A Maritime Review Of 2017

This 100-page book provides a snapshot of some of the events that occurred in the shipping industry during 2017 including ownership changes, notable deliveries, demolitions and losses. The year saw further consolidation in the container market with the sale of OOCL while the mergers announced in 2016 were finalised. In the tanker market, Euronav merged with Gener8 Maritime and DHT Holdings bought BW Group’s VLCC fleet. G2 Ocean, a joint venture between Gearbulk and Greig Star, was formed to operate their fleets of dry cargo open-hatch bulk carriers. Marine technology took a leap forward with the decision to construct the battery-powered YARA BIRKELAND, the world’s first autonomous ship, which will enter service in 2019 while LNG as a marine fuel also made a large step forward with more orders for dual-fuelled vessels. The year saw delivery of the UK’s aircraft carrier QUEEN ELIZABETH, the German Navy rejecting the first F-125 class frigate and the Peruvian Navy decommissioning the last gun-cruiser in service. In December the disappearance of the Argentine submarine SAN JUAN triggered an international search effort. The story of this interesting year is told using 186 high quality colour photographs supported by informative deep captions.

Authors: Krispen Atkinson, David Walker & Andrew McAlpine
ISBN: 978-0-9560769-7-7
Publication Date: July 2018
Member’s price: £10+p&p (£1.99 UK, £4.90 EU & Rest of the World)
Non-member’s price: £15+p&p (£1.99 UK, £4.90 EU & Rest of the World)

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