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New MacGregor Orders for CargoTec

Cargotec secures MacGregor RoRo equipment orders for two Mistral-class ships.   Two new Mistral-class ships will feature navy-standard MacGregor RoRo equipment from Cargotec   Furthering Cargotec’s reputation for specialist RoRo expertise, the company has secured a contract to supply and install MacGregor RoRo equipment for two Mistral-class naval ships. The order is booked during the fourth quarter of 2011. Cargotec signed the contract with STX France, which will undertake the construction of the ships at its Saint-Nazaire shipyard under a subcontract with fellow French yard, DCNS. The 199m multi-role vessels were co-designed by DCNS and STX.    Cargotec’s delivery will include the design, hardware and installation of MacGregor RoRo equipment. The first ship will be delivered in 2014 and the second will be delivered in 2015. MacGregor RoRo equipment for each of the two vessels includes:   •Stern ramp/door •Side ramp/door •Shell door •Hangar door •Two lifting platforms •Two bulkhead doors •Two power packs Cargotec has previously delivered similar MacGregor RoRo access equipment to three Mistral-type vessels. Mistral and Tonnerre, the first two, were built by DCNS and STX France and delivered  in 2006 and 2007 respectively and the third vessel, Dixmude,  delivered in early 2012.


RoRo Named and Launched

On March 14, 2008 the Naming and Launching ceremony of a new 3735 lane metres RoRo freight ferry took place in . She is the eleventh of fourteen RoRo vessels, which our longstanding Turkish customer U.N. Ro-Ro has ordered with Flensburger. U.N. RoRo is now in ownership of the private investor KKR (), who took over the shipping company U.N RoRo in 2007 for approximately 910 million Euro. The vessel will be christened UN Akdeniz and then launched. The first ship of the series had the same name


Philippine Govt Seeks Expansion of RoRo Facility

The Philippine government seeks to boost the fleet of RoRo vessels to cover unserved routes throughout the country, according to the Maritime Industry Authority. Emerson Lorenzo, head of Marina’s Shipping Regulation Office,said that 30 RoRo ships are needed for unserviced routes nationwide. Each RoRo with a capacity of 500 gross tons costs $4 to $6m. Lorenzo said the additional RoRo vessels would improve the country’s cargo industry and strengthen the Central and Eastern Nautical


Salvage Begins for Stranded RoRo Ferry

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said that salvage has commenced on the RoRo ferry that stranded near Blackpool. No pollution has been reported. MCA said that salvage gear is being placed on the ferry.


China Shipyard Gets Five ACL CONRO Orders

New ACL CONRO: Image credit ACL/Knud E. Hanson A/S

Atlantic Container Line (ACL) contracts Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding to build world's largest largest RORO/Containerships (CONRO's). The G4 (Generation 4) vessels will replace ACL's existing fleet of G3 CONROs operating in the company's transatlantic service. All five vessels will be delivered in 2015. The new vessels will be the first of their type ever built. They will be bigger, faster, greener and more efficient than their predecessors


Cargotec Receives Large Order for MacGregor

Cargotec's MacGregor has received a large order to deliver MacGregor RoRo cargo access equipment for five new 31,600 dwt Container/RoRo (ConRo) vessels from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea.   The vessels are destined for the Grimaldi Group of Naples and the delivery of the ships is planned for 2015.   "This order builds on the long-term partnership with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard. MacGregor's advanced technology and quality as well as strong local presence played key role


Flender Werft Delivers Second Of RoRo Series

Flender Werft delivered the second of a three-part RoRo series to owners Wagenborg Scheepvart on April 28. Named Schieborg, the 602 ft. (183.4 m) vessel will be put to service between the ports of Gothenburg and Zeebrügge for Finnish-Swedish forestry product group StoraEnso. Designed to carry heavy paper and cardboard supplies transported in the StoraEnso Cargo Units, the vessel is equipped with specially fabricated tall containers, whose measurements of 45 x 12 x 12 ft. (13.8 x 3.6 x 3


MacGREGOR Wins Contracts

Four deepsea ConRos under construction at Hyundai Mipo for French owner CMA CGM will benefit from liftable car decks from MacGREGOR. The MacGREGOR Group’s RoRo division – part of the Cargotec Corporation – has received a contract to design and fabricate RoRo equipment and electrically-driven liftable car decks onboard four deepsea ConRos. The vessels are being built at the Hyundai Mipo shipyard and are destined for French owner CMA CGM


Stena RoRo Heads Hospital Ship Construction

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International charity Mercy Ships recently signed an agreement for the construction of the world's largest civilian hospital ship tentatively named Atlantic Mercy, and Stena RoRo announced that it is engaged as project manager. The vessel, an investment of more than $100 million, will be built at the Chinese Tianjin Xingang Shipyard, and delivery is expected by July 2017. Atlantic Mercy will serve across the world with approximately 9-10 month-long stops in each port


MacGregor Wins Damen RoRo Contract

Each of the new ice-class ferries will be equipped with MacGregor bow doors, a bow ramp/door, a stern ramp, shell doors and a hoistable car deck system

