Seaspan Acquires 9th 10K TEU Boxship
Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) announced today that it accepted delivery of a 10000 TEU containership, the MOL Benefactor. The new containership, which was constructed at Jiangsu Yangzi Xinfu Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., is Seaspan's ninth 10000 TEU SAVER design containership and first delivery in 2016. This is the 18th 10000 TEU vessel using Seaspan's fuel-efficient SAVER design constructed at Yangzijiang. The MOL Benefactor will commence an eight-year, fixed-rate time charter with Mitsui O.S.K.
DFDS Ferry to be Lengthened
Lloyd Werft to convert the Danish RoRo ferry “Primula Seaways” in 31 days starting July 1, 2016. Options for two further DFDS ships. Cutting and lengthening ships is nothing new for Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven. But it’s always different, as well as exciting and spectacular. The yard’s designers and workers get their chance to show their capabilities and creative mettle from July 1st. That’s when the 199.8 metres long, 32,289 GT “Primula Seaways” arrives for a 31 day stay in Bremerhaven.
2015 USFFC Fleet Sea, Shore Sailors of the Year
Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command Adm. Phil Davidson announced the 2015 USFFC Fleet Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year during a ceremony hosted by the Hampton Roads Navy League at the Sheraton Waterside in Norfolk, March 24. Aviation Boatswain's Mate 1st Class (AW/SW) Tinisha Franklin, a native of Brooklyn, New York, stationed aboard aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) was announced as…
Another 2 Keppel FELS Rigs for Mexico
Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has delivered two jackup rigs to Mexican company, Grupo R. Built to Keppel's proprietary KFELS B Class design, the rigs, CANTARELL I and CANTARELL II, will be chartered to PEMEX, Mexico's national oil company, for operations in the Cantarell oil field in offshore Mexico. They are the first two of five jackup rigs that Keppel FELS is building for Grupo R.
Trump Would consider Halting U.S. Oil purchases from Saudis
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump told the New York Times he would consider stopping U.S. oil purchases from Saudi Arabia unless the Saudi government provide troops to fight Islamic State. Trump's comment on Friday was included in a lengthy foreign policy interview published by the newspaper on Saturday and came in response to a question about whether, if elected president, he would halt oil purchases from U.S.
Cyprus Pushes Through Limassol Port Privatisation
The Cyprus government managed to push through parliament legislation finalizing the privatization of commercial operations at the island's primary Limassol port despite lacking a majority in parliament, reports Famagusta Gazette. 27 deputies voted in favor of regulations detailing the privatization and 20 voted against during a stormy session of the 56-member chamber. Strong opposition by socialist and left wing parties…
Sri Lankan Minister Visits Goa Shipyard
Sri Lanka's Minister of State for Defence Ruwan Wijewardene visited the Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) at the Vasco town, located around 40 kms from Panaji in India and inspected Sri Lankan ships under construction, the Press Trust of India reported. He inspected the progress of the two Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessels (AOPV) being built for Sri Lanka Navy at Goa Shipyards. Wijewardene held discussion…
Drunk Captain Grounds Ship in German Port
Dutch vessel 85-metre (279ft) long cargo ship the Abis Bergen has been towed free after running aground and blocking the entrance to the German port of Rostock. The ship's captain reportedly caused the accident while under the influence of alcohol. Police said he was "absolutely unfit for duty". The identity of the captain has not been made public. Police said he risked causing an accident. According to a BBC report…
Hyundai Merchant Heading for Bankruptcy ?
A bankruptcy of Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) would become the biggest ever in the shipping sector, and the creditors seem on the way to taking over control with the shipping group. Without further government support, bankruptcy is growing closer for Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) after the company's bondholders rejected the company's proposed debt rescheduling plan, says Alphaliner. "The potential…
Adani Offers Dhamra LNG Stake to IOC, GAIL
Adani Group has offered 49% stake in its Rs. 5,000-crore ($750 million) Dhamra liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Odisha to the state-owned oil and gas companies GAIL India and Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), according to a PTI report. The company has written to the state-owned firms offering them 49% stake in the 5 million tonnes a year liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal planned at Dhamra.
