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Two More Ships for Colombo Dockyard

According to a report from the Daily News out of Sri Lanka, the Colombo Dockyard undertook to handle two LPG carriers which will generate around $1.6m to the country, Colombo Dockyard Managing Director Mangala Yapa told Daily News Business. The Shipping Corporation of India, owned LPG carriers Nanga Parbat (17,601DWT) and Anapurna (17,601DWT) sister ships called in for lay up and dry docking repairs during February and March 2011 respectively.   (Source: Daily News)  


Sri Lanka’s Dockyard Says Only Talks no Shipyards

Colombo Dockyard Ltd. (CDL) said it was in the preliminary stage of talks with Croatian shipbuilders on possible collaboration but says there is no joint venture plan for a yard in Hambantota. It said in a statement to the Colombo Stock Exchange that the idea of possible collaboration in shipbuilding between Croatia and Sri Lanka was mooted by the Sri Lanka mission in Vienna. Last Thursday, minister for enterprise development and investment promotion, Sarath Amunugama


Colombo Dockyard’s Revenues Rise

According to a report from the Sunday Times, Colombo Dockyard, of which Japan's Onomichi Dockyard has a 51% stake, has released its financials for the twelve months to end-December 2010, indicating a group revenue of Rs. 14.5b, compared to Rs. 13.49b for the same period last year. However, it was an increase in group cost of sales to Rs. 11.22b, from Rs. 9.98b.   (Source: the Sunday Times)


French Woman Captured by Somali Pirates Released by EUNAVFOR

On 10 September EUNAVFOR Operation ATALANTA assets intercepted and forcibly stopped a suspected Somali Pirate skiff which was involved in the abduction of a crew member from the French Sailing Yacht (SY) TRIBAL KAT. The successful operation resulted in the safe release of Mrs Colombo, who was unharmed. Seven persons suspected of carrying out the pirating and abduction have been detained. On 8 September, responding to a distress call


Offshore Platform/ROV Support Vessel Delivered

Singapore's Greatship Global Offshore Services Pte. Ltd. takes delivery of the vessel from Colombo Dockyard, Sri Lnaka. Greatship Global Offshore Services Pte. Ltd. (GGOS), a Singapore incorporated subsidiary of Greatship (India) Limited (GIL), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Great Eastern Shipping Company Limited has taken delivery of a Platform/ROV  Support Vessel, Greatship Ragini. Greatship Ragini is a DP2 vessel


Sri Lanka Backs China Port City Deal After Threat to Cancel

Sri Lanka's cabinet said on Thursday it would allow a $1.5 billion "port city" deal with China to go ahead, apparently dropping its earlier threats to cancel the project, approved by the last government. Cabinet Spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said new President Maithripala Sirisena would however discuss with Beijing controversial arangements over the freehold of land to be used, when he visited China in March.


Sri Lanka Begins Building Berth At Eastern Port

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority has begun construction of a $16 million berth in the eastern Trincomalee Harbor to increase cargo handling, according to ports ministry officials. Work on the new berth, which will be able to handle both break-bulk and container traffic and would accommodate vessels up to 50,000 tons, is expected to be completed by July 2001. Trincomalee Harbor, approximately 150 miles northeast of the capital Colombo


Pact Signed for Drydock Project

Ahmed bin Abdulnabi Macki, minister of finance and national economy and deputy chairman of the Financial Affairs and Energy Resources Council, signed on behalf of the Sultanate's government while Nam San-tae, Daewoo chief executive officer and president, signed on behalf of his company. As per the 10-year agreement, Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. Ltd, will provide administrative and technical support


Malta Drydocks: Johnson Out, Seeking New CEO

Malta Drydocks has issued an international call for applicants for a new chief executive after dismissing the British incumbent a year before his contract expires. Malta Drydocks said it had terminated the contract of Chief Executive Barry Johnson following disappointing financial results for the first five months of this year. "Malta Drydocks will be intensifying its efforts to improve operations because productivity is still low when compared to competitors," the dockyard said.


Chemoil Enters Sri Lankan Bunker Market

Chemoil Corporation has commenced supplying bunkers in Sri Lanka. Local deliveries will be made by Lanka Bunkering Services Ltd. (LBS), a joint venture between Chemoil and local company, Sri Lanka Shipping Company (SLSC). SLSC is a well known shipping company in Sri Lanka who until recently sold bunkers using its subsidiary Lanka Maritime Services (LMS). Chemoil will join forces with SLSC, using its international network of customers and global experience in combination with SLSC's well


MSC's Falcon Service Between Asia and M.E.

