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OSG Orders Four Product Carriers

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. will build four 73,500 dwt coated Panamax product carriers, or LR1 tankers, at the SPP Plant and Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. based in Tong Yang, South Korea. The vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2010 and 2011. As product trades continue to shift and globalize, OSG is enhancing its fleet of larger size product carriers in order to better service its customer base. Larger size product carriers are more economical for customers, are a more flexible vessel and augment the Company's diverse fleet of crude oil tankers, medium- and long-range product carriers and liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels. The new vessels bring OSG's total fleet to 147 vessels, of which 107 are operating and an additional 40 vessels are slated for delivery between 2007 and 2011.


OSG Signs Time Charter for Four

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. signed an agreement with Parakou Shipping Ltd., an international shipping company based in Hong Kong, to time charter four product carriers for 10 years each. The vessels, two of which are already under construction, will be built by STX Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. in Korea and are scheduled for delivery to OSG in September and October 2006 and April and June 2007. The product carriers, all sister ships with a capacity of 51,000 dwt and six segregations


NASSCO Delivers Third Product Carrier

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), delivered the third ship of its State-class of product carriers to American Petroleum Tankers, LLC, a joint venture of the Blackstone Group.  The ship is named Sunshine State, the state nickname of Fla.   NASSCO began constructing the Sunshine State in August 2007.  At a length of 600.4 feet, the double-hulled ship has a cargo capacity of approximately 331


OMI Corp. Acquires Vessels

OMI Corp. has agreed to attain two 47,000-dwt product carriers from another owner that are currently under construction at Onimichi Dockyard in Japan. The vessels will be delivered to the company in September and late November 2000, upon which they will commence two time charters to an oil company. The company has also agreed to sell the 29,996-dwt product carrier Tiber, which was built in 1989, and is the last of its Polish built vessels.


Gorthon Lines Sells Forest Product Carrier

Gorthon Lines has sold the forest-product carrier Stig Gorthon on private terms. Built in Sweden 1979, the vessel, which was delivered to its new owners on September 10, 2003, has a dwt of 8,670 mton.


STX Shipbuilding Wins Orders

According to wire reports, STX Shipbuilding of South Korea has won orders from two companies for seven chemical product carriers for a combined $210 million. Four 70,500-dwt product tankers are reportedly destined for SAF Bulk Maritime of South Africa, while three 45,800-dwt carriers are said to be going to Arminter of Monaco by the end of 2004.


STX Shipbuilding Gets $266.7M Ship Order

South Korea's STX Shipbuilding Co. (067250.SE) said Wednesday that it received a $266.7M order to build six petrochemical product carriers. An STX spokesman said the South Korean shipbuilder won the order from a Hong Kong-based company, but declined to identify the company. STX will deliver the tankers - which will have the capacity to load 51,000 tons of petrochemical products - by Sept. 2009, the company said.


GE Shipping takes New Product Tanker

Great Eastern Shipping Company (GE Shipping) has taken delivery of its new building MR product tanker Jag Payal. The 37,159 DWT product tanker built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co, South Korea has Ice Class 1 A notation. With the induction of Jag Payal, the company’s fleet of 44 vessels comprises 33 tankers (14 crude oil carriers, 17 product carriers, and 2 LPG carriers) and 11 drybulk carriers (1 capesize, 2 panamax, 5 handymax and 3 handysize) with an average age of 12.7 years aggregating 3


SFL Orders 2 Product Tankers

Ship Finance International Limited (SFL), announced today that it has agreed to build two 114,000 dwt LR2 oil product carriers at a shipyard in Korea. The vessels are scheduled to be delivered during the second half of 2017 and will thereafter commence long term time-charters to a US based investment-grade energy company.   The charter period will be minimum seven years with options to extend the charter period by up to two years


Belships 4Q Results

Belships fourth quarter operating income was $18.98, versus $7.8 million in 4Q 2002. The company's operating result totaled $4.2m. The operating income and operating result were affected by a strong dry bulk market. The product carrier business generated an operating result of $133,000 in the fourth quarter. The gas carrier business generated an operating result of $740,000 in the same period. The improvement is primarily due to the fact that, because of previous write-downs


Fuel Variants For LR1 Product Tankers

Map: DNV GL

 In a comprehensive study, DNV GL in cooperation with MAN DT examined a set of scenarios for various versions of an LR1 product carrier to determine the most economically feasible fuel type to plan for.    Considering the current volatile market situation


ABS Partners with Leading Greek Shipowners to Address EU MRV Regulations

Image: ABS

 ABS, a leading provider of classification services to the global marine and offshore industries, has completed a project with a group of leading Greek shipowners to support preparations for implementing the European Union’s Monitoring


Run aground, S. Korea's Shipbuilders Awaits Miracles

Photo: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering

 The 'Big Three'—Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Hyundai Heavy Industries and Samsung Heavy Industries—hold $42.1 billion in loans between them. The firms closed out 2015 with combined losses of more than $6 billion, their earnings reports revealed.  


