New Laker Homeward Bound from China

MarineLink.com
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Algoma Equinox Launching: Photo courtesy of Algoma Central Corp.

Algoma Central Corporation's 'Algoma Equinox', the first in a series of eight Equinox-class ships, has set sail from the Nantong Mingde Heavy Industries shipyard in Nantong, China bound for Canada.

The series consists of four gearless bulk carriers and four self-unloading bulk carriers.  Algoma will own six of the series, consisting of two gearless bulkers and four self-unloading vessels. CWB Inc., formerly the Canadian Wheat Board, will own the other two gearless bulkers, which will be operated and managed by Algoma.

"Today, 20 Algoma crew members pushed away from the Nantong dock and began the long journey home," said Greg Wight, Algoma President and CEO.  "The journey is expected to take eight weeks, during which time the crew will put the new ship through her paces. I know I speak for everyone from Algoma when I say that I look forward to seeing the Algoma Equinox and the crew arrive back in Canada in mid-November."

The Equinox Class represents the next generation of Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Waterway bulk cargo vessels. Algoma's $300 million investment in six Equinox Class vessels demonstrates the Corporation's commitment to operating in a sustainable manner.  The ships have been designed to optimize fuel efficiency and operating performance thus minimizing environmental impact. 

A 45% improvement in energy efficiency over Algoma's current fleet average is expected, resulting from the use of a modern Tier II compliant engine, increased cargo capacity, and improved hull form. In addition, a fully integrated IMO approved exhaust gas scrubber will remove 97% of all sulphur oxides from shipboard emissions.  The use of exhaust gas scrubbers represents the first application of an IMO approved integrated scrubber on a Great Lakes - St. Lawrence vessel class.

 

Maritime Reporter June 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

AVEVA, DNV GL's Sesam Integration Cuts Cost

Integration of Aveva and DNV GL's Sesam Reduces Costs in Maritime and Offshore Engineering. Engineers designing ship hulls and offshore floaters can now save

FORAN for Pertamina's Future Ships

FORAN has been chosen by state-owned company PERTAMINA to review the design of their future oil product carrier ships, under construction in a shipyard with the FORAN System.

Bestobell Bags HHI's Valve Order

Bestobell Marine, a world leading supplier of cryogenic valves for ships, has won a major new order from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in South Korea to supply valves for two new vessels.

Bulk Carrier Trends

MSC Geneva Gets Fatter

A revolutionary new option to scrapping for younger panamax containerships deemed too small for a tradelane involves widening the vessel rather than adding length.

Grimaldi Orders Three PCTCs

After signing an order for the construction of five new ships two weeks ago, the Italian shipowner  Grimaldi Group has signed another contract for the construction

Is It Too Late To Tangle With Spike in Shipping Market

A series of interesting and extreme price spikes is going on in the shipping market today, says Clarksons, provider of global shipping and offshore market intelligence.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1605 sec (6 req/sec)