Category archives for: Middle East

Bahri Takes Over First Vessel from Vela’s Fleet

Bahri Takes Over First Vessel from Vela’s Fleet

The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) said that it has concluded the first phase of the process of merging the Vela fleet and operations with Bahri.   Namely, Matar Star the first of the VLCC vessels in the Vela fleet, was transferred to Bahri’s ownership on Monday 21 July 2014 and her name […]

Many Govts Still Not Ready for PSC Inspections ahead of Sulphur Switch

Many Govts Still Not Ready for PSC Inspections ahead of Sulphur Switch

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is encouraging the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control to ensure that a harmonised approach to PSC inspections has been developed in advance of the 1 January 2015 deadline with respect to the implementation of the 0.1% Sulphur Emission Control Areas (ECAs), established in accordance with MARPOL […]

Bureau Veritas Issues LNG Bunkering Guidelines

Bureau Veritas Issues LNG Bunkering Guidelines

International classification society Bureau Veritas has published a comprehensive set of guidelines on LNG Bunkering, with the aim of speeding adoption of LNG as a ship’s fuel by kick starting the LNG bunker chain.   Jean-Francois Segretain, Technical Director, Marine and Offshore Division, Bureau Veritas said: “We really believe that LNG has great potential as a […]

Interview: Find and Be Found with Shippingcluster

Interview: Find and Be Found with Shippingcluster

The shipping industry has been sailing on some rough tides and is still facing challenging times ahead as the industry players gear up for ever stringent regulations. Having that in mind, it seems that the time has come for a stronger unity between the relevant stakeholders. As a result, it may be the time to […]

FSA Training Course Held in London

FSA Training Course Held in London

International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) held a one-day Formal Safety Assessment  (FSA) training course for delegates attending the first meeting of the IMO Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments (III 1), in order to facilitate a wider understanding of the (FSA) process.   Over eighty delegates attended this event. The course commenced with an […]

Warming Planet Sees Ever Rising Sea Levels

Warming Planet Sees Ever Rising Sea Levels

In 2013, the vast majority of worldwide climate indicators—greenhouse gases, sea levels, global temperatures, etc.—continued to reflect trends of a warmer planet, according to the indicators assessed in the State of the Climate in 2013 report, released online on July 17th by the American Meteorological Society.   “Our planet is becoming a warmer place” Scientists […]

Readers’ Pick of the Week (July 14-18, 2014)

Readers’ Pick of the Week (July 14-18, 2014)

VIDEO: Float-On and Transport of Costa Concordia Onboard Dockwise Vanguard Following the successful parbuckling of Costa Concordia, and in anticipation of the pending refloat, Dockwise, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., provides…Read more LPG Tanker Attacked by Pirates off Trinidad An LPG tanker has fallen victim to a pirate attack in the vicinity […]

ZIM’s Restructuring Steams Ahead

ZIM’s Restructuring Steams Ahead

Israel’s biggest cargo shipping company ZIM announced the completion of its comprehensive debt restructuring, following 18 months of intensive negotiations with all of the company’s creditors.   Israel Corporation’s investment of $200 million of new equity in return for 32% of the shares in ZIM has paved way for the restructuring’s conclusion. The investor will […]

Date Set for Next Year’s Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference

Date Set for Next Year’s Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference

Date has been set for the next year’s Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference. The event will be held on October 13 and 14, 2015. Save the date and join tens of thousands international professionals again at the meeting place for the offshore industry in Amsterdam.   Offshore Energy is an annual event focused on the […]

Sanctions Eased against Iran’s Shahid Rajaee Port

Sanctions Eased against Iran’s Shahid Rajaee Port

The first foreign cargo is about to berth at Iran’s Shahid Rajaee Port, marking the port’s official comeback to providing of international container services, after lifting of EU sanctions against the port’s operator Tidewater Middle East Company, Fars news agency reports.   The cargo will be brought in by a Taiwanese container ship, scheduled to […]

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