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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


Seaspan Acquires First 14000 TEU Boxship

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Seaspan Corporation has accepted delivery of a 14000 TEU containership, the Yang Ming Wish.   The new containership, which was constructed at Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., is Seaspan's first 14000 TEU SAVER design containership and second delivery in 2015. The Yang Ming Wish will commence a ten-year, fixed-rate time charter with Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. ("Yang Ming"). Yang Ming may extend the charter for up to an additional two years


Bronson Hsieh Leaves Evergreen to Head Yang Ming

Bronson Hsieh. Pic by  Evergreen Group

 Evergreen Group vice chairman Bronson Hsieh has been appointed chairman of rival Taiwan carrier Yang Ming Marine.   Yang Ming Marine Transport, the nation’s second-largest container shipper in terms of fleet size, approved Hsieh’s appointment, reports said.   Hsieh worked at Evergreen Group for more than 40 years before stepping down from his position earlier this year.   Hsieh replaces Frank Lu, who has served as chairman of the shipping line since 2003


Catamaran Ferry Launched in China

40m Catamaran Passenger Ferry (Photo: Incat Crowther)

A new 40-meter catamaran passenger ferry has been launched in China to be operated by Sea’s Young in Hong Kong. Designed by Incat Crowther and built by Wang Tak, Shi Zi Yang 7 is a 199-passenger ferry that has been designed and built to compete in the tough domestic Chinese market where speed


Yang Ming Rules Out Merger

Photo: Kaung Ming Shipping Co, a division of Yang Ming

 The chairman of  Taiwan's Yang Ming Bronson Hsieh has ruled out a merger with a boxship rival.    According to him, the world's ninth-largest shipping firm has never considered the possibility of merging with another operator and does not intend to do it now.  


Higher Profits for MISC

Photo:  MISC Berhad

 Liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping company has released its financial results for the year ended 31st December 2016 which show Group revenue for the quarter and the year were low than the corresponding periods for 2015.   Group profit before tax for the quarter ended 31st December


Odfjell Orders Two Chemical Tankers

Odfjell SE has announced the signing of long term charter agreements for two chemical tankers with stainless steel cargo tanks, for construction in Japan.   The agreement includes two vessels of 35,500 dw tonnes and 28 stainless steel cargo tanks


COSCOL Wins Kazakhstani Heavy Lift Shipping Contract

(Image: COSCOL)

COSCO Shipping Co. Ltd. (COSCOL) said it has been awarded a transportation and logistics contract signed by representatives of all parties on September 27, 2016 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Part of the work under the contract will be subcontracted to COSCOL’s Korean Partners


Philippine Navy Orders 2 Frigates from Hyundai Heavy

Image of to-be-built 2,600ton Frigate for the Philippine Navy (Image: HHI)

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has signed a contract to build two 2,600 ton frigates with the Department of National Defense, Republic of the Philippines.   The frigates, scheduled to be delivered from 2020, will be a smaller light combatant and successor to the Incheon class frigate now in


Yang Ming Agrees to Pay Cuts

Image: Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp

 Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp management team has agreed to take steep pay cuts to weather a downturn in the global cargo shipping sector that has strained the company’s earnings.   According to a report in Taipei Times, the company’s board of directors approved a plan


$1.9 bln Shipping Rescue Package in Taiwan

Photo: Evergreen Marine Corp

 Taiwanese government said it will provide 60 billion New Taiwan dollars ($1.9 billion) to support the country’s shipping industry, according to Reuters.   The package, announced late Tuesday, involves a credit line with preferential interest rates aimed mainly to help Evergreen


Taiwan Shipping in Troubled Water?

Pic: EverGreen

 Taiwan's shipping lines aren't looking quite so young and fresh as they were earlier, reports Bloomberg.   While the global container industry has embarked on a spree of pairings and menages-a-trois over the past 12 months, Taiwan's shipping lines have remained proudly single.


Yang Ming May Merge with Port

Photo: Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp

 Taiwanese container carrier Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp should merge with state-owned port company Taiwan International Port Corp. (TIPC), report local media quoting a member of Taiwan's parliament.   Legislator Chen Ou-po of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) proposed that


2M Alliance's NO to Hyundai Merchant

Photo: Hyundai Merchant Marine

 Danish shipper Maersk Line, part of A.P. Moller-Maersk, said it is no longer considering Hyundai Merchant Marine for membership in the group, reports Reuters.   This is a major blow to the troubled Korean shipping company. Membership in 2M Alliance would have guaranteed HMM a steady


PetroChina, Unipec to Lift 2 mln bbls U.S. crude in December

File Image: a typical VLCC underway. CREDIT EuroNav

Chinese state-owned oil traders PetroChina and Unipec have chartered ships to load more than 2 million barrels of U.S. crude oil in December, three sources with knowledge of the matter said on Friday. The shipments come on top of nearly 3 million barrels that BP has sent to Asia as oil traders


Expanded Panama Canal Welcomes its 500th Neopanamax Transit

Photo: Canal de Panamá

 Less than six months after the inauguration of the Expanded Panama Canal, the waterway welcomed its 500th transit of a Neopanamax ship on Wednesday, highlighting the trust that Canal customers have placed in the route.   Performing the 500th transit was the container vessel YM Unity


Incheon Port Cargo Volume Crosses 2.5mln TEUs

Participants are vowing to reach 3,000,000 TEUs early at Incheon Port while shouting a catchphrase in a ceremony commemorating 2.5 million TEU annual container traffic volumes at Incheon Port on Dec. 16.  Photo: Incheon Port Authority

 Incheon Port's annual container volume surpassed 2.5 million TEUs as of December 16, the largest-ever volume in the history of Incheon Port, in 11 years since hitting 1 million TEUs in 2005 and in three years since reaching two million TEUs in 2013.  


Incheon port Targets 3m teu Throughput

Participants are vowing to reach 3,000,000 TEUs early at Incheon Port  Photo Incheon port

The Incheon Port Authority or IPA (www.icpa.or.kr, IPA) proclaimed a new voyage to make the top 30 ports in the world in a ceremony to celebrate the achievement of 2.5 million TEU annual container volumes at Incheon New Port located in Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, on December 16.






 
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