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Shin Yang

Malaysia Keeps on Building

Photos courtesy of Scott & English

In spite of the global economic downturn of 2010, builders in Eastern Malaysia such as Shin Yang Shipyard maintained a steady output in 2010. As a member of the Shin Yang Group of Companies, the shipyard has extensive support and in some cases can market to its own sister companies.   The anchor handling tug Danem 19 was launched from the Shin Yang Shipyard for the Shin Yang Shipping Corporation as one of several vessels added to the fleet in 2010. At 164 ft by 41 ft the 4400 HP Danum 119 is a handy sized AHT with lots of versatility. With a 54.8-tonne bollard pull and a 12-knot cruising speed the vessel features a 72 x 33-ft aft-deck with winches for anchor handling and towing as well as providing excellent cargo capacity. The main winch has an 80-tonne capacity with 150-tonne braking power. A pair of 5-tonne capstans with a pair of 10-tonne tugger winches and a set of shark jaws and towing pins round out the anchor handling capabilities.   Built to a design by Conan Wu & Associates of Singapore the vessel is powered by a pair of Cummins QSK60-M diesels each rated for 1641 kW (2200 HP) at 1800 RPM. The engines turn fixed pitch props through Twin Disc MG5600 gears with 5.71:1 reductions. A pair of Cummins 265 kW QSM355 diesels provide auxiliary power.   Accommodation is provided for up to 27 crew members. Tankage includes 500 cubic meters of fuel, 242 cubic meters of potable water, 19 cu m of dispersant and 16 cu m of foam


Cargotec Cement Handling Systems for Malaysian Barges

Similar MacGregor self-loading/unloding system onboard 7000 dwt cement barge Pacific Sounder. Photo courtesy Cargotec Press Office

At the end of January Cargotec received an order for MacGregor cement self-loading/unloading systems to be installed on two 7,000 dwt barges being built by Shin Yang Shipyard in Miri, Malaysia. Delivery to Shin Yang Shipping is scheduled for September 2011 and the barges will trade on Malaysian routes between Kuching and Sibu, and between Kuching and Miri. The cargo owner is CMS Cement Sdn Bhd, a cement manufacturer in Sarawak


Anchor Handling Tug from East Malaysia

Preparing for bollard test. (Photo courtesy of Shin Yang Shipyard)

After delivery to Singaporean owner, Briggs Singapore Pte. Ltd., the 1700 hp tug Forth Hunter will be be put to work in Ukraine. Powered by a pair of Cummins KTA38-M2 engines, each delivering 1350 hp at 1900 RPM (Heavy Duty Rating) to nozzled propellers, the tug underwent bollard test prior to delivery that recorded pulls up to 35-tonnes. The Scott & English Miri division supplied the engines. Designed by Conan Wu and Associates http://cwa.com.sg the 37 by 11


Su-Jou Kim New President & CEO STX Europe

STX Europe AS appointed Su-Jou Kim as its new President and CEO. Su-Jou Kim will replace Sang-Ho Shin, and will start in his new position with immediate effect. Sang-Ho Shin joined STX Europe in September 2008, initially as COO, and since May 2009 as President & CEO. Shin has been appointed COO of STX Offshore & Shipbuilding and head of STX's shipbuilding operations in Korea. Shin will remain a Board member of STX Europe AS.


Strong Track-record Wins Repeat MacGregor Orders

A series of new MacGregor offshore winch orders, secured in October, will serve the strong demand for maintenance, hook-up and commissioning services for existing oil platforms within the shallow water region of the Malay basin, says Francis Wong, Director, Segment Sales and Marketing, Offshore.   "As oil prices remain high and oil majors continue to invest in exploration and production activities in the region


Mainport: People and Business from Ireland to Malaysia

Photo courtesy of Scott and English

Recently, Mainport, a firm based in Cork Ireland with a range of subsidiaries in diverse marine fields and diverse locations from South Africa to the Caspian and at home in Ireland, extended business to Malaysia where the company is having two new seismic support vessels built at the Shin Yang Shipyard in Miri, Sarawak. The firm sponsored teams to a futsal tournament composed of the shipyard crews building the Mainport Cedar and Mainport Pine


Consortium Formed to Invest in China Shipbuilding

At the invitation of China Steel Corp. (CSC) and Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp., Wan Hai Lines Ltd. has shown its willingness to enter into a consortium led by CSC to invest in the state-run China Shipbuilding Corp., which has decided to go private through public bidding, according to a report on Taiwan Headlines. China Shipbuilding estimated it would sell a 51 percent up to 66 percent stake to become a privately owned firm


Execs Charged and Corporations Plead Guilty to Pollution

A federal grand jury in Anchorage indicted a corporate director, two corporate managers, a ship's captain and a first engineer for their roles in an ocean pollution conspiracy involving the direct discharges of oil from a fleet of large, refrigerated cargo ships that regularly travel through Alaska waters, the Justice Department announced. The indictment charges the individuals of conspiracy to lie to the U.S. Coast Guard in order to conceal the dumping of waste oil from the ships and to


