NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF JULY 17

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July 13, 2017 — Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan, Port of Marseille Fos and Port of Vancouver have joined the Port of Singapore and seven other organizations to participate in an international LNG bunkering port focus group. Continue Reading…

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The Efficiency of New Ships is Falling: CE Delft Study
July 4, 2017 — Recent improvements in the design efficiency of new ships went into reverse last year, a new independent study has found. According to the CE Delft study the average design efficiency of new bulk carriers, oil tankers and gas carriers was worse in 2016 than in 2015.
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art3Bureau Veritas launches ‘My BWMP’
As the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention’s D1 8th September deadline looms, ship owners must secure International BWM Certificates and approved BWM plans for their ships. Bureau Veritas is addressing the challenge with a fast, effective and straightforward platform – ‘My Ballast Water Management Plan’ (My BWMP).
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art4Cummins-powered bunkering tanker nears completion
July 17, 2017 — A 150,000-gallon self-propelled bunkering tanker under construction for Maxum Petroleum at Jesse Co Metal Fabrication and Machinery, Tacoma, WA, will be less than 100 gross tons and thus qualify for a two-person day-boat operation around Seattle (although it also has accommodations for four, making longer runs practical). Continue Reading…

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art5BIMCO joins forces with Shipdex to push digitalisation of data
July 14, 2017 — BIMCO and Shipdex have signed an agreement to support the development and exchange of technical and logistic data across the shipping community, and to include BIMCO as an executive member of Shipdex steering committee. Continue Reading…

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art6Coles: Regulations put ECDIS at risk of becoming a dinosaur
June 14, 2017 — The electronic navigation systems used on cargo ships are obsolete and there is little hope of ever bringing them up to date unless there is a radical rethink on the way industry regulates technology.
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chevron-logo-no.-2Chevron Marine Lubricants to Hold Pre-Conference Seminar at 2017 SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition
July 17, 2017 – The organizers of SHIPPINGInsight today announced that Chevron Marine Lubricants will host a special seminar prior to the 2017 Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition. Continue Reading…

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