many adverse factors that restrict their ability to survive and / or expand. However, Greek small owners do represent a committed large band of experienced owners / managers, who remain loyal to their small


size and in non-reliance in ship finance. Although,

The present state of the drybulk market that con-

decline over time, especially at times of poor

stitutes the majority of such small owners may well lead a number of them to sell or scrap their vessels, as the costs of maintaining and operating such

their overall number is expected to continue to market conditions, new entrants and the re-entry of previous owners shall continue to keep the sector buoyant at times of market prosperity.

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Shiprepair prospects for 2011, by Dimitris Vranopoulos, MD, Marine Plus S.A older vessels. This is further reinforced by the

Faulty Newbuilds:

strong apetite of Chinese, Indian and Middle East

Vessels comprising the world fleet need to be drydocked at yards around the globe twice in every 5 year cycle (young vessels can opt for only one drydock every 5 years). Apart from drydocking, vessels require shiprepair yards for putting right collision damages, bottom damages, severe weather damages as well as faulty newbuilds. China has emerged as the largest shiprepair center world-wide, concentrating more on dry bulk vessels and containers. The Arabian gulf is still dominant for larger tanker repairs, with the Med and Black Sea yards picking up most of the vessels trading in their region. Europe also has some market share, dealing mainly with younger tonnage and vessels trading either cross-Atlantic or within the EU. The shiprepair market, as most markets, depends on demand and supply factors. As long as yard capacity does not exceed demand, most efficient yards will be busy and (with a bit of luck!!) profitable. It is obvious that the world fleet has been increasing, and will continue to increase well into 2012-2013. Demolition: Despite current depressed freight rates in the 3 main segments mentioned above, as well as high scrap values, owners still seem reluctant to scrap

buyers for older tonnage. For the period 2008-10,

In the boom years of 2005-2008, owners scrambled

tanker demolition has been on the increase, due

to secure delivery slots from inferior-greenfield

mainly to trade and statutory restrictions on older,

yards mainly in the F East (China-Korea). As a

single hull tonnage (4.30 mio DWT/2008 - 8.60 mio

result there are an increasing number of vessels

DWT/2009 - 13.0 mio DWT/2010). Bulker demoli-

built in recent years that suffer structural deficien-

tion, on the other hand, increased from 5.50 mio

cies such as failure of weld seams, cracks in rudder

DWT in 2008 to 10.40 mio DWT in 2009, only to fall

casing etc. These cases require shipyards - usually

to 5.70 mio DWT in 2010.

with a good technical standard - to deal with these defects.

Lay-ups / storage vessels: SUPPLY FACTORS For the period 2008-2010 lay-ups for the 3 main vessel segments have had minimal impact on total

In the boom years, many new shiprepair yards

fleet actively trading, with the exception of contain-

appeared in China and SE Asia. Turkey also saw

ers particularly for the period 2009 - late 2010.

many new shipbuilding yards concentrating on

Lay-up levels depend directly on freight rates, and

chemical tankers, which are now idle and have

come into play once rates can no longer cover the

shifted to repair activity. China yards have also

operating cost of vessels for an extended period of

increased their existing capacity by building new


drydocks, extending their berths and increasing their cranage/workshops. EU yards have reduced

Port congestion:

capacity, due mainly to stoppage of government subsidies to such yards. In the Gulf, apart from

For certain dry segments in specific ports, conges-

the 2 large repair facilities in Dubai and Bahrain, a

tion and delay in loading/discharging has been

further 2 large repair yards with similar capacity are

acute causing short-term fall in overall repair

under construction in Oman and Qatar.

demand. These vessels will, however, eventually be repaired, and most probably will require a longer


stay in drydock due to higher fouling levels. For the period 2008-2010, the main Chinese repair Collisions - groundings/bottom damage:

yards have increased activity in terms of vessels repaired, but with lower turnover volumes (see

With more traffic on sea routes, combined with an

Table attached)

overall fall in the quality and competence of seafarers, such occurences are on the rise and require

For 2010, the main Chinese yards repaired over

docking or berth facilities in yards.

3,000 vessels with an estimated value of 2.25 billion dollars!!! Compared to 2008, vessels repaired

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have increased by over 50%, whereas turnover has fallen just over 40%. The fall in turnover reflects a dramatic drop in high-value conversions (singledouble hull, tanker to bulker etc) as well as a large fall in Chinese yard price levels (eg steel renewal up to late 2008 was aro $2.60/kg, whereas current negotiated levels stand at $0.80-$0.90/kg) CONCLUSION The prospects for shiprepair yards, especially for China, seems promising for 2011. As the world fleet expands and the average age of the fleet reduces, more vessels with lower work scope will need to be drydocked. We may even see a short-fall in repair capacity going forward for very large vessels - VLCC, VLOC, 8,000+ TEU’S - as newbuilds on order for this type of tonnage will soon require VLCC graving docks. If the dry and wet markets stay at low freight levels, owners will opt to do the minimum required to pass their surveys, but yards can still stay profitable by high utilization of their docks and efficient use of their manpower/workshops. Some regions will suffer from over-capacity such as Turkey, but even European yards - those remaining!! - should enjoy a good year!!


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Artic From the point of view of a shipping manager the obvious decision is how to select the proper amount

Having been an accredited broker recently but deal-

business from around the world.

ing with marine insurance since 1993 after finishing studies in maritime law, I find that the

Client handling – although quoting and placing is

primary responsibility of an insurance broker is a

our most traditional responsibility we must equally

transactional one: to place and service your busi-

be able to advise clients on specialist products,


wordings and markets as well as risk management issues.

The role of a broker has evolved over the last years and nowadays a broker has become the middle per-

Sales skills – we have to be able to broker deals

son who brings buyers and sellers of insurance to-

with all the major insurance markets all over the

gether, while seeks to add value to both parties. We

world and increasingly work to bring together

must all admit that brokers in London have played a

clients and underwriters with like-minded business

major role in the development of insurance broking,


particularly in London and afterwards through their international marketing activities and have generally

Claims handling – the professional handling and

been regarded as a cost effective business produc-

prompt collection of claims is vital to the ultimate

tion and distribution source. The broker's role as

client and as such the claims function must be fully

agent of the underwriter has changed long ago and

integrated with the front-end business team.

now in most cases brokers have become agents of the client. Accordingly, Greek broker houses,

Technical skills – brokers need to be able to design

individual brokers or small teams, made their pres-

appropriate program structure always ensuring

ence in Piraeus and Greek insurance brokers are

compliance with any local legal requirements for

now playing a more determined role in broking com-

today's more sophisticated buyer

munity based on culture, mentality and relationship with Greek ship-owners. Due to this, their role has

Processing – having successfully negotiated and

broadened considerably and their future in the busi-

placed a piece of business it is essential for us to

ness seems more promising than ever before. But,

accurately and promptly ensuring issuance of cover

in order for a Greek broker to keep these promising

notes, debit notes and other policy documentation.

prospects and to be successful, he must possess the following skills:

Strategic skills – these are essential if we are to manage our businesses in order to succeed in this

Marketing – we must promote our specialist areas in the international marketplace, in order to generate

competitive global environment.

of insurance coverage, taking into account the reliability of the insurance company and the costs involved. Insurance brokers often complain that shipping managers overlook the quality of any and all mentioned services they offer and concentrate instead on the (cheaper) premia offered by other (competing) companies. It is obvious however that ship-owner and their financing banks pay attention to both of these aspects. Discussing with a very good friend of mine, a respective and well known broker for many years in insurance broking community in London, I learned that a broker has to have traditional characteristics and values, be client focused and deliver services by way of a team approach. In this way a broker can anticipate reward on production and service equally and focus on account retention by way of providing superior service. My friend remembered that in the past a broker had to get Lloyd's provisional accreditation so that he is in a position to forge relationships with each of the underwriting syndicates and every underwriter they want to deal with. Separate signed terms were also required and this was just not feasible if you did not have an established base in London. Later on the role of a broker continued to change and London brokers were facing a number of major issues that had a significant impact on profitability and success and this was due to FSA new regulatory regime in UK in 2005. This meant that brokers would have to become more professional in their dealings with clients and markets. It became







obvious that relationships would have to be formal-

with them. Brokers will have to continue to look to

Companies are facing a shifting risk landscape

ized and greater attention would have to be paid to

add new services and products including a range

through changes in local economies the legal

the details which was very good news.

of consultancy on risk modeling, risk management

environment and the emergence of new risk classes

and other industry specific services, if they are to

due to new technologies. It has been proved of

There will always be a talent pool with top quality,

stay ahead of the game and offer a really valuable

utmost importance that Greek brokers discuss face

experienced brokers notwithstanding competition.


to face with clients and correlate to all such changes

The big challenge is to combine skills since elec-

and other alternatives so that they provide best

tronic trading systems are not competing with face

I always believed that the broker is the advocate of

insurance cover.

to face broking. Of course technology is always the

the client-the buyer. It is his absolute duty to obtain

A broker should be competitive but also profes-

key to brokers for transferring information quickly

the best possible terms for that buyer. It has always

sional. There is no doubt that there are many true

around the world, creating transparency between

been the

professionals in broking business but we are an

the broker and the markets and the broker and its

industry which does not insist on professional quali-

clients, but we may all agree that a broker and a

broker's role to bind together the various insurer

fications. A screen broking will never beat human

client as well as an underwriter need to thrash out a

participants to deliver singularity of product. The

contact. A computer screen cannot demonstrate

deal together and this form of negotiation is virtually

broker is the glue that holds the package together.

confidence, accuracy and true relationship. Equally

impossible among the three parties over a screen or a telephone.

with the cost of insurance the value of Greek There is future out there for broking, no matter what

brokers' work is inextricably linked to the skill and

we hear, but as they say "the future isn't what it

advice associated with its handling.

In addition to the challenges facing the broking

used to be", so we need to make some informed

community markets are experiencing a period of

guesses about what the future really might look like

Expertise is the foundation of effective broking but

extraordinary change and brokers must also be

so we can be on the winning side. The traditional

advocacy putting the client first is the key to suc-

prepared for this. Capacity is likely to continue to

broker will continue to prosper likewise will be

cess. Broking skill will not be extinguished in this

increase for next year, but beyond that it is difficult

committed to excellence. The best results are when

arena as long as personal relationships between

to predict. In short, the markets will need to write

we all work in harmony and blend our skills for the

clients and Greek brokers are of great importance

for profit and not market share. There is no doubt

clients benefit. Greek brokers have always worked

as insurance is eventually a matter of utmost good

that this will affect the business that they wish to

in teams with other International brokers and this


write and the prices at which they are prepared to

has been the thrill of the marine insurance business

write it. Important aspect is to focus attention on the

in Greece.

performance of the market. Brokers are evolving faster than ever from transBrokers will need to become increasingly marketing

actional business into providing a wide range of

led and client relationship driven. They will have

services. As the scale and complexity of clients'

to really understand their clients' needs in order to

operations increase and business creates new

provide them with the services they require. In addi-

demands for coverage we will see a greater need

tion, they need to anticipate market and commercial

for professional broking skills than ever before.

trends and then work to design specific policy forms

Foreign markets are changing rapidly and it requires

to meet the new risks and challenges associated

expertise to select and manage local coverage.

*Managing Director, Vilmar International S.A.

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Victoria D. Liouta*: The Role of Insurance Broker - is there a future?


In the last two years we have experienced the col-

appreciative of.

taking into consideration that although there is

lapse of the freight market and as a result there was

Another interesting point to be made is that in 2010

stability in the Market, there is not any evidence for

a lot of turbulence and uncertainty in the Marine

around 10% of our portfolio consists of vessels

optimism for the current year.

Insurance Market. 2010 has been a relatively “qui-

that have been added through the year as part of

The freight rates did show signs of recovery/stabil-

eter� year, and it should be considered as the year

our existing fleets. Moreover, 5% of same are new

ity in 2010 however we cannot yet assume how

of sustaining stability in the Marine Market.

buildings. We consider this to be a very positive

the turbulent Global political environment will affect

The freight market during the year 2010 had its ups

piece of information for the future, as it shows that

Shipping, bearing in mind that the results on the first

and downs but the worst case scenarios about ship-

Greek Shipping has an ongoing dynamic and knows

quarter of 2011 are not so optimistic.

ping have not come true, and as such, the year has

how to benefit even from difficult times. This is also

Nevertheless, we do have strong confidence in

been quite linear.

promising for the Association because if the existing

our members and their ability to foresee future

The last couple of years, the Insurance Sector

fleets are getting bigger in numbers and constantly

progress. It has been shown the last couple of

proved to be much more stable than the Banking

younger then our portfolio will continue to grow not

years that Greek and Cypriot shipping is constantly

Sector and therefore it seems there is a swift of

only in quantity but also in quality. Currently the age

upgrading by acquiring, or in most cases ordering,

investment funds to the Insurance. As a result new

of more than 40% of the vessels in our portfolio is

new buildings and that the Greek controlled fleet is

Players in the market have emerged during 2010.

less than 10 years.

getting younger and bigger in tonnages every year.

At the same time, there are more than 5 years

The Association has a constant increase of modern

Furthermore, we strongly believe that the last 4

that H&M rates have been either still or in decline.

vessels in our portfolio by concentrating our efforts

years and especially the last 6 months by being

It seems this trend is not going to change for the

in maintaining in our books top class Owners with

over selective we have achieved the right balance

following reasons. Firstly, there is a lot of H&M

great potential. In 2010 we have increased our

in our book of business thus we have created a

market available, and as we pointed out, this has

portfolio by 20% on new accounts. At the same

additional protection to our Members. Our aim, with

been expanded further. Secondly, the freight market

time, 7% of the members of the Association are

the valuable assistance of our BOD is to further in-

has shown some signs of recovery/stability in 2010,

listed companies.

crease our market share of the whole Greek owned

and thirdly, the claims incidents have not escalated

On the whole, we consider that the sound and

fleet within the next couple of years.

as bad as expected. All the above make us believe

consistent underwriting criteria is the most important

Hellenic Hull Mutual Association having estab-

that there should not be any substantial increase in

factor for maintaining a profitable portfolio in such

lished more than 15 years ago is a well-known

the rates for 2011. In the contrary we have already

an uncertain and competitive Market environment.

and respected market for Greek and Cypriot Hull

experienced even softer market in the first quarter

As a result of this philosophy, our claims record for

business and we expect to continue to benefit from

of 2011.

2010 is 30% less than 2009.

our improved image and reputation in 2011 which is

Furthermore, we cultivated our relationship with

definitely going to be a very extraordinary year.

Nevertheless, we are pleased to report that in such

our exquisite panel of Reinsurers and we are at

a competitive environment, HMA has managed to

the pleasant position to offer to our Members wider

*Underwriting Manager Hellenic Hull Management

maintain almost 95% of our renewals. The loyalty of

cover including K&R when needed.

(HMA) Limited

our Members is one of the things that we are most

2010 has been a successful year for HMA specially

*Managing Director, Vilmar International S.A.







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Where does the marine insurance market currently

approaches taken by Gard a few years ago, with

equilibrium. The first attempts to establish a local

stand? It is true that the question is too complex to

quite successful results, whilst the Swedish Club

insurance market date back in the 80’s but with the

be analysed in a few words.

has been into the multiple product offering for years.

crisis of shipping at the time such efforts did not live

Is this the future? Yes it might be, yet time will only

for long, yet it was a start. A key issue is the base

Having completed 20 years in the market, I can

tell. Injection of capital has undoubtedly driven the

necessary to set up a business in insurance. The

only recall cycles in it’s movement, mostly in

premiums downwards and thus we are currently

fundamentals are of course capital, reinsurance pro-

rough and definitely few times in calm seas. This

going through a buyers market. Having said this

tection, the analysis of probabilities of risks involved

is indeed a very volatile environment we are living

though, the ever evolving global developments lead

based on the peculiarities of the market, technical

in. Economies around the world go through difficult

to changes. Natural disasters such as the recent

knowledge of the product of insurance and finally

times which inevitably affect all aspects of life and

earthquake in Japan and it’s consequences appear

analytical tools. We have seen efforts that show

activities. Marine insurance in particular is a capital

at this point in time to have brought balance, some-

commitment and have been in existence for long

intensive sector and undoubtedly the world banking

what limiting the declining premium trends. What is

enough periods to suggest long-life. Such efforts

crisis is affecting the industry.

the end result? Return to the basics is essential with

deserve the support of the industry. The healthiest

We should distinguish the multi-line insurers from

a strong capital base and sensible underwriting.

sector of the Greek economy is shipping and as

those operating in single lines of business only. The

Claims? Casualties happen and will continue to do

such should provide the capital base that is neces-

first can benefit from the profits made by other sec-

so. The reduction of the trading activity has over the

sary. Shipowners need to be persuaded that such

tors to subsidise the losses in their marine activities

last two years seen more trivial claims being pre-

efforts are worthwhile and should be supported. The

or rely on a break even position in the best case.

sented. Whilst major losses are still happening, they

Greek market is mainly a brokers market. The role

The interest of certain underwriters to write war

are fewer in numbers but with costs involved still

of the broker is to provide an objective overview

and ancillary covers, which are more profitable, on

high. The ever changing political situation around

and approach of the insurance requirements of the

top of their marine hull book, is another example.

the globe presents ever changing challenges to

client. The broker’s task is to achieve the widest

The latter remain unaffected by the volatility in

shipowners. These days not only issues of safety

terms of cover at the most competitive price and

other sectors such as the natural disasters but of

to people, cargoes and environment arising out

to provide the most efficient after-sales and - most

course are more prone to the volatility of the marine

of the perils of the seas are considered, but other

important - claims service. Whilst no broker will

cycles. We have over the last few years seen the

factors such as piracy have been major issues of

deny this, the methods of achieving these aims

P&I Clubs trying to expand their activities outside

concern. Natural disasters are usually measured

are by no means universally shared. If everyone

their traditional products. We have seen the clubs

risks, yet side effects such as exposure to radiation,

was conducting business the same way and by the

turning their attention to other lines of business

currently a non insurable risk as a consequence of

same standards, no shipowner would ever wish his

to maximise the use of their client base. North of

the earthquake in Japan, sets new challenges. The

business to change hands.

England will soon be offering preferential premium

Greek insurance market. Commitment is the key

The Greek broking community consists of local

to it’s members who will decide to move a part of

word in the writers’ view. The players in the marine

companies or branches of international houses. The

their hull cover to the Club. Skuld opened a hull op-

insurance sector are in fact limited, but perhaps

size varies from one-man to fully fledged opera-

eration at Lloyds. These are moves following similar

too many in this local market to maintain a healthy

tions performing the same tasks as an international







broking house. Young and well educated people do

set in a different dimension, vision and ambition

our local market is regulated. How soon and how ef-

enter the business or continue the family com-

to achieve this. The values of conducting busi-

ficiently can this be done? This remains to be seen,

panies and this is encouraging. Are local brokers

ness in a most professional and ethical way are

yet some may say now is an opportunity to set

in a position to provide an added value to their

indeed international and cannot be limited within

standards from scratch in these turbulent times our

shipowner clients? Undoubtedly they are. Having no

a country’s boundaries. This is recognised by the

country is going through. Consolidation amongst the

or very limited local market to support, makes the

shipowner clients, no matter what the nationality

players is an issue, as the large number of players

Greek broker at least in theory, neutral in the sense

of the broker might be. We at NIB, encouraged by

and their inequalities do sometimes disorientate the

that they do not feel obliged to favour one market

our colleagues and associates, have tested the

shipowners who may lose confidence. Good and

against another. Some may say that a local broker

waters of this extravert approach for a period of

bad times will continue to come and go. We do not

is confined to operate in the limited geographical

over a decade and the result is most rewarding.

and shall not try to re-invent the wheel. Only to keep

limits of his country. Whilst the Greek local market

Open minded and dynamic people committed to

the positive, productive and healthy ingredients the

is indeed the largest single shipping market in the

high standards of conducting business have nothing

advanced markets have developed. We pay tribute

world today, the nature of the business is such that

to fear going forward. After all this is a people’s

to these markets and set our vision for Piraeus to

it allows opportunities to be looked for in other parts

business! Admittedly though, not all operate with the

become an insurance hub, in line with all its other

of the world. In my view it needs people’s mind

same standards and it is now most important that

shipping activities. A big step forward.

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Ballast Water Management has now become a “hot potato” amongst the environmental issues that the shipping industry is facing. The IMO Convention developed to address the introduction of non-indigenous invasive species into local waters and ecosystems is still pending ratification by enough countries before formal entry into force. Given that there are currently 27 (of the 30 required) signatories to the Convention representing 25.32% (of the 35% required) of the world’s GT, ratification of the Convention may be expected rather sooner than later. Regulation B-3 of the Convention will eventually require most ships to install and use a ballast water treatment system (BWTS) that will meet or exceed the performance standards set out in Regulation D-2. Although ballast water management is regulated under the auspices of the IMO at international level, there are also many national and local requirements which in some cases dictate performance standards a thousand times more stringent than those adopted by the IMO, creating a regulatory framework rather confusing for ship operators.

Meantime, almost fifty manufacturers of treatment

Solid-liquid separation is simply the separation

technologies have been identified with forty of

of suspended solid material, including the larger

them being mature enough to start or have already

suspended micro-organisms, from the ballast water,

started the approval process for their systems. By

either by sedimentation (allowing the solids to settle

the end of 2010 eleven treatment systems had re-

out by virtue of their own weight), or by surface

ceived final approval and issued with type approval

filtration (removal by straining; i.e. by virtue of the

certificates under IMO’s G8 Guidelines. Several

pores in the filtering material being smaller than the

others are in the process of conducting the required

size of the particle or organism). (Fig. 2)

land based and shipboard tests towards obtaining type approval. In this view, IMO has agreed that

Disinfection removes and/or inactivates micro-

there are sufficient technologies available for ships

organisms using one or more of the following

with ballast capacity up to 5,000 m3. However, the


majority of ship-owners will wait until the very last moment before complying. Thus, in a more broad

• chemical inactivation of the micro-organism

perspective, the question of whether there will be enough units and manpower to plan installation and

• physicochemical inactivation by irradiation with

retrofit systems before the deadlines, still remains.

ultraviolet light (Fig. 3), which denatures the DNA of the micro-organism and therefore prevents it

The technologies used for treating ballast water are

from reproducing. Ultrasound or cavitation are also

generally derived from municipal and other industri-

physico-chemical disinfection methods

al applications; however their use is constrained by key factors such as space, cost and efficacy. There

• deoxygenation is achieved by reducing the partial

are two generic types of process technology used in

pressure of oxygen in the space above the water

ballast water treatment: solid-liquid separation and

with an inert gas injection or by means of a vacuum

disinfection (Fig. 1).

which asphyxiates the micro-organisms.







treatment equipment and storage of consumable All of the above disinfection methods have been

In order to select a suitable system, the following

applied to ballast water treatment, with differ-

should be carefully considered / consulted:

ent products employing different unit processes.

materials. • Power supply availability and routing for control

Most commercial systems comprise two stages of

• The ballast water pump flow rates that the treat-

treatment with a solid-liquid separation stage being

ment system will be required to cope with (note: the

followed by disinfection, though some disinfection

treatment equipment capacity should be greater

technologies are used in isolation.

than the ship’s ballast rate to allow for an operating margin).

The real challenge, however, is the selection of the

cabling. • Certification requirements. • Details of the ballast tank coatings. Ship operators should expect suppliers to include

treatment system as not all systems are suitable for

• The ballast system piping diagrams showing the

the following information in their offer:

use on all ship types, and the installation planning

connections, pumping capacities and valves.

• Confirmation that their system has sufficient

as trying to squeeze a treatment unit in an already congested ship may prove to be very difficult.

capacity to meet the ship’s maximum ballast flow • Compartment details for the installation of


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bration, monitoring and health and safety. • The system’s power consumption (excluding the

• Ensure that existing auxiliary generators and

ship’s fitted ballast pumps) and any other electrical

• The work plan for supply to ship, installation, com-

control systems can cope with the additional power


missioning and test.

requirements (for some systems it may be neces-

• Types of technology employed in the system.

• A statement of the effect that the treated ballast

sary to upgrade generators). water will have on ballast tank coatings, including

• Check that treatment equipment can be easily

copies of relevant studies that support such claims.

integrated into existing ballast systems.

• An estimate of the reduction in the vessel’s bal-

• Check the suitability of control requirements,

• Health and safety considerations in terms of work-

lasting rate following installation of the treatment

including alarms and protective devices.

ing environment, handling and storage of chemicals.

system, and a description of the measures that can

• Protection systems for normal and emergency

be taken to mitigate this.

• The chemicals required and their consumption rates.


ing systems and ease of integration with existing Additional considerations that need further attention

• Training requirements for system operation, cali-

• Conduct a review of local versus remote operat-

may include but are not limited to:

machinery controls.







• Assess ease of maintenance, calibration and bal-

the ballast water treatment system (pneumatic tank

systems are operated in different environments with

last water sampling.

gauges may be affected by inerting of ballast tanks).

varying feed water quality, and their efficacy over

• Assess the need for venting or other measures for

• Ensure that the ballast water treatment system ar-

compartments where active substances (chemical

rangements maintain the separation of ballast tanks

or otherwise) are stored or at risk of escape.

located within ‘gas safe’ and ‘gas dangerous’ zones.

long periods of time as well as any effects (e.g. on

In some cases, separate ballast water systems may • Review manufacturers’ maintenance require-

be required for each zone. Typically, this applies to

ments to confirm which activities the ship’s staff are

oil and chemical tankers.

required to perform, what spares and consumables would need to be carried, and what service require-

The number of type approved ballast water treat-

ments, if any, would have to be undertaken by the

ment systems has trebled in the last two years. It is

original equipment manufacturer (OEM).

now apparent that ballast water treatment technolo-

• Assess how sediments will be managed.

gies meeting the D-2 standard are available and established. However, there is still much to be learned

• Ensure ballast tank gauging will not be affected by

from actual in-service experience when these

tank coatings) can be more accurately evaluated.

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Description of the System The transfer of harmful aquatic species in ships’ ballast water and sediments is a major global environmental problem, causing severe impacts on marine ecosystems, fisheries and other marine resources and even human health in many parts of the world. As part of global efforts to fight this threat; NK-O3 BlueBallast System was developed ship-board ballast water treatment systems, in accordance with standards established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Although ozone has an extremely short life-span, it is one of the most powerful oxidizing agents produced - effectively neutralizing endo-toxins, viruses, bacteria, fungi and organic material extremely rapidly. In the NK-O3 System; a ship-board Ozone generator takes ambient air and strips away the nitrogen, concentrating the oxygen content – which is then passed through a high voltage or high frequency electrical field to produce ozone. The ozone is then injected into the incoming ballast water to oxidize and neutralize any harmful aquatic species.


A percentage of the aquatic species, especially any bacteria and viruses in the ballast water, are killed

• The compressed air is saved in the air receiver

by direct contact with the ozone. The remainder

that makes it possible providing the stable flow

are killed or neutralized when the ozone reacts with

and pressure to the oxygen generator by reducing

other chemicals that occur naturally in seawater, to


form hypobromous acid, a highly effective disinfectant in its own right. Both ozone and hypobr-

• The oxygen generator takes compressed air from

omous acid disintegrate extremely rapidly – ensur-

the air compressor and strips away the nitrogen,

ing that there is no damage to the receiving waters

concentrating the oxygen and providing the raw

into which the treated ballast water is discharged.

material to produce Ozone, PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) type. It has two tanks. When one

Function of the System

tank is using for adsorption, the other is used for desorption. Operation and regeneration should be

The Feed gas system produces compressed air

controlled automatically..

from the ambient air, concentrates the oxygen and provides the raw material to produce ozone.

• The oxygen produced in the oxygen generator is saved in the oxygen receiver. It provides stabi-

• The air compressor produces more than 7 bar of

lized flow and pressure to the ozone generator by

compressed air by inhaling the air of the atmos-

reducing the pulsation of the produced oxygen.The

phere and provides compressed air to oxygen

ozone destruct uses a catalytic bed and converts

generator through air receiver; as raw material for

any unused ozone back to oxygen before release

oxygen generator.

to the atmosphere. The ozone destructor is used to run the ozone system without injecting the ozone

• The air dryer (refrigerant type) is integrated in the

in the ballast water. It will help to evaluate the good

air compressor. The air dryer satisfy needed air

operation of the ozone system.

condition by refrigerating and dehumidifying the

The Ozone system produces ozone and pro-

compressed air, heighten the efficiency of oxygen

vides to ballast water using by ozone injector.

produce and endurance of the zeolite.

• The ozone generator passes the incoming concen-







trated oxygen through a high frequency electrical

converts any unused ozone back to oxygen before

• The ozone injector diverts incoming ballast water

field to produce ozone. The ozone production will be

release to the atmosphere. The ozone destructor is

from the main ballast pipes into a ‘side-stream’,

controlled by the ozone concentration and the oxy-

used to run the ozone system without injecting the

where it is injected with ozone before re-entering

gen flow-rate. The ozone generator is a stand alone

ozone in the ballast water. It will help to evaluate the

the main ballast stream. The side-stream injector

unit. The PLC ensures all operating conditions are

good operation of the ozone system.

ensures a high kill rate through optimal saturation of

correct during start-up and steady state operation.

the incoming ballast. The side-stream injector also • The ozone distributor consists of the flow control

ensures a restricted dosage area – compared to

• The water chiller keeps the Ozone generator cool.

valves, flow-meters and 3-way valves. This controls

trying to inject ozone into the large volumes of the

Control of the chiller will be executed via the LCP of

the ozone gas flow-rate produced in the ozone

ballast tanks. This eliminates potential for corrosion,

the chiller based on temperature.

generator and distributes that to the ozone injectors

by concentrating the ozone in the injector area only,

and ozone destructors.

which is made from high-grade, non-corroding stain-

• The ozone destruct uses a catalytic bed and

less steal.

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Artic on the type of system selected. Electrical power

consumption by BWT can be a significant hurdle for some technologies on the high ballast dependent

ships. Due to insufficient electrical generating capacity, large power consumers such as UV light banks, electrolytic chlorination systems and de-oxygenation systems may not operate when other large shipboard consumers are also running. In contrast, treatment systems that rely on chemical biocides and preparations that can be dosed into the ballast flow have an almost insignificant electrical load impact, but will require storage space, handling and dispensing equipment, along with necessary increases in safety requirements. Yoshi Ozaki, ABS Director of Environmental Technology, predicts shipowners planning for retrofit installation of ballast water treatment systems will face technical and operational challenges before, during and after installation. “The ABS Advisory includes guidance to help ownThe International Maritime Organization’s Ballast

(BWM) Convention in 2004 but was forced to defer

ers, operators and their suppliers prepare for the

Water Management Convention presents a number

implementation because insufficient numbers of

selection, installation and operation of an appropri-

of technical challenges to shipowners, whether they

viable treatment systems had been developed and

ate treatment system based on vessel type and

are retrofitting systems to existing vessels or design-

approved. Although the convention has yet to reach

trading pattern,” he said.

ing machinery spaces in newbuildings, says ABS.

the required number of signatories for formal ratifica-

Owners and operators who have taken minimal

With the Convention drawing closer to ratification

tion, this has not stopped the introduction of regional

action because convention ratification has not

and with many more treatment systems approved by

legislation by other entities, including national and

appeared imminent could be putting their own

IMO, ABS recently issued a Ballast Water Treatment

state governments.

compliance timeline at risk, he added. Due to the

Advisory to assist the industry in better understand-

The convention is scheduled to enter into force 12

complexity of the issues involved, it is important that

ing the technical issues and evolving regulations.

months after ratification by 30 states, representing

the research and planning process commence now

The advisory’s emphasis is on providing practical

35 per cent of world merchant shipping tonnage. As

if compliance is to be achieved. Ozaki stresses, “a

guidance for shipbuilders, owners and operators

at 11 January 2011, a total of 27 countries represent-

wait-and-see strategy should not be considered a

on how to prepare for the selection, installation and

ing more than 25 per cent of world merchant ship-

practical option.”

operation of an appropriate treatment system for

ping by tonnage had ratified the Convention.

different ship types.

A burgeoning number of commercial systems have

“Estimates submitted to the IMO’s Marine Environ-

“The ballast water management regulations can

now been developed and have either been approved

ment Protection Committee (MEPC) for the numbers

be confusing for shipowners because they contain

as meeting the IMO requirements or are in the final

of ships to be fitted with ballast water treatment

many unresolved and complex issues,” says Kirsi

stages of gaining Type Approval.

systems are daunting. “The estimates, prepared

Tikka, ABS Vice President, Global Technology and

Technical challenges for retrofitting BWT systems

by Japan for submission to MEPC 61 suggest that

Business Development.

vary. Mechanical systems can be of a size that

approximately 6,000 ships will need to be retrofitted

“What the Advisory attempts to do is to gather

dictates where they can and cannot be installed and

in 2015 and another 6,000 in 2016. When require-

together practical information covering principal

modularity can also impact retrofits and the ability of

ments increase dramatically in 2017, another 16,000

regulatory developments as well as the types of

a system to be easily broken down for installation.

vessels will require retrofit. Shipowners should

treatment systems currently available. We have also

Space is also an issue for systems employing chem-

begin planning for their retrofit requirements now,”

sought to highlight the many technical and design

ical dosing because they will require additional room

he adds.

considerations that owners and their suppliers

for storage and handling of consumables, cleaning

Copies of the ABS Ballast Water Management

should take into account when considering retrofit-

and maintenance. Storage conditions should be con-

Advisory are available in hard copy from ABS offices

ting or when specifying the design of a newbuilding,”

sidered and these factors may require fire fighting or

or can be freely downloaded from the ABS web site

she adds.

ventilation systems.

at, Resources, Booklets & Bulletins,

The IMO adopted the Ballast Water Management

The operational challenges that result will depend

ABS Advisories.







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Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions: The Unitor Ballast Water Treatment System The Type Approved Unitor Ballast Water Treatment System (Unitor BWTS) is a fully inline system treating ballast water on intake only. With one of the smallest footprints and lowest power consumptions in the market, the system is a flexible and economical solution for both newbuilds and retrofits. The technology combines the use of the following treatment methods to provide a system equally efficient in all water conditions: • Cavitation – based on a patented mechanical design • Electro-chlorination – to produce sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) at max 1.0 ppm for sterilisation particularly in salt water • Ozone (O3) oxidation – to produce ozone (O3) at max 1.0 ppm for assisting with sterilisation in fresh water • Self-cleaning mechanical filtering The solution is applicable for most vessel types and is available across the full range of sizes required by the commercial maritime market. The system sizes range from 100 to 4000m3/h per ballast pump. To reach capacities above 4000m3/h modules can be installed in parallel, making the system ideally suited for vessels with extremely large treatment requirements. With a maximum reactor length of just 3.8 meters, and the possibility of being oriented horizontally or in a vertical loop, the solution is well suited for retrofitting. There is also an option to have the entire system skid mounted. The Unitor BWTS has an exceptionally low power requirement, typically just 45kW for a 4000m3/h






system. The system’s low pressure drop will not impact on ballast pump sizing, and the low power consumption will normally be well within the ships generator capacity on retrofits. For newbuilds, there should be no need for any change to the design of the generator package. Overall, this significantly reduces the costs associated with the installation and operation of a BWT system, which is beneficial for both yards and operators. Power consumption for various flow rates The Type Approved Unitor BWTS is designed to meet the D2 performance standards of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 of the IMO. It gained IMO Basic Approval in 2008, Final Approval at MEPC 60 in March 2010, and Type Approval from South African Maritime Safety Authority under the authority of the South African Department of Transport in August 2010. The system has been extensively and successfully tested in shipboard tests onboard MV Toronto in the period of July 2009 to June 2010. These combined with a comprehensive series of land based tests at our Cape Town, South Africa test facility have proven compliance with the D2 standard. To date Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions has won contracts for 14 systems, including newbuilds at

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Mitsubishi

provided and supported by Wilhelmsen Technical

Heavy Industries (MHI). “Feedback from our cus-

Solutions globally.

tomers suggests that they chose Unitor BWTS for

Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions is part of Wilhelm-

a range of reasons. The system only treats ballast

sen Maritime Services, a Wilh. Wilhelmsen group

water on intake, which simplifies the operational

company. It is a global provider of cost efficient, fully

process. With a small footprint and very low power

engineered solutions, equipment and services for

consumption the technology is a flexible and eco-

newbuilds and retrofits in the maritime and offshore

nomical solution for both newbuilds and retrofits”


says Petter Traaholt, President in Wilhelmsen

Their expertise includes fire suppression and

Technical Solutions.

prevention, water treatment, heating, ventila-

With the support of the Wilhelmsen Maritime Ser-

tion, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R),

vices’ global network in more than 2200 ports in 116

power optimisation, power distribution and control

countries, the Unitor BWTS is a safe choice for the

systems. Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions designs,

lifetime of the system.

produces, installs, commissions and maintains its

The Unitor BWTS, with technology provided by Re-

solutions for the lifetime of customers’ vessels, rigs

source Ballast Technologies, is produced, marketed,

and platforms.

