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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Arklow Shipping News

Ferus Smit Launches Arklow Cliff

Dutch shipbuilder Ferus Smit said it has launched M.V. Arklow Cliff, the fifth vessel in a series of 10 to be delivered to Irish ship owner Arklow Shipping.   The vessel, Ferus Smit newbuild #428, was launched June 30 at the builder’s Westerbroek yard.   With a maximized hold volume of 220,000 cft and a carrying capacity more than 5,000 deadweight tons, the vessel falls under the 3,000 gross tons limit. Arklow Cliff has one single hold and an 1A iceclass notation.   It is propelled by a 1,740 kW MaK engine with a single ducted propeller.

Ferus Smit Launches Arklow Castle

Photo: Copyright 112 Midden-Groningen / Ferus Smit

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. It is propelled by a 1,740 kW MaK engine with a single ducted propeller.

Ferus Smit Launches Arklow Cape

Photo: Simon Marrink

Shipbuilder Ferus Smit has launched new build M.V. Arklow Cape on Friday, October 21 at its Westerbroek shipyard in the Netherlands   Arklow Cape (Nb. 425) is the second 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, the ship falls under the 3,000 gross tons limit. Arklow Cape has one single hold and an 1A iceclass notation. It is propelled by a 1,740 kW MaK engine with a single ducted propeller.

Ferus Smit Launches Arklow Cadet

Photo: Ferus Smit

Dutch shipbuilder Ferus Smit has launched its Nb. 424, MV Arklow Cadet, on June 9 at the Westerbroek yard. Bulk carrier MV Arklow Cadet is the first in a series of 10 vessels for Irish client Arklow Shipping. With a maximized hold volume of 220,000 cft and a carrying capacity over 5,000 deadweight tons, the vessel falls under the 3,000 gross tons limit. Arklow Cadet has one single hold and an 1A iceclass notation. It is propelled by a 1,740 kW MaK engine with a single ducted propeller.

Clarkson Port Services Director Celebrates 30 Years Service

Barry & Sheila Stokes: Photo credit CPS

Barry Stokes, a director of UK-based Clarkson Port Services (CPS) recently celebrated 30 years' service with the company. Barry was one of the very first CPS staff members, when, in 1983 he opened a Genchem Shipping office in Runcorn to provide vessel agency support to Genchem Chartering (ICI), British Fuels and Arklow Shipping. He built up a profitable and successful operation, integrating it with Vopak and Clarkson Brothers & Casper to further develop the UK agency representation.

Northrop Grumman Upgrades Arklow Shipping ECDIS Systems

Arklow Vessel in Bay of Biscay: Photo courtesy of Arklow Shipping

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected by Arklow Shipping to upgrade 12 container vessels with VisionMaster FT Electronic Chart Display & Information Systems (ECDIS). Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine business unit will install all of the systems by the end of 2014. The VisionMaster FT ECDIS will replace existing NaviECDIS that utilises the Voyage Management System supplied by Sperry Marine. With Sperry Marine's VisionMaster FT ECDIS, these vessels not only meet the International Maritime Organization's requirements for paperless navigation…

Becker Appoints Simplex-Turbulo as UK agents

Becker Mewis Duct

Becker Marine Systems has appointed Simplex-Turbulo to represent them in the UK. Becker is well-known and respected not just for the manufacture of high-performance rudders and maneuvering systems, but also for significant recent developments in designs achieving substantial reduction of fuel consumption. Two examples of innovations pioneered by Becker are the TLKSR  twisted full spade rudder and the Becker Mewis Duct. The TLKSR  twisted full spade rudder matches the rudder shape…

New Tax Measures Boost Irish Shipping Industry

The Irish Minister for Finance, McCreevy T.D announced a tonnage tax for Ireland in this years Budget. act as a catalyst to regenerate the Irish shipping industry. The industry has been stagnant in recent years and this new tax regime will ensure a more attractive and enhanced fiscal environment. competitiveness with those in other member states". Register and changes to Irish Mercantile Marine legislation. enormous degree of success in sectors such as finance, telecommunications and IT. develop our own indigenous industry. A year ago, the IMDO said that radical reform would be needed to halt the rapid decline of the Irish shipping industry. "The industry was on the brink of a complete collapse," Murphy said.

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