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EVOLUTION OF QUANTUM MARINE STABILIZERS’ TECHNOLOGY AND CONTROLS

06 DEC 2020  In recent months, Quantum Marine Stabilizers has been developing new technologies involving Windfarm Offshore Service Vessels (OSV) and Next Generation Barge designs. To enhance operational performance even further, Quantum is using artificial intelligence (AI) to predict future wave patterns.   As the “intelligence” of the controls continue to advance, the …

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FIRST POSSIBLE SOMALI PIRACY ATTACK ON TANKER IN THREE YEARS

28 AUG 2020  A Panamanian-flagged chemical tanker has possibly been hijacked off the coast of Somalia. If the reports are confirmed, it would be the first successful hijacking in the region in three years. Security analysts Dryad Global is reporting that the 8143 DWT Aegean II, managed by Hanan Shipping of …

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EMISSIONS PROJECTED TO RISE 50 PERCENT BY 2050 IN IMO FOURTH GHG STUDY

05 AUG 2020 The International Maritime Organization (IMO) released the long-awaited 575-page final report for its Fourth IMO Greenhouse Gas Study. Coming six years after the third report, the results are viewed as a critical scorecard measuring the success of the shipping industry towards the goals of reducing greenhouse gas …

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WORLD’S BIGGEST CRANE SHIP SETS ANOTHER RECORD

22 JULY 2020 The superlarge crane ship Sleipnir has set another record: the largest single-lift jacket removal. Last week, Sleipnir successfully lifted and removed the 8,100 tonne jacket for the Jotun-B platform in the Norwegian North Sea. The platform was installed in 1998 by the Heerema crane ship Thialf, which returned to the Jotun field …

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ITF: THE DEADLINE FOR CREW CHANGE IS OVER

16 JUNE 2020   After weeks of calling on governments to facilitate maritime crew changes and designate the millions of workers in critical transport industries as key workers, the International Transport Works’ Federation (ITF) issued a statement to seafarers saying simply, “Enough is enough.” The ITF had repeatedly said in …

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WILL SHIPPING FACE ANOTHER PERFECT STORM?

01 October, 2018  By Captain George Livingstone – One of my first columns of the year was on the state of the international maritime industry, I discussed a broad range of topics, one of which was a coming sea change in the world-wide manufacturing industry.  I would like to focus on that. History is replete …

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