Coronavirus Disrupts Global Ship Deliveries
Global ship deliveries have been hit as yards in China struggle to get fully back to work as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, with one shipbuilder saying it could not deliver two vessels.The coronavirus has caused chaos in Asia and beyond with flights suspended, businesses disrupted and entry restrictions imposed by governments trying to ward off its spread. The global shipping trade has also been hit.China's Jiangsu New Times Shipbuilding, which has an annual production capacity of 5 million deadweight tonnes (DWT)…
LNG Tanker Diverted from China in Sign of Weaker Demand
A liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker that had been heading to China has been diverted, data intelligence firm Kpler and two industry sources said on Tuesday, probably due to lower demand for the fuel as businesses are hit by the coronavirus outbreak.The Tangguh Foja tanker loaded a cargo at the Tangguh LNG plant in Indonesia last month and had been heading to China's Rudong terminal in Jiangsu province, Refinitiv shipping data shows.It was diverted towards the South China Sea on Jan.
Navibulgar Orders Four Bulkers
Bulgarian shipping company Navigation Maritime Bulgare (Navibulgar) ordered a new series of four 31800 ton bulk carriers in the Chinese Shipyard Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding Co.The century-old, largest ship-owning company in the country said in a press note that the deliveries are scheduled for 2021 and 2022.DNV- GL classification society is supervising the design and the construction process of the new lake fitted bulk carries. Navigation Maritime Bulgare possesses already other eight lakes fitted bulk carriers with DWT about 30…
Liebherr's Largest Port Handling Machine Delivered
Liebherr has produced and delivered its largest port handling machine, for DaFeng Port in the Chinese province of Jiangsu. The LH 150 ET Gantry Port Litronic is the largest, electrically-operated Liebherr port handling machine with gantry undercarriage. The entire port handling machine has been supplied by Liebherr: All components were developed, produced and tested by Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH in Kirchdorf an der Iller, Germany; from the attachments to the work equipment, the hydraulic cab elevation and upper carriage.
Jiangsu Zhenjiang Delivers Dual Fuel Tug
Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard in China has delivered Yong Gang Xiao Tuo 60, a dual fuel RAstar 3800-DF tug, to Ningbo Zhoushan Port Company Ltd.According to a release from the naval architectural firm Robert Allan, this first ever RAstar 3800-DF tug is the 10th custom designed vessel by Robert Allan Ltd. in close collaboration with Ningbo Port Company. The vessel is also the first Robert Allan Ltd. designed dual-fuel tug to operate in China.The new RAstar 3800-DF tug is powered by a pair of Niigata 8L28AHX-DF dual-fuel engines…
Eagle Bulk Adds Hong Kong Eagle to Fleet
Eagle Bulk Shipping (EBS), the US-based fully integrated shipowner-operator engaged in the global transportation of drybulk commodities, announced that is has taken delivery of the sixth and final Ultramax drybulk vessel it agreed to acquire in July.The ship, which has been renamed the M/V Hong Kong Eagle, is a 2016-built, high specification SDARI-64 Ultramax vessel built at Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., said the owner-operator within the Supramax / Ultramax segment.Gary Vogel…
ABS-Classed LNG Carrier Delivered
The ABS-classed Saga Dawn, the first LNG Carrier to be fitted with an innovative cargo containment system based on IMO requirements for independent type A tanks, has been delivered to Saga LNG Shipping.The 45,000-m3 Saga LNG Shipping vessel, which completed three weeks of gas trials in June, was constructed by China Merchants Heavy Industry at its Jiangsu shipyard in Haimen, China.The LNT A-BOX system was developed by LNT Marine. It features IMO independent prismatic type A tanks as the primary containment.
Eagle Bulk Adds Shanghai Eagle to Fleet
Eagle Bulk Shipping (EBS), the US-based fully integrated shipowner-operator engaged in the global transportation of drybulk commodities, has taken delivery of the fifth of six Ultramax drybulk vessels it has recently agreed to acquire.The ship, which has been renamed the M/V Shanghai Eagle, is a 2016-built, high specification SDARI-64 Ultramax vessel built at Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co., Ltd, said the owner-operator within the Supramax / Ultramax segment.The acquisition was made by the EBS’ wholly-owned subsidiary…
Steel Cut for Canada-bound Double Hull Oil Barge
On October 10, 2019 the steel cutting ceremony took place at Jiangsu Jinling Shipyard, Co. Ltd. in Yizheng, China (a subsidiary of the Nanjing Jinling Shipyard) for four oil/deck cargo barges being constructed for the Government of the Northwest Territories in Northern Canada.Steel blocks will be constructed at the Yizheng shipyard and then barged approx. 50 kilometers up the Yangtze River to Nanjing Jinling Shipyard for final assembly. Following steel cutting the construction is expected to take 9 months…
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…
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.