Four Damen Tractor Tugs for Svitzer
Global towage operator Svitzer has signed a contract with the Damen Shipyards Group for four ATD 2412 tugs as part of Svitzer’s ongoing fleet renewal program. All four tugs are being built at Damen Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam. Demonstrating the advantages to be gained from building vessels for stock, Damen is handing over the first two vessels just one month after contract signing. Svitzer has the…
ABB Turbocharging Invests in Service Network
ABB Turbocharging said it has made major investments at key service locations through 2015 resulting in tangible enhancements to its global maintenance and repair network for 2016 and beyond. The company opened completely new service locations in Amman, Jordan, as well as Montevideo, Uruguay. Service Stations were also upgraded in Australia; and facilities enhanced for customers in China, Japan, South Korea, Turkey, and the U.S.
Nordana Names Rickmers-Linie as China Representative
Nordana Project and Chartering and Rickmers-Linie, Hamburg announced that Rickmers-Linie represents Nordana in China effective as of March 17, 2016. With this step, the two companies extend an already existing partnership which began in June last year when Rickmers (Japan) Inc was appointed as the sole General Agent of Nordana Project and Chartering in Japan. The Rickmers-Linie Representative Offices…
MPI Adventure Wins Sandbank OSS Commissioning Work
Vroon subsidiary MPI Adventure has been contracted to assist with the commissioning works on the offshore substation of the Sandbank Offshore Wind Farm. MPI Adventure…
Rolls-Royce Delivers Design for Spanish Stern Trawler
Norwegian shipbuilding company Kleven has been awarded a contract for a fishing stern trawler ordered by the Spanish company Pesquera Ancora S.L.U. to be designed and equipped by Rolls-Royce. The vessel is of Rolls-Royce’s NVC 374 WP design and is scheduled to be delivered from Kleven’s Myklebust yard in the first quarter of 2018. This is the fourth contract for the same Rolls-Royce design to be built by Kleven.
Helm Launches Software for Harbor Towage Sector
Helm Operations has launched new software Helm CONNECT Jobs, specifically designed to support tugboat owners and operators in a range of customer-facing tasks including contract management…
Iraq Exports 2nd Gas Condensates Cargo
Iraq exported on Wednesday a second cargo of gas condensates, produced by the Basrah Gas Company, a joint venture between the state-run South Gas Co., Shell and Mitsubishi…
Kang Joins Glander International Bunkering
Glander International Bunkering a global marine fuel, lubricant trading and brokering firm welcomes Guyson as Bunker & Lubricant Trader to the Singapore office. Guyson joins Glander International Bunkering with regional expertise in the Asia Pacific region and has been in the maritime industry for over three years. His supply knowledge, negotiation and communication skills are further enhanced with his ability to speak English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Teochew. Mr.
MacGregor Equipment for ESL's Eco-bulker Duo
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has confirmed an important order to deliver hatch covers, cranes, deck machinery and steering gear to two new 25,600 dwt dual-fuelled handysize bulk carriers for Finnish owner ESL Shipping. The ice-class vessels are the first to be built to new classification society rules introduced January 2016. The ships have been designed to set new standards in efficiency and environmental performance and introduce liquefied natural gas-powered bulkers to the market.
MARACAD Returns to Dubai
After an extremely successful debut in 2015, the MARACAD Conference and Expo returns to Dubai once again in 2016. Under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Public Works Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority – Land and Maritime, the event is the result of a high level strategic partnership with the Dubai Maritime City Authority. MARACAD 2016…
TEN Fixes Five Panamaxes
Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (NYSE:TNP), a leading crude, product and LNG tanker operator, today announced charter extensions with a state oil company with profit sharing provisions for five panamax tankers, with an average duration of 22 months per vessel and minimum gross revenues of $65 million. These fixtures are expected to commence between April and November of 2016 upon expiration of their existing employments and contribute…
Austal Lays Keel of EPF 8 Yuma
Austal celebrated the keel-laying milestone for the Expeditionary Fast Transport vessel Yuma (EPF 8) here today with a ceremony marking a significant milestone in the ship’s construction. This ship is the eighth EPF built at Austal under the 10-ship, $1.6 billion block-buy contract awarded to Austal in 2008. Laying the keel is the formal recognition of the start of a ship's construction. The keel runs…
AMP Honors Senator Mazie Hirono
The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry, today recognized U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) with the 2016 Champion of Maritime Award. Sen. Hirono is honored for her long-standing support and commitment to the men and women of American Maritime in her work on the Senate Armed Services Committee and as a Ranking Member of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Energy. Sen.
Seaspan Building 2nd OFSV
Seaspan Shipyards, announced today the start of construction on Seaspan’s second National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) ship, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG)’s second Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV). “Seaspan is now full-steam ahead on the production and delivery of its first two National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) vessels, and we are re-writing shipbuilding history in Canada in the process for generations to come,” said Brian Carter.
DSME's First Export Submarine Goes to Indonesia
South Korean defense contractor Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) launched the first out of three Type 209/1400 Chang Bogo-class (a license-built variant of the 209) diesel-electric attack submarines for service in the Indonesian Navy. Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu and Navy chief of staff Admiral Ade Supandi visited South Korea to witness the unveiling of the submarines.
Qatar Petroleum Delivers 500th LNG Cargo UK
Qatar Petroleum (QP) has announced the delivery of the 500th liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo from QP affiliate Qatar Liquefied Gas Company (2) to the South Hook LNG Terminal at Milford Haven in the United Kingdom. The landmark delivery, on Thursday March 24th, was made on board the Q-Flex LNG vessel Al-Hamla. Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the President and CEO of Qatar Petroleum, described the delivery as “another significant achievement for Qatar’s LNG industry”. Mr.
TRAC Intermodal Mulls Sale or IPO
TRAC Intermodal LLC is exploring a sale or an initial public offering (IPO) after pulling a $485 million bond offering last week, reports WSJ quoting the chief executive Keith Lovetro. Princeton, N.J.-based TRAC, one of the largest leasing companies for trucking equipment, owns about 315,000 intermodal chassis —steel frames with wheels that hook up to truck tractors. TRAC enlisted Morgan Stanley to sell the debt…
Seaways Shipping Set to Go Public
Logistics service and solutions provider Seaways Shipping & Logistics Ltd has filed draft papers with the capital markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for its initial public offering (IPO). The IPO comprises fresh issue of shares worth about $12 million through a fresh issue of sale and an offer-for sale of up to 6,445,224 equity scrips by the existing shareholders, including IDFC Private Equity, according to the Draft Red Herring Prospectus filed with Sebi.
Republic of the Marshall Islands Maintains Qualitative Edge
The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) received preliminary information regarding the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG’s) Qualship 21 list during Intertanko’s North American Panel meeting. The meeting, which took place on day one of the Connecticut Maritime Association’s (CMA’s) Shipping 2016 conference, was the largest attended North American Panel meeting to date. Rear Admiral Paul Thomas, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy…
Amels 242 on Sea Trials
The 74-meter long luxury superyacht built at Vlissingen shipyard has started shipbuilder's sea trials. Amels is now recognised as one of the most successful superyacht builders in Holland. "Even the chilly Dutch North Sea looks rather nice when graced by the gorgeous lines of the new 74-metre AMELS 242, out for sea trials near the AMELS yard in Vlissingen, the Netherlands," Damen said in a press release.