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No ship can do without ballast water. However, the

tion is that the ships are to be equipped with tech-

sociation with classification society like GL to prove

10 to 12 billion tones of ballast water moving over

nology, such as treatment plants, to make ballast

compliance with the required biological standard

the oceans each year includes a host of “unwanted

water exchange unnecessary. Another element of

and safety issues.


the convention is that over a transitional period until the required technology is installed on the ships,

There are about 40 ballast water treatment manu-

which can cause appreciable damage to foreign

the shipmaster is only to perform the ballast water

facturers in the market right now, and about 10

ecosystems. Between 1989 and 2000 alone, these

exchange in certain zones on the high seas.

systems with full certification approval. The majority of manufacturers have designed their systems in

hostile organisms caused as much as one billion Exchange of ballast at sea, as recommended by

modules to serve retrofitting requirements in narrow

the IMO guidelines, currently provides the best-

engine rooms as well as to cope with the need to

The IMO has been working on this problem for more

available measure to reduce the risk of transfer

treat high volumes when systems can run in parallel

than a decade, culminating in the adoption of the

of harmful aquatic organisms, but is subject to

assembly. In this regard, GL provides consulting

Ballast Water Management Convention (IBWMC)

serious ship-safety limits. Even when it can be fully

services to owners and shipyards on spare space

in 2004. The IBWMC aims to reduce the number

implemented, this technique is less than 100%

and additional power supply in the engine room in

of micro-organisms imported into the ecosystems

effective in removing organisms from ballast water.

order to accommodate a possible retrofit of ballast

through seaborne traffic.

It is therefore important that the exchange of ballast

water treatment systems.

USD of damage.

water at sea is replaced by an effective ballast waThe IBWMC will enter into force 12 months after

ter treatment method which is safe for the crew and

Owners therefore face a complex task in choosing

ratification by 30 States, representing 35% of the

vessel, environmentally acceptable, cost-effective

and installing the appropriate treatment systems

world merchant shipping tonnage. As of September

and technically feasible and practicable.

especially when they have no past experience to rely on. Price, of course, is also a concern. Installa-

2010, 27 States, representing 25.32 % of world GT have already done so. With only three more states

A variety of ballast water treatment systems are

tion costs may go up when engineering services are

necessary for full ratification, the time to get your

underway today, the development of which is based

in high demand and when charterers demand the

ships ready for full compliance with the IBWMC is

on technologies or procedures currently used for

treatment systems.

approaching soon.

industrial and drinking water treatment. Treatment

One of the most important aspects of the conven-

systems have to undergo a demanding type testing

Newbuildings as well as existing ships need to

procedure by a Flag state administration in as-

choose the right ballast water management system

cles tailored to fit their individual case. The intended

The Owners Concerns





vessel is not intended initially to sail to the US, the ability to comply with their standards could affect

range of trade is also important, for example, even if a vessel is not intended initially to sail to the U.S.,

Owners are hesitating because of the varied,

spot trading and resale price. It is unlikely that other

it might still have to comply with the U.S.’s proposed

often more stringent, requirements that the USA is

regions or states are going to have stricter require-

stricter ballast water standards which could effect

considering. Also, some states like California are

ments than US.

spot trading and resale price.

making their own evaluation of treatment systems and the USA Environmental Protection Agency has

In addition Owners are also faced with the task of

In the course of the future ballast water treatment,

issued a Vessel General Permit under the National

developing new

expenses will be incurred for both the initial procure-

Pollutant Discharge Elimination System compulsory

ment of the system and for the treatment taking

for most vessels over 24m.

Maintenance programes;

ers planning any newbuildings to provide the neces-

The state of New York has indicated that each

Safety procedures;

sary technical prerequisites, so that the ships will

vessel of this kind that operates in its waters must

comply with the requirements of the IMO convention

have a treatment system that meets the prescribed

Crew training.

regarding ballast water management. Retrofitting is

standards by 1 January 2012.

Owners therefore face a complex task in choosing

place on board. Therefore, GL advises its custom-

and installing the appropriate treat-ment systems

always the more expensive option. However, ballast water treatment systems are not a one-size-fits-all

Owners are watching closely the regulation devel-

particularly when past experience on operation and

solution. Choosing the correct ballast water treat-

opment in the US, as they could affect treatment

installation of such systems does not exist.

ment system is a difficult process. Shipowners

system’s choice. USA proposes regulations which

Owners must also take into account that the instal-

need to rely on someone with significant engineer-

are stricter than those de-fined in the 2004 Interna-

lation costs may raise when engineering services

ing experience in ballast water management to

tional Convention for the Control and Management

are in high demand and when charterers will

determine the best system for them.

of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments. Even if a

demand the treatment systems.

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RINA: The impact of ballast water treatment systems on new and existing ship designs The introduction of invasive marine species into new environments by ships’ ballast water, attached to ships’ hulls and via other vectors has been identified as one of the greatest threats to the world’s oceans. Shipping transfers approximately 10 to 12 billion tonnes of ballast water across the globe each year and there are thousands of marine species that may be carried in ballast water: basically anything that is small enough to pass through a ship’s ballast water intake. This includes bacteria and other microbes, small invertebrates and eggs, cysts and larvae of various species. It is estimated that at any one time, from 3,000 to over 4,500 different species are being carried in ships’ ballast tanks around the world. The vast majority of marine species carried in ballast water do not survive the journey. However, when all factors are favourable, an introduced species may establish a reproductive population in the host environment and even become invasive, out-competing native species and multiplying into pest proportions. As a result, whole ecosystems are being changed. In response to the threats posed by invasive marine species, the United Nations Conference on

design suggestions to improve the efficiency of bal-

of 95% volumetric exchange (for ships exchang-

Environment and Development (UNCED) held in

last water exchange and to optimize ballast water

ing ballast water by the pumping-through method,

Rio de Janeiro in 1992, called on IMO and other


pumping through three times the volume of each

international bodies to take action to address the

The international convention for the control and

ballast tank shall be considered equivalent);

transfer of harmful organisms by ships.

Management of ships’ Ballast Water and sediments


In December 1997 IMO adopted, by Resolu-

(BWM Convention) was adopted on 12 February

last water to be discharged, defined as maximum

tion A.868(20), the voluntary “Guidelines for the

2004 by a Diplomatic Conference in order to regu-

number and size per cubic meter (less than 10

control and management of ships’ ballast water to

late and control ballast water management.

viable organisms per cubic meter greater than or

minimize the transfer of harmful aquatic organ-

The BWM Convention will enter into force twelve

equal to 50 micrometers in minimum dimension and

isms and pathogens” giving general advice on

months after the date on which not less than thirty

less than 10 viable organisms per millilitre less than

how to minimize the uptake of harmful organisms

States, the combined merchant fleets of which con-

50 micrometers in minimum dimension and greater

and listing basic requirements for the execution of

stitute not less than thirty-five percent of the gross

than or equal to 10 micrometers in minimum dimen-

ballast water exchange, and in March 2002, IMO

tonnage of the world’s merchant shipping, have

sion). Ballast water management, in compliance

adopted Circular MEPC/Circ.389 - MSC/Circ.1021

become parties to it.

with the D-2 standard, will be performed by type

on “Design suggestions for ballast water and sedi-

For the management of ballast water, two main

approved treatment systems.

ment management options in new ships” detailing

standards are defined by the Convention:

The implementation dates according to the BWM


Convention and Resolution A.1005(25) dated 29

ballast water exchange with an efficiency

allowable limits on viable organisms in bal-

cles November 2007 are reported in table 1. Unless decided otherwise in the future by single Administrations or the IMO, after the entry into force date of the BWM Convention (at the moment still unknown) ships may be requested to give evidence of having conducted ballast water management according to the above, which means, in practice, that in the years to come, all ships will have to be fitted with a ballast water treatment system that complies with the D-2 requirements. Up till now, 27 States, representing 25.32% of the world merchant fleet, have ratified the Convention. Notwithstanding the above, a certain number of States, such as Australia, USA and Canada, have adopted national requirements on ballast water management, applicable to ships operating in their national waters that need to be carefully considered. In particular, in several cases, local national requirements are stricter than those requested by the BWM Convention for treatment systems complying with the D-2 standards. RINA Studies on impact of ballast water treatment systems The installation on board of a Ballast Water Treatment System will be the key issue related to the entry into force of the BWM Convention. In order to highlight the consequences for owners and shipbuilders of the coming into force of the





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BWM Convention, RINA has carried out some studies focused on the main characteristics of some of the treatment systems available on the market and the impact of their installation on new buildings and existing ships. The ballast treatment systems analyzed consist of two main components: a mechanical filter and a “biological sediments killer unit”. In particular, the following 3 different BW treatment systems have been analyzed: -System 1: Mechanical filter, Killer unit: Oxidation technology -System 2 Mechanical filter, Killer unit: UV lamps -System 3 Mechanical filter (cyclone technique), Killer unit: UV lamps The impact of their installation on the following three existing projects has been analyzed: • General cargo ship Handysize o Ballast water transfer capacity: 1500 m3/h o Electric power installed: 3 x D.G. 740 kW (1 spare) • Product carrier (41000 DWT) o Ballast water transfer capacity: 1500 m3/h o Electric power installed: 4 x D.G. 740 kW (1 spare) • Bulk Carrier Panamax o Ballast water transfer capacity: 2200 m3/h o Electric power installed: 3 x D.G. 400 kW (1 spare – ship without cranes) In particular, the studies focused on the following main aspects: • Increase in electrical power to be provided on board • Arrangement modification due to ballast water system installation • Modification requested to ballast piping and pumps • Increase in dimensions of diesel generators • Impact on fuel oil tanks • Cost evaluation







Modification request to ballast piping and pumps Scheme 1 and Scheme 2 illustrate the basis of the functionality of the ballast system with the treatment module. In particular, Scheme 2-a refers to a “single passage treatment system” whilst Scheme 2-b refers to a “double passage treatment system” where: Single passage treatment system means a system in which the ballast water passes only once in the treatment system (during the ballasting operation). Double passage treatment system means a system in which the ballast water is treated twice (both during ballasting and deballasting operations); in general the double passage is not required in the mechanical filter. The installation of the BWT system mainly concerns modification of the design of the ballast system and its components. In particular: • An increase in power of ballast pumps should be considered to overcome the pressure drop lost in the BWT system • The system may be redesigned and the scantling of the lines/valves could change for the higher design pressure of part of the system • The stripping system should be modified: this is not necessary for “single passage” systems Increase in electrical power to be provided on board In general, the installation on board of the Ballast Water treatment system requires an increment in electric power generation. The main contributions to the increase in electrical power are: • Increase in electrical power required by ballast pumps • Electrical power required by the ballast water treatment system Figure 1 represents the power increase required by ballast pumps as a function of the ballast water flow rate. The increase in power required by the Ballast

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Water treatment system is reported in Figure 2 as a

Figure 6 illustrates the surface area and the height

be increased in order to cover the pressure drop of

function of the ballast flow rate.

of the ballast water management systems, as

the treatment system.

Figure 3 represents the total power increase for

depending on the ballast water flow rate.

Considering the above, we deem that no new prob-

each system as a function of the ballast flow rate.

lems concerning the arrangement of new ballast

For the three case studies, considering electrical

- Increase in the dimensions of diesel generators

pumps will be encountered: the dimensions of bal-

balance of in the most critical conditions (maximum

The increase in dimensions of diesel generators

last pumps are in general limited and related mainly

electrical load) during ballasting and deballast-

depends mainly on the ratio between the ballast

to the capacity of the pumps themselves.

ing, the increase in power of the diesel generators

water pumps’ capacity and the electrical power

required on board for the installation of the ballast

required to be installed on board, assuming that no

- Increase in capacity of diesel oil fuel tanks.

water treatment system has been evaluated.

BWT system is fitted.

The total power required in harbour conditions is

Figures 4 and 5 present the increment in power of

The percentage of additional required electrical

increased and consequently the consumption of

the diesel generators on board, due to the installa-

power increases proportionally to the above-men-

diesel/fuel oil: this could increase the total capacity

tion of the BWT system.

tioned ratio;

of fuel/diesel oil tanks on board the ship.

• In the worst situation it could be necessary to Arrangement modification due to ballast water

increase the number of diesel generators (e.g. in

Cost evaluation

system installation

the case of Panamax gearless bulk carriers )

For the evaluation of the increase in cost of delivery

The ship arrangement is to be modified to take into

• In the remaining cases it could be necessary to

of ships with the BWT system the following aspects

account the following issues:

change the type or rating of the diesel generators.

have been highlighted by the study:

1. Dimensions of the ballast treatment system

1. Installation costs

2. Increase in the dimensions of diesel generators

- Installation of new ballast pumps

• Cost of the ballast water treatment system

3. Fitting of new ballast lines

The installation of the water treatment system can

• Costs due to more powerful diesel generators

4. Increase in capacity of diesel oil fuel tanks.

impact on the number and characteristics of the

• Costs due to more powerful ballast water pumps/

- Dimensions of the ballast treatment system

ballast pumps; in fact the power of the pumps might

electric engine






• Re-design costs

piping system (some systems available on the mar-

taking into account the ship’s characteristics

• Out of service costs (the ship does not operate

ket require the traditional overflow/air vent systems

(General Arrangement, Ballast System, Electrical

during the installation of the system)

to be replaced with P/V valves);

Power Generators) in order to minimize the costs of

• impact on modification of ballast tank sounding

installation and maintenance.

2. Running costs

systems (where P/V valves are required to be fitted

• Maintenance costs (replacement of exhausted

the sounding system is probably to be modified).

filters, etc.)

should be taken into account. In particular, the skills

• Operational costs (chemicals used in the process, etc.)

In addition to the above, management aspects required by the crew to manage these systems are


to be carefully taken into account, considering that,

In conclusion, concerning the study carried out,

in the case of failure of the system due to wrong op-

3. Other aspects to be considered

we can summarize by saying that the impact of

erations, the producer’s guarantee does not apply.

Other important aspects that, together with the

the fitting of the BWT system on the ship design

technical issues highlighted above, may be typical

depends on:

also of other systems available on the market and

Thanks to the knowledge gained from the studies

currently under examination by RINA are:

• type of BWT system

carried out and continuously updated, RINA is as-

• impacts of the treatment system on the ballast

• type of ship

sisting owners and shipbuilders in the challenge of

tank coating; • impact on modification of the ballast tank overflow

identifying the most appropriate ballast water treatIn particular, the BWT system should be chosen

ment systems for their new and existing ships.

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PANASIA’s GloEn-Patrol™ Ballast Water Management System GloEn-Patrol™BWMS is a combined treatment system using mechanical Filters and specially designed UV units to serve every kind of vessel by the most environmentally friendly and optimal way. Panasia has already a Reference list that includes Bulk Carries, Container ships, Crude oil tankers, Pure Car Carriers and other types of vessels. Adopting a 100% physical treatment technology, GloEn-Patrol™ effectively disinfects harmful aquatic organisms and pathogen in water, without generating any toxic substance during ballasting and de-ballasting. In addition, the Filter unit not only eliminates organisms larger than 50 micrometer but also controls and manages sediment inflow in ballast tanks. The overall procedure of ballasting and de-ballasting becomes as simple as a push of a button. Upon the operation mode is selected from the touch screen of the Monitoring & Control Panel, the PLC will undertake the operation of the all components that are involved to the procedure, it will even start the ballast pumps. Status of the system and operational data can be monitored from the Control Panel in real time. Features of GloEn-Patrol™BWMS 1. The most environmental friendly system 2. Compact design 3. Automatic back flushing without ballasting inter-







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4. Automatic back flushing

3. Monitoring & Control Panel

4. UV lamps auto wiping system

5. Screen size : 50um

The monitoring & control panel is

5. No toxic by-products

6. Capacity : 50 ~ 6,000 m3/hr

6. Very simple operation

7. Max. pressure : 7 kg/ cm2

conserving power.

7. Easy and economical maintenance

2. How does the UV unit work?

The monitoring & control panel offers a real time

8. No corrosion problem

Using UV light to disinfect water is a proven technol-

logging the data required by the convention at the

ogy. This safe and effective physical disinfectant is

same time.

PLC(Programmable Logic Controller) based and is configured to activate and deactivate UV lamps via electric ballasts to maintain sufficient UV dose while

monitoring of the status of system operation while

9. Less inflow of sediment

suitable for both large and small applications. UV’s proven technology uses nothing but ultra violet light

1. How does the filter work?

Specification of Control panel

to inactivate bacteria, viruses and other organisms that may be present in the water. UV unit is easy

1. Touch Screen

The water enters through the inlet pipe into the filter

to operate and needs no expensive and potentially

area and flows through the cylindrical filter element

hazardous chemicals.

2. Main data display

the element surface causes pressure differential to

UV light, which continues to be reliable means of

3. Alarm display

develop across the filter element.

disinfection, involves exposing contaminated water

from inside out. The accumulating sediments on

to irradiation from UV light. The treatment really When this pressure difference reaches a pre-set

works because UV light penetrates an organism’s

value, the back-flushing mechanism is automati-

cell walls and disrupts the cell’s genetic material,

cally operated. The back-flushing procedure can be

making reproduction impossible. Specification of UV unit GloEn-Patrol™ is the first BWTS in the world with

seconds. During the back-flushing cycle the filtered water is not interrupted and continues to flow down-

5. Controller : SIEMENS PLC 4. Explosion-proof type

based on a pre-set value or a pre-determined lapse of time. The back-flushing takes between 10 to 30

4. Data logging for 24months

1. Long life span(Medium-pressured UV lamp)

Explosion-proof certificate issued by DNV. The DNV ATEX CERTIFICATE shows Ex II 2 G Ex px IIC T4

stream of the filter in the normal manner. 2. Disinfection of micro-organism

as explosion protection marking, enabling GloEnPatrol™ to be installed in “Zone 1” hazardous areas

Specification of Filter 3. Easy maintenance and operation 1. Removing large plankton over 50um

like pump rooms and on-deck, making the installation even more flexible.

4. Automatic cleaning wiper 2. Rises UV light transmission 5. Capacity : 50 ~ 6,000 m3/hr 3. Low pressure drop 6. Max. pressure : 7 kg/cm2






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ERMA FIRST Ballast Water Treatment System


cles ERMA FIRST has been designed and developed





products of this process flow into the ballast tanks

by ERMA FIRST ESK Engineering Solutions S.A., a

• Modular design. Each module has capacity of 100

of the vessel, so that the residual oxidants disinfect

company established for producing a sound and re-


any harmful organisms taken onboard. A flow sen-

liable Ballast Water Treatment system, being at the

• Flexible installation in new buildings and retrofits.

sor, installed upstream of the cell, provides a signal

forefront of Research and Development supported

to it through the PLC of the system to apply DC

by a team of specialists in waste & water treatment

• Uninterrupted ballasting or de-ballasting opera-

current to the electrodes. This process initiates the

technology in marine applications, with strong back-

tions due to filter clogging

electrochemical reaction and the production of the

ground from professional establishments exhibiting more than 30 years experience in environmental

Active Substances. A free chorine sensor, located • Fully automatic unattended operation

protection and proven applications worldwide.

downstream of the cell, monitors the free chlorine concentration.

• Reliable operation/efficiency even at the most The ERMA FIRST Ballast Water Treatment System

challenging aquatic environments

is an integrated, autonomous and modular treat-

The production rate of the Active Substances is continuously tuned to the ballast flow rate and the

ment system for ballast water, the nominal treat-

• No corrosion effects due to low chlorine concentra-

measurement of the free chlorine at the sensor.

ment capacity of the system varies from 100 up to


Depending on the flow rate and the free chlorine

2000 m3/hr.

measurement, the current and the voltage at the cell • No risks to crew safety and health

The treatment process includes two distinctive stag-


es; a primary and a secondary one. The primary

• No need for additional ventilation in ballast tank or

stage enables the separation of coarser suspended

pump room

materials and relatively larger living organisms in ballast water. In the secondary stage disinfection

change in order to maintain the pre-set free chorine

The electrolytic cell of the system was specifically designed to produce the identified Active Sub-

Process flow description

takes place to meet the required biological efficacy

stances at temperatures as low as 5oC and water salinity > 5 PSU. The ability of the cell to produce

standard for treated ballast water as stipulated in

The ERMA FIRST Ballast Water Treatment System

free chlorine in such conditions is based on the

the International Convention for the Control and

is an autonomous fully automatic operational unit.

special coating material of its electrodes, and also

Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments

The system has two different operational modes,

on its design, which enables sufficient contact time

one during ballasting and one during the discharge

of chlorides with electrodes in the water stream to

of treated ballast water. The two operation modes

convert them into Active Substances.

System’s Advantages

are described in the following paragraphs. The main advantages of ERMA FIRST ballast water

Similarly, the electrolytic cell of the system can

treatment system among others are:

Mode one: Ballasting

• Small footprint

During ballasting, ballast water passes through a

in high electrical resistance. Therefore, the PLC of

200 μm pre-filter and then into the cyclonic separa-

the system adjusts the voltage at the electrodes in

tor. The rich in sediments and coarse material un-

order to keep the production of free chlorine at the

derflow stream from the cyclonic separator returns

pre-set values.

operate effectively in salinities above 32 PSU, due to the fact that water of such salinity levels results

• Low energy consumption • Low capital and operational cost • High Sediment removal

back into the sea via a drain line. The overflow enters the electrolytic cell for the in situ production

The whole unit is current driven. The current is

of free chlorine at concentration 10 mg/lit. The

controlled by the chlorine sensor which is located

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downstream of the cells. By monitoring the operating Amperes on the electrodes of the cell and adjusting the applied voltage, the PLC of the system ensures a constant production rate of Active Substances in an extended salinity and temperature range. Operation mode two: De- ballasting During de-ballasting, neutralization of the total residual oxidants takes place by adding aqueous solution sodium bisulfite solution (38% w/w). At this mode the pre-filtering equipment, the cyclonic separator and the electrolytic cell of the system are by-passed with the exception of the free chlorine sensor. When de-ballasting begins, a second free chlorine sensor measures the chlorine concentration in the discharge line. Based on the reading, the sensor gives a 0/4-20 mA signal which steers the flow rate of the dosing pump of the sodium bisulfite, to maintain the chlorine concentration below to 0.1 mg/L. A third free chlorine sensor of the de-ballasting system will monitor the total chlorine level to ensure a maximum concentration in the discharged water of 0.1 mg/L. Control and monitoring description The ERMA FIRST BWTS is controlled from a main control panel that includes the PLC and the necessary control equipment to secure an automatic and reliable operation with the minimum involvement of the ship’s crew. The sensors and the control equip-

ment are presented in the following table.

type and the location of the separation stage of the system due to the anticipated 1.2 bars pressure

Installation considerations and limitations

drop across the system. In general the system’s flexibility allows its installation in various shipboard

It is indispensable that a detailed study for the

compartments including the engine room or the

installation and the final arrangement of the system

weather deck of a vessel. To enable sufficient ac-

onboard a vessel should be carried out in advance

cessibility for inspection, servicing and maintenance

in cooperation with the vessel management com-

purposes, a minimum 700 mm free areas around

pany, the Flag Administration and the Classification

the unit it is required.

Society. System Requirements Consideration should be given to the ballast pump

cles • Utility requirements: The system requires 380-480

• Inlet pressure >3 bar but <5 bar.

V, 3-phase 50/60Hz AC power input, and pressur-





The land based test has been successfully finalized in July 2011 in NIOZ, The Netherlands. The ship-

ized air (min 6 bars), 7 lit/cycle for the pre-filter.

Approval status of the system

board test is in progress since January 2011.

• Space: The footprint and height of the system

As the system makes use of active substances it

The company is planning to get the Final approval

depends on its treatment rate and the type of the

should follow G9 guidelines prior to G8.

in MEPC.62 in March 2012 and a month later, in

ship. Due to its modular design, the system can be

April it is expecting the Type Approval certificate

divided to three sections, separation, electrolytic-

The application dossier for the Basic Approval sub-

control and the neutralization, with each one able

mitted to IMO end of March of 2010 and the non-

to be installed into different shipboard areas.

confidential part of the dossier is the MEPC.61/2/11

Moreover, the system can be either skid mounted or

document. During GESAMP-BWWG 15th meeting,

containerized, depending on the requested applica-

the Group recommended to MEPC that Basic Ap-

tion either for a new building or for retrofitting on an

proval be granted to the ERMA FIRST Ballast Water

existing ship. A typical footprint of the skid-mounted

Treatment System.

system would be 4.5 m2 for a 500 m3/h system.

from Lloyd’s register and the Greek Administration.

The company is located in Schisto Industrial Park, Perama, Greece.

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RWO GmbH – CleanBallast

CleanBallast system – type approved and already over 20 units in successful commercial operation The only commercially available German manufactured and type-certified ballast water treatment system comes from Bremen based RWO; successfully proven in operation on several vessels. The CleanBallast system, consisting of a special mechanical filter process and an advanced disinfection unit, has so far been ordered for more than 40 plants. A number of these plants have been installed and are in successful commercial operation since the end of 2009, making CleanBallast one of the few systems that can demonstrate a longer operational duration in commercial application. As of today, the technology can claim already over 15 years of accumulated successful commercial operational experience. Because of the increasing negative impacts of alien marine organisms transported in the ballast water of oceangoing ships, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) spent many years working on a Ballast Water Convention. The convention adopted in 2004 is aimed at preventing the unintended transport of microorganisms in ballast water. It is commonly expected that full ratification of the convention will be reached during 2011. The CleanBallast technology was developed by RWO from 2003, refined over the years and extensively tested under real-life conditions. Even under extreme conditions, such as high sediment concentrations,

CleanBallast exceeded the IMO

KIMAB and Germanischer Lloyd concluded that there

test requirements. The design and

are no additional corrosive properties of seawater

testing of the plant under real envi-

treated with CleanBallast, compared to untreated sea-

ronmental conditions is an essential

water and thus CleanBallast does not increase corro-

prerequisite for guaranteeing a fast

sion in ballast water tanks. Furthermore, CleanBallast

and safe loading of ballast water

is certified and classified by the GL as compatible with

and short times alongside in port. In

epoxy-based ballast water tank coating systems.

addition, the efficient removal of the

“Designed and made in Germany” is still an interna-

sediment considerably reduces tank

tionally well-known and recognised mark of quality of

cleaning costs and prevents the

the RWO maritime water treatment experts, with the

loss of valuable loading capacities.

CleanBallast plants being manufactured at their main

Many years’ experience in treating

site in Bremen.

water and wastewater aboard

“We are very satisfied with the performance of the

ships and offshore rigs helped

CleanBallast systems, which already enable us to

the Bremen-based company in

implement the loading and discharge of ballast water

developing the modular ballast

in conformity with the D2 standard of the IMO,” says

water treatment system, which is

Niels Stolberg, President and CEO of Beluga Shipping

available from capacities of 150 m³/hr to 3,750 m³/

GmbH, about the RWO technology.

hr. CleanBallast stands out for its technological reli-

Due to its leading edge technologies, plant reliability

ability, sustainability and economical operating and

and short delivery times, RWO has in the course of

investment costs and thus meets the expectations and

recent years already established itself as the interna-

needs of both shipowners and shipyards. The system,

tional market leader in bilge water treatment. RWO

which can operate not only in sea water but also in

is now also pursuing this goal with the ballast water

waters with a low salt content, is offered for various

treatment system CleanBallast.

capacities and assignments and both for new building

RWO, Bremen, is a leading supplier of systems for

and retrofitting.

water and wastewater treatment aboard ships and

RWO with its CleanBallast product has also been a

offshore rigs. The product programme encompasses

pioneer in the assessment of ballast water treat-

the treatment of drinking and process water as well

ment system’s effect on ballast tank coatings and

as bilge, ballast and wastewater. RWO is already

corrosion. Thorough corrosion tests were undertaken

the worldwide market leader in the treatment of bilge

by independent institutes and have proved that the

water. The company is part of Veolia Water Solutions

CleanBallast ballast water treatment system does

& Technologies (VWS), subsidiary of Veolia Water,

not increase the corrosive properties. Thorough ac-

a leading design & build company and a specialized

celerated corrosion studies were carried out by RWO

provider of technological solutions in water treatment.

in cooperation with a leading European corrosion

With over 9,500 employees in 57 countries, Veolia

institute (SWEREA-KIMAB) and the classification so-

Water Solutions & Technologies recorded revenue of

ciety Germanischer Lloyd. The tests, which simulated

€2.5 billion Euros in 2009.

operation over an approximate entire lifetime of a

Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environne-

ballast water tank/piping structure (approx. 40 years)

ment, is the world leader in water and wastewater

and these studies were later recommended by the

services. Specialized in outsourcing services for

IMO technical group GESAMP-BWWG, as part of the

municipal authorities, as well as industrial and service

guidance for other vendors developing ballast water

companies, Veolia Water provides water service to 95

treatment studies, to be included in their respective

million people and wastewater service to 66 million.

approval process.

With 95,789 employees in 66 countries, its 2009

Based on the result of these tests, both SWEREA

revenue amounted to €12.5 billion.

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With Malaysia ratifying the Ballast Water Manage-

ships are expected to be fitted with treatment

In principle such issues related to safety should be

ment Convention (Convention) in September 2009,

systems and it is no surprise that this will be the

addressed throughout the type approval process

the shipping world is closer to the date of ratification

major challenge the shipping world will face in the

and installation drawings approved by the Adminis-

by enough Administrations for the Convention to

implementation of the Convention.

tration granting type approval must be followed.

Furthermore, with such a huge market and a rela-

DNV as the first class society published in its July

With entry into force of the Convention come many

tively limited amount of BWTS manufacturers, there

2010 Rules for Classification of Ships standards for

challenges, as delivery capacity of treatment sys-

is a risk that ships with special design and uncon-

safe installation of treatment systems onboard ships

tems, safety issues, retrofitting issues and applica-

ventional ballast systems (like heavy lift, semi-sub-

and offshore vessels.

tion to tankers and other special vessels.

mersibles, barges, supply ships etc) will fall outside

enter into force.

the sphere of interest of the manufacturers.

Retrofitting issues

initiated a global internal project to equip the organi-

In order to attenuate the impacts of the coming tsu-

Retrofitting a BWTS may pose many challenges

zation with enough tools to support the shipping and

nami, DNV encourages ship owners to be proactive

and the experience from retrofit projects has shown

offshore industry throughout the implementation

and start getting familiar with the treatment systems

that planning is the key factor for a successful


in the market and install systems on their ships to


Appreciating the size of the challenges ahead, DNV

anticipate both time and cost retrofits will take. For that, DNV is offering a wide range of services

Some of the challenges imposed by retrofits are

from class to advisory to training.

Safety issues

Delivery capacity of treatment systems

BWTS employ a variety of technologies to treat the

finding suitable locations for the different equipment, managing the piping, the electrical load balance and the integration of the automatic control system.

water to the specified standard in the Convention: In a meeting in the International Maritime Organiza-

the D-2 standard.

tion (IMO) under MEPC.61 the Japanese delegation

Even after good planning and approval by class, the retrofit can prove tricky in the sense that putting

submitted a paper with estimates of the expected

Some of those technologies use gases or chemicals

the whole thing together and make it work has often

amount of ships that are required to be fit with

that are either toxic, flammable or pose a risk to

proved to be a not so easy task.

ballast water treatment systems (BWTS)[1]. The

human health or the environment. The gases and

figures are plotted in figure 1 below.

chemicals could be a byproduct of the treatment

Furthermore, a good Ballast Water Management

The figures speak for themselves; thousands of


Plan where the BWTS is described in enough







details both to principles of operations, main compo-

must have a treatment system onboard.

to step up the activities in the ballast water field.

nents and routine maintenance, is essential for the

Tankers have a special case of explosion proof re-

Training of approval engineers, surveyors and cus-

correct operation of the BWM System, where the

quirements in the cargo area when carrying liquids

tomer service managers will be done through out

BWTS is just a part of the whole ballast system.

with flash point not exceeding 60°C. BWTS must be

the course of 2011; as well as guidelines, rules and

Ex-proof to the standard applicable to the ship.

advisory services will be offered.

Application to tankers and other special vessels As such, electrical equipment in the cargo area of

On the class side, DNV is undertaking type approval

In principle the Convention applies to any floating

oil tankers must follow a minimum standard of T3

on behalf of flag states, supporting installation re-

vessel of any size with ballast water, besides some

for temperature class and IIA for apparatus group.

lated issues like approval, design review and certifi-

exceptions like naval ships, ships trading in local

This standard can be higher on chemical tankers

cation; and also actively participating in the different

waters only and ships with permanent ballast tanks.

(up to T6 and IIC).

decision making forum like the IMO and IACS.

That said, many vessels in the offshore industry like

For gas carriers, since the ballast tanks are not

While we are offering a wide range of advisory

FPSO, drilling rigs, semi-submersibles, oil platforms

considered to be a hazardous area, the explosion

services like feasibility studies on different treat-

etc will be operating in the same location for a pro-

proof issue is not applicable.

ment systems for specific designs of ships and

longed period of time. Such vessels are not required to install a treatment system onboard unless they

risk assessment to evaluate the risk of transferring DNV and the BWM Convention

intend to transfer to other international locations.

invasive species between specific ports; we are also finalizing a training courses.

Anticipating in a “worst case scenario” a ratification Dredgers, heavy lift and unmanned oceangoing

of the Convention by enough flag states in the sum-

*Det Norske Veritas AS
Jad Mouawad Senior Engi-

barges fall within the scope of the Convention and

mer of 2011, DNV launched a global internal project

Cargo Handling and Piping Systems

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Alfa Laval: PureBallast - Controlling ballast water treatment Alfa Laval in brief

leader in ballast water treatment since its launch in 2006. The system has been chosen for more ves-

This will require a treatment system, and to be

Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized

sels than any other ballast water treatment system,

frank, this is just another system that needs to be

products and engineering solutions.

as well as for the greatest range of vessel types.

installed and handled on board. Therefore, the main

These include everything from container vessels

objective, besides designing an efficient system,

Our equipment, systems and services are dedicated

and tankers to offshore supply ships and naval

has been to design a system that will affect the

to helping customers to optimize the performance of


operator as little as possible: few manual operations

their processes. Time and time again.

and as little maintenance as possible. Moreover, PureBallast has been installed at major

We help our customers to heat, cool, separate and

shipyards all over the world.

transport products such as oil, water, chemicals, beverages, foodstuffs, starch and pharmaceuticals. Our worldwide organization works closely with

Alfa Laval is well prepared for these new challenges with the PureBallast system, a chemical-free and

Behind the success of PureBallast is its unique

fully automated ballast water treatment system. The

combination of advantages. In addition to type-ap-

system is developed as a joint venture between

proved ballast water treatment, PureBallast offers:

Alfa Laval and Wallenius Water. Together, the two

customers in almost 100 countries to help them stay

companies have vast experience of, and knowledge


– Easy installation in a compact space

Your source for marine essentials

– Automated, reliable and chemical-free operation

For nearly a century, Alfa Laval has focused on

– Full integration with existing ballast water systems

about, marine cleaning equipment and shipping industry. The treatment process is performed in two main

what’s valuable at sea. Through separation, heat exchange and other techniques, we’ve made it pos-

steps. The first step is a filtration, where the water first passes a filter (10) removing particles larger

– Low maintenance requirements and lifecycle cost

than 40 μm.

