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Bocimar: Sells 3; Orders 4

In addition, Bocimar has ordered two 176,000 dwt Capesize newbuildings from Jinhaiwan (China). The purchase price amounts to $88.5m per vessel and the delivery is scheduled to take place in April 2009 and July 2010. Finally Bocimar, in joint venture with Wah Kwong (Hong Kong), has ordered two Postpanamax 93,000 dwt newbuildings from Shanhaiguan (China). The newbuilding price amounts to $52.8m per vessel. The vessels will be delivered in December 2010 and February 2011.    


Hanjin Wins $294M In Orders

Hanjin Heavy Industries won orders totaling $294 million to build 10 ships for a Dutch firm, a German firm and one other European company. Hanjin Heavy said in a statement that Dutch firm Vroon B.V. ordered two 1,600 teu containerships and two 30,000 dwt chemical ships, worth a total of $96 million. It said Germany's Rickmers Reederei GmbH & Cie KG had ordered four 1,200-teu containerships worth $78 million and one other European company had ordered two 5


Kvaerner's Warnow Yard Lands $70.1 Million Contract

Anglo-Norwegian engineering group Kvaerner ASA said on Friday that its German shipyard Warnow had won a contract worth 640 million crowns ($70.1 million) to build two container ships for Oskar Wehr. Kvaerner said in a statement that Oskar Wehr, based in Hamburg, had also ordered two similar ships from the yard in August. The two extra vessels, of the Warnov CV 2500 design, would be delivered in the first and second quarters of 2002.


Samskip to Start Second Iceland Service

Samskip will very soon start a second service between Rotterdam and Iceland. It already chartered a 364 TEU vessel for the new service. The two 703 TEU vessels of the present can not meet the demand for transport capacity. In July Samskip already ordered two new vessels of 908 TEU.


Petrobras Invests Heavily in Ships

Petrobras, which has a $112 billion investment plan through 2012, is expanding and refurbishing its fleet. It has already contracted the construction of 23 tankers, and more orders are in the pipeline. Petrobras is also planning to order two Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) supertankers, but did not give a timetable for the transaction. The plan to build new ships – and potentially some new drilling rigs – in Brazil is designed to revitalize the local ship-building industry and


COSCO Builds 3rd BigRoll MC Class

BigRoll Barentsz, Bering and Baffin

BigRoll Shipping announces that it has contracted COSCO Dalian Shipyard Co., LTD to build a third MC Class Module Carrier. She will be named BigRoll Baffin and is scheduled for delivery in June 2016. Bigroll Shipping last year in September ordered two vessels of the same type with options two order two more. The BigRoll Barentsz is the first of two MC Class Module Carriers ordered last year for the transportation of ultra large and heavy modular cargoes


P&O Plans To Tackle German Cruise Market

British shipping group P&O plans to start taking Germans on cruise holidays, citing that market as underdeveloped and with huge growth potential. The company is investing an initial $80.6 million and taking a 51 percent stake in a joint venture cruise company to be formed with privately owned German group Arkona Touristik. The new company, Aida Cruises, will order two new ships to complement the 1,200 berth Aida. P&O has an option to take full control of the venture once the ships are


PDVSA to Order Tankers

Venezuela’s PDVSA confirmed plans to order two oil tankers from an Argentine shipyard. Reportedly union leader Vicente Ignomirielo, a delegate of Buenos Aires-based Río Santiago shipyard (ARS) made the announcement Tuesday, following a meeting with the president of PDVSA's shipyard in Venezuela Dianca. (Source: AFP)


Frontline Orders Suezmax Tankers

Frontline ordered two new Suezmax tankers from China's Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group Co. Ltd. for an undisclosed sum, China Daily reported. The vessels will be delivered in November 2008 and February 2009. Frontline also secured options for a further four similar Suezmax tankers. The new vessels were priced more than $15m lower than the indicated price level for 2006 delivered tonnage. (Source: China Daily)


Germany Gets Cableship Orders

A.P. Moeller ordered two additional cable-laying vessels from its wholly-owned Volkswerft shipyard in Stralsund, eastern Germany. The ship's deliveries are set at end-2000 to early-2001.


