2014 Articles

  • Marine News Magazine Cover Jan 2014 - Tug Boat Technology pablished in:
    Marine News
    on January 2014

    New regulations for davits used in the Norwegian offshore industry will not come into force until 2015, but in the meantime, they are already raising the safety bar. In fact, Norwegian-based davit manufacturer Vestdavit already has a NORSOK-compliant davit. Like so many things in the offshore oil ga

  • Marine News Magazine Cover Jan 2014 - Tug Boat Technology pablished in:
    Marine News
    on January 2014

    You say you don’t work on an LNG ship? You should care nevertheless. Just ten years ago, LNG Import terminals were being built and/or contemplated throughout the United States. Then, it was widely expected that Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) imports would account for a large percent of the energy cons

  • Marine News Magazine Cover Jan 2014 - Tug Boat Technology pablished in:
    Marine News
    on January 2014

    The USSBA, USDA and USDOT’s Loan Programs As we launch into 2014, the domestic waterfront continues to fire on all pistons; boatbuilding, charter rates, utilization of tonnage, and so much more. That kind of momentum, however, requires funding to sustain. For smaller operators in need of capital t