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Monday, January 22, 2018

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Mitsubishi Engines for Chem Carrier

Chem Carriers, the Sunshine, Louisiana-based cargo carrier, once again chose Mitsubishi engines for its new M/V Dorella Banta. The 70 ft x 28 ft x 10 ft, 131-ton towboat was built by Rodriguez Boat Builders. The twin engines, supplied by Laborde, are Mitsubishi S12A2 series rated at 850 hp at 1,940 rpm. The 12-cylinder, 34-liter engines are EPA compliant. The vessel is equipped with 7:1 reduction gears, allowing the engines to turn 75 inch x 73 inch four-blade stainless steel propellers in a 76 inch Type 19A Kort Nozzel.

Hyundai Mipo Gets Chem Carrier Contract

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard reportedly won a $60 million order to build two chemical carriers. Following this announcement, the builder's orders to build and repair vessels so far this year to $980 million. - (Reuters)

Maritea

Constructed by 3.Maj for Calisa S.P.A. in Augusta, Italy, Maritea is designed for worldwide service, but its primary voyage profile comprises traffic between Mediterranean oil ports/terminals. The 35,000 dwt IMO Type II Chem Carrier boasts several innovations, such as a hull structural design based on direct calculation (FEM) including fatigue criteria, an Integrated Navigation system with ECDIS connection on both radars, controllable pitch propeller (CPP) installation, and high efficiency flap type rudder and bow thruster for enhanced manuevering. The vessel also holds an anchoring and mooring system designed according to OCIMF criteria, and its wheelhouse, which is designed for One Man Bridge Control, has all-round windows and CCTV surveillance.

Cruise Industry Annual:Deltamarin Expands to China to Thwart Cruise Downturn

Finnish design specialist Deltamarin is synonymous with advanced cruise ship design and construction. The company, as has many of its colleagues in this country, have built a formidible empire of accrued cruise shipbuilding knowledge and experience which it has used to remain a key player in the international cruise market. But as the cruise industry stumbles, so too do the myriad of companies which serve it. While an extended downturn is not generally forecast, Deltamarin must find new business to keep its 320 employees busy and its sales at or near its 2001 mark of nearly $26 million. To do this, it has trained its sites on expanding both regionally and by vessel niches served…

Astilleros Espanoles Delivers Innovative Chem Carriers

Astilleros Españoles Sestao and Juliana yards have delivered the first two vessels of an inventive series of six stainless steel product/chemical carriers, Stolt Sea and Stolt Sun, both of which have joined the fleet of Stolt Parcel Tankers - the world's largest operator of its kind. One of the most outstanding features of the series of ships are their capability of simultaneously carrying a wide variety of cargoes. Made possible by an extremely compartmentalized cargo arrangement, the ships can carry up to 700 different types of cargoes -- from fruit juice to propylene oxide - without risk of polluting each other. This flexible cargo section is divided into 36 integral tanks and four deck tanks…

Vicel Group, Aqua-Chem Create Joint Venture

Vicel Group, a Brazilian representative of global freshwater and wastewater treatment equipment suppliers and an engineering services company for oil platforms and ships, will meet with Aqua-Chem Inc. CEO David Gensterblum and his executive teammates, Phil Schrader and Jose Flores on March 6 in Brazil  to formalize the creation of a Joint Venture, called Aqua-Chem do Brazil (a 50 percent ACI, 50 percent Vicel investment). The partnership with the U.S. company for the formation of the JV Aqua-Chem do Brasil was planned to meet the market’s growing demand for products with national content, as established by the ANP (oil, gas and biofuel national agency) rules.

Aqua-Chem Showcases Water Treatment Solutions

Distributors can view latest line of “Green” Matrix reverse osmosis and sewage treatment solutions used by major yacht makers and customers like the Canadian Coast Guard. Aqua-Chem, Inc., a leader in complete global water purification solutions, announced today that it will be demonstrating a comprehensive green line of water treatment, desalination and processing technologies at the 2011 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, taking place October 27-31 at the Broward County Convention Center. Among the “Green” Matrix solutions showcased at Aqua-Chem’s exhibit location at the Fort Lauderdale Bahia Mar Marina 2011, 400/500 Tent 410-411…

IMA and Delta Marine Sign Agreement

International Maritime Associates, L.L.C and Delta Marine International, Inc. have announced an agreement formalizing IMA as the exclusive worldwide sales and marketing agent for all Chem-Free TM Purification Systems in the marine industry. IMA is a Fort Lauderdale based consulting firm catering to the Mega Yacht segment of the marine industry. The Chem-Free Purification Systems product line provides a cost effective way to efficiently deliver Ozone into the potable water system, black and gray water systems via “Silent” Corona Discharge and air conditioning systems onboard via Ultraviolet or “UV”, thus eliminating odor and bacteria in all areas and increasing potable water and indoor air quality.

