DBR Enters Cruise Vessel Market
DBR announced its expansion into the cruise ship industry following a partnership with a Dutch engineering and installation company in the marine and offshore industry. The latter company is currently working on a project that involves the upgrade of the electrical safety system onboard two cruise vessels. For the first time, DBR used its knowledge of and experience in the worldwide marine market and classification rules to deliver the power supply for cruise vessels, the company said.
Indian Businessmen Explore Opportunities at Kizad
Abu Dhabi Ports (ADP), the master developer, operator and manager of ports and industrial zones in the Emirate, presented the offerings of its Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) and Khalifa Port at an exclusive business event in Dubai. Organized by Abu Dhabi Ports in association with Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC), the invitation-only event for Indian businessmen was held last Tuesday, October 20, at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel.
Keel Laid for Lead Ship of Arctic Tanker Series
A keel laying ceremony was held Monday at Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. for the first of six ships in the project 42К Arctic Shuttle Tanker series. The six tankers in the series will be named after the famous Russian explorers of the Arctic, including participants to the Great Northern Expedition of the 18th century. The ships are being built to the dual Russian Maritime Register of Shipping / Lloyd’s Register class.
Rolls-Royce Bridge Awarded for Ergonomic Design
Rolls-Royce announced that its Unified Bridge Design has won this year’s Ergonomics Design Award, presented by the UK Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors. The award recognizes industrial design which puts the customer at the heart of the process using their views to generate ideas, develop concepts and test prototypes and finished products. Rolls-Royce describes its Unified Bridge as a complete redesign of the ship bridge environment…
AET Orders Eight Tanker Newbuilds
AET, an owner and operator of petroleum tankers, has signed contracts worth approximately $500 million combined for the construction of eight new vessels. AET on Tuesday contracted Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries Co Ltd (SHI) for four 113,000 dwt Aframax vessels to be delivered in 2018. The shipper then signed an additional contract Wednesday with another Korean builder Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd (HHI) for two 114…
LR Approves GTT Pressurized Membrane Systems
Lloyd’s Register specialists have issued GTT an Approval in Principle (AIP) for a membrane cargo containment system (CCS) for bunker ships to allow an increase in vapor pressure of up to 2barg.
ESG to Launch First Ship Designed with FORAN
Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG), a shipbuilder based in Panama City, Fla., is due to launch the HARVEY SUB-SEA in November 6, marking the launch of the shipyard’s first vessel designed with the FORAN CAD/CAM System developed by the engineering and technology group SENER. The newly built multipurpose support vessel (MPSV) is the first of a series of two with a length of 103.7 meters, beam of 22.3 meters and depth of 8.92 meters.
Svitzer Bags 30-year Towing Deal in Costa Rica
Svitzer has entered a 30-year terminal towage contract to provide marine services for the new APMT Moin Container Terminal in Costa Rica, starting from the third quarter of 2017.
KOGAS Gets First Gladstone LNG Cargo
Korea Gas Corp (KOGAS) said on Wednesday the first cargo vessel containing 60,000 tonnes of liquefied natural gas, the first shipment of GLNG project from Gladstone…
FSP LNG Containment System Construction To Begin Soon
The joint venture group FSP LNG BV stated that it is taking the FSP LNG Flat Panel Semi-membrane Prismatic Type B containment system through General Design Approval (GDA) with the American Bureau of Shipping in Houston, and is projecting that construction of the first tank will begin at the end of this year. Formed earlier this year to take the FSP LNG containment system through the general approval process, the group comprises Braemar Engineering, Honghua Group EnTX and Jamestown Marine Metals.
LNG Fuel: The Gamechanger that Cannot be Ignored
The move to LNG as a fuel is a game changer which cannot be ignored, said Angus Campbell, Managing Director of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement UK, (BSM), speaking at Gastech in Singapore today. “Independent industry predictions indicate that the use of LNG as a bunker fuel offers opportunities for early movers to secure a market leading position ashore and afloat, and global LNG fuelling will become a mainstream option. “It has happened before,” he said.
