Navis Solution on Evergreen Newbuilds
Navis, the provider of maritime software solutions for cargo and vessel performance and compliance, announced that its MACS3 loading computer will be installed on two newbuilding series of container vessels owned and operated by Taiwan-based Evergreen Marine Corporation.Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, said that due to the owner’s decision to have this loading computer installed, they are moving to support safer and more effective onboard cargo handling.The newbuildings are currently being built at two different Chinese shipyards.
OOS Walcheren Starts its Engines
Netherlands-based OOS International has revved up the engines on its newbuild semi-submersible heavy lift crane accommodation vessel OOS Walcheren for the first time.The OOS Walcheren is currently under construction at China Merchants Heavy Industries (Jiangsu) Shipyard, said a press note from the Dutch offshore company .The OOS Walcheren is the sister vessel of the OOS Serooskerke, which is presently undergoing the final stages of commissioning before heading out for sea trials.
OHT Heavy Lifter Keel Laying
Keel laying has been completed for Norway-based Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT)'s new crane vessel Alfa Lift currently under construction at China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) yard in Jiangsu."The new heavy installation crane vessel has reached its second significant build milestone with the laying of the Keel, weeks ahead of schedule," said a press release from the heavy transport and installation contractor.For the first time the fabricated blocks have come together for assembly in the dry dock and the vessel will start to take shape.
Klaveness, JNYS Shipyard Pact for Additional CLEANBU Vessels
Norway's shipping company Klaveness Combination Carriers (KCC), part of Torvald Klaveness, has secured options for the construction of additional combination carriers.KCC entered into agreements with China’s Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding (JNYS) beginning its first employment.The agreement provides KCC the option to contract an additional two CLEANBU vessels. The duo also concluded agreements for new declaration and delivery dates of the current outstanding options for the four…
Navibulgar Christens New Bulk Carrier
The flag of the second 45,500 dwt bulk carrier, ordered by Navibulgar was hoisted in the Chinese Shipyard Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.The godmother Mrs. Wang Xiaoying - Deputy General Director, Operational Department of Export Import Bank of China named the newly built vessel “Midjur” and wished her happy sailing.The naming ceremony in the Chinese Shipyard is part of the celebration events of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Bulgaria.Officials included the Deputy Minister of Transport…
Jiangsu Builds Bulker for Navibulgar
Chinese Shipyard Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. Was hoisted the flag of the first 45,500 dwt bulk carrier, ordered by Navibulgar.The godmother Mrs. Zhang Yingchun - Deputy General Manager, Operational Department of Export Import Bank of China gave to the newly built vessel the name Plana and wished her happy sailing.The party was joined by the CEO of Navibulgar Capt. Alexander Kalchev and other Company managers. First Master of the vessel is Capt. Gancho Hristov, and first chief engineer – eng.
Eagle Bulk Adds New Ultramax to its fleet
US-based owner and operator of dry bulk vessels Eagle Bulk Shipping announced that it has taken delivery of the first of six modern Ultramax drybulk vessels the Company has previously agreed to acquire.The ship, which has been renamed the M/V Dublin Eagle, is a 2015-built, high specification scrubber-fitted SDARI-64 Ultramax vessel built at Jiangsu New Hantong Ship Heavy Industry Co., Ltd, said a press note from the player in the Supramax / Ultramax segment.Proforma for the five remaining acquisition vessels…
Jiangsu Zhenjiang Delivers Cao Gang 27
Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard (Group) Co. Ltd. of China has delivered Cao Gang 27 to Caofeidian Tugging Services Co., Ltd, Tangshan Port.The vessel designed by Robert Allan Ltd (RAL) for service at Cao Fei Dian Port located in Tangshan in the northeastern part of Hebei Province China is a customized RAmparts 2800 tug with a shallow draft, ice strengthened hull.The Cao Gang 27 was designed and constructed to Chinese Classification Society rules, said a press note from RAL.The vessel’s accommodations are compliant with MLC standards for a normal operating crew of up to 9 personnel.
