Cargo Systems News

28 Aug 2019

PG to Deliver Cargo Systems for MPSV Newbuilds

(Image: Wärtsilä Ship Design Norway)

Norwegian-based PG Flow Solutions said on Wednesday it has secured orders to supply large liquid-cargo systems and associated equipment for two multipurpose support vessels (MPSV) being constructed in China for an undisclosed shipowner.Under the contract with Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding, theliquid handling and pump specialist said it will supply a comprehensive hydraulically driven cargo system with pumps, mud agitators, hydraulic power pack and control system to each of the two vessels.

02 Jul 2019

Successful Sustainability Starts with … Lubricants

Unappreciated, but heavily used by operators and closely regulated by the authorities, lubricants can also be a welcome part of your environmental and sustainability program. That’s right: lubricants.When it comes to the ideal operating scenario on any marine platform, the challenge of balancing sustainability with maximum operational performance and arriving at a healthy bottom line has never been more difficult. That said; the arguably perfect solution involves using on board consumable product(s) that contribute to sustainability, operational, and energy efficiency goals.

26 Jun 2019

MacGregor to Upgrade MSC Vessels

Pic: MacGregor

Swiss-based shipping line MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has signed a contract with MacGregor and Guangzhou Wenchong Dockyard to upgrade cargo systems on six 16,000 TEU containerships owned and operated by the company.The upgrades will be implemented during dry-docking in 2020, the global container shipping company said in a press release. However, the parties have agreed not to disclose any further contractual details.Cargotec's MacGregor and MSC have together defined and…

11 Feb 2019

PG Flow Solutions Wins VARD Contract

 Yara Birkeland (Illustration: YARA)

Norway's designer and shipbuilder of specialized vessels VARD has contracted PG Flow Solutions to supply the engine room pump system to the world’s first autonomous and electric container vessel, Yara Birkeland.According to a press note from PG Flow Solutions, the provider of OSV cargo systems and below-deck well service solutions, Norwegian shipyard Vard Brevik has been tasked with building the NOK 250 million vessel on behalf of Oslo-listed international fertilizer producer YARA.Liquid handling and pump specialist PG Flow Solutions will deliver a complete engine room pump system…

19 Jun 2018

150,000 Bbl ATB Delivered to Reinauer Transportation

(Photo: Senesco Marine)

Shipbuilder Senesco Marine has delivered a new articulated tug and barge (ATB) to Reinauer Transportation Companies. The launch of the unit, including the 8,000hp tug and 150,000bbl barge, marks the largest such ATB constructed in the U.S. Northeast.The ATB was built as an international SOLAS class unit and incorporates the latest build technology and equipment design, Senesco Marine said.The 124’ x 40’ tug Bert Reinauer features two 12-cylinder GE U.S. Tier 4 certified marine diesel engines for propulsion…

13 Feb 2019

DP World Sets Its Sights on Hyperloop Cargo Shipping

Dubai-based port operator DP World has partnered with Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Hyperloop One to create a new venture that aims to provide hyperloop-enabled cargo systems.DP World and the U.S.-based Virgin Hyperloop One introduced their vision for “the future of on-demand freight transportation” at an event on April 29 at the historic vessel Queen Elizabeth 2.The joint venture, called DP World Cargospeed, will set out to be the world’s first to ship cargo with hyperloop technology.

13 Dec 2017

Connecting Boatbuilders to the New Gold Standard

(Image: Victaulic)

Victaulic’s forward-thinking vertical integration remains, at the same time, solidly connected to a rich and varied past. It is still common to hear waterfront stakeholders refer to alternative pipe connection systems as temporary or simply as ‘a new development.’ While none of that could be further from the truth, the education of the marine community as to the merits of these products as an alternative to traditional flanges continues. These products – like Victaulic’s market offerings – are indeed mainstream parts of the marine sector…

04 Dec 2017

MSC Hires MacGregor to Upgrade 31 Vessels

Photo credit: MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received orders to optimise the container carrying capabilities of 31 Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) vessels from six different ship series. The work is designed to optimise ships' cargo system productivity and earning potential. The orders were booked into Cargotec's third and fourth quarter 2017 order intakes and deliveries are planned for completion towards the end of 2018. "Container vessels are an integral part of the whole transportation value chain…