Alfa Laval’s ballast water treatment system,

The second step, the actual treatment, is based

PureBallast, is designed to interfere as little as

on advanced oxidation technology (AOT), where

Today we offer solutions for oil treatment, cooling

possible with the ballast operation onboard, and to

organisms are rendered harmless by radicals cre-

and heating, as well as environmental protection,

require as little manual operation and maintenance

ated by the combination of UV light and a titanium

tank cleaning and desalination. Not surprisingly,

as possible. To achieve this, the complete ballast

dioxide based catalyst. The UV light also inactivates

we’ve kept to the essentials in these processes as

water treatment process is controlled and monitored

the cell DNA to prevent regrowth of organisms. The

well – steadily making them simpler, more reliable

by the control system, including all components

process is totally self-contained.

and more economical.


Technology evolves. But the essentials remain

In a near future it will be mandatory for all vessels

two main advantages with this. First, environmental


to treat ballast water to prevent alien species to

issues are addressed without any chemicals affect-

enter local environments. The International Marine

ing the environment, and second, there are no logis-

Organization (IMO) has adopted the Convention

tical problems managing deliveries of consumables.

for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast

PureBallast is the first chemical-free system which

PureBallast is a clear and comfortable choice,

Water and Sediment, which will take effect within

has received full Ballast Water Type Approval in

having quickly established itself as the commercial

the coming years.

strict accordance with the IMO standards.

sible to utilize or protect the valuable essence in a wide variety of substances.

PureBallast is a chemical-free system. There are

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control system. Each event in the process is either

the PLC program is prepared to integrate these

triggered by input from a sensor parameter set

components. Signals to and from these components

value or status of another component. Sensors

makes it possible to include them in the logical flow

Complete automation requires complete control

are distributed in the system to give full informa-

to enable full control of the complete ballast/debal-

of the system. PureBallast is a complete system

tion about ongoing processes and status of main

last process.

including all components needed to be compli-

components. The sensors transmit information to

ant. From an automation point of view, this is an

the control system that takes actions according to

Of course, the operator needs to start and stop

advantage, since the PLC based control system

set parameter values.

the ballast processes. But after that the process is


communicates with all components. The PLC both

automated. All events in the flow are triggered to

supervises and controls them to enables full auto-

Only a few crucial components involved in the

start or stop based on parameter set values or input

mation of the process.

handling of ballast water are not a part of the

from sensors.

PureBallast system, for example the ballast water PureBallast is monitored and operated by the PLC

pump. But to reach the goal of total automation,

Trigger based automation






The triggers can be of various types. The control

transmitter and the control system. Any change in

system keeps track of the status of all the main

the flow is registered by pressure transmitter which

components, which also enables the control system

is analyzed by the PLC that sends instructions to

All systems need maintenance. But to minimize the

to operate them in a controlled way. It is thereby

the constant valve to adjust the flow.

needs for manual maintenance routines, cleaning

possible to trigger one component activity based on

After operation – maintenance?

and preservation operations has been built in as

another component’s status, for example to operate

To avoid strains on the system and irregularities in

fully automated steps of the ballasting procedure.

several valves in a sequence: valve B is not opened

the flow, a PID calibration is performed at commis-

By making these steps a part of the programmed

until valve A is closed.

sioning. The purpose is to set the default interval

logical flow it is ensured that they are performed,

for the constant valve (8), based on the specific

and thereby, that the system performance is contin-

The next level is to involve parameters in controlling

installation’s prerequisites and behavior. This allows

uously high and the system life cycle is prolonged.

the process. The most simple parameters control

for the valve to start each flow regulation within this

All components involved in this are also integrated

time, for example, the cleaning in place (CIP) proce-

reality based interval.

and completely self-contained.

that is parameter set, based on empirical studies of

Another example is the automatic filter rinsing

The main component in this is the CIP module (12).

the cleaning agent’s effect on scaling.

procedure. If the differential pressure over the

After ballasting, the CIP module circulates cleaning

filter (10) is too high, this indicates that the filter

fluids in the AOT (5) reactor to prevent scaling,

The sensors are an extremely important part of the

candles are clogged, which requires them to be

which otherwise can decrease performance. As

automation process. The control system constantly

rinsed. Therefore, the differential pressure over the

a last step in the process a preservation function

retrieves basic information by the system sensors

filter is monitored by a pressure transmitter, which

fills the AOT reactor and filter with fresh water to

and compares them to parameter set limitations.

communicates with the control system. When the

preserve the components.

The PLC can then trigger events based on this

differential pressure reaches a parameter set limit,

information. For example, in the AOT (5) it is impor-

an automatic back-flush process is initiated. Since

The same level switches that are used to secure

tant to monitor flow and temperature. The UV lamps

the back-flush needs a specific pressure to be

water in the AOT reactor, are used to secure that

in the AOT reactor need to be cooled by fluids. To

efficient, the first measure is to ask the system pres-

the CIP process runs correctly and that the correct

secure this, the AOT is equipped with one tempera-

sure transmitter for current pressure. If the pressure

amount of cleaning fluid is present.

ture sensor and level sensor constantly monitoring

is OK according to parameter set value, the process

the status of the reactor. Should the temperature

is started. If it is too low, the constant valve (8) is

These cleaning and preservation processes are

deviate from parameter set limits, action is taken.

partially closed to ensure sufficient under pressure,

automated, but can be put on hold if needed. The

The flow is monitored by the flow meter (3). If the

where after the filter is back-flushed. After the back-

process can be resumed at any time after an inter-

flow in the AOT reactor decrease below a parameter

flush has been performed, the system goes back to

mission. This means that there are no hold times

set value, an alarm is issued to alert the operator

normal process. Normal process also includes the

detaining any ballast water handling on board.

to take actions. If no actions are taken and the flow

normal monitoring of the filter differential pressure.

continues to decrease below the next parameter

So, if the back-flush did not solve the problem, the

limit value, the AOT is shut down.

process is repeated again, without the need for a

dure. The cleaning is performed for a length of time

back-flush specific follow up. The examples given above are like direct orders

Seamless operation via integration To further facilitate the ballast water handling for the operator, the control system can be integrated to

based on concrete facts. But to solve more complex

The constant monitoring of the processes and

make a seamless connection between the PLC and

tasks, the components need to maintain an open

equipment also involves safety aspects. Any criti-

the vessel’s integrated ship control system (ISCS)

dialogue with the control system. For example, the

cal deviation from crucial limit values triggers the

including the components involved. This makes it

constant valve (8) constantly adjusts the flow to

control system to shut down one component or the

possible to have total control over the ballast water

secure smooth process and correct pressure in the

entire system, so that personnel are not endan-

handling, including for example heeling and strip-

system. A PID loop is performed in close com-

gered or equipment ruined.

ping, from the PureBallast control system.

munication between the constant valve, the flow

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Software integration

Run signal:

PureBallast confirms that the

power is used. The integration is handled as a communication

The control system is presented in a full-color, touch screen panel. To make the system information as readable as possible, the GUI has been designed to

between the PureBallast PLC and the ISCS via

After completed process, the signal is terminated,

imitate the actual system, regarding pipe geom-

modbus, to display information and enable control

to indicate that the process is finished, and that

etry and placing of components. The main page

of all functions. The two systems communicate

the power recourses can be dedicated to other

presents the complete PureBallast system in a flow

via dedicated signals for all functions (messages,


chart illustration. This page gives a full overview of

alarms, functions and status information). The

the system and ongoing process.

signals are then presented in the ISCS according to

Component integration

A status box gives important overall information, for

the vessel’s graphical standard. In this way ballast

As a third possibility, the vessel’s components

example ongoing process and sub process, power

water treatment becomes an integrated part of the

(e.g. ballast water pump, booster pump overboard

consumption and amount of processed water. Water

everyday routines, not an addition, not a burden.

valve) involved in the ballast water handling can

flow is illustrated with colored pipes, and status

The operator can control and operate the complete

be integrated via modbus or hard wire. This makes

information about all components is given in close

process from the same and familiar graphical inter-

it possible for the operator to monitor the status of

relation to the component. For example, actual flow

face used for all other daily routines.

these components in the graphical user interface

is displayed by the flow meter (3) and pressure by

(GUI). But, more important, the PLC program can

the pressure transmitter.

Power management integration

act upon input from these components.

Detailed information about a specific component or

In a similar way, the power management can be

For example, when ballasting, it is important to

pages or pop-ups. If the AOT reactor is tapped

integrated with PureBallast. It is possible to connect

know when the ballast water pump is started before

on the screen, a pop-up is displayed with specific

the PureBallast control system via modbus or hard

any valve to the system is opened. It the pump is

information about lit UV lamps, run time, water

wire to the vessel’s power management system via

connected to the control system, the component

temperature and valve positions.

a power management interface. The purpose is to

itself can send the information to the control system,

automatically handle power request from PureBal-

so that the operator does not have to confirm

last to secure that enough power is available for a

this manually. The signal from the ballast water

ballast or deballast process. No manual check is

pump becomes a trigger in the logical flow, not a

An Ex proof version of PureBallast is also avail-


manual operation. In the same way the status of

able. The safety is further enhanced by additional

the vessel’s overboard valve is sent to the control

sensors monitoring the crucial components in the

Without this solution, power must be manually

system to trigger other steps in the flow. Since this

system. These sensors communicate directly with

checked and manually confirmed; but instead this is

communication is signal based, it is possible, if

an additional safety control system.

handled with a handshake between the systems.

desired, to let the PureBallast request signal to start

area of the process can be monitored in dedicated

Explosive environments

the ballast water pump, to actually initiate the start

The purpose of the safety control system is to

The concept is based on three signals:

of the pump.

secure safe functionality according to set limit

Request signal:

The main thought behind these integrations is to

the normal control system. The concept is based on

facilitate the ballast water handling for the operator,

safety relays and it is hardwired to avoid the need of

by removing manual operations and to make it pos-

a separate validation of the software. If the normal

sible to run the processes from one system, rather

control system should fail, the safety control system

than switching between several systems.

will act to secure safe function of the system in case

values. The safety control system is separate from Request from PureBallast. The

request specifies capacity needed. Granted signal:

The vessel’s power management

system confirms capacity (after a system check). If enough capacity is not available, PureBallast will automatically adjust flow to the capacity granted.

of deviations or even in case of a missing signal. Graphical aspects Tomio Yoshinari






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Konstantinos Vasileiadis, Business Development Manager, GL Piraeus: Model Calculations Drive Profitability Operating ships in a manner that is both profitable and

ence is boosting efficiency. This is where ECO-Patterns

on their insight into the subtle ways the ship’s systems

friendly to the environment is not self-contradictory, as

comes in, an analysis tool developed by Höppner and

interact. “The amazing thing is – knowledge how to

FutureShip’s “ECO-Patterns“ tool shows. ECO-Patterns

others. The first step towards optimizing the fuel con-

achieve efficient ship operation does exist on board. But

exposes weaknesses in energy management and helps

sumption of a vessel is analyzing its current operation.

in many cases nobody ever asks. We try to bring it out

reduce both CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.

The tool is used to gather all relevant travel information

into the open.”

over a period of time long enough to be representative. Volker Höppner, Managing Director FutureShip, takes a

The resulting “long-term study” covers all data needed to

pragmatic approach: “We’d rather develop solutions of

assess the current energy consumption. “Of course, the

our own.” He is talking about reducing CO2 emissions

data alone doesn’t really tell us anything,” says Höppner.

FutureShip with its varied portfolio of consultancy ser-

from commercial shipping. It is a safe bet that ships

“We need to follow up with a comparison, wherever

vices can assist in many different ways. The final results

will have to pay for their CO2 emissions sooner or

possible with one or several sister ships, or at least

of the analysis can be applied on several intervention

later. In Höppner’s opinion, voluntary commitments to

with the data from a similar ship type. This quickly tells

levels: the lowest or operational level addresses the

CO2 reduction are preferable to legal requirements. A

us whether there are any statistical outliers with regard

way the ship is run. The second level involves minor

subject of heated debate. Critics question the relevance

to energy consumption.” The best possible scenario

retrofitting measures, and the third level includes major

of ship emissions for climate change. Höppner isn’t so

for Höppner has been an analysis project involving an

technical modifications. The customer decides how far

sure either: “Ships are the most environment-friendly

entire fleet of ships identical by design and operating

he wants to go. In the case of the fleet of identical ships

way of hauling goods from here to there. The specific

in very similar environments. Comparison was straight

described above, the statistical outlier provided some

CO2 emissions of trucks are many times higher, not to

forward – and the outlier was quickly identified on the

valuable insights: the ECO-Patterns analysis quickly

mention planes.” Even rail transport is no competition

summary diagram: its Energy Efficiency Operational

demonstrated that it was worth searching for hidden

for ships when it comes to the climate hazard of CO2

Indicator (EEOI), which ECO-Patterns is based on, was

potential for optimizing operations. The question what to

emissions. Those are strong arguments. But the dra-

ten per cent lower than the average of the other ships.

do in a given case – whether to give new directions to

matic symptoms of climate change observed in recent

Among the rest of the fleet, the CO2 emissions and,

the skipper and his officers or to invest in some technical

decades leave no room for exceptions: each and every

consequently, the fuel consumption values were very

modifications, such as a better cooling water pump –

CO2 source must be scrutinized. The IMO is working

similar – the expected result for identical ships operating

can be answered by running an ECO-Practices analysis.

hard to push measures for CO2 reduction, but the focus

under nearly identical conditions.

of these efforts is not really on the current contribution of shipping to worldwide CO2 emissions, which is a mere

Accurate Directions

More information on all above GL Group products can Drawing on the Skipper’s Expertise

four per cent. What is much more worrisome is where

be requested by Mr. Konstantinos Vasileiadis, Business Development Manager, GL Piraeus.

shipping is headed. Apart from occasional dips in the

So what is next after the ECO-Patterns analysis?

business cycle, the volume of sea traffic is on a steady

“Future-Ship can then offer a root-cause analysis,”

rise. By 2050, CO2 output from ships could reach up

says Höppner. “Our next step is what we call ECO-

to five times the present volume. That would definitely

Practices.” This is essentially a Failure Mode and Effects

make commercial shipping a “big emitter”.

Analysis (FMEA) whereby each energy-relevant system

The Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator (EEOI)

undergoes an error and risk assessment. “To give an

was developed by the IMO as a means to measure and

example,” Höppner explains, “a situation we encounter

optimize ship efficiency. The indicator is computed from

frequently, the cooling water system often wastes a lot

a CO2 factor specific to the fuel used, the amount of

As long as ship engines burn heavy fuel oil or diesel,

of energy. So we take a close look at its operation and

fuel consumed, the distance travelled and the volume of

they will inevitably produce CO2. As a rule of thumb,

try to come up with the best way to improve efficiency.”

goods transported. The industry is still debating whether

burning one tonne of fossil fuel releases nearly three

Another area to scrutinize is the on-board power-

or not the use of the EEOI should become a binding

tonnes of carbon dioxide, and there is no technical gadg-

generating equipment. Working closely together with

requirement. But it is safe to assume that it will be intro-

et to avoid that. The only thing that can make a differ-

the ship’s officers is essential for Höppner. He draws

duced on a voluntary basis before long.

Comparison Reveals Weak Spots







ABB S.A: Coated Turbine Blades Combat Circumferential Wear New turbocharger option increases blade exchange

The kit of six

times on engines burning low grade HFO

turbine blades was fitted to a

For engines burning lower qualities of heavy fuel


oil (HFO) and with especially heavy duty operating

operating on a

profiles, ABB Turbocharging has introduced axial

medium speed

turbine blades having hardfaced tips to counter ac-

generator set

celerated circumferential wear.

as part of a package of

In such applications turbocharger performance and


service costs can suffer due to build-up of hard,

designed to

abrasive combustion residues on and around the

prolong turbine blade and diffuser lifespan. The

turbine diffuser. Wear due to contact between the

measures also included a modified diffuser to

deposits and the rotating turbine blades causes

minimize distortion during cleaning operations and

to minimize contact of the standard blades with the

a loss in turbine diameter and hence an increase

improvements to the turbine washing nozzles

abrasive deposits.

reduces turbocharger and engine efficiency and

In this early application the “dragon’s teeth” reduced

turbine blades need to be fitted in pairs at 120

results in more frequent replacement of complete

wear on the standard blades to a level where only

° intervals around the turbine wheel to counter

sets of turbine blades.

the hard tipped blades needed to be replaced

circumferential wear.

Only 6 of ABB Turbocharging’s hard tipped

in exhaust gases bypassing the turbine. This both

during scheduled turbocharger overhaul. Diffuser Economic solution

maintenance was likewise considerably reduced

About ABB Turbo Systems Ltd:

Using a special, ABB developed coating process,

Original equipment or retrofit

ABB Turbocharging is the world leader in turbocharging diesel and gas engines in the 500 kW plus

a hard wear resistant layer is applied to the extremities of removable turbine blades. Nicknamed

As well as being an option on new turbochargers,

power range. Some 190,000 ABB turbochargers are

“dragon’s teeth”, only 6 of the hard tipped blades

the new hard tip solution is also offered as part

in operation worldwide, on ships, in power plants,

need to be fitted in pairs at 120 ° intervals around

of AAB’s “Hot Part Package” which also includes

on locomotives and in large off-highway vehicles.

the turbine wheel. At this even spacing they are able

modified washing nozzles for ABB Turbocharging’s

to scrape away the hard HFO fouling to clear a path

TPL . . -A and TPL. . -C turbochargers on engines

With more than 100 service stations in 55 countries

for the standard blades, thus minimizing contact

operating on HFO.

across the globe, the company guarantees fast, high quality service whenever and wherever it is

with the abrasive residues. The 120° spacing of the coated blades also assists rotor balancing as well

Captions of photos:


as ensuring a well distributed scraping effect. Reduction in wear

ABB Turbocharging’s turbine blades with hard

Production, R&D and sales and marketing are

wear resistant tips are designed to scrape away

based at headquarters in Baden, Switzerland,

hard HFO fouling on turbocharger turbine diffusers

where the spare parts center is also located.






DNV Research & Innovation Greece, Piraeus, by Nikolaos Kakalis Head of DNV Research & Innovation Greece The tool aims at providing decision support for ships

such, Maritime CCS intends to provide the shipbuild-

in operation and new buildings design, focusing on

ing and relevant manufacturing industries with a

increased fuel savings and reduced emissions. In

sound basis for the development of CCS systems for

addition, it is capable of assessing the potential and


operational capabilities of innovative designs like the fuel cell systems for alternative auxiliary power on

In order to brand and position DNV, sound results of

cruise vessels being developed in the PaXell German

the hubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work are presented at international confer-

joint industry project.

ences and journal publications, while attracting the interest and feedback of the shipping industry. The ef-

DNV Research and Innovation (DNVR&I) is the corporate DNV unit with prime focus on new knowledge and technologies that will have a long-term impact on business growth. In 2008 DNVR&I established a Research & Innovation hub in Piraeus aiming to provide high-caliber R&D solutions to future needs of shipping and the Greek shipping community in particular. Significant pillars are the cooperation with Greek companies and the strategic collaboration with the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). Since 2008, we have built a team of highly qualified people, with a mix of strong skills in marine, mechanical and process engineering, significant international experience and networking. The main R&D activities of DNVR&I Greece focus on the development of next-generation solutions for energy-efficient, greener and more effective maritime transportation. On the one strand we develop a novel tool for performance assessment and optimisation of marine energy systems (propulsion and auxiliaries), a significant aspect of the ship/fleet daily business.

On the other strand, DNVR&I Greece develops new

ficient collaboration with DNVR&I in Norway ensures

methods that address important problems in the area

the optimal utilisation of competence, acceleration

of operations and logistics. We are involved in the

of development, and creative transfer of knowledge

development of decision support tools on (a). optimal

across units and countries. Important to our progress

fleet sizing and allocation under uncertainty at the

has also been the strong support from DNV Maritime

strategic level, and (b). tactical routing, deployment

in Greece.

and speed optimisation. Further work in maritime logistics include the SuperGreen EU project coordi-

DNVR&I Greece has also delivered a first pilot project

nated by NTUA, which aims at the development of

on a decision support tool for financial assessment

sustainable transport networks by fulfilling require-

and comparison of air emissions abatement meas-

ments covering environmental, technical, economical,

ures. For DNV, a pilot is a significant step in develop-

social, and spatial planning aspects.

ing new products and services. For our collaborating companies it is also important as they receive a

Being at the forefront in innovation, in 2009 DNVR&I

service of topical interest and come closer to the most

Greece and Process Systems Enterprise Ltd secured

recent DNV developments. These pilots were done in

and initiated the Maritime CCS (Carbon Capture Stor-

collaboration with tankers operator Arcadia Shipman-

age) project under the EUROSTARS-EUREKA initia-

agement and Luis Cruise Lines, and our successful

tive. The project aims at the design of an onboard

interaction has already resulted in further business

process for chemical capture and temporary storage

development of the tool.

of CO2 emissions for ships in transit, until discharge into transmission and storage infrastructures at the

Finally, our work and the strong interaction with one

next suitable port. The unique challenges posed by

of the most dynamic markets worldwide, the Greek

the maritime environment, including constant ship

shipping community, enable us to take initiatives and

movement, limited space and access to utilities,

attract novel projects. The strategic research activities

stringent safety requirements and the need for energy

at R&I Piraeus have already contributed with new

efficiency are being considered, elevating the level of

knowledge and methods that will have a long-term

complexity. The concept of maritime carbon capture

impact for DNV. DNVR&I Greece will continue per-

is completely new in the field of maritime transporta-

forming high-quality R&D that respond to questions of

tion, with no current end-to-end solution available. As

today and the needs of a sustainable future.






ABB Turbocharging Introduces VCM for 4-stroke Diesels Valve Control Management allows variation of tim-

file of a given engine

ing and lift for variable Miller Cycles


Under the designation VCM Valve Control Management, ABB Turbocharging and engine component

VCM operating

specialist INA Schaeffler KG are developing an


advanced variable valve train system. VCM offers engine builders a vital technology for attaining low

Variation in valve tim-

NOx emissions combined with optimized fuel effi-

ing and lift is achieved

ciency and increased power density on the 4-stroke

by interposing a high

diesel and gas engines of the future.

pressure oil chamber into the engine valve


train between the

VCM is based on INA’s UniAir system for automo-

valve and its mechani-

tive engines. It allows variation of both valve timing

cal actuation system.

and lift on 4-stroke diesel and gas engines in the

A solenoid valve var-

power range above 400 kW. A prototype of the new

ies the filling of the

VCM system is currently undergoing an extensive

chamber with engine

test program. First results confirm the system’s

lube oil pressurized by

potential for highly flexible valve timings on 4-stroke

a camshaft actuated


pump. This enables both the timing of the opening and closing of the valve to be varied as well as the

Solenoid valve Actuator/brake Camshaft

Miller Enabler

distance the valve opens (valve lift). The pump also

VCM complements ABB Turbocharging’s Power2

feeds a brake unit above the valve to limit forces

two stage turbocharging system as enabling

when the valve contacts its seat.

Control Management system are currently undergo-

Captions of photos:

for highly flexible valve timings on 4-stroke engines.

reductions in NOx emissions specified by IMO Tier

The VCM system varies valve timing and lift by

About ABB Turbo Systems Ltd:

III limits for Emission Control Areas using only pri-

interposing a high pressure oil chamber into the

mary, on-engine measures. VCM allows inlet valve

engine valve train.

charging diesel and gas engines in the 500 kW plus


in operation worldwide, on ships, in power plants,

technologies of Miller Cycles on 4-stroke diesel and gas engines. On diesel engines, strong, variable

2. Prototypes of ABB Turbocharging’s VCM Valve ing rigorous testing. First results confirm its potential

Miller Cycles hold the prospect of attaining the 80%

timings to be varied at lower engine loads to avoid increased emissions of smoke and particulates and higher thermal loading, as well as improving engine

Pressure accumulator

response, idling and starting.

Middle pressure chamber Oil supply

Performance adapter

Engine valves

VCM is also a versatile and valuable tool for closely

Pump unit

adapting engine performance to the operating pro-

High pressure chamber

ABB Turbocharging is the world leader in turbopower range. Some 190,000 ABB turbochargers are on locomotives and in large off-highway vehicles. With more than 100 service stations in 55 countries across the globe, the company guarantees fast, high quality service whenever and wherever it is needed.



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TBS International plc (NASDAQ: TBSI) announced today that it has taken delivery of the newly-constructed vessel M/V Maya Princess from China Communications Construction Company Ltd./Nantong Yahua Shipbuilding Group Co., Ltd. The M/V Maya Princess is the sixth and final delivery in the series of six “Roymar Class” 34,000 dwt multipurpose tweendecker vessels that the Company ordered at a purchase price of $35.4 million per vessel. This vessel, like her sister ships, has box-shaped holds, open hatches and fully retractable hydraulic tweendecks, is geared with 35 and 40 ton cranes combinable up to 80 tons, and has a modern fuel-efficient engine enabling the vessel to operate efficiently at 15 knots. READ MORE: Horizon Lines, Inc. (NYSE: HRZ) today announced that it and holders of the majority of its 4.25% convertible senior notes have entered into agreements for a transaction that will refinance the company’s entire capital structure.The agreement with the note holders contemplates a complete refinancing, in conjunction with a new asset-based revolving loan facility (ABL) of up to $125 million, which is under negotiation with a leading financial institution. READ MORE: 423&Itemid=482

NYSE listed DHT Holdings, Inc. (“DHT”) will offer to acquire all of the shares of Oslo Axess listed Saga Tankers ASA (“Saga”). The Board of Directors of Saga has agreed to recommend the DHT offer to its shareholders. The Boards of Directors of DHT and Saga have entered into a transaction agreement regarding an acquisition of Saga by DHT. Under the terms of the agreement, DHT will put forward a recommended voluntary exchange offer (the “Offer”) pursuant to the Norwegian Securities Trading Act for all of the shares of Saga. READ MORE: cle&id=1407&Itemid=482

Euroseas Ltd., (NASDAQ:ESEA) an owner and operator of drybulk carriers and container vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for dry bulk and containerized cargoes, announced today that two subsidiaries of the Company has entered into time charter agreement for the following vessels: M/V Ninos, a 1,169 teu, 1990 built feeder containership, has been extended for about 1 year at a gross daily rate of $11,200. The new rate will apply from the 1st of June 2011. READ MORE: 404&Itemid=482

TBS International Takes Delivery of Its Sixth Newbuild Horizon Lines Reaches Agreement With Convertible Note Holders DHT Holdings, to Acquire Saga Tankers ASA Euroseas Announces Time Charter Renewals for Two of its Containerships


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TOP SHIPS Inc DESMI – Supplying the World with Pumps and Systems Announces New DESMI develops, manufactures and supplies pumps and pump systems for marine and offshore related sectors. Charter for M/T • Centrifugal pumps Tyrrhenian Wave TOP Ships Inc. (NasdaqGS: TOPS), an international maritime shipping company that provides

transportation services for crude oil, petroleum products, and dry bulk commodities, announced today that it has taken repossession of the M/T “TYRRHENIAN WAVE” from the previous Charterer and delivered the vessel to a major Charterer under a new bareboat charter for a minimum period of seven (7) years with three successive one-year options at a daily rate of US$ 9,000.

Top Ships Inc. is examining its options, including discussing a commercial solution with the previous Charterer, in order to recover the amounts due. READ MORE: php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1397&Itemid=482

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Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Mr. Dimitri J. Andritsoyiannis will step down as of June 10, 2011 to pursue other interests. Following that date, Mr. Evangelos Chatzis, currently Deputy Chief Financial Officer,


will become Acting Chief Financial Officer. He has worked closely with Mr. Andritsoyiannis throughout many years and brings continuity and valuable experience to the post. The board intends to consider the formal appointment of a successor Chief Financial Officer at its meeting in July. READ MORE:


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Golden Union • DESMI 48 - Fast Track Pumps up to 1000 m /h delivered within 5 days! signs contract for 2+2 Panamax bulk carriers

On 17th May 2011, China Rongsheng heavy industries signed a contract with Golden Union, a Greek ship-


owner, for 2+2 Panamax bulk carriers, further enhancing the Company’s orders on hand. This is the second order placed by Golden Union in 2011, following 2 panamax bulk carriers placed earlier. Up to date, the company is holding orders of 4+2 panamax bulk carriers from Golden Union. The company had delivered 2 panamax bulk carrier and 1 capesize bulk carrier for this customer in the past. READ MORE:

MOL Adds New Highperformance Ship-handling Simulator

(MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the installation of a new high-performance ship-handling simulator (*1) at its seafarer training center in a suburb of Manila. MOL has developed and provided ship-handling simulator training based on its unique operating scenarios. The system has now been enhanced by the addition of the new simulator, allowing for the introduction of MOL’s exclusive Very Large Iron Ore Carrier (VLOC) handling training program. READ MORE:

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The CMA CGM Group, the world’s third largest container shipping company and first in France, is pleased to announce that the CMA CGM TITAN, an 11,400 teu* vessel, was christened at the Dunkirk Terminal in the presence of her godmother, Mrs Laurence Parisot, President of the French employers federation, MEDEF. CMA CGM TITAN’s christening at Dunkirk Port, one of ten ports serviced by CMA CGM on Europe’s Atlantic front, confirms the Group’s determination to see France and its port terminals regain their position in the international shipping arena. READ MORE:

The Evergreen Group has ordered and signed a contract with China Shipbuilding Corp. (CSBC) today for ten 8,000-TEU container vessels. The contract, signed by Bronson Hsieh, Evergreen Vice Group Chairman, and Tang Tay-Ping, CSBC Chairman, is for Evergreen’s third-time order of L-class environmentally advanced vessels and marks the global ocean carrier’s last order from Taiwan’s CSBC since 1997. Three of the new vessels will be built for Evergreen Marine Corporation, four for Evergreen Marine (UK) Ltd., and three for Evergreen Marine (Singapore) Pte Ltd. READ MORE:

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SHIP; SHIP.W) announced today that the Company has reorganized its Hong Kong based subsidiary Maritime Capital Shipping Limited (“MCS”) to take full advantage of the synergies that exist between the parent company and the subsidiary. The MCS office is relocated to 22/F Golden Centre, 188 Des Voeux, Central, Hong Kong, from its previous location at 5 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong. READ MORE:

Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (“Navios Holdings”) (NYSE: NM), a global, vertically integrated seaborne shipping and logistics company, announced today that it has agreed to sell the Navios Orbiter, a 2004-built Panamax vessel of 76,602 dwt, and the Navios Luz, a 2010-built Capesize vessel of 179,144 dwt, to Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (“Navios Partners”) (NYSE: NMM) for a total consideration of $130.0 million, payable in the form of $120.0 million in cash and 507,916 common units in Navios Partners. READ MORE:

CMA CGM: new giant of the seas christened in Dunkirk Evergreen Places Orders with China Shipbuild Seanergy Maritime expects annual saving of US$2 million Navios Maritime Holdings Announces Sale of Navios Orbiter and Navios Luz


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Ο ΗΜΑ DESMI – χρυσός Supplying the World with Pumps and Systems χορηγός της DESMI develops, manufactures and supplies pumps and pump systems for marine and offshore related sectors. Ευρωπαϊκής • Centrifugal pumps Ημέρας Ναυτιλίας

Ο ελληνοκυπριακός αλληλασφαλιστικός σύνδεσμος Hellenic Hull Mutual Association Plc. (HMA) θα είναι χρυσός χορηγός της επίσημης ελληνικής εκδήλωσης που πραγματοποιείται στο πλαίσιο της Ευρωπαϊκής Ημέρας Ναυτιλίας και διοργανώνει το Ναυτικό Επιμελητήριο Ελλάδος (ΝΕΕ) με την Ένωση Ελλήνων Εφοπλιστών (ΕΕΕ). Η εκδήλωση θα πραγματοποιηθεί στην Αθήνα στις 20 Μαΐου.

Με την ενεργό υποστήριξή του ο ΗΜΑ αναγνωρίζει και τιμά όλους τους συντελεστές της ελληνικής Εμπορικής Ναυτιλίας: Έλληνες πλοιοκτήτες, ναυτικοί, και εργαζόμενοι σε εταιρείες του ναυτιλιακού κλάδου θα τιμηθούν για την προσφορά τους στη διαχρονική πορεία του τομέα. Τα έσοδα της εκδήλωσης θα διατεθούν προς ενίσχυση της ναυτικής εκπαίδευσης και τεχνογνωσίας της χώρας μας.


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a 4500 TEU containership, from Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. The new containership is Seaspan’s fifth delivery in 2011 and expands the Company’s operating fleet to 60 vessels.


The Berlin Bridge is on charter to Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (“K-Line”) of Japan under a twelve-year, fixedrate time charter with options to K-Line to extend the charter term up to an additional six years. The vessel is the fourth of five 4500 TEU sister ships and the sixth of a total of seven vessels to be chartered by Seaspan to K-Line. READ MORE:


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Global shipping • DESMI 48 - Fast Track up tofor 1000 m /h delivered within 5 days! leadersPumps call action

Some of the biggest names in shipping today called on the industry to take far-reaching action to create a


maritime sector which is socially and environmentally responsible and profitable. Members of the Sustainable Shipping Initiative, a global coalition drawn from across the sector, launched a Case for Action analysing the global trends which will shape the future of shipping, and announced: “Our goal is to transform the global shipping industry and the wider maritime sector, establishing a new, sustainable approach as the norm. READ MORE:

NewLead Holdings Ltd. Announces new Acquisition

NewLead Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: NEWL) (“NewLead”), an international, vertically integrated shipping company, today announced that on May 10, 2011 it acquired the 2003-built, 34,682 dwt, Handysize dry bulk vessel, Newlead Prosperity, for a total consideration of $24.5 million. The Newlead Prosperity was initially delivered under a bareboat charter during Q4 2010. The charter period ended May 10, 2011. Mr. Michael Zolotas, president and chief executive officer of NewLead, stated, “Newlead Prosperity is the first Handysize dry bulk vessel in our operational fleet. READ MORE:

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Σκοπός της Ημέρας αυτής είναι η ευαισθητοποίηση και ενημέρωση όλων μας για τις ευκαιρίες που προσφέρει η θάλασσα και τη σπουδαιότητα τους, τις προκλήσεις που αντιμετωπίζει η ναυτιλία καθώς και τα σύγχρονα περιβαλλοντικά προβλήματα. Πρόκειται για έναν εορτασμό που αφορά όλο το ναυτιλιακό κλάδο, το ναυτικό κόσμο, το θαλάσσιο περιβάλλον και τις παράκτιες περιοχές. Η Ευρώπη είναι μια ήπειρος με ακτογραμμή μήκους περίπου 70.000 χιλιομέτρων ενώ η πλειοψηφία των κρατών μελών της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης είναι είτε παράκτιες είτε νησιωτικές περιοχές, δηλαδή άμεσα συνδεδεμένες με το θαλασσινό στοιχείο.

