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Maritime World Announces Reduced DMC, Jadaf Tariffs

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Reduction in rates aimed to benefit small vessel owners.   Maritime World has announced the reduction of tariff rates along all aspects of the business at Dubai Maritime City (DMC) and Jadaf from January 2013. This is in light of Drydocks World – Dubai’s 30th Anniversary celebrations in 2013. The reduction by from 2012 rates is aimed at facilitating the growth of the industry at the micro-level and increasing the repair and maintenance options available to small to medium size vessel-owners.   “We are able to play our part in the growth and development of the industry, especially the small scale vessel owners, and offer greater value by enhancing the quality of service delivery. We have pledged our support to the small boat-owners and to organizations such as the Dubai Fishermen’s Cooperative Association and other such association which benefit small commercial fishermen. They represent our rich maritime heritage and are in danger of being phased out by the great technological strides taken by the industry. Vessel owners registered with the Dubai Fishermen’s Cooperative Association will be entitled to a further 10 percent discount on certain services,” said Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World.   DMC and Jadaf offer ship lift operation and technical support to vessel owners


Ships' lifting Apparatus at Abu Dhabi Ports

Photo courtesy Abu Dhabi Ports

  Abu Dhabi Ports have informed that they reserves the right to refuse the use of ships' lifting apparatus without valid certification and / or if the apparatus is assessed by the HSE inspectors to be substandard due to, amongst other things: - Crane malfunctions that includes the crane hydronic system and pneumatic system. - Outreach of crane is not fulfilling the operational requirement. - Failure in control systems. - Failure in emergency stop function.


Stimulus Floods German Waterways

According to a March 23 report from Bloomberg, German Transport Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee laid the foundation stone for Europe’s longest ship lift today, the first step on a program of economic stimulus spending that makes inland waterways the surprise winner. More than $2.5b will flow into German waterway projects this year and next, double the amount in the previous two years. (Source: Bloomberg)


London P&I Club Issues Warning

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The London P&I Club has warned that failure to maintain a proper record of the inspection and testing of onboard lifting equipment can jeopardize owners’ position in the event of a claim. The cub’s inspection program has recently highlighted several instances of negative findings regarding the ship’s lifting equipment register. In the latest edition of its StopLoss Bulletin, the club says, “Anyone procuring lifting equipment should ensure that they are buying


Wartsila India Signs Pact with CSL

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 Wartsila India, the Indian arm of Finland-based Wartsila Corporation, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) for setting up a containerised self-sufficient workshop.   As per the MOU, Wartsila plans to locate a containerised self-sufficient workshop within the premises of CSL to cater primarily to propeller blade metallurgical repairs and engine component repairs.  


India Government Sops for Ship-Repairing Facilities

Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. Photo: PIB

 In order to promote ship building and ship-repair industry in India, the government has formulated a policy of financial assistance for shipbuilding for a period of ten years for contracts signed between 1st April, 2016 and 31st March, 2026.    The Financial assistance at the rate of 20% of the contractual price of a vessel, fair price, or actual payments received by the shipyard is payable after delivery of the vessel and as per the guidelines issued by the Ministry of


Dubai Maritime City Showcases Capabilities

Dubai Maritime City (DMC), the maritime hub in the Middle East, is showcasing repair and maintenance capabilities at the Dubai International Boat Show March 13-17 at the Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi. A dedicated yacht repair and maintenance division at DMC has progressively improved its capabilities over the years, having repaired over 61 vessels in 2011, and has several sophisticated and high-value jobs to its credit.  


BMT Develops Program for Port Engineers

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BMT Designers & Planners (BMT), an operating company of BMT Group Ltd, an international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has developed a unique training program to assist Port Engineers (PEs) with maximizing investments in the repair and sustainment of their maritime assets.   With the complex management of ship repair constantly changing, PEs are tasked with understanding many challenging requirements


BMT Delivers Port Engineer Training

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BMT Designers & Planners, Inc. (BMT), an operating company of BMT Group Ltd, has delivered its training program to assist Port Engineers (PEs) with maximizing investments in the repair and sustainment of their maritime assets. With the complex management of ship repair constantly changing, PEs are tasked with understanding many challenging requirements. These include surface preparation and preservation, drydock evolutions and safety, propulsion system alignment


Damen Sharjah wins Best Yard Award

Presenting the Best New Building Yard Award Courtesy Damen

On 29 May at the presentation ceremony for the International Maritime Awards, held at the two-day Shiptek 2016 conference in Dubai, Damen Shipyards Sharjah (DSSh) received the prize for Best New Building Yard. The trophy was accepted at the ceremony by DSSh managing director Lars Seistrup. DSSh is a joint venture between the Damen Shipyards Group and Albwardy Investment, bringing Damen quality and skills to the UAE


