Architecture

Rising Inter-Island Market Share Positive For Coastal Shipping

By | 2017-04-23T12:29:36+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Architecture, Buildings, News, Uncategorized|

A sustained increase In domestic shipping’s share of non-urgent inter-island cargo is a strong signal the coastal sector is primed for expansion, says Pacifica CEO, Steve Chapman. Mr Chapman told the Ports and Shipping Conference in Auckland in August that local ships had lifted freight volumes between the North and South Islands by 40

UASC launches two new Indian Subcontinent – Europe services (IEC1 & IEC2)

By | 2017-04-23T12:23:57+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Architecture, Buildings, News, Uncategorized|

UASC announced two new Indian Subcontinent – Europe services (IEC1 & IEC2), to better align with its customer's needs, providing a superior service between India Subcontinent and Europe with enhanced reliability and more competitive transit times. These new, fixed day services are set to replace the current IEC1 service. The IEC1 service rotation, effective

Verified Gross Mass (VGM) update

By | 2017-04-23T12:06:47+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Architecture, Buildings, News, Uncategorized|

As per the SOLAS regulation, which came into effect 1 July, 2016, it is the shipper’s responsibility to provide the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) to UASC or the port terminal facility representative upon the delivery of the container to the port facility and prior to loading. Please be reminded that the grace period granted

future of tanker industry belongs to LNG-fuelled vessels

By | 2017-04-23T11:47:04+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Architecture, Construction, Engineering|

The Sovcomflot delegation, headed by President and CEO Sergey Frank, took part in the Gastech 2017 Conference and Exhibition taking place in Tokyo from 4-7 April.  This event is the world’s largest forum dedicated to the production, storage, processing and transportation of gas and LNG (liquefied natural gas). The main theme presented by Sovcomflot

IUMI reports continued increase in frequency of major vessel casualties

By | 2017-04-23T11:51:23+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Architecture, Construction, Marketing|

Rising energy claims against a reducing premium base; and the increased cargo accumulation risk onboard vessels and in port continue to challenge marine insurers. Statistics released at the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) Annual Spring meeting in Hamburg last week raise a series of issues that will continue to challenge marine underwriters for

Floating Laboratory

By | 2017-04-23T11:42:36+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Architecture, Buildings, Construction, News|

On 16 April, SCF Group (Sovcomflot) and the Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University (MSUN, Vladivostok) signed an agreement to establish a joint educational and research project entitled the “Floating Laboratory”. It will be based aboard Gennadiy Nevelskoy, an ice-breaking platform supply vessel (IBSV) owned by SCF Group. The agreement is the latest chapter in