Fjellstrand's Rolls Out Environmental Ferry
Norwegian ship yard Fjellstrand AS has signed a contract with Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1 for the building of a new ZeroCatTM 120 car ferry. Fjellstrand was also responsible for building the car ferry MF Ampere which wrote history in 2015 as the world’s first full electrical ferry. The yard had a central position in the introduction of new battery technology in the ferry market. The new ferry is a further development of the MF Ampere and will be equipped for higher speed and longer range.
IWAI holds Road Show in Guwahati
The Inland Waterways Authority of India organized a road show in association with the Ministry Of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) in Guwahati last week to brainstorm on the major issues linked with developing the rivers of the North East as viable and sustainable means for cargo and passenger transportation. The seminar showcased the potential for cargo and passenger transportation on rivers Brahmaputra- NW- 2, Barak- NW- 16 and others.
Hapag-Lloyd Stakeholders Okay Capital Increase
Hapag-Lloyd shareholders approved all items on the agenda at today’s Annual General Meeting. In particular, the shareholders approved the creation of new authorised share capital. This is to be used for a planned capital increase of USD 400 million, which is scheduled to take place within six month after the closing of the merger with the Arabian liner shipping company UASC. The closing took place on May 24.
Rolls-Royce Unveils Unified Ship Design
Rolls-Royce has revealed a radical overhaul of its vessel design philosophy which aims to optimise construction and operations without reducing the use of space on board. In the process it will ensure that a Rolls-Royce designed vessel, whether it is an offshore support vessel or an expedition cruise ship, is instantly recognisable world-wide. The new design incorporates four key features in each design.
China Behaving like "Bully" in South China Sea - McCain
China is behaving like a "bully" with its militarisation of islands in the South China Sea, Republican U.S. Senator John McCain said on Tuesday, activity Washington must confront with its allies to find a peaceful solution. In a speech in Sydney, McCain said China was asserting itself globally, best illustrated by militarising artificial islands in the South China Sea, a claim repeatedly rejected by Beijing.
Frontline Q1 Profit Disappoints
Q1 net result $27.0 million; operating profit $40.8 million. * Following the implementation of OPEC and non-OPEC production caps, which have largely been complied with…
Framo Delivers Pumping Systems to Höegh LNG
Framo has signed a contract with Höegh LNG for the delivery of pumping systems to their new Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU). The contract is for one unit, with option for three more units which are currently being built at Samsung Heavy Industries in Korea. FSRU is a floating processing and terminal facility used when it is not profitable, or for other reasons not practical, to develop onshore terminals.
Rolls-Royce Launches V-Line Variant of B33:45 Engine
Rolls-Royce has launched a V-Line version of its highly successful B33:45 engine series. At 600 kW per cylinder the new design delivers 20 percent more power than the B32:40, in a compact design allowing more power in the same footprint as its predecessor, the manufacturer said. The new V12 is the first variant in the new V-series, where a V16 and a V20 will follow, to address a bigger portion of the marine and land market.
Fincantieri, Eni Partner on Gas Transport Research
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and Italian energy company Eni will together work on projects for sustainable development and support the use of gas for transport. Fincantieri CEO Giuseppe Bono and Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperative research and development, including possible studies in the field of energy systems, with particular reference to the natural gas transport chain.
Inmarsat Offers Cyber Security Risk Assessment
Inmarsat is giving its full backing to a new joint working group formed by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) to develop a coordinated…
Baltic Index Slips to Near 3-month Low
The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, fell to a nearly three-month low on Tuesday, hurt by weaker rates across all vessel segments. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, fell 12 points, or 1.32 percent, to 900 points - its lowest since March 1. The capesize index fell 27 points, or 1.7 percent, to 1,564 points.
Briggs Marine Expanding in Liverpool
U.K. marine contractor Briggs Marine is expanding in the North West of England with new water-side facilities in Port of Liverpool. The 500 sq m building will allow Briggs to offer a greater range of services, and will assist the company in further developing its offering in renewables, sub-marine engineering and port services in this busy region. The company currently has approximately 80 personnel based in the region…
Kongsberg's K-IMS Passes 100 LNG Installations
The Kongsberg Information Management System (K-IMS) has now had more than 100 installations for vessel owners and charterers in the LNG sector. As interest in data-sharing for operational efficiency grows in the LNG sector, Kongsberg has conducted several successful customer trials to show the capabilities and benefits of integrating K-IMS in the last year. K-IMS is designed to enable continuous access to data both on board and ashore through an interactive web portal solution.
MacGregor Testing New Fiber-rope Crane
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has announced that it is now building one of the most advanced fiber-rope cranes on the market. The MacGregor FiberTrac crane will have a 150-metric-ton safe working load capacity and will be ready for testing during the first quarter of 2018. "The greatest advantage of fiber rope when handling loads in ultra-deepwater is that it weighs virtually nothing in water," said Høye Høyesen…
MSC Inks 35-year Deal to Run Ivory Coast Terminal
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has signed a 35-year concession agreement with Ivory Coast's second port of San Pedro to operate its container terminal as part of a deal to upgrade the facility…
Norautron Names Johannessen CEO
The board of Norautron Group AS has appointed Trond K. Johannessen as president and CEO, effective as of June 1, 2017. Johannessen comes from the position as CEO of Hatteland Display AS.
JLT Mobile Computers Provide Rugged IT Solutions
JLT Mobile Computers will be showcasing its Navis-ready validated rugged computers. Designed from the ground up to deliver optimum operational capabilities in demanding applications, the JLT computers leverage the latest industrial components to offer leading performance. Thanks to their rugged construction and proven reliability they deliver long operational life, even in tough environmental conditions and from the hottest to the coldest temperatures.
Raytheon Debuts New Bridge System
Raytheon Anschütz has launched its next generation naval navigation and bridge system SYNAPSIS NAVAL. The new technology leverages Raytheon Anschütz’s SYNAPSIS Integrated Navigation System and integrates various military system capabilities including: radar video merging and other tactical radar features, integrated situational awareness, ship self-defense capabilities, military surveillance radars, and cyber security solutions.
Wärtsilä Launches HY Hybrid Power Module
Leveraging its technical strengths in both engine design and electrical and automation (E&A) systems, Wärtsilä is launching a fully integrated hybrid power module combining engines, an energy storage system and power electronics optimized to work together through a newly developed energy management system (EMS). The Wärtsilä HY is the marine sector's first hybrid power module of this type, officially launched at the Nor-Shipping conference and exhibition in Oslo…
Cobham Unveils SAILOR Terminal for Iridium Certus
Cobham SATCOM has unveiled its first Iridium Certus Connected terminal at Nor-Shipping 2017, the SAILOR 4300. Due to go live in the first half of 2018, Iridium Certus is a new portfolio of global satellite services powered by Iridium NEXT, a second-generation L-band global satellite constellation established to deliver an uncompromising solution for the future of global maritime communications. The SAILOR 4300 is a Broadband Core Transceiver (BCX) type terminal…