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Korea Shipbuilders Take Firmer Stance on Business Ethics

SHI shipyard: Image courtesy of the shipbuilder

Korea’s big three shipbuilders are committed to making a fresh start with regard to business ethics in 2014 after getting hit with bribery scandals in 2013, reports the Korea Joong Ang Daily.   According to the Korea Joong Ang Daily,  Hyundai Heavy Industries, the nation’s largest ship manufacturer, held an “ethics management resolution” event recently at its headquarters in Ulsan during a management strategy seminar. HHI Chairman Lee Jae-sung and more than 150 high-ranking executives, including CEOs from affiliates, signed a pledge to pursue ethical management. The Ulsan District Prosecutors’ Office announced it detained twelve former employees of HHI for taking bribes from suppliers, while three employees of HHI suppliers were also arrested. They believed that the HHI employees received about 3.6 billion won ($3.3 million) from suppliers since 2007. Some employees received bribes through family members’ bank accounts and even through the account of a bar waitress. Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, and Samsung Heavy Industries have also taken measures to prevent bribery and corruption add the newspaper. Source: Korea Joong Ang Daily


Black Sea Sees Shipbuilding Boom

According to Today's Zahman, Black Sea sees shipbuilding boom, Mediterranean springs a leak More than 90 percent of world trade is conducted through sea shipping, making shipbuilding one of the fastest growing industries in the recent boom in global trade, which has grown on average by more than 5 percent annually. As a natural consequence of Turkey being a peninsula located at a strategically central position close to many wealthy European markets


Generator Manufacturer Installing puraDYN Systems

puraDYN Filter Technologies Inc. announced that one of the largest manufacturers of medium-size power generators (gen-sets) in the world has elected to install puraDYN® systems on their worldwide production of generators. Shipments to this manufacturer in 2002 have exceeded $350,000. Kevin G. Kroger, puraDYN's President and COO, said, “This recent decision to install our systems came after extensive testing which proved that the puraDYN helped this manufacturer safely extend the oil


Korean Shipbuilder Considers Project in Khanh Hoa

A South Korean ship manufacturer is mulling a project to develop a large-scale shipyard in the coastal central province of Khanh Hoa that should be able to build giant vessels of up to 400,000 DWT, a local official said. A source from the provincial Service of Planning and Investment said South Korea’s STX Shipbuilding Co., a member of STX Group, has proposed to develop a shipyard costing $500m at Van Phong Bay. The proposal has received preliminary support from the provincial


Chemline Announces New Marketing Manager

Chemline Incorporated announces the appointment of John Henningsen as Brand Marketing Manager for the industrial coating and resin manufacturer. He will oversee the day-to-day operation of the company's strategic and tactical marketing programs, web site development, public relations and international product expansion. Over the past 15 years, John has worked for several advertising agencies, as well as coating manufacturers such as Futura Coatings, Specialty Products and Volatile Free


Navionics Introduces Larger XL Charts

Navionics, a manufacturer of marine electronic charts, announced the relesase of an entirely new productline, called the XL charts, which consists of larger charts at reduced prices. The new XL charts typically have three times the coverage at a third less the price, compared to the previous product. Navionics charts are used in many popular chart plotters from prominent instrument manufacturers like Furuno, Lowrance, Northstar, Raymarine, Raymarine and others.


Germanischer Lloyd Publishes New Rules for Materials

The revised and expanded Rules for Materials and Components of Germanischer Lloyd are now available. The Rules define the properties of various metallic materials and lay down the requirements for the production processes and the manufacturers. The prerequisites and conditions for the corresponding approvals are also stipulated. For the manufacturers and suppliers of materials and components intended for use on GL-classed ships, the Rules of Germanischer Lloyd form an essential prerequisite


Two Bites of an Apple Disallowed

In an unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that a plaintiff may not bring separate actions against different parties based on the same nucleus of operative facts. In the instant case, plaintiff was injured when thrown from a boat. He sued the manufacturer of the outboard motor, the manufacturer of the boat, the retailer of the boat and motor, the boat owner/operator, and the insurance company of the owner/operator


Evans Cooling Systems Announces New Warranty

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Evans Cooling Systems, the developer of the world’s only waterless engine coolant, has released its new Limited Warranty Statement.  Evans is confident in its products and stands behind every gallon of coolant it sells. Using Evans waterless coolants will not affect the manufacturer’s warranty. Limited Warranty If you install Evans Waterless Coolants in accordance with the appropriate instructions, and engine damage occurs


MHI Licenses Steering Gear and Deck Machinery to Jiangsu Masada

MHI deck machinery (Photo: MHI).

