28814 members and growing – the largest networking group in the maritime industry!

LoginJoin

Monday, November 23, 2020

Linkedin News

Photo courtesy of Taylor-Dunn

Polaris Celebrates 70 Years of Taylor-Dunn

It’s an industrial workhorse with humble beginnings and it’s turning 70. Taylor-Dunn, part of Polaris Inc., started in the garage of RD Taylor in 1949 when he designed and built his first electric-powered cart to help him drive new efficiencies across his small poultry supply business. What started as a backyard creation 70 years ago, turned out to be a new class of vehicles that would revolutionize material movement and transportation across industries. Today, the world-renowned company has one of the largest portfolios of commercial and industrial vehicles…

© Oleksii Fadieiev/Adobe Stock

Mitigating Maritime Risk

“The First Steps in Mitigating Contemporary Risks to our Strategic Sea Lines of Communication”It is indisputable that the world’s economy floats on seawater. It is equally indisputable that international maritime transportation is the tool that keeps the global economy moving. The world economy has surged over the last half century, and that growth has been largely driven by globalization and the consequent reduction in barriers to trade. Any operational disruptions in maritime transportation have wider consequences for society…

File Image: AdobeStock / © Jose Gill

Euronav to Deploy ULCC for LSFO Storage

Euronav, one of the largest tanker companies in the world, will deploy one of its two ultra large crude carriers (ULCC) to store cleaner marine fuel ahead of a major regulatory change in 2020, the Belgium-headquartered group said on Friday.From January 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will ban ships from using fuels with a sulphur content above 0.5 percent, compared with 3.5 percent now, in one of the biggest changes in the oil market in decades.Only ships fitted…

(Photo: Trafigura)

Trafigura Hires ex-Noble Crude Oil Trader

Trading house Trafigura has hired Dan Stirk, formerly a North Sea crude oil trader at commodity trader Noble Group, to join its crude desk, according to trading sources. Stirk started his new job this week, one of the sources said. He served as North Sea trader at Noble starting in July 2016, according to his LinkedIn page. The move comes after Chinese trader Unipec hired three former Noble employees to join its middle distillates desk in London. Reporting by Ahmad Ghaddar

Pemex Appoints New Director for Commercial Arm

Mexico's state oil company Pemex said on Tuesday it had named Isaac Volin Bolok as head of its commercial arm, PMI Comercio Internacional.   Volin Bolok will replace Jorge Sanchez and start the post on June 27. He previously served as the director of BlackRock in Mexico and corporate commercial director of now bankrupt airline Mexicana, according to his LinkedIn profile. (Reporting by Ana Isabel Martinez and Joanna Zuckerman Bernstein; Editing by Bill Trott)

CRIC Designs Prototype for Collaborative Detailing System

The Chief of Naval Operations' (CNO) Rapid Innovation Cell (CRIC) recently developed a basic prototype for an information system that will promote more collaboration between Sailors and commands during the job detailing process. "Our goal is to build a process that is transparent, flexible and gives more influence to commands, so they can build better teams, as well as to Sailors so they can have more say over their lives," said Lt. Cmdr. Mike Mabrey, CRIC project lead. Their…

Human Factor Competencies for Future Mariner

Capt Pradeep Chawla, Managing Director QHSE & Training, Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Ltd., Presented a paper at the Nautical Institute Hong Kong Branch Seminar – “Competencies of a Future Mariner” on 23 October 2015. This paper discusses the changes that are taking place in the maritime industry and their effects on the daily life of the seafarers. It further discusses the human factor competencies that will be essential for the future mariner. The last two decades have been extremely fast paced with respect to technology influencing every walk of life.

Mark Charman

Talking Offshore Employment with Faststream’s Chief Executive

With the energy market swoon in full blossom, Maritime Reporter checked in with Mark Charman, chief executive of global recruiting leader Faststream, for his insights on the breadth and depth of the impact to the offshore employment market. Uncertainty. If there is one word that summarizes current global energy market conditions, it is uncertainty. The sudden downturn in oil pricing – which started nine months ago and collectively caught much of the global market by surprise…

31 ARENA Projects Completed

ARENA has invested $1 billion in more than 230 projects, fellowships and scholarships that are paving the way for a more diverse energy future for Australia. Thirty one of these projects have now been completed, with many more scheduled to reach key milestones and/or completion in 2015. Each of these projects is producing valuable knowledge and outcomes that are being shared with the energy industry to help overcome challenges and advance renewable energy in Australia. For example…

Robert McCabe

McCabe Named President at Nautical Institute

On his election yesterday as President of The Nautical Institute, Captain Robert McCabe FNI issued a challenge to members and branches to evaluate their contribution to the Institute as a “responsible and independent voice for the maritime industry, selflessly dedicated to delivering the highest standards in the profession. In his inaugural address at the Institute’s Annual General Meeting held in Sydney, Australia, Captain McCabe pointed out change and continuous improvement at the Institute meant that the building blocks of NGO status at IMO…

Allison Williams

Liberian Registry Debuts Shipping App

The Liberian Registry has launched a mobile app to enable owners, managers, operators and others to communicate and interact with the registry on a round-the-clock basis. The FlagState App builds on Liberia’s commitment to provide innovative technology and services to its clients, who own, manage and operate more than 4,000 vessels worldwide. From an iPhone, iPad or an android device, users can read up-to-the-minute news and developments; access a comprehensive Global Maritime Events Calendar and…

SHC Wavedancer: Image credit Dennis Knox

Radical Submersible Catamaran Concept Design

The offshore support vessel concept design is named 'SHC Wavedancer' and  the designer calls it  – 'The workhorse of the future'. The designer, Dennis Knox, describes his ship as being both exceptionally stable in bad weather, as well as fast, with a speed of 50 knots. In bad weather he elaborates:  "The seas are high, fifteen foot waves and other ships are bouncing around like a cork, but not us. We could play billiards in the mess deck, but we have work to. There is a platform to re-supply, the Superintendent wants his ice cream for dinner.