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Hempel launches powerful and flexible new antifouling solution

Today, worldwide coatings manufacturer Hempel launches a powerful new antifouling coating – Atlantic+ – providing flexible and reliable performance. Delivering unparalleled protection, Atlantic+ is designed to protect the hull from fouling throughout service intervals of up to 60 months. Ensuring complete operational flexibility, the new antifouling is suitable for all vessel types and all water […]


Turkey, one of the five major ship recycling countries in the world, has acceded to the IMO Hong Kong Convention, the treaty for safe and environmentally sound ship recycling.  The Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009, covers the design, construction, operation and maintenance of ships, and preparation for ship […]

Concept Design and Engineering for World’s first Pure-Electric tanker completed

Asahi Tanker Co. Ltd, together with its partner Exeno-Yamamizu Corporation Tokyo, has jointly developed the new domestic shipping tanker design which incorporates “zero emission electric propulsion”. In anticipation of future adaptations to regulatory conformity ClassNK has been appointed to make technical advice on ship design and electric propulsion. Commercial model development of “e5” design is […]

Record-breaking 90% of end-of-life tonnage scrapped on South Asian beaches

According to new data released today by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, 744 large ocean-going commercial vessels were sold to the scrap yards in 2018. Of these vessels, 518 were broken down on tidal mudflats in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, amounting to a record-breaking 90,4% of the gross tonnage dismantled globally. “The figures of 2018 are shocking. No ship owner […]


Bright lights on cruise ships pose a risk to seabirds flying at night in the Hauraki Gulf so the Department of Conservation (DOC) is working with the international cruise industry to help keep the birds safe.    DOC Principal Science Advisor Graeme Taylor says the bright lights attract the seabirds.  “They can be momentarily blinded causing them […]

“Yantian Express” en route to Freeport

The container fire that broke out on board the “Yantian Express” on 3 January was largely contained and brought under control after one week by immediately launched fire-fighting efforts. Since then, the remaining salvage operations have made considerable progress. The responsible salvage master from the company Smit has decided today to sail the “Yantian Express” […]

The hypocrisy of better beaches: winners of the “Public Eye Investigation Award” shed light on shipbreaking in Alang and Swiss companies’ involvement

Brussels, 22 January 2019 – Belgian journalist Gie Goris, Editor in Chief of MO* Magazine, and Nicola Mulinaris, Communication and Policy Officer of the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, received Public Eye’s first ever “Investigation Award” for their research on the shipbreaking business. Gie Goris looked for signs of Swiss shipping companies in the Indian town of Alang, where ships go […]

ShibataFenderTeam Started a Research Series on Fender Production

Being one of the leaders in the production of fenders with over 50 years of experience, SFT began a series of research and specialised publications (‘white papers’) that provide an unbiased view of “what exactly makes a good fender”. The first topic selected by the research team is taking a closer look at the raw materials used in […]