Shipbuilding Competitivenss Slipping Away from S. Korea
Korean shipbuilders have dominated the global market, raking in many billions of dollars to help fuel growth in the country, but now a severe slump in the industry…
Saudi Cement Shortage: Ten Million Tons on Order
Saudi Port Authority (SPA) says cement shipments have been coming since implementation of the decrees of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah to import 10 million tons of cement to cover local demand. Citing the press spokesman for the SPA, Arab News reports that seven seven ships with 202,000 tons of cement reached Dammam Port last week; one ship was loaded with 50,000 tons and another with 45,000 tons. Additionally, 72,000 tons will come through Jazan Port.
New Leadership Role for Titan's Shelby Harris
Veteran Salvage Master Shelby Harris has been named Titan Salvage’s new director of marine operations in Asia. Shelby will bring more than 15 years of experience responding to large-scale domestic and international salvage and wreck removal projects. He will be based out of the company’s Singapore office and equipment depot, a 45,000-square-foot site west of the city, and report to Titan’s Director of Operations Patrick Keenan.
ABB Wins North Sea FPSO Power & Automation Order
ABB wins contract worth $20 million for providing power & automation technologies to a floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) built by the Chinese shipyard COSCO Nantong for Dana Petroleum. ABB's delivery will contribute to efficient and safe operations, and reliable power distribution on board. The FPSO will have Sevan Marine's characteristic cylindrical design and will be located on the Western Isles field on the UK Continental Shelf…
Ingalls Database Administrator is STEM 'Role Model of the Week'
Robert Dominguez, lead database administrator (DBA) and database architect at Ingalls Shipbuilding, was recently featured as "Role Model of the Week" on the Great Minds in STEM website. The Great Minds in STEM Role Model of the Week is an online feature that highlights Hispanic engineers, scientists and technologists in academia, industry, military and the government. Selected from hundreds of nominees…
MAN Power & Propulsion Package for New Seismic Vessel
MAN Diesel & Turbo has contracted to supply 8L32/44CR B.2 engines as part of a complete propulsion package to power a seismic vessel ordered by GC Rieber Shipping of Norway. Four of the engines, along with 2 × 2-speed Flender Twin-In/Single-Out reduction gears and MAN Alpha Twin Screw CP propellers in AHT nozzles, will power the vessel which is classed as Ice Class 1A*. The vessel design is an ST 324 XT from Skipsteknisk of Aalesund…
IMO Mulls Postponement of Tier III Limits
Germanischer Lloyd's traditional recap of the latest session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of International Maritime Organization (IMO), focused on the surprising developments at the 65th session. MPEC 65, held in London in May, saw the IMO potentially postpone the introduction of the TIER III NOx limits contained in regulation 13 of MARPOL Annex VI, scheduled to come into effect in 2016, to 2021.
Blue Guardian Ready for the North Sea
The platform supply vessel Blue Guardian was delivered from Ulstein to Blue Ship Invest on June 28, 2013. The vessel is contracted to work in the North Sea. Blue Guardian is the fifth in a series of six platform supply vessels (PSV) of the PX121 design from Ulstein Verft, and the vessel is under the management of Remøy Shipping. From mid-July, the ship has been contracted by Det Norske Oljeselskap ASA and Repsol Exploration respectively…
FSL Appoints New Independent Director
FSL Trust Management Pte. Ltd. (FSLTM), as trustee-manager of First Ship Lease Trust (FSL Trust), has announced the appointment of Michael J. Oliver to its Board of Directors. Mr.
Wärtsilä to Supply Propulsion for 24 New Vessels
Wärtsilä, the marine industry's leading solutions and services provider, has been contracted to supply propulsion packages for 24 new vessels being built for the Singapore based China Navigation Co. Pte. Ltd (CNCo). The ships are being built at the Chengxi and Zhejiang Ouhua shipyards in China, and the contracts were signed with Wärtsilä licensee Hudong Heavy Machinery (HHM) in 2012 and during the first half of this year.
