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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Jinling Shipyard News

CSC Jinling Shipyard Collaborates with Aveva Net

Aveva announced that CSC Jinling Shipyard in Greater China has signed a new contract for Aveva Net software, upon which an integrated design information management system will be deployed. CSC Jinling Shipyard has grown over recent years, extending its operations across multiple sites. To optimize these distributed and complex operations, Aveva Net was selected to integrate information from engineering, design and enterprise resource management systems across all of its geographic locations. Using Aveva Net, CSC Jinling will benefit from more efficient design and construction, higher quality across the entire business process, and significantly reduced delivery times and costs.

China Shipyard Contracted to Build Four Bulk Carriers

China's CSC Jinling Shipyard inks contract with Singapore's Asia Pacific Shipping Enterprises for four 64,000-dwt bulk carriers Asia Pacific Shipping Enterprises, is the shipping subsidiary of Queensland Nickel Group, owned by Australian magnate Clive Palmer. Jinling Shipyard say the four vessels will use new ship designs made for nickel ore transportation. The newbuildings are upgraded to conform to recent global environmental regulations, and will be capable of a speed of 14.4 knots with only 24.9-ton fuel consumption per day. Dimensions of the four ships are to be: 199.9m in length, 32.26m in breadth and 18.5m in height. Meanwhile, Palmer Group is proceeding with the Titanic Ⅱ project at the same shipyard.

China Shipyard Gets QN Group Bulk Carrier Orders

Bulk Carrier: Photo credit CCL Aashay Baindur

Queensland Nickel Group (QN) subsidiary Asia Pacific Shipping Enterprises (APSE) orders four 64,000 dwt ultramax bulk carriers. The contract has been signed with the Foreign Economic and Technical Cooperation Company of China, Chanjiang National Shipping Group and the China Changjiang National Shipping Group Corporation Jinling Shipyard. “The four vessels, for the use of QN, will be built at the China Changjiang National Shipping Group Corporation Jinling Shipyard, and we anticipate receiving delivery between February and June 2014,” said QN Managing Director Phil Collins.

Titanic Replica Planned by Australian Billionaire

Palmer has signed a first-stage agreement with Nanjing- based CSC Jinling Shipyard to build the ship as part of a planned fleet of luxury liners, according to a Bloomberg news report. The ship will have the same dimensions as the original Titanic, with 840 rooms on nine decks as well as gymnasiums, swimming pools, libraries and restaurants. A historical research team had started design work on the ship, which would also include an exhibition room in place of the original's coal boilers to showcase Queensland and its abundance of opportunities. Palmer has signed a first-stage agreement with Nanjing- based CSC Jinling Shipyard to build the ship as part of a planned fleet of luxury liners, the Gold Coast, Queensland-based businessman informed.

China Shipyard Upgrades Ready to Build 'Titanic ll'

CSC Jinling Shipyard Co Ltd in Nanjing is to build a replica for Blue Star Line of the liner that notoriously sank in 1912. The project, which will take the state-owned CSC Jinling Shipyard Co Ltd in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, three years to complete, is financed by Australian billionaire Clive Palmer, China Daily reported. Plans call for the Titanic II to make its maiden voyage from England to the United States in 2016 with 900 crew members and 2,400 passengers, following the trans-Atlantic track of the original Titanic. The formal construction contract has not yet been signed between the shipyard and Blue Star Line, a wholly owned subsidiary of Palmer's mining company…

Fortum Orders Pair of 25,000-DWT Chem Tankers

Finnish energy group Fortum said on Thursday it had ordered two new 25,000 deadweight-ton chemical tankers from the Chinese Jinling shipyard for an undisclosed sum. Fortum said the double-hulled tankers, part of its 26-vessel fleet, would be used mainly in the Baltic and North Seas and would be delivered in 2003.

Grimaldi Orders Three PCTCs

Image: Grimaldi Group

After signing an order for the construction of five new ships two weeks ago, the Italian shipowner  Grimaldi Group has signed another contract for the construction of three new PCTC-type ships (Pure Car and Truck Carriers) at the Chinese Jinling shipyard, for a total investment of $165 million. These PCTCs are estimated to be delivered to the shipping company during 2017. The contract also calls for an option for the construction of an additional unit. The three latest PCTC orders…

Deltamarin Contracted for 'Titanic ll' Project Development

A full scale version of the original ship, is being designed by the Finland-based Deltamarin & will be built in China for Blue Star Line. Blue Star Line has undertaken the task of building Titanic II, a replica of the original RMS Titanic, which is scheduled to sail from Southampton to New York on her maiden passenger voyage in 2016. Titanic II, a full scale version of the original ship, is being designed by the Finland-based Deltamarin and will be built by leading Chinese shipbuilders CSC Jinling Shipyard. Blue Star Line chairman, Professor Clive Palmer said the new contract with Deltamarin was signed this month and covers a detailed schedule of events including the commencement of construction and the keel laying.

