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Stena Drilling Receives First DNV GL MPD Class Notation

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: DNV GL has revised its classification rules for Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) systems and introduced two new class notations DRILL(MPD) and DRILL(MPD READY). Stena Drilling Ltd. (SDL) is the first drilling contractor to receive the notation Drill(MPD) for their harsh environment drillship Stena Carron. Managed …

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BIMCO Applauds New IMO Emissions-Strategy

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: BIMCO is very satisfied with the Green House Gas (GHG) strategy adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) at the Marine Environment Protection Committee on April 13. The strategy outlines a target to reduce GHG emissions by at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008 …

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India Emerging as Defence Hub Despite Challenges: Modi

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: Criticising the previous UPA government over hampering defence preparedness through “policy paralysis”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 12 April 2018 stated that the NDA regime which is meeting the critical requirements of the defence forces such as fighter aircraft and will not spend 10 years …

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PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates DefExpo 2018 in Chennai

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: The DefExpo 2018, a biennial exhibition of weapons and military hardware, was formally inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Mahabalipuram on 12 April 2018. The four-day exhibition, which is based on the theme – India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub, will see over 670 …

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Global Union Leaders Converge To Condemn ICTSI

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: Global unions have once again condemned multinational port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), for continuing to lower the standards in the global port industry. Several international unions and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) general secretary, Steve Cotton, are in Melbourne this week …

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Remote Control Gantry Cranes at Port of Felixstowe

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: The Port of Felixstowe has taken delivery of its first two remote control ship-to-shore gantry cranes, according to a media statement released by the authorities on 10 April. The two new cranes, the 32nd and 33rd at the UK’s largest container port, were delivered on …

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