Gasum completes 200th ship-to-ship LNG bunkering

first_imgThe bunkering took place while Stavangerfjord underwent periodical maintenance at the Fayard yard in Odense, Denmark Fjord Line’s cruise ferry Stavangerfjord was the vessel receiving Coralius’ bunker number 200″ (Credit: Geir Einarsen/Gasum) On January 24, 2020, Gasum’s Coralius performed her 200th LNG bunkering operation. The vessel receiving the LNG fuel was Fjord Line’s MS Stavangerfjord. The bunkering took place while Stavangerfjord underwent periodical maintenance at the Fayard yard in Odense, Denmark.“We normally supply LNG to Stavangerfjord by a loading arm on a regular basis directly from our LNG plant in Risavika,” explains Gunnar Helmen, Sales Manager at Gasum. “It’s great to get this opportunity to supply the cruise ferry with LNG in dock in Denmark. Having been fueled with fresh LNG, Stavangerfjord will return to her regular Stavanger-Bergen-Hirtshals route. And we’re very happy to make our 200th bunkering delivery to Fjord Line in particular,” he concludes.Stavangerfjord and her sister ship MS Bergensfjord are the first and largest cruise ferries in the world that are fueled fully on liquefied natural gas (LNG). They both started operating in 2013. Since then, Gasum has conducted hundreds of bunkerings to these vessels.“We’re very happy with the longstanding relationship with Gasum and the support we’ve received over the years. We’re pioneers in LNG-fueled cruise ferries on this scale and, as such, not everything works according to plan in the early start-up years. In this context, a professional partner like Gasum makes this transition to a greener maritime world simpler and safer,” says Richard Ternblom, CEO of Fjord Line.Bunkering operations increasingCoralius reached the 100th bunkering mark in February last year. The next milestone of completing 200 deliveries was achieved this week. Last year, Coralius provided 107 ship-to-ship bunkerings to various customers in locations ranging from Rotterdam to the Gothenburg waters, with the focus being mainly on the latter region.LNG as maritime fuelLNG maritime fuel meets all current sulphur oxide (SOx) and planned nitrogen oxide (NOx) requirements. It eliminates particle emissions and can reduce CO2 emissions by at least 20% compared to traditional fuels. LNG is suitable for all vessel types and contributes significantly to a greener shipping environment.Coralius was built by the Royal Bodewes in the Netherlands and is the first European-built LNG bunkering and distribution vessel. It is equipped with state-of-the-art LNG transfer equipment for bunkering and has a cargo capacity of 5,800 m3. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

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CGG starts new seismic data reimaging programme in US Gulf of Mexico

first_imgThe company has started the programme in the Walker Ridge area, covering about 300 outer continental shelf (OCS) blocks in Gulf of Mexico French geophysical services company CGG has launched a seismic data reimaging programme in the Walker Ridge area in the US Gulf of Mexico.The company said that the new programme is part of a major reimaging campaign being conducted on the Gulf of Mexico.The Walker Ridge programme covers about 300 outer continental shelf (OCS) blocks along with two priority areas of significant industry interest.With recent discoveries and proven production in Walker Ridge, the programme has obtained extensive industry prefunding from oil and gas exploring clients within the basin.CGG CEO Sophie Zurquiyah said: “Production in the Walker Ridge area has been consistent and continues to grow with recent discoveries.“As the industry leader in seismic data processing, we are continually developing new technology and techniques that we can apply to existing data to provide our clients with the best, most technically advanced images of the subsurface.“Advances in technology and the results from this project will allow for more efficient decision-making in finding and producing oil and gas.”CGG’s new programme to target the prolific Wilcox formationThe Walker Ridge Wide-Azimuth and StagSeis DEUX surveys will provide input for the current reimaging programme and the reprocessed data will deliver high-quality imaging throughout the programme.CGG said that two priority discovery areas will be processed on an accelerated schedule.The seismic data reimaging programme will target the prolific Wilcox formation which is deformed by thrusts and folds beneath multiple thick salt sheets and shales, making the imaging difficult.In February this year, Total awarded a contract to CGG’s Geoscience division for the continued operation of its Dedicated Processing Center (DPC) in Pau, France. Subsurface imaging technology brings clarity and detail to Central North Sea geology. (Credit: CGG.)last_img read more

