China Shipyard Delivers Bulk Carrier
The 47, 500 dwt bulk carrier 'You Hao 1' delivered by China Shipping Industry (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. (CICJS). The bulk carrier for Shanghai Friendship Shipping was the first to be built by this shipbuilder and was delivered at the No.1 outfitting quay of CIC Changxing shipyard. The ceremony was hosted by Mr. Wang Yiling, the Executive Director of CICJS. The Secretary of the Party Committee of China Shipping Industry (CIC) Zhang Yibing extended a welcome address and Mr.
Distance Training on Maritime Labour Convention
Norwegian trainers Seagull extend courses in preparation for the August 2013 introduction of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC). The Convention has been ratified…
Rio Tinto Marine Registers Another Ship in UK
'RTM Cook', built at Hanjin Heavy Industries in Subic Bay, Philippines, first of eight new RTM bulkers to fly the Red Ensign. Rio Tinto Marine provides services to the Rio Tinto Group to ensure that maximum efficiency is achieved in all of their mine-to-market supply chains, a critical aspect of Rio Tinto's mining business. In 2011 they shipped 160 million tonnes of dry bulk cargo and accounted for nearly 100,000 container movements.
'Rena' Grounding Owners Fined
Daina Shipping fined $300,000 in NZ Court for discharge of harmful substances following grounding of the ship Oct. 2011. “The guilty plea by the owners has led to this case being resolved in a timely fashion and that is to be welcomed,” MNZ Director Keith Manch said. “The completion of this prosecution marks another step in the response to the grounding of the Rena. Daina Shipping Co. was charged under sections 338(1B) and 15B of the Resource Management Act 199…
Liquid Robotics Hires Gysin
Liquid Robotics hires key Silicon Valley sales executive to fuel next stage of growth, Gary Gysin to lead global sales and services. Liquid Robotics, an ocean data service provider and developer of the Wave Glider, the first wave powered autonomous marine robot, has announced Gary Gysin has joined the Company as executive vice president of global sales and services. In this position, Gary will build…
Hapag-Lloyd Choses International Paint
Hapag-Lloyd has again chosen coatings from International Paint, this time for the ‘Hamburg Express’, the first of a new class of 10 container ship newbuildings from Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. At 13,200 TEU the ‘Hamburg Express’ is Hapag-Lloyd’s largest ship to date. All 10 units in the ‘Hamburg Express’ class are designed to support Hapag-Lloyd’s commitment to efficiency and sustainability by setting the very highest performance and environmental standards…
Aker Solutions Increases Fabrication Capacity
Aker Solutions has acquired a fabrication facility in Sandnessjøen, Norway, to increase its fabrication capacity in the Norwegian Sea and further north. The purchase…
CAT Debuts C175-16 in Germany
On the occasion of SMM 2012, Caterpillar Marine launched new diesel, dual fuel and gas engines. The C175-16 from Caterpillar is the first Cat engine with core ACERT Technology, designed and built from the ground up, according to Robert Hallengren, Marine Products Director, Caterpillar Marine Power Systems. It offers maximum performance along with EPA Marine Tier 3 and IMO Tier II emissions compliance with no after treatment, and is positioned to comply with EPA Tier 4 and IMO Tier III rules.
Raytheon Anschütz Steering Gear Control for Carnival
Germany’s Raytheon Anschütz won a contract to supply NautoSteer Advanced Steering Gear Control Systems to two prototype cruise ships being built at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard for Carnival Corporation. The new ships will operate under their Princess Cruises brand, and at 141,000 gt and with a capacity of 3,600 passengers, the ships will be the flagships in the Princess fleet and the largest ships ever built at Fincantieri.
Rolls-Royce Marine Gas Engines: U.S. EPA Approval
Rolls-Royce said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved for sale in the U.S. market its marine gas engine designed to improve fuel efficiency, cut harmful methane emissions and meet international environmental standards set to take effect in 2016. “This Certificate of Conformity by the EPA for our latest gas engine is good news for the US marine industry because LNG as a vessel fuel is indisputably the best long-term solution for ship owners…
Two Big Cruise Ship Orders for Fincantieri
Carnival Corporation & plc orders new ships, one each for Its Holland America Line and Carnival Cruise Lines brands. A memorandum of agreement has been signed with…
Hempel Launch High-solid Anti-fouling Paint
Hempel launches high-solids versions of their Globic, Oceanic and Olympic antifoulings, which offer optimised features and stronger ROI. The new versions, Globic 9000, Globic 6000, Oceanic+ and Olympic+, have been optimised to offer the benefits of high-solids. Reflecting Hempel’s commitment to investment in R&D, they offer optimised binder systems, polishing rates, biocides and solids levels. In addition…
USN Submarine Christening at Newport News Shipbuilding
Huntington Ingalls Industries held the christening of the 10th Virginia-class submarine, 'Minnesota' (SSN 783), at its NNS division. The ship's sponsor, Ellen Roughead, performed the traditional honor of breaking a bottle of American sparkling wine across the submarine's hull. Mrs. Roughead, a Minnesota native, is the wife of former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead. "Minnesota is the sum of all her parts," Mrs. Roughead said.
Nuclear Fuels Carrier Launched
Damen Shipyards Galati launch Nuclear Cargo Vessel 1600 for the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB). Damen Shipyards Galaţi (DSGa) located in Romania, a member of Damen Shipyards Group, launched the specialist cargo ship which will replace her predecessor M/S Sigyn, which has been in service during the past 30 years. The vessel is designed and built by Damen, with Damen Shipyards…
WISTA Ladies Show the Flag in Paris
Twenty WISTA USA (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association) members travel to Paris for the AGM. This annual gathering of WISTA members in locations around the world is augmented by industry leaders who participate in the three-day event as both speakers and delegates. This year a record 283 attended the event from 34 countries. The conference was kicked off by Peter Hinchliffe, Secretary General for the International Chamber of Shipping. Mr.
Unwelcome US Marina Visitor
The Resort at Port Ludlow: efforts are still underway to expedite the departure of 118 ft delinquent vessel 'New Star'. Port Ludlow Marina (Ludlow, WA) staff, along with the ship's current owner Geroge Marincin, have put a 24-hour vessel watch in place with the assistance of Rodger Slate, Vessel Assist of Port Hadlock, Wa. The Coast Guard did inspect the vessel and found that it does not pose any immediate environmental danger.
Stowaways Choose to Hide Between a Rock & a Hard Place
The American P&I Club warns again that stowaways continue to hide in the ship's rudder stock recess. The P&I Club advise its members that stowaways wait in port…
Thailand Proposes New Silk Road
Thailand at forefront of movement to build a 21st century network of land, sea and air routes to strengthen Asia. The Silk Road was a centuries-old network of linked…
NOAA Prepares Hurricane 'Sandy' Maritime Response
Hurricane-force winds are expected along portions of the coast between Chincoteague Virginia and Chatham Massachusetts. As Hurricane 'Sandy' heads north along the Atlantic coast, NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey is deep into preparations for maritime rapid response. Two objectives stand out: move navigation response personnel and assets into position to move quickly once SANDY moves out; and batten down survey vessels, to protect them from storm damage.
New Limousine Hybrid Yacht Tender by Green Yachts
Green Yachts located in Genova, Italy, spotlights its new luxury yacht tender with an eco-friendly hybrid propulsion system. The new Limousine Hybrid yacht tender concept is equipped as a standard with 2 inboard 125 HP engines, coupled with Hybrid propulsion system allowing to cruise in fully zero emission mode or to reduce the consumption of diesel engines. The hybrid system guarantees low pollution emission and great reduction of vibrations and noise when cruising.