29 May 2017

Cyber SAFE Ship Delivered

Trammo Dietlin. Photo by Lloyd's Register

The first ships to be classed with Lloyd’s Register’s cyber notations have been delivered to Global United in Korea. Built by Hanjin Heavy Industries, in collaboration with Alpha Ori Technology, the ships have been awarded the notation Cyber (AL-SAFE) certifying the autonomous systems onboard as safe. This is the first real example of the digital transformation in shipping – the ships will operate in an autonomous mode for selected functions using cutting edge digital technology. The new cyber-enabled features allow crew to operate ships more efficiently.

24 Mar 2017

MacGregor, Rolls-Royce to Study Containership Autonomy

A new collaborative research and development initiative will explore the impact of developments in autonomy for cargo ship navigation and cargo systems onboard containerships. The research will be conducted by partners MacGregor, part of Cargotec, and Rolls-Royce, who have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for collaboration. Asbjørn Skaro, Rolls-Royce, Director Digital and Systems, said, “Rolls-Royce is pioneering remotely controlled and autonomous ships and believes such a remote controlled ship will be in commercial use by the end of the decade and a common sight on the high seas by 2030. For the full benefits of such a change to be realized many activities currently done today manually will need to be done autonomously.

28 Dec 2016

Innovative Boats: Marine News' Best of 2016

Image: Vard Marine

Marine News looks back at the past 12 months and showcases the best of North America’s workboat design shop and shipyard output. In a year where some stakeholders might not rank 2016 as the best of years in the shipyard or on the waterfront, we might disagree. And, there is plenty to write about. New contracts, deliveries and designs all combine to show that the collective workboat waterfront is moving forward, with technology, the environment and replacement tonnage requirements as the main drivers.

12 Sep 2016

Harvey Gulf ATB Earns ABS, USCG Approvals

(Image: HGIM)

Harvey Gulf International Marine (HGIM) announced it has received both ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) class functional approval and USCG (United States Coast Guard) design bases approval on a 4,000 cubic meter LNG articulating tug barge (ATB) construction drawing package; the design accounts for ship-to-ship transfer and shore side resupply transfers. Working closely with its design partner Waller Marine, and in conjunction with ABS and USCG HGIM has developed the design package…

09 Mar 2016

MacGregor Upgrades Cargo System for CSCL

The MacGregor Cargo Boost upgrade allows the ship's payload capacity to increase by 300 high cube FEU on deck and increases cargo system flexibility Photo by MacGregor

MacGregor has carried out optimised cargo system upgrades for two 14,000 TEU container vessels owned and operated by China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL). The vessels have re-entered service following the upgrades, which have been designed to increase their actual payload capacity. MacGregor and CSCL have signed a letter of intent for similar modifications for five more vessels. The vessels were built by Samsung Heavy Industries in 2011. Their MacGregor Cargo Boost system upgrades…

26 Oct 2015

Bestobell Secures Another Marine Order

Photo: Bestobell

Bestobell Marine has secured an order for its cryogenic globe and check valves for the second LNG carrier in the Yamal series of vessels being built at DSME shipyard in South Korea. After winning the contract to supply cryogenic valves to the first vessel that will be owned and operated by Russian company Sovcomflot, the company proved it had the expertise and capabilities to supply the second Yamal vessel, which will be owned and operated by Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL).

26 Aug 2015

Interview: Germán Carlos Suárez Calvo, CEO of Astican & Astander Shipyards

How did you find a career in the maritime industry? As a consequence of my father´s dedication to the industry, as founder of a shipping agency in the early eighties as well as partner in a large shipping company and shipyard´s ownership, I grew up in this atmosphere and orientated my academic training towards being able to continuing what he and his business partners created and developed. Although I did start my professional career dealing with other type of businesses within my family, the core root of our family wealth has always been in the maritime industry.

