“Do We Manage Ships or Do We Manage Regulations?”

15th May 2019

In a keynote presentation at the 2019 Marine Money Conference in Hamburg, John Platsidakis, Managing Director at Maran Dry Management Inc. & Director at Angelicoussis Shipping Group, expressed his thoughts regarding the flood of regulations that have affected - are affecting, and will continue to affect - the future of our shipping industry.

You can read the full speech here.

SeaQuest on TradeWinds

11th Apr 2019

TradeWinds has posted below article mentioning SeaQuest role in GEV's CNG carriers project:

GEV shortlists three yards for CNG quartet

Australia-listed Global Energy Ventures (GEV) is ready to award shipbuilding contracts for four new compressed natural gas (CNG) carriers.
It said it had received "comprehensive technical specifications" from three shortlisted shipyards to construct the new CNG 200 Optimum design.
The unnamed yards had until the end of March to come back with their plans.

GEV’s shipping team, led by non-executive director Jens Martin Jensen, will now complete an evaluation of each specification.
Jensen, the former Frontline boss, said: “We are pleased with the three shipyards' submissions and that the target date for delivery was achieved on time.
“Updated pricing and ship construction schedules will now be the focus in the June quarter.”

Shipbroker Clarksons Platou will work with the company, together with SeaQuest Marine Project Management, on finalizing specifications and yard selection.
GEV remains on track to complete all pre-construction activities and award contracts to yards by the end of this quarter, it said.

Multiple projects pursued

Its stated aims are to pursue multiple CNG projects to improve the probability of success, secure access to strategic gas resources and bring in world-class staff.

GEV chairman and CEO Maurice Brand said: “The technical specification provided from three credentialled shipyards combined with the full American Bureau of Shipping approval received in January 2019 is having a material positive impact on our CNG project development activities.”

CNG is gas stored under pressure and, unlike LNG, does not require complex and expensive liquefaction facilities, GEV said. 

The Optimum design maximizes the amount of CNG that can be stored within the hull of a ship, using a containment system built using close-packed, high strength pipes that run the entire length of the ship’s cargo hold. 

"The invention of a mechanism to clamp these gas storage pipes so tightly together that they become locked together as one allows this design to meet all classification requirements," it said.

 

Another VLCC Project Completed

22nd Mar 2019

SeaQuest has just completed the supervision of another new building project in HHI Ulsan yard, S.Korea, with the grand finale of Naming Ceremony, Delivery and Departure of the third in a series of VLCCs for the Athens based ship owing company Olympic Shipping and Management.

All the VIPs from Onassis, Olympic and Springfield were very excited and extremely happy of all the vessels in this project.

The HHI management has thanked SeaQuest site team and our CEO Jan Andersson for the crucial role played in assisting the yard to build and deliver 3 gorgeous VLCCs in less than 15 months from the date of the initial steel cutting.

 

Support Ships conference 2019

7th Jan 2019

SeaQuest will be a major sponsor of the Support Ships Conference 2019 in London from February 19 to 21: the only dedicated forum for the naval support and logistics community.

We shall be present in the event's exhibition space and our senior management will be available to meet our friends, existing navy clients and potential new navy clients to share our expertise in the naval support ship new building supervision: SeaQuest has recently supervised the construction of four Tide-Class vessels for UK RFA and HNoMS Maud for Norway’s NDMA built at Daewoo, South Korea, and is presently in charge of plan approval and supervision of the Maritime Sustainment Capability vessel under construction at Hyundai for the New Zealand Defence Force.