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Monday, January 22, 2018

Oshima Shipyard News

Central Gulf Lines Seeks Transfer Authorization

Central Gulf Lines, Inc., has requested the necessary permissions to transfer one authorization granted under Section 615 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, as amended, to a wholly owned subsidiary. Central Gulf’s subsidiary intends to acquire a ship construction contract to be entered into between Liberty Shipping Group Limited Partnership and Oshima Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., for the construction of one 52,200 DWT multipurpose bulk ship. The subsidiary will construct the vessel at Oshima Shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan, pursuant to the Section 615 authorization. Upon issuance of the builder’s certificate by Oshima Shipyard the Central Gulf subsidiary will issue a bill of sale for the vessel to Liberty Shipping.

Fednav Adds Six Ocean-going Lakers to Great Lakes Fleet

Fednav ships are designed with the environment in mind. (Photo: Fednav Ltd.)

Fednav Limited, the largest international maritime bulk carrier in Canada, announced the addition of six new vessels to its fleet. Ordered with Sumitomo Corporation and Oshima Shipyard, the environmentally advanced vessels will be built in Japan and will add substantial capacity to its Great Lakes-capable fleet of ships. As highly flexible vessels well suited to international trade, the 34,000-ton bulk carriers are adapted to the dimensions of the St. Lawrence Seaway and are specially equipped for navigating in ice.

Canada's Fednav Orders Six New Great Lakers

Fednav Limited announce contracts with Japanese shipbuilders Oshima Shipyard. The environmentally advanced vessels will be built in Japan and are destined to become the flagships of Fednav's fleet of over 80 ships. The six additional vessels will be delivered between 2015 and 2016, as part of a series of 21 new ships added to Fednav's fleet since January 1, 2012. Fednav has the largest fleet of ice-class vessels in the world—vessels capable of navigating demanding winter conditions along the St. Lawrence Seaway, in the Baltic Sea, and even in the Arctic. Located near Nagasaki, Japan, Oshima Shipyard will build the 35,000-ton bulk carriers, which are specially equipped for navigating in ice.

Konecranes-Munckloader Wins Cranes Contract

KCI Konecranes will supply four Shipboard Gantry Cranes (Konecranes-Munckloaders) to Oshima Shipyard in Japan to be installed onboard vessels ordered by Singaporean shipowner Masterbulk Pte. Ltd. The 55.000 DWT vessels will be delivered in 2007 and 2008, and will then be the largest in the world of its type. The value of the order is not released, but typically the unit price of this kind of crane is approximately USD 5-6 million. Oshima Shipbuilding, located near Nagasaki, Japan, specializes in the construction of all types of bulk carriers, delivering annually 24 to 30 vessels. In 2001, KCI Konecranes received a similar order from Oshima Shipbuilding for the first eight units of the new 70 tons Konecranes-Munckloader Crane.

New MOL Coal Carrier Ready to Launch

Photo courtesy of MOL

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that the coal carrier Energy Prometheus, which will be operated by MOL to ship coal to Hokuriku Electric Power Company, was completed on May 15 at the Oshima Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Oshima Shipyard. On the same day, many people from Hokuriku Electric Power and other concerned companies gathered for the ship’s christening and delivery ceremonies. With its wider beam and reduced depth, this vessel can serve ports with less depth while maximizing cargo loading.

MOL Bulk Coal Carrier Completed

Energy Prometheus: Image MOL

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) today inform that the coal carrier 'Energy Prometheus',to be operated by MOL to ship coal to Hokuriku Electric Power Company, has been completed at the Oshima Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Oshima Shipyard. People from Hokuriku Electric Power and other concerned companies gathered for the ship's christening and delivery ceremonies add MOL. With its wider beam and reduced depth, this vessel can serve ports with less depth while maximizing cargo loading.

Pangaea Adds to Fleet

Photo: Pangaea Logistics Solutions Ltd

Pangaea Logistics Solutions has executed a memorandum of agreement to purchase  the vessel M/V Tenmyo Maru, 58,749 dwt., built in November 2008 at Tsuneishi Group (Zhoushan) Shipyard. The ship is expected to be delivered from its present owners in December, and will be re-named Bulk Pride. Pangaea had also taken delivery of two ultramax ice-class 1C dry bulk carriers from Japan's Oshima Shipyard in January, and purchased its Bulk Freedom, built 2005, in June. Together, these purchases mark a strong growth year for the Company.

First SCR NOx Removal System Installed on Coal Bulker

Aiming to Meet the IMO's Tier III NOx Emission Controls Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Akasaka Diesels Limited, and Sakai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd are to begin shipboard tests of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) nitrogen oxide (NOx) removal equipment installed on NYK Line's new bulk coal carrier Initial Salute, which was built by Oshima Shipbuilding. Shipboard trials of SCR NOx removal equipment were conducted during the voyage of Initial Salute. Once the equipment was verified to meet the tier III NOx emission controls stipulated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO),* it was decided to leave the equipment in place to collect more data through tests to be conducted during actual operational voyages.