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READ MORE: 319&Itemid=482 DHT Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DHT) (“DHT” or the “Company”) today announced: DHT has time chartered in a VLCC built 2003 at Hitachi for a period of 16 to 18 months at a rate of USD 27,000 per day. DHT has a continuous option during the charter to purchase the vessel at USD 65 million for the first 6 month period, USD 66 million for the second 6 month period and USD 67 million for the third 6 month period. The vessel is expected to be employed in the Tankers International Pool and will be delivered on May 16, 2011.. READ MORE:

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (the “Company” or “Star Bulk”) (Nasdaq: SBLK),a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, today announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire two Capesize bulk carriersfor an aggregate purchase price of approximately $51.5 million. The first Capesize vessel has a carrying capacity of approximately 168,000 dwt and was built in South Korea in 1996. READ MORE:

CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce the launching of a new service linking Asia,Indian Ocean Islands and South Africa, effective May 8th, 2011. Called Shaka Express, this new weekly service will deploy 6 vessels between 4500 and 6500 TEU, and will allow CMA CGM to meet the growing market demand of South Africa, as over 30% of the country’s trade is with Asia. The asset of this new service: READ MORE:

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Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Administrator/CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta and Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) Chairman Ed Ulch signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to foster the growth of global commerce.

During a luncheon sponsored by the STC in Washington, D.C. on Monday, both parties affirmed their commitment to mutual growth and cooperation. The objectives of this agreement are to undertake joint marketing efforts, data exchange to forecast future trade flows and market trends, and the sharing of information related to modernization and improvement projects.


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that owns and operates a fleet of container and dry bulk vessels announces that on 18 April 2011 it took

delivery of the third new-build geared bulk carrier vessel with 57,000 DWT capacity from the COSCO (Zhou-


san) Shipyard Co Ltd., in China. The vessel was named ‘Pistis’ and commenced its agreed one year time charter immediately following delivery, at a daily rate of US$14,250. READ MORE: 291&Itemid=482

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NewLead • DESMI 48 - Fast Track PumpsWithup to 1000 m /h delivered within 5 days! Holdings draws Proposed Private Offering

NewLead Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: NEWL) (“NewLead” or the “Company”), an international, vertically


integrated mixed fleet shipping company, today announced the withdrawal, due to market conditions, of the private offering in the Norwegian bond market of $120 million in senior secured bonds contemplated by NewLead’s press release of April 12, 2011. READ MORE:

G E Shipping takes delivery of new building Kamsarmax

The Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd. (G E Shipping) took delivery of its new building Kamsarmax dry bulk carrier “Jag Aditi”. The vessel of about 80,700 dwt was built at STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co.Ltd, South Korea. With the induction of “Jag Aditi”, the Company’s fleet stands at 35 vessels, comprising 27 tankers (10 crude carriers, 16 product tankers, 1 LPG carrier) and 8 (1 Capesize, 2 Kamsarmax, 1 Panamax, 3 Supramax, 1 Handymax) dry bulk carriers with an average age of 9.5 years aggregating 2.71 mn dwt. READ MORE:

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First quarter TCE revenues were $206.6 million, a reduction of $23.3 million, or 10%, from $229.9 million in the prior year period, primarily driven by increased spot exposure and lower spot rates for most of the Company’s international vessel classes First quarter Loss was $34.6 million, or $1.15 per diluted share, compared with a Loss of $9.4 million, or $0.34 per diluted share in the prior year period

OSG $35 million loss, for Q1 2010

Liquidity totaled approximately $1.1 billion, including cash and short-term investments of $278 million. READ MORE:

Horizon Lines, Inc. (NYSE: HRZ) today announced that it has finalized an agreement with CSX Corporation to reduce charter payments on three vessels leased from CSX. Under the agreement, charter hire expense has been reduced by $3 million annually, retroactive to January 2011, through the January 2015 expiration of the charter. The agreement represents a total savings of $12 million for Horizon Lines over the remaining life of the charter. READ MORE:

TOP Ships Inc. (NasdaqGS: TOPS), an international maritime shipping company that provides transportation services for crude oil, petroleum products, and dry bulk commodities, announced today that it has taken repossession of the M/T “IONIAN WAVE” from the previous Charterer and delivered the vessel to a major Charterer under a new bareboat charter for a minimum period of seven (7) years with three successive oneyear options at a daily rate of US$ 9,000. READ MORE:

Horizon Lines Reaches Agreement with CSX TOP Ships Inc. Announces New Charters


Evergreen Line, Wan Hai Line and Interasia Lines will launch a weekly Taiwan-Madras Trunk Service (TMT Service) commencing April 29 from the port of Taichung. “India enjoys an annual economic growth rate of 8-9% with the cargo volume increasing from the Far East to India each year,” said a spokesperson for the three carriers: READ MORE:

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Paragon Shipping Inc. (NYSE: PRGN), or the Company, a global shipping transportation company specializing in drybulk cargoes, announced today that it has completed the sale and delivery to Box Ships Inc., of both the Box Trader and Box Voyager, two 3,426 TEU high specification containership vessels built in 2010 in exchange for 2,266,600 shares of Box Ships common stock and approximately $69.2 million in cash. Box Ships Inc., was formed by Paragon Shipping and is trading on the NYSE under the symbol “TEU.” READ MORE:

Electric deep-well cargo pumps for LPG/C – LEG/C, molten sulphur carriers and product/chemical Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd. (OOCL) is pleased to announce today (April 28) the naming ceremony carriers

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of OOCL Beijing was held at Wharf No. 7 of Hudong –Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd. (HZ) in Shanghai, China. OOCL Beijing is the first of the eight 8,888-TEU vessels on order from HZ.


Mr. Yu Zhengseng, Politburo member of CPC Central Committee and the Secretary of the Shanghai Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China was invited by OOCL as the Sponsor of the Naming Ceremony.



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APM Terminals • DESMI 48 - Fast Track Pumpsinto up to 1000 m /h delivered within 5 days! Expands Eastern Black Sea Port

APM Terminals Poti in Georgia is Europe’s newest gateway to the Caucasus and Central Asia, projected


to be among the pace‐setters in economic development and trade growth. Poti, Georgia – In line with APM Terminals investment strategy in high growth markets, the company has announced the acquisition of an 80% share in Poti Sea Port, which is located on Georgia’s Black Sea coast. The shares have been bought from Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA) of the United Arab Emirates. Strategically‐located, Poti Sea Port is the largest port in the Republic of Georgia handling liquid and dry bulk, ferries as well as containers.


Capital Product Partners L.P. Announces Cash Distribution

Capital Product Partners L.P. (NASDAQ: CPLP) today announced that its board of directors has declared a cash distribution of $0.2325 per unit for the first quarter of 2011 ended March 31, 2011. The first quarter cash distribution will be paid on May 16, 2011 to unit holders of record on May 9, 2011. READ MORE:

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Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (the “Company” or “Star Bulk”) (NASDAQ: SBLK), today announced that the dispute that had arisen back in October 2008 between the Company’s subsidiary Star Beta LLC (“Star Beta”) and OLDENDORFF GmbH and Co. KG (“Oldendorff”), sub charterers of the STAR BETA (“the Vessel”) concerning the assignment to Star Beta of the charterparty between Oldendorff and Industrial Carriers Inc. (“ICI”) has now been settled with the Company receiving a major portion of the quantum of the claim . As a result of the settlement, the arbitration proceedings have also been discontinued. READ MORE:

Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (“Navios Holdings”) (NYSE: NM), a global, vertically integrated seaborne shipping and logistics company, announced today that its majority owned subsidiary, Navios South American Logistics Inc. (“Navios Logistics”), completed the sale of $200.0 million of 9.25% senior notes due 2019 (the “Notes”). The Notes were offered and sold in the United States only to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and in offshore transactions to non-United States persons in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act. READ MORE: 139&Itemid=482

The Company today declared a cash dividend on its common stock of $0.25 per common share payable on May 12, 2011 to stockholders of record at the close of trading of the Company’s common stock on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) on April 28, 2011. The Company has 60,300,000 shares of common stock outstanding as of today. The declaration and payment of dividends, if any, will always be subject to the discretion of the Board of Directors of the Company, and will depend on, among other things, the Company’s earnings, financial condition and cash requirements and availability, READ MORE: http://www.nafsgreen.

Star Bulk Announces Settlement Of The Star Beta Claim Navios South American Logistics Closes Offering of $200.m Costamare declares quarterly dividend


The Company entered into a time charter agreement with SK Shipping for the vessel Star Cosmo for a period of 11-13 months, at a gross daily rate of $16,500. The new contract will contribute minimum $5.5 million to maximum $6.8 million in gross revenue. The Star Cosmo is a Supramax vessel of 52,247 dwt built in 2005 READ MORE:

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Zim is glad to announce the realignment of the ZCS scope in Asia. The Trans Pacific All Water leg will become dedicated to North East Asia. The South China service is enhanced, together with our partners The Grand Alliance and Hyundai, with the SCE and SCE2. ZCS’s updated rotation will be as follows: Ningbo > Shanghai > Pusan > Balboa > Panama Canal > Kingston > Savannah > New York > Halifax > Tarragona > Haifa > Piraeus > Genoa > Livorno > Tarragona > Halifax > New York > Savannah > Kingston > Panama Canal > Los Angeles > Oakland > Ningbo The new rotation will commence at Ningbo on May 20th. SCE will be effective from May 13th with the following rotation: Kaohsiung > Shekou > Hong Kong > Panama Canal > New York > .” READ MORE:

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March 10, 2011 and April 6, 2011 , it took delivery of two newly built containerships, the Hanjin Germany and the Hanjin Italy, expanding its operational fleet to a total of 53 containerships aggregating 243,529 TEU.


The Hanjin Germany and the Hanjin Italy, built at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. Ltd, both have a carrying capacity of 10,100 TEU, are 349 meters long, 45.6 meters wide and have a speed of 25.50 knots. READ MORE:

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Maersk Oil has acquired shares in three production licences in Norway from Marathon Petroleum Norge


A/S, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO), in exchange for Maersk Oil’s financial contribution to the Earb South exploration well. Marathon Petroleum Norge A/S is currently drilling the well on the Earb South Prospect in the South Viking Graben. Drilling is expected to be completed in May. READ MORE:

“K” Line will Acquire 100% Ownership of SAL

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) via its European subsidiary company possesses 50% share of SAL Group in 2007, which engages in heavy lift transportation headquartered in Germany, and 2 executive officers were dispatched from “K” Line to work with the 3 existing partners. “K” Line has reached a basic agreement with joint venture partners on purchasing all (in total 50%) of the shares of SAL Group at the end of June 2011. With this transaction, “K” Line will become 100% owner of SAL Group. READ MORE:

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Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (“Mitsui”) announced today that Mitsui established a 100% subsidiary, Mitsui & Co. LNG Investment Limited (“MITLI”), with a capital of US$1,017million in the United Kingdom to manage its existing LNG investments. Mitsui transferred and integrated its investments in LNG projects located in the Middle East and Africa into MITLI so that Mitsui can manage the investments in an efficient and integrated manner including re-investment of proceeds from such investments into new LNG projects in the area as well as further developments of the existing project. READ MORE: 079&Itemid=482

Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC), a leading international owner of containerships, today announced the formal completion of its previously announced Comprehensive Financing Plan, which fully funds Danaos’s current newbuilding program, comprised of 13 additional containerships aggregating 129,250 TEUs with scheduled deliveries up to mid 2012. The Plan provides for new financing of $818 million including $203 million from an Export-Import Bank of China led consortium, $190 million of vendor finance and $425 million from a consortium comprising of 14 of its existing bank lenders. READ MORE:

TOP Ships Inc. (NasdaqGS: TOPS), an international provider of worldwide seaborne crude oil, petroleum products, and drybulk transportation services, announced today that it has received written notification from The Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) dated March 28, 2011, indicating that because the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock for the previous 30 consecutive business days was below the minimum $1.00 per share bid price requirement for continued listing on the Nasdaq Global Market, the Company is not in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(a)(1). The applicable grace period to regain compliance is 180 days, READ MORE:

Maersk Line aims to cement its position as undisputed leader in the West African market with delivery of new vessels. A.P. Moller – Maersk is pleased to announce the naming of the first of a series of 22 WAFMAX container vessels currently being built by Hyundai Heavy Industries in Korea. Named after the capital of Guinea, Maersk Conakry and the 21 other West Africa MAX (“WAFMAX”) vessels on order from Hyundai will be the largest container ships able to call West Africa. READ MORE:

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Deep Sea Supply DESMI – Supplying the World with Pumps and Systems takes delivery of DESMI develops, manufactures and supplies pumps and pump systems for marine and offshore related sectors. AHTS vessel

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Deep Sea Supply yesterday took delivery of “Sea Jackal”, a newbuilding AHTS from ABG Shipyard, India.


“Sea Jackal” is the 6th delivery in a series of 9 newbuilding AHTS vessels from ABG. The Deep Sea Supply fleet now consists of 13 AHTS and 8 PSVs, in total 21 vessels. In addition to this, Deep Sea Supply also has another 4 vessels under construction. READ MORE: 034&Itemid=482

Eagle Bulk Reaches Agreement With Korea Lines Corporation

Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. (Nasdaq:EGLE) (“Eagle Bulk”) announced today that it has reached a comprehensive agreement with the Receivers of Korea Line Corporation (“KLC”) regarding twelve time-chartered vessels impacted by KLC’s decision to file for protective receivership earlier this year. The agreement follows extensive and highly constructive dialogue between the two parties. READ MORE:

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Globus Maritime Limited (“Globus” or the “Company”),(NASDAQ: GLBS), a dry bulk vessel owner and operator, announces that it has agreed to purchase from an unaffiliated third party a 58,790 DWT Supramax dry bulk carrier for a purchase price of $30.3 million. The vessel was delivered from the Tsuneishi Heavy Industries Cebu yard in 2007. The vessel is expected to be delivered to the Company during the third quarter of 2011. Upon her delivery to Globus she will continue her deployment under a time charter to Cosco Qingdao at the gross daily rate of $16,000 until the first quarter of 2011. READ MORE:

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Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (the “Company” or “Star Bulk”) (NASDAQ: SBLK), today announced that the Company received a letter from Korea Line Corporation (“KLC”), the charterers of the Star Gamma (“the vessel’), announcing the termination of the charterparty, effective immediately. No hire has been received since the Company’s public announcement on February 22, 2011 informing shareholders that KLC had commenced rehabilitation proceedings in Korea. The Company will do its utmost to secure the value of the terminated charterparty. READ MORE: content&sectionid=-1&task=edit&cid[]=953

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has today opened its latest Marine Service Centre, in Walvis Bay, Namibia. The investment is the latest stage in the development of a global Marine Service Centre network, which brings the expertise of Rolls-Royce engineers to customers around the world. Rolls-Royce has opened seven Marine Service Centres in the last two years and the global network now includes facilities in 34 countries. READ MORE: technology/1176-rolls-royce-extends-global-marine-servicing-capability-with-new-facility-in-namibia

TORM has entered into an agreement to sell the product tanker Potrero. The vessel has been sold for a total consideration of USD 14 million. Potrero will be delivered to the new owner either in the second or in the third quarter of 2011, where the effect of the transaction will be recognised in the financial statements. READ MORE: ped+ca&ordering=&searchphrase=all

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At the Nor-Shipping, GL highlighted its novel new Aframax Tanker BEST-plus design concept. With a 7% decrease in cost of transport, 9% lower oil outflow index (outflow of oil in case of accident), and the highest speed of comparable Aframax designs, BEST-plus represents the next generation of Aframax oil tankers. Oil tanker safety has improved over the last decades and this has been documented in a recent Formal Safety Assessment (FSA) study for large oil tankers submitted to the IMO.



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have to play? Technological solutions exist, but which will prove to be the most beneficial and cost effective, and which lie over the horizon? What impact will the other players in the marine and coastal realm have, as


energy generation moves increasingly offshore? How can the industry best meet the challenges of reducing emissions, increasing efficiency, and minimising impacts? READ MORE:

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Bureau Veritas • DESMI 48 - Fast Track Pumps up toin 1000 m /h delivered within 5 days! “Excellence Containership Design”

Bureau Veritas organized a Technical Forum titled “Excellence in Containership Design & Analysis”.The


well-attended Forum took place at the Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel on June 9th 2011. Mr. F. Teissier, Regional Chief Executive for the Hellenic and Black Sea Region welcomed the participants and stretched the importance and the reasons for the revival of the containership sector, such as the introduction of slow steaming and the slow but firm rejuvenation of global economy. READ MORE:

New Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Council in DNV

Leif-Arne Langøy has been elected as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of DNV (Det Norske Veritas). Walter Qvam has been elected as the new Chairman of the DNV Council. In addition, Morten Ulstein has been elected Vice Chairman of the DNV Board. Leif-Arne Langøy has been a member and Vice Chairman of DNV’s Board since 2010. READ MORE:

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GL Noble Denton, the independent technical advisor to the oil and gas industry, has pledged to further support the fast-emerging Asian energy market at the Oil and Gas Asia Conference in Kuala Lumpur this month. In a presentation to industry leaders on the outlook for the oil and gas sector in the region, GL Noble Denton’s Executive Vice President for Asia Pacific, Richard Bailey, revealed that industry activity is likely to intensify in Asia and Australasia as the demand for energy rises. READ MORE:

DNV’s Ecore VLOC concept includes several radical design features. Class society releases details of two new bulk carrier design concepts which owners could use as the basis for selecting innovative features to be incorporated into new vessels. SHIPOWNERS should use the current downturn in the market to look at new ship design concepts that can be applied when they start to place new orders when the market picks up, according to Michael Aasland, business director, bulk carriers, at class society DNV. READ MORE:

DNV Petroleum Services (DNVPS) is pleased to announce that Eirik Andreassen has taken over the position of Managing Director from Tore Morten Wetterhus, who is returning to DNV HQ in Oslo, Norway, to assume the role of Director of Technology & Services at the Governance & Global Development Division. READ MORE:

Containership owner Seaspan has received DNV’s new Triple-E rating. Triple-E is a voluntary self-improvement tool designed to assist ship owners in continuously improving their environmental performance. It was Seaspan’s vessel MOL EMERALD that received the rating – a testimony to active environmental management and energy efficient transportation of goods. READ MORE: 443&Itemid=483

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GL DESMI Energy – Supplying the World with Pumps and Systems Efficiency Forum DESMI develops, manufactures and supplies pumps and pump systems for marine and offshore related sectors. Madrid

The coming introduction of the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) regulations was very much on the minds of the speakers and participants of Germanischer Lloyd’s (GL) “Energy Efficiency for Existing Vessels” forum in Madrid. The SEEMP is one of a number of regulations and guidelines which will see the maritime industry squarely confront their impact on the environment and the measures they must take to reduce it.



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Crew competence is failing to keep pace with the development in ship operations, even as advancement in technology and design is giving rise to progressively sophisticated vessels with greater efficiency and


environmental-friendly features.

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In this edition of DNV Forum readers can find interesting interviewes with Dr Nicoletta Previsani, the WHO’s


Biorisk expert, the Turkish Captain Orhan Karademir of the Geden Lines and Aquamarine power’s Martin MacAdam. Furthermore, readers are presented with a range of articles, such as: READ MORE: 411&Itemid=483

Patents released for using sandwich material of steel material

In about 2000, DNV came up with the idea to use steel concrete sandwich (SCS) as construction material for marine vessels. Since then, DNV has been working to explore the possibilities and potential for the SCS concept together with a large shipyard group and other industrial partners. Now the relevant patents have been released, and DNV hopes this will lead to innovation in the area. READ MORE:

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With energy efficiency at the forefront of todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s environmental agenda, Maran Tankers Management Inc. (MTM), the largest tanker operator in Greece, has collaborated with class society ABS in the development, review and revision of their Company and Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (CEEMP/SEEMP). The plan provides a mechanism for identifying measures aimed at maximizing operational efficiency throughout MTMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fleet and establishes a management tool for the Company and their fleet of vessels. READ MORE:

Facing greater economic and ecological challenges than ever before, the shipping industry is eager to cut downtime and costs wherever possible. Scheduled but unnecessary maintenance results in lost ship and man hours. To prevent these losses GL Maritime Software has developed a dedicated condition-based maintenance software for machinery - GL

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Condition monitoring for hull and machinery can generate great advantages for shipping lines. Switching to need based maintenance schedules can reduce downtime and increase vessel profitability by preventing unnecessary maintenance, offering early warning of equipment failure and avoiding misguided maintenance. Germanischer Lloyd presents the latest version of its Hull Manager software at the NorShipping trade fair this week. READ MORE: 370&Itemid=483

The ABS Guide for Crew Habitability on Workboats will soon re-define the standard for habitability on offshore support and supply vessels. Re-engineered in partnership with prominent service vessel operators and construction yards, the Guide sets criteria for the design of vessels that offer improved working and living conditions for the crew. READ MORE:

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ABS announces the release of its updated Ballast Water Treatment Advisory to assist industry in understanding and addressing the evolving regulatory regime of ballast water treatment (BWT). This latest publication in ABS’ Advisory series provides practical guidance to shipowners, operators and builders as they make important investment decisions concerning the best-suited technology to use in their operations. READ MORE:


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Known for its leadership in offshore classification and technology, the society’s Stavanger office will be


staffed with a professional team of offshore engineers and surveyors focused on delivering premium class service to the region.


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Second research • DESMI 48 - Fast Track Pumps up to 1000 m /h delivered within 5 days! agreement signed between DNV and NTUA

DNV and the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) have signed a second-phase agreement in


their strategic research and development collaboration. According to the agreement signed in Athens today, DNV will sponsor NTUA to fund three PhD students in Marine Engineering, including the supervising work of professors and post doctoral researchers to materialise this new phase of the collaboration. READ MORE:

The 14th annual meeting of the Hellenic and Black Sea Committee of B.V

The 14th annual meeting of the Hellenic and Black Sea Committee of Bureau Veritas was held on the 13th of May 2011 under the Chairmanship of Mr. George Procopiou and the presence of the Bureau Veritas Management, namely Mr. Bernard Anne, Executive Vice-President, Managing Director/Marine Division, Mr. Didier Chaleat, Senior Vice-President Marine West Zone, Mr. Didier Bouttier, Senior Vice-President Marine East Zone, Mr. Marco Zuccarelli, International Development, Tecnitas, Mr. François Teissier, Regional Chief Executive for Hellenic & Black Sea Region, Mr. Lambros Chahalis, Chief Executive Marine for Greece & Cyprus, Dr. John Kokarakis, READ MORE:

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Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has for nearly 35 years used its technical expertise and knowledge to serve the Korean shipbuilding community. A recently-launched Korean language sub-site, hopes to further strengthen that connection by providing clients in Korea with the latest updates on GL’s classification and maritime services. READ MORE:

2010 saw DNV strengthen its position as a leader in helping companies worldwide to manage risks, despite a small decrease in both its total revenue and number of employees. DNV today released its annual report highlighting its financial, environmental and social performance in 2010. The results are strong, but difficulties in the global economy and expected lower levels of new-building activity in shipping contributed to a 5% drop in operating revenue to MNOK 9,792, compared to MNOK 10,283 in 2009. READ MORE:

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IACS welcomes the Croatian Register of Shipping (CRS) as a new member, having satisfied the membership criteria adopted in October 2009. Mr. N Ueda, the Chairman of IACS, accepted CRS’s application on 3rd May and announced that the members of IACS are pleased that CRS has joined and look forward to their active participation and contribution to the work of IACS. READ MORE:

At the 5th Annual International Maritime Awards, presented at ShipTek, ABS received Marine BizTV’s award of Best Classification Society. The occasion marks the second year the society received the award. “Service delivery is paramount to our classification society,” said ABS Regional Vice President, Middle East Region, Joe Brincat. “We have maintained our focus on providing additional technical and software services to enhance our class services. READ MORE:

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The new website found at houses the certification, assessment and training services delivered by DNV Business Assurance. Browse services that can help assure the performance of your systems, products and organisations.

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meet the increasing market demand for advanced solutions for power transmission in the offshore sector. “There are two fundamental drivers behind the decision to collaborate,” says Kjell Eriksson, Director of the


Energy Programme in DNV Research and Innovation, “The electrification of both conventional and subsea oil and gas installations, and the growth in offshore wind energy. Both drivers will require new solutions in relation to offshore power transmission.”

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GL •hasDESMI certified 48 - Fast Track Pumps up 1000 m /h delivered within 5 days! Antigua andto Barbuda Flag State

The maritime administration of Antigua and Barbuda has been certified according to ISO 9001 by GL Sys-


tems Certification. On behalf of Germanischer Lloyd, Vice President GL North and Central America Stephen Gumpel handed over the certificate to the Department of Marine Services and Merchant Shipping (ADOMS), in the presence of the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and three members of Cabinet in addition to members of the ADOMS team. READ MORE:

DNV is appointed as CVA for Cape Wind

DNV is appointed as the Certified Verification Agent (CVA) for the Cape Wind Project, the first offshore wind farm to be built in the US. The role of DNV as CVA is to conduct third-party design reviews, inspections and other verification activities. US regulations require that offshore wind developers submit a Construction and Operations Plan (COP) and also require that an independent third party organization is appointed to verify and certify structural aspects of the wind farm installation. READ MORE:

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Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has released a booklet on standard operational guidance for the planning and management of ships’ ballast water and sediments. The 129 page long publication describes safe procedures for handling ballast water in order to comply with international as well as regional legislation. Special attention is given to Ballast Water Treatment procedures and safety issues as more and more vessels are equipped with treatment systems. READ MORE:

Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has recently intensified its efforts to help shipyards, ship owners, suppliers and recycling facilities in Asia to comply with the forthcoming International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (“Hong Kong Convention”). Two well-trained GL ship recycling experts are now stationed in China and Singapore respectively, offering all stakeholders a full range of services including certification, consultancy and tailored training. READ MORE:

GL Garrad Hassan’s new power market analysis services utilize state-of-the-art simulation software to evaluate the short and long-term risks to renewable development projects associated with external power market influences. These include assessing the impacts of energy curtailment, policy changes, and infrastructure development and quantifying the financial ramifications that they have for a specific site or project. READ MORE:

GL Garrad Hassan is now registered in the Netherlands as a B.V. (Dutch Limited). The name of the new entity is “GL Garrad Hassan Nederland B.V.”. The renewable consultancy has offices in Heerenveen, Leiden and Sint Maarten to accommodate the demand for consulting, design, project management services and training courses for renewable energy projects. READ MORE:

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The U.S. Coast Guard has extended DNV’s statutory authorizations under the USCG Alternate Compliance Program to include Passenger Ship Safety Certificates.

With this additional authorization, DNV is the only classification society authorized to issue the full suite of statutory certificates for all ship types on behalf of the United States of America.



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says Prof. Dr. Volker Bertram, organizer of the COMPIT Conference on behalf of TuTech and GL expert.

“But we can also see new aspects rise: social computing and new applications of virtual reality will be a new


topic this year.”


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Dr. •Sanjay Kuttan DESMI 48 - Fast Track Pumps up to 1000 m /h delivered within 5 days! from EMA joins DNV Clean Technology Centre

Dr. Sanjay Kuttan has been appointed head of DNV’s risk management activities towards regional power


and utility companies. He joins DNV in April as Director of its Clean Technology Centre from his former position as Director of Industry Development with the Energy Market Authority in Singapore. READ MORE:

COMPIT 2011 discusses IT Trends in Design and Operation

For the tenth time the Conference for Computer and IT applications in the Maritime Industry (COMPIT) will take place in May in Berlin. 50 presentations from the maritime and IT industry as well as key research groups from academia will discuss latest trends. The anniversary event expects more than 80 experts from almost 20 countries. READ MORE:

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ABS will class the first ever drilling rig, INDEPENDENCIA 1, built in Mexico. This is significant in that it represents new offshore construction in the country after a 25 year hiatus. The rig is a modification of an existing Friede and Goldman design reviewed in accordance with the ABS Rules for Building and Classing Mobile Offshore Drilling Units. READ MORE:

“Year on year improvements in ship safety is now turning into a negative trend. This is extremely worrying and requires a stronger focus on competence development both onboard and onshore,” DNV’s President Tor E. Svensen said at Sea Asia. “Statistics show that the accident frequency has started rising from a historic low. This trend is supported by increased pay-out from the insurance companies. Technology, rules and compliance will never bring us to the expected level of safety without focusing stronger on the human element,” Tor E. Svensen said. READ MORE:

By introducing a new solution for LNG-fuelled ships, DNV and MAN Diesel & Turbo are taking the Quantum concept ship one stroke further. Both the machinery and the hull design and arrangement have been improved. A year ago, DNV launched its container ship concept – Quantum. This concept ship was designed to stir up a debate about shipping innovation. MAN Diesel & Turbo responded very positively, and over the past few months the engine manufacturer and the class society have worked closely together to move the concept one step nearer to becoming an actual ship. READ MORE:

At Sea Asia 2011, Asia’s premier maritime conference and exhibition held April 12-14 in Singapore, Germanischer Lloyd (GL) exhibits its portfolio of classification services and maritime solutions to the diverse sectors of the global shipping industry. Germanischer Lloyd’s software unit GL Maritime Software is particularly appealing to many of Asia’s ship owners, operators and mangers as they are thirsty for powerful tools to achieve more efficient ship operation and management. READ MORE:

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Bulk carrier newbuildings have a potential for saving 5 – 10 percent of fuel cost by introducing fuel saving measures. This is one of the findings of a joint project between DNV and SDARI on fuel saving initiatives for bulk carriers, which was presented at Sea Asia in Singapore. The outcome of the project is a Guideline with an assessment of all the most relevant fuel saving measures and a calculator to do Return on Investment analysis.



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pany Aegean Bunkering Services decided to implement Germanischer Lloyd’s fleet management software suite GL ShipManager and GL FleetAnalyzer.


Germanischer Lloyd’s software unit GL Maritime Software will provide its integrated ship / fleet management software for 52 vessels of Aegean Bunkering’s fleet. Aegean Bunkering will install the Technical Management and Procurement System of the GL ShipManager suite in their offices and onboard their vessels. READ MORE:


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Class society ABS achieved another record performance in fleet size during 2010, reported Chairman Rob-


ert D. Somerville at today’s annual meeting. An eight percent increase in gross tonnage from year-end 2009 resulted in the ABS-fleet reaching a new record of 173m gross tons (gt) representing 11,191 vessels. READ MORE:

ABS Elects New Council and Committee Members

At the Annual Meeting of Members of ABS in New York this week, the following Members were elected to a three-year term on the ABS Council: •Angeliki N. Frangou, Navios Shipmanagement Inc •Michael Wyllie, Offshore Energy Development Corporation/SBM Offshore N.V. Following the Annual Meeting, the ABS Council met and elected to a one-year term as members of the ABS Classification Committee. READ MORE:

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DNV (Det Norske Veritas) is pleased to announce the hand over today of DNV’s Statement of Qualification to qualify Polarcus’ Arctic operating procedures according to industry best practice and relevant standards. The Statement of Qualification was presented to Polarcus at the 7th Annual Arctic Shipping Summit in Helsinki, Finland. READ MORE:

Stena RoRo has become the first operator to sign a contract for DNV’s new Triple-E rating. Triple-E is an environmental and energy efficiency rating scheme for ships which helps ship operators to stay at the forefront with regard to green shipping rules and regulations. DNV’s Triple-E is a voluntary environmental and energy efficiency rating scheme. READ MORE:

DNV has established a dedicated environment and energy efficiency team to operate out of the Piraeus office in response to the increasing level of interest shown by shipowners in the region. DNV has successfully executed more than 30 energy efficiency projects worldwide and the newly established team has worked on four of these for local Greek shipowners. In preparation for growing demand, the

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team has received additional comprehensive training from specialists within DNV covering the organisation’s full environmental portfolio. READ MORE:

Global engineering consultancy Romax Technology is pleased to announce that its 3MW DHWG3000 gearbox has been awarded a GL Renewables Certification (GL) B-Design Assessment. The DHWG3000 gearbox, designed by Romax, is currently in volume production for Sinovel’s SL3000 turbines and is manufactured by Dalian Huarui. READ MORE:

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First held in the year 2000, COMPIT has established itself as a leading conference in the field of information


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Lloyd’s Register • DESMI 48 - Fast Track Pumps up to 1000 m /h delivered within 5 days! Hellenic Technical Sub-Committee

On March 14th Hellenic Lloyd’s hosted at its premises in Piraeus the 3rd session of the Hellenic Technical


Environmental Sub-Committee (HTESC) of Lloyd’s Register. The Committee chaired Mr. Sokratis Dimakopoulos, HSQE Manager at Maran Tankers Management Inc. READ MORE:

ABS Says The Time Is Now for Floating LNG Concept

ABS Vice President of Global Gas William J. Sember says the classification society is in advanced stages of design review for a number of Floating LNG (FLNG) concepts, as this technology moves ever closer to reality. Speaking at the Gastech 2011 conference, where he chaired the technical session on FLNG terminals and systems, Sember noted that as recently as five years ago, floating solutions for the import and export of LNG were still considered new and novel concepts. READ MORE:

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Oslo: The forensic examination of the Deepwater Horizon blowout preventer (BOP) is now concluded, and DNV has submitted its report to the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), who today made the report publically available. The blowout preventer, a 50 foot - 300 ton assembly was raised and taken to NASA’s secure facility in Michoud, Lousiana in August for forensic examination. READ MORE:

Class society ABS and Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) are concluding a one-year joint development program (JDP) examining critical wave conditions for sloshing model tests and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in the cargo tanks of floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) vessels. READ MORE:

Lloyd’s Register has been awarded a contract to support the worldwide asset-management strategy of Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (Momentive), an innovative industry leader in the development and application of thermoset resins. We will provide the services and technology to support Momentive’s goal to continually measure and improve the reliability of its global mechanical-integrity programme, which is an integral part of its risk-based management systems that assure workplace safety, sound environmental stewardship and dependable

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operations. READ MORE: content&sectionid=-1&task=edit&cid[]=983 Only last September GL Noble Denton opened up its new office in Perth to better cater to the needs of Australia’s thriving resources sector. Now, the leading technical consultant and service provider for the oil & gas industry has moved to new, enlarged premises in order to provide even more comprehensive services to its local customers. READ MORE:

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The christening ceremony for MV. COSCO Glory and MV. COSCO Pride, two of the series of 13100TEU container ships built by Ulsan Shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industry (“HHI”), was attended and witnessed by Capt. Wei Jiafu, President & CEO of COSCO Group, and Dr. Sun Jiakang, Vice President of COSCO Group. The ceremony was also attended by Madam Sun Minqin, wife of Chinese Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Ms. Hao Xiaofei, Chinese Consul-General in Pusan, Mr. J S Lee, President of HHI, Mr. Kyle Washington, President of Seaspan Corporation, and Mr. Gerry Wang, CEO of Seaspan Corporation. READ MORE:


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The ceremony was performed by Rear Admiral K. Visser of the Royal Netherlands Navy.

