Strengthened Cooperation between DSM and COSCO Shipping Energy

Press Release - DSM, the producer of Dyneema®, the world strongest fiber™ and world leading crude oil transporter COSCO Shipping Energy Transportation Co. Ltd.–are celebrating the tenth anniversary for the 1st set of ropes made with Dyneema® fiber on COSPEARL LAKE. As a testament to the success of the long-term partnership between the two companies, … [Read more...]

Safe harbor–Learning from mooring accidents

A ship’s crew faces many hazards at sea. But even when the ship is docked in harbor, safety procedures and equipment are still needed to protect crews and dockside personnel. Of these, the mooring ropes used to keep the ship in place are probably the most important. And unlike other items such as lifeboats and fire extinguishers which only need to be used in an emergency, … [Read more...]

Watch Now On Demand: What you need to know about the new MEG4

  Update: If you missed the Live Webinar it's not too late. You can watch now On Demand The maritime industry has always been concerned with safety. Developing mooring systems that are adequate for intended service, with maximum integration of guidelines across a wide range of ship styles and sizes is therefore essential. Although multiple guidelines exist, none … [Read more...]

When enough is enough: switching from failure-prone jacketed HMPE ropes to non-jacketed ropes with Dyneema® SK78

At what point do you say “Enough!”? For BW Fleet Management (BW FM), that moment came when seven mooring lines failed on a single vessel during a berthing operation in Spain. So it decided to get radical and replace all its jacketed HMPE mooring ropes – with non-jacketed Samson 12-strand single-braid AmSteel®-Blue ropes made with Dyneema® SK78. Problem solved. An … [Read more...]

Mooring ropes with Dyneema® show minimal wear after six years in service on VLCC

Excellent reliability and durability in securing operations. Only with Dyneema® With the shipping industry focusing on improving safety and effective VLCC operations, Cosco Dalian, a world leader in crude oil transportation, has been embedding its core values by being at the forefront of best practices and technology that focus on operational excellence, health, safety and … [Read more...]