Ship Repair & Conversion

Zamakona Yards' Commitment to Well-being

  Recently employees of Zamakona Yards participated in a training course for maintaining Health, Safety and Environment (HSE). The theoretical practice focused on working at heights,

NSSMC Opens Vietnam Representative Office

Nippon  Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC) held an opening ceremony on February 27 for its new Vietnam Representative Office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam,

Ultrasonic Testing for Hatch Covers

Poor maintenance of hatch-covers, seals and coamings, resulting in water entering a ship’s hold can lead to devastating consequences.  Testing that hatch covers

Keppel FELS to Deliver 100th Jackup Rig

Keppel FELS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) is on track to deliver PV Drilling VI, a KFELS B Class jackup rig, to PV Drilling Overseas (PVDO),

Conrad Shipyard Bags LNG Order

 Energy infrastructure and LNG solutions provider WesPac Midstream and its subsidiary Clean Marine Energy (CME) have awarded a contract to Conrad Orange Shipyard

Electronics Retrofit for Taiwanese Research Vessel

L-3 SAM Electronics has been awarded a contract to retrofit propulsion control and automation systems aboard the Taiwanese Navy’s Ta Kuan hydrographic and oceanographic research vessel.

Tall Ship Docked for Repairs

The largest brig to be built in the U.K. in a century sailed into in a Greenock dry dock yesterday for general maintenance and essential winter repairs.   The

Europe Should Resume Shipbuilding

 In the EU journal Parliament, Portuguese Member of European Parliament João Ferreira has proposed a five-point plan to stimulate growth in the EU shipbuilding industry.

USCG Leaders Testify on Budget Requests

USCG Commandant, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard testify before the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation   U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm.

Maybulk to Build Five More Ships

 Unfazed by the tough market conditions that the shipping industry is faced with, Malaysian Bulk Carriers Bhd (Maybulk) said it will move forward with fleet renewal activities.

Petronas, HHI Novation Agreement with MISC

 Malaysia’s MISC Bhd and parent Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) have agreed to build new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers worth US$1.1 billion and charter

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

ABB to Boost Fuel Efficiency of Pioneer Marine’s Vessels

  Amarcon, an ABB Group company, today announced that the company will deliver SEEMP-compliant OCTOPUS-Onboard fuel monitoring systems for 12 Handysize bulk carriers

Vietnam Shipping Industry Looks Bullish

 The port of Ho ChiMinh City is expected to lead the way in terms of tonnage throughput handled in 2015. The port of Da Nang, however, is expected to outperform

Germany’s Nordic Yards Set to Build Shipyard in Russia

 The German shipbuilder Nordic Yards is considering constructing shipyards in Russia, in particular in the Far East.    The owner of the shipbuilder, Vitaly Yusufov

Spain's First Pure-Gas Marine Engine

 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.

Gail Scraps $7-billion LNG Ship Tender

 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

Propellers: One Size and Shape Does Not Fit All

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.

Victoria Shipyards VP Barker to Retire

Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards announces retirement of vice president and general manager, appoints successor   Seaspan’s vice president and general manager of Victoria Shipyards Co.

MSC Reports Better Fuel Efficiency with Jotun's HPS

Jotun Marine Coatings said Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) will apply Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) on a number of new and existing vessels.   With almost 500 vessels,

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