Croatian Shipyard Wins RoRo Ship Orders
Making good on it's announcement in the autumn of 2015 to ambitiously expand its RoRo fleet, CLdN Ro-Ro SA confirms that two additional ships have been ordered, with options for another four, through the Croatian shipbuilder Uljanik. European short Sea RoRo specialist CLdN RoRo SA, which operates 24 modern RoRo vessels, offering in excess of 100 sailings per week between the ports of Zeebrugge, Rotterdam…
Tideman Boats Debuts High Speed Crew Tender
After a period of three years building sustainable and fast moving workboats out of HDPE (High Density Poly Ethylene), the Dutch boat builder Tideman Boats, presents a new high-speed professional crew tender. “As manufacturer of indestructible high-speed HDPE workboats, this is a logical step forward in our range of professional Rigid Buoyancy Boats (RBB)”; as said by Bruno Tideman, CEO of TIdeman Boats BV.
Royal IHC Bags NMDC's TSHD Contract
Royal IHC (IHC) and National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) have signed a contract for the construction of the first custom-build state-of-the-art trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) in the Gulf area. The contract was signed at NMDC’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi, UAE on 9 March 2016 by Mr Eng. Yasser Zaghloul, CEO NMDC and Mr Bram Roelse, CEO IHC. The TSHD will have a capacity of 6,000m3 and will form a part of NMDC’s international growth and fleet investment strategy…
Trelleborg hosts Port Performance Seminar
Trelleborg’s marine systems operation hosted an exclusive one-day seminar for port authorities and consultants in partnership with the company’s exclusive agent for Greece, Seamark Marine on 1st March at the Metropolitan Chandris Hotel in Athens, Greece. The free seminar saw experts at Trelleborg discuss a range of key industry issues including marine fender selection, infrastructure regulation, the latest in docking and mooring technology, and floating fender and buoy design.
SC Ports Box Volume Up 4.4%
South Carolina Ports Authority reported fiscal year-over-year growth through February, with 4.4 percent gains in container volume since the 2016 fiscal year began in July. SCPA handled 157,962 twenty foot-equivalent units (TEUs) in February, an increase of 3.3 percent over February 2015. SCPA's total fiscal year-to-date container volume reached nearly 1.28 million TEUs last month, compared to 1.23 TEUs handled during the same period last year.
Seaspan Appoints Three
Seaspan has named three new Vice Presidents to its Senior Leadership Team, announcing the appointments of Linda Wortman as Vice President, Finance & Accounting; Catherine Chick as Vice President, Business Services & Technology; and Shawn Chylinski as Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment & Quality. As Vice President, Finance & Accounting, Linda is responsible for strategic financial oversight of the marine division and corporate services.
Germany Hardsell Submarine Deal With Australia
The German company competing for Australia's $50 billion submarine contract is ramping up its pitches and lobbying became more intense. Germany is positioning itself as the "safe option" to build Australia's new submarine fleet, arguing it avoids upsetting China. The German company ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) linked its bid to strategic tensions in the South China Sea. It also said that awarding the contract to Japan could damage Australia's relationship with China.
Italian Navy Opts for Rolls-Royce Gas Turbine
Rolls-Royce signed a contract with Fincantieri to provide MT30 gas turbines to power the Italian Navy’s new multi-purpose amphibious vessel. The Derby-based company will supply two of its MT30 gas turbines to power a 20,000-tonne landing helicopter dock vessel, which will be the second largest ship in Italy’s navy. Based on Rolls’ Trent 800 jet engine used on aircraft such as the Boeing 777, the MT30…
Boeing Unveils Robotic Submarine
Boeing Co. has unveiled at its Huntington Beach facility an autonomous, unmanned undersea vehicle that can be used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. The Echo Voyager, which is 51 feet long, is capable of running on its own, unmanned, for months underwater while being able to dive to 11,000 feet. Echo Voyager is the latest innovation in Boeing’s UUV family, joining the 32-foot Echo Seeker and the 18-foot Echo Ranger.
HMS Artful Submarine to be Officially Commissioned
The Royal Navy's latest submarine, HMS Artful, will be officially commissioned at a ceremony today. It will take place at Faslane naval base on the Clyde, with representatives of the Royal Navy and the companies that built the vessel present. Guest of honor at the ceremony will be the submarine's sponsor Lady Amanda Zambellas, who named the vessel during its launch in 2014. Artful, the third of the Royal Navy’s new Astute-class attack submarines…
Yamal LNG Bags Contract for 96% output
The Yamal LNG project has signed contracts for the sale of 96% of liquefied natural gas (LNG) it produces, Tass news agency reported, citing Evgeny Kot, head of Yamal LNG. "96%, practically the total volume of LNG we produce will be sold under long term contracts. This means 20-25 years," he said. According to him, the countries of Asian-Pacific region account for 86% of the contracts. Sovcomflot will…
Moody's Lowers 2016 Outlook on Global Shipping
Moody's Investors Service has changed its outlook on the global shipping sector to negative as it expects supply growth to outpace demand growth in 2016 by more than 2 percent, suppressing freight rates, particularly in the dry bulk and containership segments. However, the outlook for the tanker segment remains stable as low crude oil prices will continue to boost demand for tankers. "Even though the tanker segment continues to perform strongly…
Cyprus President Vows to ‘Safeguard Shipping’
Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades has expressed his government’s determination to protect and further develop the shipping sector as per report in Financial Mirror. The industry employs 4,500 people on the island and Cyprus-based shipmanagement companies manage about 20% of the world’s third-party fleet. The industry currently contributes 7% to the island’s GDP, and with the launch of a new maritime strategy…