Ship Repair & Conversion

Ecofix Filler Coat Cuts Rudder Repairs Cost

With an increasing trend for thruster and rudder manufacturers finishing their products with self-cleaning protective hard coatings, Antwerp headquartered Subsea

Quick Propeller Repair Prevents Drydocking

Recently a team of Hydrex diver/technicians performed a propeller blade cropping on a 190-meter container bulker berthed in Hamburg. Two parts of the tip of one

NASSCO Bags USS Oak Hill Modification Award

General Dynamics NASSCO-Norfolk was awarded a $42 million cost-plus-award-fee modification to a previously awarded contract for the repair and alteration for the USS Oak Hill (LSD-51).

IRClass First to Certify Indian Recycling Yards per EU Standard

IRClass is amongst the first organizations in the world to certify ship recycling yards according to EU standards as an ‘Independent Verifier’. IRClass Systems and Solutions Pvt.

Watson Joins Hatteras Yachts as COO

Hatteras/Cabo Yachts, LLC has welcomed Wade Watson to the company. He has joined the company as chief operating officer, reporting directly to Hatteras President and CEO, John Ward.

Drydocks World Conforms to FPC under EU Regulation

Drydocks World, the international service provider to the shipping, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors has successfully been certified to European Standards EN 1090 – 1 and EN 1090-2.

KR Boosts Operational Efficiency with Boxship Conversion

The Korean Register has announced that it has successfully completed a feasibility study for the conversion of an 8,600 teu containership into a 10,000 teu vessel.

South Korean Yards Face Shrinking Orderbook

 The global orderbook has continued to decline in the year to date, indicating that there are diminishing levels of activity at many of the world’s shipyards, says Clarksons Research.

Kooiman to Repair MTS Julius Rütgers

Eiltank Schiffart GmbH & Co KG has placed the order for the repair of the inland waterway tanker vessel Julius Rütgers Shipyard with the shipyard Gerb. Kooiman B.

LCS 6 Completes Full Ship Shock Trials

Austal Limited successfully completed Full Shock Trials by USS Jackson(LCS 6) on July 16, 21016.   The Navy stated that USS Jackson (LCS 6) “performed exceptionally

A Painful Shipping Record – Vessel Scrapping

More containership capacity is being demolished than ever before, including old-design ships made redundant by the new Panama Canal. Drewry checks if this end the

Verweij Hoebee Groep Extends Service Portfolio with Management Audits

Verweij Hoebee Groep, a subsidiary of BMT Group, expanded its service portfolio with the introduction of management audits of ship owners.   This unique prevention

Ong Appointed Company Secretary, Triyards Holdings

The Board of Directors of Triyards Holdings Limited announced that Mr. Yeo Keng Nien has resigned as the Company Secretary of the Company with effect from 15 July 2016.

Philly Shipyard to pay Dividend

Philly Shipyard, a U.S. commercial shipyard constructing vessels for operation in the Jones Act market has announced acash dividend to be paid by PHLY.   The

Slippery Orders in Ship Building

 The situation of the shipyards in the world and in particular the struggles of the Korean shipbuilding industry has received a fair amount of attention in the shipping press,

Shipbuilding’s ‘Fatal Attraction’ – A Dramatic Affair?

 Down the years, shipbuilders have always entered and exited the business as cycles have progressed, but over the past decade developments have been dramatic, says Clarksons Research.

Japanese Shipbuilding Sliced

 New ship orders placed at Japanese yards fell by 80% during H1 2016 compared to H1 2015, according to data from the Japan Ship Exporters' Association (JSEA).    According

New Coupling Options for Viega's MegaPress

Pipe fitting installation technology manufacturer Viega has introduced six new, extended no-stop coupling options for its Viega MegaPress and MegaPressG systems

EU Ship Recycling on the Radar

 The European Union Ship Recycling Regulation has been effective since 2013 and applies to all ships entering ports and terminals of EU Member States.    While

High Speed Solid State S-band Delivered for US Ferry

A Solid State S-band radar with 8-ft antenna and high speed rotation – reportedly the world’s first and smallest – has been installed by JRC for the high speed car/passenger ferry Lake Express.

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