Gothia Orders Four LNG-Powered Tankers
Swedish cargo transporter Gothia Tanker Alliance has ordered four newbuilding intermediate product/chemical tankers with LNG propulsion. The vessels will be built to a design, developed by FKAB and Furetank, with close to 50 % reduction of CO2 emissions. Partners of the alliance, Furetank Rederi AB, Rederi AB Älvtank and Thun Tankers BV, have hired Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding Ltd. for the construction of the 16,300 dwt tankers.
WISTA UK Focuses on Curtailing Ship Emissions
WISTA UK, the Women in Shipping and Trade Association, isn't shy in hosting events that challenge its members to address the major issues affecting the shipping industry, and this was very much the case during the its most recent Forum. With the Paris hosting this week, The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference COP 21 meeting, the Forum looked at the part the maritime sector plays in the climate change agenda.
ABB Debuts Air Outlet Silencer, Compact Turbocharger
ABB announced the launch of the large engine industry’s first commercial turbocharging air outlet silencer package at Marintec 2015 in Shanghai, China. Designed to contribute to reductions in engine room noise to meet the new International Maritime Organization SOLAS limits, the package is offered on A100-L and A200-L series turbochargers. Also at Marintec, ABB has launched its smallest turbocharger for two-stroke marine engines…
Gibbs & Cox Acquires DLBA
Gibbs & Cox, Inc. announced the acquisition of Donald L. Blount and Associates, Inc. (DLBA), a Chesapeake, VA-based firm renowned for its naval architecture and marine engineering services for commercial and government clients world-wide. Biben emphasized Gibbs & Cox’s focus on expansion and innovation. “DLBA’s new association with Gibbs & Cox will significantly enhance DLBA’s depth and breadth in providing timely and quality high performance marine solutions to our world-wide market…
Jan De Nul Acquires Cable Laying Vessel
On Friday 27th November 2015, the cable laying vessel Isaac Newton has been officially handed over to Jan De Nul Group by the shipyard Uljanik Brodogradiliste in Pula, Croatia. The same day still, the vessel set sail to Norway to pick up the cables for its first job. The cables will then be transported to and installed in the Middle East. The Isaac Newton is the latest addition to Jan De Nul Group's already impressive fleet and will be the largest cable laying vessel of its kind…
Two Simrad Radar Displays Launched
The new Simrad R2009 and R3016 Radar control units, two dedicated radar displays have been launched today for use with Simrad’s award winning radar antenna solutions. The Simrad R2009 Radar control features a 9” portrait display. The Simrad R3016 boasts a 16” wide-screen display. Both systems utilise an intuitive control interface with the latest generation of digital tuning to allow for optimal situational awareness in the most adverse conditions.
Svitzer Chooses Cat Power for Harbor Tugboats
To power four new harbor tugboats under construction in Brazil, global towage and emergency response provider Svitzer turned to Caterpillar — purchasing eight Cat 3516C marine propulsion engines and eight C4.4 generator sets. Part of the Maersk Group, the world’s largest container shipping company, Svitzer operates a fleet of more than 430 vessels globally. Earlier in 2015, the company acquired a controlling…
Wood Group Expands into Slovakia
Wood Group has expanded into Slovakia, opening an office in Bratislava that The Automated Technology Group, a Wood Group Mustang company, will use to support automation projects in Slovakia and the surrounding region. "Proximity to Western European markets, a skilled labour force and a high number of university research facilities have resulted in an influx of high-tech and automotive multinational corporations to Slovakia in recent years…
Van Oord Strengthens Position in Caspian Sea
Van Oord executes several contracts in the Caspian Sea region with a total value of more than 500 million US $. During the visit of the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to Kazakhstan on Wednesday 2 December 2015 Van Oord announced the award of several contracts in the Caspian Sea. The first project comprises the dredging of a 68-kilometre-long access channel to a new cargo offloading facility to be operated by TenizService.
MacGregor, Maersk Team Up to Develop Container Securing Systems
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, and Maersk Line, part of the Maersk Group, have agreed to cooperate on the development of the next generation of container securing systems. MacGregor, leading provider of cargo and load handling solutions, and Maersk have had a cooperation within securing systems since the container ship sizes started to grow from feeder sizes to the present ultra-large container ships.
DNV GL to Class SWS Built ULCS
DNV GL signed a newbuilding classification agreement with Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (SWS) for the classification of three 20,000 TEU ultra large container ships (ULCS) for COSCO Container Lines Co., Ltd. (COSCON). Scheduled for delivery beginning in January 2018, the vessels will be dual classed by DNV GL and China Classification Society (CCS) and will be deployed in the Far East–Europe trade.
Littoral OP Tech East - Examining Coastal Operations
The Littoral OPTECH East workshop is being held in Tokyo, Japan this week with the academic leadership of the Littoral Operations Center (LOC) at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. OPTECH East has the support of the U.S. Office of Naval Research Global, and with the participation of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Swedish Navy and the defense company, Saab. Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, who commands the U.S.
LR Issues AiP for Gas Turbine-Powered LNG Carrier Design
Press release - GE Marine and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) announced it has obtained Lloyd’s Register’s (LR) Approval in Principle (AiP) for the jointly developed gas turbine-powered LNG carrier design, the two companies announced at the Marintec China 2015 trade show. “With the AiP in hand, customers can feel confident in procuring a COGES-powered LNG carrier through DSIC, said Brien Bolsinger, Vice President, Marine Operations, GE Marine, Evendale, Ohio.
MacGregor, Maersk to Develop Container Securing Systems
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, and Maersk Line, part of the Maersk Group, have agreed to cooperate on the development of the next generation of container securing systems.
DNV GL, Hempel to Cooperate for Fleet Performance Improvement
Press release - To reap the benefits of any efficiency improvements, reliable measurement and analytics are essential, both to set baselines and to calculate returns. Today, at Marintec China trade fair, Hempel and DNV GL signed a cooperation agreement to work together to bring customers clear, comprehensible and verifiable analytics to track and assess hull and propeller performance, for reduced fuel costs and a smaller environmental impact.
Strike Causes Delays at Greek Ports
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of a further 24 hour general strike in Greece on December 3 which is expected to affect vessel movements at many Greek ports and terminals.
Ecoslops Sells First Recycled Marine Fuel
Press release - Ecoslops, the first company to develop technology to produce recycled marine fuels from marine oil residues (‘slops’), has announced that it has sold its first volume of marine fuel…
New Vessel Design: Fast Daughter Craft
Press Release - Dutch Special Marine Group has designed a small range of Fast Daughter Craft (FDC). A FDC’s function is to operate away from the mother ship or offshore installations for extended periods of time. The primary function is to search for and rescue persons lost at sea. Effective search and recovery require a Fast Daughter Craft with excellent reliability, manoeuvrability and sea keeping abilities.
BCGP Features Three Boats at WorkBoat
This week Brunswick Commercial & Government Products (BCGP) showcased three boats at the International Workboat Show. The 32' Justice is a unsinkable deep-v hull. The center console interior features stand-up headroom, lockable storage and electronics wiring access. The standard features include hardtop, electronics box, floodlights and shorepower. Port and starboard bow benches. The 32' Justice features twin 300 hp Yamaha outboard engines.
Oil Tankers Backlog Builds Up in Venezuela
A backlog of tankers waiting to unload around Venezuela has built up, even though a crude cargo from France's Total and another six tankers carrying products were…