Further construction of the vessel will largely take place at Damen Shipyard Galatz, supervised by Damen


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Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s biggest shipbuilder and Korea’s largest green energy provider,


today completed the site trial of a prototype 500 kW tidal current power system at Uldolmok Passage in Jeollanam-do, southwest Korea. Tidal current power is a form of hydropower that converts the kinetic energy of the tidal currents into electricity using turbines. This type of green energy is now in the spotlight thanks to its weather-proof and sustainable power generating capability. READ MORE:

MHI Subisidiary Receives Order from Singapore Land Transport Authority

MHI Engine System Asia Pte. Ltd. (MHIES-A) in Singapore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), and NCS Pte. Ltd. (NCS), have jointly been awarded the contract by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore to conduct a System Evaluation Test (SET) for a next generation electronic road pricing system (ERP). NCS is a leading information technology and communication engineering service provider in Singapore. The MHIES-A/NCS team was selected as one of four consortia by LTA and will conduct the SET for 18 months. READ MORE:

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Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has placed an order with Samsung for the construction of a power cable laying vessel. The vessel with an overall length of 100 meters and with a cable loading capacity of 5,000 ton is expected to be completed in the second half of 2012. Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has also been awarded a € 20 million contract to lay two power cable between the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali. READ MORE:

Ulstein Verft has sold the construction vessel Karianne of SX121 type design to Island Offshore. The vessel was completed on time from ULSTEIN in the fourth quarter of 2010. The vessel was originally contracted by the shipping company Marine Subsea, which could not to take delivery of her after completion. CEO Gunvor Ulstein says she is very pleased that this advanced construction vessel will be in the hands of an experienced and established shipping company. READ MORE:

Boskalis placed an order for cable laying vessel Island Offshore buys from Ulstein


After a successful evaluation period and software implementation Japan’s progressive shipbuilders introduce simulation-driven design on the basis of FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS’ computer aided engineering environment. As an advanced user of numerical flow simulation in the design process, also known as computational fluid dynamics (CFD), TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co. READ MORE:

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order from Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) for conversion and installation work of a ballast water treatment system on NYK’s Auriga Leader, a pure car/truck carrier built by MHI and already in service. The work on order, to be completed by the end of June, will be performed at MHI’s Yokohama Dockyard & Machinery Works in Kanagawa Prefecture, where the Yokohama Ship Repair & Marine Engineering Department and the “Ballast Water Treatment Project Team” are located. READ MORE:

TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING introduces FRIENDSHIPMHI Receives Order for Ballast Water Treatment System


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China DESMICOSCO – Supplying the World with Pumps and Systems Hold 2010 Annual DESMI develops, manufactures and supplies pumps and pump systems for marine and offshore related sectors. General Meeting

China COSCO 2010 Annual General Meeting was held in the morning simultaneously in Beijing and Hong Kong in the form of video conference. The meeting was attended by: Chairman Wei Jiafu, Vice-Chairman Zhang Fusheng, Zhang Liang - the executive director and president, the following directors: Xu Lirong, Sun Yueying; independent directors: Cheng Mo Chi; supervisors: Wu Shuxiong, Ma Jianhua, Luo Jiulian; READ MORE:


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Electric deep-well cargo pumps for LPG/C – LEG/C, molten sulphur carriers and product/chemical The Yangfan Group’s Zhoushan Shipyard has delivered its first IMO Performance Standard for Protective carriers

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Coatings (PSPC)-compliant vessel, which is a 57,000-tonne bulk carrier. The ship is 189.99 metres long and 32.26 metres wide.


Classification is by Lloyds Register. During construction, Yangfan offered PSPC-related training to ensure its staff knew the requirements clearly for the construction process. READ MORE:

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PaxOcean Corpo• DESMI 48 - Fast Track Pumps up to 1000 m /h delivered within 5 days! ration to build the world’s largest liftboat.

PaxOcean Engineering Zhoushan Co., Ltd. of Singapore, Singapore and The Levingston Corporation, Bo-


erne, Texas, USA announced today that they have signed a Letter of Intent to build a Levingston designed 415WC (World Class) with an option for one additional similar vessel for an undisclosed contract value. The announcement was made at the new Elevating Boats LLC’s (EBI) facility at Ponchatoula, Louisiana. READ MORE:

Turkish shipbuilders seek barter trade system for speedy growth

The Turkish shipbuilding industry, which showed a big rise in exports during the first four months of the year compared to same period last year, aims to adopt the barter trade system to achieve their 2023 target of $10 billion exports, according to a sector leader. To launch barter trade in Turkey, either the government should mediate or some independent barter companies should be established, said Başaran Bayrak, chairman of the Istanbul Ship and Yacht Exporters’ Association, in a written statement. READ MORE:

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The gas turbine combustor manufacturing plant which Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has been constructing in Pooler, Georgia, near Savannah, has now been completed and commenced full-scale operation. The event marks the first launch of production at one of several facilities being built by the company at its new Savannah Machinery Works site. The other two plants under construction will undertake gas and steam turbine rotor servicing and gas turbine assembly. With completion of the gas turbine combustor plant. READ MORE:

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order for two steam-turbines, 350 megawatts (MW) each, to be installed at two large-scale coal-fired thermal power plants in Morocco, which Jorf Lasfar Energy Company 5&6 (JLEC 5&6), a power plant company owned by Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), is to build. The turbines are slated to be delivered to a consortium formed by Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. (Daewoo E&C) and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. for the construction project. READ MORE:

MHI Begins FullScale Production of Gas Turbine Combustors MHI Receives Order for 2 Steam Turbines


Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s biggest shipbuilder, today reported first quarter net profit of KRW 903 billion, an increase of 21.16 percent year-on-year. Sales rose 16.92 percent to KRW 6.3 trillion won with operating profit up 10.99 percent to KRW 991.8 billion. Hyundai Heavy’s annual sales target for this year is KRW 26.9 trillion and new orders of USD 26.6 billion. READ MORE:

Kleven Maritime has signed a new contract with Rem Offshore for delivery of one LNG powered offshore vessel. With this new contract, Kleven Maritime’s order reserve increases to 9 vessels at a combined value of 3.3 billion NOK. The vessel is of Wärtsilä Ship Design and is scheduled for delivery from Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik in December 2012. READ MORE:

Hyundai Heavy Q1 Net Profit Up 21.16 % Framework New contract to Kleven Maritime


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Bollinger DESMI – Supplying the World with Pumps and Systems Launches The DESMI develops, manufactures and supplies pumps and pump systems for marine and offshore relatedin sectors. First Class • Centrifugal pumps USCG Sentinel La., Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announced the successful launch of the first in class USCG “Sentinel� Fast Response Cutter (FRC), Bernard C. Webber from its Lockport facility.

The announcement was made by Bollinger executive vice president of new construction, Chris Bollinger, “We are pleased to announce the successful launch of the lead “Sentinel� Class Fast Response Cutter, Bernard C. Webber;



Electric deep-well cargo pumps for LPG/C – LEG/C, molten sulphur carriers and product/chemical Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the upgrading of its Singaporecarriers

MOL Revamps NKX India• DESMI ROTAN internal gear pumps for high-viscous liquids Karachi Service Nhava Sheva-Karachi Service

(NKX) into two new loops: “NCX” linking China and Nhava Sheva, and KPX connecting Singapore with


Pipavav and Karachi. NCX will be MOL’s first direct service linking Shanghai and Shenzhen, China, and Nhava Sheva on India’s west coast. With NCX, MOL will enhance its service network by offering stable and high-quality direct service to meet rapid growth in the Chinese and Indian markets.

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China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company (COSCO), the largest container ship operator in China and the


sixth-largest in the world by volume, will resume its investment in ports, said Wei Jiafu, the president and chief executive officer of the group, on Tuesday. High demand and robust global economic growth between 2003 and 2008 prompted shipping companies worldwide to deepen investment in ports. However, enthusiasm cooled after the sudden eruption of the global financial crisis and the ensuing fragile economic recovery. READ MORE:

MHI to Jointly Develop and Test All-electric Transit Bus

On April 26 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), the government of Canada’s Manitoba Province, two local companies and a Canadian college announced that the parties will jointly develop and test an all-electric transit bus to feature advanced battery and charging technologies. This project is the first development to come out of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed last December between MHI and the Manitoba government on a collaborative framework to contribute toward realizing an advanced low-carbon society. READ MORE:

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order for an M701F gas turbine and generator for a gas turbine combined-cycle (GTCC) power generation plant which Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh Ltd. (EGCB), a state-owned power generation company will build in Haripur near Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. READ MORE:

ABS has classed the first liftboat built in Vietnam for operation in West Africa. A total of six liftboats will be built at Saigon Shipyard for Teras Offshore. The vessels are self-propelled and fitted with two large capacity cranes, providing the flexibility and capacity to lift large loads. To date, three liftboats in the series have been delivered and the other three are under construction.

MHI Receives M701F Gas Turbine and Generator Order First Liftboat Built in Vietnam


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), in collaboration with Koreaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd., has received an order for major components for two trains of a natural gas-fired gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power generation system being built by Pocheon Power Co., Ltd., a Korean independent power producer (IPP). MHI also signed a long-term maintenance service contract for the power plant as well as an agreement to invest in Pocheon Power. READ MORE:

On March 21, Dalian COSCO Rikky Ocean Engineering successfully completed the integral lifting for the SEVAN 650-2 DRILL FLOOR. All technical parameters were in full compliance with design requirements. READ MORE:

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MHIDESMI Receives – Supplying the World with Pumps and Systems Order from PGS DESMI develops, manufactures and supplies pumps and pump systems for marine and offshore related sectors. for 2 of Norway • CentrifugalVessels pumps Ramform

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order for two vessels capable of three-dimensional (3D) seismic data acquisition for sea bottom resource exploration from Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS), a leading company in marine seismic and reservoir data acquisition, processing and analysis/interpretation services in Norway. The contract, which was signed on April 14 in Oslo, also provides an option to PGS to order another two vessels in the future. Delivery of the two ships on order is slated to begin in the spring of 2013.



Electric deep-well cargo pumps for LPG/C – LEG/C, molten sulphur carriers and product/chemical Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order for major components for the second Shimal carriers

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Gas Combined Power Plant Project, a project under which Azerenerji Joint Stock Company, a state-owned

utility in the Republic of Azerbaijan, is to build a natural gas-fired gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power


generation plant. The order marks the second placed to MHI for GTCC projects in Azerbaijan, following an order relating to the Shimal 1 GTCC plant in 1999. The core components on order will be delivered to Toyo Engineering Corporation, the main contractor of the project. The plant is scheduled to go on-stream in

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Acquisition of • DESMI 48 - Fast Track Pumps up to 1000 m /h delivered within 5 days! Stake in Integrated Healthcare Holdings

Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (“Mitsui”) (Head Office: Tokyo; President and CEO: Masami Iijima) is set to acquire a


30%*1 stake in Integrated Healthcare Holdings Sdn. Bhd (“Integrated Healthcare”) (Head Office: Malaysia). Integrated Healthcare is the holding company of a group of subsidiaries and investments in the healthcare business. Earlier today, Mitsui (through Mitsui’s wholly-owned subsidiary), Integrated Healthcare and Khazanah Nasional Bhd (“Khazanah”) (through Khazanah’s wholly-owned subsidiary) concluded a share acquisition agreement and finalized other contractual terms in regard to the acquisition. READ MORE:

Strategic Cooperation between COSCO Shipyard and Valin Xiangtan Steel

COSCO Shipyard Group signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Hunan Valin Xiangtan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd on March 12. Mr. Lin Hua, General Manager of Material Management Center of COSCO Shipyard Group, and Mr. Cao Zhiqiang, Deputy General Manager of Hunan Valin Steel, signed the documents on behalf of both parties. Mr. Wang Xingru, President of COSCO Shipyard Group, and Mr. Li Rong, General Manager of COSCO Guangdong Shipyard, witnessed the ceremony. READ MORE:

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The final preparations are currently being made by the organisers of SMM India 2011, Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH (HMC), together with their Indian partner Inter Ads Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd. They are putting the final touches before SMM India opens at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Mumbai on 7 April. The trade fair runs for three days, and the accompanying specialist international conference for two days, covering the major current themes of the global shipbuilding industry toda. READ MORE:

Order intake climbs to euro 1,912 million, despite very tough shipbuilding industry conditions, taking the order portfolio to euro 8,888 million; • Revenues slip to euro 2,876 million reflecting less production activity; • EBITDA is euro 179 million and EBITDA margin 6.2%;. READ MORE:

POET (Pacific Offshore Engineering & Trading Pte Ltd) have contracted OSD to supply the design for two Azistern 24/56 tugboats. Both vessels will be build in China under ABS supervision. The particular advantage of these vessels is that they have the capabilities of larger tugboats, whilst due to their comparatively small size (less than 24 m load line length), they will encounter lower operational costs. READ MORE:

SMM India – a showcase of the shipbuilding industry Profit increased in 2010, for Fincantieri Production of Azistern 2400 series started


AVEVA (LSE:AVV), a leader in engineering design and information management solutions for the plant, power and marine industries,today announced a significant new contract win with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), further increasing its investment in AVEVA solutions. HHI has fully utilised AVEVA solutions since 1988. It has based its engineering and design on AVEVA solutions for the production of its commercial, offshore and special ships. READ MORE:

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Comet 21: Ένα σκάφος με υψηλές επιδόσεις Disney Cruise Line: First Sailing to Alaska ΟΛΠ: Νέες, σύγχρονες τεχνολογίες για την ασφάλεια Middle East cruise tourism sails ahead

Το Ιταλικό ναυπηγείο COMAR, έχοντας δημιουργήσει έναν πολύ επιτυχημένο στόλο στην κατηγορία των ‘μεσαίων’ ιστιοπλοϊκών σκαφών (35ft – 52ft), αποφάσισε να επεκτείνει τις δραστηριότητές του προς τα δύο άκρα. Έτσι λοιπόν, στην κατηγορία των ‘μικρών’ σκαφών, παρουσίασε πριν από περίπου ένα χρόνο το Comet 21 One Design. Σχεδιασμένο από τον Sergio Lupoli το σκάφος αυτό προσφέρει υψηλές επιδόσεις, απίστευτες συγκινήσεις και ευκολία χειρισμών. READ MORE:

In a photo taken May 5, 2011, the Disney Wonder cruise ship sails through Tracy Arm Fjord as part of its first-ever Alaskan voyage. This summer marks the first season for Disney Cruise Line in Alaska. Nestled between 3,000-foot high granite walls, the narrow, twisting slice of ocean called Tracy Arm Fjord weaves through the Tongass National Forest for roughly 35 miles. During the seven-night Alaskan summer itinerary, the Disney Wonder visits Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway and Tracy Arm Fjord. (Photographer Diana Zalucky/ Disney). READ MORE:

Στα πλαίσια της ενίσχυσης των συστημάτων ασφαλείας στους Επιβατικούς Σταθμούς Κρουαζιέρας, o Ο.Λ.Π. Α.Ε. ανέθεσε την προμήθεια και εγκατάσταση έξι (6) ηλεκτρονικών συσκευών ελέγχου αποσκευών X-RAY’s (τριών για ογκώδεις αποσκευές και τριών χειραποσκευών), καθώς και τριών (3) μαγνητικών πυλών ανίχνευσης μεταλλικών αντικειμένων, τελευταίας τεχνολογίας. Τα μηχανήματα αυτά θα χρησιμοποιηθούν για τον έλεγχο των επιβατών και των αποσκευών τους, που διακινούνται στα Κρουαζιερόπλοια που καταπλέουν στον Κεντρικό Λιμένα Πειραιά, με σκοπό την αποτροπή έκνομων ενεργειών και για την προστασία της εγχώριας τουριστικής βιομηχανίας. READ MORE:

Seatrade Middle East Cruise Convention launches in Dubai, as UAE’s cruise tourism surpasses global growth trends. With the Middle East’s cruise tourism growth clearly surpassing the global average, Dubai has been selected as the venue for the Seatrade Middle East Cruise Convention. A dedicated event focusing on the Middle East’s rapidly expanding cruise sector, the conference and exhibition event will be held in Dubai from 18 – 20 October 2011. READ MORE:

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Η Πρεσβεία της Τσεχικής Δημοκρατίας στην Αθήνα ενημερώνει ότι την 1η Μαΐου 2011 στη Μαρίνα Φλοίσβου θα πραγματοποιηθεί η τελετή βάπτισης του πρώτου τσεχικού κουρσάρικου σκάφους La Grace, το οποίο είναι πιστό πανομοιότυπο ιστιοφόρου σκάφους από το δεύτερο ήμισυ του 17ου αιώνα. READ MORE:

The European cruise market – ‘this decade’s El Dorado’ Fast-growing Europe was cited by Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, Chairman of the European Cruise Council and of Silversea Cruises, during the recent Cruise Shipping Miami conference as ‘this decade’s El Dorado’. The European cruise sector overcame the financial crisis and recession with ‘remarkable resilience, skill and success,’ MSC Cruises CEO Pierfrancesco Vago told Miami delegates. READ MORE:

Βάπτιση του πρώτουτσεχικού σχολικού σκάφους Bright future for European cruise market


Είναι στη φιλοσοφία της Celebrity Cruises να διατηρεί πάντα ζωντανό το ενδιαφέρον των επιβατών της με φρέσκιες ιδέες, δημιουργικές δραστηριότητες και εκπληκτικά events που κάνουν την εμπειρία της κρουαζιέρας ακόμα πιο απολαυστική. READ MORE:

Top decision makers from the world’s cruise lines plan to be in Durban this May to discuss the way forward for Africa’s developing cruise market. Claudius Docekal, Deployment & Destinations, Azamara Club Cruises; Simon Douwes, Director, Deployment & Itinerary Planning, Holland America Line; Allan Foggitt, Marketing Director, Starlight Cruises; Matthew Grimes, Planning, Ports & Logistics Director, Fred. Olsen; Bruce Krumrine, VP, Shore Operations Europe & Exotics, Princess Cruises; Darius Mehta, VP, Air & Land Programs, Silversea;. READ MORE:

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Στον Πειραιά η ετήσια συνέλευση της MEDCRUISE Royal Caribbean Goes with New Onboard Revenue Progr ΟΛΠ: Νέες, σύγχρονες τεχνολογίες για την ασφάλεια Αρχαιρεσίες της Ένωσης Πλοιοκτητών Ελληνικών Σκαφών

Το Διοικητικό Συμβούλιο της Ένωσης Λιμένων τα οποία υποδέχονται κρουαζιερόπλοια στη Μεσόγειο, Μαύρη Θάλασσα και Ερυθρά Θάλασσα (MEDCRUISE) αποφάσισε μετά από πρόταση της Ο.Λ.Π. Α.Ε. να συγκαλέσει την Ετήσια Συνέλευση της στον Πειραιά αντί της Τυνησίας, όπως αρχικά είχε προγραμματισθεί. READ MORE:

Royal Caribbean International has announced an exclusive agreement with cruise industry entrepreneur Philip Levine and his newly formed company, Royal Media Partners, LLC (RMP) to transform its onboard port shopping services. Beginning October 1, 2011, Levine will provide port shopping services, publishing, compelling in-stateroom television programming and numerous innovative onboard media initiatives on the cruise line’s ships sailing in the Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda, New England, Mexico and Alaska and with a major emphasis on interactive technology and entertainment. READ MORE:

Στα πλαίσια της ενίσχυσης των συστημάτων ασφαλείας στους Επιβατικούς Σταθμούς Κρουαζιέρας, o Ο.Λ.Π. Α.Ε. ανέθεσε την προμήθεια και εγκατάσταση έξι (6) ηλεκτρονικών συσκευών ελέγχου αποσκευών X-RAY’s (τριών για ογκώδεις αποσκευές και τριών χειραποσκευών), καθώς και τριών (3) μαγνητικών πυλών ανίχνευσης μεταλλικών αντικειμένων, τελευταίας τεχνολογίας. Τα μηχανήματα αυτά θα χρησιμοποιηθούν για τον έλεγχο των επιβατών και των αποσκευών τους, που διακινούνται στα Κρουαζιερόπλοια που καταπλέουν στον Κεντρικό Λιμένα Πειραιά, με σκοπό την αποτροπή έκνομων ενεργειών και για την προστασία της εγχώριας τουριστικής βιομηχανίας. READ MORE:

Από τις αρχαιρεσίες που έγιναν κατά την Γενική Συνέλευση των μελών της Ένωσης Πλοιοκτητών Ελληνικών Σκαφών Τουρισμού την 6η Φεβρουαρίου 2011 προέκυψε για την επόμενη διετία, νέο Διοικητικό Συμβούλιο το οποίο συγκροτήθηκε σε σώμα ως εξής: READ MORE:

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Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. has signed a letter of intent with shipyard Meyer Werft to build the first of a new generation of Royal Caribbean International cruise ships. Developed under the code-name “Project Sunshine,” the new vessel design incorporates new and exciting features that take advantage of the best of Royal Caribbean’s experience and imagination. The project is a result of over a year of dedicated research and development. READ MORE:

The potential that exists around the African continent for cruise lines seeking virgin territories and new experiences for their guests is vast and as yet largely untapped. A large part of this potential lies on the Indian Ocean coasts, where the majority of ports are in close proximity to game reserves boasting an abundance of the “big five” of the animal world, a sure-fire shorex winner for cruise passengers. READ MORE:

RC to Build New Generation of Ships at Meyer Niche cruise event coming to Durban


Είναι στη φιλοσοφία της Celebrity Cruises να διατηρεί πάντα ζωντανό το ενδιαφέρον των επιβατών της με φρέσκιες ιδέες, δημιουργικές δραστηριότητες και εκπληκτικά events που κάνουν την εμπειρία της κρουαζιέρας ακόμα πιο απολαυστική. READ MORE:

Η Louis plc ανακοινώνει την επέκταση της ναύλωσης των 2 κρουαζιεροπλοίων της, “Thomson Destiny” και “Thomson Spirit” προς την εταιρεία Thomson Cruises της TUI Travel plc, που αποτελεί τον μεγαλύτερο διοργανωτή ταξιδιών της Ευρώπης, μέχρι το τέλος του έτους 2014. Σημειώνεται ότι τα δύο πιο πάνω κρουαζιερόπλοια είναι ήδη ναυλωμένα στη Thomson Cruises μέχρι το τέλος του 2011. Η ναύλωση κρουαζιεροπλοίων της Louis plc προς την Thomson Cruises άρχισε το 1996 και η πιο πάνω ανανέωση αποδεικνύει την επιτυχία της μακρόχρονης αυτής στρατηγικής συνεργασίας. READ MORE:

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MINOAN LINES, η ακτοπλοϊκή εταιρία με την καλύτερη φήμη για το 2011

Στην ετήσια πανελλαδική έρευνα «FAMOUS BRANDS», η οποία διενεργείται από την TRADELINK

Minoan Lines: μείωση εισιτηρίων

Η MINOAN LINES, μετά την ψήφιση στη Βουλή της τροπολογίας του Υπουργείου Θαλασσίων Υποθέσεων

MINOAN LINES οικονομικά αποτελέσματα Α τριμήνου 2011 Καμπίνες με τεχνολογία PURE για Superfast/Bluestar

REPUTATION RESEARCH & CONSULTANCY, η MINOAN LINES αναδείχθηκε για τρίτη χρονιά (2008, 2009, 2011) ως η ακτοπλοϊκή εταιρεία με την καλύτερη φήμη για το 2011, κερδίζοντας το «ΧΡΥΣΟ ΜΕΤΑΛΛΙΟ» στην κατηγορία της. Η έρευνα διεξάγεται τηλεφωνικά σε δείγμα 1000 ερωτώμενων σε Αθήνα και Θεσσαλονίκη (άνδρες – γυναίκες, ηλικίας 18+) αντιπροσωπευτικό του πληθυσμού, και καταγράφει τον παλμό της ελληνικής αγοράς και αναδεικνύοντας παράλληλα τις μάρκες προϊόντων και τα εμπορικά σήματα με την καλύτερη φήμη και απήχηση στο ελληνικό κοινό. READ MORE:

Νήσων και Αλιείας, για την κατάργηση ορισμένων από τα υπάρχοντα μη ανταποδοτικά τέλη υπέρ τρίτων που εντάσσονται στα εισιτήρια της ακτοπλοΐας, τόσο για τις επιβατικές όσο και για τις εμπορευματικές μεταφορές, προχωρά από σήμερα 1 Ιουνίου 2011 σε μείωση της τιμής των εισιτηρίων στις γραμμές της ακτοπλοΐας που δραστηριοποιείταιt. READ MORE:

• 19,4% Αύξηση των Πωλήσεων της Εταιρείας • Αύξηση των Μεριδίων στην Αγορά της Βόρειας Αδριατικής σε όλες τις Κατηγορίες Μεταφορικού Έργου Οικονομικά αποτελέσματα Τα οικονομικά αποτελέσματα της Εταιρείας το α΄ τρίμηνο του 2011 επηρεάστηκαν σημαντικά τόσο από την αύξηση των τιμών των καυσίμων όσο και από τον έντονο ανταγωνισμό. Επιπρόσθετα, η συνεχιζόμενη οικονομική κρίση επηρεάζει αρνητικά το μεταφορικό έργο, οχημάτων και επιβατών, στις γραμμές όπου η Εταιρεία δραστηριοποιείται. Επίσης, τα οικονομικά αποτελέσματα περιλαμβάνουν έκτακτες ναυλώσεις πλοίων στην περιοχή της Βόρειας Αφρικής. READ MORE:

Η Attica Group ανακοινώνει ότι η Superfast Ferries και η Blue Star Ferries είναι οι πρώτες ναυτιλιακές εταιρείες στον κόσμο που διαθέτουν μια νέα κατηγορία πρωτοποριακής τεχνολογίας, την «καμπίνα PURE» στα πλοία των γραμμών Αδριατικής, Δωδεκανήσων και Κρήτης. Οι «καμπίνες PURE» είναι εξοπλισμένες με ένα ειδικά σχεδιασμένο σύστημα καθαρισμού του αέρα και της επιφάνειας, προσφέροντας απόλυτη άνεση σε όσους πάσχουν από αλλεργίες και άσθμα. READ MORE:

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Για 5η συνεχή χρονιά ο Όμιλος Attica Group (Blue Star Ferries & Superfast Ferries), στηρίζει ως χορηγός την αστική μη κερδοσκοπική εταιρεία «Διάδραση» μέσω του προγράμματος «Άγονη Γραμμή Γόνιμη». Εφέτος το πρόγραμμα επισκέπτεται την Ηρακλειά, την Αντίπαρο, τη Χάλκη, τη Θηρασιά, το Καστελλόριζο, την Κάλυμνο, την Αμοργό και την Τήνο. Κατά τις επισκέψεις στα νησιά παρουσιάζεται ένα τρίπτυχο δράσεων, το οποίο περιλαμβάνει τις Λέσχες Ανάγνωσης, Διαγωνισμό Ανάγνωσης Παιδικού Βιβλίου και τις κύριες δράσεις του Φεστιβάλ της «Διάδρασης», όπου μικροί και μεγάλοι έχουν την ευκαιρία να πάρουν μέρος σε μια πλούσια σειρά εκπαιδευτικών εργαστηρίων και πολιτιστικών δράσεων. READ MORE:

Η EVAL Ε.Γ. ΒΑΛΛΙΑΝΑΤΟΣ ΑΒΕΕ διοργανώνει και φέτος ΜΕΓΑΛΟ ΔΙΑΓΩΝΙΣΜΟ στα EVAL POINT σε ολόκληρη την Ελλάδα για όλους τους φίλους της θάλασσας. Με κάθε αγορά προϊόντων EVAL από τα σημεία EVAL POINT, έχετε δικαίωμα συμπλήρωσης ειδικών κουπονιών που θα σας επιτρέπει να λαμβάνετε μέρος στην κλήρωση για τα δώρα του διαγωνισμού. Όσες περισσότερες αγορές τόσο περισσότερες πιθανότητες να κερδίσετε τα δώρα που είναι. READ MORE:

Υπεγράφη σήμερα μεταξύ του ΣΕΕΝ και της ΠΝΟ, Μνημόνιο Συμφωνίας για την Συλλογική Σύμβαση Εργασίας Πληρωμάτων Ακτοπλοΐας για τα έτη 2010 και 2011, με το οποίο συμφωνήθηκε αύξηση μισθού ενεργείας και των πάσης φύσεως επιδομάτων κατά ποσοστό 1,5% για το 2010 και 1% για το 2011. Συμφωνήθηκε επίσης ότι η καταβολή των αναδρομικών για το 2010 θα γίνει τμηματικά τους μήνες Ιούλιο, Αύγουστο και Σεπτέμβριο 2011. READ MORE:

 Δραματική Αύξηση του Κόστους των Καυσίμων  Σταθερότητα Εσόδων παρά την Οικονομική Κρίση  Αύξηση των Μεριδίων Αγοράς στις Γραμμές της Βόρειας Αδριατικής σε όλες τις Κατηγορίες Μεταφορικού Έργου  Διατήρηση των Υψηλών Μεριδίων Αγοράς στη γραμμή Ηράκλειο – Πειραιάς (55% στους επιβάτες, 46% στα Ι.Χ. οχήματα και 40% στα Φ/Γ οχήματα). READ MORE:

Η Attica Group στηρίζει το πρόγραμμα Άγονη Γραμμή Μεγάλος διαγωνισμός στα EVAL POINT Υπεγράφη η συλλογική σύμβαση ΣΕΕΝ -ΠΝΟ MINOAN LINES: Οικονομικά αποτελέσματα 2010


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Μνημόνιο Συνεργασίας για την “Ελεύθερη Ζώνη” του Πειραιά

Μνημόνιο Συνεργασίας μεταξύ (α) της Γενικής Διεύθυνσης Τελωνείων και ΕΦΚ του Υπουργείου

Γιώργος Ανωμερίτης: Βαθιές τομές στον ΟΛΠ

Στον ΟΛΠ πιστεύουμε όλοι ότι πρέπει να δημιουργήσουμε συνθήκες που να ενώνουν κι όχι να διαιρούν την

H Γενική Συνέλευση της MEDCRUISE ASSOCIATION Συνάντηση Ανωμερίτη με επιτροπή Φιλίας των Κοινοβουλίων Γαλλίας-Ελλάδας

Οικονομικών, (β) του Οργανισμού Λιμένος Πειραιά ως Φορέα Διοίκησης της «Ελεύθερης Ζώνης» και των εταιριών «Ο.Λ.Π. Α.Ε.» και «Σ.Ε.Π. Α.Ε.» υπογράφτηκε σήμερα στα Κεντρικά Γραφεία του Ο.Λ.Π. Α.Ε. Το Μνημόνιο Συνεργασίας υπεγράφη κατά τη διάρκεια ειδικής συνάντησης μεταξύ των κ. Κωνσταντίνου Νηχωρίτη, Γεν. Δ/ντή του Υπ. Οικονομικών, κ. Γιώργου Ανωμερίτη, Προέδρου και Δ/ντος Συμβούλου του Ο.Λ.Π. Α.Ε. και capt. Fu Cheng Qiu, Δ/ντος Συμβούλου της Σ.Ε.Π. Α.Ε. READ MORE:

πόλη και το Λιμάνι. Γιατί η πόλη ζει από το Λιμάνι και το λιμάνι με τη δραστηριότητά του οφείλει να σέβεται τον κοινωνικό ιστό και τις συνθήκες ζωής των κατοίκων της πόλης. Αυτός είναι ο λόγος για τη διάθεση σημαντικών πόρων για την προστασία του περιβάλλοντος, το κυκλοφοριακό, τη στήριξη του Πολιτισμού με τη δημιουργία της Πολιτιστικής Ακτής, την παραχώρηση χώρων και την ενίσχυση των στόχων της Αυτοδιοίκησης. Είμαστε περήφανοι γιατί ο ΟΛΠ Α.Ε. ανακηρύχθηκε ECOPORT (οικολογικό λιμάνι) από την Ένωση Λιμένων Ευρώπης, την ESPO. READ MORE: Ο Οργανισμός Λιμένος Πειραιώς (ΟΛΠ Α.Ε.) φιλοξενεί από την 1η έως την 4η Ιουνίου 2011 τη Γενική Συνέλευση της Ένωσης Μεσογειακών Λιμένων (MEDCRUISE ASSOCIATION) με τη συμμετοχή 93 αντιπροσώπων από τα λιμάνια υποδοχής κρουαζιερόπλοιων της Μεσογείου. READ MORE:

Με αντιπροσωπεία της Επιτροπής Φιλίας των Κοινοβουλίων Γαλλίας-Ελλάδας συναντήθηκε ο Πρόεδρος και Δ/νων Σύμβουλος του Ο.Λ.Π. Α.Ε. κ. Γιώργος Ανωμερίτης στην αίθουσα εκδηλώσεων του Ο.Λ.Π. Α.Ε. Η Επιτροπή, την οποία συνόδευαν στελέχη της Γαλλικής Πρεσβείας και της Βουλής των Ελλήνων, μετά από μια ψηφιακή ενημέρωση στα κεντρικά γραφεία του Ο.Λ.Π. Α.Ε., περιηγήθηκε στις εγκαταστάσεις του Λιμανιού. READ MORE:

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Το Διοικητικό Συμβούλιο του Ο.Λ.Π. Α.Ε. ενέκρινε ομόφωνα την εκτέλεση του έργου «Κατασκευή νέου κρηπιδότοιχου Λιμενίσκου Αλιέων Κερατσινίου». Το έργο αυτό αφορά νέο κρηπιδότοιχο μήκους 51μ. και δημιουργία πρόσθετου χερσαίου χώρου, στο γνωστό «Μικρό Λιμανάκι», το οποίο βρίσκεται στον παράπλευρο χώρο της ΔΕΗ στο Κερατσίνι, προϋπολογισμού 92.000€. READ MORE:

Παρελήφθησαν από το ΣΕΜΠΟ/ΟΛΠ τέσσερα (4) ακόμη Οχήματα Στοιβασίας & Μεταφοράς Εμπορευματοκιβωτίων (ΟΣΜΕ - straddle carriers), τα οποία προμηθεύτηκε ο ΟΛΠ, ύστερα από διενέργεια διεθνούς ανοικτού διαγωνισμού, κόστους 960.000 € πλέον ΦΠΑ, για να καλύψει τις επείγουσες ανάγκες της παραγωγικής λειτουργίας του Προβλήτα – Ι του Σταθμού Εμπορευματοκιβωτίων (ΣΕΜΠΟ/ΟΛΠ). READ MORE:

Η βιομηχανία του yachting δύναται να αποτελέσει μια από τις σημαντικότερες πηγές τουριστικού συναλλάγματος για τις οικονομίες της Ελλάδος και των χωρών της Ανατολικής Μεσογείου, σύμφωνα με κορυφαίους εκπροσώπους του κλάδου, που θα βρεθούν στην Ελλάδα στις 21 και 22 Ιουνίου 2011 για να συμμετάσχουν στο Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum. To 1o διεθνές συνέδριο των Ποσειδωνίων για το Θαλάσσιο Τουρισμό θα αναλύσει το αναπτυξιακό δυναμικό που παρουσιάζουν οι βιομηχανίες κρουαζιέρας, yachting και επιβατηγού ναυτιλίας για την ελληνική οικονομία. READ MORE:

Τα στατιστικά στοιχεία διακίνησης στο λιμάνι του Πειραιά για το 2010 έδωσε στη δημοσιότητα ο Πρόεδρος και Διευθύνων Σύμβουλος της Ο.Λ.Π. Α.Ε. κ. Γιώργος Ανωμερίτης. READ MORE:

Κατασκευή νέου κρηπιδότοιχου στο Κερατσίνι Νέος μηχανολογικός εξοπλισμός για τον ΣΕΜΠΟ To Yachting παράγοντας ανάπτυξης για την Ελλάδα Τα στατιστικά στοιχεία στο λιμάνι του Πειραιά για το 2010



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Gamesa secures site for offshore technology base in Scotland

World-leading wind energy company Gamesa will create around 40 high-value jobs by this summer for its

CleanBallast system approved in over 32 units

ÎŁThe only commercially available German manufactured and type-approved ballast water treatment system

Cosco: Creative Design Contest for Green Ship W3G Marine Ltd and IHC Merwede work together

planned Offshore Wind Technology Centre in Glasgow. So it confirmed Jorge Calvet, Chairman and CEO of Gamesa to the First Minister following a meeting this week in Edinburgh. The company has confirmed that the Technology Centre will be located at Strathclyde Business Park, about eight miles east of the city centre. READ MORE:

comes from Bremen based RWO, with successfully proven in operation on several vessels The CleanBallast system, consisting of a special mechanical filter process and an advanced disinfection unit, so far been ordered for more than 40 installation. READ MORE:

Recently, COSCO Shipyard launched a creative design contest for the green ship of the future. The purpose of this creative design contest was to encourage the technological innovation of COSCO Shipyard and develop innovative ideas for future ship designs. The contest attracted attention from both professional technical staff and production and management personnel from the COSCO Shipyard Group. READ MORE:

W3G Marine (W3GM) and IHC Merwede have agreed to collaborate on the development of W3GMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s patented design for an offshore wind turbine installation ship (OWTIS). The OWTIS concept has major advantages over existing assets, not least in its ability to improve offshore safety by necessitating fewer tasks to be performed offshore. It is environmentally friendly - as it has no contact with the seabed - and able to operate in harsh weather and deploy large loads. READ MORE:

