Transition is in the Wind!

With a lot of attention and investment going into alternative, low emission fuel development, Gavin Allwright (Secretary General of IWSA). looks at how the return of wind propulsion can avoid becoming an ‘also ran’ technology segment.

Growth and opportunity in 2021

The impact of COVID-19 has been felt across all parts of the marine sector, but Neil Graham, Technical Director of marine engineering and propulsion specialist Royston, sees signs for optimism in the next 12 months

FPSOs: COVID-19, conversions, safety and the changing digital landscape

There is always the discussion over whether to convert FPSOs or build new, but how has that changed during COVID-19, what impact does this have on safety, and how will the industry change as the world slowly recovers, asks Luiz Feijo, Director Global Offshore, Market Sector Lead – Production, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

Repair yard activity during the pandemic

Marine Benchmark’s data shows that initial concerns that the Covid-19 pandemic would radically slow repair yard activity have, generally, proved unfounded.

Boomsma Shipping installs two eConowind Flatrack VentiFoils

Some eight months after signing the contract COVID-style, Boomsma Shipping has now installed its first two eConowind VentiFoil wind-assisted propulsion units. Even with the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, both companies worked closely together to manage the...