Strike In France: Implications for Tanker Demand

Graph: Poten & Partners

 After the oil industry suffered from a severe drought in Venezuela, forest fires in Canada and rebel attacks on oil installations in Nigeria, it is now facing the consequences of a national strike in France, where members of the trade union CGT have organized strikes at the country’s


NASSCO Delivers Second ECO Tanker to APT

ECO Class tanker is one of the most fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly tankers in the world Photo NASSCO

On Thursday, May 19, shipbuilders at General Dynamics NASSCO delivered the Magnolia State to longtime customer American Petroleum Tankers (APT). The ECO Class tanker is one of the most fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly tankers in the world and symbolizes the emerging future of green


NASSCO Christens Jones Act ECO Tanker

Garden State (Photo: General Dynamics NASSCO)

U.S. shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO launched and christened Garden State, another ECO Class tanker due to join the Jones Act fleet.   Launched and christened on Saturday, May 7, the new ship, will join the ranks as one of the most fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly product


APT’s 2nd ECO Class Product Carrier Christened

Magnolia State (Photo: General Dynamics NASSCO)

 On Saturday, April 23, General Dynamics NASSCO hosted a christening ceremony for the second Jones Act ECO Class tanker for American Petroleum Tankers (APT) under construction at the company's shipyard in San Diego. U.S. Representative Scott Peters spoke at the ceremony


Novoship to Install Ecochlor BWTS on 4 Tankers

Photo: Ecochlor

SCF Novoship Technical Management has selected the Ecochlor Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) to be retrofitted on three Aframax Oil Tankers and one Product Carrier. All of these retrofits are to be carried out in 2016.   “SCF Novoship Technical Management required a BWTS that is


Deck Cooling While Transiting Panama Canal

Photo by Panama Canal Authority

Effective immediately, and until further notice, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP)  will require transiting crude oil tankers, product carrier, and chemical tankers carrying cargoes with flashpoint of less than 18 deg. C, to cool their main decks with water by means of the on-deck water


General Dynamics NASSCO Christens First ECO Tanker for APT

General Dynamics NASSCO hosted a christening ceremony for the first ECO tanker for American Petroleum Tankers (APT) under construction at the company's shipyard in San Diego.   San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer spoke at the ceremony, and the ship’s sponsor, Mrs


Oman Shipping Acquire 10 New Vessels

Image: Oman Shipping Company

 Ten new medium range product tankers will join the fleet of state-owned Oman Shipping Company (OSC) in the next one year, taking the total strength of the fleet to 53 from 43 now, reports Times of Oman.   According to the chief executive officer of Oman Shipping Company Tarik Mohammed


TEN Charters Tanker at 20% Premium

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited announces two-year charter renewal at a 20 percent premium to prior contract reflecting strong tanker market fundamental, oil price levels positive for tanker markets   Greece-based crude, product and LNG tanker operator Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited


Tanker Training Solution Installed at Makarov

Photo courtesy of Makarov Training Center

IMO Secretary General Koji Sekimizu inaugurated the new Transas technological simulation complex for tanker personnel training installed at the Makarov Training Center, part of the Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping.


FORAN for Pertamina's Future Ships

Image Generic screenshot of FORAN FVIEWER

  FORAN has been chosen by state-owned company PERTAMINA to review the design of their future oil product carrier ships, under construction in a shipyard with the FORAN System. PERTAMINA, a company based in Jakarta, Indonesia, signed a contract with SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A


GE Takes Delivery of New Vessel

Pic: Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd

 The Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd. (G E Shipping) took delivery of its new building Kamsarmax dry bulk carrier "Jag Arnav".    The vessel of about 81,600 dwt was built at Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu) Inc., Philippines.  






 
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