China Shipbuilder Ponders Overseas Yard Acquisition
China Shipbuilding Industry Corp (CSIC) says it has had advanced talks with a European shipbuilder so far. Despite the travails of the lack of orders at home one…
Coast Guard Icebreaker Begins 2012 Arctic Missions
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter 'Healy' begins the first of three Arctic missions scheduled during 2012. Healy departed its homeport of Seattle July 30, for a deployment that will include three missions that support scientific research in the Arctic. After a brief stop in Dutch Harbor for logistics and to welcome aboard the 38 members of the HLY-12-01 science party, the cutter continued its northbound transit through the Bering Strait to the Chukchi Sea.
China Shipyard Wins Grimaldi Five Ship Contract
Shangai's Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding contracted by Grimaldi Group to build 5 large RoRo container ships. The new generation of 3,800-teu Ro-Ro container ships will replace ACL's existing fleet of such types of ship operating in the company's transatlantic service and they will be the first of their type ever built. The newbuilds will be bigger, faster, greener and more efficient than their predecessors, according to ACL. All five vessels are to be delivered in 2015.
Hamburg Süd Christens Containership in China
On Wednesday, August 15, 2012, Hamburg Süd celebrated the christening of its container ship “Santa Barbara” at the Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT)…
Teekay, KOTUG JV In Australian Towage Market
Teekay Shipping Australia Pty Ltd. (Teekay) and KOTUG International B.V. The Netherlands (KOTUG) today announced the establishment of a new Joint Venture (JV) company…
Scheldepoort Wins Naval Frigate Contract
Scheldepoort Repair & Conversion Yard won a Royal Netherlands Navy contract to modernize and upgrade the propeller shaft lines and generator sets of four Air Defenxe and Command Frigates. Part of the Damen Shipyards Group, Scheldepoort is based in Vlissingen in the south of the Netherlands, and specialises in maintenance, modifications, repairs and refits. Technology has moved on considerably since the vessels were built…
Scheldepoort to Convert Jack-up Rig into Offshore Hotel Accommodation
Scheldepoort Repair & Conversion Yard has been awarded a contract to convert the jack-up drill rig Shelf Explorer into offshore hotel accommodation. The accommodation unit will then be known as Atlantic Amsterdam, owned by Atlantic Amsterdam Pte. Ltd. in Singapore, a subsidiary of Ezion Holdings Ltd. Scheldepoort Repair & Conversion Yard (based in Vlissingen, The Netherlands) is part of Damen Shipyards Group and specializes in modifications, repairs and refits.
Arctic OSV Delivered 4 Months
Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, joint-venture, that is 50/50 owned by STX Finland and United Shipbuilding Corporation, is building two identical offshore icebreaking…
Hempel Launches High-Solids Antifouling
Hempel is launching high-solids versions of their Globic, Oceanic and Olympic antifoulings, which offer optimized features and stronger ROI, according to the company.
Jensen Maritime Open New Orleans Office
New Location Strategically Positions Jensen along U.S. Gulf, West and East Coasts. Seattle-based Jensen Maritime Consultants, a Crowley Maritime Corporation company…
Shipdock, Spliethoff Combine Forces
Shipdock has reached an agreement with Spliethoff, the Amsterdam-based ship-owning company, for the largest exhaust gas scrubber unit installed so far on board a commercial vessel.
Planned Floating Production Projects Hits All-Time High
IMA has just completed an in-depth analysis of the floating production sector. The 175 page report Floating Production Systems: Assessment of the Outlook for FPSOs, Semis, TLPs, Spars, FLNGs, FSRUs and FSOs is the 47th in a series of IMA reports on the deepwater production sector that began in 1996. Some highlights from the new report are below. Order backlog for production floaters at all-time high – 74 production floaters are currently on order.
New PPG coating helps revive historic warship
PSX ONE coating restores ‘Battleship of Presidents,’ now an interactive naval museum. The USS Iowa protected America for nearly 50 years. Now PSX® ONE coating, an advanced marine coating introduced last year by PPG Industries, is protecting the ship. Known as the “World’s Greatest Naval Ship” and the “Big Stick,” the 887-foot-long, 45,000-ton USS Iowa was first deployed in 1943. It is also called the “Battleship of Presidents” because it hosted more visits by U.S.
Austal Graduates Four-Year Apprentices
Part of Austal’s growing talent pool – 3,000 and counting. Austal USA honored 15 graduates of Austal’s cutting-edge four-year apprenticeship program yesterday at a ceremony held in the new Office Complex Multi-Use Room. This was recently the same backdrop for a ribbon-cutting ceremony which celebrated the official opening of three new buildings at Austal’s state-of-the-art shipbuilding operation in Mobile, Ala.
‘Super-sized’ Seaway Cargoes to U.S Ports
Economic conditions and severe weather conditions have formed the perfect storm to slow some traditional trade at U.S. ports along the St. Lawrence Seaway System. The St. Lawrence Seaway reported that year-to-date total cargo shipments for the period March 22 to July 31 was 17.1 million metric tons, virtually flat over the same period in 2011. While July is usually a slow month on the System, not all the news was negative.
FKAB Designs Dredger with Nupas-Cadmatic
FKAB secured a contract for the design of a 2,400m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) for the Taiwanese Kaohsiung Harbour Authority which will be built at Taiwan’s Ching Fu Shipyard. FKAB Sweden performed basic drawings, FKAB China office will carry out detail and production design with Nupas-Cadmatic. Even though FKAB has had Nupas-Cadmatic licenses for a couple of years, they were all used in the Dalian office.
AMSEC LLC Wins U.S. Navy Task Order
Huntington Ingalls Industries said its AMSEC LLC subsidiary won a task order under a previously awarded contract to provide engineering and technical services to support efforts to improve U.S.
Hamburg Süd Christen Container Ship
Hamburg Süd celebrate the christening of container ship “Santa Barbara” at the Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) in Shenzhen, China. The “Santa Barbara”…
Miclyn Express Offshore Takes Delivery of MSV
Miclyn Express Offshore takes delivery of 2011 built 70m Maintenance Support Vessel, renamed “MEO Galaxy”. Headquartered in Singapore Miclyn Express Offshore group of companies is a leading provider of service vessels to the expanding offshore oil and gas industry, across South East Asia, Australia and the Middle East. MEO Galaxy is an ideal vessel to provide support for platform maintenance, as well as HUC operations.
Underwater Thruster Repair & Maintenance Work Benefits
Hydrex offer a wide range of underwater repair or maintenance work on ship thruster units. An entire unit can be overhauled, propeller blades or seals can be replaced or repair work on a specific part of a thruster can be performed fast by Hydrex diver/technicians on site. All of these repairs can be carried out without the need to drydock the vessel. Hydrex was the first company to show that it was possible to remove and then replace thrusters fast by creating a dry environment underwater.