Terminal Operator HHLA Prepares for Big Vessels

Photo:  Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG

Port of Hamburg terminal operator Hamburger Hafen und Logisitik AG (HHLA) is making further preparations for the latest generation of mega-ships.    It has ordered two new container gantry cranes for its Container Terminal Tollerort (CTT)


Martek Launches Gas Warehouse in Brazil

Martek Marine and its brand Fastcalgas have announced the opening of a new distribution warehouse in Brazil. The hub based in Sao Paolo, Brazil is the eighth warehouse opened by Martek to better service their growing customer base with delivery to Brazilian ports and to the wider South American


Teekay, BP Enter Deal for Newbuild LNG Tankers

Teekay LNG signs charter contracts with BP for up to two LNG carrier newbuilds   Teekay LNG Partners L.P. announced that it has entered into a 13-year time-charter contract with BP Shipping Limited (BP) for one liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier newbuilding


Svitzer Orders Pair of Damen Tugboats

Photos courtesy of  Damen

Svitzerhas ordered two more Damen ASD 3212 tugs with 80 tons bollard pull performance for its escort and towing operations on the Thames and Felixstowe. They are being built at Damen’s ong Cam Shipyard in Vietnam and will be delivered to Svitzer UK in October 2015.


Canada’s Ferry Industry Sets Course for Success

A Canadian Ferry underway in light ice conditions. (Courtesy of CFOA)

Our country’s past and its future are fundamentally linked to the transportation of people, vehicles and goods over our lakes, rivers and sea.   Ferries have always been an integral part of Canada’s transportation infrastructure


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


Sweden Orders New Submarines

A26 submarines: Picture by SAAB AB

 Sweden is to buy two new submarines from constructors Saab Kockums. The A26 subs are to be delivered by 2022 and will cost up to SEK 8.2 billion ($945 million).   "This is the biggest single decision when it comes to economic investments that we will make during this parliament


MSC Cruises to Debut Seaside Class in 2017

Image courtesy of MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises announced that the first of its next generation Seaside class of ships, set to debut in November 2017, will be named MSC Seaside and sail year-round from Miami to the Caribbean. Following the first ship's delivery from the shipyard


It's Official: Sweden Boosts Submarine Fleet

Kockums A26 - picture by SAAB AB

 Sweden has given a long-awaited green light to the planned procurement of two new-generation A26 submarines from Saab Kockums.   Sweden's official announcement ordering two new submarines to boost its armed forces, months after a futile hunt for a suspected Russian mini-sub in the


Navy Awards Austal $691M for Two Littoral Combat Ships

 A littoral combat ship built by Austal (photo courtesy of Austal)

  The U.S. Navy has ordered two new littoral combat ships from Austal, the shipbuilder said in a press release today. The two orders, worth $691 million, are part of the Navy's expansion of a previous block buy contract with Austal to 10 total ships


Refineries Revolution Spurs Product Supertankers

The rapid growth of mega refineries is prompting a new class of oil products supertankers, mirroring an earlier revolution in crude oil shipping, as traders look for scale that was previously not economically viable. In the early 1970s, ships capable of carrying 2 million barrels of crude oil


FMC Honors Crowley for Green Initiatives

Rendering of Crowleys LNG-powered combination container and roll-on/roll-off (ConRo) ships, the first in the world, designed for service between the U.S. and Puerto Rico. (Image: Crowley)

Crowley Maritime Corp. has been honored with the 2015 Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Chairman’s Earth Day Award in recognition of the organization’s companywide environmental stewardship initiatives.   The announcement was made during a Professional Environmental Management


D'Amico Orders Two 'Eco' LR1 Product Tankers

Image:  d’Amico Società di Navigazione SpA

 D'Amico International Shipping has ordered two new long range one product tankers, to be built by Vietnam’s Vinashin Shipyard Co for about $44m each.   The tankers are expected to be delivered mid-2017.   The 75,000-dwt eco-LR1 product tankers will be built in Vietnam by


Jan De Nul Orders SRI Duo

Subsea Rock Installation vessel. Photo provided by Jan De Nul Group

 Belgium-based dredging and marine construction giant Jan De Nul Group has ordered two 6,000 ton Subsea Rock Installation vessels at AVIC Weihai shipyard in Weihai, China.   The vessels will be able to install rock at depths up to about 600 m by means of a flexible fall pipe


RINA: Energy, Marine Propel Growth

International testing, inspection, certification and consulting engineering group RINA reports it has grown strongly during 2014, propelled by an upturn in marine, acquisition in the energy sector and international diversification. Turnover for 2014 grew 13 percent to Euro 333 million






 
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