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  • Building a world class joint venture in the UAE

    The United Arab Emirates is a country with a proud history in maritime trading with its history closely inter-linked with the sea. Nowadays this is even truer, as the Arabian Gulf waters are among the most strategic globally thanks to oil trade, and also due to the emergence of major logistic hubs in the area, like Jebel Ali and KIZAD.

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Renewable Energy from Sea and U.A.E.

Look around and you will see movement everywhere, whether it is man-made machines viz. cars, escalators or natural viz. people walking, the trees swaying, flags fluttering in the wind or the beautiful soft motion of the sea waves.
 

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FUTURE LNG INFRASTRUCTURES

The increasing use of LNG fuel in maritime transport needs to be coupled with an effective land-based refuelling supply chain.

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Renewable Energy from Sea and U.A.E.

by Arvind Ahuja, Zara Maritime

Look around and you will see movement everywhere, whether it is man-made machines viz. cars, escalators or natural viz. people walking, the trees swaying, flags fluttering in the wind or the beautiful soft motion of the sea waves.

When you think about it, it is ultimately some form of energy which is moving the cars and the trees and the seas. When the natural energy, which is allegedly abundant, is tapped or extracted, and converted into another usable form, it is called renewable energy.

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Future LNG Infrastructures

By Roberto Cazzulo, RINA

The increasing use of LNG fuel in maritime transport needs to be coupled with an effective land-based refuelling supply chain.

The adoption of the International Code of safety for ships using gases or other low-flashpoint fuels (IGF Code) represents a response to the ever increasing use of LNG as alternative fuel to meet the needs to comply with stricter and stricter regulations on environmental emissions. 

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Flags of convenience while registering a ship

By Suha Abdulla, Strategic Planning Director, Folk Shipping

With the increasing mandatory regulations on the ship-owner and the unsteady market and political situation, ship-owners are more careful while registering their vessels in a particular country. Today ship-owners think strictly commercially and whether this registration will be one of convenience, Today flag of convenience is one the main aspects to convey commercial survival, while complying with stringent marine industry regulations.

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Ship management best practices: crew management

By Andre Persad, HSEQ Manager, P&O Maritime

The worldwide population of seafarers serving on the more than 50,000 internationally trading merchant ships is estimated to be in the order of 1.4 million. (International Chamber of Shipping)

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New IMO international code of safety for ships using gases (IGF Code)

By Roberto Cazzulo, RINA

The IGF Code – adopted in June 2015 - will enter into force on 1 January 2017, introducing new mandatory technical and operational requirements for ships using gases or other low-flashpoint fuels

The international community in recent years has discussed extensively the growing awareness of environmental issues aimed at reducing the impact of the maritime sector on climate change and CO2 emissions.

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