Courtesy MSC

  Mediterranean Shipping Company has announced the start of a new dedicated service between Asia and the Middle East called the New Falcon service. Once the service commences, customers can enjoy improved transit times to Jebel Ali, 24 days from Xingang, 20 days from Shanghai


Sri Lanka Says No to Docking of Chinese Submarines

Image: The Directorate General of Merchant Shipping

 Sri Lanka declared that it will not allow Chinese submarines to dock in its waters as part of a new policy barring hosting of foreign submarines.   Sri Lanka's new Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said on Saturday in Beijing that the new government in Colombo will not allow a


Tank Coating for Navig8 Chemical Carrier Newbuilds

Photo: AkzoNobel

Shipowner Navig8 is progressing application of Interline9001, an advanced cargo tank coating from AkzoNobel’s International marine coating product range, on a series of 18 chemical tankers currently under construction at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, South Korea.   


Sri Lanka Okays Construction on Stalled Chinese Port Project

Port City Layout: Sri Lanka Port Authority

 Sri Lankan government has approved the construction of a breakwater for a Chinese funded Colombo port city project which had been suspended by the government earlier this month.    The decision was taken, following a request made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe


Shipbuilding: Navigator Holdings Orders Two LPG Carriers

(Photo: Navigator Gas)

Navigator Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NVGS) announced that it has ordered two 22,000 cubic meter semi-refrigerated liquefied gas carriers at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) in South Korea at a construction cost of $51 million each. The vessels are scheduled to be delivered in January and


Fire-stricken Shipbuilder Enters Voluntary Administration

The Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS Bundaberg caught fire while undergoing maintenance in August (Photo courtesy of the Royal Australian Navy)

Brisbane-based shipbuilders Aluminium Boats Australia Pty Ltd has been placed into voluntary administration after a shipyard fire in August has set the company toward financial instability. The fire, which occurred at the company’s Hemmant dockyard 11 weeks ago


HHI Subsidiary to Shed POSCO Stake

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co Ltd said on Tuesday it had decided to sell a stake worth 286 billion Korean won ($260.46 million) in steelmaker POSCO , in a bid to improve its balance sheet. Hyundai Mipo, a shipbuilding affiliate of world's largest shipbuilder, Hyundai Heavy Industries


CMA CGM Upgrades Asia - E.Africa Service

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CMA CGM to improve its ASEA service between Asia and East Africa with the launching of ASEA Kenya and ASEA Tanzania. The CMA CGM Group’s Asia-East Africa (ASEA) service upgrade is scheduled to begin December 2014 with the launch of two new services


Sri Lanka Opposition Vows to Scrap China Port Deal if Wins Election

A leader of Sri Lanka's opposition said he would scrap a $1.5 billion deal with China Communications Construction Co Ltd to build a port city if the challenger to President Mahinda Rajapaksa wins next month's election. Chinese President Xi Jinping launched the project


MacGregor Wins Fujian Southeast Shipyard Contract

MacGregor deck machinery orders

  MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won a contract from Fujian Southeast Shipyard in China to supply deck equipment packages for two 78m anchor-handling/offshore support vessels under construction for Singapore-based Adhart Shipping Pte Ltd


Vizag Port to Become Transshipment Hub

Courtesy: Visakhapatnam Port Trust

India will develop Visakhapatnam, the largest city in the state of Andhra Pradesh, into a regional container transshipment hub.  According to Visakhapatnam Port Trust Chairman M.T. Krishna Babu as part of transshipment hub plan, feeder services to Haldia, Kolkata


Sri Lanka Softens Stance on China Port City dealD

Sri Lanka's new government said on Thursday it might renegotiate a $1.5 billion "port city" deal with China Communications Construction Co Ltd, softening its pre-election threat to scrap the project.   New Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, before last month's presidential vote


VOC Port Begins Cargo Shipping to Dubai

Image:  V.O. Chidambaranar Port

 The first regular container service to Dubai from V.O. Chidambaranar Port in India commenced on Tuesday.  Chairman of the VOC Port Trust S. Anantha Chandra Bose inaugurated the service being operated by Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal Private Limited on the 8{+t} {+h} berth of the port


Maersk Line Jordan Connects Aqaba to South India

Photo credit: Maersk Line Jordan

 Maersk Line Jordan rolled out its new ME5 service, which directly connects Aqaba to South India and the Western Mediterranean.   The ME5 service aims to improve maritime transport in the Kingdom, with direct calls to Aqaba from key global logistical hubs and faster transit times


Maritime Security Top Priority for Nigeria

Goodluck Jonathan in Facebook

 Nigerian maritime industry has hailed President Goodluck Jonathan over what they called the "giant strides" he has made in the sector and lauded him for the steps it has taken to tackle the challenges.  The Legal Adviser/General Secretary, MWN, Mr






 
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