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Sunday, January 21, 2018

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Derecktor’s 4000 ton Dry Dock Ready

Photo courtesy Derecktor Shipyards

This spring Derecktor Shipyards of Connecticut will put its’ newly expanded dry dock to work. The dock will allow the yard to fully service vessels up to 4,000 long tons, 400 ft in length, 82 ft in beam and 20 ft draft. The expanded dry dock will also provide a seamless method of moving these large vessels from the water onto the repair apron or into the yard’s main building via the dock and a system of air casters. The expanded dry dock will greatly increase the yard’s capacity for repair and refit of multiple vessels during peak periods.

Coast Guard Conducts Operation "Make Way"

Coast Guard to conduct Operation Make Way on Columbia and Willamette Rivers. The Coast Guard is stressing the importance of the law requiring smaller vessels to stay out of the path of larger oncoming vessels by conducting Operation Make Way this fall fishing season. Operation Make Way is a joint recreational boater education and enforcement campaign designed to help boaters understand the need to give way and stay clear of commercial deep draft vessels on the Columbia and Willamette…

SeaHow Skimmer System

SeaHow

New SeaHow skimmer systems – designed to collect both light and heavy oils efficiently – can be implemented in almost any work boat, starting with vessels only six meters long. SeaHow operates one of northern Europe’s largest fleets of oil spill response vessels, and its hands-on experience of more than 30 years was central to the three years in developing its own line of SeaHow skimmers. SeaHow skimmers are suitable for vessels from 6m long to the largest vessels used in off-shore OSR.

Houston Pilots Clarify Rules on Hulls

Effective July 1, any wide-body vessel entering the Houston Ship Channel with a beam of 120 ft. greater will be required to be double-hulled when sailing in darkness on the waterway and while in ballast. Three years ago when the Houston Pilots began sailing wide-body vessels at night, they required the vessels to be double-hulled. The industry requested and received a waiver for double-sided vessels with single bottoms. This waiver is scheduled to expire on July 1. The Houston Pilots, in collaboration with the oil tanker industry, agreed last year to allow larger vessels to begin transiting the Houston Ship Channel. The maximum allowable beam increased to 166 ft. (50.6 m) from 145 ft. (44.2 m) based on the industry's anticipation of larger vessels calling at Houston's port facilities.

m.v. Roerborg launched Successfully at Shipyard Ferus Smit

m.v. Roerborg launched successfully at Shipyard Ferus Smit GmbH at Leer

On July the 4th, m.v. Roerborg was launched successfully at Shipyard Ferus Smit GmbH at Leer. This ice-classed multipurpose vessel with a cargo capacity of 23.000 tons, measuring nearly 170 meters in length and 20,40 meters in width, is the largest vessel Wagenborg ever owned. This is also the largest vessel ever built at Shipyard Ferus Smit. After m.v. Reestborg and m.v. Reggeborg, m.v. Roerborg is the third and last vessel in a series of three. The R-series is equipped with a so-called eco bow.

World's Largest Ship: Pioneering Spirit Awaits Completion

Photo: Eric Haun

Final construction aboard the world’s largest vessel, Pioneering Spirit (formerly named Pieter Schelte), is wrapping up in the Port of Rotterdam before the vessel can be commissioned off Norway this summer. Built primarily at DSME’s Okpo Shipyard in South Korea, Allseas’ installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel Pioneering Spirit was inaugurated with a ceremony in Rotterdam in February 2015. The 382m-long and 124m-wide Pioneering Spirit is the world’s largest vessel in terms of gross tonnage (403…

Xtreme Introduces Larger Fire-Rescue & Patrol Boats

Xtreme Companies, Inc. 34 foot center console Fire-Rescue and Patrol boats. complement Xtreme's existing 12 and 15 foot lines. Challenger Offshore. console Fire-Rescue and Patrol boats to our line. could not fulfill the requests.

Marcon Sees Crewboat Revitalization

Marcon International presently has 102 crewboats officially available for sale, both domestically and abroad. As brokers, the company is starting to see signs of a revitalization in the crewboat market, and it has been perceived by most parties that day rates have bottomed out in the U.S Gulf. Utilization has been steady for the crewboat market, with increasing utilization and fairly steady rates. The main interest at this time, on behalf of owners/operators, still remains in the larger vessel market (120 ft. and larger). Daily rates for the 120 ft. crew boats are running just under the $1,800/day range, while 130 ft. vessels are commanding levels slightly above the $2,000/day range, depending upon the duration of work, etc.

