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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Ro~2Dro Ramp News

Zamakona Delivers Ro-Ro Ramp to TCT

Photo: Zamakona

This past Wednesday, January 15, Zamakona Yards carried out the load testing and delivery of the movable ramp for the roll on roll off dock built for the Container Terminal of Tenerife (OHL Group). Zamakona  said the elevating structure is the only of its kind in the Canary Islands, permitting a more versatile use of the pier since it will only be employed when vessels with rolling stock arrive (Ro-Ro), permitting the use of the dock for conventional vessels at other times. It consist of an elevating ramp, 25 meters wide by 20 meters long, for vessels docking at this point in Tenerife.

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.

BigRoll to Continue as Part of Roll Group

Photo: Roll Group

BigRoll will continue  services as part of Roll Group. With the merger of the BigRoll organization, Roll Group will expand its fleet with of two module carriers in combination with the five existing multifunctional heavy lift, semi-submersible Ro-Ro vessels. The combination of BigRoll and RollDock allows for greater flexibility and enables Roll Group to provide improved Ro-Ro solutions to clients. Roll Group can benefit from the many years of engineering and project execution experience of RollDock and BigRoll at sea and Roll-Lift on land.

Gibdock Wraps Up Repair Work for Grimaldi

Photo courtesy of Gibdock

The Grande Angola left Gibdock on Tuesday following the on-time completion of a scheduled package of repair works, the shipyard reported. The project covered work on the second vessel in a two-vessel contract between Gibdock and Grimaldi Group, the multinational logistics group specialized in the operation of roll-on/roll-off vessels, car carriers and ferries. The 26,881dwt ro-ro multipurpose vessel, built in 2008, underwent a full hull blasting and new silicone application. In total, a surface area of approx.

Siemens’ Turbine Transport Ship Commissioned

Photo: Concordia Group

The heavy cargo roll on/roll off' coaster vessel recently delivered and commissioned by Concordia Group is not the typical RO/RO. Once a containership, the 141-meter-long and 20-meter-wide Rotra Vente was converted into a specifically designed ship to be used under charter by Siemens mainly in the North Sea area for the transportation of mast, nacelles (engine rooms) and rotor blades for wind turbines. The vessel’s specially developed bow and the extendable ramp are controlled by hydraulic systems for cargo to be more efficiently driven cargo to and from the cargo deck.

Ineos Storage Tanks at Antwerp Port

Photo: Port of Antwerp

During the past month a pusher barge moored in the Antwerp port area on the Left bank of the Scheldt carrying four large storage tanks each 50 metres long. These cylinders came from a specialist tank builder in Germany and were carried down the Rhine to Antwerp. After being unloaded they continued their journey by night by special road transport to the Ineos Oxide site in Zwijndrecht. The British chemical company Ineos entrusted coordination of this project to Jacobs Belgium, specialised in project coordination and design…

V&A Completes Hydraulics Projects for Stena Ferries

Photo courtesy of V&A Hydraulics

V&A Hydraulics reportes that it has completed two specialist projects for ferry operator Stena Line to support cargo loading functions and the release of a fast-rescue boat. The company was tasked with upgrading a tweendeck ramp on the Stena Mersey, which is maneuvered to help the vessel accommodate hundreds of cars and trucks. Vic Seddon, V&A managing director, said the work, carried out at the Twelve Quays ferry terminal, added to another project for Stena Line delivered on the Superfast X at Holyhead. “The Stena Mersey has a very high car deck to allow trucks to enter underneath.

HUAL Takes 2 More Newbuilds

HUAL has entered into long-term time charter arrangements for two large car-carrier newbuildings. The vessels will be built at the Uljanik Shipyard in Croatia and will be delivered 1st half 2007. Leif Höegh & Co Ltd will own 49.5% in both vessels, which were ordered by Norwegian shipping investor Peter Gram. The Pure Car/Truck Carriers (PCTC) are well suited for HUAL's world wide trades and will have a deck capacity of about 59,000 sqm, two hoistable decks, ample high space capacity and a ramp capacity of 100 tons. The vessels will be technically managed by OSM Ship Management in Kristiansand. HUAL, the Ro/Ro car carrying unit of Leif Höegh & Co, is one of the world's leading operators of car carriers with a fleet of 45 Roll-on/Roll-off (Ro/Ro) vessels in its commercial operation.

Fifth Consecutive Record Year for Antwerp

Photo: Port of Antwerp

The port of Antwerp has achieved a record freight volume for the fifth straight year in a row. In 2017 the port handled 223,606,610 tonnes of freight, an increase of 4.4% compared with the previous year. Practically all sectors turned in an excellent performance: the container volume expanded in tonnage by 4.3% (123 million tonnes), liquid bulk such as oil derivatives by 5.7% (73.1 million tonnes), and conventional breakbulk such as steel by 4.8% (10.3 million tonnes), while ro/ro completed the growth list with 10.5% (5.1 million tonnes).

