Cargotec's newly-approved fully-automatic MacGregor twistlock offers significant safety advantages and time-savings in port; shipowners appreciate these features and commercial references are growing. Through its MacGregor brand, Cargotec has an international reputation as a market leader in developing safe and efficient container securing equipment. This continues with the introduction of its new fully-automatic MacGregor C8A twistlock, which has recently gained Germanischer Lloyd approval. "During the approval process, the C8A twistlock passed the strictest testing and performance criteria to which a product can be subjected," said Erik Stenvik, Director, Lashings. "Maintaining our market-leading position as a container securing specialist requires continuous research and development," said Mr Stenvik. "We wanted to develop a design that successfully met or exceeded industry's changing operating requirements and all relevant ISO standards, without any compromise to safety." In addition to significant time savings in port, the new C8A twistlock offers important safety advantages for personnel involved with cargo-handling operations, because they are unlocked by the vertical lift of the discharging crane, rather than manually by stevedores. The C8A units also have a 'positive locking' mechanism that can manually lock the twistlock
International Shipholding Corp., in announcing its fourth quarter results yesterday, noted that while fourth quarter results were improved from the third quarter, the period was negatively impacted by lower results in the company’s TransAtlantic LASH service, which experienced reduced cargo volume largely because of U.S. sanctions on foreign steel imports. For the three months ended December 31, 2002, recorded revenue was $58.3 million versus $65
International Shipholding Corporation reported results for the year and quarter ended December 31, 2001. Net loss for the fourth quarter was $1.5 million as compared to net income of $775,000 for the fourth quarter of 2000. For the year ended December 31, 2001, the Company reported a net loss of $64.4 million as compared to net income of $836,000 during the year ended December 31, 2000. The annual results for 2001 reflect a previously reported asset write-down on "Assets
Cargotec has confirmed new orders worth around EUR 25 million to deliver MacGregor hatch covers, lashing bridges and fixed lashing gear for eleven 8,800 TEU container ships being built by Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering shipyard in South Korea. The MacGregor equipment will be delivered between mid-2012 and the end of 2013. The orders include an option for the delivery of MacGregor solutions for a further ten ships
Classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL) is offering container carriers additional flexibility to load more containers on deck, while maintaining required safety levels. With new route specific loading calculations, GL can assist container lines to accelerate cargo operations in ports and maintain a higher degree of loading flexibility. Based on long-term statistical data on wave conditions, GL has developed a new class notation for route dependent container stowage
Cargotec has expanded its portfolio with an automated lashing platform for fully automated quayside twistlock handling. Under the terms of an exclusive global licensing agreement, Cargotec has assumed full responsibility for KALP GmbH's automated lashing platform products and services. The platforms will be rebranded under Cargotec's daughter brand Kalmar. Today, stevedores manually remove twistlocks during the discharge process and fix them during the load process
Rickmers Shanghai, fourth in a chain of nine new Superflex Heavy Multi-Purpose Container (MPC) sister vessels being built in China for Hamburg-based global project liner and heavy lift specialist Rickmers-Linie, has loaded a heavy-lift consignment at the port of Moji in Japan. The vessel, delivered in March 2003, is deployed in the company's newly inaugurated Round-The-World Pearl String Service. Rickmers Shanghai, whose gear has been designed and constructed for the lifting of heavy cargo
The Cebu Daily News reported that all Sulpicio Lines vessels nationwide were ordered grounded by the Maritime Authority (Marina) following the sinking of the MV Princess of the Stars. A memorandum was issued by Administrator Vicente Sauso for personnel to inspect all Sulpicio Lines vessels to check whether they have lashing gears and have complied with cargo securing manuals. If the vessels fulfill requirements, they are allowed to sail.
According to a June 1 report from the Los Angeles Times, the State Lands Commission lashed out at Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's attempt to reverse its rejection of the first new oil drilling in California waters since 1969. At a contentious hearing in Santa Monica, the commission passed a resolution urging legislators not to go along with Schwarzenegger's plan, which would revive a drilling project off the Santa Barbara County coast that the commission killed in January.
