N.Korean Ship Sinks off Japan, Crew Rescued
A North Korean cargo vessel carrying rice sank off the west coast of Japan's westernmost major island of Kyushu on Thursday after springing a leak, but all 26 crew…
EverTUFF CTS CPVC Hot & Cold Water Distribution System
Spears Manufacturing Company awarded U.S. The Spears EverTUFF CTS CPVC Hot & Cold Water Distribution System is now U.S. Coast Guard approved for use in marine applications. The EverTUFF system combines the durable lightweight and corrosion resistant properties of CPVC with the traditional flow properties of copper tube size (CTS) pipe in a complete system rated to 100psi at 180° F. The EverTUFF CPVC…
Asia Dry Bulk-Capesize Rates to Slip; Low Demand, Overcapacity Weigh
Despite lower rates, rental prices doubled from last year; capesize vessels totalling 15 million DWT to be delivered this year - broker. Freight rates for large capesize dry cargo ships on key Asian routes are likely to drift lower as tonnage volumes outpace cargo demand even as owners resist charterers' attempts to push rates lower, ship brokers said. Despite the subdued market, capesize charter rates are still around twice the level as compared with previous year.
COSCO Secures Finance Pledge from CDB
COSCO Shipping Corporation said policy lender China Development Bank has pledged to provide it with 180 billion yuan ($26 billion) in financing in the years through…
China Pledges Support for Domestic Shipbuilders
China aims to capture up to 40 percent of the global high-end marine equipment market over the years through 2020 while reforming and supporting its money-losing shipbuilding industry…
Panama Certifies Japanese Scrubber System
For almost a year Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" Line), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Mitsubishi Kakoki Kaisha, Ltd. (MKK) have been performing tests aboard an operational ship of a newly-developed "Hybrid SOx Scrubber System" for removing sulfur oxides (SOx) from the exhaust gas emitted by marine diesel engines. The testing results have now verified that the system's effectiveness in curbing emissions of air pollutants complies with international regulations…
China Adds More Ports to Its Low Sulphur ECAs
China has expanded its Emission Control Area (ECA) regulations to include ships berthing at six additional ports, bringing the total number of key ports in the country’s ECA to 11. With the new rules, effective from January 1, 2017, China is now requiring ships to burn bunker fuel with a maximum sulphur content of 0.5 percent when berthing at six additional key ports: Guangzhou, Huanghua, Qinhuangdao…
Australia, Japan Enact Rules for Shipping Liquid Hydrogen
Australia and Japan signed a memorandum at the headquarters of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) in Canberra which will allow liquid hydrogen to be shipped in bulk for the first time.
Ferus Smit Launches Arklow Castle
Shipbuilder Ferus Smit said it has launched M.V. Arklow Castle at its Westerbroek yard in the Netherlands. Arklow Castle (Nb. 426) is the third cargo vessel in a series of 10 that will be delivered to Irish owner Arklow Shipping. With a maximized hold volume of 220,000 cft and a carrying capacity over 5,000 deadweight tons, it still falls under the 3,000 gross tons limit. Arklow Castle has one single hold and an 1A iceclass notation.
Parrott Takes over as CEO of Foss Maritime
John Parrott assumed the role of President and CEO of Foss Maritime on January 1, 2017, after completing a four-month transition announced last July. Parrott joined Foss in January 2016 as Chief Operating Officer; in August 2016 he assumed the role of President from retiring President and CEO Paul Stevens. Parrott completed a "listening tour" in early 2016, which included visiting Foss employees at work throughout the company.
What's next from Maritime Reporter TV?
Jim McCaul, founder of International Maritime Associates, sat with Maritime Reporter TV's Greg Trauthwein in Washington, D.C. to discuss key market trends affecting the global energy and maritime sectors. With inimitable insight, McCaul offers a candid look into the state of U.S. shipbuilding, the condition of the floating production industry, potential for an energy sector rebound, and the incoming Trump administration.
New Tug Delivered to Vane Brothers
Marine transportation provider Vane Brothers has taken delivery of the newly built tugboat Delaware, the fourth of eight vessels in Vane’s Elizabeth Anne Class of 4,200-horsepower tugs contracted through St. Johns Ship Building in Palatka, Fla. Designed by Frank Basile, P.E., of Entech Designs, LLC, the Delaware is a steel-hulled, model bow tug measuring 100 feet long with a 34-foot beam and 13-foot draught.
Virginia Institute of Marine Science Orders Research Vessel
Virginia Institute of Marine Science of Gloucester Point, Va. awarded a contract to Meridien Maritime Reparation of Matane, Quebec to construct a 93-foot research vessel. JMS Naval Architects of Mystic, Conn. designed the research vessel to replace VIMS’s current vessel, the R/V Bay Eagle. The primary mission of the Institute’s fleet is to provide inshore and offshore work platforms for the support of fisheries related oceanographic research projects.
New ‘Intelligent’ Power Converters
To operate marine electronics and communication devices, power converters such as inverters, battery chargers and power supplies are often installed to convert available DC or AC to the appropriate power outputs required. Complicating matters, both the power source (DC in varying voltages from battery banks and AC from generators or shore power) and the outputs (voltage, frequency, etc.) can vary for each piece of equipment.
Bill Gallagher Focuses on BWM, Qualship 21
Bill Gallagher, President, International Registries, Inc.(IRI) shares his thoughts on the continuing growth of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry, the challenges of ballast water management regulations and the importance of Qualship 21. Ballast Water Management (BWM) is on everyone’s minds at the moment. Listening to the questions posed by industry stakeholders at our seminar on BWM regulations in London this November…
INTERCARGO Supports IΜΟ on Mitigation of Global GHG Emissions
INTERCARGO expressed its full support and total alignment with IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim’s concerns that including shipping in the European Union’s Emission Trading System (EU-ETS) could undermine efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships on a global basis. These concerns were raised following an agreement on 16 December 2016 by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee that emissions from ships should be included in EU-ETS from 2023…
ReCAAP: Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Asia
For the period of 3 – 9 Jan 17, three attempted incidents of armed robbery against ships were reported to the ReCAAP ISC. One of the incidents occurred on 23 November 2016, and was further verified by ReCAAP Focal Points. The location of the three incidents are shown in the map below; and the detailed description of the incidents are tabulated in attachment. The ReCAAP ISC urges ship master and crew…
LOBO Platform Helps UK Aircraft Carriers
The two new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth, and HMS Prince of Wales have been supplied with a LOBO System to assist with on ship maintenance program. Thales Group engineers consider the LOBO scaffolding system to be the best solution for awkward access, deep inside the ship. As storage space is at a premium and with LOBO’s suitability for confined space, the flat pack design ensures, it is the best product fit for these applications.
Arunta Replenishes as Part of Combined Maritime Force
Deployed to the Middle East region, HMAS Arunta recently completed her first underway replenishment in the Gulf of Aden, in company with United States Naval Ship Walter S. Diehl and Pakistani Naval Ship Shamsheer. Arunta’s Navigating Officer, Lieutenant Stuart McPherson enjoyed the opportunity to conduct a replenishment with Walter S. Diehl. With Arunta on Walter S. Diehl’s port side and Shamsheer on her starboard side, both frigates simultaneously refuelled from Walter S. Diehl’s bunkers.
Danish Quality Shipping Promoted by Inspection Campaigns Abroad
Every year, the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) performs flag State inspections of ships abroad that are flying the Danish flag. In 2017, the number of control inspections will be increased to 60. Just before the 2016 Christmas and New Year's holidays, the Danish Maritime Authority carried out a two-week campaign in the USA to promote Danish quality shipping. The campaign took place in Houston and New York, respectively.