First Warehouse at Caucedo Logistics Center Opened
The first warehouse at the Caucedo Logistics Centre has been officially opened at a special ceremony in the Dominican Republic by President Danilo Medina Sanchez and HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World. The Caucedo Logistics Centre is a joint venture between DP World and Caucedo Development Corporation. It provides regional distribution facilities for foreign and Dominican businesses connecting them to a comprehensive…
Eastern Shipbuilding Launches FORAN Designed Vessel
Based in Panama City, Florida, Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) launches the HARVEY SUB-SEA in November the 6th, the first vessel successfully detailed designed in the shipyard with the FORAN CAD/CAM System, developed by the engineering and technology group SENER. The Multi-Purpose Support Vessel (MPSV), the first of a series of two, has a length of 103.7 m, beam of 22.3 m and depth of 8.92 m. It is…
ABS to Class Two More Kogas LNG Carriers
ABS has been selected to class two Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers (LNGCs) for SK Shipping, featuring the KC-1 cargo containment system (CCS). The agreement brings to five the number of LNGCs to be built to joint ABS/KR class for Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS), the world's largest LNG importer. "ABS has a long association with South Korea's shipowners and shipbuilders and has supported them as they push the development of ships and systems to new levels of innovation and efficiency…
Fincantieri to Optimize Large-Scale Shipbuilding Projects
Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups and the world's leading builder of cruise ships, has selected Intergraph Smart Yard to improve the execution of international large-scale cruise, military and merchant ship building projects. Fincantieri operates in the design and construction of complex ships with high technological content, such as cruise ships, merchant and naval vessels, offshore and mega yachts.
I-Tech Seals Market Acceptance for Selektope
Final sign-off of the antifouling active substance Selektope by the European Commission coincides the first disclosure of a commercial application in Asia. The first publicly-disclosed commercial application for a marine coating featuring Selektope will start on November 1 in Singapore, swiftly after developer I-Tech secured European Commission sign-off that the revolutionary antifouling substance can also be used by yards anywhere in Europe.
Phillips Heads Gulf Petrochem's Credit Risk, Bunkering Div.
Gulf Petrochem has appointed John Phillips as Head of Credit Risk for the Group’s Bunkering division. With over 30 years experience in the Maritime sector, John is a well known expert in the industry and will focus on areas such as Credit Management (focused on Bunker business), Credit insurance & Bunker business development. Before joining Gulf Petrochem, he held the role of Global Head of Credit and Director at Soyuz Bunkering Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd…
Angry China Warns U.S. Navy Ship
A US Navy guided-missile destroyer sailed close to China’s man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea, drawing an angry rebuke from Beijing, which said its warships tracked and warned the American vessel, reports Reuters. China summoned the American ambassador to protest the U.S. Navy's sailing of a warship close to one of China's artificial islands, in an act that challenged Chinese sovereignty claims. According to a report in AP, the Executive Vice Minister Zhang Yesui said that the U.S.
American Cruise to Build New Coastal Cruise Ship
American Cruise Lines, operator of the newest cruise ships in the United States, announced today that it has begun construction on a new coastal cruise ship, yet to be named. The news of this addition is the most recent in a series of announcements pertaining to American Cruise Lines’ continued expansion of their all-American made fleet. The ship is scheduled to begin cruising in spring of 2017. With a capacity of 170 guests…
Cryogas to Build LNG Terminal in February
The construction of a terminal for production and transhipment of LNG on the territory of the Vysotsk port will begin in February 2016, according to the press center of Leningrad Region Government. Cryogas CJSC is going to commence the construction of LNG terminal at port Vysotsk in February 2016. The project implementation was discussed on October 26, 2015, at the meeting of Leningrad Region Governor Aleksandr Drozdenko, representatives of project investor Gazprombank and management of Cryogas.