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Investors Give Kleven a Boost

Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik, Norway. (Photo: Kleven)

A group of investors has pumped nearly $40 million into Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven. Norwegian cruise, ferry and cargo operator Hurtigruten and its owners, Petter A. Stordalen and TDR, will be the largest partner in the newly established company, with a 40 percent share. Current owners, John Kleven AS and H-Invest AS are bringing new funds to the company. Additional investors include Åge Remøy and Magnus Roth's InYard Invest, Lürssen-Group, and Per Lillebø. "It has been important for us to bring in new investors with an industrial…

N-KOM, Wärtsilä Ink Repair Agreement

The MoU was signed by CEO of N-KOM Chandru Rajwani (right) and Seppo Hautajoki (left) Managing Director of Wärtsilä Doha LLC & Wärtsilä Gulf FZE (Dubai). (Photo: N-KOM)

Nakilat Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) and Wärtsilä have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreeing to work together to increase business opportunities in repair and maintenance services for marine and offshore vessels, as well as onshore structures at the shipyard. N-KOM’s CEO Chandru Rajwani said, “N-KOM is always on the lookout for longterm strategic alliances to further our business interests. Seppo Hautajoki, Wärtsilä’s services managing director and vice president…

Bourbon $545M Deal for 16 Supramax Carriers

Bourbon announced that its subsidiary Setaf SA has signed a $545m sale agreement for 16 bulk carriers with U.S. group Genco Shipping and Trading Ltd. The closing is expected by end of July 2010. “As a shipowner, we are a pragmatic company, and we seized an opportunity. Following the Group strategy for its Bulk Division, Setaf is actively managing its shipping activity as a freight operator as well as a ship owner, to offer customized services and dedicated advanced ships to its customers” said Jacques de Chateauvieux, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Bourbon. “The contemplated sales will contribute significantly to the financing of the new “Bourbon 2015’ Leadership Strategy“.

TotalFinaElf Adamantly Denies VLCC Sale Block

TotalFinaElf denied reports on Friday it had blocked the sale of a VLCC it charters from Norwegian tanker operator Bergesen to three members of the Tankers International alliance. Both Bergesen and Frontline had told the Oslo Stock Exchange that the oil major had vetoed the $78 million sale of the Berge Tokyo complete with its longterm charter. The buyers were Frontline, OSG and Euronav. "We never indicated that the deal should be cancelled," said a TotalFinaElf spokesman. "We've asked for some guarantees, but have had no news from them. I don't think cancelled and frozen mean the same thing," he added. The rumor that Bergesen could terminate the "evergreen contract" to TotalFinaElf next year has been reverberating around the tanker broking market all day.

Duesseldorf Express Delays

Dusseldorf Express Photo: Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd informs about the current delay of its Mediterranean Pacific Service (MPS) – “Duesseldorf Express” due to technical Problems. "We regret to inform you that the “Duesseldorf Express” experienced technical problems on her current westbound voyage. Due to the necessary repairs as well as the missed Panama Canal transit the vessel will be delayed by about 7 days," a statement from the company says. Appropriate schedule recovery measures will be taken in order to bring…

Rickmers Container Vessel Breaks All Records

Captain Wojciech Kucz, the master of Maersk Elba, had the honour of showing Donald Tusk, the Prime Minister of Poland, around his vessel in the Port of Gdansk. Maersk Elba is the biggest containership ever to call in a Polish port.

The arrival from China of the Rickmers-owned containership Maersk Elba at the DCT Gdansk terminal on 11 May marked a new era in Baltic shipping. At 13,092TEU and carrying containers 17-wide below deck and 19-wide on the hatchcovers, she is the biggest container vessel by far ever handled by a Baltic port. Whilst in the port, Maersk Elba was visited by many dignatories including Donald Tusk, Poland’s current Prime Minister, the iconic Lech Walesa, the former union leader who successfully ran for the newly re-established office of President of Poland in 1990…

RWO Reports a Healthy Interest in CleanBallast System

After RWO’s CleanBallast system was considered as the first choice by Canadian shipowner Seaspan, the Bremen-based marine water treatment expert is proud to announce further contracts for its ballast water treatment system for Belgian and Canadian shipowners. Canada’s Canfornav will install the RWO system on four 36,000dwt bulk carriers at Yangfan shipyard, and another four CleanBallast units are destined for 38,000t LPG carriers built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyards for Belgium’s Exmar. “The IMO Convention for ballast water treatment will be an important issue on every shipowner’s desk this year.