SC Ports Reports Record Volume in FY2017

Wando Welch Terminal. Photo: South Carolina Ports Authority

 South Carolina Ports Authority moved a record 2.14 million twenty-foot equivalent units in fiscal year 2017, an increase of 10 percent over the previous year’s container volumes.   Highest-ever June volumes of 183,237 TEUs gave SCPA a strong finish to its fiscal year


5 Types of Container Weighing Systems for Ports and Terminals

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Every port and terminal facility needs weighing systems for containers. Weighing is critical in several processes in ports where accurate readings are paramount. To achieve this, the following weighing solutions can be incorporated.    1. Weighbridges


Dynamic Positioning for Inland Vessels

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RH Marine recently installed the Rhodium 4500 dynamic positioning (DP) and tracking system on Hakkers’ new flagship, Noordzee, an inland multipurpose vessel that can be used for lifting, dredging or pile driving.    Hakkers is a specialist in the development


Baltic Index Win Streak at 9 Straight Days

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The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose on Friday for the ninth straight session, on higher rates for capesize and smaller vessels.   The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax


Shell Lifts 'force majeure' for Forcados Liftings

Royal Dutch Shell lifted force majeure on exports of Nigeria's Forcados crude oil, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.   The grade, which typically exports 200,000-240,000 barrels per day (bpd) had been under force majeure since February 2016 following a militant attack on the main export route


BIMCO Sets Course for Digitalization

Anastasios Papagiannopoulos, President of BIMCO. Photo: BIMCO

 Anastasios Papagiannopoulos, CEO of Common Progress has been elected President of BIMCO has set three clear themes for his two-year presidential term.    The first is to promote digitalisation across the industry. BIMCO will be working on a range of projects using convergent


Baltic Index Gains on Firmer Rates for Larger Vessels

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The overall index, which considers rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, was up 3 points, or 0.37 percent, at 824 points. The capesize index was up 2 points, or 0.15 percent, at 1,381 points. "Capesize dry bulkers are continuing to see slight gains in the


Iran Raises Oil Exports to West, Almost on Par with Asia

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Iran's oil exports to the West surged in May to their highest level since the lifting of sanctions in early 2016 and almost caught up with volumes exported to Asia, a source familiar with Iranian oil exports said. Iran, which used to be OPEC's second biggest oil exporter


Combi Lift Orders 19 Vessels from Damen

Damen Zeya River shallow water push boat (Photo: Damen)

Damen Shipyards Group said it has secured an order with German heavy lift company Combi Lift to build a total of 19 specially customized shallow draught vessels. The vessels will be used to transport oversized and heavy lift cargo for the Gazprom Amur Gas Processing Plant Project in the Russian


Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy Half Complete

John F. Kennedy’s lower stern was lifted into place at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division, where the second Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier is now 50 percent structurally complete. (Photo: John Whalen/HII)

U.S. shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) said the structure of nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is now 50 percent complete.   The second Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier CVN 79 grew about 70 feet in length with the addition of the lower stern


Multipurpose Shipping Looks Bullish

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 Many key drivers for dry cargo demand have reported a significant uptick in 2017, resulting in improving conditions for all vessels in the multipurpose shipping sector, according to the latest Multipurpose Shipping Market Review and Forecast report published by global shipping consultancy


Keppel Bags $85 Mln Conversion and Repair Projects

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) has through its wholly owned subsidiary, Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard), won four contracts worth a total of $85 million for the conversion, repair and modification of vessels.  


NITC: Tanker Shipments to Europe Increasing

NITC, Iran's leading oil tanker operator, said on Monday its shipments to Europe were increasing daily and it plans to upgrade its fleet to support expansion.   International sanctions on Iran were lifted in January 2016 and NITC is looking to come in from the cold after years of isolation


Stena Drilling Extends Inspection Contract with Sparrows

Stena Don (Photo: Stena Group)

Sparrows Group has been awarded a three-and-a-half-year extension to its inspection services contract for Stena Drilling’s global fleet of drilling vessels. The contract scope includes carrying out LOLER lifting gear surveys, potential dropped objects surveys


Most Cargo Ships Over 20,000 GT are ECDIS Ready -UKHO

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According to UKHO, 72 percent of cargo ships over 20,000 gross tonnage are ECDIS ready, following deadline on July 1, 2017; 9,680 cargo ships over 20,000 gross tonnage using an ENC service Almost three-quarters of cargo ships over 20






 
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