Death Toll Mounts as Lekima Roils Eastern China
BEIJING, Aug 12 (Reuters) - The death toll from typhoon Lekima in eastern China rose to 44 people on Monday morning, according to official data, as the storm continued up the coast, racking up billions of dollars in economic losses and widely disrupting travel.An additional 12 people were recorded dead from the storm, including seven from Zhejiang province and five from Shandong, with 16 people missing, according to data from provincial emergency bureaus and state media.State broadcaster CCTV had put the death toll at 32 on Sunday.Typhoon Lekima made landfall early on Saturday in China's Zhejiang province, with winds gusting up to 187 kmh (116 mph).
Odfjell Sells Stake in Chinese Terminal
Norwegian shipping and tank terminal company Odfjell SE has finalized the sale of its indirect 55% equity stake in Odfjell Terminals Jiangyin (OTJ), China.Reference is made to the stock exchange announcement of May 8th, 2018, in which Odfjell SE (Odfjell) announced that Lindsay Goldberg (LG) is considering a sale of its 49% shareholding in Odfjell Terminals BV.After LG completed the sales of its shareholdings in the US and European terminals, LG is now in the process of selling its shareholding in the Asian terminals.
Saga Dawn Gas Trials Success for LNT Marine
LNT Marine has successfully completed gas trials of its novel LNTA-BOX containment system aboard Saga Dawn, a mid-size LNG carrier due for delivery from China Merchants Heavy Industry (Jiangsu) shipyard.Saga LNG Shipping and China Merchants Industry Holdings (CMIH) signed a contract for the 45,000m3-capacity LNG carrier in late 2015, with the yard subsequently entering into a license agreement with Singapore’s LNT Marine for the game-changing LNT A-BOX containment system.Due for delivery in July…
WFW Advises Star Bulk on Vessels Acquisition
Watson Farley & Williams (WFW), an international law firm based in London, has advised NASDAQ listed Star Bulk Carriers Corp on the acquisition of 11 dry bulk vessels from Delphin Shipping LLC in a shares and cash transaction.Under the terms of the acquisition, the vessels that were built by Jiangsu Hantong between 2012 and 2014 will be acquired for an aggregate purchase price of US$139.5m, payable in the form of US$80m in cash and 4.503 million common shares of Star Bulk.If concluded…
Huge Semisub Crane Vessel gets AIP
China Merchants Offshore Technology Research Center (CM-OTRC), the R&D center for China Merchants Industry Holdings (CMI) of Shenzhen, China, have completed the basic design of the OOS Zeelandia a new semisubmersible crane vessel (SSCV) that, when built, will have the largest lifting capacity in the world. Designed in close collaboration with OOS International B.V. (OOS) of the Netherlands, it is being classed by American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), who have recently granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to the vessel design.With a total lifting capacity of up to 25…
Hamburg Süd Christens Polar Ecuador
Hamburg Süd christened the Polar Ecuador containership in Antwerp.The new vessel belongs to a group of four structurally identical vessels in the Polar class that have been built for Hamburg Süd by the Chinese shipyard Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding. With a total length of 230 meters and a width of 37.30 meters, the ship offers a container storage capacity of 3,800 TEU and is equipped with 1,000 reefer plugs.The Polar Ecuador is deployed in Hamburg Süd’s North Europe – Mexico/Caribbean service (EMCS)…
Heinen & Hopman Wins TT-Line Contract for HVACR
Heinen & Hopman, the provider of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems (HVACR) for the marine industry, was awarded the contract to supply the HVACR and refrigeration for a 230M RoPax ferry, to be built for TT-Line.The German ferry operator TT-Line possesses six ferries operating in the Baltic Sea. Expecting a growing demand for short sea transport in the Baltic Sea, TT-Line decided to invest in its fleet to meet their customers’ needs by offering a…
Hamburg Süd Christens “Polar Mexico”
Hamburg Süd christened the “Polar Mexico” container ship in the Mexican port of Veracruz on the weekend.The sponsor of the “Polar Mexico” is Claudia Dávila, wife of Carlos Ayala, Logistics and Distribution Director of Alpek Polyester, which is a subsidiary of the Alfa Group, one of the largest corporate groups in Mexico.The Mexican economy is strong in the fruit sector as well as in other industries with high import and export volumes, such as automobile manufacturing, chemicals and brewing.