Struggle Continues at Vietnam Port

Photo credit: VietnamPlus

The deep-river port complex in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau is still struggling to reach its designed capacity, says local media reports. The seven deep-water seaports have been built by the Cai Mep – Thi Vai Port Group in the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau in the past few years at a total cost of VND40 trillion (nearly US$1.8 billion). Statistics from the province's transport department showed that a total of 1.16 million TEUs were handled at Cai Mep-Thi Vai last year…

Matsuyama Welcomes First Panamax Coal Carrier

M/V Nord Neptune (Photo: NYK)

Japan’s port of Matsuyama welcomed NYK-operated M/V Nord Neptune, the first panamax coal carrier to visit the port, on June 10, 2017. The Ehime prefectural government and the Shikoku Regional Development Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism recently completed an international logistics terminal project to reconstruct the port by deepening the berth to 13 meters. To help the berth accept large vessels, NYK provided technical support through Sumiseki Trading Co. Ltd. which operates a coal center at the port.

APM Terminals CEO Calls for Port Industry Changes

Kim Fejfer (Photo: APM Terminals)

APM Terminals CEO Kim Fejfer addressed the challenges facing port operators in today’s volatile market as well as the requirements for success, calling for investment, consolidation and rationalization in the port industry. “The need for change has been more pronounced in the past two years than in the past 20 years,” Fejfer said, presenting the Terminal Operators’ keynote address at the 18th Annual Global Liner Shipping Conference. “Changes in shipping require not only investment and increased efficiency at the individual port level…

Coast Guard Recognizes Industry's Environmental Excellence

The U.S. Coast Guard announced the award recipients for the 2012 Biennial Rear Admiral William M. Benkert, Marine Environmental Protection Award for Excellence at the American Petroleum Institute Tanker Conference in Orlando, Fla. The winner of the Osprey award went to APL Co. Pte. Ltd. based out of Singapore in the large vessel category. The winners for the Gold award went to AEP River Operations based out of St. Louis and Holland America based out of Seattle in the foreign vessel category. Ingram Marine Group based out of Nashville, Tenn., Matson Navigation based out of Oakland, Calif., and Marathon Petroleum Co. based out of Tampa, Fla., were winners in the large vessel category. Winners for the Silver award in the large vessel category went to Maersk Line Ltd. based out of Baltimore.

Harley Orders Two Newbuild Tank Barges from Vigor

Sixty-Five Roses is a 422’x 76’ tank barge with capacity of 83,600 barrels presently employed  in U.S. West Coast Trade under Charter to a Major Oil Company. Built by Vigor in Portland, Ore., the barge is of double hull design and constructed to exceed OPA 90 Double Hull Standards. Fully loaded she displaces 13,150 Long Tons DWT. She is certified ABS Maltese Cross A1 Oceans.

Vigor Fab has been awarded a contract to build two 83,000 bbl. tank barges for Harley Marine Services, Inc. The 422’x 76’ x 27’ tank barges, designed by Elliott Bay Design Group to be part of articulated tug and barge configurations, will be among the largest vessels constructed for Harley Marine’s fleet. Construction will begin this month at Vigor’s 60-acre shipyard in Portland, Ore. With an 800 foot buildway, 600 ton gantry crane, and 360,000 square feet of covered fabrication areas, the yard is well equipped to handle large projects like these.

Suez Canal Reopens to Very Large Ships

The Suez Canal has reopened to very large vessels including supertankers after the authorities introduced special procedures in the deeper eastern channel, which is partially blocked by a sunken dredger. The authority had earlier turned away 10 large vessels because they were too big to go through the western channel activated since the dredger sank, said a Suez Canal Authority official. The dredger has not been removed but the eastern channel of the canal, which can take ships with a draft up to 62 feet, has been reopened to large vessels, he added. The vessels will have to sail slowly and carry senior pilots from the authority. The site of the sunken dredger has been marked by signs to warn approaching ships.

Port of Galveston Signs 5-Year Cruise Ship Deal, With Strings ...

Navigator of the Seas at Terminal 2: Photo courtesy of Port of Galveston

The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves has approved a 5 year agreement with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., that will generate a minimum US$1.86-million in annual operating revenues for the Port of Galveston. The Port explains that the agreement requires making improvements to the Port's Cruise Terminal No. 2 to accommodate larger vessels and more passengers. Initial plans are to increase the size of the terminal, expanding it to 150,000 square feet with the capacity to seat about 1,000. This expansion is estimated to cost approximately $10 million.

