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Massive Cranes Arrive at PNC

Pusan Newport Co, Ltd. (“PNC”), Korea’s new Mega Hub container terminal, has taken its first delivery of Ship-to-Shore cranes. The vessel from ZPMC located in China arrived on Sunday, carrying the first three of the massive cranes. Pusan Newport has ordered a total of 26 cranes from ZPMC. Nine cranes will arrive prior to the scheduled facility opening for January 2006. The remaining cranes will continue arriving throughout the development of the facility. The cranes are designed with a rail gauge of 42.7 meters which allows ample space for 9 lanes of truck traffic. Past generation cranes have been designed for only 30 meter rail gauge. These new generation cranes are built to eliminate production hampering congestion while operating on large container vessels with multiple cranes. The expanded rail gauge provides improved stability for these large cranes which handle future vessels of 22 containers wide. The cranes have a lifting capacity of 65 LT under the twin lift spreader. Robert Walker, Vice President of Pusan Newport Co., and DPI Terminals, Korea commented: “The arrival of the first cranes in any green-site facility is a milestone event. We are especially proud to be taking possession of these new generation cranes which are built for productivity. This is a demonstration of DPI’s commitment to invest fully in this project and to deliver the highest levels of customer service when operations commence in 2006.”


Port State Control Software: KR to Supply EMSA

The Korean Register (KR) – an IACS member classification society  - is to supply the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) with a new generation “RuleCheck” system. In 2007, KR won a competitive tender to develop and supply the initial RuleCheck system to EMSA. Based on KR’s highly regarded KR-CON system, RuleCheck is a bespoke product that brings together a complete list of the wide ranging rules and procedures required by port state control officers (PSCOs) in


MPI Windfarm Construction Vessels Win Award

MPI Offshore Limited was presented earlier in the year with the Inaugural Offshore Renewables Award at the Annual Offshore Support Journal Awards event MPI Offshore’s new generation of offshore wind turbine installation vessels are expanding the envelope of the renewables industry, taking it into deeper water and harsher environments. With a new generation of offshore windfarms under construction in more remote locations and harsher environments


FarSounder Previews its New Navigation Sonars

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FarSounder will announce its next generation navigation sonar which has many new features at the upcoming Monaco Boat Show The new models will have longer detection ranges, in-water tracking for improved image stability, and chart overlay of sonar targets. Over the past few years, the FarSounder team has been developing the next generation of its navigation sonars. These improvements include both a complete redesign of the Transducer Module electronics and cutting edge sonar signal


Strategic Marine Wins Tug Deal

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  Western Australian shipbuilder Strategic Marine has broken new ground by winning a contract to build a 23.9m new generation compact tug – the first tugboat signing in the company’s history.   The vessel, which has a 60 ton bollard pull, has been ordered by the Port of Napier – another breakthrough since the Port becomes Strategic Marine’s first New Zealand client. The steel vessel


New Straddle Carriers for MSC Terminal in Antwerp

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Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has gained an order to supply five Kalmar electric straddle carriers for MSC Home Terminal in Antwerp, Belgium. In addition, Kalmar will supply one new generation hybrid straddle carrier to the customer on a rental basis.   The agreement was signed in August 2013 and the new units will be delivered in February 2014. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the order. The order has been booked into Cargotec's 2013 third quarter order intake.


Strategic Marine Posts More Firsts

Australian shipbuilder Strategic Marine has broken new ground by winning a contract to build a 23.9m new generation compact tug – the first tugboat signing in the company’s history. The vessel, which has a 60 ton bollard pull, has been ordered by the of – another breakthrough since the Port becomes Strategic Marine’s first client. The steel vessel, which will have a deadweight of 105 tons and a free-running speed of 12 knots, will be powered by a Voith Water Tractor


HOS Buys Boats

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. exercised its option to purchase the HOS Hotshot, a new 165-ft. fast supply boat that it has been operating under a bareboat charter since it was delivered in April 2003. HOS also entered into a definitive agreement to purchase two 6,000 hp ocean-going tugs that were built in 1983. Hornbeck expects to close the tug acquisitions by the end of June 2004, at which time the vessels will be converted for service in the company's U.S. transportation fleet


HOS Buys Boats

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. exercised its option to purchase the HOS Hotshot, a new 165-ft. fast supply boat that it has been operating under a bareboat charter since it was delivered in April 2003. HOS also entered into a definitive agreement to purchase two 6,000 hp ocean-going tugs that were built in 1983. Hornbeck expects to close the tug acquisitions by the end of June 2004, at which time the vessels will be converted for service in the company's U.S. transportation fleet


US Navy Orders More RIBs from Willard Marine

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The U.S. Navy has awarded Willard Marine, Inc. a contract for a new generation of 11-meter RIBs for standard ship’s boat operations. To date, eight standard craft with an Open Center Console (OCC) configuration and two OCC LPD-17 class variants have been ordered. This contract specifies Cummins QSB 6.7-liter 380-hp twin engines paired with Hamilton Jet HJ292 waterjets. Each vessel will have aft seating plus removable seating for additional people on the foredeck and all will be


Fire Departments Choose Sea-Fire Systems

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Metalcraft Marine's Firestorm high-speed, aluminum fireboat represents a new generation in vessel technology, especially when fitted with Sea-Fire H Series engineered fire suppression systems. Recently, four fire departments selected this combination.


