The Five Issues Worrying Oil Executives in the North Sea

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By Tim Walsh On the 50th anniversary of the issuing of the first licenses for the extraction of oil and gas from the UK continental shelf (UKCS), we asked oil executives what their main concerns were in an increasingly challenging period in the sector’s turbulent history. The consensus was that the industry needs to learn to collaborate if it is to survive these … [Read more...]

Regulating LNG | Q&A with Transport Canada

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Transport Canada is the federal body responsible for transportation safety and regulation.  Their Marine departments have been working to support the industry in managing the development of LNG as a marine fuel - in safety. At a national level, how have you been working with industry to support progress in efforts to use LNG as a marine bunker fuel? Transport Canada is … [Read more...]

Do you want to be ‘LNG ready’? | November Training Course

Lloyd’s Register provides LNG as Fuel training course to support understanding of the realities of using LNG as marine bunkers. Next three courses are in North America in November The new two day course provides industry personnel with the insight and understanding necessary to ensure they are aware of what is involved in using gas as fuel. Knowledge gained on the … [Read more...]

Dynagas Takes Delivery of Two Ice-Class LNG Carriers at HHI

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The lead ships classed by Lloyd’s Register incorporate advanced design, containment and operational features as well as the ability to cope with the harsh operating environment of the Arctic and cold places. Dynagas, the liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping arm of the George Prokopiou shipping enterprises, has today taken delivery of Arctic Aurora, the second of two … [Read more...]

Lloyd’s Register to Class Chinese-Built, Dual Fuel LNG Carriers

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Lloyd’s Register (LR) has signed the classification contract for six 174,000 m3 liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers to be built by Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co. Ltd. The project is a key milestone in Chinese shipbuilding and a key indicator in the development of China’s LNG ambitions. When delivered, the ships will load LNG in Gladstone, Australia for … [Read more...]

An Uncertain Fuel Future

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By Nick Brown Last week I took part in the SEAaT Fuelling the Future Conference in London, chairing the afternoon session on future fuels. It was an interesting day and, with plenty of ship operators present, the presentations served only to emphasise the complexity of decision making for those operating in the ECAs as 2015 approaches. Uncertainty reigns. Exemptions are … [Read more...]

Capital Shipmanagement’s First Boxship Newbuildings Arrive from Hyundai Heavy

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LR-classed Alexandros and Aristotelis are the first of five new 5,000 teu super-efficient new ships, all to be delivered from HHI Gunsan by June 2013, that sees Capital expand its operations into the container sector Capital Shipmanagement has marked the delivery of their new containerships, Alexandros (on charter as Hyundai Prestige) and Aristotelis (on charter as Hyundai … [Read more...]