International Shipholding Corporation reported results for the quarter ended September 30, 2001. Net loss for the third quarter was $165,000 as compared to net income of $418,000 for the third quarter of 2000. For the nine months of 2001, International Shipholding Corporation reported a net loss of $62.9 million as compared to net income of 461,000 during the first nine months of 2000. The nine-month results for 2001 reflect a previously reported asset impairment loss of “Assets
Atlas Enterprises recently moved the heaviest object employees have transported since it was founded as Ron Holland Housemoving in the early 70s. The superyacht, a 215-foot and 480-ton structure, is equipped with a swimming pool on deck that doubles as a helicopter pad when the pool cover closes
Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce announces 11 sailing schooners will visit the harbor for 'Windjammer Days'. The 2013 Windjammer Days are scheduled to take place June 25 and 26, 2013, with the schooners appearing in Linekin Bay on Tuesday the 25th and in the harbor on Wednesday the 26th
Lloyd’s Register’s BoxMax service, and accompanying notations, aims to enable operators to load more cargo more flexiblyvby increasing and optimizing container stack weights, taking into account voyage (V) and weather (W) specific conditions.
Floating craft like motor yachts, sailing yachts or catamarans are quite a regular sight on Rickmers-Linie vessels. However, the ferry which Rickmers-Linie carried from Bangladesh to Denmark on board the long-term charter vessel Baltic Winter is remarkable.
Into Largest Canadian Flag Con/Ro Ship Seated at his desk with a view of St. John’s harbour, Oceanex Executive Chairman Captain Sid Hynes is highlighting the innovation in the Oceanex Connaigra, Oceanex Inc.,’s 210-m custom-designed container/roll on roll off (Con/Ro) ice class
Cargotec receives another large order for MacGregor cargo access packages for 5 Container/RoRo (ConRo) in China. Cargotec's MacGregor has received another large order, following the MacGregor RoRo cargo access equipment order from South Korea announced on 6, March 2013
The Forum looked at a broad spectrum of topics concerning container shipping including: stowage and lashing, the potential for LNG vessels and bunkering, trends in the liner markets, high tensile steel and thick materials for ship building, pilotage and maneuvering XXL container ships in the
Crowley Maritime subsidiary, Jensen Maritime complete design of 2 ASD tugboats & a deck cargo barge for Harley Marine. Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering company Jensen Maritime recently completed the designs of two new ASD tugs
Jensen Maritime, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering company, recently completed the designs of two new ASD tugs, based on the popular Valor tugboat design, and a 250’ x 70’ x 15’ 8” deck barge for customer Harley Marine
US Fab, a Vigor Industrial company, will soon begin construction on a 250’x70’x15’8” deck barge for Harley Marine Services at Vigor’s Swan Island shipyard in Portland, Oregon. This purpose built barge was designed by Jensen Maritime Consultants to transport a wide
The sheer magnitude of insurance claims year on year within the shipping industry is striking. The complexities that now come with these claims is placing increasing pressure on surveyors to employ ever more sophisticated techniques in their quest to determine the reasons behind an incident
Tugs Take on Different Jobs but Underwriting Elements Are the Same Moving 30 barges at once takes the sure hand of a tugboat pilot who knows how to maneuver a flotilla through the twists and turns of the Mississippi River. Lashed together, three across and 10 long
As part of a US$50-million contract Geodis Wilson will manage the transport of 16 lock gates, each weighing more than 4,000 tons, for Panama Canal expansion project. An initial vessel, carrying four of the gates will depart from Italy in February 2013 and will be followed by a further three
One of the first ships in the world to use a DC bus system for the main electrical installation recently entered service – the 'Abis Dover'. Built by ShipKits shipyared in a project that included Vuyk Engineering Groningen, Alewijnse Marine Systems, all based in The Netherlands
Plymouth (UK) passengers take cruise ship company to court for compensation for storm injuries on North Atlantic cruise Holidaymakers who say they endured a nightmare voyage across the Atlantic when their cruise ship was lashed by high winds have taken their compensation claims to the High Court