CARGO HANDLING Wärtsilä Hamworthy is providing the LPG cargo handling equipment for four new LPG tankers that could pioneer the use of LPG as bunker fuel. HCB interviewed Stein Thoresen, the company’s business unit director for LPG
New guidance for gas DESIGN Two new systems have been launched to address the calculation of sloshing loads in membrane tanks, while a new flexible hose promises to improve the safety and performance of offshore cryogenic gas transfer
Lloyd’s Register (LR) chief executive Richard Sadler spoke about .." a need for an extra 400 handysize tankers, a total of 12.5m dwt, by 2030 to cope with the amount of biofuel we can expect from growing rates of production."
Athens was a busy place in June. A combination of tourists, Olympic delegates and shipping tycoons and, more noticeably, the taxis filled the streets, bringing an estimated €55m to the region in three days.