Incat Crowther Building Three Catamaran Ferries
Incat Crowther is pleased to announce that construction is well advanced on three new catamaran ferries to its design. Two 32-metre ferries and one 24-metre ferry will be operated by Riverside Marine to transport workers between Gladstone, Queensland and the new LNG plant on Curtis Island. By focusing on passenger accommodation, seakeeping, efficiency and range, Riverside Marine and Incat Crowther have developed a 3-vessel fleet which offers maximum capacity combined with maximum flexibility.
DnB NOR’s Asia Energy Team Adds Sekkat
Omar Sekkat has joined DnB NOR’s energy division at the bank’s Asian headquarters in Singapore. He comes to the role after transferring from DnB NOR in London. Mr Sekkat’s appointment as a Senior Vice President of the energy division at DnB NOR Asia takes immediate effect and his role is to contribute to the bank’s ongoing expansion in Asia Pacific within energy finance. Omar Sekkat said today: “It…
Thome Ship Management Appoints New Managing Director
Carsten Brix Ostenfeldt has been appointed Managing Director of Thome Ship Management with immediate effect. He replaces Bjorn Hojgaard who has resigned from the group to pursue other interests. Carsten becomes Managing Director of Thome Ship Management after serving as the company’s Technical Director for the last two years. Mr Thorstensen thanked Bjorn Hojgaard for his time at Thome Ship Management and said his decision to leave the group was “sad but understandable”.
Odfjell Buys New Vessel
Odfjell entered into a contract for the purchase of MT Holly Galaxy, a 19,975 dwt chemical tanker (IMO II/III) with 22 stainless steel cargo tanks, built in 2006 at Fukuoka Shipbuilding in Japan.
Bulk Carrier to Ride on Bubbles to Reduce CO2 25%
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has developed a new bulk carrier which it repotes will enable reductions in CO2 emissions by about 25% compared with conventional averaged bulk carriers. As the first commercial application of the new design, MHI will provide its conceptual design and green technologies to three grain carriers to be built for Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) of the U.S. MHI's…
Daewoo: Exceeds $11B Order Target by 9%
According to a report on www.marketwatch.com, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. exceeded its annual order target of $11 billion by 9%, helped by two separate…
Rolls-Royce Wins Deal to Power 18 Tugs
Rolls-Royce won orders worth around £18 million for the supply of Azimuth thrusters to power 18 new tugs being built in China. Qingdao and Yingkou Ports will take delivery of 12 new tugs…
Gibdock Completes Boluda Tug Overhaul
Gibdock completed a complex propulsion system job, following the recent docking of the 57-ton bollard pull capacity Boluda group harbour tug Siroco. The 2001-built Siroco…
APL Appoints North Asia Regional Head
APL announced the appointment of Wong Siew Loong as Regional President of its North Asia business. “Siew Loong brings with him 15 years of experience within the company.
GD: $429m for Nuclear-Submarine Support Work
The U.S. Navy has awarded a $429 million contract modification to General Dynamics Electric Boat to provide planning yard work, engineering and technical support for nuclear submarines.
NSRP Approves $1.4m in Shipbuilding Program Funds
As part of the National Shipbuilding Research Program’s (NSRP) core mission to reduce the costs associated with Navy shipbuilding and repair, the NSRP Executive…
Containership Route Reshuffling
CMA CGM Group, MSC and CSAV are pleased to announce the reshuffling of their service linking Asia, Mexico, Central America and West Coast of South America. Operated by CMA CGM and CSAV until then…
Maersk Uses Emsys for USN Biofuel Trials
W R Systems, Ltd (WRSystems) was asked to supply its Emsys laser-based Emissions Monitoring System (EMS) for the purpose of emission verification for an ongoing…
Royston Strengthens Automation engineering Focus
Diesel engine specialist Royston Limited has now extended its capabilities to include automation and control systems. The new area of activity follows a strengthening of its engineering support team with the recent appointment of Steve Roberts as a process control engineer. He is the first specialist with specific electronics training to be recruited by the company and he now enables Royston to support every aspect of its clients’ diesel engines with in-house expertise.
MOL Drill Tests Disaster Response
MOL Table Top Drill Tests Response to Possible Product Tanker Collision, Fire in Tokyo Bay. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL, President: Koichi Muto) announced the completion of a table top drill based on a scenario in which the MOL Group-managed petroleum product tanker Raysut collided with another merchant vessel in Tokyo Bay, resulting in explosions and a fire on board. The three-hour drill, from 1pm (local time) to 4pm on Friday…
Powerful Air Hoist Lifts 125 Tons
What is believed to be the world’s first air operated hoist with a lift capacity of 125 tons has been manufactured by materials handling and lifting specialists J D Neuhaus. This is the most powerful unit in their EH range of handling equipment. Designated as an EH 125 monorail hoist, the unit operates from a 6 bar air pressure and is equipped with 10kW and 2.8kW rated motors for the lifting and traverse functions respectively.
Troy Container Line Appoints Account Executive
Troy Container Line Ltd., one of the largest American-owned NVOCCs, today announced the appointment of Daniel A. Vorsky as account executive. Based in the company’s Red Bank, NJ office, Vorsky will use his experience in logistics and supply-chain management to foster the expansion of Troy in new markets while maintaining the company’s strong tradition of quality service. In his new position, Vorsky will execute strategic sales plans and oversee day-to-day account transactions at Troy.