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Andrews & Robertson posts 65% success rate

first_imgAndrews & Robertson raised £10,163,500 at their second 2018 auction at The Montcalm Hotel, Marble Arch, London. A diverse portfolio helped post a 65 per cent success rate from 43 lots, with an average lot size of £250,631.Lot 49, a freehold three floor terraced house in Chatham, Kent far exceeded the initial bid of £145,000. Bidding from a wide array of parties saw the house sell under the hammer for £176,500.One of the most sought-after properties was Lot 11, a freehold three floor detached house in Granard Road, arranged as two self-contained flats being sold by order of the London Borough of Wandsworth. Guided at £1,000,000, the property sold for £1,360,000.72 Avonley Road, New Cross, SE14 (pictured), a Freehold two floor end of terrace house within the Hatcham Park Conservation Area, with potential for extensions and a rear garden, was guided at £450,000 and sold for £525,000.Robin Cripp, Senior Auctioneer at Andrews & Robertson, said, “The success of our second auction this year shows the strong appetite from buyers and healthy competition from bidders.“The market is good when the price is right resulting in high bidding volumes and positive outcomes for our vendors. We’ve also seen a number of subsequent sales come through post-auction, and as demand remains strong we expect to see continued success over the course of 2018.”Andrews & Robertson Andrews & Robertson success rate auction June 1, 2018The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Andrews & Robertson posts 65% success rate previous nextAgencies & PeopleAndrews & Robertson posts 65% success rateThe Negotiator1st June 20180323 Viewslast_img read more

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Binding offers to be tried out, says housing minister

first_imgThe government has revealed that it is to begin a field trial of a binding standard reservation agreement that all buyers and sellers will have to sign at the start of the conveyancing process.Announced in February, the idea is being developed by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and a working group chaired by research firm TwencyCI and will be tried ‘later this year’.Called the Home Buying and Selling Group, it includes solicitors and several estate agents and has spent the last 11 months considering different ideas including binding offers.The field trial was revealed by housing minister Heather Wheeler at an industry conference organised by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.During her speech, Wheeler said she wanted to “to increase people’s commitment by ensuring that they’ve got some skin in the game.”“That’s why we’re taking forward our work to develop a standard reservation agreement, working with the industry-led Home Buying and Selling Group.”The group is tasked with working across all the sectors involved in buying and selling homes in order to speed up the process and reduce the number of fall-throughs.During her speech Wheeler reminded delegates that failed transaction cost buyers and sells £270m every year, and said that other reforms would be introduced to also improve information provision, accountability, consumer confidence competition and innovation.“We not only want to protect consumers, we want to be their champion, because frankly, they deserve better than the current system allows,” says Wheeler.heather wheeler Home Buying and Selling Group binding offers Conveyancing Association Council for Licensed Conveyancers January 28, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Binding offers to be tried out, says housing minister previous nextRegulation & LawBinding offers to be tried out, says housing ministerA field trial of a binding standard reservation form to be signed by both buyers and sellers has been announced by Heather WheelerNigel Lewis28th January 201901,479 Viewslast_img read more

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CBRE’s residential arm to offers its £1,000-a-week tenants a deposit alternative service