Guanghui Signs 10-year LNG SPA with Total
France’s Total and Guanghui Energy, a China-based company, principally engaged in the natural gas and coal business, have signed a long-term sale and purchase agreement (SPA) for the supply of 0.7 million tonnes per year of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for a period of 10 years.According to Total, the gas will be delivered to Guanghui’s regasification terminal in Qidong, Jiangsu Province, from Total’s global LNG portfolio.“We are delighted to start a long-term relationship with Guanghui, an increasingly successful LNG market player in China with clear ambitions for growth.
Third RAmparts 2400-W Tugboat Lima Delivered
Jiangsu Wuxi Shipyard delivered the ship-assist tug Lima, a Robert Allan Ltd. RAmparts 2400-W design to TRAMARSA in Peru recently. The new vessel is named after the Lima Civilization, which was established long before the Inca Empire and is also the name of the capital and largest city in Peru today. Lima is a sister of her precursors Chincha and Tupaq which were delivered by the same builder in 2016.The Particulars of tugboat Lima:Length Overall: 24.40 mBeam, moulded: 11.25 mDepth…
Jiangsu Wuxi Shipyard Delivers Tug Lima
Chinese shipbuilder Jiangsu Wuxi Shipyard delivered the ship-assist tug Lima, a Robert Allan RAmparts 2400-W design to TRAMARSA, a maritime and port operations company in Peru.The new vessel is named after the Lima Civilization, which was established long before the Inca Empire and is also the name of the capital and largest city in Peru.Lima is a sister of her precursors Chincha and Tupaq which were delivered by the same builder in 2016.The tug was designed and constructed to ABS Class requirements.
Jiangsu Cuts Steel for Four New ASD Tugs
Chinese shipyard Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard Group has held a steel-cutting ceremony for four new Azimuthing Stern Drive (ASD) tugs."Series of 6000HP ASD tugboats, which built for Liaoning LongyunShunze Tug Ltd. by our company, were carried out steel cutting. Our guests, President Quzhi, General Manager Tianye, attended the ceremony. It symbols milestone of steel cutting of four tugboats," said a press release from the shipbuilding firm.Liaoning LongyunShunzeTug is mainly responsible for vessels’ entering and leaving port…
AKA, MAN Collaborate for LNG-Powered Ferry
Aspin Kemp and Associates Inc. (AKA) and MAN Energy Solutions (MAN) are working together on the delivery of the propulsion package for 1+1 230-meter-long RoPax vessel for TT-Line, a German ferry operator. The vessel is to be built at Jiangsu Jingling shipyard in China. The MAN/AKA power and propulsion package includes eight MAN 51/60DF dual fuel engines, propellers and gearboxes, a fuel-gas supply system and HyProp ECO – a hybrid propulsion system. The newbuild TT-Line ferry will have the capacity for 800 passengers and over 200 articulated trucks.
Natural Gas Consumption Up 10% in China
According to the preliminary estimate, the consumption of natural gas in China exceeded 27 million cubic meters in 2018, registering a YOY increase of more than 10%, said a report.The growing Chinese economy and stricter environmental protection policies drive the growth of natural gas consumption in China. In 2018, the Chinese government introduced several environmental protection policies to further prevent and control atmospheric pollution and replace coal with natural gas in key areas…
Klaveness Combination Carriers to List in Oslo
Norway's Klaveness Combination Carriers (KCC) has raised 350 million Norwegian crowns in a private share placement, valuing the shipping firm at 2.27 billion crowns ($259.57 million) ahead of an Oslo stock market listing on May 22.Following the successful private placement, KCC has declared two options for the construction of the seventh and eight CLEANBU combination carrier with Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd in China.The two newbuilds are scheduled for delivery in January and February 2021. Following the declaration, the KCC fleet will grow to 17 vessels within 1st quarter of 2021.