Declining trend in the number of containers lost at sea reveals World Shipping Council survey

World Shipping Council report shows a decline in the number of containers lost at sea
World Shipping Council report shows a decline in the number of containers lost at sea

The global container shipping industry continues to see a declining trend in the number of containers lost at sea each year. The World Shipping Council has published its latest survey giving its best estimate on the number of actual containers lost at sea.

World Shipping Council undertook the first survey of its member companies in 2011 with subsequent updates published in 2014 and 2017. Having reviewed the evidence over the twelve-year period surveyed, the survey shows an estimate that there were on average a total of 1,382 containers lost each year.

The conclusion after twelve years is that more than half of all containers lost can be attributed to the limited number of high profile Continue reading “Declining trend in the number of containers lost at sea reveals World Shipping Council survey”

What A Marine Surveyor Needs To Know About Corrosion, Electrolysis, Galvanism, Anodes & MIC handy guide published

IIMS has released the twenty fourth handy guide in the series ‘What a marine surveyor needs to know about’ and the publication is now available to purchase in either paperback or downloadable pdf formats.

Practising marine surveyor, Elliott Berry FIIMS, and veteran, retired surveyor, Jeffrey Casciani-Wood HonFIIMS, (a name that needs little introduction to IIMS members), have combined to produce this authoritative 120 handy guide entitled ‘What a marine surveyor needs to know about corrosion, electrolysis, galvanism, anodes and MIC’. The guide presents some detailed equations to help to explain the science along with plenty of practical tips to help the marine surveyor to understand this essential, yet complex subject as they try to debunk some of the long held myths.

In Part 1 the authors consider the many and varied types of corrosion and their causes, including the often misunderstood microbial corrosion. The opening definition ‘Corrosion is the degradation of a material by its environment’ gives little clue to the depth of valuable Continue reading “What A Marine Surveyor Needs To Know About Corrosion, Electrolysis, Galvanism, Anodes & MIC handy guide published”

SmartShip notation awarded to world’s first DP2 shuttle tanker by DNV GL

In order to qualify for DNV GL’s SmartShip descriptive notation, a vessel must be equipped with technological features considered as smart technologies in marine applications in accordance with the DNV GL Class Guidelines for SmartShip CG-0508.

Eagle Petrolina received the notation for its navigation decision support system with route optimisation features, an energy efficiency management system with trim optimisation, as well as a ship performance monitoring system. The 279m shuttle tanker is also installed with SVESSEL, SHI’s own solution to meet the SmartShip standard, which allows onshore monitoring of the ship.

The newbuilding project is a result of a joint development project (JDP) between DNV GL and SHI, aimed at developing a “Half Crew Ready Smart Ship”. Signed in 2019, both companies have since then worked Continue reading “SmartShip notation awarded to world’s first DP2 shuttle tanker by DNV GL”

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