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Sperry Navigation Systems for 7 Bulk Carriers

Jeanne Usher, managing director, Sperry Marine business unit, Northrop Grumman.

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract by Peter Dohle Schiffahrts-KG to supply the Integrated Bridge Systems, including navigation, voyage data recorders and radio systems, to seven new bulk carrier ships. Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine business unit will supply the equipment to Jiangsu Hantong Shipyard in Nantong, Jiangsu, China. The full Integrated Bridge System package will include VisionMaster FT Radars, VisionMaster FT ECDIS, Magnetic Compass System, Echosounder, VoyageMaster G4 Voyage Data Recorder, Gyrocompass, GMDSS Radio, Autopilot and Steering Control System and Speed Logs. "This award extends the longstanding business relationship that we have with Peter Dohle," said Jeanne A. Usher, Managing Director, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine. "These new bulk carriers will be equipped with a broad array of the most advanced navigation and data systems commercially available today." Deliveries for the 38,800 deadweight tonnage bulk carriers will take place between April 2015 and September 2016, with installations beginning during the second half of 2014. Based in Hamburg, Germany, Peter Dohle Schiffahrts-KG is a leading provider of shipping services worldwide. northropgrumman.com  


China Shipyard Delivers Another Supramax Bulk Carrier

57,000 dwt Bulk Carrier: Photo credit COSCO

COSCO Corporation (Singapore) Limited says its COSCO Dalian shipyard has delivered the 57,000 dwt bulk ship 'Guotou' to its Asian buyer. The new bulk carrier measures 189.99 meters in LOA, 32.26 meters in breadth and 18 meters in depth. About COSCO Shipyard Group Founded in June 2001, COSCO Shipyard Group Co., Ltd, is a subsidiary of China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO), specializing in large vessel construction, marine engineering, construction and conversion


Cosco Shipyard Gets New Orders

Cosco has secured new shipbuilding contracts for its shipyard in Zhoushan, China, ChannelNewsAsia.com reported. One of the contracts is to build 12 new bulk carriers of 57,000 dead weight tons each. A second contract is for four pure car and truck carriers that can carry 5,000 vehicles each. They were awarded by a sister company, Cosco International Ship Trading. The ships are to be delivered between December next year and October 2009.


NOC Supplies Italian Bulk Carriers

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected to supply the bridge navigation systems for three new bulk carriers being built in China for Italian shipowner Deiulemar Shipping. Each of the ships is to be fitted with the company’s Sperry Marine VisionMaster FT S- and X-band radars, gyrocompass, autopilot, steering control, speed log, echosounder, voyage data recorder and other navigation systems. The equipment is being supplied through Telemar


China-built, CSL's Fourth New Laker Homeward Bound

Personnel Laker Baie Comeau

The last of Canada Steamship Lines’ (CSL) four newbuild Trillium Class self-unloading Lakers, the 'Baie Comeau', set sail June 30, on her maiden voyage from Chengxi Shipyard in Jiangyin, China, en route to Montreal, Quebec, for service on the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Seaway. Commanding the Baie Comeau as she crosses the Pacific Ocean and transits through the Panama Canal is Captain Andriy Bondarenko, with Chief Engineer Francis Cotton


Baltic Trading Take Delivery of Capesize, & Charter Out

Bulk carrier image CCL

Baltic Trading Limited has accepted delivery of the first of two new bulk carriers, 'Baltic Tiger', a 179,185 dwt Capesize vessel, and found a time charter for the vessel without delay. The Baltic Tiger delivered to its charterer, Swissmarine Services S.A., has commenced a spot market-related time charter for 10.5 to 13.5 months. The rate for the spot market-related time charter, which is subject to the completion of definitive documentation, is based on 102


ABS President Comments on Bulk Carrier Safety

At the Seatrade International Maritime Convention in London, ABS President and CEO, Robert Somerville commented on Bulk Carrier Safety.It was in the tumultuous period when the tanker industry was still trying to adjust to OPA90, to the mandate for double hulls, to the uncertainties of COFRs and all the rest of the restrictions that were being placed on their operations.It was also a time when there had been a casualty, with a small amount of pollution, involving a bulk carrier


Corpus Christi Port Reduces its Security Surcharge

Port Commissioners approved a 25% reduction in the Port of Corpus Christi Authority security surcharge on wharfage and dockage effective April 1, 2011. The reduction will provide an estimated $900,000 cost savings to our customers and help the Port maintain a competitive advantage. “The Port is always looking for better ways to serve our customers. Reducing the security surcharge will not cut security efforts or personnel.” said Mike Carrell, Port Commission Chairman.  


St. Johns Delivers Tugs for Australian Project

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St. Johns Ship Building delivers two tugs to Smithbridge for high profile terminal construction project in Botany Bay.   St. Johns Ship Building of Palatka, Fla. delivered two custom built twin screw push tugs, the Lady Shayne and the Lady Dashelle, for Smithbridge of Brisbane Australia. These 25-ft tugs feature twin John Deere model diesel engines with a combined rating of 600hp and conventional shaft drives with reversing gears.  


CSL’s Trillium Class Sails for Great Lakes

The Baie St. Paul, Canada Steamship Lines’ first of four new Trillium Class self-unloading Lakers.