Burning Tanker Drifts into Japan's Economic Zone

(Photo: NIOC)

A stricken Iranian oil tanker continued exploding on Friday, hampering rescue efforts, Chinese state media reported, as Japan's Coast Guard said the ship drifted away from the Chinese coast and into Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The ship, which has been ablaze for almost a week since it collided with another vessel on Saturday night in the East China Sea, was about 286 km (178 miles) northwest of Sokkozaki on the island of Amami Oshima as of 0700 GMT on Friday, the Japan Coast Guard said in a statement.

First Supramax Vessel for Japan-Italy Venture

Image by d’Amico Società di Navigazione SpA

'DACC Tirreno' was delivered at the Oshima shipyard in Japan yesterday, the first of four Supramax bulk carriers for the dACC Maritime Limited fleet, the joint venture established by the Coeclerici and d’Amico Groups. The 60,000dwt vessel, measuring 200m long and 60m wide, is powered by a MAN B&W ME engine and has a cruising speed of 14.5 knots. Daily fuel consumption of 25 tonnes represents a saving of around 6/7 tonnes of fuel compared to similar vessels in the class, the company said.

Fednav Orders 12 Ballast Water Treatment Systems

Photo: Fednav

Fednav Limited, a Canadian operator of international ships in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system, announced an order for 12 ballast water treatment systems to equip its ships currently under construction. According to the shipper, this makes Fednav the first shipping company in Canada and the Great Lakes to announce the installation of ballast water treatment systems, well before the regulatory requirement. "Our company is committed to stimulating trade and enhancing Canada's economy while protecting the Great Lakes against the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species…

Univan Reports Steady Growth in 2003

in excess of 80 ships under full technical management. for its unique expertise and dedicated technical and crewing pool. fleet well into the 80s range. dedicated teams .. from management to crews .. .. is clearly the way to grow in the future," according to Univan's Chairman, Capt Vanderperre. bodes well for the company's future," he continued. car carriers ... ships. supervision for 3 Panamax vessels, at the Oshima Shipyard in Japan. in good shape. Vanderperre concluded. to the Univan fleet from Fred Cheng's Shinyo Group in Tokyo.

Japanese to Build Vietnam Shipyard

Oshima Shipbuilding contracted to build a US$ 180-million shipyard in Cam Ranh, Vietnam The southern Vietnam city of Cam Ranh is to get a new shipyard worth 3,780 billion Vietnam dong (US$180 million) with the granting of an investment licence to a Japanese firm. The project by Oshima Shipbuilding company will be conducted in two phases in the city's Thinh Dong Commune and will operate for 50 years. Khanh Hoa Province's Department of Investment and Planning said in the four years of phase one, Oshima Shipbuilding would construct the shipyard to build 12 vessels from 37,000-56,000 tons each to international standards. Phase two would increase the number of vessels from 12 to 24 annually. The project would create jobs for 3,000 skilled employees, the department said.  

Vietnam Shipyard Contract for Japan

Oshima Shipbuilding Group of Japan to construct Vietnam shipyard facility Japanese Oshima Shipbuilding Group will construct a US$180 million shipyard in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa , according to Nguyen Chien Thang, Chairman of the Khanh Hoa Provincial People’s Committee. The project will occupy a total area of 304 ha of Cam Thinh Dong Commune in Cam Ranh Town . Using the latest technology, the shipyard will build 24 different types of cargo vessels with capacities between 38,000 – 56,000 DWT. Currently, Oshima cooperates with Nha Trang University in training local personnel as well as through sending apprentices to Japan.

New Japanese Coal Carrier Enters Service

Noshiro Maru. Photo: NYK Line

A new coal carrier Noshiro Maru was delivered on September 30 at Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in Saikai city, Nagasaki prefecture. A delivery and naming ceremony was held at the shipyard on the same day and attended by Makoto Kaiwa, chairman of Tohoku Electric Power; his wife; and NYK Chairman Yasumi Kudo. The new ship is the third to take the name Noshiro Maru, the first of which began transporting coal for Tohoku Electric Power Co. Inc. 23 years ago. The vessel is named after Noshiro terminal in Akita prefecture…

Coal Carrier Shin Sekiyo Delivered

Shin Sekiyo Photo Chugoku Electric Power Co

On January 15, a new coal carrier, Shin Sekiyo, was delivered at Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Saikai city, Nagasaki prefecture). A delivery and naming ceremony was held at the shipyard on the same day and attended by NYK chairman Yasumi Kudo and representatives from Chugoku Electric Power Co. Inc. Shin Sekiyo is the successor to the first Sekiyo operated by NYK. After delivery, the ship will be assigned to transport coal mainly from Australia and Indonesia to power plants operated by Chugoku Electric Power.

