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20 July 2017
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Press Releases

ProCurve Glass Design's Lightweight Marine Glazing Offers Strength and Weight Advantages
ProCurve Glass Design is now offering lightweight marine glazing that meets Classification Society requirements. By incorporating Corning Gorilla® Glass into its laminated glass products, the glazing design is stronger and lighter than traditional glass laminates. Additionally, these products offer high resistance to scratches and sharp contact damage due to its superior surface quality.

ShibataFenderTeam Celebrates Ten-Year Company Anniversary at Agent Meeting
In 2006 a handful of fender specialists, each with many years of experience in the industry, founded FenderTeam, a company which started business on 1 January 2007.

Newsletter Released for TSI's INCASS Project
The ninth INCASS newsletter presents the most important developments of TSI's project, which is near the end of its third and final year, as discussed and presented during the ninth INCASS technical meeting, organised by Glafcos Marine (GLAFCOS) in Athens, Greece, between 1-2 June 2016.

Sulzer Completes Acquisition of Ensival Moret
Sulzer is pleased to reveal it has acquired industrial pumping solutions company Ensival Moret.

Dellner to Launch New Lightweight Fail-Safe Brakes at TOC Europe
Dellner Brakes, one of the world's most innovative manufacturers of technologically advanced braking systems, is introducing two groundbreaking new failsafe brakes to its SKP range that, by combining terrific power with modular, lightweight design at competitive prices, are set to revolutionise the braking market.

White Papers

ShibataFenderTeam: Safety-Critical Fender Systems, Consulting and Engineering Services
ShibataFenderTeam is a specialist in the design of safety-critical fender systems that protect people, ships and port infrastructure. We offer consulting, engineering, manufacturing, testing...

Ballast Water Compliance: More than a System, it is Knowledge
This white paper contains an article by Bryan Bjorndal, President and CEO of Assure Controls, who has been actively involved with ballast water management and compliance...

MMC Ballast Water Management System
The MMC BWMS is a state-of-the-art ballast water treatment system. Compact, design, intuitive operation, relible performance and easy maintenance has been the most important design criteria....

Ballast Water Treatment Retrofit Services
The German ship owner and manager Ernst Jacob approached Goltens Green Technologies in Groningen to perform detailed engineering for a 1,000m³/h NK-O3 Blue Ballast System retrofit for four of...

Exhaust Gas Scrub Water
Increasingly stricter legislation on emissions of ships limits the sulphur content of marine fuel. As an alternative to switching to low sulphur fuel, shipping companies can install...

Features

Offshore shipbuilders turn to cruise to stay afloat in the downturn
Specialist shipbuilders are feeling the squeeze from the offshore industry's downturn, with low oil prices resulting in stalled projects and cancelled orders. This has prompted some companies to expand into the cruise sector. But what are they offering the cruise industry and can they successfully make the transition? Frances Marcellin reports.

Redesigning marine engines to cut pollution and black smoke
A Danish researcher has created new software to limit emissions of NOx particles and black smoke from vessels. At a time when emission regulations from the IMO are tightening, the new technology promises to bring one of the key NOx-reducing methods from the automotive sector to maritime engines.

UK pirate radio: 50 years on from the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act
It captured the imagination of a generation and had audiences in the millions – yes, it is pirate radio. Such was its popularity the UK Government rolled out new maritime legislation to shut it down, now 50 years on from the 1967 Marine Broadcasting Offences Act, while it has lost some of its allure, it still lives on.

A decade to autonomous cargo ships?
MacGregor and Rolls-Royce recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the impact of developments in autonomy for cargo ship navigation and cargo systems onboard container ships. Signing the MoU, Rolls-Royce director of digital and systems Asbjørn Skaro said that he believed "a remote-controlled ship will be in commercial use by the end of the decade and a common sight on the high seas by 2030.” Can he be right? Frances Marcellin reports.

June's top stories: ABB turbochargers equipped on COSCO's ship, Trafigura spends $1.35bn for tankers
COSCO Shipping Lines' new 20,000 TEU containership has been equipped with ABB turbochargers, and Trafigura Group has disclosed its involvement in an order to purchase up to 32 new crude oil and product tankers for over $1.35bn. Ship-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from June 2017.

Projects

SeaStar 11 Catamaran Passenger Ferry
SeaStar 11 is a new catamaran passenger ferry built by Austal at its Balamban shipyard in Philippines, for South Korean operator Seaspovill.

Express 4 High-Speed Catamaran Ferry
Express 4 is a high-speed vehicle-passenger ferry being built by Austal at its Henderson shipyard in Western Australia for Molslinjen, a ferry operator based in Denmark.

ECO STAR 36K Liquefied Ethylene Gas Carrier
Ocean Yield ordered for three ECO STAR 36K Liquefied Ethylene Gas Carriers (LEG) in May 2014.

Color Hybrid Ferry
Color Line's Color Hybrid is a new plug-in hybrid ferry being designed by Ulstein Verft in Norway.

Commitment (C) Class LNG-Powered ConRo Ships
The Commitment (C) Class liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered combination container Roll-On/Roll-Off (ConRo) ships are being built by VT Systems' subsidiary VT Halter Marine for Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group.

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