Arctic Cruise Ship Brings High-tech, Green Design
A new vessel has been designed as a luxury expedition cruise vessel for worldwide operation including Arctic and Antarctic regions for itineraries up to 21 days with 300 passengers aboard. The vessel is designed for unrestricted ocean voyages and strengthened for Ice Class 1A service. According to designers KNUD E. HANSEN A/S, the vessel has been developed to meet and challenge the increasing interest…
Hapag-Lloyd Adds 6,000 Reefer Containers
In order to profit from the growing reefer markets in South America and Asia, Hapag-Lloyd has ordered 6,000 cutting-edge reefer containers – more than ever before in the company’s history. Hapag-Lloyd is gearing up for the temperature-sensitive cargo business in the important South American market. The liner shipping company is already operating the fourth-largest reefer container fleet in the world. In August, Hapag-Lloyd ordered 6,000 more reefers, all of them of the latest generation.
AET Names DP Shuttle for Statoil Charter
Petroleum tanker owner and operator AET today named its newest vessel, a 120,000 DWT DP2 shuttle tanker, Eagle Bergen. Eagle Bergen is the second of two vessels…
Mississippi River Closed Due to Collision, Spill
A barge containing clarified slurry oil suffered damage from the collision. Its cargo tank was ruptured, discharging approximately 120,588 gallons of oil into the river, according to the Coast guard.
Austal Delivers Final Cape Class Patrol Boat
Cape York, the last of eight new Cape Class Patrol Boats for Australian Border Force (formerly Australian Customs and Border Protection) has been delivered by shipbuilder Austal Limited under a $330 million design, build and in-service support contract. Austal was awarded the contract for eight Cape Class 58-meter aluminum monohull patrol boats in August 2011. Austal Chief Executive Officer Andrew…
HMS Prince of Wales’ Final Carrier Block Delivered
The final sections of the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier produced by Cammell Laird arrived at Babcock Rosyth Facilities in Fife on Thursday, September 3, following their voyage from Birkenhead. Center Block 4 is the longest of the upper sections of hull of HMS Prince of Wales, the second of two new aircraft carriers being constructed by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance. Comprised in two parts (rings C and D)…
Imtech Germany to Be Sold in November
The German unit of bankrupt Dutch engineering services company Imtech is expected to be sold in November, according to Imtech Germany's insolvency administrator. "The aim is to sign the sales contract for the whole unit or major parts shortly after ordinary insolvency proceedings have been opened in early November," Peter-Alexander Borchardt said. Imtech Germany filed for insolvency on Aug. 6, and the parent company followed suit a week later…
Neander Deal Sees Yanmar Return to Diesel Outboards
Marking its return to the diesel outboard market, engineering company Yanmar Marine International (YMI) has reached an agreement for exclusive distribution rights with German outboard manufacturer Neander Shark. YMI, whose headquarters are in the Netherlands, will distribute Neander Shark outboards worldwide through its network with access to more than 130 countries. From 1985 until 2009 Yanmar manufactured three-cylinder diesel outboards rated at 27 and 36 hp…
US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs as Crude Prices Collapse
U.S. energy firms cut a surprisingly sharp 13 oil rigs this week, the first drop in seven weeks, as a renewed slump in prices this summer forced drillers to make a second round of cut-backs.
Ailing Crewman Medevaced from Cable Lay Ship off US
A crew member reportedly suffering from a heart attack was air lifted by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from a cable-laying vessel 80 miles west of Coos Bay, Ore. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station North Bend on Thursday safely transferred the 55-year-old ailing Frenchman to emergency medical personnel at 6:33 a.m., who transported him to Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay.
3Si Group Launches Offshore Division
3Si Group, whose global portfolio of marine safety products and services covers commercial, leisure and military markets, has announced the formation of 3Si Offshore, a division that will specifically focus on the North Sea offshore sector. The group’s formation is a result of the recent merger between Ocean Safety Aberdeen and Richard Irvin Marine Safety which were both located in Aberdeen. The consolidation…
Port Pipavav Berths its Largest Box Ship
APM Terminals Pipavav (Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd.), a gateway port in western India, has berthed the largest container vessel in the Port Pipavav’s history, the terminal announced today. Maersk Saltoro, a containership with approximately 9,971 TEU capacity and overall length of 299 meters, was berthed at Pipavav Port today by the port’s marine team. Part of first India’s first Public Private Partnership (PPP) Port…
Canadian Frigates Get a Radar Upgrade
German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz has completed factory acceptance tests and delivery of 12 sets of navigation radars for the Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigates. The scope of onboard systems covers X-/ and S-Band radars with high-performance detection capabilities. Raytheon Anschütz said the radars have been enhanced with advanced features in accordance with the Canadian customer requirements…
Ballast Water System Retrofits for 11 Containerships
Eleven container vessels owned by Bernhard Schulte GmbH & Co. KG, based in Germany, are to be retrofitted with Wärtsilä Aquarius Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS), Wärtsilä announced today. The 11 containerships to be retrofitted range in size from 2,600 to 5,600 TEU and are managed by affiliate Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement through offices in Greece, Hong Kong, India and Singapore. Wärtsilä will begin delivering the systems this year, and the retrofits will be completed by 2017. Dr.
ISS Appoints Holmes as VP, Cruise Solutions
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) said it is embarking on a plan to develop its cruise business with the appointment of Grant Holmes as Vice President, Cruise Solutions. Based out of Dubai, the new position will see Grant leading a dedicated focus on cruise business development and activities around the world, leveraging ISS’ global reach with its offices network. With over 16 years cruise industry experience…
Jotun, COSCO Celebrate 10,000th Antifouling Applications
In July, Jotun and Dalian Ocean Shipping Company (a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Ocean Shipping Company, Cosco Group), celebrated the 10,000th application of SeaQuantum, Jotun’s premium antifouling, to its 297,336-dwt tanker, Cosrich Lake. According to Zhao Jinwen, Vice Managing Director COSCO DALIAN, SeaQuantum plays an important role in the company’s efforts to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.
Timing in Doubt on Hapag-Lloyd IPO
German container shipping group Hapag-Lloyd has taken further steps in preparation of a stock market listing and has mandated more banks for the move, but it remains undecided on the timing of the deal, people familiar with the situation said. Credit Suisse, Citi and HSBC have been asked to help organise the initial public offering, alongside global coordinators Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, and Berenberg, the people said.
Asia Tankers-VLCC Rates Will See More Volatility
VLCC market to be "hot" in Q4 -VLCC broker. Freight rates for very large crude carriers (VLCCs) face a roller-coaster ride on uncertain cargo volumes and vessel supply ahead of a fourth-quarter boom, brokers said. Charter rates, which have rebounded sharply, could fall as more supertankers become available for charter in the last 10 days of this month, a Singapore-based VLCC ship broker said on Friday.
Migrants Scrap with Greek Authorities on Lesbos
About 200 unregistered migrants trying to board a ship scuffled with police and coastguard officials on the Greek island of Lesbos on Friday, a coastguard spokesman told Reuters.
U.S. Coast Guard Responds to Collision Near Paducah
On-scene assessment teams have reported the maximum estimated potential clarified slurry oil released from the tug collision is now 250,000 gallons, Thursday. The…