DNV GL Holds Hearing Ahead of New Rules Launch
More than 800 customers and stakeholders will receive the new DNV GL rules today as part of an external hearing process before their publication and entry into force. According to DNV GL, the rules are the signature of the classification society, forming the basis of the organization and playing an essential role in its work to make the maritime industry safer, smarter and greener. The merger of DNV and GL brought together a set of competencies…
UK Navy’s Ice Patrol Ship Gets a New Coating
U.K. Royal Navy Ice Patrol Ship HMS Protector is deployed on operations for 330 days a year, mostly in the Antarctic region, making it essential that her underwater hull is protected against the harsh icy conditions she faces. At the end of May, HMS Protector was coated with Ecospeed at the A&P Tyne Ltd. Shipyard in Tyne and Wear, U.K. A top consideration in a hull coating for ice-going vessels and…
Bahri to Buy Five More Oil Tankers from Hyundai Heavy
National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has signed a deal to buy a further five very large crude tankers from ship builder Hyundai Heavy Industries, the…
First ME-LGI Engine Test Deemed a Success
MAN Diesel & Turbo licensee Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) recently demonstrated the liquid-gas-injection concept in Japan on 17 June, 2015 using the very first ME-LGI engine to ever be commercially produced. The engine, with the type designation 7S50ME-B9.3-LGI, is bound for a vessel currently under construction by Minaminippon Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. for Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
Gondan Delivers Patrol Boats Rio Belelle, Rio Agueda
Gondan GRP Division has handed over two 36 knots maximum speed patrol boats. Yesterday the GRP Patrol Boats built for the Maritime Service of the Spanish Guardia Civil by Gondan Shipyard were officially delivered in Cádiz, Andalucía. With an overall length of 20.9 meters and a beam of 5 meters, the boats built in Fiber (GRP) in Gondan’s Castropol yard, sailed to destination, arriving at Cadiz and Algeciras ports, from where they will operate.
Transas Shifts Sole Focus to Maritime Sector
Arranging new changes to its brand positioning, the Transas Group informs it will now focus its efforts solely in the maritime market. The group’s shareholders made the decision to focus the Transas brand on the maritime business only, taking into account the success of Transas and its brand awareness in the maritime IT market and dominating position in several key segments of this market, Transas explained.
Kenyan Port Workers Strike Over Higher Health Costs
More than 2,000 workers at East Africa's biggest port in Kenya's coastal city Mombasa went on strike on Wednesday protesting an increase in the amount they will…
European Court Ups Standards for River Dredging
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Wednesday that damage to water quality must be considered when authorities approve river dredging to expand ports, in a ruling which could hinder expansion at the German ports of Bremen and Hamburg. The European Union's highest tribunal raised hurdles for approval of port dredging projects which could harm marine life, saying more consideration must be given to the potential damage to water quality and marine life.
NAPA Streamlines Compliance with Class Design Rules
Global maritime software, services and data analysis company NAPA announced the release of new tools and interfaces with class society software to streamline ship design compliance with Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC&OT; formerly known as “harmonized CSR”) from the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). Updates to 3D structural design software…
MES Delivers Bulk Carrier Newbuild
MES delivers next ship of its Eco-Ship neo60BC design, 60,000 DWT type bulk carrierM.V. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) completed and delivered a 60,000 dwt type bulk carrier M.V. Phoenix Rising (MES Hull No. 1903) at its Chiba Works on July 1, 2015 to Saville Shipping Corporation, Liberia. Phoenix Rising is the second ship of the builder’s neo60BC, and the third Eco-Ship in the neo series lineup.
SUNY Maritime to Host e-Navigation Conference
The e-Navigation Underway 2015 – North America conference will be hosted by The State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College from September 28 to 30 on the college’s Throggs Neck, N.Y. campus.
GTT Records Order for 2 LNG Tankers
GTT, a designer of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of liquefied natural gas (LNG), announced it has received a new order…
Shell Green Lights GoM Field After Cost Cuts
Royal Dutch Shell has given the green light for the development of its largest platform in the Gulf of Mexico after making steep cost cuts which made the deep water…
Chinese PM Inks 2 Agreements During CMA CGM Visit
The CMA CGM Group hosted the Chinese Prime Minister, the French Foreign Affairs Minister and a ministerial delegation at its headquarters in Marseilles, July 1, the global shipping company announced. Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang was accompanied by France Minister of Foreign Affairs Laurent Fabius, the Minister of State for Foreign Trade Matthias Fekl and an important Chinese ministerial delegation during this visit.
Striking Ferry Workers to Ease Blockade of Calais Port
Striking ferry workers blocking access to Calais port in northern France agreed on Wednesday to let some boats through, partly lifting a blockade in its third day.
The Hour of Power: Hybrid Marine Technology and Green Ports
In 2015 two significant developments are going to make many operators, owners and builders of professional vessels consider hybrid marine power. Firstly the new emissions laws in ports, and secondly there is now an incentive for high technology manufacturers to invest in developing highly efficient batteries. Hybrid is ‘here and now’ technology that is being utilized by many industries around the world.
Lifting Specialists Modulift, IMES form Joint Venture
Lifting industry specialists Modulift and IMES have formed a joint venture to offer an integrated management service to clients internationally. The two companies have combined to create the new customizable package which will focus exclusively on “below the hook” operations. The Lift Management Services (LMS) offering links all components and processes to give clients a full support mechanism for any major heavy lifting project from start to finish.
Charleston Harbor Deepening Gets US Funding
Charleston Harbor deepening project earns key federal funding for preconstruction engineering and design; U.S. Today SC Ports Authority announced $1.303 million…
Hapag-Lloyd's New Noses Lower Emissions
Hamburg based shipping company Hapag-Lloyd plans for 24 of the largest containerships in its fleet to get new bulbous bows by 2016, with some of the vessels also pegged to be fitted with optimized propellers, ultimately enabling lower fuel consumption coupled with fewer emissions. “It’s as high as a truck, weighs about 250 [metric tons] and is a prominent feature at the very tip of the bow of modern container ships.
Yanmar Diesel Engines for Fast New Crew Tender
The expansion of the number of wind turbines out at sea near the northern Dutch coast was reason enough for Ubels Offshore to expand its fleet with a fifth ship last year.