Tanker Allision on the Piscataqua River

The U.S. Coast Guard says it is continuing to monitor the condition of the chemical tanker Chem Venus, after it allided with three unoccupied, moored sailboats Wednesday afternoon at the mouth of the Piscataqua River near Portsmouth, N.H. and Kittery, Maine. It was determined by Coast Guard vessel inspectors on board that the Panamanian flagged chemical tanker sustained bow damage that caused the ship to take on water. The rate of flooding has been stabilized and is being monitored by the Coast Guard and the Chem Venus crew. Despite the damage no pollution has been reported, and the Chem Venus remains safely anchored outside of the Piscataqua River, the Coast Guard said. The vessel was carrying used vegetable oil and a variety of other industrial chemicals.

ABS Releases Chemical Tanker e-Learning Package

Photo: MISC Bhd.

ABS, a provider of maritime classification services, launched Chem-eL, a specialized training package designed to support safety and competence in chemical tanker operations. Chem-eL is a sector-specific e-learning marine product developed in accordance with the requirements stated in the International Maritime Organization's International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers and the relevant IMO Model Course. Developed by ABS in cooperation with Malaysian Maritime Academy (ALAM), a subsidiary of the MISC Bhd.

Odfjell Seeks Purchase of Chem-Marine

Odfjell Terminals has entered into a Letter of Intent to purchase Chem-Marine Corporation of South Carolina. Chem-Marine controls a 25.3 acre/10.2 hectare site through a long term land lease, and is located adjacent to Odfjell's tank terminal in North Charleston, South Carolina. The property is situated on the Cooper River and has a 250 meters deep-water front and a 12.5 meter draft ship berth, with one dedicated stainless steel lines connected to 12,800 cbm of storage in two carbon steel tanks.

Tank Coating for Navig8 Chem Carriers

AkzoNobel

Shipowner Navig8 is progressing the application of Interline9001, a advanced cargo tank coating from AkzoNobel’s International marine product range, on a series of 18 chemical tankers currently under construction at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, South Korea. According to the coating’s manufacturer, Navig8 selected its Interline9001 to deliver operational benefits for the 37,000 dwt vessels, providing increased vessel capacity and maximum operational flexibility required to meet increased market demand for large volume contract of affreightment.

Salvors Refloat Grounded Chem Carrier

Multraship, working in co-operation with Belgian salvage operator URS Salvage & Maritime Contracting, has refloated an Italian-flag chemical carrier which grounded off the Dutch coast, very close to a heavily populated tourist beach, on July 31. The 5,045 gt Rubino grounded off the beach at Zoutelande just after high tide. This is a very popular tourist area, and bathers and swimmers were ordered out of the water, to safety. The salvors, operating under an LOF agreement and working in close co-operation with the local authorities…

Odfjell Signs to Build Chem Carriers

Odfjell finalized the shipbuilding contracts with Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) CO., Ltd in China to build a pair of chemical tankers. The two vessels will be 38,000 dwt, both with 40 tanks and a cargo capacity of about 45,000 cbm. Both vessels will be prepared for dual fuel solution. This order follows the orders for four 49,000 dwt vessels with 33 stainless steel cargo tanks. The capital commitments will be about $116 million. The first vessel will be delivered in June 2020 and the following vessel three months later.  

Aqua-Chem Wins $12.8m Navy Deal

Aqua-Chem, Inc., Knoxville, Tenn., is being awarded a $12,829,398 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for 6,800 gallon-per-day Reverse Osmosis Desalination (ROD) units and 2,000 gallon-per-day High Purity Reverse Osmosis (HPRO) units for installation in FFG-7 and LSD Class ships. The ROD Unit will be used to produce drinking water from seawater, and HPRO Unit will be used to produce high purity water from drinking water, for cooling the ship's gas turbine engines. Work will be performed in Knoxville, Tenn, and is expected to be completed by July 2012. Contract funds will not expire by the end of the current fiscal year.This contract was competitively procured and advertised via the Internet, with six offers received.

