Ship Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the web site en-us Ship Technology-Updates SMM 2016: New Technical Solutions for On-Site Oil Quality Management Martechnic® is a leading expert in the area of oil quality management and offers engineers, ship operators and users effective technical solutions for direct on-site monitoring of fuel, lube and hydraulic oil condition. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:57:00 GMT Dryad Maritime report finds increase in crew kidnapping in Gulf of Guinea Marine crimes are increasing in the Gulf of Guinea and Sulu Sea with crew kidnap being the main threat, according to a report by Dryad Maritime. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT UK research to test new ship engine fuel made from recycled plastic New research funded by Innovate UK and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (ESPRC) is to test an alternative fuel made from residual mixed plastic waste, known as Plaxx, to power industrial and marine engines. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD), Damen Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) is to build a 50,000dwt LNG-fuelled bulk carrier vessel in a deal with Ilshin Logistics. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT Radio Holland secures maintenance and remote monitoring contract from CNCo Netherlands-based Radio Holland has won a maintenance and remote monitoring contract for The China Navigation Company’s (CNCo) 35 vessels. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT Providing support to seafarers in distress For years, the International Sailors’ Society has played a major part in the lives of seafarers around the world. In May this year, one of the charity’s chaplains provided emotional support to seafarers released after five weeks in captivity at the h… Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:00:00 GMT Mitsui selects Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress broadband service Japanese-based shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has entered a deal with Inmarsat partner JSAT MOBILE Communications to use its Fleet Xpress broadband connectivity across the majority of its car carrier fleet. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT DP World and TIPC collaborate to develop Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Port UAE-based DP World has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the state-run Taiwan International Ports (TIPC) for development of Kaohsiung Port’s Terminal 7 in Taiwan. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT ClassNK finds minimum brittle crack arrest toughness for ultra-large container ships Japanese-based ship classification society ClassNK has found that the minimum required brittle crack arrest toughness for extremely thick brittle crack arrest steel plates of 100mm used in ultra-large container ships is 8,000N / mm3/2. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT TSI to Provide Technical Assistance for Oceanographic and Fishery Research Vessel TSI will provide technical assistance in noise and vibration matters to Astilleros Armon Vigo during the design and construction of the new oceanographic and fishery research vessel for the National Institute of Fishery Research and Development of Ar… Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:13:00 GMT Ship Technology Global: Issue 33 In this issue: The impact of heavy fuel oil on the environment, a new shipping container alliance, why some European ports fare better than others, the push for the Chabahar Port project, and more. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:02:00 GMT HMD, Posco and Ilshin Logistics to build new LNG-fuelled bulk carrier Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) has entered a deal with Ilshin Logistics to build a new 50,000dwt liquid natural gas (LNG) fuelled bulk carrier. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT NASSCO delivers one ECO-class tanker to American Petroleum Tankers General Dynamics NASSCO has delivered an ECO-class tanker, Garden State, to American Petroleum Tankers (APT). Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT Chinese container ship damaged after hitting expanded Panama Canal wall China Shipping Container Lines vessel the Xin Fei Zhou has suffered extensive damage to its hull after hitting a wall of the newly expanded Panama Canal. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT TENMAT Announces Improvements for Marine Relaunch Historically TENMAT's service offering in many cases did not meet the market expectations. As we relaunch our marine business we are delighted to announce a dramatic improvement in the service offered by TENMAT. The major improvements are: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:32:00 GMT Sulzer's Operational EBITA and Currency-Adjusted Sales Remained Stable In the first half of 2016, Sulzer's operational ROSA and operational EBITA continued to be stable. Order intake, impacted by oil and gas market headwinds, decreased, but increased by 8% sequentially in the second quarter of 2016. Significant savings … Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:13:00 GMT New IMB report sees drop in sea piracy A new report from the International Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has found that piracy and armed robbery at sea has been reduced to its lowest levels since 1995. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT MSC and CMA CGM to invest in Traxens Switzerland-based Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has joined container shipping company CMA CGM to invest in French start-up Traxens. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT Port Of South Louisiana to sign deal with Cuba’s NPAC in October The Port Of South Louisiana is planning to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Port Administration (NPAC) of Cuba in order to promote commerce and growth in both countries. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT Port Botany Expansion, Sydney, New South Wales Port Botany Expansion (PBE), which won the Australian Construction Achievement Award in 2012, is a $1bn infrastructure project in New South Wales, Australia. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT