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Tech File: GF Piping Systems Launches Fire-retardant Pipe Jacket System

Apr 27, 2022

GF Piping Systems launched HEAT-FIT at Seatrade Cruise Global in Miami, debuting a lightweight, corrosion-free, and efficient thermoplastic piping system.With the HEAT-FIT Jacket System, GF Piping Systems offers a solution that introduces thermoplastic…

Registration opens for the 2021 Maritime Risk Symposium in Houston

Jul 02, 2021

The University of Houston’s College of Technology will host the 12th Annual Maritime Risk Symposium (MRS 2021), in collaboration with the National Academy of Sciences, from November 2-4, 2021, at the at the University of Houston’s Student Center-South…

VIDEO: Five Minutes with Baba Devani, CEO Marine, Survitec

May 28, 2021

As Survitec continues to grow with the recent acquisition of Hansen Protection, Baba Devani, CEO Marine, discusses the strategic important of the acquisition to the overall strategy of Survitec as well as the path ahead.Baba, to start, can you…

Maritime Safety: Viking Aquires HydroPen Container FiFi System

May 05, 2021

Viking Life-Saving Equipment has acquired HydroPen, the company behind the unique HydroPen container firefighting solution.  HydroPen, attached to a ship’s hose and raised on a telescopic arm by a single crew member, uses water pressure alone…

Maritime Digitalizaton: The Electronic Lookout

Apr 13, 2021

Evidence mounts that vessel safety will benefit with technology enhancing the bridge lookout.Maritime safety regulations have – and for valid reasons – traditionally been strict and have often developed in ways that could hold up innovation…

Survitec Completes $372M Refinancing

Apr 12, 2021

Survitec completed a $372M refinancing with funds managed or advised by the Credit Group of Ares Management Corporation.“Successfully concluding this financing demonstrates the confidence we believe that Ares and M&G have in our business,' said Ray Leclercq…

DNV GL Advises ‘Mind the (Safety) Gap’ as Maritime Transforms

Feb 18, 2021

A new approach to safety is necessary along the maritime industry's rapid transition to a decarbonized, digitally smart future, says classification society DNV GL in a new white paper released this week, and as discussed on Maritime Reporter TV with Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen…

Top Maritime Trends of 2020: Tackling the Scourge of Containership Fires

Dec 09, 2020

The proliferation of serious fires onboard container ships in recent years has shocked the shipping industry. Here we examine the causes and impact of such fires and the urgent efforts being made by a wide variety of stakeholders to solve this seemingly intractable problem…

Tech to Fight Container Fires

Oct 22, 2020

Fire safety has become a major concern in the container shipping industry, in particular, with vessels of 20,000-TEU and more entering the market. A fire in just one container can have catastrophic implications for the whole of the cargo. The…

CMA CGM Says Operations Functioning Normally After Cyber Attack

Sep 29, 2020

French container shipping company CMA CGM Group said Tuesday that its maritime and port operations were functioning normally after a cyber attack hit its servers on Monday.'All communications to and from the CMA CGM Group are secure, including emails…

Lithium Ion Battery Fires: A Threat to Container Shipping

Jul 20, 2020

From 2015 to present an estimated 250 incidents related to electric hoverboard fires have been recorded according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. The same commission reports that 83,000 Toshiba laptop batteries were recalled in 2017 due to fire and safety concerns…

ClassNK AIP to NYK Line, MTI for Autonomous Ship Framework

May 14, 2020

ClassNK granted an Approval in Principle (AiP) to NYK Line and MTI for their joint project on the concept design of an autonomous ship framework (development code “APExS”).In January 2020, ClassNK released its “Guidelines for Automated/Autonomous…

ABS Offers IHM Surveys Remotely

May 14, 2020

ABS has added Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) Survey as remote choices.ABS is delivering IHM remote survey to support clients ahead of the December 31, 2020, introduction of mandatory IHM for all vessels sailing under an EU member states’ flag or any vessel calling at a European port…

Liberia Calls for Flag States to Join Together for Crew Changes

Apr 28, 2020

The Liberian Registry continues its efforts toward the recognition of seafarers as “key workers” and for much needed crew-exchange to be allowed at key ports globally during the global COVID-19 pandemic, and is looking to enlist the help of other flag States in this mission…

New Dashboard Tracks COVID-19 Response Measures

Apr 14, 2020

A new COVID-19 Tracking Tool developed by global marine insurer North has been made available as a shared resource to the International Group of P&I Clubs.The online tool, first released by North in February, was formally launched via the IG website this week…

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