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STX Gets Orders for Tankers

GESCO(Great Eastern Shipping Co., Ltd.) of India has ordered four 47,400 DWT Product Oil/Chemical Tankers from STX Shipbuilding. The vessels ordered have a length of 183m, a breadth of 32.2m, a depth of 19.1m with a service speed of 14.8 knots. The tankers are scheduled to be delivered by 2007. GESCO is an Indian government enterprise established in 1948, and this is its first dealing with STX Shipbuilding.

Flensburger Gets Orders for RoRos

Cobelfret NV of Belgium has exercised two options for Flensburger’s ConRo 220 type. The new vessels measure 641 ft. The first vessel will be delivered in November 2010, and the second vessel in February 2011. Since 1998 FSG has acquired 38 contracts for RoRo Ferries.

Samsung Gets Orders for 14 Ships

According to reports, Samsung Heavy Industries Co., has received orders for 14 container ships worth $1.5 billion from three companies including Panama's Naviera Daniela SA and Greece's Danaos Shipping Co. Samsung Heavy will deliver the ships by November 2009, the said in a regulatory filing to the Korea stock exchange today. The orders today raise Samsung Heavy's total for the year to date to $6.9 billion, 90 percent of its 2006 target.

Imtech Gets Orders for $64M

Imtech received orders from numerous ship owners and German shipyards for technological solutions on board several German yachts and cruise ships. These orders are worth a total of over $64. In the second half of 2005, Imtech has seen the maritime market segment for luxury yachts and cruise ships pick up in a number of European countries. Especially Germany has undergone a positive market development. Imtech a very strong player in this segment in Europe

Kuwait Orders Chemical Tankers from HHI

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard gets order for four chemical tankers.   Hyundai Mipo Dockyard said it had received an order worth $250 million to build four chemical tankers for Kuwait despite the world's shipbuilding industry downturn. Under the contract signed Tuesday in Kuwait, Hyundai Mipo -- a subsidiary of Hyundai Heavy Industries -- will deliver the four tankers to the state-run Kuwait Oil Tanker Company by August 2014

Cruise Ship Repair & Conversion Orders for MHI

Nippon Maru: Photo credit Mitsui OSK

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) gets orders to carry out repair & conversion of the liners 'Nippon Maru' & 'Fuji Maru'. MHI has received orders from Mitsui O.S.K. Passenger Line, Ltd. (MOPAS) and Nippon Charter Cruise, Ltd. (NCC) for repair and conversion work on the Nippon Maru and Fuji Maru, respectively. The work will be performed at MHI's Yokohama Dockyard & Machinery Works in Kanagawa Prefecture between mid-December and the end of January 2013.

FBM Babcock Marine Gets Order

FBM Babcock Marine has been awarded an order for six 86-ft. aircrew training vessels by SMIT International (Scotland) Ltd. The order follows the U.K. MOD award of a contract following competition under the Public Private Partnership Program to SMIT International for the provision of aircrew training and firing range safety services. The FBM Babcock Marine vessels will be used by SMIT International to train military aircrew in marine survival techniques and be delivered within 16 months

Vosta Gets Order for Cutter Suction Dredge

Vosta LMG has been awarded a contract for a cutter suction dredge CSD750 by International Seaport Dredging Ltd., a joint venture company of the Belgian dredging major Dredging International (member of the DEME group) and the Indian construction giant Larsen & Toubro. The dredge will be used for dredging projects throughout India due to the growing demand from the Indian market for dredging operations. The mono hull cutter suction dredge design and characteristics has been defined in

Korea Shipbuilders Eye Orders from Brazil

According to a report from Manila Bulletin Publishing, South Korea's four shipbuilders will meet executives of Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), in Seoul the week of April 20, in hopes of getting vessel orders worth more than $25b, the companies said. (Source: Manila Bulletin Publishing)

Korea Shipyard to Build Icebreaking LNG Carrier

LNG carrier in terminal: File photo CCL

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has won the first battle in the war among the shipbuilders to obtain orders for vessels to participate in the Russian Arctic 'Yamal Project' by getting the world’s first order for an icebreaking LNG carrier, reports BusinessKorea. The South Korean shipbuilder informed BusinessKorea that it received the order worth US$367.4 million from Russia’s state-run shipper Sovcomflot, and will deliver the vessel by the end of June 2016.

