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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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Unitor awarded major supply agreement by Bergesen

Norway's Bergesen DY Group has awarded international ships service provider Unitor a three year agreement, plus two one-year options, to supply marine products and services to its commercial fleet, which is one of the largest in the world. The agreement involves a wide range of products and services needed for onboard maintenance; fire, rescue and safety, as well as technical chemicals. Bergesen wished to consolidate on the supplier side and carried out a comparison of the major marine suppliers. Pricing, delivery capability, service level and use of information technology were included in the evaluation. Bergesen is heavily committed to working for a cleaner marine environment…

HMI Ambrose Channel Makes First New York Harbor Call

Hvide Marine Inc. announced the first visit of HMI Ambrose Channel, named for the USCG lightship that formerly stood watch at the entrance of New York Harbor, to the Port of New York and New Jersey. The vessel, one of the first all-new petrochemical carriers built in the U.S. in nearly two decades, passed through its namesake, the Ambrose Channel, on its way to Stapleton Anchorage. Under the command of veteran Hvide Marine Captain Dave Johnson, the tanker delivered 155,000 barrels of diesel oil from a refinery in Baton Rouge, La. Delivered in January 1999, the vessel complied with the mandate of Congress and the American people to build double-hull tankships to transport petroleum and chemical products in U. S. waters in the safest manner possible.

Port of Hamburg Receives Eight Newbuildings

Cosco Belgium

The Port of Hamburg receives the first of a total of eight 13,380-TEU COSCO newbuildings at HHLA’s Container Terminal Tollerort. Delivered at the end of February, the completed containership Cosco Belgium  will berth in Hamburg on April 11. Operating under the Hong Kong flag, this ULCC is 366 meters long, 51 meters wide and when fully loaded has a draft of 15.5 meters. She is the first of altogether eight 13,380 TEU (20-feet standard container) vessels ordered by Cosco from the Chinese NACKS shipyard in April 2008.

ZIM Reinforces Israel Express via Hamburg

ZIM  Hamburg

The North Europe Service 1 (NE-1) run by shipowners ZIM Integrated Shipping Services and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is a liner service linking Hamburg weekly with Israel via the Mediterranean. Transport volumes have grown continuously since 2007, in all by around 21 percent. In 2013 around 62,000 TEU (20-ft standard containers) were transported on seaborne container services along this route. ZIM had already extended and restructured the NE-1 service at the beginning of 2013 in reaction to rising quantities and market requirements.

Stolt-Nielsen Opens New Office

Last week the Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group (SNTG) opened a new office in the Rotterdam port area. Some time ago SNTG announced the concentration of its European activities in Rotterdam. From the office the transport of ten million tons of chemical products per year is controlled: two million tons by deep sea vessels, an equal amount by short sea, 5.5 million tons by inland shipping and 400,000 tons in tank containers. SNTG deploys 37 inland vessels under its own flag.

De Poli Yard Launches Chem. Tanker

Based on the Island of Pellestrina (Venice), Cantiere Navale De Poli shipyard launched chemical tanker named Jo Laguna D built for venician company Ar.Co.In. The vessel, which will be used for the transport of oil and chemical products, was scheduled for completion at the end of 1999, and is equipped with 14 tanks for the load, two slops, one recovery and two deck slop tanks. In accordance with the most recent U.S. standards, the vessel is equipped with a double hull located in correspondence of the cargo zone.

Drew Marine Announces New Positions

Ashland Specialty Chemical Company's Drew Marine announced three changes in its marketing organization at its Boonton, N.J. headquarters. business manager for Engineered Systems & Products. become the technical manager for chemicals. control systems. selecting of non-chemical products as well. fuel treatment products. and growth plans for performance chemicals and associated equipment. stewardship. U.S. Military accounts, which was part of his former job. of Drew Marine marketing. the market is directing us into," says Hendrickson.