Tokyo - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) has signed an agreement with Jiangsu Masada Heavy Industries Co Ltd., in Jiangsu Province, China, under which MHI is to license production and marketing of steering gears and deck machinery, based on company technology to Jiangsu Masada. Previously, in 2008, MHI licensed deck crane technology to Jiangsu Masada - then known as Nantong Masada Ship Machinery Co. Ltd. With the latest licensing agreement


Quality Comes First In Safety

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Benchmarked, standardized and customizable – Rapp Marine’s array of crane options safely cover the full gamut of workboat needs.   In the marine industry, one of the most potentially dangerous pieces of deck equipment on a vessel is the crane


Liebherr Mobile Harbor Crane for the Netherlands

LHM 420 unloads containers in Vlissingen, Netherlands. (Photo: Liebherr)

Pacorini Metals has invested in a new Liebherr mobile harbor crane, type LHM 420, which started operation in summer 2014.   The new LHM 420 has an outreach of 48 meters and provides a maximum lifting capacity of 84 metric tons. Tasks of the crane include container handling as well as bulk


Propulsion Systems Ordered for Qatar Coastguard Vessels

Image: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce waterjets and MTU diesels to power 17 new patrol boats for the Qatar Coastguard   Rolls-Royce has secured a £15.8 million contract to supply Rolls-Royce MTU high-speed engines and a suite of waterjet propulsion systems for the the Qatar Coastguard’s 17 fast patrol


In Safety, Quality Comes First

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Benchmarked, standardized and customizable – Rapp Marine’s array of crane options safely cover the full gamut of workboat needs. In the marine industry, one of the most potentially dangerous pieces of deck equipment on a vessel is the crane


U.S. Ports Congestion All-time High, Shippers Seeks Action

Image: European Shippers Council

 The American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) and the European Shippers’ Council (ESC) call upon all parties involved to reach an agreement as soon as possible to overcome congestion in ports across the United States West Coast which seems to be at an all-time high.


European Shippers' Council Calls on Competition Authorities to Cooperate

Pic: The European Shippers’ Council (ESC)

 Shipping alliances will lead to market convergence and will reinforce the risk of reducing service quality and sailing frequency as well as free choice for manufacturers and retailers, as well as enhancing prices, according to the European Shippers’ Council (ESC)   


ClassNK to Research on Brittle Crack Arrest Design

Brittle crack arrest steel on the upper deck and hatch side coaming

  ClassNK announced that it will carry out a joint research project aimed at improving safety standards for ultra-large container ships.   As container ships increase in size, so too does the thickness of the steel that is used. The preventative measures for brittle fracture become


US, German Agencies Partner for BWMS System Testing

New cooperation provides manufacturers of ballast water management systems (BWMS) with an opportunity to obtain German and U.S. type approvals from a single test   NSF International, the first Independent Laboratory (IL) designated by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to evaluate and


WAGO Appoints Regional Sales Manager for Northwest Region

Jeff Zimmerman, WAGO Regional Sales Manager for the Northwest Region (Photo courtesy of WAGO)

Electrical interconnect and automation solution manufacturer WAGO has appointed Jeff Zimmerman as Regional Sales Manager for the Northwest region, the company announced today.    Zimmerman will coordinate WAGO’s sales and marketing activities in Oregon, Washington and Idaho


Propellers: One Size and Shape Does Not Fit All

A screenshot of the latest version of PropCad

Hydrocomp’s newest release of PropCad incorporates 3 years of enhancements. Propellers are surprisingly complex devices, especially considering most are a solid piece of metal with no moving parts. The variation in vessels and operational requirements leads to wildly different designs


Gail Scraps $7-billion LNG Ship Tender

Image: GAIL (India) Limited.

 Gail India Ltd has scrapped a tender that would have led to the construction of three massive liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers at Indian shipyards.     After postponing tender deadline thrice and also one year later, state-owned gas utility GAIL India Ltd has not found any


Spain's First Pure-Gas Marine Engine

Photo courtesy of Rolls-Royce

 Rolls-Royce has signed a collaboration agreement with Spanish energy company Gas Natural Fenosa to develop and install a pure-gas Bergen engine aboard the Baleària-operated ferry Abel Matutes. According to Rolls-Royce , the contract gives the company its first reference for a


Adani Hazira Port Handles Record Rock Phosphate

  Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) today said its Hazira port had recently handled a record quantity of rock phosphate of 188,684 metric tonnes, highest amongst any commercial port in single calendar month.   With this feat


BWMC's Entry Into Force Imminent

Jacqueline Tan, Senior Claims Executive at the UK P&I Club, commented on the ballast water management controls coming into force:  “The coming into force of the Ballast Water Management Convention 2004 (“BWMC”) is now imminent


West Coast not to Hamper Hapag-Lloyd's Financials

Photo courtesy: Hapag-Lloyd AG

 The disruptions at West Coast ports in the U.S. caused by a labor dispute won’t do much harm to the financial results of the Germany’s biggest container shipping line Hapag-Lloyd AG, reports Bloomberg.   Hapag-Lloyd isn’t seeing massive declines in a way that it is






 
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