New Wartsila Manufacturing Facility Opens in China
Wärtsilä CME Zhenjiang Propeller Co Ltd, the joint venture between Wärtsilä Corporation and Zhenjiang CME Ltd, inaugurated its new manufacturing facilities for controllable pitch (CP) propellers in Zhenjiang, China. Wärtsilä CME has invested EUR 12 million (over $17 million) in these facilities, as the company had announced last October. Wärtsilä CME Zhenjiang Propeller is the first company in China to manufacture Wärtsilä-designed, hydraulically-operated CP propellers.
LNG Ship Rents May Rise with Japan Cargoes Expand
According to a report from Bloomberg, the cost of hiring ships to haul liquefied natural gas may exceed $100,000 a day for the first time since 2003 as Japanese demand for the fuel expands…
Giant Containership CSCL Star Maiden Red Sea Call
Newly opened Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT), Jeddah Islamic Port’s flagship terminal, received the world’s largest containership vessel CSCL Star on its first Red…
Susan Mortgu Joins ZF Marine
ZF Marine welcomes Susan Mortgu as the newest addition to its team. Mortgu is the new account manager for the Northeast US and Atlantic Canada. She will be reporting to David Santos, Commercial Craft Segment Manager. A graduate of Kings Point (USMMA) and additional studies at University of Delaware’s school of Marine Policy, Mortgu comes to ZF Marine LLC with a wealth of experience in the industry.
EMC Agreement Caps Hjejlen’s 150th Jubilee
MAN Diesel & Turbo returned to its roots recently when it signed an EMC (Engine Management Concept) contract covering one of Denmark’s most famous vessels. maintenance and upkeep of the steam engine that has powered the 150-year-old paddle steamer Hjejlen (The Golden Plover) on the Silkeborg Lakes in central Jutland, Denmark since its launch. The Engine Management Concept is less a contract and more a partnership with much emphasis placed on building a long-term relationship with customers.
LNG: DSME Unveils High-Pressure Fueled Gas Supply System
In May 2011, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (www.dsme.co.kr) has developed a new HP-FGS(High-Pressure Fueled Gas Supply) system for MAN-Diesel & Turbo’s ME-GI (Gas Injection) Engine, and presented it to the market via a road show in Copenhagen, Denmark. Though there are small and middle size LNG fueled vessels already, this dual fuel engine for large commercial vessels which cover most of shipping industry is an original.
Shipbuilding: Keppel Wins $113m in Brazilian Contracts
Keppel Singmarine Brasil (KSM Brasil), Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M)'s new 7.6-ha shipbuilding facility in the state of Santa Catarina, has secured two…
Report: Americans Demand More Energy
The lack of a national energy policy has severe consequences for the American economy now and in the future, and a new report shows exactly how high energy costs…
USCG Photo: Barge Remains after Tug Sinks
Kodiak, Alaska - A Coast Guard Air Station HC-130 Hercules airplane crew conducted an overflight June 27, 2011, of a barge that was being towed by the tug Aries. The tug Aries had four crew aboard when it started taking on water 109 miles east of St. Paul Island June 26, 2011, and sank shortly afterward. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Kodiak.
LCS to Modernize Six Barges
The Lifecycle Services (LCS) unit of STX Finland has entered an agreement for push barge fleet modernization on April 29 with Aspo Group member ESL Shipping. The…
ASA Member Refloats Tanker on Mississippi
On June 13, a member of the American Salvage Association (ASA) responded to grounded vessel in the Mississippi River just above Cubit’s Gap, about 10 miles below Venice, Louisiana.
KJ Radio Orders AMOS Shipdex Suite
SpecTec Group and their partner CORENA, a S1000D software and implementation service, announced today that they have signed a strategic contract with Korea based KJ Radio for the AMOS Shipdex Suite.
Hanjin Union Ends 190-Day Strike
According to a report from The Chosun Ilbo, the labor union of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction's shipbuilding unit agreed on June 27 to end a strike that has lasted for over six months.
New Two-Stroke Licensee for MAN Diesel & Turbo
On June 15, MAN Diesel & Turbo added another two-stroke licensee to its roster at a signing ceremony in China with CSSC Guangzhou Marine Engine Co. Ltd. (GMD). An off-shoot of the state-owned CSSC Group, GMD is based close to the major Chinese city of Guangzhou and the special administrative region of Hong Kong, and has undertaken to produce 3 million hp of engines in an initial building period. Construction…
Offshore Solutions Welcomes Waterstreet
Offshore Solutions B.V. (OSBV), the joint venture between AMEC and Cofely Nederland N.V., has appointed Andy Waterstreet as engineering and projects manager. Waterstreet joins the company from the Dutch electro-technical installation company Croon Elektrotechniek B.V., where he was a senior project manager in the marine and offshore division. With more than 20 years’ experience in the industry and a ten-year career in the Royal Navy…
B.C. Invests in Shipbuilding Education
According to a report from CBC News, the B.C. government is pouring $550,000 into a shipbuilding training centre at Camosun College in Saanich. The centre will help…
Royal Navy of Oman: New Ship Launched
The last of three corvettes under construction by BAE Systems for the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) was formally named in a launching ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base today. Employees and guests, including senior representatives from the RNO and UK Royal Navy, gathered at the naval base to watch Lt General Hassan Mohsin Al Sharaiqi, Inspector General of the Police and Customs of the Sultanate of Oman, formally name the RNO’s newest vessel, Al Rasikh.
Chattanooga: Barge Lawsuit in Court
According to a report from the Times Free Press, attorneys meet on June 29 with a federal judge on a year-old case in which a barge and a fishing boat collided,…
S-E-A Names Karentz Senior Maritime Consultant
Captain Christopher Karentz has joined S-E-A, Ltd. (S-E-A) as a Senior Maritime Consultant. He is based in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale, Florida office. Captain Karentz complements S-E-A’s existing staff of marine investigators and enhances the “Marine and Energy Group” with his 30 plus years of maritime experience in vessel operations, vessel management, regulatory compliance and marine engineering.
Oil Tankers Booked Off US Gulf For Storage
According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, two oil tankers have been booked for use as floating storage vessels off the U.S. Gulf Coast this month, shipping…