Surge in Traffic Between Hamburg and Poland

Port of Hamburg

In the first half of 2011, seaborne container traffic between Hamburg and Poland experienced a particular surge by 38 per cent, to 114,000 TEU. In this context, imports and exports from/to Poland are very well balanced at 56,000 TEU and 58,000 TEU, respectively. With a volume of 2.6 million tons of seaborne cargo in the year 2010, Hamburg is one of the most significant North Range ports for Poland. The gratifying trend in container traffic in the first half of 2011 was the subject of a conference in Warsaw organised jointly by the Port of Hamburg Marketing Representative Office in Warsaw…

Hamburg to India Liner Service Upgraded

Within the EU the Port of Hamburg is one of India’s most important commercial partners in seaborne foreign trade. In November the Hamburg Joint Representative Office in Mumbai was officially opened. This is designed to strengthen economic, but also cultural and academic links between the two countries. Supported by Port of Hamburg Marketing, the Hamburg Senate and the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and already functioning since the beginning of this year, the Representative Office is regarded as the contact point for representatives of the worlds of politics, commerce and culture from Hamburg and India. Thanks to the exchange of information and various events…

Fincantieri, Mapei Enter R&D Partnership

Shipbuilder Fincantieri said it has partnered with Mapei, a producer of adhesives and chemical products for the construction sector with a business line of shipbuilding industry products, in the field of research and innovation. According to Fincantieri, the strategic cooperation agreement will help it to optimize installation times, reduce the weight of certain materials, improve acoustic insulation by using specific products, develop and extend the use of adhesives products in some shipbuilding applications. Mapei will aim to carry out projects, leading to exploitable solutions in its operational field. The cross-joint research issues will mainly concern the development of innovative products in a wide range…

STX Bags Orders for Six Tankers

Photo: STX Offshore & Shipbuilding

South Korea’s STX Offshore & Shipbuilding won contracts to build six tankers from Greece and local shippers, reports Korea JoongAng Daily. STX announced that Greek shipper OceanGold Tankers placed an order for four medium-range tankers of 50,000 DWT capacity. Two were order on an option contract, which gives the buyer a right to pay for the ship at a pre-determined price in case ship prices rise. The deal was worth $140 million in total. According to STX,  the ships will be constructed in its Jinhae shipyard in Changwon, South Gyeongsan, and delivered by the first quarter of 2019.

Chemical Shipping Faces Oversupply: Drewry

Graph: Drewry Shipping Consultants Limited

The shipping fleet trading in chemical and vegoil markets is expected to accelerate at a much faster pace than demand, weakening earning prospects, according to the latest edition of the Chemical Forecaster, published by global shipping consultancy Drewry. Drewry estimates that tonne-mile demand will grow at 2.9% in 2017, and the fleet trading in chemicals/vegoils will expand by 9.5% by the end of this year, the highest fleet growth observed in recent years. The chemical shipping…

NASSCO Begins Construction of Third Product Carrier Ship

General Dynamics NASSCO began construction of the third ship in its series of nine product carriers.  The shipyard is scheduled to lay the ship’s keel in November and deliver the ship to U.S. Shipping Partners in the fourth quarter of 2009. In August 2006, General Dynamics NASSCO received a $1 billion contract from U.S. Shipping Partners to build the nine ships, which are designed to carry petroleum and chemical products in Jones Act trade between ports.  The ships will be double-hulled, 183 meters (600.4 feet) in length and can carry cargo weighing up to 49,000 tons. U.S. Shipping Partners previously announced that the third ship will be named , in honor of the state nickname of .

New German Deepwater Container Port at Wilhelmshaven

New Jade-Weser-Port container hub, Wilhelmshaven set to become Germany's only deep water port Wilhelmshaven has is the largest German import terminal for crude oil, with pipelines supplying refineries in the Rhine-Ruhr region and Hamburg, and also a major handling location for goods such as petroleum products, coal and chemical products. Soon the city will have a new container port, with depths of 18 m, with the ability to handle Maersk's 'Triple-E' class container ships at any state of the tide. The port, which is costing more than 1.0 billion euros ($1.25 billion) mostly from the regional state of Lower Saxony, is scheduled to open for business on August 5.

Kelvin Hughes bags Marseille VTS Radar Contract

Kelvin Hughes SBS Radar Marseille Fos (Photo: Kelvin Hughes)

Kelvin Hughes has been awarded the contract for the second phase of a radar system installation by the Port of Marseille Fos in Southern France. The Enfield-based company supplied five SBS-700 radar systems earlier this year that were integrated with the port's Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS). The second phase has seen two more, identical models installed and commissioned at the port in July. Kelvin Hughes' SBS-700 radar system is specifically designed to meet the requirements of a Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) system as defined in IALA recommendation V-128.

