Could do better

Only about one third of shipping companies are aiming for energy savings of 5% or more, according to a new study by DNV GL.

05 Jun 2015

DNV okays Oshima design

Japan’s Oshima Shipbuilding Company has seen its LNG-fuelled kamsarmax design approved by DNV GL at Nor-Shipping today.

04 Jun 2015

The human touch

Shipowners seeking to improve operational performance should focus on more than the latest technological developments, Bob Bishop says.

04 Jun 2015

Tri-fuel breakthrough?

The most fuel-flexible ship engine yet has been developed by Wartsila, according to the company’s ship power president Jaakko Eskola.

04 Jun 2015

Hoegh closes on finance

President and chief executive Sveinung Stohle is confident Hoegh LNG can continue its present momentum and lock up bank financing for two unfunded floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) newbuildings.

04 Jun 2015

Party time

The sun came out for the TradeWinds party at Nor-Shipping on Wednesday evening.

04 Jun 2015

Dubai eyes growth

Dubai has launched a maritime council to engage more closely with shipping businesses as it looks to build its position as a global centre.

03 Jun 2015

'It's a dead parrot'

New frontiers in information technology and data harvesting offer the chance to radically renew shipping's business model over coming decades, but it will demand managers with a vision to deliver, a respected analyst has said.

03 Jun 2015

Use it or lose it

It’s not often an executive from the John Fredriksen group plays second fiddle to a peer in the capital markets – especially in Oslo.

03 Jun 2015

What’s bad for the world…

As Nor-Shipping’s flagship conference asked what is next for shipping in a world facing increasing conflict risk, it was one of the industry’s oldest adages that came to the fore. What’s bad for the world is good for shipping, delegates heard from a collection of respected owners.

02 Jun 2015

Norway gets a boost

The Norwegian government has agreed a new maritime strategy with policies to bolster the country’s shipping register.

02 Jun 2015

Big data's time has come

Big data and the connectivity of ships with computerised operating systems are the two big things expected to come into shipping over the next five to ten years, according to a panel of maritime experts at the Nor-Shipping conference.

02 Jun 2015

Vard's ship of the year

An offshore support vessel constructed by Vard Holdings has been named ship of the year for 2015 in Norway.

02 Jun 2015

Feeding for less

Wartsila is introducing four new designs for eco-container feeder vessels at Nor-Shipping in Oslo.

02 Jun 2015

Vard's next generation

Norwegian shipbuilder Vard Holdings has launched a new vessel design project to boost fuel economy and environmental performance.

02 Jun 2015

Faster to the future

DNV GL is revising its predictions for the technical development of shipping by 2020 as a number of emerging technologies are developing faster than it envisaged three years ago when it made the forecasts.

01 Jun 2015
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