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Monday, October 23, 2017

ABEKING & RASMUSSEN

Latvian Navy Orders Patrol Boats

artist impression of the 25m SWATH@A&R Patrol Boat

Abeking & Rasmussen has secured an order for five 25m SWATH@A&R Patrol Boats. The vessels for the Latvian Navy will be designed by A&R and constructed and delivered in co-operation with Riga Shipyard. The new vessels will derive from the well proven SWATH pilot boats, which are in operation since 1999 in the German Bight and recently in the Dutch Waters. They will have the same main dimensions and underwater ship with a complete new propulsion and accommodation concept. The new vessels will feature a modular mission bay at the fore ship. By fitting appropriate mission payloads, such as a diving module or a MCM module, the capabilities of the vessels can be enhanced flexibly. Delivery of the first-of-class is scheduled for December 2010 from Abeking & Rasmussen shipyard in Lemwerder/ .  

Perseus Christened

The christening ceremony and the commissioning of the second pilot tender Perseus for the Netherlands Loodwezen B.V. will take place on the January 20 in Rotterdam. The christening ceremony will be performed by Princess Margriet von Oranien-Nassau, the sister of the Netherland’s Queen Beatrix. Other policy, economy and industry representatives from the Netherland’s, Belgium and Germany will be attending. The contract for two SWATH@A&R pilot tenders and an option for four additional vessels

SECNAV, CNO Environmental Awards Presented at Navy Memorial

The Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) and the Chief of Naval Operations Environmental Awards were presented June 7 in two different ceremonies at the U.S. Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center here. The annual CNO Environmental Awards program recognizes Navy people, ships and installations for their exceptional environmental stewardship. The CNO Environmental Award winners then move up to compete for the SECNAV Environmental Awards which recognize Navy and Marine Corps individuals, teams

New Profit Record for Kleven Maritime

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2010 was a Gullåren for Kleven Maritime. The Company delivered record results for 2010. Operating profit came to 238.7 million, an increase of 96 million from the record year 2009. The profit before tax was 213.8 million, an increase of 97.3 million from the year before. The country's largest Norwegian-owned shipbuilding group also has good speed control in 2011. The order list is now in 10 new buildings, for a total contract sum of 3.7 billion.

Piracy Cost & Solutions on Agenda at Upcoming Capetown Summit

Pirate photo courtesy of EUNAVFOR

Some 600 maritime and naval experts are to meet in Cape Town from 25-27 November, 2013, to discuss the price of piracy in Africa and the institutional and technical solutions available during the annual Maritime & Coastal Security Africa conference and exhibition. It is the largest maritime defence and security event on the continent, say the organisers. What does poor maritime security cost each year? Piracy off the Horn Of Africa costs the industry approximately $7-$12 billion

Logimatic Launches 3D Vessel Performance Management Service

Photo: Logimatic

Logimatic has expanded the vessel reporting system and dynamic dashboards within its Sertica software package, to provide an improved level of visual presentation of shipboard data and move towards a 3D vessel performance management service.   The Performance Management Service Center will be available to customers requiring expert advice on performance issues. The combined system is built on three dimensions – the Planned Maintenance System

CapRock Selects Intelsat

Intelsat signed a new long term contract for capacity on the IA-6 satellite with CapRock Communications, a leading satellite communications service provider focused on remote industrial markets - including oilfield, construction, maritime, mining, and disaster relief. CapRock has over two decades of experience delivering business class communications, including secure corporate networking and telephony services to companies with operations in hard to reach places.

Infrastructure Investments Strengthen Soybean Supply Chain

ISA efforts to open soybean markets through improved transportation infrastructure span overseas, including a recent trade mission to Southeast Asia that focused on exporting more Illinois soybeans in containers.  Photo by Scott Sigman.