Boxer Leaves Hong Kong
Amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) and the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU) pulled anchor and departed Hong Kong after completing a five-day port visit, March 25. The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit team departed Hong Kong after their first port visit since departing San Diego for deployment Feb. 12. While in port Sailors and Marines had the opportunity to enjoy local culture and cuisine…
Hapag-Lloyd Back in Black
German container shipping group Hapag-Lloyd has reported a net profit of €114 million ($127.5 million) on revenue of €8.8 billion for 2015 – a turnaround from a loss of €604 million on revenue of €6.8 billion the previous year. The firm has suffered from serious losses in recent years and posted a €604 million loss in 2014. The firm noted that presence in attractive niche markets, combined with a balanced trade portfolio had led to "synergies, cost-cutting program and a more competitive fleet.
FESCO Trans-Caspian Service Links Russia and Iran
FESCO Transportation Group, in cooperation with the Maritime port of Olya, is launching the Trans-Caspian intermodal service FESCO Russia Iran Service (FRIS), to carry out freightage between Russia and Iran. The service includes shipping over the Caspian, railway and/or motorway transportation over Russia, highway transportation over the territory of Iran, as well as transshipment in ports Olya and Nowshahr or Bandar-e Anzali.
Long Beach Harbor Patrol Rescues Sea Lion
Recently, Harbor Patrol Officer Benjamin Martin, with help from Long Beach Animal Control, rescued a baby sea lion near a railroad track in the Port. No one knows how the sea lion got there, but he may have wanted a place to play, nap or snack. Obviously, railroad tracks are not a good place for an animal. Thankfully, Officer Martin skillfully worked with Animal Control to rescue the little lost pup before he could get hurt.
ICS Deliberate on “Legal Issues relating to Shipping & Ports”
ICS, East India Branch conducted conference on Legal matters pertaining to Maritime Sector prior to joining hands with M/s Hinode Events a Knowledge Partner to serialise this an Annual Conference on Legal Maritime Legal matters. The Branch takes pride to state that "The Ministry of Shipping" & "The Directorate General of Shipping" have taken the view of the Branch in several legislative matters. Capt.K.G.Ramakrishnan,FICS, Past Chairman acted as the Convenor for this Conference. Capt.
Topaz Energy and Marine Net $ 20.8m Profit
Topaz Energy and Marine, a leading offshore support vessel company, today announces its results for the year ended 31 December 2015. * Net Profit for the period was US$ 20.8m before exceptional items, impairment charge of US$71 million on vessels and a one-off charge of US$8.3 million associated with debt re-financing. * The key Caspian region continued to perform strongly with robust core fleet vessel utilization of 96% (94% in 2014).
74-Meter Amels 242 in Sea Trials
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. With her long streamlined looks created by renowned British designer Tim Heywood, this hotly anticipated superyacht will be delivered on time in April to her Owner, represented by Moran Yacht & Ship. The first of three AMELS 242 yachts under construction at our yard…
Evolutionary Carrousel RAVE Tugs Under Construction
In cooperation with R. Allan Ltd. (RAL) and Novatug B.V., Voith participated in the development of a new tug. The Carrousel RAVE Tug (CRT) is characterized by a towing winch on a ring. This ring can rotate freely around the tug's deckhouse – a unit referred to as the "Carrousel Towing System". This system eliminates the risk of capsizing under a tow load. In combination with two Voith Schneider Propellers (VSPs) arranged in-line, the tug design allows for a slender and highly efficient hull.
COSCO Sets "Ship Repair Quality Standards"
March 24, the national standards prepared by the COSCO Shipyard led - "Chinese ship repair quality standards" by the review of the national marine vessel Standardization Technical Committee ten third annual meeting, marking the first Chinese ship repair industry has a more systematic and comprehensive quality standards, to fill the domestic blank standard marine vessels, but also making China the world's first launch of a complete repair quality standards countries.
CMA CGM Adds Korea to WAX Coverage
Container shipper CMA CGM has changed the rotation of its WAX service operated with 13 vessels up to 4,350 TEU on the Asia-West and South Africa trade. As from April 11, 2016 when m/v BERMUDA begins her rotation in Pusan, the Pusan port call will be transferred from WAX 3 onto WAX service. According to CMA CGM, the move will allow it to be the unique carrier on the market offering a broad range of direct services from Korea to Benin…