first_imgAlternative deposit supplier Flatfair has landed a coup after signing a deal with the world’s largest property company, CBRE, and revealing that it is about to sign another deal with one of the UK’s most prominent franchised estate agency chains.CBRE’s residential lettings arm in the UK, which has four residential branches, is to offer Flatfair’s service to its high-end tenants who rent properties for, on average, £4,333 a month or £1,000 a week.The agency’s landlord clients are largely Family Offices, financial institutions and funds who are have been worried by the reduction of deposit cover from six to five weeks following the tenant fees ban.Flatfair says its service offers landlords cover of up to 12 weeks instead.Deposit alternative“We are pleased to be able to offer tenants an alternative to providing an up-front deposit, and access to a digitalised deposit and deposit-free registration process through flatfair’s platform,” says Sharief Ibrahim, a director at CBRE’s residential agency.“Franz Doerr, CEO and founder of flatfair comments: “We are incredibly proud that CBRE has selected flatfair as their deposit alternative of choice in the UK.“We strongly believe that our technology solution offers a safer, more streamlined approach in comparison with the numerous insurance products that have entered the deposit replacement market and are pleased that CBRE has recognised that.”Approximately 10,000 tenancies in the UK currently use Flatfair’s service as a cash deposit alternative, although tenants using its platform who do want to pay a cash deposit can do so via Flatfair’s hook-up with deposit protection service mydeposits.Sharief Ibrahim CBRE flatfair Franz Doerr July 23, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » CBRE’s residential arm to offers its £1,000-a-week tenants a deposit alternative service previous nextProducts & ServicesCBRE’s residential arm to offers its £1,000-a-week tenants a deposit alternative serviceWorld’s largest property company has signed up to offer its renters the Flatfair deposit replacement service.Nigel Lewis23rd July 20190655 Viewslast_img read more

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‘Developer’ who duped estate agents into helping him take millions from investors faces jail

first_imgHome » News » ‘Developer’ who duped estate agents into helping him take millions from investors faces jail previous nextRegulation & Law‘Developer’ who duped estate agents into helping him take millions from investors faces jailSanjiv Varma took £50,000 each from hundreds of investors for a student accommodation development at a site he did not own or have planning permission for.Nigel Lewis15th July 202002,697 Views A businessman who duped several leading estate agents in Bristol into helping him swindle over £9.3 million from student property investors is to finally face prison following a court hearing in London.Sanjiv Varma faces jail after being found in contempt of court following a long saga that started three years when he took deposits of £50,00 for approximately 140 student flats in Bristol despite not owning the building in which they were to be built or having planning permission to convert it into residential use.Varma had told both investors and the many Bristol estate agents who marketed the properties that he owned the derelict Grosvenor Hotel (pictured) near Temple Meads station, but when he failed to gain retrospective planning permission, his scheme collapsed.But rather than banking the investors’ money Varma, who is a resident of Dubai, spent most of the cash on a lavish lifestyle in St Tropez, Paris, Moscow and London including spending significant sums in Harrods and Selfridges.Jewels and diamondsHe is said to have spent £5 million on jewels and diamonds and given his son £2 million to buy a luxury apartment in Mayfair.When investigators caught up with Varma he gave a series of improbable excuses to cover his tracks, and was extremely evasive.But although he has yet to face prosecution for spending the investors cash, he has been found in contempt of court for lying at several previous hearings brought by liquidators and is now facing a strech in prison when sentencing takes place in September.sanjiv varma Grosvenor hotel Bristol July 15, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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Leading estate agent slams Rightmove for its ‘belligerence’ on fees negotiation

