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The Containership Company tale is a pointer of what's ahead

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 4/15/2011 12:14:36 AM | with 0 comments

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YouTube as a great marketing tool for recreational boating. Learn how.

Posted to FYI by Charmaine Berina on 2/1/2011 4:04:51 PM | with 0 comments

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Failure to carry out fumigation according to best management practices on board cause death and casualties

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This June the Finnish based Eniram company from Helsinki, was selected as a finalist of an award for emerging European technology companies Eniram provide a number of products for on board and ashore monitoring of ship performance offering real time solutions. A product gaining wider acceptance for owners and operators of cruise ships, large freight vessels and tankers is their Dynamic Trimming Assistant (DTA). A number of data sensors, with software analyzing the ship’s trim, helps vessel crews optimize trim at all times, by presenting the solution in an easy to understand graphical display. DTA does this by balancing inter related variables such as minimizing water resistance, decreasing fuel consumption, use of stabilizers and reducing emissions. External items such as waves, wind and speed are also included in the analysis. In practice, this means startling savings may be achieved. Several fleet operators are using DTA including Royal Caribbean Lines and the Hamburg Sud Group. A separate but not unrelated product, is Hull Fouling Analysis used to optimize the maintenance and efficient operation of the submerged ship’s hull area.

Posted to Marine Propulsion Report by Keith Henderson on 7/21/2010 8:22:21 AM | with 0 comments

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Concerned about the rampant malpractices in the shipping and allied trade the government is determined to bring in legislation to curtail unfair charges being raised on importers and shippers

Posted to Shipping Trade Practices to be regulated by Joseph Fonseca on 6/2/2010 2:56:09 PM | with 0 comments

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Germanischer Lloyd has begun offering training to those seafarers wanting to come ashore and make it big

Posted to Now GL also helps to raise the bar ashore by Joseph Fonseca on 4/26/2010 2:31:28 PM | with 2 comments

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Now more than half way through a two-year experiment, the solar-power assisted vessel Auriga Leader has a two-stroke Mitsubishi 7UEC60LSII engine of 14,315 kW at 105 rpm for main propulsion. What’s new and makes this project so interesting is that she is also equipped with 328 solar panels to provide a contribution to the ship’s propulsion needs and electrical hotel needs. Aside from the electrical part of the experiment, the test is to investigate the reliability of the panels to the demanding marine environment, in particular salt-water damage, wind pressure, and vibration. Some interim results published after four voyages are optimistic. the power generated was about 1.4 times more than in tests on land with the same panels. An additional bonus is the improved generating efficiency thanks to the wind’s cooling effect. The total cost of the solar panel experiment is put at 1.6 million US dollars, on the plus side, the annual benefits to the environment are estimated to be a saving of 13 tons of fuel and the resultant non production of about 40 tons of CO2. At Lloyd's List 2009 Global Awards the Auriga Leader received the title of "Ship of the Year".

Posted to Marine Propulsion Report by Keith Henderson on 4/23/2010 1:24:35 PM | with 1 comments

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Offshore cruise terminal in the making at Mumbai port

Posted to Mumbai Port on cruise control by Joseph Fonseca on 4/7/2010 3:34:17 PM | with 0 comments

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Customers reckon they are in for a better deal

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 4/1/2010 1:24:26 AM | with 1 comments

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A growing trend among European ports to enter into agreements with Indian ports for developing trade prospects

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