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Mitsubishi Heavy Orders Increase in 2006

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, said it has received orders for 23 vessels totaling 1.48m gross tons in 2006, up from 21 vessels weighing 1.08m gross tons a year earlier. On a deadweight tonnage basis, orders reached 1.20m tons this year, rising from 1.12m tons in 2005. There were five new ships ordered in Japan during the year, totaling 56,792 gross tons or 24,696 deadweight tons, compared to five vessels last year which reached 90,510 gross tons or 42,688 deadweight tons. Offshore orders for new vessels increased to 18, weighing 1.43 mln gross tons or 1.18 mln deadweight tons, from 16 in 2005 with a combined weight of 991,340 gross tons or 1.08 mln deadweight tons. Source: Forbes


Orders Increase For Marine Dosage Systems

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Fuglesangs Ltd AS in Norway has seen an increase in demand for their dosage systems used on seagoing vessels. These systems are used by world-leading system builders (OEMs) and shipowners for several purposes, including ballast water treatment, fresh water treatment, exhaust gas cleaning, low sulphur fuel oil boosting and other. Various systems have been supplied to more than 20 ships and the orderbook is steadily increasing.


Shipbuilding Prices Firm Up

International shipbuilders enjoyed a healthy year, with the main contributors being tankers and container vessels. Following upon these ordering activities, R.S. Platou saw shipbuilding prices firming up from the bottom level the previous year. Price for the tankers increased on average by 16 percent but the corresponding figure for container vessels was only 6.5 percent. Bulk prices showed a firming almost equal to that of tankers


Aker Yards Revenue Up 52 Percent

Aker Yards ASA reported a record high EBITDA $62m for the second quarter of 2006, an increase of 59 percent compared with the second quarter of 2005. The total order backlog was $9.8b at the end of the quarter, comprising 126 vessels. Aker Yards had revenues of $996m in the second quarter of 2006, an increase of 52 percent compared with $658m in the corresponding period of 2005. High activity in all three business areas and the acquisition of two yards in France contributed to the positive


Hyundai Heavy $600M Order for LNG Carriers

* Photo: Abdelkader, LNG Carrier Hyundai Heavy built and selected as one of the world’s best ships in 2010.

Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s largest shipbuilder, won a $600 million order to build two 155,000 m3 LNG carriers, including an option for another same class vessel, from Greece-based Dynagas Ltd. These membrane-type LNG carriers are due for delivery in the second half of 2013. They will feature the Dual Fuel Diesel Engine System which allows the ship to run on oil fuel or natural gas. Due to tightening global regulations on carbon emissions


Containership Orders Increase

Containership orders are increasing at a dramatic rate, analysis from Braemar’s Seascope’s research division has revealed. Figures show that since the beginning of this year 52 containerships of 10,000TEU or larger have been ordered – compared to just 10 vessels from this sizeband for the whole of 2010 and zero of this size in 2009. This year’s containership orders add 765,000TEU to the post-panamax boxship orderbook


Daewoo Raises Order Goal

According to Bloomberg, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., the world's second-largest shipyard, raised its target for new orders this year to a record $12b on increased demand to produce and transport energy goods. The shipyard expects new orders this year will be 20 percent higher than its earlier forecast of $10 billion, the Seoul-based company said in an e-mailed statement today. It has clinched contracts valued at $10.2 billion so far in 2006. Last year, it won a total $6


Bollinger Launches Double Eagle for Rigdon

Bollinger launched Double Eagle, the second of ten GPA 654 PSVs ordered by Rigdon Marine in January 2006. With this multi-vessel order, Rigdon’s GPA-designed fleet has increased to 20 PSVs, including 10 GPA 640s. Like her sister vessel “First and Ten”, which was launched earlier this year, the Double Eagle has already been chartered by a leading US independent oil company to serve the offshore industry immediately. The design of the DP2- and FFV1-certified GPA 654s


Aker Kvaerner Releases First Quarter Results

Aker Kvaerner experienced a positive first quarter with an EBITDA of NOK 376 million, reflecting an increase by 20 percent compared to the corresponding quarter last year. The previously stated target of an annualised EBITDA of NOK 1.5 billion in the first half of 2005, was achieved in the first quarter. Few major contracts were announced in the first quarter, but a steady stream of orders resulted in a satisfactory order intake and brought the order backlog to a record-high level of NOK 37


Wärtsilä Interim Report

Stable Development in the fist half of 2013   Second Quarter Highlights: • Order intake decreased 11% to EUR 1,071 million (1,198) • Net sales increased 5% to EUR 1,152 million (1,099) • Book-to-bill 0.93 (1.09) • Operating result EUR 111 million, or 9.6% of net sales (EUR 113 million or 10.3%) • EBITA EUR 119 million, or 10.3% of net sales (EUR 123 million or 11.2%) • Earnings per share EUR 0.39 (0.38)