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On 15 June 2011, DNV signed a MoU with the Korea Finance Corporation (KoFC) to cooperate on verification of the green ships. Earlier this month, Korea Finance Corporation has announced the green ship finance plan that incentives including a form of lower interest rates on loans will be provided to the ship owners who obtain the vessels designed to reduce emissions. In order to qualify for this financial incentives, the vessels must be built using technologies to reduce air pollutants (e.g. Nox, Sox., etc), CO2, or GHG. READ MORE:

GL Renewables Certification (GL) has been chosen by Siemens Wind Power for the type certification of their 6 MW direct drive offshore wind turbine. The Type Certification will be carried out according to the International Standard IEC 61400-22, and the “Guideline for the Certification of Wind Turbines”, Edition 2010, GL. In general the certification confirms that a wind turbine complies with the requirements of the respective standard for the Certification of Wind Turbines regarding design, prototype measurements and exemplary manufacturing evaluation. READ MORE:

Συνεχίζει το ταξίδι του στις ελληνικές θάλασσες το οικολογικό καταμαράν Solar Wave, που κάνει τον περίπλου της Γης κινούμενο αποκλειστικά με ηλιακή ενέργεια. Αφού διέσχισε τον Ισθμό της Κορίνθου, το σκάφος κατέπλευσε την 8 Ιουνίου, με πρωτοβουλία της HELMEPA, στο Μεσολόγγι, όπου το επισκέφτηκαν νέοι-μέλη του προγράμματος “Ναυτίλοι”, μαθητές και εκπαιδευτικοί του 1ου Γυμνασίου Μεσολογγίου, εκπρόσωποι της Τοπικής Αυτοδιοίκησης, της επιχειρηματικής κοινότητας και των τοπικών ΜΜΕ. READ MORE:

Η Τετάρτη, 8 Ιουνίου 2011, είναι αφιερωμένη στον εορτασμό των ωκεανών της γης. Αυτής της θαυμαστής πηγής ζωής που απειλείται από τις πράξεις όλων μας. Η συμβολή των ανθρώπινων δραστηριοτήτων στην άνοδο της θερμοκρασίας έχει ως αποτέλεσμα τη μεταβολή των συνθηκών στις θάλασσες και επηρεάζει τελικά την ίδια μας τη ζωή, όπως δείχνει η κλιματική αλλαγή. READ MORE:

DNV to verify Green Ships for Korea Finance Corporation GL Renewables Certification contracted by Siemens Wind Power Tο “Solar Wave” στο Μεσολόγγι με πρωτοβουλία της HELMEPA Η HELMEPA γιορτάζει την Παγκόσμια Ημέρα Ωκεανών στη Σύρο



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Spyridon Zolotas*: RINA is performing a highprofile role in the sphere of this proactive approach to eco-compatible shipping

The awareness that adopting measures for reducing

Greece, highlighted some of the most recent green

boosting the safety of the ship. All this in synergy

CO2 emissions, saving energy and keeping the

products devised in this area.

with the concept of continuous improvement in ISO

plants efficient,

9001, and in the guide for operators relative to the Following the publication in 2008 of the new

Tanker Management Self Assessment (TMSA).

which represent a profitable investment from both

regulations and the guide for the Condition-Based

the economic and ethical stand-points, today brings

Maintenance (CBM), RINA has recently introduced

The CBM offers a proactive and flexible approach

together the operators of the entire shipping chain

a number of new class notations for the ships

to the maintenance of the machinery, in addition to

and this sense of common responsibility constitutes

implementing the CBM programs approved by

representing an additional measure of safety capa-

a strong motivation towards the continuous im-

RINA and relative to specific items of systems and

ble of identifying and remedying eventual faults. We

provement of the whole sector. In this context, RINA

machinery. Programs involving not only the instal-

are particularly satisfied with the interest shown in

pioneered and developed new technical solutions,

lations vital for the safety and effectiveness of the

our initiatives linked to the CBM and we foresee a

confirming itself as a key player in the legislative

ship, such as propulsion, electrical installations and

continual growth in the demand for these services".

evolution process.

fire identification systems, but also other items such as loading installations and air conditioning systems

But how can this new approach be defined, and

Effectively, RINA is performing a high-profile role in

which are essential for the safety and efficiency of

how can environmental friendliness be cost effec-

the sphere of this proactive approach to eco-com-

the shipboard operations and, consequently, for the

tive? "There is no simple answer which covers all

patible shipping through specific tools for industry

protection of the marine environment.

ship types â&#x20AC;&#x201C; says Mr Zolotas - so no simple set

including voluntary certifications which, unlike what

of regulations, guidelines or class notations can

is foreseen by international regulations, substan-

Spyridon Zolotas underlined: "RINA is aware of the

ensure that every ship is designed and operated

tially prescriptive, provide designers, shipyards and

interest of its own clients in adopting Condition-

to its optimum level of cost effective environmental

ship-owners with the means to implement new solu-

Based Maintenance systems which are efficient and


tions and innovative procedures so that the ship can

which guarantee the best procedures. The adoption

obtain the best results in terms of both environmen-

of the CBM constitutes an added value for ship-

That is why RINA has developed a new concept,

tal protection and also performance.

owners, extending the traditional Planned Mainte-

Green Plus, which takes a goal-based approach

nance Scheme relative to the machinery, in order to

to combining the efficiency and the reduced en-

reach maximum flexibility, whilst at the same time

vironmental impact of any ship. Rather than a set

Spyridon Zolotas, European Country Manager for

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of prescriptive rules, Green Plus sets targets and

performance above the minimum levels required by

RINA is one of the oldest classification societies and

builds an index, taking into account all the different

the regulations.

certification companies in the world. Established in

environmental impacts of the ship, and the different ways in which these impacts may be reduced.

Genova in 1861 to serve the marine industry, today Many different combinations of voluntary design so-

it spans the globe as a multinational and multi-

lutions and operational procedures can be adopted

faceted company. The RINA Group can be found

The new Green Plus notation allows designers

to achieve compliance with the new RINA Rules for

in all the main countries of the world, with its 120

and shipyards to select the most cost-effective

the assignment of the environmental class nota-

offices in 42 nations, a workforce of 1500 resources

combination from various possible design solutions

tion "Green Plus". The RINA R&D has developed

of 46 different nationalities and with an average age

and operational procedures which can be applied to

software which allows designers and shipowners to

of 39.

a ship in order to improve its environmental friendli-

calculate the monetary investments necessary to

ness level and reach the fixed goals.

obtain the required green target of the ship.

The environmentally friendly ship model is defined

In particular, through the selection of pollution

responsibility fields, supporting industry through

starting from a list of voluntary design solutions and

sources to be minimized or the direct selection of

specialised engineering skills. In particular, in the

operational procedures aimed at improving the en-

some solutions to be chosen from among those

marine field, RINA operates alongside shipyards,

vironmental friendliness of the ship with respect to

proposed and through the insertion of costs associ-

designers, shipowners, charterers and underwriters

the baseline level that is represented by compliance

ated with each solution, the software gives the most

by developing guidelines for design, construction,

with the compulsory regulations.

cost-effective solutions, i.e. the ones that reach the

operation and condition assessment of all types and

desired green target (defined by the Green Plus

size of ships and yachts.

The RINA services cover the environment, energy, transportation, logistics, safety, quality and social

The key criteria of GREEN PLUS are that a ship

class notation) through the least investment.

should reflect a significant investment in design solutions, on-board equipment and operational pro-

RINA classed fleet grew strongly by twenty per cent Box RINA

cedures aimed at contributing to an environmental

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) today announced two major oil discoveries and a gas discovery in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico after drilling the company’s first post-moratorium deepwater exploration well. “As one of the largest lease holders in the Gulf of Mexico with interests in over 370 leases, we are committed to the continued safe exploration and development of this important national resource”. READ MORE:

during 2010. Today RINA classifies 4.180 ships, totalling 32,2 million GT.

ExxonMobil Announces Three Discoveries in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico



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World’s First Solar-Power-Assisted Vessel Further Developed

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line; head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; president: Yasumi Kudo),

Wärtsilä to supply the ship design for next generation

The ship will be of the new VS 485 Mk III design and it will be one of the most cost and fuel-efficient supply

Korea’s offshore wind turbine test bed

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. (KHI; head office: Kobe-shi, Hyogo Prefecture; president: Satoshi Hasegawa), the Monohakobi Technology Institute (MTI; head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; president: Yutaka Yasunaga), and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK; head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; chairman and president: Noboru Ueda) are to begin in June shipboard tests to verify the effects of a jointly developed hybrid power supply system for vessels. READ MORE:

vessels ever to be launched. Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider and system integrator, has been awarded the contract to supply the design and equipment for a new Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) for offshore operations. The order has been placed by Hellesøy Verft AS, the Norwegian shipyard that will build the vessel, which is to be owned and operated by Norwegian ship owner, Vestland Offshore. The vessel is scheduled to be delivered towards the end of 2012. READ MORE: is to provide consulting services to the offshore wind turbine test bed project of Young-Kwang, a major offshore wind farm to be built in South Korea. On May 16, 2011, Korean government announced that Young-Kwang area, located at the south west coast of the Korean peninsula, is selected as an offshore wind turbine test bed. Through this test bed, Korean government will test the offshore wind turbine performance and attract investments from wind energy private sector. READ MORE:

The oil spill incident of a drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico

Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Mitsui) hereby announces that a US$1.065 billion settlement has been reached between several of its subsidiaries and certain BP p.l.c. subsidiaries (BP). The settlement resolves all of BP’s claims against Mitsui’s subsidiaries arising from the April 2010 oil spill incident involving a drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico (Incident). Under the terms of the settlement, a Mitsui subsidiary will pay BP US$1.065 billion - and BP will simultaneously waive and release all of its claims against the Mitsui subsidiaries. READ MORE:

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Η φετινή θερινή εκστρατεία της HELMEPA είναι η 29η από τότε που για πρώτη φορά εμφανίστηκε ο γνωστός “Γλάρος” της. Μεταξύ άλλων, η εκστρατεία περιλαμβάνει και μια νέα αφίσα όπου ο Γλάρος ως νεαρός “Ναυτίλος” μαζί με τα “Γλαρόπουλα” της Παιδικής HELMEPA, περνά το μήνυμα σε όλη την Ελλάδα: Θάλασσες και Ακτές πάντα καθαρές. Η προστασία και ο σεβασμός στο ελληνικό θαλάσσιο και παράκτιο περιβάλλον, πρέπει να είναι προτεραιότητα για κάθε Έλληνα και Ελληνίδα σήμερα που η χώρα μας δοκιμάζεται. Πρέπει να δείξουμε σε όλους την ευαισθησία μας και το φιλότιμο μας.

Θερινή εκστρατεία HELMEPA 2011


Total announces that its subsidiary, TEPA (Block 17/06) Limited, and Sociedade Nacional de Combustíveis de Angola (Sonangol E.P.), have discovered hydrocarbons in the north-eastern area of the deep offshore block 17/06. Drilled in a water depth of 445 meters, the Canna-1 well discovered hydrocarbons in reservoir of Miocene age and produced more than 5,000 barrels per day of high quality oil (33° API) during a production test. READ MORE:

Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (“Mitsui”, head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President: Masami Iijima) announced today that a consortium consisting of Mitsui and Daewoo E&C (“Daewoo”, head office: 57, Sinmunno 1-ga, Jongnogu Seoul 110-713, Korea) entered into an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Jorf Lasfar Energy Company 5&6 (“JLEC 5&6”), head office: El Jadida, Commune Moulay Abdellah, Route Régionale 301, PK 23, Centrale Thermique de Jorf Lasfar, Morocco) for the development of a 700MW coalfired power plant in Morocco. READ MORE:

IMO and the Korea International Co-operation Agency (KOICA) today (21 April 2011) signed a Co-operation Agreement at the Organization’s London Headquarters, for implementation of a pioneering technical cooperation project on Building Capacities in East Asian countries to address Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) from Ships.The co-operation between KOICA and IMO through this project is part of a much broader climate change initiative by the Republic of Korea titled the “East Asia Climate Partnerships” which aims to support the Republic of Korea’s efforts to take a lead in reducing carbon emissions and to move toward a low-carbon society, READ MORE:

Angola: Third oil discovery on deep offshore Block Jorf Lasfar Energy Company Signing of the EPC contract Republic of Korea to assist IMO to address Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships



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Ariana Psomas*: Sigmaglide enhances fuel efficiency while reducing ghg emissions International shipping represents 3 to 4 % of the

3. A market based mechanism; e.g. emission trad-

global emissions of CO2 and accounts for at least


90% of the global trade of goods

facilitated by port States. • Consideration may be given to the possibility of

The SEEMP allows companies and ships to monitor

timely full removal and replacement of underwater

thus it is already, by far, the most carbon efficient

and improve performance with regard to various

paint systems to avoid the increased hull roughness

way of commercial transport. Nonetheless the

factors that may contribute to CO2 emission. These

caused by repeated spot blasting and repairs over

reduction of these emissions is a “must” for any

may include improved voyage planning; speed man-

multiple dockings.

business with ambitions to survive and excel.

agement; weather routing; optimizing engine power and use of rudders and propellers; hull maintenance

• Generally, the smoother the hull, the better the fuel

and use of different fuel types.


sions from international shipping may grow by a

In IMO/MEPC 59/24/Add.1/Annex 19 the following

Conclusion: Any measure that promotes fuel sav-

factor of 2 to 3 compared to the emissions in 2007

considerations are given for hull maintenance;

ings meets ecological, economic and legislative

If the absence of any environmental policy it has been estimated that by 2050 carbon dioxide emis-

which is attributed to the growth of the shipping industry.

objectives. • Docking intervals should be integrated with ship operator’s ongoing assessment of ship

Careful screening of fouling release technologies

The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee

performance. Hull resistance can be optimized

is of vital importance in modern shipping industry.

(MEPC) has developed a set of measures for reduc-

by new-technology coating systems, possibly

Reduced hull roughness provided by a smooth,

ing shipping’s CO2 emissions;

in combination with cleaning intervals. Regular

fouling free coating will lead to immediate improved

in-water inspection of the condition of the hull is

performance and lower fuel consumption. Right


now, modern foul release coatings can make a huge

1. Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for new ships

difference in ships’ fuel consumption and, therefore, • Propeller cleaning and polishing or even appropri-

emissions are reduced by around 10% compared

2. Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan

ate coating may significantly increase fuel efficiency.

with conventional hull coatings, which is a signifi-

(SEEMP) for existing ships

The need for ships to maintain efficiency through

cant benefit. Still, the marine coatings market is

in-water hull cleaning should be recognized and

technology-driven. Chemists are constantly improv-

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ing their range, creating eco-friendly products that

The system is based on two coats of epoxy: the

meet current and, hopefully, future, regulations.

first being the primer and the second being an

About PPG

anti‐abrasive coating; this is then followed by a

PPG’s vision is to continue to be the world’s

While the growth of green products is a relatively

tiecoat, SIGMAGLIDE 790, and then a topcoat of

leading coatings and specialty products com-

new phenomenon, PPG’s (Sigma Coatings) com-

SIGMAGLIDE 990. A key advantage is that this


mitment to environmental responsibility is long-

two‐component system, with the volume solids

standing. PPG has developed long ago a range of

content of the tiecoat at 79% and the topcoat at

Founded in 1883, the company serves custom-

leading products that significantly improve customer

80%, considerably reduces packaging waste costs

ers in industrial, transportation, consumer

or end users’ environmental performance.

and reduced solvent emission at application.

products, and construction markets and after-

As a coating system supplier, the largest single

The performance of this coating system is a function

operates in more than 60 countries around the

factor PPG can influence in relation to fuel con-

of the water‐repellent or hydrophobic nature of the

globe. PPG shares are traded on the New York

sumption and consequently to GHG savings, is the

topcoat. In addition, the ultra‐smooth finish that can

Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more infor-

frictional resistance of the underwater hull. It is es-

be attained by standard airless spray equipment

mation, visit

timated that frictional resistance can vary from 45%

means the average hull roughness figures are

to 90% of the vessel’s total resistance depending

also significantly lower to those achievable with a

on vessel type and its operational characteristics.

biocide‐based coating – typically 50 to 70μm for

For lower speed vessels the frictional resistance is

the SIGMAGLIDE system. For comparison with

nearer to the upper limit of 90%. SIGMAGLIDE 990,

conventional antifouling coatings an average hull

the pure silicone topcoat, reduces frictional resist-

roughness at application of 125μm is achieved.

markets. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, PPG

*Ariana Psomas Chemical Engineer, MSc. Business Development Manager

ance to the point where significant fuel savings can be realized.

Την 31η Μαΐου 2011, φιλοξενήθηκε στην εταιρεία Danaos Shipping, η 29η Γενική Συνέλευση των Μελών της HELMEPA. Υπό την προεδρία του Δρα Ιωάννη Κούστα, τηρήθηκε ενός λεπτού σιγή στη μνήμη του Καπετάν Βασίλη Κ. Κωνσταντακόπουλου και της Μαρίας Π. Τσάκου. Σύμφωνα με την Ημερήσια Διάταξη εγκρίθηκαν ομόφωνα τα πεπραγμένα του 2010, η οικονομική κατάσταση, που παρουσίασαν οι Ελεγκτές Moore Stephens, η απαλλαγή του ΔΣ και των Ελεγκτών από κάθε διαχειριστική ευθύνη και η διαγραφή ορισμένων μελών λόγω μη καταβολής των εισφορών τους σύμφωνα με το καταστατικό. READ MORE:

PPG Protective and Marine Coatings Greece

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BP Commits to Early Restoration Projects Along Gulf Coast

BP Exploration & Production, Inc. (BP) today announced it has signed a ground breaking agreement with

Eθελοντικοί καθαρισμοί ακτών στην Ύδρα

Tα εταιρικά μέλη της HELMEPA North of England P&I Αssociation Ltd και Anangel Maritime Services

Πρωτοβουλία της Ε. E για τη ρύπανση της Μεσογείου Seadrill confirms ultra-deepwater contract in Mexico

federal and state agencies that will accelerate work starting this year to restore areas of the Gulf of Mexico that were affected by the Deepwater Horizon accident. The agreement commits up to $1 billion to projects that will restore injured natural resources in the Gulf at the earliest opportunity. READ MORE:

Inc μαζί με 30 σπουδαστές της ΑΕΝ Ύδρας και το συντονισμό της HELMEPA, εκτέλεσαν στην Ύδρα μια πρωτότυπη πρωτοβουλία. Την Δευτέρα 11 Απριλίου, οι σπουδαστές με το Διευθυντή της Aκαδημίας και στελέχη των North of England P&I Αssociation Ltd και HELMEPA καθάρισαν δύο απόμακρες παραλίες από τα σκουπίδια τα οποία και κατέγραψαν. READ MORE:

Μετά από πρωτοβουλία των Επιτρόπων Janez Potočnik, αρμόδιου για το Περιβάλλον, και Μαρίας Δαμανάκη, αρμόδιας για τις Θαλάσσιες Υποθέσεις και την Αλιεία, πραγματοποιήθηκε σήμερα ενημερωτική συνάντηση με θέμα τη ρύπανση της Μεσογείου από πλαστικά και άλλα απορρίμματα στο Γραφείο Ενημέρωσης του Ευρωπαϊκού Κοινοβουλίου. READ MORE:

Seadrill has through its affiliate Sea Dragon de Mexico settled the final agreement with Pemex Exploracion y Produccion (“Pemex”) for the provision of the ultra-deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig West Pegasus (previously Seadragon I). The five-year assignment in Mexico has a fixed operating dayrate for the first two years, and the dayrate will be adjusted annually thereafter based on market conditions. Estimated contract value is approximately US$850 million (excluding mobilization fee) assuming a constant dayrate over the five year term. READ MORE:

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MOL President Koichi Muto today announced the joint development of an optimum trim system for vessels, along with Akishima Laboratories (Mitsui Zosen) Inc. A pilot test of the system, using a 6,400-unit car carrier, showed an increase of up to 4% in fuel efficiency compared to a conventionally equipped vessel, which in turn contributes to a significant reduction in CO2 emissions. READ MORE:

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) announced today that it continues to make significant progress towards its goal of converting its entire corporate fleet of 4,200 vehicles to clean, compressed natural gas (CNG) by 2014. Phase One of the program, which involved converting the Chesapeake fleet in Oklahoma, was completed last week when the company’s 800th natural gas vehicle entered service. The natural gas-powered truck fleet will be used by field operations teams overseeing the company’s drilling programs in the Anadarko Basin in western Oklahoma. READ MORE:

GeoGlobal Resources Inc. (GeoGlobal or the Company) (NYSE Amex:GGR) today announced that the Israel Petroleum Commissioner’s Office granted an extension to April 30, 2011 in order for the Company to submit a final signed contract for the retaining of a rig for the planned drilling program on the offshore Israel licenses known as 347/Myra and 348/Sara. Under the terms of the Joint Operating Agreement, the Company was to have submitted the final signed contract by March 31, 2011. GeoGlobal currently has a signed Letter of Intent and intends to complete its submission pending signing of the final contract. READ MORE:

A group of European oil and gas industry leaders have agreed that 2011 will see a positive upturn in investment into the sector, but warn that they still face significant challenges if they are to take advantage of the strong growth opportunities ahead of them. The comments were made at an exclusive round table event organised by GL Noble Denton, the leading independent technical advisor to the oil and gas industry, to discuss key findings from a recent report on the future of the sector from the Economist Intelligence Unit. The event, which was held in London, was attended by more than 25 of Europe’s oil and gas industry leaders

MOL-Developed Optimum Trim System Boosts Car Carrier Chesapeake Energy Corporation Reaches Milestone GeoGlobal Provides Update on Planned Drilling Program in Israel GL: Industry leaders warn of skill shortage in oil and gas




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Environmental Protection Engineering Initiates Marine Pollution Training Services in Greece

While the demand for marine pollution prepared-

More specifically EPE’s training services include the

Designed for all operational staff who may form part

ness and effective implementation of emergency


of an oil response team.

spill response plans grows rapidly, a well-trained

▪ IMO Level 1 / First Responders

▪ Hazardous & Noxious Substance (HNS) Response

personnel seems to be a definite and imperative

Designed for all technicians or supervisors who

- Awareness Course


will participate in spill response teams, logistics

Designed for all personnel involved in the planning

Environmental Protection Engineering S.A. is one

management and waste disposal.

and response to spills of HNS.

of the few companies worldwide and the only one in

▪ IMO Level 2 / On Scene Commanders

Delegates gain an understanding of the safe and

Greece that has official accreditation by the Nautical

The course is designed for all managers and super-

efficient response to oil spills either by implementing

Institute to offer Oil & HNS Spill Preparedness and

visors who will lead/supervise spill response teams

clean up methods, by coordinating the response

Response Training Courses according to the IMO

and administrative personnel.

operations or by dealing with contingency planning

standards. The Company endeavors to provide the

▪ IMO Level 3 / Spill Management – Management

and environmental strategy issues.

required knowledge and familiarization of response

and Planning of Spill Response Operations

Environmental Protection Engineering S.A. has

staff in order to meet the demands of local and in-

The third level of response is intended to all senior

created a modern Training Centre in the Industrial

ternational legislation in preparedness and effective

managers and officials, who may be involved in

Park of Schisto in order to be able to deliver integral

response to Oil and HNS (Hazardous & Noxious

planning for or managing the response to oil spill.

courses. Essential component of the training

Substances) Pollution Incidents.

▪ Introduction to Marine Spill Response for Shipping

courses is the familiarization with the antipollution

The courses are designed for personnel who

Designed for all seamen (captains, engineers,

equipment through demonstration and participation

participate or be involved in Spill Response Teams,

abs) and the Operations, SQM & DPA departments

in pollution response exercises, at the warehouse

Logistics Management, Operation Department,

within a shipping company who would be involved

of EPE S.A. in Skaramagas and in the Antipollu-

Response Supervision, Senior Management and

in the pollution response of an incident caused by

tion Base at Keratsini, during which all theoretical

Administration. Remarkable attention is also given

their vessel.

subjects are practiced and applied.

to ship’s crew training for the implementation of all

▪ Introduction to Marine HNS Response at Opera-

The seminars are flexible and can be tailored to the

necessary actions in favour of preventing or mini-

tional Level (IMO HNS Operational Level)

specific needs of the vessel or the installation (de-

mize the environmental cost of a pollution incident,

The course is intended to all personnel involved in

pending on the type of oil or chemicals transported,

by creating an exclusive course customized to the

or governing the transport of HNS at sea.

the operating areas etc). The courses are delivered

specific needs of seamen.

▪ Oil Spill Awareness Course

by highly experienced staff including response

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experts, auditors, trainers and consultants to ensure that all attendees’ needs are catered for. EPE’s training courses are available in both English and Greek language and may be delivered in facilities chosen by the interested party. All participants at the end of the seminar receive certificates of completion in accordance with the standards set by the IMO, all the course content in printed and electronic format and other useful material that covers all spill response topics. For more information please visit the website: About the Company: EPE S.A. is one of the largest private companies in the South East Europe, offering complete services for the protection and clean-up of the industrial and marine environment. All the activities of the company including training services are certified according to ISO 9001:2008.

Το διεθνές και κοινοτικό πλαίσιο κανόνων και υποχρεώσεων για το μεγάλο θέμα της προστασίας του θαλασσίου περιβάλλοντος, καταγράφει συνοπτικά σε ένα κατατοπιστικό έντυπό της, η Ένωσις Ελλήνων Εφοπλιστών, προκειμένου να διευκολύνει τα μέλη της στην εφαρμογή της «αρχής της πρόληψης» προς αποφυγή περιστατικών ρύπανσης από πλοία. Πρόκειται για μια ακόμη καινοτόμο πρωτοβουλία υψηλής κοινωνικής ευθύνης της εφοπλιστικής κοινότητας, η οποία έχει ως γνωστόν πολυετή παράδοση στην προστασία του θαλασσίου περιβάλλοντος με την ίδρυση της πρώτης οργάνωσης στον χώρο της διεθνούς ναυτιλιακής βιομηχανίας. READ MORE:

E.E.E: Έκδοση πρόληψης περιβαλλοντικής ρύπανσης από πλοία



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Babcock signs up to the Nuclear Skills Passport

Babcock, the UK’s largest nuclear site management, engineering and support services organisation, has

ABB wins $50 million solar order in Italy

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won a $50 million order from Phenix Re-

SOPRAN - Surface Ocean Processes in the Anthropocene DNV verifies world’s first REDD credits under voluntary program

committed to implementing the Nuclear Skills Passport (NSP) across its activities in the UK, supporting the National Skills Academy for Nuclear in the launch of the scheme. Babcock’s Managing Director Nuclear, Roger Hardy, sealed the agreement in a meeting today with the National Skills Academy Nuclear’s chief executive Jean Llewellyn, when he signed the NSP Company Charter. READ MORE:

newables to deliver a 24 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant in Lazio, central Italy. Once connected to the grid, the Phenix solar plant will supply up to 35 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electricity a year, avoiding the generation of over 25,000 tons of CO2 emissions, equivalent to the annual emission of over 10,000 European cars. READ MORE:

The atmosphere’s composition determines the Earth‘s climate and habitability. This composition is, in turn, strongly determined by biological, physical and chemical processes occurring within the oceans. For example, gas exchange across the enormous surface. READ MORE:

Wildlife Works’ Kasigau corridor REDD project in Kenya is first to issue REDD credits under the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS). DNV validated and verified the project. The very first verified greenhouse gas credits from a project that reduces deforestation (REDD) have been issued under the VCS Program, marking an important milestone for VCS and for reduced deforestation projects around the world. READ MORE:

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On 25 January 2011 the manufacturer of large-bore diesel engines and turbomachinery, MAN Diesel & Turbo SE, is holding the topping out ceremony for a new emissions test centre at the headquarters in Augsburg.The test facility, which goes by the name of “CentAur”, is going to be used to test measures aimed at reducing emissions from marine and power generation engines.Above all, the investment of around a million euros is being made in the service of optimisation and further development of environmental technologies. READ MORE:

Lebanon is planning to generate 12 percent of its electricity from renewable energies in 2020 according to official reports. To support an emergent wind industry in the country, GL Garrad Hassan has developed a wind map of Lebanon. This map is part of GL Garrad Hassan’s global resource mapping range which includes wind maps for Great Britain, India, Turkey, and France. READ MORE:

As part of Maersk Line’s drive to cut sulphur emissions from its fleet towards zero, the shipping line continues to expand on its fuel-switch implementations. Today the programme is implemented in New Zealand. Switching from bunker to low-sulphur fuel in New Zealand reduces sulphur to the air by 80-95% in port. READ MORE:

BP announced that it has agreed to acquire majority control of the Brazilian ethanol and sugar producer Companhia Nacional de Açúcar e Álcool (CNAA). When CNAA’s assets are fully developed, this is expected to increase BP’s overall Brazilian production capacity to around 1.4 billion litres of ethanol equivalent per year (nine million barrels). READ MORE:

MAN Diesel & Turbo build new emissions test centre GL Garrad Hassan delivers wind map of Lebanon Maersk Line Zero SOx programme prompts new fuel switch solution BP Announces Expansion of Biofuels Business in Brazil



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Athanasios Reisopoulos* : A green tanker design â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Best Plus

Slogans like green shipping, clean shipping, and

GL strategic research and the National Technical

into force do not have to comply with the regulations

sustainable shipping lead to a future in which the

University of Athens (NTUA). The result of the

but they will nevertheless have to compete with

maritime industry

joint undertaking was a next generation Aframax

more energy efficient vessels entering the market

tanker with focussed primarily on fuel efficiency

after the introduction of the EEDI.

is likely to be drawn into a discussion of which

without compromising cargo capacity and safety.

transport mode is more or less environmentally

The advanced design concept for a crude oil tanker

The EEDI is proposed by the IMO in order to pro-

friendly. Recently the maritime industry has started

offers improved energy efficiency, reduced CO2

mote energy efficiency in ship building. The EEDI is

to recognise the need to defend its environmental

emissions, increased cargo capacity, and minimised

intended to stimulate innovation and the technical

reputation. The IMO has initiated a number of

oil outflow in the event of an accident. The design

development of all the elements influencing the

regulations focussed on improving fuel quality which

concept maximises profitability by optimising the

energy efficiency of a ship, both in the design phase

will substantially reduce the level of emissions of

hullâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hydrodynamic performance, taking into ac-

and also by encouraging best practices for the fuel

each and every vessel by the end of the decade.

count long-term freight rate levels and projected

efficient operation of ships. Future generations

While slow steaming and various other measures to

bunker costs.

of vessels can only be built if the attained EEDI

improve overall energy management onboard have

is smaller than the required EEDI. The EEDI is a

already had an impact on the volume of emissions

Most important for ship owners planning to

standard that sets energy efficiency targets for ships

to air, there remains significant room for improve-

purchase new Aframax tankers is the fact that the

and these targets will be progressively tightened.

ment in the operational efficiency of vessels.

design exceeds the future requirements of the

The three EEDI levels are Phase I (-10%), Phase II

The goal of cutting emissions and reducing fuel

recently developed Energy Efficiency Design Index

(-20%) and Phase III (-30%).

consumption can be accomplished by using all the

(EEDI). The attained EEDI value is 83% of the latest

advanced optimisation tools available. Analytical

published reference-line value for this ship size. The

The IMO approach will spur the development of new

and simulation software tools are already at hand to

vessel would be in compliance with EEDI regula-

technologies for better ship designs without compro-

improve vessel performance.

tions if they were made mandatory today. While the

mising safety. Previous experience indicates that

IMO regulations are expected to come into force at

owners prefer vessels which are flexible enough

The question of how to use these modern design

the beginning of 2015 at the earliest, the design is

to adjust to the different requirements imposed by

tools in combination with computation fluid dynam-

already outperforming the EEDI at Phase II. New-

route or weather conditions. Owners are well ad-

ics (CFD) has been taken up in a joint project by

buildings contracted before the EEDI has entered

vised to order the most efficient vessels to increase

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their long term competitiveness.

stability, oil outflow index, cargo capacity and hull

GL has focussed on a design concept for a crudeoil

structural scantlings according to IACS Common

Due to the ongoing discussion of improved quality

tanker, because of the potential efficiency gains.

Structural Rules. The optimisation targeted speed at

fuels and the cost implications of their use, the

Since the introduction of the double hull concept, oil

three different drafts, cargo capacity taking account

use of alternative fuels was considered by the joint

tanker design has not evolved, and changes have

of cargo volume and mass, hull structural mass, hull

project. Oil tankers, with their relatively large deck

been driven primarily by improving production at

cargo, oil tank, and ballast tank layout.

area, offer sufficient space for the installation of

the ship yards. Little attention has been paid to per-

Related design parameters were systematically var-

the required gas tanks and for the gas preparation

formance over the life cycle and, in particular, the

ied and approximately 2,500 design variants were

room. The design concept calculates 2,000 m3 LNG

fuel-efficiency - as measured by the EEDI - has not

generated and assessed. The resulting optimised

for two roundtrips. Using LNG as ship fuel could

improved in the last 20 years, despite the general

hull form facilitates a speed of 15.6 knots at design

reduce SOx emissions by 90% and CO2 emissions

improvement in systems.

draft. For safety reasons and to reduce oil outflow in

by 20%.

accidents, the double hull side width was eventually

The design concept combines the latest achieve-

Although oil tankers are considered to be among

set to 2.65m.

ments in hydrodynamic hull optimisation and offers

the most energy efficient vessels today, with an

To further reduce cargo tank penetration in ground-

competitive ship operations for the long term. It is

EEDI value ranging from 2 to 6 g CO2 / (t*nm), they

ing events, the inner bottom of the cargo oil tank 1

a truly green design which incorporates answers to

emitted approximately 115 million tonnes of CO2 in

was raised from 2.10m to 2.75m. To ensure struc-

the challenges posed by the forthcoming regula-

2009, an 8% increase from 2007. The current share

tural continuity, an inclined inner bottom is proposed


of oil tanker CO2 emissions is approximately 12% of

between two frames. With a 7% decrease in cost of

the total CO2 emissions from international shipping.

transport, 9% lower oil outflow index (outflow of oil in case of accident), and the highest speed of com-

* Vice President, Germanischer Lloyd Area Man-

For the Aframax tanker design concept GL used

parable Aframax designs, the GL design concept

ager Southern Europe

an advanced optimisation environment, integrating

called BEST-plus represents the next generation of

software tools to predict required propulsion power,

Aframax oil tankers.

ΤΗ HELMEPA συμμετείχε σε συνάντηση εμπειρογνωμόνων του προγράμματος MED POL του Μεσογειακού Σχεδίου Δράσης του Περιβαλλοντικού Προγράμματος του ΟΗΕ (UNEP/MAP) για τον έλεγχο και την πρόληψη της ρύπανσης της Μεσογείου, μεταξύ 25 και 27 Μαΐου, στη Ρόδο. Στη συνάντηση έλαβαν μέρος εκπρόσωποι των Μεσογειακών κρατών, της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής και διακρατικών οργανισμών. Επίσης, εκτός από τη HELMEPA είχαν προσκληθεί και οι ΜΚΟ Ελλάδα Καθαρή και MIO-ECSDE, οι οποίοι συνεργάστηκαν στη σύνταξη μελέτης για τα απορρίμματα σε θάλασσες και ακτές της Μεσογείου. READ MORE:

Picture - Hydrodymanic Assessment

Η HELMEPA σε συνάντηση για την πρόληψη ρύπανσης στη Μεσόγειο



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TSAVLIRIS SALVAGE GROUP: One of the most active emergency response contractors

Tsavliris is one of the most active emergency

respective executive boards and have held the

‘’MOONDANCE II’’ (GT 30,988 DWT 56,131). The

response contractors for maritime casualties world-

vice-chairmanship of HELMEPA, and the chairman-

vessel had grounded on a coral reef, approximately

wide and a frequent user

ship of CYMEPA, as well as also currently holding

25 miles off the coast of East Kalimatan, NE Bor-

the Vice Presidency position at the International

neo, Indonesia.

of the Lloyds Open Form contract, having handled

Salvage Union.

over 2000 casualties. With tugs on permanent sta-

Salvage team was dispatched from Holland and

tion at strategic locations, the Group’s international

It is a great privilege for Tsavliris Salvage Group

Greece consisting of Salvage Master, Salvage

activities embrace every service relating to marine

to have been awarded the first LOF in 2011 with

officer, Salvage engineers, Naval architects, Divers

salvage & towage, extending to complex wreck

“MOONDANCE II”, as well as the first LOF 2011

and riggers.

removals and partnering today’s ship owner in fulfill-

contract with “MAGNUM POWER”. Tsavliris, as

ing his obligation to protect the marine environment

an international salvor, is part of the vital first line

ITC’s salvage tug ‘’SUMATRAS’’ (8500 bhp/ 110

from pollution.

of defence in fighting the environmental threat

tbp) was subcontracted, and mobilized from Hong-

from marine casualties. All salvage operations so

kong to assist in the salvage operation.