first_imgHome » News » Marketing » Leading estate agent slams Rightmove for its ‘belligerence’ on fees negotiation previous nextMarketingLeading estate agent slams Rightmove for its ‘belligerence’ on fees negotiationSteve Wayne of Benjamin Stevens says he’s not surprised many agents are trying out the challenger portals, but says Boomin stands the only real chance of success.Nigel Lewis9th October 20207 Comments2,246 Views A leading estate agent MD in London has criticised Rightmove for its attitude to his agency and said that Boomin has a real chance of disrupting the portal.Steve Wayne, who runs estate agent firm Benjamin Stevens, says he’s unhappy about how the portal has been ‘belligerent’ in the way it has refused to engage with his agency about pricing or negotiate on fees.“While we appreciate what they did for us over lockdown, we haven’t spoken to any of our reps for the last six months and that this cannot continue,” says.“It comes as no surprise to me that there are a few challengers coming onto the market.“The problem with that is there suddenly seems to be more and more challengers but none of them really stand out individually as strong competition to challenge Rightmove.“The industry really needs to just one of those challengers for it to really make a difference and impact on Rightmove’s dominance.”Wayne says he’s been shown Boomin, which is due to launch any moment, and he believes they are trying to do ‘something different’.“With the money you would expect the Bruce brothers to put behind it, and if they can use their marketing and know-how from the Purplebricks days, perhaps they can really make an impact.“Ultimately, it’ll come down to what consumers and not estate agents think.”Football legendWayne made the comments after speaking on a national Leaders Council podcast alongside football legend Geoff Hurst, which brings business and other sector leaders together online.Steve adds: “I was delighted to be involved in this podcast. Over the last 12 months working within the property industry has felt like a rollercoaster ride, and I was privileged to demonstrate how we navigated those highs and lows. We hope it is listened to as widely as possible.”Listen to the podcast here October 9, 2020Nigel Lewis7 commentsMurray Lee, Dreamview Estates Dreamview Estates 9th October 2020 at 5:50 pmFor all the doubters…Well this is the end of the 1st “no RM “week and we are going cold turkey….I wanted to tell you we are doing ok although it seems a tad quieter, maybe unconnected just a slow down in our area.HOWEVER I thought this might be of interestWe listed a flat to rent on our page, Zooplas and thenothern postals we upload too yesterday about 5.31pmWe were given the keys around mid afternoon yesterdayIn fairness we had had the instruction in the past but we re-instructed as sole agent after a refurbishmentWe managed to re-take new photos and re-list the property later in the afternoonThe 1st enquiries started coming through from Zoopla (ok and 1 from OneDome) 10 mins laterWe had about 3-4 more soon after and again this morningAppointments were made for today and early this afternoon a deposit was paid at the full rent and the letting agreed around 430pm this afternoonLess than 24 hours after instructions and only with Zooplas help!!Im not sure we have done one quite that quickly before even when we listed on “they who shall be nameless” portalSo for all those who are worried…dont be…there is a world beyond RMLog in to ReplyFriendly local agent, Friendly local agency Friendly local agency 11th October 2020 at 9:28 amNot with OTM? We dumped RM in April and OTM has more than stepped upto the plate to fill our enquiries pipeline. We retained Zoopla and get a few leads from them, but OTM is very much our new RM.Log in to ReplyCambell Evans, Evans Bros Evans Bros 9th October 2020 at 12:14 pmWhat do you expect? Rightmove feel they are in a strong position, they won’t give a carrot. I don’t quite get the comment “The problem .. is that … none of [the challengers] really stand out individually as strong competition to … Rightmove.” I’m glad to see he is on OnTheMarket (OTM) and it would be interesting to see how their stats compare to ours, but I know that with our company we get more enquiries and sell more properties through (OTM) than we do through Rightmove. But OTM is well supported in our area; I think I am right in saying the majority of agents in our area are on it. Perhaps that’s the key folks.Log in to ReplyFriendly local agent, Friendly local agency Friendly local agency 11th October 2020 at 9:29 amI quite agree Campbell, OTM is filling the void for us.Log in to ReplyWhere Is The Monii Money, WITMM WITMM 9th October 2020 at 10:55 amMy assumption is that Steve also reduced his fees by 60% for six months…That aside, the closing line is the most important part of this article. If you want a car chances are you check AutoTrader, making a purchase – probably look at Amazon, selling something – start with Ebay.Right Move is very much in the public psyche. It’s ingrained. Most can identify Right Move but would struggle to name all their local estate agents.Log in to ReplyWarren Sanders, Sanders&Sanders Sanders&Sanders 9th October 2020 at 9:08 amNothing will ever change if estate agents themselves don’t make a change. How can any of you moan about Rightmove if you are still subscribing to them 🙂 grow some balls!Log in to ReplyMurray Lee, Dreamview Estates Dreamview Estates 9th October 2020 at 8:39 amTotally agree with another leading NW London Independent agent. Well said SteveLog in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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Russia: PF Ships Not Involved in Shark Hunting