Aqua-Chem Awarded Contract

Reverse Osmosis Unit Sets, High Purity Reverse Osmosis Units, technical manual and related provisioning and technical data. The Reverse Osmosis Desalination Systems will replace existing waste heat recovery distilling plants on FFG 7 class ships and will provide increased performance over existing distilling plants. Work will be performed in Knoxville, Tenn., and is expected to be completed by May 2007. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured and posted on the Federal BusinessOpportunity website, with six offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

G E Shipping Sells Supramax

Photo: The Great Eastern Shipping Co. Ltd.

India’s largest private sector shipping company  Great Eastern Shipping Company Limited (G E Shipping) has contracted to sell its 2003 built Supramax Dry Bulk Carrier Jag Rahul of about 52,364 dwt. G E Shipping said that the vessel will be delivered to the new buyer in Q4 FY 2017-18. The Company’s current fleet (including Jag Rahul) stands at 48 vessels, comprising 32 tankers (12crude carriers, 17 product tankers, 3 LPG carrier) and 16 dry bulk carriers (1 Capesize, 8 Kamsarmax, 7 Supramax) with an average age of 10.24 years aggregating 3.93 mn dwt.

New & Notables

Ten years ago, a RoRo passenger service called Sealink, commenced in the Bahamas — operating from Nassau to port of Governor's Harbor on the adjacent island of Eleuthera. The vessel that performed this service was an aging 14-knot Greek ferry, which established a solid market within the RoRo sector. Despite its healthy growth spurt, the venture ceased in 1993 resulting from rising repair costs and maintenance, specifically in the machinery department, as some engine parts had since been discontinued. Then a group of local businessmen purchased an Australian RoPax catamaran to re-enter the Eleuthera trade. This vessel, which incidentally is also named Sealink, is from the Sea Transport Solutions (STS) design studio in Queensland, Australia.

Gulf Navigation Refinances Two Carriers

Khamis Juma Buamim, Board Member, Managing Director and Group CEO of Gulf Navigation Holding. Photo provided by the company.

Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC has announced refinancing 'Gulf Mishref' and 'Gulf Mirdif' petrochemical carriers in less than a month after increasing its capital to AED 1 billion through an Initial Public Offering (IPO). The move underlines the increasing demand for the company’s shipping services, which requires increasing its fleet capacity to meet the demand for its services in the region. Refinancing the two carriers, Gulf Mishref and Gulf Mirdif, is an important addition to the company's petrochemical transportation capabilities.

Recent Vessel Sales: August 2014

Vessel sales for June 2014 (as of September 1) as prepared by Shipping Intelligence, Inc., New York.

$392m Loan Secired for 10 New Chem Tankers

Samba Financial Group reportedly has signed an agreement with National Chemical Carrier (NCC)for a $392 million (SR1,470) million facility to finance 80 percent of the total cost for building 10 new chemical tankers, according to a report on www.menafn.com. It is considered to be the largest single shipping deal in the history of the local market in terms of amount and number of ships funded by a single bank for a single borrower. According to an official from the shipping company, the deal is within the framework of plans to expand the fleet, which is composed now of 14 vessels with a total capacity of 554,000 tons. By 2011 the company plans to have 32 ships with a total capacity of 1.4 million tons.

Odfjell JV Contracts New Chem Tanker

Odfjell's 49% owned joint venture company Odfjell Dong Zhan Shipping (Shanghai) Co. Ltd, has signed a contract for the building of a 8 200 dwt chemical tanker. The ship is a fully coated IMO II type carrier that will be built in China by Zhoushan Penglai Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. The construction of the ship has already started, and delivery is scheduled for late November 2008. Odfjell will be directly involved in the building process and inspection at the building site. The ship will join Bao Hai Tun (3 845 dwt/ built 2006)and service the domestic market in China.

Imtech Grows in China

Imtech NV said its maritime order book in China is growing and is now worth 120m Euro, which includes orders for work on more than 240 ships. According to the company, recent orders include a contract for technology aboard 20 feeder container ships, plus more than 20 tugboats, four general cargo vessels and four chem tankers.

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