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Deck Crane with Synchronized Control Functions by MHI

Deck crane with synchronized control functions

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has completed delivery of the first three units of a 50-ton deck crane featuring a newly-developed synchronized control system, for a long-cargo transport ship constructed by Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co., Ltd. The synchronized control system of the three deck cranes enables safe and efficient loading and unloading of long cargo, playing a major role in the world's longest long-cargo transportation project. The synchronized control system allows simultaneous and uniform control of three deck cranes - which have been controlled only independently - by a single operator, for hoisting and jib elevation tasks. In addition to operations from the operator's cabin, operations can also be controlled remotely on deck. A (patent-pending) function that enables switching of the hook control reference position to either the hull or wharf is also provided. This function enables smooth cargo handling irrespective of the hull's inclination. Besides the safety features provided on standard cranes, the new 50-ton deck cranes are equipped with precaution alarms by a buzzer and lamps depending on the applied load and an automatic stop function as an overload protection system. The new deck cranes also have a "deviation-overrun" function that halts operation when the deviation of the hook position or the jib angle between the three cranes exceeds its tolerance

Aker Yards Names New COO

Aker Yards has appointed Sang-Ho Shin as Chief Operating Officer (COO).   Shin comes from a position as vice president of STX Shipbuilding in , where he has been chief for the Jinhae shipyard. Sang-Ho Shin has held several senior management positions within the STX group since 1980, and has a university education within industrial strategy and mechanical engineering.  Aker Yards, Mr. Shin will focus on production efficiency, procurement, logistics, knowledge transfer

Daewoo Heavy President Safe For Now

While many of troubled Daewoo Group’s top executives have been ousted by South Korean creditors who rescued the troubled Daewoo Group from collapse last July, it appears that the head of the shipbuilding division will stay. Creditors voted to retain Daewoo Heavy Industries President Shin Young-kyun as president of its shipbuilding division and picked Yang Jae-shin, president of Daewoo Motor's Poland subsidiary, to lead Daewoo Heavy's machinery division.

ABS and DSME Offer New Sloshing Analysis Methodology for FLNG


(Houston, TX---)   Class society ABS and Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) are concluding a one-year joint development program (JDP) examining critical wave conditions for sloshing model tests and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in the cargo tanks of floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) vessels. The results will offer  the industry a new methodology to determine critical sloshing conditions more efficiently than in the past and the

Shipbuilders Struggle in Challenging Market

Shipyards in the major exporting regions all report significant year-on-year drops in new contracting activity. For new-buildings there is no doubt that the market continues to remain challenging, particularly for the larger and more conventionally orientated facilities, observes Clarkson Hellas in its recent bulletin. With conventional demand so far being focused primarily on the mid‐sized segments of the market

Global Ocean Trade: Latest Shipbuilding Orders

Ships bow: File photo

Orders for gas carriers placed with Korean and Japanese shipyards figure prominently amongst the latest newbuilding orders noted in the latest Clarkson Hellas S&P Weekly Bulletin. Dry bulk carriers Pan Ocean have placed an order for two firm 207,000 dwt Newcastlemaxes at New Times, with both vessels due to deliver within the second half of 2016. Also in China, Clarkson Hellas mentions that Conti Reederei have extended their order for 64

Midsized Korean Shipbuilders on the Rise

While shipbuilding giants such as Hyundai, Samsung and Daewoo are devouring orders for ultra-large vessels with unmatched technology, midsized shipbuilders are expanding facilities and revving up exports to beat Chinese and Japanese counterparts. Seven Korean shipbuilders managed to dominate the world's top posts in terms of order backlogs thanks to years of technological development and lavish investment on facility expansion.

Cheoy Lee Shipyards Delivers New Tugs

RAmparts 3000 Tug/ Image: Robert Allan Ltd.

Cheoy Lee Shipyards handed over the first in a series of four RAmparts 3000 tugs designed by Robert Allan Ltd. To owners; Hong Kong United Dockyards (HUD). The Taikoo is the latest edition of the RAmparts class design from Robert Allan Ltd., and derives its name from a historic dockyard in Hong Kong operated by Butterfield and Swire beginning in 1907. The yard was responsible for building some of the largest ships in the world during the early 1900's

Strong Track-record Wins Repeat MacGregor Orders

A series of new MacGregor offshore winch orders, secured in October, will serve the strong demand for maintenance, hook-up and commissioning services for existing oil platforms within the shallow water region of the Malay basin, says Francis Wong, Director, Segment Sales and Marketing, Offshore.   "As oil prices remain high and oil majors continue to invest in exploration and production activities in the region

Latest Global Deep-Sea Shipbuilding Orders

COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard: Image courtesy of COSCO

China shipyards as usual again figure prominently in the weekly round-up of contracts placed in an active market for ocean shipping set out in the latest Clarkson Hellas S+P Weekly Bulletin as follows: Dry bulk carriers Sinotrans Shipping have signed contracts for two firm 78,000 DWT Panamax at Jiangnan Shipyard. This order is understood by Clarkson Hellas to have been under discussion for some time, and commits two remaining slots within end 2015 basis the yard’s existing Panamax

CMA CGM Takes Second Guyanamax Boxship


  The CMA CGM Group Informed that the CMA CGM MARSEILLE – 2nd vessel of its GUYANAMAX 3 - vessels series – was delivered in South Korea on July 29th. This 2,100 TEU containers capacity vessel – including 530 Reefer containers – is 190 meters long and 30 meters wide

Polymer Serves an Array of Workboat Applications

(Image: Vesconite)

Workboats are built for a diverse range of purposes, but they all share the need for trouble-free bushings and bearings. Answering this call, Vesconite offers a line of low-friction, long-lived polymers that it says thrive in a dirty, marine environment.  