In 2007, Tsavliris won the highly coveted “Safety

far within 2011 could be cited to demonstrate the

The vessel was laden with 51,000 tonnes of coal,

& Environmental Award” at the Lloyds List Greek

Group’s role in preventing and controlling marine

spread over all five cargo holds. Her ballast tanks

Shipping Awards. As a professional salvor, no

pollution, however, two particularly stand out. Firstly,

were dry but were ballasted in order to hold casualty

greater honour by the shipping community could

the “MOONDANCE II”, which grounded on a coral


have been bestowed upon Tsavliris Salvage Group,

reef off NE Borneo, and “OLIVA”, which grounded

Following the initial assessment, the salvage team

who pride themselves on saving life, property and

and subsequently broke up in Petrel Bay, Nightin-

took soundings around the ship to determine current

protecting the environment against marine pollution.

gale Island, Tristan da Cunha. Please see below full

drafts, and bathymetry. A detailed inspection of all

details of both cases.

double bottom tanks commenced to determine an

Tsavliris Salvage Group has been an ardent supporter of HELMEPA (The Hellenic Marine Environ-

accurate assessment of damage sustained. BC ‘’MOONDANCE II’’

ment Protection Association), and of CYMEPA (The

Soundings were taken in the area around the vessel in order to form a detailed picture of the surrounding

Cyprus Marine Environment Protection Associa-


seabed. An initial ground reaction calculation was

tion). Members of the Tsavliris family serve on the

contracted by the owners/managers to salvage BC

made using this data and was found to be approxi-

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mately about 12,000 tons.

casualty commenced and was completed on Tues-

Island on Monday 21st March. Salvors began a

Following the initial assessment of the vessel’s

day 1st February 2011. Vessel was safely delivered

thorough review of the vessel and its tanks, and de-

situation, a decision was taken by the salvage

to owners on Wednesday 2nd February, 2011.

vised a response plan to address the environmental

team to shift some cargo forward from holds 4 and

issues that were emerging. Nightingale Island

5, to holds 1,2 and 3, to reduce bending forces

This was a major salvage operation – lasting about

has some 25,000 breeding pairs of Rockhopper

experienced by the vessel over the area where she

one month.

Penguins, and millions of other birdlife – the pos-

transitioned from afloat to aground. 3 tug combo barges (total deadweight 18,000 tons),

sible environmental damage to these birds was the BC “OLIVA”

number one priority.

rinda, Indonesia for the lightening operation.

On the 16th March, while on passage Brazil to

Subsequently, the aft section of the BC “OLIVA” (in-

Permit for the salvage operation received from the

China, Bulk Carrier “OLIVA” (40,170 GRT, 75,208

cluding the bridge, engine room and superstructure)

governmental authorities in Jakarta. Salvage plan

DWT), loaded with about 65,000 tonnes of bulk

capsized and partially sank, while the forward sec-

also approved.

soya beans, ran aground on Nightingale Island,

tion was heavily grounded and deteriorating. With

A Siri Motion & Hull Integrity Monitoring System was

Tristan da Cunha. Salvage was entrusted to TSAV-

the swell increasing/continuing adverse weather - a

installed onboard the vessel. This enabled the ves-

LIRIS SALVAGE GROUP. The casualty’s bunkers

refloating attempt was unlikely as the salvage team

sel to be accurately monitored to ensure that she

consisted of 1,000MT of HFO and a further 70 MT

could not board the casualty.

was not settling or that unacceptable stresses were

of MDO.

not being introduced into the hull structure.

Fishing Trawler “EDINBURGH” on location was

Due to the nature of the casualty’s deteriorating

All endeavours were made to ensure that risks to

chartered in by TSAVLIRIS for stand-by services,

state the main focus was to continue observing the

the environment were adequately mitigated. The

safety purposes and crew evacuation.

casualty and to begin the bird cleaning following

with bulldozers onboard were mobilized from Sama-

salvage team was fully briefed on the environmen-

pollution of the area. On the 22nd March all bird

tally sensitive nature of the area, and appropriately

On the 16th March 12 crew members were evacu-

cleaning, pollution and rehabilitation equipment and

assessed any potential environmental risks prior to

ated to the “EDINBURGH” in adverse weather

personnel were transferred from the “SMIT AMAN-

the commencement of operations.

conditions. On 17th March, due to heavy swells /

DLA” to the “EDINBURGH”.

bad weather and the casualty’s continuing deterioA floating tow line was utilised between the vessel

rating state - the Master of BC “OLIVA” advised that

On the 23rd March it was estimated that approxi-

and the assisting tug to ensure that no further

he wished the crew to be evacuated whereupon the

mately 600 plus birds (rare penguins and other

damage to the reef occurred during the refloating

remaining 10 crew members were safely rescued

birdlife) required cleaning and birdlife rehabilitation

operation. The channel created by the vessel during

from the “OLIVA” by the “EDINBURGH”.

commenced. Further oiled penguins were sighted

grounding was to be used to guide the vessel off the

on Inaccessible Island (the neighbouring Island).

reef, to avoid the need for placing anchors, which

Simultaneously salvage tug “SMIT AMANDLA” was

The focus of the operation was to ensure the wildlife

could further damage the reef. Tarpaulins were

subcontracted by TSAVLIRIS from Smit Salvage on

of the area, as well as their surrounding habitat, be

used between the ship and the barges receiving the

the 17th March – she sailed from Cape Town with


cargo to be offloaded, to avoid the spillage of coal

a ten person team of salvage and environmental

The after section of the casualty was completely

into the water.

experts and fully equipped with salvage/diving/anti-

submerged on the 27th March, while the forward

pollution/bird cleaning equipment.

section was completely open to sea and the decks

The casualty was successfully refloated on 30th

were permanently awash. Birdlife rehabilitation

January 2011, after lightening about 8,000 tons of

The adverse weather continued and BC “OLIVA”


cargo (cascading to near 20,000 tons from cargo

began to split in way of cargo holds 6 and 7, leaking

In the morning of the 30th March, TSAVLIRIS SAL-

hold to cargo hold), without incident or any pollution.


VAGE demobilised salvage tug “SMIT AMANDLA”

Reloading of cargo from lightening barges back to

The salvage tug arrived on scene at Nightingale

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Wärtsilä to supply 52 MW industrial self-generation power plant

Wärtsilä’s competitive edge is based on its proven power plant technology and strong track record, even in

Two-Stroke Family Welcomes Chinese Licensee

An off-shoot of the state-owned CSSC Group, GMD is based close to the major Chinese city of Guangzhou

Galvanic corrosion in Warship Petrobras, the only energy company among the world’’s 100 most reputable companies

areas with very demanding climatic conditions. Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply the engineering, equipment and construction for a power plant to be delivered for Hail Cement, a Saudi Arabian cement manufacturer. The power plant will provide electricity for the customer’s own industrial use. READ MORE:

and the special administrative region of Hong Kong, and has undertaken to produce 3 million hp of engines in an initial building period. Construction will take place at a purpose-built facility that will begin production at the beginning of 2012. READ MORE:

Galvanic corrosion is an issue that has challenged U.S. warships since 1844, when the USS Michigan, the first iron-hulled Navy ship, entered service. Today, two common and robust solutions, impressed current cathodic protection systems and the use of strategically-placed sacrificial anodes, are in wide use throughout the world, particularly in ships where two different metals such as steel and aluminum are utilised in the one vessel. READ MORE:

Petrobras is the only global energy company featured in the ranking of 100 global corporations with the best reputations, according to a survey released this Thursday, June 9, by Reputation Institute, a global private consultancy based in New York and with offices in ten countries. The 100 most reputable companies were evaluated by some 47,000 consumers across 15 markets: Canada, United States, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, UK, Russia, Australia, China, South Korea, India, and Japan. Technology and entertainment companies Google, Apple, and Disney occupy the top spots. Petrobras is the only Latin American company listed and ranks 93rd. READ MORE:

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Athens-based shipowner Thenamaris has placed a surprise order for four 6G80ME-C9.2 engines to power 4 × 5,000-teu container vessels, to be built by Hyundai (HSHI) in South Korea. Specifications for the contract indicate a ship speed at NCR of 21.5 knots with a design draft of 12 m. Hull numbers S616 – S619 have already been assigned to the newbuildings with the first ship scheduled for delivery in August 2013. READ MORE:

Russian oil company TNK-BP recently gave the green light for two energy efficiency contracts with DNV’s climate change and environmental services unit in Moscow. Russian oil company TNK-BP recently gave the green light for two energy efficiency contracts with DNV’s climate change and environmental services unit in Moscow. The contracts will see DNV providing services for two of TNK-BP’s oil production subsidiaries, OJSC Yugraneft Corporation and OJSC TNK-Nizhnevartovsk. READ MORE:

GL Noble Denton has forecast that the development of shale gas production in Britain will increase the energy sector’s dependence on carbon capture and storage as a method for reaching UK emission reduction targets.Talking at a debate on the future of unconventional gas in London, GL Noble Denton’s Managing Director for the UK, Arthur Stoddart, said that because Britain is already heavily reliant on gas, the cleanest of all fossil fuels, the increased use of unconventional energy resources such as shale gas would be unlikely to reduce emissions in line with UK targets. READ MORE:

World-leading technology developed by Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, was one of the highlights of this week’s Paris Airshow, where the Group launched the latest member of the Trent family and won significant new orders. Rolls-Royce confirmed development of an enhanced Trent XWB engine, capable of delivering 97,000lbs of thrust, for the enhanced Airbus A350-1000, while also securing orders of $2.9 billion from customers in South America, the Middle East and Asia. READ MORE:

First Orders Signal Acceptance of G-Type Engine DNV secures energy efficiency contracts in Russia Shale Gas Production to increase Demand for Carbon Capture and Storage Rolls-Royce demonstrates technology leadrship in Paris



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Yanmar: Launch of the medium-speed 6EY22 engine Yanmar has launched the medium-speed marine auxiliary engine to be called 6EY22.

Ever since its establishment, Yanmar adopted the fundamental principle of “To save fuel is to serve mankind” and has continuously been involved in the development of innovative products and technologies. This way, Yanmar has contributed to the preservation of the world’s energy and natural resources and the realization of a harmonious coexistence with the natural environment. The 6EY22 engine has been developed based on the fundamental concepts of “improving life cycle value” and “realizing a harmonious symbiosis with the nature”. It embodies the qualities of safety, reliability and durability together with competitive operation costs. Main Features: 6EY22 is compliant with the International Maritime Organization IMO-2 NOx emission regulations scheduled to enter into effect as of January 1, 2011. 6EY22 features a Yanmar proprietary fuel combustion system together with a high pressure Miller-type cycle system that combines a Miller-type camshaft (which enables fast closing of the intake valve) with a high compression ratio turbocharger, allowing the simultaneous reduction of NOx emissions and fuel consumption. 6EY22 employs technologies that control the quantity of impurities in the combustion chamber when Heavy Fuel Oil is used, along with filtration mechanisms, which allow the maintenance interval to be increased. The configuration of the engine has been improved to secure a larger space for maintenance, as well as easy dismantling and assembly. The increase in engine output, modularization of the parts and improved configuration have resulted in the reduction of the space necessary for engine installation by about 17% compared with previous Yanmar engine models. The separation of the fuel injection pump from the pump drive, together with the coating of the plunger with a special agent, significantly contribute to the reduction of SOx emissions.

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International Paint has introduced Intergard®7020, a new dedicated cargo hold coating for all bulk carrier types. Specially designed for operators who don’t need or cannot justify the investment in the highest performing cargo hold coatings, Intergard®7020 offers good abrasion resistance and long term corrosion protection combined with many of the features normally associated with more expensive products. READ MORE:

Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) awarded MAN Diesel & Turbo Schweiz AG (MAN) a multi-million Euro contract for delivery of the compression technology for Bergermeer Gas Storage in Alkmaar, the Netherlands. The scope of delivery comprises six fully integrated, skid mounted high frequency motor-compressor systems, providing emission-free and highly efficient operation. Each 13 MW motor-compressor unit, with a weight of more than 80 metric tonnes, consists of a tandem compressor arrangement, generating a flow of

Latest Cargo Hold Coating Improves Customer Choice MAN to deliver compression technology

540,000 cubic metres gas per hour. READ MORE:

Seadrill has today entered into an agreement with Keppel FELS Limited in Singapore to build a new semi-submersible self-erecting tender rig (semi-tender). Total project price for the rig is estimated at below US$200 million (including the drilling equipment set, project management, spares, capitalized interest and operation preparation). The new rig is scheduled for delivery in the second quarter 2013 and will be based on a similar design and specification as the semi-tender West Jaya, which was delivered from the Keppel FELS yard in March this year and is contracted for a minimum of two years. READ MORE:

Seadrill orders new semi-tender for delivery in 2013

semi-tender-for-delivery-in-2013Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading systems integrator, has been awarded the contract to supply an integrated solution for power generation, power distribution, and propulsion for a new Diving Support & Construction Vessel (DSCV) currently under construction in Singapore. The order has been placed by Keppel Singmarine, the Singapore based builder of the vessel. READ MORE:

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A. HILIOS LTD: Green technologies for sustainable ship Many years ago A. HILIOS LTD started our effort

HILIOS LTD highly expertise and scientific person-

her services. Her continuous cooperation with both

to bring ultra high water blasting to marine industry

nel with up-dated and innovative equipment.

renowned shipping companies and the navy imply a

especially in our base Perama Shipyards.

Constitute the spear head against environment pol-

stable relationship of trust.

Today the company starting to see the results of

lution rendering our company leader in the marine

this effort.

and industrial market

Shipping companies are starting to accept the idea

The company employs a large staff, including both scientific and technical experts with more than

of using water to remove coating.

Company profile: A. HILIOS LTD.

twenty years of experience in ship repairing on their

Because of positive results and environment

Anastasios Hilios started out his business activi-

backs. HPS is prepared to undertake ship repairs

concern A HILIOS. HPS believes that the time

ties during 1988 in Perama, as the co-owner of

wherever its clients request, twenty four hours a

has come and we will see the majority of shipping

a firm specialized in ship repairs (water blasting,


companies moving to ultra high water blasting in the

sandblasting, painting and cleaning) and, later on,

coming months and years.

as the sole owner of a small firm in the same field of

In 2007, HILIOS ANASTASIOS LTD. managed to

Many states have laws that making very difficult for

operations. The firm was called HILIOS HELLAS.

accomplish two of its set goals. First, the fifty meter

shipyards to use abrasive blasting this factor alone

Over the next years, the understanding of the

barge “SOPHIA X” was bought, fully equipped with

is perhaps the most important element now to mov-

market’s requirements led to the establishment of

two cranes and a twenty-hose sandblasting system.

ing marine and industrial environment to use ultra

HILIOS ANASTASIOS LTD. and, thus, to the broad-

Second, the company acquired its own private

HPWJ for surface preparation.

ening of the field of services offered. In February of

section in Perama shipyard on the 25th of July. The

The advantages of this method are the following:


next year company bought mechanical equipment

a. Owners of their vessels get a better coating

was founded in order to deal with the water blasting,

as hydroblasting machines and cherry pickers.


sandblasting, painting and cleaning of ships and

b. The environment will be cleaner

buildings. Its services were provided according to


c. In the same time of surface preparation other

the models of ensuring quality ISO 9001:2008.

therefore, inevitably recognized as a major player

works could be possible in the same side

in the ship repair sector. In order to be a successful

d. Completely remove of salts from surface ensuring

The ultramodern mechanical equipment is bought

leader, one must be experienced and able to set

best results in coating systems.

from countries in the European Union and its

achievable goals.

Especially the robotic systems of ultra high pressure

methods are all friendly to the environment. HPS

blasting and our sponge jet systems used special

constantly renews its equipment with robot water

sponge materials for blasting are the most environ-

blasters (500-2500 bar), fork-lifts, cherry pick-

ment friendly surface preparation in the marked

ers, lorries, etc. The company has participated in

ensuring excellent results with a join effort of A.

numerous competitions, receiving high grades for

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With the market launch of its new, two-stage-turbocharged MAN 18V48/60TS engine, MAN Diesel & Turbo is continuing the expansion of its product portfolio with a low-emission, stationary, medium-speed diesel engine whose performance has aroused much market interest. The new engine offers significantly increased turbocharging efficiency that contributesgreatly to the engineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overall efficiency and power density. The newly developed HFO-run engine also meets World Bank 2008 guidelines for exhaust emissions at higher efficiency. READ MORE:

Following the introduction of its G80ME-C9 engine in October 2010, MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced the addition of further bore sizes to its ultra-long-stroke engine programme. The updated engine programme has supplemented the original G-type engine with G70ME-C9, G60 ME-C9 and G50ME-B9 engines. The G-types have designs that follow the principles of the large-bore Mk-9 engine series that MAN Diesel & Turbo introduced in 2006. Their longer stroke reduces engine speed, thereby paving the way for ship designs with unprecedented high-efficiency. READ MORE:

Following the introduction of its G80ME-C9 engine in October 2010, MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced the addition of further bore sizes to its ultra-long-stroke engine programme. The updated engine programme has supplemented the original G-type engine with G70ME-C9, G60 ME-C9 and G50ME-B9 engines. The G-types have designs that follow the principles of the large-bore Mk-9 engine series that MAN Diesel & Turbo introduced in 2006. Their longer stroke reduces engine speed, thereby paving the way for ship designs with unprecedented high-efficiency.

MAN Diesel & Turbo Launches Two-Stage Turbocharging Market Interest Prompts Significant Expansion of G-type Market Interest Prompts Significant Expansion


To further boost the productivity of the wind farm design process, GL Garrad Hassan presented an updated version of its WindFarmer software at AWEA Windpower 2011. The software facilitates the layout of wind farms to maximise the power produced while minimising the environmental impact. The new release of the software offers project planners and developers an even more powerful tool for wind farm design and energy yield calculations. READ MORE:

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ABB Power2 set to benefit marine gas engines One of the hottest topics in marine propulsion and

with “lean burn” combustion technology modern

sion, and hence cooling in the gases entering the

onboard power generation is gas engines. Ac-

gas engines do not have a problem with legislated

cylinder. The higher pressure ratios of Power2 two

cording to expert forecasters, natural gas is set to

marine emissions. They can already achieve the

stage turbocharging compensate the shorter time

substantially increase its role in the global energy

80% reduction in emissions of oxides of nitrogen

for induction due to the shorter valve opening, and

economy and, with the advent of high pressure tank

(NOx) imposed in Emissions Control Areas (ECAs)

hence an equal or greater amount of air can enter

technology, the greatest hurdle to the use of gas

by IMO Tier III, due in 2016. And, the gas proposed

the cylinder despite the shorter time available. “This

engines on ships has been solved – onboard stor-

as fuel for marine gas engines – principally liquefied

means output can be maintained or increased and

age of the gas.

natural gas (LNG) - is not merely “low sulphur” but

the cooling effect of the Miller Cycle on the cylinder

“no sulphur” fuel, so emissions of oxides of sulphur

charge can also be used to keep the temperature of

Leading turbocharger manufacturer ABB Turbo-

(SOx) are not an issue. And, since methane, the

the air/gas mixture lower and hence further from the

charging, based in Baden, Switzerland, has recently

principal component of natural gas, is the simplest

“knock boundary.”

been involved in the development of new gas

compound in the hydrocarbon series, smoke and

engines on which its “Power2” two stage turbo-

soot emissions do not occur during its combustion.”

charging technology has assisted considerable

The knock boundary denotes the lower limit of the tendency of the air/fuel mixture to “pre-ignite” due to

enhancements in both performance and efficiency.

With Power2, ABB Turbocharging is helping to

compression heating during the engine’s compres-

This work reached its first commercial milestone in

add higher power density, higher efficiency and

sion stroke. With the additional cooling of the Miller

Autumn 2010 when the first gas engine to employ

insensitivity to ambient conditions and gas quality

effect, the gas engine can be operated more flexibly

Power2 technology reached the market and,

to gas engine performance. “With higher charge air

in terms of settings like mixture richness and ignition

although this was a stationary engine for use in a

pressures, more fuel can be burnt in more air to cre-

timing, while avoiding pre-ignition.

cogeneration plant, the aspects which Power2 helps

ate more power per litre of displacement”, Roduner

to enhance will also make gas engines more attrac-


First commercial application

tive in marine contexts. In addition, as on diesel engines, the levels of

The benefits of Power2 are all demonstrated in its

Dr. Christian Roduner, ABB Turbocharging’s newly

charge air pressure achievable with ABB’s Power2

first commercial application on a large bore gas en-

appointed head of engineering and technology out-

two stage turbocharging allow the engine builder to

gine. “This is a 24 cylinder GEJenbacher type J624

lined these attractions and what ABB Turbocharging

exploit the Miller Cycle. The term denotes an ingen-

large bore spark ignited gas engine with Power2

is helping to add. “The prime attraction of gas en-

ious method of cooling an engine’s combustion air.

two stage turbocharging operating at a horticultural

gines is, of course, their low emissions,” he stated.

On 4-stroke engines, the cooling effect is achieved

cogeneration plant in the Netherlands. It achieves

“Whether the gas is ignited by a spark or by a diesel

by shortening the opening period of the inlet valve.

a rated output of 4.4 MW compared to the 4 MW

oil “micropilot”, as in a dual-fuel engine, gas engines

The earlier end of induction promotes expan-

of its predecessor with conventional turbocharg-

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MHI Achieves 1,600°C Turbine Inlet Temperature in Test Operation

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has achieved the world’s highest turbine inlet temperature of 1,600

ABB launches innovative power system for marine applications

Onboard DC electrical system will increase the energy efficiency of ships by up to 20 percent Zurich, Swit-

SWORC: Shallow Water Oil Recovery Catamaran Ecore: A step change in VLOC design

degrees Celsius (°C), with the company’s most advanced “J-Series” gas turbine. The epoch- making records were achieved during test operation of the turbine, which began in February this year, at the combinedcycle power plant for verification testing at MHI’s Takasago Machinery Works in Hyogo Prefecture. With this accomplishment, MHI completes the final confirmation in the testing of the new gas turbine. Six units of the J-Series turbine are slated for delivery to the Himeji No.2 Power Station of Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. READ MORE:

zerland, May 23, 2011 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced the introduction of a new DC (direct current) electrical system for marine applications. The new system is part of a revival of power solutions using DC electricity, and will provide highly efficient power distribution and electric propulsion for a wide range of vessels. READ MORE:

The SWORC employs a unique bagging system that allows the oil collected from the LAMOR® brush skimmer to be contained in a sealable bag, and dropped between the hulls of the vessel for later collection, providing an uninterrupted skimming solution. SWORC is designed to collect spilled oil before it reaches the shoreline, including areas of limited draft, inland and coastal waterways. READ MORE:

Together with FKAB, TGE Marine, Cargotec and MAN Diesel & Turbo, DNV has participated in a joint industry project to develop Ecore, a Very Large Ore Carrier concept designed to lower fuel costs and improve loading efficiency. Based on existing technology, the Ecore concept represents a step change in VLOC design. Powered by two-stroke dual fuel ME-GI engines, this concept features a more ballast friendly hull shape, a large centre cargo hold layout and introduces a highly efficient self-loading system. READ MORE:

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Qatargas adds Greece to its customer portfolio, opening up another new market for Qatari LNG, from the State of Qatar. The cargo was sold to the QG customer Vitol, the Netherlands-based energy firm dealing in oil and gas products, for DEPA, the public gas supply corporation of Greece. The Golar Maria, a conventional LNG vessel, carried 141,014 cubic meters of Qatari LNG and safely delivered to the Revithoussa LNG Terminal, situated on the Revithoussa Island in the Gulf of Megara, west of Athens. READ MORE:

The on-going trend to greener shipping impacts all ship designs. In recognition of the recently developed Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI), new design concepts have to focus primarily on fuel efficiency without compromising cargo capacity and safety. New more efficient tanker design Germanischer Lloyd has developed a design concept for a crude oil tanker with improved energy efficiency, reduced CO2 emissions, increased cargo capacity, and minimized oil outflow in case of an accident. READ MORE:

Qatargas opens up new customer market, Greece Advanced ship design exceeds EEDI requirement


Wärtsilä’s leading engine technology offers flexibility which enables switching of fuels without any interruption in operation should the need arise. This will be the first installation ever where a European commercial shipping operation is going to permanently use liquid bio-fuel. Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider and systems integrator, has been contracted by the STX Finland shipyard in Turku, Finland, to supply the main engines for a new multi-purpose cargo vessel. STX Finland is part of the international STX Europe Group. The ship is being built for Meriaura Ltd., a Finland-based provider of sea transport services for industrial products and general cargo. READ MORE:

Wärtsilä to supply liquid bio-fuel powered main engines

liquid-bio-fuel-powered-main-engines-for-new-finnish-cargo-vesselMaersk Line announced a new policy to refrain from purchasing containers with floors made of uncertified tropical hardwood. “Illegal logging is widely recognised as a serious threat to forests, people and wildlife. We feel obligated to use our purchasing power to push for higher standards and ensure that the timber we use for container floors come from responsible forestry,” says Jacob Sterling, Head of Climate & Environment, Maersk Line. READ MORE:

Maersk Line introduces sustainable container floors



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Industry Professionals Undecided on Future Oil Price

Oil and gas industry professionals are divided in opinion on whether the price of a barrel of oil will exceed

Wärtsilä wins total solution order for new LNG powered vessel

Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider, has been contracted by Kleven Maritime of Nor-

Technip awarded contract for onshore gas project Gloss stable and scratch resistant ceiling panels

$150 by the end of 2011, according to an Industry Snapshot poll conducted by GL Noble Denton at the SPE Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2011 in Houston. 52% of participants believed that oil will not exceed $150 per barrel by the end of 2011, while 48% thought it would. READ MORE:

way to design a new LNG powered Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) of the Norwegian operator Rem Offshore. The scope of the order also includes the propulsion machinery, automation and other equipment for the same vessel. Wärtsilä is the clear market leader in supplying design and propulsion solutions for LNG powered PSVs, a position that is further strengthened with this order. READ MORE: was awarded a reimbursable contract for the engineering work and services related to procurement and construction management for the Macedon gas project located 17 kilometers of Onslow in North West Australia. The contract covers the onshore facilities consisting of a gas plant and pipelines works. Technip’s operating centers in Perth, Australia and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will execute the contract, which is scheduled to be completed in 2013. READ MORE:

Steel sheet specialist Metalcolour has launched a new fire classified, decorative and film laminated sheet steel especially developed for ceiling panels.In order to address the problems with regular ceiling panels, where the surface is easily damaged when panels are handled both in the production as well as on site, Metalcolour has developed Dobel Ocean Sky. This alternative material for ceiling panels solves two common problems. READ MORE:

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RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) welcomed students from local high schools to showcase the range of opportunities available with a career in engineering. Ron Gilliland, RasGas Subsurface Group Manager said: “On behalf of RasGas, I am delighted to host this valuable educational initiative. Education is a catalyst for Qatar in its drive for a sustainable economy, and RasGas has made a long-term commitment to use its expertise in the energy sector to help students launch their long-term careers.”. READ MORE:

The EGL Group and the Demirören Group have established two joint ventures in Turkey. The objective of the two reorganised companies is to expand presence in the Turkish electricity and natural gas markets. The two energy sectors offer highly attractive development opportunities. The two former companies, EGL Turkey (subsidiary of the EGL Group) and Milangaz LNG Wholesale (subsidiary of the Demirören Group), were renamed as Demirören EGL Enerji and Demirören EGL Gaz after an exchange of shares in equal parts. The Demirören Group and the EGL Group now each own half of the share capital in the mentioned companies. READ MORE:

RasGas opens its doors to the engineers of tomorrow EGL and Demirören establish two joint ventures


Ensco plc (NYSE: ESV) announced today that a subsidiary of the Company has entered into a drilling contract for ENSCO 8504 with TOTAL E&P Deep Offshore Borneo B.V. Delivery from the shipyard in Singapore is planned for the end of July 2011 and the contract commencement will follow sea trials and mobilization to Brunei. Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Dan Rabun commented, “We are very pleased that TOTAL has chosen ENSCO 8504 for its drilling program. READ MORE:

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has today opened its latest Marine Service Centre, in Walvis Bay, Namibia. The investment is the latest stage in the development of a global Marine Service Centre network, which brings the expertise of Rolls-Royce engineers to customers around the world. Rolls-Royce has opened seven Marine Service Centres in the last two years and the global network now includes facilities in 34 countries. READ MORE:

ENSCO 8504 Ultra-Deepwater Semisubmersible Rolls-Royce extends global marine servicing capability



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World’s largest civilian hospital ship back in action

With four new GenSets from MAN Diesel & Turbo, the civilian hospital ship Africa Mercy is back in action off

Woodside Selects MODEC for TLP

MODEC is pleased to announce that Woodside has selected MODEC as one of two companies to perform

Seadrill orders new ultra-deepwater drillship

the coasts of Africa helping to provide free medical care to people in need. The Augsburg-based manufacturer of large-bore diesel engines and turbomachinery had provided the aid organisation Mercy Ships with four engines of type 5L21/31 at special cost, and these have now been installed in Durban, South Africa. MAN Diesel & Turbo had already given the on-board electricity generators, which cover the entire hospital ship’s power requirements, to the charitable organisation last year. Due to the complexity of replacing the engines, however, the completion of the project was delayed by a few weeks. READ MORE:

the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for two (2) Dry Tree Units (DTUs) for the Browse LNG Development (Browse). Woodside is Australia’s largest publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production company and one of the world’s leading producers of liquefied natural gas. As the Browse Operator, Woodside leads a group of veteran oil and gas organizations (BHP Billiton, BP, Chevron, and Shell).. READ MORE:

Seadrill has exercised an option to build a new ultra-deepwater dual derrick drillship at the Samsung yard in South Korea. Total project price is estimated at US$600 million (includes project management, drilling and handling tools, spares, capitalized interest and operations preparations). The delivery is scheduled for the third quarter 2013. The new unit is similar to the two drillships Seadrill ordered from Samsung in November 2010 with enhanced water depth capacity, technical capabilities as well as increased accommodation capacity compared to previous generation drillships. READ MORE:

ExxonMobil Introduces Android™ Station Locator Application


Technology Will Help Customers Find Fuel that Keeps Engines Clean • Provides GPS directions and retail station information • Available as a free download from the Android Market FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) is launching its latest in mobile technology – the Exxon Mobil Fuel Finder application for Android. READ MORE:

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At a recent ceremony at its Lingang campus â&#x20AC;&#x201C; attended by Shanghai Maritime University (SMU) academics, local dignitaries and representatives of, among others, COSCO, China Shipping, Costamare and MAN Diesel & Turbo â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SMU officially opened its new teaching facility. The facility took two years to build and comprises 2,100 square metres of floor space. The centrepiece of the new facility is a fully functional, two-stroke MAN B&W ME-B engine with its own control room that will be utilised for practical tuition. READ MORE:

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $30 million for a substation that will increase power supply so that Rio Tinto can expand iron ore mining at Hope Downs mines in the Pilbara region. The order was booked in the first quarter. The turnkey project includes the design, supply, installation and commissioning of a new 220/33 kilovolt (kV) substation that will provide power to the new Hope Downs-4 mine. The order includes civil and electrical works as well as the supply of power transformers, instrumentation transformers, disconnectors and a range of high- and medium-voltage air-insulated switchgear. READ MORE:

SMU Opens Engine Room Integrated Laboratory ABB wins $30 million power order in Australia


BP America Production Company announced today that it has agreed to sell its 93 per cent interest in the Wattenberg, Colorado natural gas processing plant to a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for $575.5 million in cash, subject to closing adjustments. The Wattenberg Plant, located in Adams County in northeast Colorado, has the capacity to process ap-

BP to Sell Colorado Gas Plant

proximately 195 million cubic feet per day of natural gas and 15,000 barrels per day of natural gas liquids and gas condensate. READ MORE:

Maersk Drilling, an entity within the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group, has signed a contract with Keppel FELS Limited in Singapore for the construction of two ultra harsh, high capacity jack-up drilling rigs. The first rig is scheduled for delivery at the end of 2013, with the second rig following seven months later. The total project cost for the two rigs is close to USD 1.2 billion. This includes turnkey contract with the yard, owner furnished equipment, project management, commissioning, start-up costs and capitalized interest. The contract includes the option for the construction of one additional jack-up rig to be declared by July 2011.

Maersk Drilling orders two jackup rigs




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Fire Protection of Sprinkler Pipes

In order to fulfil the new amendment to SOLAS regulation about protection of sprinkler pipes on passenger vessels, Rockwool Marine and Offshore introduces a new Pipe Section called Rockwool Marine Firebatts 100 PS. The new amendment to SOLAS regulation Safe Return To Port is applicable to all passenger ships built on or after 1st July 2010 and is valid for all passenger ships with a length of over 120 m or having three or more main vertical zones. This new amendment is stating that sprinkler pipes on passenger vessels need to remain operational in case of fire. READ MORE:

High international level at MS&D conference Irish Commission for Energy Regulation

“The democratic uprisings in the Arab states against their authoritarian regimes will be a subject at MS&D, because these events have an impact on security and defence,” said Lutz Feldt, Rear Admiral (rtd) of the German Navy, and President of DMI (German Naval Institute) in the run-up to MS&D 2011. The international conference and exhibition on maritime security and defence will be held at the Hamburg Fair site from 15 to 17 June 2011. READ MORE:

. GL Noble Denton to work with Commission for Energy Regulation to develop regulatory structure for the safe operation of petroleum assets in Ireland . Project team brings expertise and best practice from worldwide regulatory experience GL Noble Denton, the global independent technical advisor to the oil and gas industry, has been appointed by the Irish Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) to assist in developing Ireland’s new Petroleum Safety Framework (PSF).. READ MORE:

Uni-Safe Electronics A/S - Towards a Safer Future at Sea

New regulations from IMO will require carriage of a Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System BNWAS from 1 July 2011 for new ships over 150 GT and all new passenger ships. The overall goal is to reduce the risks of accidents due to incapacitated Officer On Watch (OOW) and to create a safer environment at sea. The purpose of a BNWAS is to monitor bridge activity and detect operator disability, which could lead to maritime accidents, thus enhancing safety of navigation. READ MORE:

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Seadrill has entered into an agreement to sell the newly built jack-up drilling rig West Juno to an undisclosed buyer incorporated in UK for a total consideration of US$248.5 million. Seadrill expects to record a gain on sale of approximately US$18 million on closing. Closing of the agreement and the transfer of ownership of the unit is scheduled upon completion of the rig’s present drilling assignment late second quarter or early third quarter 2011. Seadrill expects to have an EBITDA contribution from the rig in the period up to closing of approximately US$6 million. READ MORE:

Seadrill disposes of the jack-up rig West Juno


ExxonMobil and Imperial Oil today announced that a test module to demonstrate the safe transportation of oversized shipments with minimal public disruption will begin its journey on April 11 from Lewiston, Idaho. The test module is part of a comprehensive transportation plan to move modules for the Kearl project from Idaho to Canada. The modules consist of new structural steel, piping and electrical equipment. “We’ve worked with state authorities for nearly three years to produce a plan that not only prioritizes safety, but also creates minimal disruption to traffic, infrastructure and the environment”. READ MORE:

Rotterdam’s Gate terminal will be the first LNG import terminal in The Netherlands and DNV is assisting the developers to meet the safety and regulatory requirements set for this landmark project. The initiators of the project are Gasunie and Vopak and the terminal will have an initial capacity for handling 12 billion cubic metres of LNG per year (enough to provide natural gas to all 7 million households in The

Kearl Test Module Underscores Commitment to Safety Rotterdam’s new LNG terminal

Netherlands). The terminal is scheduled to receive its first LNG vessel in the second half of 2011.. READ MORE:

Petrofac, the international oil & gas services provider announces that its Saudi Arabian business, Petrofac Saudi Arabia, has achieved independent certification to international quality standard ISO 9001. The standard is for project management, engineering, design, procurement, construction management, commissioning and training and associated activities for oil & gas production and processing facilities, petrochemical plants, refineries and related utilities. READ MORE:

Petrofac Saudi Arabia Achieves Independent Certification to ISO 9001




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Seafarer death Marine Protection System - MPS toll mounts as Somali pirates hijack

62 seafarers have died in the past four years as a direct result of piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, through deliberate murder by pirates, suicide during the period of captivity, death from malnutrition and disease, death by drowning, or heart failure just after the hijacking. This shocking figure has prompted the shipping industry’s SOS SaveOurSeafarers campaign to give even greater emphasis to its worldwide call for government action to tackle the issue. “During this same period, over 3,500 seafarers have been kidnapped and held hostage by pirate gangs, who subject them to traumas such as being used as human shields, being forced to operate their ship as a pirate mother ship under pirate control.