Transportation plays a crucial role in the soybean supply chain. With access to multiple transportation modes, Illinois soybean farmers enjoy significant advantages for reaching domestic and global markets. But aging transportation infrastructure can increase costs for Illinois farmers. Working with business, government and industry leaders, the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is addressing current infrastructure challenges and finding solutions to ensure Illinois soybean farmers have

Kleven Shipbuilding Wins IES Pioneer Contract

Image courtesy of Kleven Shipbuilding

Norway’s Kleven announced it has signed a shipbuilding contract with Malaysian based joint venture company IES Pioneer Ltd. The vessel is of Norwegian design company MarinTeknikk’s MT 6015 MPSV design and will be outfitted with a crane, helideck and FiFi II. The high end specification vessel has  a length of 93.8 meters, a beam of 20 meters, a working deck of more than 1,000 square meters, and will feature a 150-metric-ton active heave compensated offshore crane

Bunker Holding Adds Subsidiary Unioil Supply

The Bunker Holding Group has established a new subsidiary operating under the name Unioil Supply A/S. The physical setup, based in Aalborg, consists of professionals from the former OW Supply & Trading.   The Danish-based Bunker Holding is the parent company of a group of companies specializing in the purchase, sale and supply of fuel and lube oil to ships as well as risk management and associated services. The group operates globally within the shipping business and is represented

A.P. Moller-Maersk Elects New Chairman to Steer Digital Transformation

Jim Hagemann Snabe (Photo: A.P. Moller-Maersk)

A.P. Moller-Maersk's new chairman committed to automating its systems as the oil and shipping group steps up its drive to become more efficient and save costs at a time of low oil prices and declining freight rates. The more than 100-year-old conglomerate's digital push will mean that in theory, it should be as easy to book a container as booking an airline ticket, Chairman Jim Hagemann Snabe told Reuters shortly after he was elected.

Maersk Container Launches Cold Chain Energy Meter

Image: Maersk Container Industry (MCI)

 Maersk Container Industry is introducing an energy meter with its Star Cool refrigerated containers. Star Cool refrigerated containers are now fitted with a new embedded digital feature that offers visibility and precise knowledge of actual energy consumption.   To provide transparency into actual energy consumption throughout the transportation window, over land and sea, Maersk Container Industry (MCI) is introducing an energy meter feature integrated into all new Star Cool

Intellian’s V65 Antenna Packs a Punch

Photo: Intellian Technologies

Live network testing conducted by Marlink over the newest Intelsat EpicNG High Throughput Ku-band satellite demonstrates that the v65 system will enable users to achieve high throughput connectivity for vessels of all sizes.    Maritime satellite antenna systems provider Intellian Technologies said its v65 Ku/Ka band convertible satellite communications system has been independently tested by satellite communications service provider Marlink and exceeds all expectations in terms of

Investors Give Kleven a Boost

Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik, Norway. (Photo: Kleven)

A group of investors has pumped nearly $40 million into Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven.    Norwegian cruise, ferry and cargo operator Hurtigruten and its owners, Petter A. Stordalen and TDR, will be the largest partner in the newly established company, with a 40 percent share. Current owners, John Kleven AS and H-Invest AS are bringing new funds to the company. Additional investors include Åge Remøy and Magnus Roth's InYard Invest, Lürssen-Group

Raising the Stakes on Maritime Performance

Image: SERTICA

A Danish software company has set out to help maritime companies facilitate growth in stormy waters.   The maritime industry is changing. Emerging technologies, increased regulation and CO2 concerns are pressuring ship owners, operators and technical managers. One can no longer afford to ignore performance. But what exactly drives performance and how to improve it?    From Best Practice to New Practice

Kleven to Build Fish Harvesting Vessel for DESS Aqua

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Kleven has signed a contract with DESS Aqua, a joint venture company established by Marine Harvest Norway and Deep Sea Supply, on the building of a fish harvesting vessel for carrying salmon from fish farms to processing plants. The vessel will be delivered from Myklebust Verft in March 2018, and is of SALT 425 FHV design from Salt Ship Design. The contract also includes an option for a second vessel. “There is impressive research and development work being done in the fish

Maersk Break-Up Soon ?