RoRo equipment contract for Damen is supported by MacGregor's experience with Canadian ferry services MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a contract from Dutch shipbuilding group, Damen Shipyards, for the design and delivery of key components for RoRo access equipment for two 80m ice-class RoPax ferries destined to operate in Canada. The investment in these new vessels is part of the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Government's vessel renewal programme


LTM Crane Shipped Via the Ostuferhafen

Project load business gains ground in Kiel

The number of heavy cargo and project loads being handled in Kiel using the port’s efficient port cranes or RoRo ramps is on the rise. The latest example has been what is currently the most up-to-date telescopic mobile crane to be built by the firm of Liebherr


Ro-Ro Traffic: ERL Selects HAROPA

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In order to develop its business of carriage of new and secondhand vehicles from France, European Roro Lines (ERL), a company among the leaders of the ro-ro traffic bound for Africa, has selected HAROPA. Created March 1, the French subsidiary of European Roro Lines


Icebreaking AHTS 'Tor Viking' Sub-Arctic Charter 2014/15 Cancelled

Tor Viking: Image Viking Supply

Sweden's Rederi AB TransAtlantic owners of the offshore drilling vessel 'Tor Viking' inform that the charter agreement for “Tor Viking” for the 2014 and 2015 seasons has been cancelled but the contract is still valid for the remainder of its period covering 2016 & 2017


Patache Terminal Operative after Quake

GAC informs that the Patache Terminal at Iquique in Chile was declared operative yesterday, April 8, by the Port Authority, one week after the earthquake that shook the area. The EPI Terminal, however, remains out of service due to significant damage at the break water pier


Rebirth of Reefer Ships

Photo: Knud E. Hansen

After two RoRo and RoCon designs for CMN and BAHRI, naval architect Knud E. Hansen’s focus has moved into the reefer market. Knud E. Hansen A/S is the naval architect behind the Reefer RoRo, which has been developed in close cooperation with Reefer Intel and Stena RoRo


Van Oord Contracts Damen for DP2 Cable Laying Vessel

Damen Cable Layer (Photo: Damen)

Van Oord has ordered a new cable laying vessel. The ship will be built at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania and will be completed at the end of 2014. The vessel is intended for the installation of electricity cables for offshore wind farms


Viking Supply Ships Ink Long Term AHTS Charters

Loke Viking: Photo courtesy of Viking Supply Ships

Viking Supply Ships has entered into a contract with a major oil company for the charter of the AHTS-vessels “Loke Viking”, “Magne Viking”, “Brage Viking” and “Balder Viking”. The contract applies to the drilling seasons 2014 and 2015


Bore, NAPA & ClassNK Team for Energy Consumption Study

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Saving energy on fleet operations is a top line concern for every vessel owner, large and small. 110-year-old Finnish shipowner Bore teamed with NAPA and ClassNK to help identify energy waste on not only its ships operating today, but those planned for tomorrow.


Wärtsilä Extended Engineering Design Contract for New Crowley Ships

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Wärtsilä is to supply the extended engineering scope for the initial, basic, and production designs for two Container RoRo vessels to be built for US-based owner, Crowley Maritime Corporation. The vessels will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG)


K-Line Add Four to PCC Newbuild Orders

PCC rendering: Image credit K-Line

Japan's Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (K Line) says it has ordered four additional new next- generation pure car carrier (PCC) vessels from Japan Marine United Corporationon, on top of its recent identical 4-vessel shipbuilding contract placed with Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co.


RoRo Vessel Runs Aground in Aklan

Philippine Coast Guard Action Center Manila received report that MV Starlite Atlantic, a roro vessel ran aground at vicinity waters of Brgy Argao, Malay, Aklan around 4:30 a.m. on January 19. Initial information from the Master of the vessel revealed that MV Starlite Atlantic with 31 crew


Croatia Shipyard Uljanik Launches Ferry, Tank Barges

Croatia RoRo ferry launch: Image courtesy of Uljanik

The 100m long RoRo ferry was launched for the Croatian national shipping company Jadrolinija as the second of a series of 4 such vessels, and the two river barges for Sweden's Wisby Tankers AB. The ferries are designed for two-way direct sailing for the transportation of 600 passengers in summer


WWL Extends Service to South Africa & Australia

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Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has started the year by introducing a new service departing Santander, Spain twice a month for South Africa and on to Australia. The enhanced product which includes additional capacity and extended port coverage reflects WWL’s ongoing work to extend its


Deltamarin Designs Hospital Ship

Deltamarin designs the worlds largest hospital ship for Mercy Ships to be built at Tianjin Xingang Shipyard. (Image copyright: Mercy Ships)

Deltamarin announced a design contract awarded by China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) for the new 37,000 GRT (Gross Register Tonnage) hospital ship to be built for Mercy Ships at Tianjin Xingang Shipyard. Deltamarin’s contract includes approval


New Hospital Ship to be Classed by LR

Rendering of Atlantic Mercy courtesy of Mercy Ships

Lloyd’s Register (LR) says it is honored to be the classification society of choice for Mercy Ships latest endeavour, a new 36,600 GRT hospital ship scheduled for completion in 2017, and to be named 'Atlantic Mercy'. LR explain that the hospital ship will be designed by the Finnish firm


 
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