Commentary, 5/6 2013Jun 10, 2013
Inherit the Sea
Maritime activities are without a doubt among the world’s oldest industries, and shipbuilding and ship operating endeavours have long been technology drivers.
From the Editor, 5/6 2013Jun 10, 2013
Summer’s right around the corner – although spring took its time getting here – and this year, it’s Nor-Shipping season. This issue has a strong offshore focus, as we take a look at aspects of the oil and gas industry from a maritime perspective.
Profile: In Command of the Details – Norwegian Shipping Association Director, Sturla HenriksenJun 10, 2013
Part studied economist, part trained Special Forces paratrooper of 270 jumps – including one from a commercial airliner – the association’s head was hired in the summer of 2008, when pirates at sea were issue No. 1 (forcing losses of USD12 billion). Worldwide financial meltdown was issue No. 2.
New Polaris Oil Spill Response ModuleJun 10, 2013
Despite the steps we take to prevent oil spill incidents, one cannot guarantee with utmost certainty that pollution will never occur. Training is important so responders are well prepared to reduce damage by taking the best possible actions. To support this, Kongsberg Maritime is building an innovative new oil spill response simulator for the Maritiem Instituut Willem Barentsz in the Netherlands.
“Several Legs to Stand On” – Complete Living Quarters to Offshore Owners and ShipyardsJun 10, 2013
Working with shipowners and shipyards worldwide, ALMACO builds and modernises accommodation and food handling areas on board passenger ships and offshore vessels. Mikael Liljeström, Deputy General Manager of ALMACO’s Accommodation Systems Division, relates how the company’s experience has enabled them to adapt to the offshore industry growing demand in recent years.