Maersk Line CEO: 11 New Ships Likely in Q2 2015

Eleonora Maersk, an E-class vessel  (Photo by Łukasz Golowanow)

Maersk is considering ordering 11 container megaships in the second quarter of 2015, the Wall Street Journal reported today. "We need to grow with the market and increase our capacity by 425,000 containers from 2017 onward for three years


Vard Increased Revenues 15.8% in 2014

The Far Sun (Photo courtesy of Vard Holdings Limited)

Shipbuilder Vard Holdings Limited increased revenues 15.8% in 2014, the company announced in its year-end financial report today. On the back of very high activity at the yards and with subcontractors, VARD’s 4Q 2014 revenue rose 45.5% to NOK 4


ST Engineering Y-O-Y Profits Slip

  Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd  reported today its full year financial results ended 31 December 2014 (FY2014) with a Group revenue of $6.54b compared to $6.63b as reported for FY2013. Profit before tax (PBT) of $650.7m was $79m or 11% lower year-on-year compared to $729


Damen ASD 2810 Hybrid Tug Delivered to Multraship

Multratug 28 (Photo: Damen)

Multraship took delivery of a Damen ASD 2810 Hybrid tug vessel, built at Damen Shipyards Galaţi, in Romania. The delivery is part of Multraship’s fleet expansion program, which involves a number of Damen vessel orders.   The new vessel, named Multratug 28


ClassNK to Research on Brittle Crack Arrest Design

Brittle crack arrest steel on the upper deck and hatch side coaming

  ClassNK announced that it will carry out a joint research project aimed at improving safety standards for ultra-large container ships.   As container ships increase in size, so too does the thickness of the steel that is used. The preventative measures for brittle fracture become


A Gift to US Inland Waterways

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The nation and its inland waterways received a great gift at the end of 2014. On December 16, 2014, the Senate voted 76-16 to pass H.R. 5571, tax extenders legislation that included a 9-cent increase in the inland waterways diesel user fee. The increase will be effective April 1


M&A Activity Subdued in Transportation, Logistics Sectors

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the transportation and logistics industry remained steady during the fourth quarter of 2014 according to Intersections, a quarterly analysis of global deal activity in the transportation and logistics industry by PwC US


Germany’s Nordic Yards Set to Build Shipyard in Russia

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 The German shipbuilder Nordic Yards is considering constructing shipyards in Russia, in particular in the Far East.    The owner of the shipbuilder, Vitaly Yusufov confirmed that his company is actively considering the possibility of building own facilities


Oversupply, China Slowdown Push Freight Prices Down

Picture credit: International Chamber of Shipping

 Freight shipping prices have plummeted to a historic low, fueled by a long-standing problem of too many ships and lower demand from China, as per a report in AFP.   However, the economists say that this is not a serious warning sign on the global economy.  


ISS Offers Advice on Philippines' Passenger Charge

ISS GMT offers guidance to marine and offshore workers on Philippines’ International Passenger Service Charge    ISS GMT Manila has issued clarification in respect of a change to the procedure for the collection of the International Passenger Service Charge which was introduced


MMA Offshore Posts 55.8% YoY Profit Increase

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MMA Offshore, the company born from the merger of Mermaid Marine Australia and Jaya Holdings in June 2014, posted a net profit of $37.7 million for the half year that ended on December 31, 2014. This represents a 55.8% increase over the same half-year in 2013 for what was formerly Mermaid Marine


UK flag fleet Size Declines

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  According to UK's Department of Transport (DFT) the UK fleet size fell in 2014 from 16th place to 20th place, in terms of deadweight tonnage, decreasing by 17 per cent. Ships registered in the Crown Dependencies (primarily the Isle of Man) remained at 12th place despite tonnage decreasing


Crowley Deploying New Container Equipment

         Photo courtesy of Crowley Maritime Corporation

Crowley Maritime Corporation’s liner services group is deploying an influx of new container equipment, including hundreds of chassis, ISO tanks and high-cube containers, for use in the company’s services between the U.S., Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Central America


Milaha Reports 32.8% Q4 Net Profit Increase

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Qatar Navigation (Milaha) Q.S.C. increased fourth quarter net profit 32.8 percent, the company announced today in its 2014 financial results.  It will pay a 55% cash dividend for 2014, a value of 5.5 Qatari Rials ($1.51) per share. The company said it increased its net profit 10% in 2014


Think Tank: US Port Cybersecurity At Risk

     Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft delivers the 2015 State of the Coast Guard Address. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.)

Conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation argued for increased U.S. port cybersecurity in a report published online this week.   "The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and maritime stakeholders need to stay ahead of [cybersecurity] risks in order to keep trade flow






 
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