Cathelco BWTS Receives AMS Approval

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Cathelco Ltd. has received Alternate Management Systems (AMS) acceptance from the U.S. Coast Guard for their ballast water treatment system.   AMS acceptance is a temporary designation given to ballast water treatment systems approved by a foreign administration


MSC Cruises Advance Onboard Wi-Fi System

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MSC Cruises has started a fleet-wide optimization installed by Marlink to improve shipboard VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) connectivity. MSC Cruises said it is the first cruise line in the world to benefit from the iDX 3.2 software and X7 modem from iDirect


MES Delivers "Eco Friendly" Bulk Carrier

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M.V. Hanjin Chiba -- 7th Ship of the New Generation Eco-Ship “Mitsui neo56” -- 56,000 DWT Type Bulk Carrier Delivered Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) completed and delivered a 56,000 dwt type bulk carrier M.V. “HANJIN CHIBA” (MES Hull No


Alfa Laval Launches PureSOx 2.0

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Alfa Laval’s PureSOx is an emissions scrubber, an alternative for complying with the sulfur limits imposed by MARPOL Annex VI and its guideline MEPC 184(59). With January 2015 and the enforcement of Emission Control Areas (ECAs) rapidly approaching


Technip to Modernize Flexi France

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  Technip announces an investment over four years to modernize its flexible pipe manufacturing plant, Flexi France, in Le Trait, France. Further strengthening Technip’s expertise and industrial capabilities at the site will reinforce its global position in the production of flexible


ZF Marine Debuts ZF W10000 Transmission

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ZF Marine Propulsion kicked off day 1 of SMM 2014 in Hamburg by introducing the new workboat transmission family – ZF W 10000 – enhancing the range of ToughGear series transmissions. The new family is designed specifically for the commercial craft segment


Keppel T&T Proposes Listing of Keppel DC REIT

  Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation (Keppel T&T) has today issued a circular to Keppel T&T shareholders together with a notice of extraordinary general meeting (EGM). Approval will be sought at the EGM, which will be held on 25 November 2014


Arctic Oil: Bourbon to Enter Arctic Market in 2016

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Bourbon plans to enter the growing Arctic Offshore market in 2016 with a new Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessel built by the Vard shipyard. This AHTS (Anchor Handling Tug Supply) was specially designed for operations in polar waters, and more specifically in arctic zones


Wärtsilä to Supply Gas Handling Systems for VLEC Newbuilds

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Six new 87,000 cubic meters capacity very large ethane carriers (VLECs), being built at the Samsung Heavy Industries yard in South Korea, will feature Wärtsilä gas handling systems. The contract, which includes an option for additional vessels within this series, was signed in September


Harvey Gulf Expands into Mexico

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Harvey Gulf, a strong driver in the U.S. OSV market and a true leader in the incorporation of LNG-as-fuel in marine vessels, announced that it establishing Harvey Gulf International Marine de Mexico S.A.P.I. de C.V.    Recently approved changes in Mexican law allow foreign ownership


Bridge Milestone Celebrated at Port of Long Beach

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  Port, City and Caltrans officials, along with an international team of builders and designers, celebrated a key milestone today in the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project: Construction of the first set of bridge foundations is under way.


AKOFS Offshore Gets Contract Extension from Petrobras

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AKOFS Offshore, a part of Akastor ASA, has been notified of a five-year contract extension from Petrobras to use the Skandi Santos, a Subsea Equipment Support Vessel in Brazil. The extension, worth about NOK 2.5 billion, will start March 1, 2015 in direct continuation of current contract


'Shipping at a Watershed' Says Industry Guru

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An industry-wide lack of technical knowledge is limiting the uptake of new technology in shipping, says Dr. Martin Stopford, author of standard subject textbook 'Maritime Economics'. Now is the time to change this, he believes, in this article from ABB's 'Generations 2014' publication.


Lilaas Engages Imtra for North American Distribution

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Prospects in the North American marine equipment market have triggered a new and distribution agreement between control specialist Lilaas AS and marine and offshore sales and support organization Imtra Corporation, of New Bedford, Mass. The deal, initially over three years






 
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