Immediate action needed to stop piracy off Somalia

In a call for immediate action on piracy, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) today urged governments to take action against the increasing number of pirate attacks occurring off the Somali coast. The Call for Action was launched at the annual International Transport Forum taking place in Leipzig, Germany from 25-27 May. The past year has witnessed an escalation in both violence and the number of attacks on ships and their crew. According to the ICC International Maritime Bureau, there were 219 attacks in 2010 off Somalia, in which 49 vessels were hijacked and 1,016 crew members taken hostage. READ MORE:

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​In the context of the recently-released Indian ship M/V Asphalt Venture, IMO reiterates its condemnation of all acts of piracy and armed robbery against ships and expresses its concern over the treatment of seafarers being held hostage by pirates operating in waters off the coast of Somalia. In particular, it condemns their use as “human shields” on board recently hijacked ships used as “motherships”, or ashore. READ MORE:

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Piracy at sea hit an all-time high in the first three months of 2011, with 142 attacks worldwide, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) global piracy report revealed today. The sharp rise was driven by a surge in piracy off the coast of Somalia, where 97 attacks were recorded in the first quarter of 2011, up from 35 in the same period last year. Worldwide in the first quarter of 2011, 18 vessels were hijacked, 344 crew members were taken hostage, and six were kidnapped, IMB reported. READ MORE:

On the afternoon of 3 April 2011, the EU NAVFOR Spanish warship ESPS INFANTA ELENA, identified and boarded a suspected pirate whaler 89 Nautical miles South-East of Mombasa. The warship had received a short notice tasking to locate a suspected Pirate Action Group (PAG) that had attacked a merchant vessel earlier the same day. READ MORE:

The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has recently seen a rise in the number of Nigerian oil frauds reported to them. Over the first few weeks of 2011, several ship owners have reported receiving unsolicited messages from parties who claim to have been offered cargoes on board their vessels. Most often these cargoes are shipments of Nigerian crude oil that the senders say are being offered by mysterious middlemen. Owners immediately recognise these messages as fraudulent ̶ not least because the vessel is often in a different part of the world at the time.

Attacks off the Somali coast drive piracy to record high EU NAVFOR Warship Disrupts Suspected Pirate Whaler IMB sees rise in Nigerian oil frauds


South Korean sailors from a cargo ship that was rescued in a dramatic commando raid said the Somali pirates who hijacked their ship had behaved brutally. One of the seven crew members said he lost several teeth after being attacked by his captors. “I got trampled and beaten... just for talking with our captain,” chief officer Kim Doo-Chan told Yonhap news agency on Wednesday, adding the captain was shot at point-blank range. READ MORE:

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Panos G. Moraitis*: Piracy off-Somalia, the latest trends.. While Johnny Depp is putting his eye-liner on for the

tal count of hostages held by Somalis to 518 (as of

“We want to free ships within a short period of time

fourth time, for yet another sequel to

28th April 2011). The most troubling figure though in

instead of keeping them for a long time and incur-

the statistics is the number 7 - the number of seafar-

ring more expenses in guarding them. We have to

“The pirates of the Caribbean” aiming to get a

ers that were killed by pirates during a hijacking, yet

free them at a lower ransom so that we can hijack

big fat sum in the box office, some other pirates

another proof of the increased aggressiveness on

more ships.”

continue to break the box office week after week,

behalf of the the Pirates.

without any make up on, aiming at your vessels.

But while Pirates try to act as businessmen at land, Change of Tactics

they also try to act as an organized operation at sea

in the tactics of pirates both on and offshore, a big

vessels as “Mega Motherships”. A prime example

In March Somalis started using to hijacked Key Features Anti-Pirate also. water cannon In recent months we were witnesses to a change larger merchant vessels -and not dhows and fishing

2011 has been quite an active year despite the continuous patrols by the coalition forces and

better preparation on behalf of ship operators, as

crew Somali Pirates continue•toProtects evolve and your adapt their

and shipthat Somalis abandon the opportunistic evidence

of both the change in tactics on and offshore is the

tactics. The International Bureau approaches the pastanti-piracy and are better funded • Maritime Visable, nonrecently provocative, nonoflethal jet (after

case of MV Sinar Kudus which was Hijacked on 16

Proven system to more than 80better vessels robbery attacks globally•and particularly in Somalia. better trained, organized..

was immediately put to use as a pirate mother ship,

announced updated statistics on piracy and armed

receiving hundreds of millions dollars as ransom),

March, 345 NM south east of Salalah, Oman and launching a subsequent attack to MV Emperor in

• No need for manual operation

Since the beginning of the year there have already

On shore Somalis try to implement solid business

Somali pirates. Those attacks yielded a big loot al-

they have decided to lower ransoms to make a fast-

• Easy been 173 attacks globally with 117mounting attributed to

less than 24 hours after being hijacked. The Sinar

without hot towork practices improve their cash flow! Last month

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Kudus managed to send out a report that 30-50 pirates have boarded.In the upcoming weeks, the

ready as Somalis managed to hijack 20 vessels position (out er turnaround as reported in an article by Reuters and horizontal

vessel was sailing all the way up to the Straight

Easy removable after are under the control of•the Pirates-some being kept

Muscat waiting for pray..slow laden vessels exiting

of the 23 hijacked worldwide). Currently 26 ships

who interviewed Pirates regarding their decision.


near the Somali coastline as usual and some used “We have changed our previous strategies. We • Adjustable rotating speed as Motherships-but more on that later.

have altered our operations and ransom deals with

operation • 180o optimised downward modern business deals,” a Pirate named Abdullahi

Unfortunately those hijacks mean that another 338 • Can be combined

saidbarbed from the port town of Haradhere. with wire

seafarers have been taken hostage bringing the to-

• Ideal for sunken deck protection

of Hormuz and was stationed for some days offthe Persian Gulf. At the same time it was reported that she was used to provide logistics support to Pirate Action Groups operating in various areas delivering fuel, supplies, weapons and personnel until she headed towards Haradhere. Same was the fate

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of the Irene SL, a greek-controlled VLCC which was

despite their recent optimization of their land opera-

JIH CHUN TSAI 68 (Last known position 09 05 N

also used as a mothership until being released.

tions, seem to adopt other rather troubling tactics

057 54 E, course 085, speed 10 kts, as of 07 May)

as well. I am referring to the recent release of MV

undertaking duty as Motherships.

The MV Sinar Kudus has been released May 1st

Asphalt Venture and the back-stepping on behalf of

after a reported payment of a $4.5 million ransom

the Pirates after receiving the agreed undisclosed

With Pirates becoming more aggressive and chang-

proving that Pirates already employ the “lower

ransom, not releasing all members of the crew

ing their tactics daily, ship operators need to ensure

ransom-faster turnaround” scheme as she was

along with the vessel. The 7 Indian crew members

that they are well prepared for a voyage in the area.

released from pirate control just in one and a half

of the vessel remain under captivity and pirates

Experience shows that good preparation, proper


wish to engage in talks with the Indian Government

crew training & vessel hardening and a security

But the improved use of motherships is not the

whose Navy and Coast Guard have been very busy

team onboard can mitigate the risk of transiting

only change of tactics for the Somalis. Recently we

apprehending Piracy Suspects, with more than

pirate infested waters.

have seen pirates boarding a vessel, abandoning it

100 Somalis arrested with charges for piracy. The

Aspida is the first Greek company to provide

after there has been a fast response by a helicopter

Indian Navy specifically managed to capture 61

Maritime Security services specifically tailored to

sent from a nearby warship. The helicopter crew

suspects after a firefight with a pirate mothership in

the needs of the Greek shipping market. Aspida

witnessed the pirates disembarking to their skiff and

mid-March. The hijackers of the Asphalt Venture de-

is a signatory company of the International Code

speeding away but... leaving 2 pirates behind, hid-

mand the release of all their comrades in exchange

of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers

ing and waiting for the crew to abandon the citadel

for the release of the 7 Indian seafarers.

and a member of the Security Association for the

where they mustered during the attack.

Maritime Industry (SAMI) and is holding a liability Recent hijackings:

Luckily a crew member without being noticed, saw

and professional indemnity insurance for services provided.

the pirates and informed the coalition forces of their

In the month of April Pirates have managed to hijack

At Aspida you will find straightforward, flexible, high


3 more vessels, the Italian flagged bulker Rosalia

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Word of advice: if your vessel gets attacked and

D’Amato 350nm off Salalah, Oman, the 20,989

company needs. Whether operating a big or smaller

boarded, crew should muster to the citadel and not

tonne, Singaporean flagged and owned product

fleet we can provide you with a solution tailor made

come out until 100% certain that all pirates have

tanker MT Gemini some 180nm off the coast of

for you including armed and unarmed security

abandoned the vessel. A CCTV system with a moni-

Kenya, and the general cargo ship MV Susan K

teams, training and consultancy, countermeasures

tor in the citadel can help.

pirated just 35 miles off the Omani coastline.

or a combination thereof.

gathering through “probe attacks” has seen more

These hijacks along with all recent attacks spread-

If you would like to know more on how we can as-

constant use lately. Pirates in skiffs will approach

ing from the South Red Sea to India and from the

sist you, contact Aspida Maritime Security today at:

the vessel making their intentions known and if a

Omani Gulf to the Mozambique Channel, indicate

security team is onboard they will head off to an-

that despite the increased naval presence, pirates

other vessel nearby. From our experience, during all

remain active throughout the region. There has

security missions onboard client vessels in the area,

been a surge of attacks of Kenya and Tanzania

there have always been skiff approaches with the

with 4 attacks and one hijacking (the Gemini) taking

intention to probe and then attack. The presence of

place in the last week of April alone.


Latest mothership activity

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Apart from the commando tactics, intelligence T: +302107279255

a security team will convince the pirates to head off to an easier target. Statistics also corroborate our view as there has been only a single hijack while an

support the “Save our Seafarers” campaign at

(unarmed) security team was guarding the vessel

After the release of both “Mega motherships” latest

back in 2008.

intelligence warns of 2 fishing vessels, the dhow Jelbut 33 (Last known position - 12 06N 059 28E

On a different note, the Somali “businessmen”

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MAERSK: EuroMarine Protection System - MPS pean Customs Advanced Manifest Rule

European Customs Advanced Manifest rule will be strictly enforced from 1 July, 2011 and failure to compliance may lead to penalties and / or fines. As agreed by the European Union Commission and Member States, the rule that got implemented from 1 January, 2011 is under so called monitoring period until 30 June, 2011.

Under this rule, goods entering the customs territory of the European Union must be declared electronically before arrival by the carrier - in the case of ocean transportation - and within the timelines established by the European Customs authorities.



LR publishes its latest guidance on ballast water technologies

The fourth edition of Lloyd’s Register’s popular guide, Ballast Water Treatment Technology, has been released. With the International Maritime Organization’s Ballast Water Convention potentially coming into force as early as next year, ship-owners, managers and operators should be planning now for retro-fits of their operational ships, according to Graham Greensmith, Lloyd’s Register’s Ballast Water Management Specialist. READ MORE:

Guide for the Class Notation Green Passport Key Features

​This updated edition incorporates the Regulation 5 requirements (paragraphs 1-4) of the IMO’s Ship Recycling Convention and the IHM development guidelines in IMO Resolution MEPC.179(59). The Green Passport (GP) notation is applicable to new and existing ships with ship details and Part 1 of the Inventory of their Green Passport prepared and certified to the requirements of this Guide. This publication is only available for download..

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With rising fuel costs and today’s global interest on emission reduction, liquefied natural gas (LNG) is considered a promising alternative fuel for all type of ships. In response to industry’s need for technical guidance for new construction and existing vessel conversion, leading class society ABS announced today the release of its Guide for Propulsion and Auxiliary Systems for Gas Fuelled Ships. READ MORE:

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ABS briefing on several noteworthy actions taken at the IMO Maritime Safety Committee’s (MSC) 89th session held from 11 to 20 May 2011. READ MORE:

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) will hold a public hearing on 23 June 2011 in Sacramento, California, to consider adoption of amendments to the Regulations for Fuel Sulfur and Other Operational Requirements for Ocean-Going Vessels Within California Waters and 24 Nautical Miles of the California Baseline. READ MORE:

The US Coast Guard issues regulations to ensure maritime safety. USCG Commandant Bob Papp is interviewed in DNV’s corporate magazine Forum: “To be sure, we have prescriptive regulations, such as many of the lifesaving and fire protection regulations, but we are moving more towards performance based regulations,” he says. READ MORE:

On 1 January 2011, the PSC region Pairs MOU is starting a new inspection regime, with a new risk matrix calculation. READ MORE:

ABS Brief on MSC 89

CARB to Hold Public Hearing on Low Sulfur Fuel Regulations DNV: Towards performance based regulations New for 2011 “Paris MOU inspection regime


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Baltex executes Marine Protection System - MPS first trade

The Baltic Exchange�s electronic marketplace for dry freight derivatives, Baltex, commenced trading today (8 June 2011) and executed its first trade at 0733. Principals signed up and ready to trade include AM Nomikos, Cargill, CTM, Morgan Stanley, M2M, Pacific Basin and Toepfer.

Regulated by the UK�s Financial Services Authority (FSA) as a Multilateral Trading Facility, Baltex provides live FFA prices and on-line execution and supports straight through processing to the international clearing houses LCH and NOS, with SGX and CME expected to be added shortly. READ MORE:

IMO Maritime Safety meeting completes full agenda

IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), which met at the Organization’s London Headquarters for its 89th session from 11 to 20 May 2011, completed a packed agenda, including the development of interim guidance on the employment of privately contracted armed security personnel on board ships transiting the high-risk piracy area, the adoption of amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) concerning lifeboat release hooks, an agreement on the way forward with regard to the implementation of the Torremolinos Protocol. READ MORE:

VesselsValue. com adds VV Indices to follow Key Features the market • Protects your crew and ship

What are they? These are synoptic indicators of vessel values. Much like the well-known global equities indices, such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average or the FTSE 100, their purpose is to give a general picture of the state of the Sale & Purchase market rather than specific information about any one vessel or vessel type.

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People everywhere are being urged to voice their support for seafarers by using social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, by posting videos on YouTube, discussing seafarer issues on LinkedIn, or even writing a blog about life at sea, to mark the first ever international Day of the Seafarer, on 25 June, 2011. Last year, the Diplomatic Conference which met in Manila to adopt milestone revisions to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (the STCW Convention) and its associated Code, also agreed that the unique contribution made by seafarers from all over the world to international seaborne trade.


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MAN SE is donating ¥30 million (€250,000) for SOS Children’s Villages in Japan. Thanks to its location in the southwest of Japan, the Children’s Village that was just opened last year was spared from the devastating earthquake and the terrible impact of the tsunami. More than 100,000 children are homeless following the disaster. SOS Children’s Villages in Japan and nearby states are now preparing to take in the highly traumatized children unaccompanied long-term. READ MORE:

DESMI a.s: Annual report 2010 MAN supporting SOS Children’s Villages in Japan


According to conventional studies, shipping accounts for 2.7 per cent of global greenhouse emissions or a maximum of 400 m tons of CO2 per year. By comparison, the aviation industry, which has been under heavy pressure to clean up, is responsible for about 650 m tons of CO2 emissions a year. Now a leaked study indicates that the true green house gas emissions from shipping may be almost three times higher than previously believed. READ MORE:

Climate Change and the Impact of Shipping


Deloitte’s IFRS Global Office has published the “IFRS industry insights: The leases Project- An update for the shipping industry”. This publication addresses some important issues highlighted by the shipping industry through feedback on the leases proposal issued by the IASB and FASB (the Boards) in August 2010 in the form of an exposure draft (ED). The most significant issues raised by the respondents from the shipping sector during the open comment period included the definition of a lease, lease term, variable lease payments and lessor accounting. READ MORE:

Deloitte: “The leases ProjectAn update for the shipping industry”


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Mr. Koji Sekimizu elected as IMO Secretary-General Mr. Koji Sekimizu of Japan has been elected as the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), with effect from 1 January 2012, for an initial term of four years. The vote took place during the 106th session of the 40-Member strong IMO Council, which is meeting from 27 June to 1 July 2011. The decision of the Council will be submitted to the IMO Assembly, which meets for its 27th session from 21 to 30 November 2011, for approval. Mr. Sekimizu, 59, is currently Director of IMO’s Maritime Safety Division. Mr. Sekimizu studied marine engineering and naval architecture and joined the Ministry of Transport of Japan in 1977, working initially as a ship inspector and moving on to senior positions in both maritime safety and environment related positions within the Ministry. He began attending IMO meetings as part of the Japanese delegation in 1980 and joined the IMO Secretariat in 1989, initially as Technical Officer, Sub-Division for Technology, Maritime Safety Division, becoming Head, Technology Section in 1992, then moving to become Senior Deputy Director, Marine Environment Division in 1997 and Director of that Division in 2000, before moving to his current position in 2004. Congratulating the winner, IMO Secretary-General Mr. Efthimios E. Mitropoulos said he looked forward to “working closely with Mr. Sekimizu between now and the end of the year to introduce him to the current state of organizational affairs so that the transition of administration from me to him will be as smooth, harmonious and successful as possible.” “For him to succeed in the hugely demanding and heavy task the Council entrusted him with today, he will need all the understanding, support and co

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operation of the entire membership and the Secretariat to enable him to provide direction and steer the Organization prudently and wisely in the challenging times that lie ahead. While I have no doubt that the membership will provide all that I just suggested (as they did to me, over the last seven and a half years, for which I am ever so grateful),your I can assure thatship the Secretariat will stand by him to support him in any way possible and under all circumstanc• Protects crewhim and es,” Mr. Mitropoulos said.

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Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum Το yachting ως σημαντική πηγή εσόδων Το σύνολο των ομιλητών της δεύτερης ημέρας του Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum επεσήμανε ότι η έλλειψη πολιτικής βούλησης στην Ελλάδα έχει ένα βαρύ τίμημα: τη μεγάλη απώλεια εσόδων από το θαλάσσιο τουρισμό και ειδικότερα από το yachting. Επίσης, ότι η χώρα χάνει μια χρυσή ευκαιρία να προωθήσει πολλά από τα πλεονεκτήματα που διαθέτει στην παρούσα κατάσταση της οικονομικής κρίσης και αναταραχής. Όπως δήλωσε ο κ. Γιώργος Βερνίκος, γενικός γραμματέας του Συνδέσμου Ελληνικών Τουριστικών Επιχειρήσεων, «στην παρούσα κρίση είναι σημαντικό η Ελλάδα να αξιοποιήσει τον πολύπλευρο πλούτο της. Το yachting είναι ένας κλάδος που μπορεί να συνεισφέρει σε αυτό, ενώ ταυτόχρονα αποτελεί μια σημαντική πηγή εσόδων. Ωστόσο, θα πρέπει να υπάρχει η κατάλληλη πολιτική ηγεσία και μια πολιτική που θα προάγει την ανάπτυξη καθώς ο θαλάσσιος τουρισμός θα δημιουργήσει επίσης οικονομική δραστηριότητα και θα αναζωογονήσει τα ελληνικά νησιά. Η νομοθεσία που διέπει το χώρο του yachting είναι ξεπερασμένη και ασαφής, ενώ τροποποιείται διαρκώς με μια σειρά από διατάγματα», δήλωσε ο κ. Βερνίκος από το βήμα του συνεδρίου Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum, σήμερα, 22 Ιουνίου. «Οι κανονισμοί δεν πρέπει να αλλάζουν διαρκώς και οι φόροι και οι επιβαρύνσεις πρέπει να παραμείνουν ως έχουν. Αντιθέτως όμως, ο τομέας του yachting μαστίζεται από αντικίνητρα», συμπλήρωσε ο κ. Βερνίκος, ο οποίος είναι πρόεδρος της Vernicos Yachts. Σύμφωνα με τον κ. Βερνίκο, αυτά τα αντικίνητρα είχαν ως αποτέλεσμα το 80% περίπου των σκαφών αναψυχής που έδρευαν στην Ελλάδα την εποχή των Ολυμπιακών Αγώνων της Αθήνας το 2004 να μετεγκατασταθούν πλέον στην Κροατία και την Τουρκία, δύο χώρες οι οποίες έχουν αναγνωρίσει τα οφέλη του θαλάσσιου τουρισμού. Δυστυχώς, ενώ όλοι οι ομιλητές του συνεδρίου, τόσο οι Έλληνες όσο και εκείνοι που προέρχονταν από το εξωτερικό, επισήμαιναν την ανάγκη μιας σταθερής κυβερνητικής πολιτικής για τα σκάφη αναψυχής και τις μαρίνες, και ζητούσαν να συμπεριληφθεί ο κλάδος του yachting και του θαλάσσιου τουρισμού στην ευρύτερη ναυτιλιακή πολιτική, στο κοινό δεν υπήρχε κανένας εκπρόσωπος της κυβέρνησης προσκληθεί. Πράγματι, στο τέλος της πρώτης συνεδρίας της ημέρας, το κοινό εξέφρασε τη διαμαρτυρία του για τη στάση που εκλαμβάνεται ως έλλειψη ενδιαφέροντος για το yachting και τον θαλάσσιο τουρισμό εκ μέρους της ελληνικής κυβέρνησης, με πολλούς από τους διεθνείς ομιλητές να καλούν τους οργανωτές του συνεδρίου να συντάξουν επίσημη επιστολή διαμαρτυρίας προς την κυβέρνηση. Περισσότερα στο:


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Major international interest in MS&D 2011 A whole range of high-quality presentations, fruitful discussions, new contacts and cooperation opportunities – “MS&D with its high-calibre international conference has continued to build its position as Germany’s central discussion and information platform for security issues in the maritime sector,” said Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO of Hamburg Messe und Congress (HMC). “It generated international exchange at political, military strategy and industrial level, based on well-informed presentations and the highest level of commitment.” That was his conclusion at the end of the three days of MS&D, international conference and exhibition on maritime security and defence hamburg. At the same time, he added that the industry had highlighted new solutions at the exhibition, as needed to handle the current tasks and respond to asymmetric threats. MS&D 2011 in Hamburg was attended by 1,400 participants from all continents, including 19 international navy delegations, e.g. from Algeria, Qatar, Pakistan, South Africa, Thailand and the US. A large proportion of trade visitors were from the shipowners, and also from the shipbuilding industry and from military and civil institutions. As shown by a visitor survey, 94% of visitors regarded MS&D as important, to get information on the latest state of the art in security.

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The conference comprised two parallel Panels – the Security Panel and the Defence Panel, covering a very wide range of subjects. There were more

than 50 speakers from 15 countries from the top levels of numerous navies of the international community of states, the coast guards, police, international organisations, including•NATO, EU, EDA and industry. They ship analysed and discussed the current situation in international crisis and conflict management, Protects your crew and gave reports on successful international navy cooperation, offered solution proposals, and shared their experience.

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Απονομή βραβείων από την Ένωση Ελλήνων Εφοπλιστών Στα γραφεία της Ενώσεως Ελλήνων Εφοπλιστών πραγματοποιήθηκε σήμερα 7 Ιουνίου 2011, η ετήσια εκδήλωση απονομής δύο βραβείων σε ναυτικούς που τερμάτισαν ευδοκίμως την σταδιοδρομία τους και τεσσάρων υποτροφιών, σε νέους με υψηλές επιδόσεις στις πανεπιστημιακές σπουδές τους, παρουσία του Υπουργού Θαλασσίων Υποθέσεων, Νήσων & Αλιείας κ. Ι. Διαμαντίδη, του Γενικού Γραμματέα του Υπουργείου κ. Ν. Λίτινα, εκπροσώπων ναυτεργατικών οργανώσεων και εφοπλιστικών ενώσεων. Στην ομιλία του ο πρόεδρος της ΕΕΕ κ. Θ. Βενιάμης μεταξύ των άλλων τόνισε: « Ο θεσμός των βραβεύσεων της Ένωσής μας, διανύει τον δρόμο της τέταρτης δεκαετίας, γεγονός που δείχνει την αντοχή του στο χρόνο και την αποδοχή του από τη ναυτική και ναυτιλιακή κοινότητα. Οι δύο ναυτικοί που έχω την τιμή να βραβεύσω σήμερα, οι οποίοι συνταξιοδοτήθηκαν το 2007, αποδεικνύουν με την προσφορά τους, την διαχρονική συμβολή των συναδέλφων τους στο επίτευγμα της Μεγάλης Ελληνικής Ναυτιλίας. Όλοι τους, άνθρωποι που έζησαν και αγάπησαν το πλοίο, έγιναν ένα με αυτό και συνεργάστηκαν με ενθουσιασμό στους κόλπους της ναυτιλιακής οικογένειας». Το βραβείο της κατηγορίας Αξιωματικών Εμπορικού Ναυτικού από 3.000 ευρώ, απενεμήθη στον κ. Παναγιώτη Στεφανόπουλο, Μηχανικό Γ΄ τάξεως με συνολική υπηρεσία 36 χρόνων, 5 μηνών και 20 ημερών. Από την υπηρεσία αυτή, 28 χρόνια και 3 μήνες υπηρέτησε κυρίως σε πλοία του Ομίλου της ANANGEL. Το βραβείο της κατηγορίας Κατωτέρων Πληρωμάτων από 3.000 ευρώ, απενεμήθη στον κ. Λάμπρο Καλιμανά, Ναύκληρο, με συνολική υπηρεσία 34 χρόνων, 2 μηνών και 5 ημερών σε ποντοπόρα πλοία και κυρίως σε πλοία της εταιρίας S.Livanos όπου υπηρέτησε 28 χρόνια 5 μήνες και15 ημέρες. Προσφωνώντας τους τέσσερις υποτρόφους ο πρόεδρος της ΕΕΕ, τόνισε μεταξύ των άλλων: « Η Ένωσή μας τιμά συμβολικά, τους νέους αυτούς που διακρίνονται στις σπουδές τους και υπόσχονται ένα καλύτερο αύριο για την πατρίδα. Αποτελούν παράδειγμα προς μίμηση σε μια εποχή που έχει ανάγκη από ανάλογα πρότυπα». Οι αποδέκτες των υποτροφιών: Περισσότερα στο:


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Hellenic - Chinese Business Forum 2011 The Hellenic Chinese Chamber (HCC) and the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery & Electronics Products (CCCME) co-organize, with the support of the Economic and Commercial Office of the Embassy of The P.R. China, the «Hellenic - Chinese Business Forum 2011», at the Athens Hilton Hotel, on Monday, June 06, 2011. A top level delegation comprising high officials and more than 80 businessmen of leading Chinese companies and enterprises (members of The China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery & Electronics Products) will seek and explore partnership opportunities with representatives of Greek companies covering a range of industries and services such as energy, IT, automotive, energy saving electrical equipment, communications, real estate etc. during the works of the «Hellenic - Chinese Business Forum 2011» to be held at the Athens Hilton Hotel on June 6, 2011.

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During the Conference Session of the Forum, Chinese and Greek officials and agencies’ executives will comment on the challenges and opportunities that the new phase in Sino Hellenic Economic Relations presents to the two business communities.

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Two match making sessions will follow.

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Ο «Ποσειδώνας και οι Νηρηίδες» στην αίθουσα της ΕΣΗΕΑ Ο «Ποσειδώνας και οι Νηρηίδες» διακοσμεί από την περασμένη εβδομάδα την αίθουσα του διοικητικού συμβουλίου της ΕΣΗΕΑ. Ο γνωστός πίνακας του Κώστα Δούκα «μετανάστευσε» από το πρώην ΥΕΝ στην ΕΣΗΕΑ, σε εφαρμογή του δωρητηρίου συμβολαίου του δημιουργού, ο οποίος, δωρίζοντας τον πίνακα στο Υπουργείο Εμπορικής Ναυτιλίας, είχε θέσει ως όρο την διατήρηση της αυτοτέλειας του Υπουργείου, για την ισχύ του συμβολαίου. Διαφορετικά, ο πίνακας θα περιερχόταν αυτοδικαίως στο συνδικαλιστικό σωματείο των δημοσιογράφων στην ΕΣΗΕΑ. Μετά την πολυδιάσπαση του πρώην ΥΕΝ, ο όρος του δωρητού παραβιάστηκε και έτσι ο σημαντικός αυτός πίνακας, εμπνευσμένος από την Ιλάδα, περιήλθε στην ΕΣΗΕΑ, το Δ.Σ της οποίας απεδέχθη την δωρεά. Με αφορμή την ανάρτηση του πίνακος ο πρόεδρος της ΕΣΗΕΑ κ. Πάνος Σόμπολος έκανε την εξής δήλωση: «Ο ωραίος αυτός πίνακας του Κώστα Δούκα, που είναι γνωστός για το συγγραφικό του αλλά και το καλλιτεχνικό του έργο, θα κοσμεί εφεξής την αίθουσα συμβουλίων της ΕΣΗΕΑ για να θυμίζει σε όλους την αξία του αρχαιοελληνικού πολιτισμού αλλά και το ναυσίβιον του έθνους των Ελλήνων, καθώς είναι γνωστό ότι η ιστορία μας από αρχαιοτάτων χρόνων έχει κυρίως γραφεί επί της νηός, επί των πλοίων. Ο αλληγορικός αυτός πίνακας του Κώστα Δούκα υπενθυμίζει τις δυνατότητες που έχει εκ παραδόσεως ο Ελληνικός λαός να ξεπεράσει την μεγάλη κρίση στηριζόμενος στις ικανότητες του και ειδικώτερα στη ναυτιλία, στην οποία πρωτεύει παγκοσμίως».


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More Than 9,000 Shipping Executives Attend SEA ASIA 2011 So Far Sea Asia, the region’s leading maritime conference and exhibition in Singapore, hosted even more senior industry executives on its second day, building on yesterday’s record-breaking numbers. At the end of Day Two this evening, some 9,173 international and regional participants had passed through the show’s doors. As visitors formed a steady stream into the Marina Bay Sands exhibition hall all day, up in the conference chambers hundreds of delegates gathered to hear expert views and opinions in sessions focused on a range of current topics from ship finance to technical rules and regulations, sustainable approaches to technology, and LNG activities in the Far East. At the end of today, the number of delegates booked for the conference had already topped 700, surpassing the total figure for the last show in 2009.

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In today’s conference proceedings, Philip Clausius, President & CEO of FSL Trust Management Pte Ltd, chaired a high-profile afternoon session on Alternative Instruments of Ship Finance, while earlier in theand day DnB NOR’s Global Head of Shipping, Offshore & Logistics, Harald Serck-Hanssen, had chaired • Protects your crew ship a packed session on the Global Ship Finance Market and State of the Industry.

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Sea Asia 2011 ends tomorrow, Thursday 14 April, special focus80 on Asia’s pivotal offshore and energy markets. • Proven system towith more than vessels

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Maersk Line wins two awards at ASFCA 2011

Maersk Line took home the “Best Global Shipping Line” and “Best Green Service Provider - Shipping Line” at the 25th annual Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards, which was held in Singapore on 27th April 2011. Maersk Line won the “Best Global Shipping Line” award for the 18th consecutive year, which serves testimony to its continued status as the global leader in container shipping. It was also the second time that Maersk Line was awarded “Best Green Service Provider - Shipping Line”, recognition of its leadership on environmental performance. Thomas Riber Knudsen, Chief Executive Officer for Maersk Line Asia Pacific region, accepted the awards on behalf of the company. “We are honoured to once again receive the vote of confidence from our customers at this year’s AFSCA. Our customers are definitely our key priority as we continue to focus on bringing greater reliability and ease of doing business to them,” said Thomas Riber Knudsen. “We are also very pleased to be recognised for our continued emphasis on the environment and our green shipping initiatives. This affirms the increasing focus customers have on CO2 emissions and environmental impact,” said Thomas. “We will continue to work towards greater energy efficiency and improving our environmental performance. We have recently announced switching to low-sulphur in Singapore and our new Triple-E class vessels will also be the most energy efficient vessels in the world.” The Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards are held each year by Cargonews Asia, a cargo freight and logistics trade newspaper based in Hong Kong. The AFSCA awards are designed to honour the respective winning organisations for demonstrating leadership as well as consistency in service quality, innovation, customer relationship management and reliability.



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BP, The Royal Opera House and the Olympic Museum to bring a Unique Exhibition to London in Celebration of the London 2012 Olympic Games The Hellenic Chinese Chamber (HCC) and the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery & Electronics

Products (CCCME) co-organize, with the support of the Economic and Commercial Office of the Embassy of The P.R. China, the BP and the Royal Opera House today announced together in the presence of Olympic gold medallist Jonathan Edwards that they are collaborating with The Olympic Museum to create a free and unique exhibition telling the Olympic story through the endeavours of ancient and modern Olympians. Called The Olympic Journey: The Story of the Games , the exhibition will be created and staged at the Royal Opera House for the duration of the Olympic Games next summer from 27th July to 12th August 2012. It will include unique artefacts, graphics, film and audio from The Olympic Museum in Lausanne being shown in London for the very first time, and promises to be a highlight of the London 2012 Festival, the finale of the Cultural Olympiad. The Olympic Journey: The Story of the Games will include a display of all the Olympic Medals since 1896 and all the Olympic Torches since 1936. There will also be a ‘Hall of Champions’ featuring the stories and inspirational achievements of great Olympians from the modern Games. Visitors will be taken on a journey from ancient Greece, the original home of the Olympic Games, through the vision of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the man behind the revival of the Games many centuries later. The experience will continue with the stories of some of the iconic Olympic athletes and moments of the last hundred years of Olympic history. The exhibition is being curated by The Olympic Museum in partnership with leading exhibition designers Metaphor. “BP is a longstanding supporter of arts and culture in the UK, partnering with leading institutions for over 30 years,” said Peter Mather , BP’s Regional Vice President for Europe and Head of Country UK. “As an Official Partner of the London 2012 Games and a Premier Partner of the Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival, it is fitting for BP to build upon our strong relationship with the Royal Opera House to bring this new exhibition to London for the Games. Olympiad Board and Chief Executive of the Royal Opera House. Περισσότερα στο:


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