Hamburg Bulk Carriers (HBC) has ordered three 43,500 dwt bulk carriers plus options for 9 more from Qingshan Shipyard. The buyerss add that two and a half years of work was invested into this project to build up to 12 bulk carriers of about 43.500 dwt of which the first delivery is expected in the last quarter of 2014. The design is a modification of a standard design developed by Deltamarin of Finland. Model tests confirmed the high expectations of extremely low consumption of fuel oil which is less than 20 mt fuel oil daily, and added to this advantage the ships will also have a very shallow draft. The vessels will have 5 cargohold of "boxy" double skinned construction and 4 cranes of 35 mt and grabs.This step forward will further enhance HBC's position on the global markets as this newly designed type of bulk carrier will be able to outperform the majority of competing (even modern) bulk carrier designs. The vessels will be managed technically by TMS Ship Management and commercially by HBC from its offices in Hamburg and Singapore.
The latest batch of orders for Deltamarin's B.Delta design bulk carriers comes from international shipowners, all to be built in China. The B.Delta43 order by the German ship owner HBC Hamburg Bulk Carriers at CSC Qingshan Shipyard and the B.Delta37 order by the Tunisian ship owner Transbulk at Yangfan shipyard are the latest additions to Deltamarin’s B.Delta series. On top of these new orders, China Navigation Company (CNCo) has exercised an option for another four B
According to the Tribune Review, an aging barge fleet coupled with high scrap steel pricing and demand from the biodiesel and ethanol industries has launched a barge-building boom, the likes of which hasn't been seen since the 1970s, industry experts say. Brownsville Marine Products, LLC, of Fayette County, hopes to cash in on the construction boom, and is building barges as it can, carrying on a tradition of barge building on that stretch of the Monongahela River that began with the old
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, cost-plus fixed fee contract by the U.S. Navy Space and , (SSC-SD) for C4ISR Systems Lifecycle Support Services. The period of performance is a three-year base period worth up to $59m. Two additional award term periods raise the potential value to $189m. Under this new contract, Lockheed Martin will provide a range of C4ISR System Lifecycle Support Services to the SSC-SD C4ISR Programs office located in