Industry Sectors - Oil, Gas and Chemical Handling


Norway First to Join HNS Shipping Treaty

 24 Apr 2017     Container Handling, Environment and Sustainability, Health and Safety, Oil, Gas and Chemical Handling, Shipping

Norway has become the first country to become a contracting state to a key compensation treaty covering the transport of hazardous and noxious substances (HNS) by ship

Friday Focus: Crewman Jumps Overboard to Save Whale

 21 Apr 2017     Environment and Sustainability, Health and Safety, Oil, Gas and Chemical Handling, Shipping

This week PTI is focusing on an act of bravery by crew members on board the Cheikh Mokrani LNG tanker who saved a large whale after it was caught in a fishing net.

ABS Approves Boxship LNG Tank

 06 Apr 2017     Environment and Sustainability, Global Issues, Oil, Gas and Chemical Handling, Shipping

Classification service provider American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) body has approved a fuel tank intended to grow the use of LNG as fuel in the containership sector.

ICHCA: Cargo Dangers Must Be Addressed

 31 Mar 2017     Health and Safety, Oil, Gas and Chemical Handling, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance, Shipping, Terminal Focus

A trade body has urged authorities to crack down on non-compliance in containerised dangerous goods shipping to prevent another Tianjin port disaster

LNG Carriers Prepare for Deep Freeze with Liebherr

 28 Mar 2017     Carriers, Environment and Sustainability, Health and Safety, Oil, Gas and Chemical Handling

Liebherr´s ship crane department has received order volume of 60 Liebherr ship cranes from the South Korean shipyard company Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering


GE Finds Partner for Offshore Drive

 27 Mar 2017     Environment and Sustainability, Oil, Gas and Chemical Handling

GE and drilling rig operator Noble Corporation have teamed up to run Noble’s Digital Rig (SM) solution for drilling rigs expected to slash opex

Robbers Target Maersk

 21 Mar 2017     Global Issues, Health and Safety, Oil, Gas and Chemical Handling, Security, Surveillance and Detection

Three incidents of robbery against ships in Asia have been reported to the piracy and armed robbery data exchange ReCAAP ISC, including one case involving the Maersk Aegean tanker in Singapore

ICS Chairman sets IMO CO2 Challenge

 24 Feb 2017     Environment and Sustainability, Global Issues, Health and Safety, Oil, Gas and Chemical Handling, Shipping

The Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping, Esben Poulsson, has set out what the industry would like the International Maritime Organization to achieve as part of its CO2 reduction strategy for the shipping sector.

Tanker Operator Receives $2 Million Penalty

 24 Feb 2017     Environment and Sustainability, Global Issues, Health and Safety, Oil, Gas and Chemical Handling, Shipping

Greece-based tanker operator Aegean Shipping Management, S.A., will pay a penalty of US$2 million after pleading guilty to violating the US Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) and obstruction of justice related to the illegal discharges of oily bilge waste from the chemical tanker T/V Green Sky in 2015.

Aftermath of APL Austria Blaze

 16 Feb 2017     Carriers, Container Handling, Environment and Sustainability, Health and Safety, Oil, Gas and Chemical Handling

Work to salvage the last batch of 32 containers from the fire ravaged APL Austria container ship currently docked at the port of Ngqurha began on yesterday morning (February 15, 2017) after it was forced to dock when a fire started on board, reported the South African Maritime Authority (SAMSA).