The Baie St. Paul, Canada Steamship Lines’ first of four new Trillium Class self-unloading Lakers – and  the most technologically advanced ship to enter the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway bulk shipping market – set sail today on her maiden voyage from Chengxi shipyard in Jiangyin, China to Montreal, Quebec. “Every first voyage of a new ship is an exciting event, but with the Baie St


Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool Rings in 10 Years

Stena Superior (Photo: Stena Bulk)

Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool celebrates 10 years of collaboration and trading.   The 10th anniversary celebrations took place in London on May 20. Today on May 26 it is Houston’s turn and, finally, on June 3, it will be Singapore’s turn.  


New Dry Bulk Facility at Khalifa Port

Photo: Abu Dhabi Ports

New AED 20 million facility will pack and transport dry bulk products for petrochemical and mineral manufacturers    Abu Dhabi Ports celebrated the groundbreaking of Schmidt ME Logistics’ new facility in Khalifa Port’s industrial, trade and logistics zone, Kizad


Golden Ocean: Worst Bulk Market Since 1980s

Dry bulk shipping firm Golden Ocean reported first-quarter earnings below forecasts on Thursday and said its market had gone from "bad to worse" with market conditions not seen in three decades. Golden Ocean, controlled by shipping tycoon John Fredriksen


IRS Introduces Ship Construction Standards

The International Register of Shipping has submitted goal-based new ship construction standards for verification audit by the International Maritime Organisation. IRS is the only Recognized Organisation outside the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) to have developed


Dry Bulk Carriers Orders "Drying” Up?

Graph: Clarkson Research Services Limited.

 Dry bulk orders have fallen to the lowest level since the 1990s to 0.4m dwt per month showing a massive 98% reduction from the 23m dwt peak in orders in December 2007, and probably the sharpest decline in recent decades.   


Busiest Capesize Demolition Market Ever

Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO

  The activity on the demolition market is off to a good start in 2015 when looking at dry bulk tonnage, according to international shipping association Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO).   The dry bulk market has long suffered from weak freight rates stemming


Higher Capesize Rates Perks Up Baltic Index

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, edged higher on Monday, supported by increased demand for capesize vessels.   The overall index, which factors in average daily earnings of capesize, panamax


DryShips Loss $59.2mln in Q1

Ocean Rig Corcovado and Ocean Rig Olympia naming ceremony at Samsung Heavy Industries. Photo by DryShips Inc

 The Athens, Greece-based DryShips Inc. (DRYS) has reported a loss of $59.2 million in its first quarter. DryShips is an owner of dry bulk carriers and tankers that operate worldwide.   The company said it had a loss of 9 cents on a per-share basis


Cosco Scraps Four Vessels

Pic: China COSCO Holdings

 China COSCO Holdings disassembled four vessels including two container vessels and two bulk carriers in April 2015, with the aggregate capacity of 261.8 thousand deadweight tons.   The company realized losses from the disassembly of the vessels of approximately RMB59 million


SINOPACIFIC Christens Newbuild Bulker

Photo: SINOPACIFIC

SINOPACIFIC Shipbuilding Group held a christening ceremony today at its Dayang Shipyard for a newly built Ultramax CROWN63R.   As the Godmother, Madam Grace Yang, the wife of former Chinese Ambassador to Greece christened this new vessel as SINICA GRAECA


Parana River Obstructed by Grounded Vessel

  The navigation channel at km 287 of the Parana River is obstructed after a bulk vessel went aground on the right margin during the early hours of 13 May during her navigation to San Nicolas. The Coast Guard has allowed navigation for vessels with max draft of 7


Drewry Expects Dry Bulk Shipping Recovery in 2017

Graph: Drewry Dry Bulk Forecaster

 Despite a modest recovery in earnings anticipated over the next two years, the dry bulk shipping market is not expected to return to profitability until 2017, says the latest edition of the Dry Bulk Forecaster, published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.  


Long Beach's Cement Terminal Project Approved

The terminal receives imported cement and cement-like materials via bulk cargo ships.

  The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approved the Mitsubishi Cement Facility Modification Project this week, greenlighting the addition of 40,000 metric tons of additional storage capacity consisting of storage and loading silos on vacant Port property adjacent to


U.S. Coast Guard Holds Carrier for Violations

Image: U.S. Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard detained the Ikan Sudip, a Panamanian-flagged 600-foot bulk carrier, after discovering significant environmental and safety violations during an inspection in Astoria.   The violations included a failure to use engineering procedures required by U.S


CSD, Cosco JV to Buy Vale's Bulk Carriers

Ma Zehua (Chairman of Cosco Group),  Xu Lirong (Chairman of China Shipping Group) Murilo Ferreira (President&CEO of Vale) and Gurinder Singh(Director of Shipping & Distribution of Vale) attended the Signing Ceremony and signed the agreement on behalf of each party. Photo by Cosco

 China Shipping Development (CSD) and Cosco have established a joint venture (JV), China Ore Shipping Pte., in Singapore to purchase four 400,000 dwt ore carriers from Vale and operate them.   CSD and Cosco’s bulk shipping division Cosco Bulk Shipping holds 49% and 51% equity






 
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