Moss-Type LNG Carrier Joins MISC Berhad's Fleet

(L)The Naming and Delivery Ceremony of Seri Cempaka at the HHI Shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. (R) The Lady Sponsor, Y. Bhg. Datin Teo Yin Hui Officiating the Naming Ceremony of Seri Cempaka. Photos: MISC Berhad

Malaysia’s MISC Berhad (MISC), a world leading energy related maritime solutions and services provider has taken delivery of Seri Cempaka, the third in a series of five Moss-Type Seri-C Class Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carriers. The 150,200 CBM LNG carrier has been built for MISC by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), and benefits from an Integrated Hull Structure (IHS) with four spherical tanks shielded by a continuous cover, fortifying the vessel to allow for operation in even the harshest marine environments.

MINSHIP Boosts Digitalization with DNV GL

Photo: DNV GL

MINSHIP Shipmanagement, based in southern Germany, has chosen DNV GL’s ShipManager fleet management software solution for its fleet of dry cargo vessels.MINSHIP is optimizing processes as they are managing a growing fleet. A key part of the optimization involves replacement of various separate systems and spreadsheets for ship management activities with a user-friendly and integrated fleet management solution.“Our future outlook focuses on becoming more digitalized,” says MINSHIP Deputy Fleet Director Christian Altmann.

Geest North Sea Line to Introduce New Ships

Geest North Sea Line will introduce two 804TEU vessels into service in the course of 2004. Intermodal Transport & Logistics 2002 (ITL2002) in Rotterdam. been used in the North Sea shipping trades before. intermodal transport. and the UK East Coast. capability, usually on deck. tank container traffic required us to look afresh at ship design. associated. shipbuilders. between - in an optimal way.

Jeppesen Marine Launches Marine Business Unit

Jeppesen has launched a marine business unit and announced leadership appointments, both for the recreational and commercial marine market segments. Michael Neal has assumed the position of director, marine business development. segments, including the commercial marine segment. Responsibilities also include longterm strategy development, new product research, mergers, acquisitions and more. recreational marine operations. long-term growth within this market segment. responsible for Nobletec’s sales and marketing efforts. He is an avid recreational boater. and knowledge in all facets of international blue water shipping operations. served in executive level positions within the financial and investment banking industries. market. Harvard University.

40,000-hp Supertug Offered For Charter

Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Wash., has been authorized by the Russian Navy to offer for longterm commercial bareboat charter the twin screw, ocean firefighting salvage tugs Fotiy Krylov and SB-408. The 24,480 bhp, 40,000 hp salvage tug 97.6m Fotiy Krylov (ex-Tsavliris Giant, SB-135) was designed in co-operation with Wijsmuller Engineering and is one of the largest, most powerful and sophisticated tugs in the international salvage fleet. She was originally built in 1989 at a reported cost of about $45 million by Hollming Oy of Rauma, Finland for the Russian Navy and has the reported capability of towing a laden tanker of up to 500,000 dwt.

NorseMerchant Ferries Plans Service Upgrade

NorseMerchant Ferries is to upgrade its Heysham - Belfast service to three sailings per day in each direction with effect from March 1, 2004. The third sailing will be provided by River Lune which has returned to the NorseMerchant Ferries fleet following an external charter. She joins Merchant Brilliant and Merchant Bravery on this route and will enable the company to offer two overnight sailings from Heysham to Belfast. "There is an immediate demand to increase frequency on the Heysham - Belfast route. The addition of River Lune to the route is in response to our customers' needs. We have a very loyal customer base and this reinforces our commitment to them. The extra frequency will improve equipment productivity for our clients, particularly in the unaccompanied sector.

Chinese Ferry Orders Propulsion Package

Weihai Haida Ferry Co., operating in NE China, has placed an order for a 2,200-passenger/1100-lane-metre Ropax ferry featuring a MAN Diesel & Turbo propulsion package. Weihai Haida is the exclusive operator on the route between the major cities of Weihai and Dalian on opposite sides of the Bohai strait in NE China where it undertakes a Ropax service. The company currently has two vessels in its fleet operating on the route – the ‘Xin Shen Shen’ and ‘Shen Shen 1’ – with the former shortly due to exit service.

Chinese Ferry Orders Complete Propulsion Package

MAN 32/40 four-stroke engine.

Weihai Haida Ferry Co., operating in NE China, has placed an order for a 2,200-passenger/1100-lane-metre Ropax ferry featuring a MAN Diesel & Turbo propulsion package. Weihai Haida is the exclusive operator on the route between the major cities of Weihai and Dalian on opposite sides of the Bohai strait in NE China where it undertakes a Ropax service. The company currently has two vessels in its fleet operating on the route – the ‘Xin Shen Shen’ and ‘Shen Shen 1’ – with the former shortly due to exit service.