LR Approves GTT Pressurized Membrane Systems

Lloyd’s Register specialists have issued GTT an Approval in Principle (AIP) for a membrane cargo containment system (CCS) for bunker ships to allow an increase in vapor pressure of up to 2barg.   The AIP follows a joint research and innovation program between GTT and LR investigating

Yangzijiang Secures Two VLGC Orders

Image by Yangzijiang Shipbuilding

 The Singapore-listed and China-based shipbuilder Yangzijiang Shipbuilding has secured new orders worth $730m, including two very large gas carriers, between September and October.   The  two 84,000 cbm very large gas carriers (VLGCs) were ordered by Shanghai Zhenrong Energy.

Maersk Line Slashes Costs, Jobs on Asia-Europe Slowdown

Photo: Maersk Line

Maersk Line, the world's largest container shipping company, said on Wednesday it will slash costs, cut staff by almost a fifth and pull out of vessel orders as trade along the busiest routes in the world, from Asia to Europe, slows down.  

Tanker Rate Spike Dents Efforts to Store Oil Glut at Sea

Record high freight rates are creating more headaches for traders looking to house millions of barrels of unsold crude oil and who already face potential losses due to record high stocks.   They have to decide on whether to use tankers for longer term storage until they can sell their

Migrants brawl on Greek island as refugee ship lies empty

Eleftherios Venizelos

  Migrants desperate to get off the Greek island of Kos fought each other on Saturday while nearby a passenger ship chartered to house and process refugees lay empty 24 hours after it had arrived. Outside the island's main police station, about 50 migrants from Afghanistan

Exercise Cutlass Express 2016 Nations Meet in Tanzania


  Maritime professionals from South and East Africa, Europe, Indian Ocean nations and the U.S. met for the Cutlass Express 2016 Main Planning Event (MPE) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Aug. 4 – 7. The four-day planning event aimed to further develop exercise scenarios for partner nations

HSL in Pact with Hyundai to Build Fleet Support Ships?

Image: Hindustan Shipyard Limited

 Hindustan Shipyard Ltd., the largest shipbuilding enterprise under Indian Ministry of Defence, and world’s premier shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) are likely to undertake joint construction of self-propelled fleet support ships (FSS) for the Indian Navy

Sanctioned Shipyard Hopes for Icebreaker Deals

On a sunny day on the Helsinki seafront, sparks fly from steel welding at the bustling Arctech shipyard, which seems insulated from Finland's economic recession as it strives to meet an order book that stretches into 2017. The world's biggest manufacturer of icebreakers

Juggling Follows New Ship Capacity

Photo: Maersk Group

With China’s COSCO confirming its $1.5-billion order of 11 new 19,000 TEU ships for delivery in 2018, the “arms race” for Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCV) of over 18,000 TEU continues but carriers are having to be more creative when deciding where to deploy smaller

2 Rescued from Sailboat Near Hobucken, NC

Courtesy USCG

  The Coast Guard rescued two people on Wednesday from the Neuse River near Hobucken. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a mayday call on VHF-FM Channel 16 at 6:39 p.m. from a man and woman aboard the 23-foot sailboat, Sentimental Journey

Philadelphia Express Assist Distressed Cuban Rafters

Crowley-Managed Philadelphia Express Provides Assistance to Distressed Cuban Rafters near Key West

  The Crowley-managed, Philadelphia Express – a 3,237 TEU container ship ­– recently provided assistance to nine Cubans on a makeshift raft adrift near Key West, Fla.   As the vessel was steaming from Houston, Texas to Savannah, Ga

GTT Receives 3rd FSRU Order of 2015

GTT, a designer of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of liquefied natural gas (LNG), announced it has won a new order for a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) from the Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries.  

Containership Aids Distressed Cuban Rafters

Philadelphia Express (Photo: Crowley)

The Crowley-managed, Philadelphia Express – a 3,237 TEU containership – recently provided assistance to nine Cubans on a makeshift raft adrift near Key West, Fla. As the vessel was steaming from Houston, Texas to Savannah, Ga., crewmembers spotted the floating object with people aboard

S. Korea Keeps Top Spot in Shipbuilding Beating China, Japan in Q3

Image: Hyundai Heavy

 South Korean shipbuilders have ranked first in the world outpacing Chinese and Japanese rivals in terms of new orders in the third quarter of the year, reports Yonhap quoting  Clarkson Research Services.   South Korean shipyards bagged new orders totaling 2

Mississippi River Basin Gets a Grade of D+

Image: Big River Coalition

The Mississippi River basin has gotten a report card from a group that monitors watershed health and economic impact — and the grade is D+.   The organization, America's Watershed Initiative, cited the poor condition of infrastructure such as locks and dams

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