TCV Adds Another Crane in Valencia
TCV Stevedoring Company, a Grup TCB company managing the transport of goods at the Levante and Llovera docks in the Port of Valencia, has received its fourth Super Post Panamax crane for operating large vessels up to 22 containers wide. Developed by Shanghai Zhenhua Port Machinery (ZMPC), the acquired gantry crane weighs 1,600 tons, is capable of lifting 65 tons and is 44 meters high under the spreader.
Market Trends Call for Gigantic Engines
Following from the market development towards the further optimization of large container ships’ propulsion efficiency, MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced two significant additions to its engine program. The G95ME-C9.2 and S90ME-C10.2 units rank among the largest and most powerful engines the company has ever released to the marine, two-stroke market. The company reports that the drawing delivery time for the S90ME-C10.2 and G95ME-C9.2 is…
Solent Contracts Damen for Two Stan Tugs
Damen Shipyards Group has been contracted for a STu1205 and a STu1606 for Solent Towage at the U.K’s Seawork International exhibition. The vessels will be delivered by October 1, 2013 and deployed for work on Exxon at the Fawley Oil Refinery, on Southampton Water. Solent Towage has owned a Damen vessel for 18 years, which has clocked up 36,000 engine hours. Among its fleet of seven vessels, it’s the favorite among the crew, so Damen was the obvious choice for expansion.
CMA CGM America Reorganization
CMA CGM would like to announce the reorganization of CMA CGM America LLC, the U.S. agent of the CMA CGM Group, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, with the departure of Frank Baragona…
Harris Assumes New Leadership Role with Titan
Veteran Salvage Master Shelby Harris has been named Titan Salvage’s new director of marine operations in Asia, where he will bring more than 15 years of experience responding to large-scale domestic and international salvage and wreck removal projects. He will be based out of the company’s Singapore office and equipment depot, a 45,000-square-foot site west of the city, and report to Titan’s Director of Operations Patrick Keenan.
MOL Receives Two Port Environmental Awards
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that the company has earned recognition from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, for its efforts to ensure compliance with standards that call for vessels to slow down within 40 nautical miles (nm) of the shore. The Port of Los Angeles introduced the Vessel Speed Reduction Program and Port of Long Beach the Green Flag Program. The programs…
MAN Propulsion to Power Seismic Vessel
MAN Diesel & Turbo recently signed a contract for the supply of 8L32/44CR B.2 engines as part of a complete propulsion package to power a seismic vessel ordered by GC Rieber Shipping of Norway. The contract contains an option for an extra vessel. Four of the engines, along with two two-speed Flender Twin-In/Single-Out reduction gears and MAN Alpha Twin Screw CP propellers in AHT nozzles, will power the vessel.
TOTE CEO Receives Award for Professional Excellence
TOTE, Inc. President and CEO Anthony Chiarello was honored by The Navy League of the United States with the Vincent T. Hirsch Maritime Award at the organization’s annual convention and Sea Service Awards Luncheon in Long Beach, Calif. last week. The Vincent T. Hirsch Maritime Award, named for a patron and past president of the Navy League, was presented to Chiarello in honor of his achievements during…
Icebreaking Rescue MPV Hull Assembly Begins in Helsinki
The hull assembly of an icebreaking multipurpose emergency and rescue vessel for Russian Ministry of Transport started June 28, 2013 at Arctech Helsinki Shipyard. The vessel will be used in icebreaking, rescue and oil combatting operations in the Gulf of Finland. The vessel being built at Helsinki shipyard represents a completely new type of technology. The vessel features an asymmetric hull, patented oblique design and three 360 degrees rotating propulsors…
Alfa Laval Exhaust Cleaning System to Go on Three DFDS Vessels
Alfa Laval will supply its PureSOx exhaust gas cleaning systems to DFDS Seaways for three roll-on/roll-off cargo vessels to be retrofitted by the Polish shipyard Remontowa. The contract was signed in December 2012 and an initial announcement made in January 2013. Delivery is scheduled for July 2013 with installation and commissioning to follow immediately thereafter. A shipping and logistics company serving northern Europe with routes across the North Sea…