YM Uberty Makes First Call at Port of Hamburg

On June 17, the YM Uberty made its first call the . Built at the CSBC shipyards in , the container giant owned by the Taiwanese shipping company Yang Ming is 335 metres long, 42.8 metres wide and has a carrying capacity of 8,200 TEU and 700 reefer connections. Fully loaded (100.140 dwt) the vessel has a maximum draught of 14.5 metres. The YM UBERTY is deployed in the AES-3 Europe–Far East service operated by the alliance of shipping lines CKYH (Cosco, “K“Line, Yang Ming


Taiwan Container Ships to Serve New Routes

Evergreen Marine Corp. partnered with  French-based CMA CGM Grou, & Yang Ming Marine both offer new container services. Evergreen's new route, called South Red Sea Service, connects Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, and countries near the Red Sea, as well as provide services into landlocked African countries like Ethiopia through the East African country of Djibouti, reports Focus Taiwan. The new Red Sea service will begin May 2 with a container ship departing from Port of


Latest Global Deep-Sea Shipbuilding Orders

COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard: Image courtesy of COSCO

China shipyards as usual again figure prominently in the weekly round-up of contracts placed in an active market for ocean shipping set out in the latest Clarkson Hellas S+P Weekly Bulletin as follows: Dry bulk carriers Sinotrans Shipping have signed contracts for two firm 78


Trelleborg Wraps up China Floatover Projects

Trelleborgs leg mating units supplied for China floatover project

Trelleborg’s engineered products operation has completed its first oil and gas floatover project in China, supplying a range of its floatover hardware for the BoZhong (BZ) 35-2 COOEC offshore platform in Tianjin. Designed and fabricated by China Offshore Oil Engineering Company (COOEC)


Evergreen Line to Terminate a Vessel Sharing Agreement

Evergreen Line inform they have notified their vessel sharing partners NYK, Hanjin, and Yang Ming Line to terminate its Vessel Sharing Agreement (VSA) on the ANS USEC-Caucedo-Brazil service in April 2014.   The last vessel to be completing a round trip voyage will be Conti Harmony 019S/N


HK Firm Gets Ship Arrested, Shines Light on Debtor's Operations

A bulk carrrier docked: File photo CCL

Hong Kong company Shagang Shipping has successfully obtained an order for the arrest of the HNA Group controlled vessel 'MV Bulk Peace' from the Western Australia District Registry. The move is part of a long-running legal campaign seeking payment of USD 66.4m from HNA Group.


China Merchant Ship on Northern Sea Route Passage

A 19000 tons cargo vessel is making the first journey by a Chinese merchant ship to Europe via the Northern Sea Route, reports the Barents Observer. The cargo vessel “Hong Xing” owned by the Chinese shipping company COSCO left the northeastern port of Dalian on Thursday and is


Seaspan Enters Long-Term, Fixed-Rate Time Charter Agreements

Seaspan Corporation has announced  that it has, further to a previously announced binding letter of intent, signed long-term, fixed-rate time charter contracts with Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. for five 140,00 TEU class newbuilding containerships.


Port of L.A. Review Proposed Yang Ming Terminal Improvements

Photo: Port of Los Angeles

$122 Million Project Would Expand Facility, Extend Lease Agreement The Port of Los Angeles is initiating the environmental review process on a proposed berth-improvement project by Yang Ming, a Taiwanese marine transport company at the Port


Hong Kong Strike Impairs Ship and Container Reliability

Ship-level and container-level reliability Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) decreased in the second quarter of 2013, according to Drewry’s quarterly report Carrier Performance Insight, just published. Despite improvements in East-West trade reliability


China Bunker Price Undercut by Russian Competitors

Bunker fuel sales at China's Shenzhen port have dropped by around 20% since the beginning of this year as more ships are calling at the Russian Far Eastern ports to buy bunker fuel with prices there $100-150/mt lower than in Shenzhen, according to trade and industry sources cited by Platts.


Latest Global Shipbuilding Orders

With the newbuilding market remaining quiet towards the end of August, Clarkson Hellas S+P Weekly Bulletin reports a limited number of dry bulk carrier orders in the Capesize sector, with few orders in other sectors as follows: Rizhao Steel (Cara Shipping) are understood by Clarkson Hellas to


Korea's Hanjin Shipping Mulls Portland Pull-out

Manila's International Container Terminal Services Inc's (ICTSI), troubled venture in Portland, Oregon, faces more difficulties as its big customer, Hanjin Shipping, is pondering whether to leave the port for either Tacoma or Seattle, according to the 'China Logistics Portal'.


China, Russia, Sign Maritime Navigation & Safety MOU

The Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China and the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation have signed a MOU on navigational safety and marine environment protection in Beijing. Both sides reached a consensus on a comprehensive cooperation of maritime safety


IMO Honors Acts of Bravery

USCG aviation survival technicians Randy Haba and Daniel Todd were awarded for the rescue of 14 crew members aboard HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy.

American rescuers and a Chinese seafarer have been presented with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2013, during a special ceremony held on November 25, 2013 at IMO Headquarters in London.


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.


CSBC to Build Two Containerships for Iseaco

Taiwan's CSBC Corp. inked a deal to build two 1,800 teu containerships for Iseaco Holdings of Singapore. The ships were reportedly ordered at a price of $25 million each.    Delivery is expectedfor Iseaco’s YL Singapore Shipping and YL Colombo Shipping during the first quarter of


 
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