Strategic Marine to Build Key Patrol Vessel

Njord Lapwing

Strategic Marine also delivers fourth of eight windfarm service supply ships for UK operator  in Singapore. Strategic Marine, a specialist shipbuilder with operations in Singapore, Australia and Vietnam, will build the Long Term Ashmore Capability (LTAC) for Gardline Australia Pty Ltd on behalf of the Government of Australia. The LTAC will be a 40-meter On Station Vessel designed for reliable, flexible self-sufficiency on longterm deployment in tropical areas. The order was awarded after a successful tender prepared under a teaming arrangement between Gardline Australia Pty Ltd…

Statoil Hydro wins Offshore Brazil Bid

Statoil Hydro on November 27 said it has won a bid to conduct offshore exploration off Brazil. The Norwegian group was awarded two blocks offshore. The blocks, numbered CM529 and CM530, are located in sea depths of around 100 m. The licenses for the two blocks were to be operated by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation that would have a 50 percent stake, the same as Statoil Hydro. Statoil Hydro did not state what the bid cost. The blocks were located next to the heavy oil field Peregrino that was slated to come on stream in 2010. Statoil Hydro has a 50-percent-stake in the Peregrino field in the Campos basin. The Norwegian group was created October 1 when Statoil and its rival Norsk Hydro merged their oil and gas activities.

Fednav's New Bulker Features High-tech BWT System

Federal Caribou (Photo: Fednav Limited)

Fednav Limited,  an  international bulk shipowner in Canada, has welcomed to the Port of Indiana – Burns Harbor, the Federal Caribou, one of seven new oceangoing lakers equipped with a ballast water treatment system—a first for the Great Lakes. This vessel protects the Lakes by treating its ballast water two times: by conducting an exchange in the North Atlantic, and through filtration and a chlorine disinfection treatment on the ship. The Federal Caribou is part of a series of 16 Handysize vessels…

OutSmart, Kongsberg Join Forces on Wind Energy

New management solution based on the Kognifai digital platform and ecosystem will be available for more than 400 European wind energy assets Photo  Kongsberg Digital

Independent wind asset operations management specialist OutSmart BV has selected Kongsberg Digital AS to provide an integrated management system on the innovative Kognifai digital platform and ecosystem. The sophisticated digital solution will be used to manage OutSmart’s extensive onshore and offshore wind turbine portfolio. OutSmart provides services to wind farm owners, fund managers, and wind project companies in Northwestern Europe to maximize the revenues of their wind assets.

Rotor Sail Installed Aboard Viking Grace

A Norsepower rotor sail was installed on board the passenger vessel Viking Grace (Photo: Norsepower)

Cruise ferry M/S Viking Grace has become the world’s first passenger ship equipped with a rotor sail to harness wind power for propulsion. The rotor sail, developed by Finnish engineering company Norsepower Oy Ltd., is a modernized version of the Flettner rotor: a vertical spinning cylinder that uses the Magnus effect to harness wind power to propel a ship. When wind meets the spinning rotor sail, the air flow accelerates on one side of the rotor and decelerates on the opposite side.

Pangaea Logistics Acquires Panamax Bulker

Image: Pangaea Logistics Solutions Ltd.

Pangaea Logistics Solutions, a global provider of comprehensive maritime logistics solutions, announced that it has signed a memorandum of agreement to acquire the 2006 Imabari-built panamax M/V Madeleine for $14.2M to enhance the company's bulk fleet. This new vessel is set to be renamed and will be fully utilized in the Noranda trade, supporting Pangaea's continuous transportation capabilities to Noranda Alumina and Noranda Bauxite on a long-term contractual basis. The acquisition adds to Pangaea's fleet of panamax, ultramax and supramax ships used for supply chain logistics and shipping.

CMA CGM Rolls Out Ocean Alliance Day Two Product

Photo: CMA CGM

CMA CGM Group, a world leader in maritime transport, is pleased to announce the start of the Ocean Alliance Day Two Product. Based on the success of Ocean Alliance, the Ocean Alliance Day Two Product strengthens CMA CGM’s service offering by providing even better services and upgrades to the Group’s customers. The Ocean Alliance Day Two Product has a carrying capacity of around 3.1 million TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) with 331 containerships deployed on 41 services. CMA CGM will continue to play a major role within the alliance, deploying a fleet of 121 ships.

Rickmers-Linie Upgrades Indian Service with New Vessels

Rickmers-Linie, the German liner specialist for project cargoes and heavy lifts, is upgrading its Indian service with the addition of new vessels. It will also provide a direct service both eastbound and westbound between Europe and India although calls in Pakistan and the Middle East will be possible on an inducement basis. The base ports served are Hamburg, Antwerp , Genoa, Mumbai and Chennai. Four new vessels are in the process of entering this service. Linde and Martin have…

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