10 Jul 2015

Tanker Training Solution Installed at Makarov

Photo courtesy of Makarov Training Center

IMO Secretary General Koji Sekimizu inaugurated the new Transas technological simulation complex for tanker personnel training installed at the Makarov Training Center, part of the Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping. Admiral Makarov State University is a Russian high school for education of maritime and inland professionals. With the new simulation complex from Transas, the school will expand its training portfolio by offering individual and crew training for tanker personnel…

03 Mar 2015

USCG Marine Safety Alert

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a marine safety alert today to remind all gas carrier owners and operators to ensure that all personnel follow approved Safety Management System cargo handling procedures and industry best practices. The USCG cited a recent investigation into a cargo compressor room fire onboard a foreign flagged Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) carrier as the reason for the safety alert. Investigators suspect that unsafe cargo handling procedures associated with manual draining of hydrates from the drain line on the outlet of re-liquefaction condensers directly contributed to this casualty. Hydrates are compounds, in the form of crystalline substances, developed from the interaction of water and hydrocarbons at certain pressures and temperatures.

02 Dec 2014

Marine Noise Emissions: Is it Your Next Regulatory and Environmental Hurdle?

Marflex Variable Frequency Drive Cargo pump.

A different kind of emission in the compliance spotlight – above and below decks. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Equipment during its 2012, 56th session submitted a draft revised code on noise levels onboard ships. The code set out mandatory noise level limits for machinery spaces, control rooms, workshops, cargo blocks and accommodation spaces in an effort to address health and safety issues on board ships, ATB’s and/or tugboats.

31 Jul 2013

PG-MACS Chosen by Shell and Siem for Newbuild PSV

PG-MACS DC-feeder

Siem Offshore and Norske Shell signed a contract for a new dual fueled (LNG/Diesel) large-size platform supply vessel (PSV). Remontowa Shipyard /Poland will construct the vessel as their H/N 856/1.The new PSV shall commence operations in Q1/'15 for operations in the North Sea, to support offshore activities at, among others, the Draugen and Ormen Lange oil and gas fields. The under deck tank configuration shall include systems for handling of drill cuttings, in addition to liquid and dry bulk.

21 May 2013

BWT CASE STUDY: Hyde, PG & OSVs

The OSV Olympic Zeus was a recent, successful Hyde Marine retrofit project

While much of the focus on Ballast Water Management issues is on the big ship, blue water fleet, there is a growing large need for BWMS on large modern offshore vessels, too. Hyde Marine has long been active in the worldwide effort to control the spread of aquatic invasive species in ballast water. Early on, Hyde supplied the first fully operational shipboard Ballast Water Treatment system. In 2003, after requirements were better defined, Hyde installed a state-of-the-art filtration and UV disinfection system aboard the Coral Princess.

05 Apr 2013

Hyde Marine, PG Marine Group and OSV’s: A Perfect Fit

Ballast water treatment equipment manufacturer Hyde Marine provides systems for all sizes and manners of vessels, but increasingly, the U.S.-based subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Company is being recognized for its work with offshore operators – here and abroad. Hyde Marine has long been active in the worldwide effort to control the spread of aquatic invasive species in ballast water. Early on, Hyde supplied the first fully operational shipboard Ballast Water Treatment system. In 2003…

05 Dec 2012

W&O Positioned to Provide

W&O takes the guesswork out of distribution, supply and the marine manufacturing environment. In the busy U.S. Gulf Coast shipbuilding sectors, W&O Supply remains active within four very strong markets: navy marine, commercial marine, marine offshore and offshore fabrication. Even with the uncertainty surrounding sequestration, business in the Gulf continues to be strong, as well as diversified. With major shipyards in the region continuing to receive contracts for follow-on vessels, the opportunity for continued success is therefore very good.

02 Aug 2012

First of Four GPA 688SC PSVs Launched in Brazil

The Starnav Perseus, the first of four GPA 688SC PSVs (PETROBRAS PSV 4500).

In April 2012, the Starnav Perseus, the first of four GPA 688SC PSVs (PETROBRAS PSV 4500) was launched at Brazilian shipyard Detroit Brasil Ltda., a subsidiary of Detroit Chile. Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering firm Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) provided the Basic/Class Design and Detailed Construction Engineering after successfully competing in PETROBRAS’ demanding bidding process with a cost-efficient, technically convincing design. Throughout the design and engineering process…

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