Hapag-Lloyd Orders 5 New Containerships

Due to the dimensions of the canal, shipping companies are only able to use ships with a maximum capacity of 4,900 TEU so far. (Photo Hapag-Lloyd)

When the expansion of the Panama Canal is complete, liner shipping companies will finally be able to use larger vessels. Hapag-Lloyd has therefore ordered five state-of-the-art ships. Hapag-Lloyd has ordered five modern container ships from the South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) for its South American trade. Each of the new ships is 333 meters long, 48 meters wide and has capacity for 10,500 standard containers (TEU). In addition, they are equipped with a highly efficient main engine…

Saigon Shipyard Completes Largest Vessel

The Saigon Shipbuilding Industry Company (SSIC) handed over Wednesday a 6,500 ton freighter to the Saigon Shipping Company. The Saigon Queen, which cost $7.2 million, is 103-m long and 17-m wide, and has a top speed of 23 km per hour, is the largest vessel built by the shipyard. On its maiden run, the ship will carry agricultural products to China. The SSIC, a subsidiary of the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, is building two more freighters of the same size for state-run shipping corporation Vinalines and the Can Tho Marine Transport Company. It is scheduled to hand over the vessels at the end of this year. The company has won contracts to build ships for Canadian and Danish companies. Source: Thanh Nien

SSIC Completes Largest Vessel

The Saigon Shipbuilding Industry Company (SSIC) handed over Wednesday a 6,500 tonne freighter to the Saigon Shipping Company. The Saigon Queen, which cost $7.2 million, is 103-m long and 17-m wide, and has a top speed of 23 km per hour, is the largest vessel built by the shipyard. On its maiden run, the ship will carry agricultural products to China. The SSIC, a subsidiary of the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, is building two more freighters of the same size for state-run shipping corporation Vinalines and the Can Tho Marine Transport Company. It is scheduled to hand over the vessels at the end of this year. The company has won contracts to build ships for Canadian and Danish companies. (Source: http://www.nhandan.com.vn/¬)

ADED Releases Mid-Season Report

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) released its Mid-Season Cruise Ship and Ferry Report for 2002. The report covers 25 large vessels, 14 small vessels, and 5 ferries. Compliance with air quality standards by these vessels was very encouraging. ADEC remains concerned, though, that some large passenger vessels are discharging wastewater outside state waters so as to avoid state requirements. Wastewater problems were also noted with small passenger vessels. Source: HK Law

Panama Canal: The Billion Dollar Challenge

As the Panama Canal prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary, insurers are warning of the increased risks that will arise from the plan to double the cargo-carrying capacity of the world’s most famous canal. In a report entitled Panama Canal 100: Shipping Safety and Future Risks, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) identifies that the value of insured goods transiting the canal zone may increase by over $1 billion per day following completion of the Third Set of Locks Project, which will see two new sets of locks built, creating a third transit lane for larger ships.

Week of the Giants in Port of Rotterdam

Ti Europe, Photo: Port of Rotterdam

Thanks to its unique depth, the largest vessels in the world will be moored in the port of Rotterdam this week. On Friday , August 16, all attention will focus on the first visit of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller. With a capacity of 18,000 TEU (twenty-foot containers), a length of 399 meters and a width of 59 metres, this vessel is by far the largest container ship in the world. At that moment, a few other massive ships will be present in the port. The Ti Europe will be moored at Dolphins 80 in the Calandkanaal.

SCI Takes Crude Container Delivery

State-run Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) has accepted delivery of a crude container named “Desh Vishal” from Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering Co. The company had placed orders for two very large crude containers (VLCCs) in October 2005 with the South Korean company. “Desh Vishal” has a gross tonnage of 162,412 tons and is the largest vessel in the Indian Register, according to the company.

ConRo Vessel to be Launched

On Friday, August 11, 2006, the first of two Con-Ro vessels for the Belgium customer Cobelfret will be launched by Flensburg. Delivery is planned for November 2006. The new designs for Cobelfret are the largest vessels ever built at the yard. To date Flensburger has another 10 vessels on order, including: 1 Con-Ro ferry for Cobelfret N.V., 3 double-ended RoRo ferries for 1600 day passengers for BC Ferries, Canada, 2 RoRo ships for U.N RO-RO, and 4 RoRo vessels for an european owner.

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