Japanese Consortium Pulls Out of Brazilian Shipyard Ecovix

Construction of hulls in Rio Grande. Photo: Engevix Construções Oceânicas SA

A consortium of Japanese shipyards decided to sell its stake of Ecovix, which controls the Rio Grande Shipyard, reports Reuters. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, four other shipbuilders said in October 2013 acquired 30% of Ecovix-Engevix Construcoes Oceanicas in a deal reportedly worth some 30 billion yen (about $305 million at the time). In addition to MHI, the Japanese group includes Mitsubishi Co and the Imabari, Namura and Oshima Shipbuilding companies. Mitsubishi Heavy owns about half of the stake, bought through a special-purpose company.

DNV GL Grants AiP for Composite Tween Deck Design

The new Oshima design could be used for a wide range of trades, carrying project cargoes and packaged goods, ranging from lumber, wood pulp and coils, to ingots and other bulk cargoes. (Image: DNV GL)

A new 65k open-hatch general cargo carrier design concept jointly developed by DNV GL and Oshima Shipbuilding has been launched at Nor-Shipping. Intended for a wide range of project cargoes and packaged goods, the vessel design includes composite tween decks to maximize space utilization and save weight. This tween deck solution was also awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) by DNV GL, presented to Sho Minami, the CEO of Oshima Shipbuilding Co., Ltd, by Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO DNV GL – Maritime.

Bulkers Squeezed Out

Source: VesselsValue.com

Behind the news of the multiple VLOCs being ordered to service the Brazil-China iron ore trade lies the reality that just two non-VLOC bulker contracts were placed in the first quarter of 2016, says Craig Jallal, VesselsValue's Senior Data Editor. The two non-VLOC orders of Q1 2016, which came from U-Ming Marine Transport, who signed a contract with Sumitomo Corp. and Oshima shipbuilding on February 15 for two 81,500 DWT Panamax bulkers, represent a stark contrast to the 78 non-VLOCs ordered one year ago in Q1 2015.

Shallow Draft Coal Carrier Delivered to NYK Line

Hokuriku Maru: Photo credit NYK

The 'Hokuriku Maru', a specialized coal carrier having a wide beam and shallow draft for the transport of steaming coal from Australia and Indonesia to power plants operated by the Hokuriku Electric Power Company (Hokuriku Denryoku) has been accepted from the shipyard by NYK. A naming ceremony was held at the shipyard on the same day and attended by Hokuriku Denryoku representatives and NYK president Yasumi Kudo, among others. Hokuriku Maru is the second vessel to have been honored with this name. The original Hokuriku Maru was built in 1995.

Fednav Group Brings New Green Ship to the US Great Lakes

Montreal-based Fednav Group, owner of Federal Marine Terminals, Inc. (FMT), the leading terminal operator at the Port of Cleveland, has delivered three new state-of-the-art vessels to trade on the Great Lakes-Seaway System. The MV Federal Satsuki, arrived at Federal Marine Terminals, Cleveland, this week from Europe, carrying steel for the coal mining, automotive, and cosmetic industries and machinery for the food industry. After unloading its cargo in Cleveland, the vessel will load grain in Toledo for export to Northern Europe. The new ship was welcomed today in a special gift-exchange ceremony between Port of Cleveland officials and Fednav executives, on the occasion of its maiden voyage to the United States.

More shipboard Gantry Cranes from KCI Konecranes to Japan

Konecranes. two 55.000 DWT vessels ordered by Singaporean shipowner Masterbulk Pte. Ltd. unit, depending on size and capacity. quarter of 2006. of bulk carriers, including OHBC (Open Hatch Bulk Carriers) vessels. in the summer of 2005, which upon delivery in 2007 is said to be the largest open hatch gantry crane ships in the world. and 2000", says Mr. Ragnar Nielsen, President of Masterbulk Pte. Ltd. tons to 70 tons. will take place in 2006 and 2007. products. Antikainen, Director, Shipyard Cranes. weather conditions. 46.000 DWT and 48.000 DWT vessels. will be manufactured and assembled in China, and barged in Japan.

New Coal Carrier Enters Service for JERA Singapore

Isuzu Maru (Photo: NYK Line)

On April 14, newly constructed coal carrier Isuzu Maru was delivered at Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in Saikai, Japan. The new vessel will be operated by NYK Bulkship (Asia) Pte. Ltd., an NYK group company located in Singapore, for the transport of coal for JERA Trading Singapore Pte. Ltd., a coal trading corporation owned by JERA Co., Inc. (67 percent) and EDF Trading Limited (33 percent). JERA Co., Inc. The delivery and naming ceremony held at the shipyard was attended by Tomohiko Ono…

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