China RoRo Equipment Contracts for Macgregor

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, wins orders worth around EUR 10 million for cargo access equipment for 4 car carriers to be built in China. The orders are for the equipment of four 6,700 unit Pure Car/Truck Carriers (PCTCs). The order for two of the vessels was received from Samjin Shipbuilding and the order for the other two was received from Jinling shipyard, where the internal ramps for the vessels will be electrically operated. MacGregor is one of the world's leading brands of engineering solutions and services for handling marine cargoes and offshore loads. Their products serve the maritime transportation, offshore and naval logistics markets, in ports and terminals as well as on board ships.

Titanic Replica Tycoon Hosts New York Dinner

Australian businessman and owner of Blue Star Cruise Line, Professor Clive Palmer, hosted the black-tie event aboard the retired 'USS Intrepid'. The organizers say that the event was attended by a who’s who of world leaders, senior diplomats and major political figures, who were treated to a lavish 11-course menu, first class entertainment and the unveiling of Titanic II blueprints. Singer/songwriter Roxy Darr's rendition of the song 'My Heart Will Go On', impressed Professor Palmer to the extent that he uploaded a video of her performance onto social networking site Vimeo. Blue Star add that they consider that Titanic II has captured the world’s imagination since Professor Palmer announced that his shipping company…

Cargotec to Convert RoRos

Cargotec's MacGREGOR has received an order for conversion of car decks in six RoRo vessels. The conversion will take place during 2010–2012 and the value of the order exceeds $14.8m. The vessels which will be delivered for Finnish shipowner Finnlines will be built in Jinling shipyard in China. After the vessels have been built, MacGREGOR will install on each vessel about 5,500m2 of car decks designed and manufactured by MacGREGOR. The converted car decks and access ramps will be electrically operated. Electric drives offer many advantages to the shipowners and shipbuilders compared with hydraulic versions. The main advantages are that there is no risk of hydraulic oil leakages…

Sperry Marine to Supply Bridge Electronics for RoRo

Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit has received an order from Jinling Shipyard, Nanjing, to supply navigation and communication systems for a new RoRo vessel being built for a joint venture of French shipowner Louis-Dreyfus Armateurs and Norwegian shipowner Leif Hoegh. Sperry Marine will supply a full integrated bridge system including electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS), dual interswitched BridgeMaster E radars, dual fiber-optic gyrocompasses, autopilot, dual-axis Doppler speed log, echosounder, DGPS receivers and GMDSS A3 communication station. All consoles will have high-resolution flat-panel display screens. Sperry Marine will also provide support for system integration, installation, commissioning, sea trials and operator training.

Supramx Ship Delivered to Seanergy

Dry Bulk shipping company Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. announced today the delivery of a 56,819 dwt Supramax dry bulk vessel, renamed M/V Gladiatorship.   The vessel, which was built in 2010 by CSC Jinling Shipyard, has been employed in the spot market. The acquisition cost of the M/V Premiership has been funded by a senior secured loan agreement with international financial institution and by a funding arrangement with the Company’s sponsor.     M/V Gladiatorship is the second of seven secondhand dry bulk vessels that Seanergy has agreed to acquire for a gross purchase price of approximately $183 million. The acquisition of the remaining vessels is expected to be completed by November 30, 2015.

DFDS Orders Two Large RoRos from China

Image: Knud E. Hansen

Northern European shipping and logistics company DFDS said it has ordered another pair of large ro-ro ships from the Jinling Shipyard, doubling its order placed last year at the Chinese yard. DFDS signed a contract with Jinling in 2016 for the construction of two ro-ro vessels, each with 6,700 lane meter load capacity and space for 450 trailers. Now the company has ordered another two of these ships – its largest ever – to service freight customers across the North Sea from 2019 and 2020.

Fortum Tankers Built To Deltamarin Design

Deltamarin Ltd, the Finnish engineering company, is supplying the design for the tanker newbuildings for Fortum, the leading energy company in the Nordic countries, both at Jinling Shipyard in China and at Estaleiros Navais de Viano do Castelo (ENVC) shipyard in Portugal. The project at Jinling is a product/chemical tanker with ice class 1 A Super and with following main dimensions: length (overall) 556 ft. (169.5 m), breadth 78 ft. (23.8 m), deadweight 25,000 tons and speed 16 knots; total cargo tank volume is 28,000-cu.-m. Deltamarin will prepare for the yard the complete basic design, model test coordination as well as 3D coordination models for the detail design.