NASSCO’s New Product Carrier Goes to Sea

The M/T Golden State departed on her inaugural sea trials on December 3.  The 600 ft ship was built in San Diego by General Dynamics NASSCO and is scheduled to be delivered to U.S. Shipping Partners in January 2009. The Golden State is the first ship of the “State” class and will be used in coastal trade, carrying petroleum and chemical products.  (www.nassco.com)

MN100: Kirby Inland Marine

Photo: Kirby Inland Marine

Kirby Corporation is a premier tank barge operator in the United States, transporting bulk liquid products throughout the Mississippi River System, on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, along all three U.S. Coasts, and in Alaska and Hawaii. Kirby’s service includes the transporting of petrochemicals, black oil products, refined petroleum products and agricultural chemical products by tank barge. Kirby’s diesel engine services segment is a leading after-market service provider for medium-speed and high-speed diesel engines…

New Container Liner Services from Shipping Company

A new liner service from shipping company CMA CGM The French Line is connecting Hamburg with Australia and New Zealand. Tilbury, Hamburg. previously Madras. Sailings between Hamburg, the Indian Subcontinent, Australia and New Zealand will initially be every 14 days, increasing to weekly in May. from/to Australia last year. handled around 14.000 boxes (TEU) in 2006. Hamburg. chemical products and paper. Zealand are frozen meat, chemical products, textiles and fruit. paper and machines.

NASSCO Begins 5th Product Carrier

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), began construction of the fifth ship in its series of product carriers.  The shipyard is scheduled to deliver the ship to U.S. Shipping Partners in the third quarter of 2010. The ship will be named Evergreen State, the state nickname of Washington.  Designed to carry petroleum and chemical products in Jones Act trade between U.S. ports, the double-hulled ship will be 600.4 ft in length and have a cargo capacity of approximately 331,000 barrels. In addition to the product carrier construction, NASSCO is also building the Lewis and Clark-class of dry cargo-ammunition ships for the U.S. Navy.  (www.nassco.com)

Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping to Prevent Environmental Pollution

Photo: Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company

Environmental protection is one of the main criteria of sustainable development, says Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company (ACSC). ACSC keeps in the center of constant attention the minimization of environmental impacts of sludges, waste oil, fuel, other liquid and solid wastes obtained during the operation of vessels and the functioning of onshore facilities, on water basins, ground and air. Preventive measures within the framework of existing opportunities are taken against the damage of the environment in the course of operations.

Ellicott Tallies Three Custom Dredger Contracts

B2190E (Image: Ellicott Dredges)

Ellicott Dredges, LLC announced contracts for three new custom-designed dredges, all scheduled to be delivered before the end of 2017. In the first instance a major international chemical company selected Ellicott to build a custom electric bucketwheel dredge to mine salt in a very hard digging application. The new dredge, which will increase the mine’s output per operating hour and reduce its cost per ton of salt produced, will become the mine’s primary dredge. The salt will be used as feedstock for various chemical products such as chlorine based PVC.

Oversupply Dampens Chemical Tanker Market

Graph: Drewry Shipping Consultants Limited

Softening seaborne trade and rising fleet growth are expected to depress chemical shipping freight rates over the next few years, according to the latest edition of the Chemical Forecaster, published by global shipping consultancy Drewry. Spot rates collapsed in the third quarter as some charterers who usually fix their cargoes on contract took advantage of low spot rates. This situation also weighed on time charter rates and asset values, especially for the larger chemical tankers.

Gulf Navigation, Mena Energy Sign Strategic Deal

Photo: Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC

GulfNav has marked another milestone by entering into strategic alliances with MENA ENERGY. The strategic alliances  for mutual co-operation in ship acquisition, chartering and commercial management aims to set out a platform for the parties to have an enhanced commercial relationship and to further strengthen their existing business ties. The parties have agreed that Gulf Navigation would acquire vessels that would be time-chartered to MENA Energy for carrying Crude and the petroleum products.

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