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Russia: PF Ships Not Involved in Shark Hunting Share this article View post tag: ships Russia: PF Ships Not Involved in Shark Hunting View post tag: Shark View post tag: involved Specialists and ships dispatched to hunt a rapacious shark hitting people in Primorsky Krai are quite enough; no Pacific Fleet (PF) assets are involved.“Nine fishing vessels are engaged in shark-hunting off Primorsky Krai. Professional fishermen work on those ships. Ten motorboats operate in monitoring mode. They do not need any additional aid. Recently released information that PF ships were allegedly involved in the shark search is in contrary to fact”, said representative of the shark-hunting coordination center on Aug 31.Pacific Fleet HQ also confuted this information. “Warships carry out activities of the summer training program. No instructions were received for that matter”, said the PF spokesman.Reportedly, the shark three times attacked people on Aug 17, 18, and 27 off Primorsky Krai south coast. Two residents of Vladivostok of the age of 25 and 16 years old and one 26-year old native of Slavianka suffered from the shark’s teeth. The first two sufferers are in hospital, the third is at home under medical supervision, reports Interfax.[mappress]Source: rusnavy, September 1, 2011; View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: News by topic September 1, 2011 View post tag: Naval View post tag: not View post tag: Hunting View post tag: PFlast_img read more

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UK: Plymouth-Based Frigate HMS Portland Goes to Help Injured Yachtsman

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: HMS November 3, 2011 Share this article View post tag: Portland View post tag: Yachtsman View post tag: Frigate View post tag: Injured View post tag: News by topiccenter_img View post tag: Plymouth-Based View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Plymouth-Based Frigate HMS Portland Goes to Help Injured Yachtsman The Plymouth-based frigate HMS Portland responded to a Coastguard request earlier today to assist a casualty in a yacht in the English Channel 15 miles south-west of Portland Bill.The ship was conducting training off the South West coast when she was alerted to the situation and quickly closed to help and support a Coastguard helicopter that was already on route to assist the casualty on board the yacht, Skean Dhu.The sea state and accompanying swell meant that the Coastguard helicopter could not winch his rescue winchman directly onto the vessel. HMS Portland’s crew responded immediately and at short notice prepared the ship for Flying Stations so that the winchman could be landed onboard the frigate before being transferred by the ship’s rescue boat, along with the ship’s own paramedic.The patient was stabilised but it quickly became apparent that a further medical assessment was required and a doctor was rushed to the scene by the Weymouth lifeboat. Again, HMS Portland’s rescue boat was used to conduct a transfer of personnel. HMS Portland remained on the spot throughout the rescue operation to provide communications and control between the Coastguard, lifeboat, rescue helicopter and yacht.The Coastguard helicopter returned to the scene having refuelled at Lee on Solent and winched the injured man to safety. The Skean Dhu continued passage towards Brixham with the assistance of the Weymouth lifeboat, whilst HMS Portland recovered her rescue boat team and paramedic, all of whom had been instrumental in this coordinated rescue.The frigate’s commanding officer, Cdr Mike Knott, said: “I am delighted that HMS Portland was able to assist in this successful rescue – our training and proficiency in boarding and helicopter operations helped ensure that a tricky situation was quickly and safely dealt with. We wish the injured man a safe and speedy recovery.”This has been a busy time for HMS Portland who remains at sea conducting training serials and trials off the South West Coast.[mappress]Source: royalnavy, November 03, 2011 View post tag: Help UK: Plymouth-Based Frigate HMS Portland Goes to Help Injured Yachtsman View post tag: goeslast_img read more

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USA: Maritime International to Move Overseas Production to Louisiana

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: International View post tag: Louisiana View post tag: to View post tag: usa Maritime International, which makes mooring systems and protective fenders for international harbors and the U.S Navy, is expanding … USA: Maritime International to Move Overseas Production to Louisiana (boston)[mappress]Source: boston, November 24, 2011; Image: maritimeinternational View post tag: Maritime View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: Move Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: overseas View post tag: production Industry news Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Maritime International to Move Overseas Production to Louisiana November 24, 2011last_img read more

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