Scorpio Tankers to Sell Assets, Upsize Credit Facility

Press release - Scorpio Tankers announced an agreement to sell STI Highlander, newbuilding vessel deliveries, and the upsizing of a previously announced credit facility. The company reached an agreement to sell its 2007-built Handymax product tanker, STI Highlander, for approximately $19

Crowley Acquires Jones Act Tankers

Crowley Takes Delivery of First of Four New, Jones Act Tankers from Aker Philadelphia Shipyard

  Crowley Maritime Corp. took delivery of Ohio, the first of four new, Jones Act, product tankers this week from Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI), the wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA. The delivery is momentous not only for Crowley

Scorpio Tankers Orders 4 LR2 Tankers

Courtesy Scorpio Tankers

  Scorpio Tankers Inc. informs it has entered agreements to purchase four LR2 product tankers. The company has also recently taken delivery of three newbuilding vessels. Scorpio Tankers reached agreements with two unrelated third parties to purchase an aggregate of four LR2 product

Norwegian Dawn Arrives In Boston

Norwegian Dawn. Photo: NCL Corporation Ltd

 The Norwegian Dawn, the cruise liner that ran aground as she left Bermuda this week, has arrived in Boston.   A story in the Boston Herald says, “Passengers on a cruise ship that ran aground on a reef near Bermuda during a seven-day vacation shrugged their shoulders and said the

First Gas Turbine-powered LNG Carrier Granted AIP

Shin Hyun-soo, CTO of HHI (sixth from left) and Jeremy Barns, Commercial Marketing Director of GE Aviation Marine (seventh from left) are holding the AIP certificate that HHI and GE received from Lloyd’s Register for COGES Powered 174,000 m3 LNG Carrier (Photo: HHI)

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) announced it has jointly developed world’s first gas turbine-powered 174,000 m3 LNG carrier with GE Aviation and Marine and has secured Approval in Principle (AIP) on the vessel from the U.K.-based Lloyd’s Register.  

HHI, GE Win AIP for Gas Turbine-powered Carrier

Mr. Shin Hyun-soo, CTO of HHI (sixth from left) and Mr. Jeremy Barns, Commercial Marketing Director of GE Aviation Marine (seventh from left) are holding AIP certificate that HHI and GE received from Lloyd’s Register

  Hyundai Heavy Industries announced today that the company has jointly developed world’s first gas turbine-powered 174,000 m3 LNG carrier with GE Aviation and Marine (GE), a leading industrial gas turbine maker, and has secured Approval in Principle (AIP) on the vessel from the

India Shortlists 5 Shipyards for $10.1 Bln Submarines Project

Image: Indian Navy

 India's top government committee has selected five Indian shipyards to compete for an Rs 64,000-crore ($10.1 Bln) project to build high-tech submarines for the navy.   The Indian Navy will soon invite tenders for building six conventional submarines after a high-level committee of the

India to Float Tenders for Six New Submarines Soon

Image: Indian Navy

 The Indian Navy will soon invite tenders for building six conventional submarines after a high-level committee of the Defence Ministry submitted its report identifying shipyards capable of executing the about $10.1 billion project.   

Scorpio Buys Two Product Tankers

Photo: Scorpio Tankers Inc

 Scorpio Tankers has purchased an MR product tanker, currently under construction at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, for around $37mln and a LR2 product tanker, currently under construction at Daehan Shipbuilding, for around $58.5mln.   MR product tanker is scheduled for delivery in September

New OSV-inspired Ferry for the Fiji Islands

Photo courtesy of United Ship Design

In recent decades there have been great advances in design of crewboats and offshore supply vessels to meet the needs of the petroleum industry.  Recently a number of nations have turned to these designs as inspiration for naval craft. Now the Government Shipping Services of the Fiji Islands

First Guyanamax Ship Joins CMA CGM Fleet

NEFGUI line (Image: CMA CGM)

  The CMA CGM Group upgrades its fleet calling North Brazil, French Guyana and the Caribbean; takes delivery of the CMA CGM Cayenne, the first vessel of the Guyanamax three-vessel series    Container shippers the CMA CGM Group announce that the CMA CGM Cayenne

Navig8 Amessi joins the Delta8 Pool

Navig8 tanker

  Navig8 Chemicals is pleased to announce the delivery of Navig8 Amessi, the eleventh of eighteen ECO 37,000dwt chemical tankers constructed at Korea's Hyundai Mipo Dockyard ("HMD"). We welcome the latest addition to our growing pool:

Diana Charters Containership to Maersk

m/v Great (Photo: Diana Containerships)

Container shipping company Diana Containerships Inc. announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it entered into a time charter contract with Maersk Line A/S for one of its Post-Panamax container vessels, the m/v Great.   

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