MAN B&W Win Engine Orders for Container Vessels

. The MAN B&W Diesel Group has won orders for engines from the successful 48/60B and 58/64 medium-speed series for eleven new container vessels at three Chinese shipyards. The recently ordered diesel engines are intended for the propulsion of container feeders from the German shipping companies Werner Bockstiegel, Hermann Buss and Peter Doehle. To date, a total of 101 MAN B&W engines, at a capacity of approx. one million HP, manufactured at the Augsburg location, have been ordered from China; 48 engines at a capacity of 400 000 HP during the course of this year alone. This gives the MAN B&W Diesel Group a dominant market share in medium-speed propulsion engines in China. These eleven engines will propel feeder vessels at a capacity of between 900 and 1 100 containers (TEU).

Vancover Shipyards and Washington Marine Sign Contract with Acomarin

Vancouver Shipyards together with their parent corporation Washington Marine Group has signed a contract with Acomarin Engineering to purchase their JAK-400 Pushpin® ATB coupling system. Much research went into the decision as to which ATB coupling system would best fit their needs. Acomarin’s JAK-400 Pushpin® coupling system is one of the lightest ATB coupling systems on the market making it an easy retro fit to any tugboat and barge. Acomarin was also able to offer the fastest delivery time by supplying the complete system in less than 8 weeks. Both of these reasons were important factors in the decision for Washington Marine Group and Vancouver Shipyards.

China Shipyards Haul in Latest Ocean-going Newbuildings

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Increased activity in the dry bulk carrier shipbuilding market is reported in the latest Clarkson Hellas Weekly S+P Bulletin, and in all sectors the shipbuilders are in China. Grieg Shipping have added to their existing orders at Dayang, with two further units of Ultramaxes, due for delivery within September and December 2015, this takes their order at that yard to four ships. Wah Kwong Shipping have now also placed order at Chengxi Shipyard for four 64,000dwt Ultramaxes scheduled for delivery within 2016.

Shipbuilding Activity Mirrors Global Economic Condition

Volatility, expensive and limited finance and challenging trading conditions permeate many shipping industry sectors & is mirrored in shipbuilding. Nevertheless, there has been enough of a steady stream of dealflow for the mid‐sized shipyards to maintain a level of activity in the market – although buyers price expectations remain challenging for shipyards to accommodate, according to the latest Clarkson Hellas Weekly Bulletin on the shipbuilding market. For the larger capacity shipyards in both China and Korea, where facilities and production are optimised for larger sized conventional tonnage, 2012 has proved a very challenging year to date.

Rickmers Hamburg

Type Multipurp. Combining a specialization in project and heavy-lift freight with long experience in liner-type service, Hamburg-based Rickmers-Linie has opened a major new stage of fleet development entailing nine ships of the Superflex Heavy MPC (multipurpose container carrier) designation. First-of-class Rickmers Hamburg is every inch the modern maid-of-all-work, offering a 640-ton unit lift capacity along with a variable hold space configuration suited to the widest range of breakbulk and conventional cargoes as well as large, indivisible items of freight. The 30,000-dwt Superflex series is due to extend to nine ships before the end of next year, with construction having been distributed among three yards in China.

Rickmers Hamburg Christened in Hamburg

Rickmers Hamburg, the first of the new Rickmers-Linie Superflex Heavy multi-purpose container carrier (MPC) vessels to be delivered, was officially named in Hamburg on December 9. wife of Hamburg's minister of economic affairs, Gunnar Uldall, christened the vessel to much celebration. The pastor of St Jacobi Church in Hamburg, Lutz Mohaupt, blessed the crew and vessel. Leading the celebrations was Bertram R C Rickmers, the owner of Rickmers-Linie, with guests in attendance included Gunnar Uldall as well as numerous customers and business partners from across Germany and abroad. Rickmers Hamburg's maiden voyage took her from Shanghai via Masan (South Korea) and Hitachi (Japan) to the East Coast of North America.

Big Ship Newbuildings: Global Order Update

Shipyard: File photo

Container ship newbuildings figure most active in the latest weekly news from Clarkson Hellas, with the majority of orders placed with China and Korea shipbuilders. Clients of Diana Shipping reports Clarkson Hellas in its Weekly Bulletin have announced a further order for one 82,000 DWT Kamsarmax at Sinopacific’s Dayang facility. Based on the Sinopacific MHI 82 design, the vessel is planned for delivery in the second quarter of 2016. Jinling Shipyard took an order for four firm 64…

Latest Global Ocean-Going Shipbuilding Round-Up

Zhoushan Shipyard:Photo credit COSCO

A relatively active past week in the dry bulk newbuilding market is noted by Clarkson Hellas in their S&P Weekly Bulletin. Oldendorff Carriers have contracted two firm plus two option 208,000 DWT Newcastlemax at Hantong Shipyard, with delivery of all four vessels in 2016. Oldendorff have also declared one further option at Jiangsu New Yangzijiang and two options at Taizhou CATIC all for 208,000 DWT Newcastlemax and delivering in 2016. Oldendorff are also understood by Clarkson Hellas to have declared two options for 82…

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