Die Diskussionen um die Vertiefung der Unterelbe ziehen sich seit mittlerweile über zehn Jahren hin. Am Donnerstag könnte in der gerichtlichen Auseinandersetzung endlich ein Urteil gefällt werden.
A steel-cutting ceremony for a gas tanker ordered by SCF Group for transportation of LNG under the Yamal LNG project was held in South Korea.
Japanese classification society ClassNK has issued the investigation report concerning the incident of »MOL Comfort«.
von Michael Meyer (Verantwortlicher Redakteur)
Experts from all over the world – assemble!
It’s time again. The elite in global shipping gathers in Hamburg. At the SMM more than 2,000 exhibitors showcase their products on about 90.000m2 in order to sell their ideas and innovations to the customer. They share the densely populated halls with 50,000 expected visitors.
The neutral observer may be reminded of the atmosphere of a classic hidden object game – with high difficulty. But in reality, many have a pretty good plan which they follow in these halls. While searching for the right product for themselves and the fleet, an eye for the fine details is required. Last but not least, this is fundamental to be one step ahead of competitors, because even a small one can mean cash.
It is more important than ever that shipowners and suppliers come together to develop tailored solutions. The alleged hidden object game should turn into an exact map of the different market players. Environmental constraints, budgetary constraints and the need of recourse to alternative energy demand decisive action. Shipping has to become more »green«. And the industry is quite willing. In the segments of energy efficiency, propulsion, ballast water and to a large extent in the fleet and ship management operation, the list of new developments is getting longer. In addition to liquefied natural gas some shipowners are now using main drives based on ethane or methanol like Hartmann from Leer and Stena Line.