Photo: Maersk Line

 A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S, in its strategic review, is considering several options including a two-way split into an energy and a transport company, says a Bloomberg report.   According to Danish daily Berlingske, the shipping group is likely to break up into transportation and energy divisions.   "Maersk Transport" would include the Maersk Line, APM Terminals, Maersk Tankers, Damco and Svitzer units, while "Maersk Energy" would include Maersk Oil

Maersk Line's Innovative Smart Reefers

Image: The Maersk Group

 Have you heard about Maersk Line's smart reefers that can listen and talk? Cutting edge technology that reduces risk in customer supply chain, claims Maersk Line.   "We’re always looking for ways to improve cargo care on behalf of our customers. As the world’s biggest container shipping company, we play an important role in cold chains all over the world, and our care means your cargo has a safe passage from field to fridge

Force Technology, Logimatic Collaborate on Software

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The new collaboration between software supplier Logimatic and research and development company FORCE Technology has resulted in a multifunctional software system capable of providing big results for mariners. Last year Logimatic launched ’Sertica Performance’ as a part of the software system ‘Sertica Fleet Management’. ‘Sertica Performance’ monitors and analyzes the elements affecting a vessel’s fuel consumption.

Maersk to Split Into Two Divisions

Photo: Maersk Line

 It's oficial now. Danish conglomerate A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S said Thursday it is splitting into two separate units - transport and energy businesses.   Denmark’s biggest company moves ahead with an historic shake-up of the conglomerate to generate growth, as it battles with the worst shipping downturn in years and a historic oil-price rout.   "As announced on 23 June 2016, the Board of Directors has tasked the management of A.P

GC Rieber Chooses NAVTOR for Fleet-wide Navigation

GC Rieber s Offshore Construction Vessel Polar Queen (Photo: GC Rieber)

Specialist ship owner, operator and manager GC Rieber has signed a fleet-wide agreement with NAVTOR for a total vessel navigation solution, spanning both paper and digital deliveries. NAVTOR, a global leader in e-navigation technology and services, will now install products throughout GC Rieber’s portfolio of advanced seismic and offshore ships, enhancing overall fleet efficiency, safety and cost control. The agreement is far reaching in scope

Kleven Delivers 116 m Superyacht

Norway’s Kleven has delivered a 116 m superyacht to its owner, Graeme Hart. The vessel left Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik, Norway this weekend, heading for Germany, where the final completion of the vessel is to be carried out by mid 2017.    “It has been a great pleasure working with Mr Hart and his team on this magnificent project. We highly appreciate the trust they have shown us by placing not just one but two orders with Kleven, in what was a new segment for us

DNV GL Certifies Siemens’ 8 MW Offshore Wind Turbine

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DNV GL has assessed the market’s new offshore turbine in development and awarded Siemens Wind Power with the Prototype Certificate for its 8 megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbine SWT-8.0-154.    The prototype certification confirms all relevant safety features on the turbine according to the Danish Executive Order BEK 73:2013 and IEC 61400-22, allowing installation of the prototype to demonstrate its performance.   

Maersk Chairman Rasmussen Steps Down

Michael Pram Rasmussen (Photo: A. P. Moller-Maersk)

A.P. Møller - Maersk’s chairman of the board will step down at the end of March as the group missed fourth-quarter profit expectations amid low prices and oversupply in the oil and freight sectors.   Michael Pram Rasmussen said he will not stand for reelection as chairman of the board of directors, opting to stand down when his election period expires March 28, 2017, the date of group’s annual general meeting

A.P. Moller-Maersk Misses Q4 Forecast

File Image: A Maersk product tanker underway (CREDIT: Maersk)

Net operating loss after tax of $2.7 bln means dividend cut. Chairman to step down at end of March.   A.P. Moller-Maersk missed fourth-quarter profit expectations on Wednesday as the world's largest shipping company pressed on with changes, taking impairments, slashing its dividend and announcing a new chairman.   Hurt by low prices and oversupply in the oil and freight sectors, Maersk announced a major restructuring plan in September.  

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