C-Job Designs Amsterdam's New Ferries

Photo courtesy of C-Job Naval Architects

C-Job Naval Architects said it has delivered the concept design of a series of five sustainable car and passenger ferries to the City of Amsterdam. The vessels will operate 100 percent on electricity, thus providing an emission-free urban transport solution. The fully electric ferries are designed to recharge their batteries during the unloading and loading of passengers and vehicles. In order to maintain efficiency of service and a quick turnaround, this charging process will take place during a timeframe of a maximum of four minutes.

Canadian Con-Ro Pair Drydocked in Gibraltar

Oceanex Sanderling  (Photo: Gibdock)

Gibdock's ro-ro and container ship repair work continues, following the drydocking of two con-ro vessels operated by Canadian shipowner, Oceanex. Oceanex provides intermodal transportation services to the Canadian Atlantic provinces of Labrador and Newfoundland. Gibraltar-based Gibdock was selected by St John’s, Newfoundland-based Oceanex to carry out wide-ranging work on the 2013-built, 1300 teu Oceanex Connaigra, and the 1977-built, 1125 teu capacity, Oceanex Sanderling. The 210m long…

Grimaldi Group Orders Five RoRo's for $430m

The Grimaldi Group ordered five Ro-Ro Multipurpose Car Carriers for its Atlantic Services. The order was placed with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard of Ulsan, South Korea, and its value is at around $430 million. The first ship is scheduled to enter service in spring 2010, with the others following at a few months interval one from each other, between 2010 and 2011. They are almost identical sisters of another 5 ships contracted with Uljanik Yard of Croatia, which are slated for delivery in 2008 and 2009. In line with the Grimaldi Group strategy, these new ships will be highly flexible in terms of cargo mix. At 25,000-dwt and with a service speed of 21 knots, each of the new vessels will be able to take on board up to 2,000 linear metres of Ro/Ro cargo, 2,000 cars and up to 800 TEU of containers.

Hual Increases PCTC Order to 7 Ships

HUAL, the Ro/Ro vehicle carrying unit of Leif Höegh & Co, has placed an order for two additional car carriers (PCTC) with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for delivery in 2006 and 2007 respectively. The vessels will have capacity to carry some 6100 cars and 7 similar vessels are now ordered from Daewoo. The first 5 vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2004 and 2005. The order forms part of the renewal of HUAL's fleet and HUAL is experiencing a substantial demand for flexible PCTC vessels capable of carrying high and heavy cargo in addition to factory new- and second hand cars. The vessels are designed with four liftable decks (plus 8 fixed decks) and 150 tons capacity on the main ramp. We find this design and size of vessel to be optimal in many trades.

Keel Laid in S. Korea for 1,200-passenger Vessel

Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Communications, Dr. Juma Malik Akil

The keel of the 1,200 passenger vessel designed by the engineering and technology group SENER was recently laid in the Factory No. 2 of POSCO PLANTEC, in Ulsan, South Korea. SENER said its representatives attended to the keel laying ceremony, which was presided by members of the Zanzibar’s Government, the owner of the vessel. The ship will operate in Northern Mozambique, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Tanga and Mombasa. On behalf of the owner assisted to the ceremony the Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Communications, Dr.

Sener Signs a Contract With Posco Plantec

The contract for the design of a 1,200 passenger vessel was signed between Sener and Posco Plantec  (part of the South Korean group POSCO Family) in Madrid on June 13, 2013. The vessel is to be build and designed for the following operational areas: Northern Mozambique, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Tanga and Mombasa. The scope of the project to be developed by Sener includes conceptual and classification engineering and the 3D model to extract the production information, and is going to be developed with the 3D CAD system Foran, developed by Sener.

DCT Gdansk Heavylift Cargo Capabilities

Discharging the three giant reactors from Fairplayer was arranged so as not to interrupt operations at the container berths.

Since it opened in 2007, the new DCT Gdansk container terminal has had several opportunities to demonstrate its versatility, notably with the transhipment of motor vehicles from deepsea to feeder car carriers and even the handling of a cruise vessel. It has also handled several heavylift vessels including, of course, the vessels that delivered its ship-to-shore cranes and RTGs. More recently though, the terminal has handled a number of very heavy pieces destined for the adjacent Gdansk oil refinery, operated by Group Lotos, and further shipments are programmed for later in 2009.

The Port of Le Havre Receives the Parsifal

The maiden call of the Parsifal, the latest vessel of the Scandinavian shipowner’s fleet specialised in roll-on/roll-off traffic, took place on June 15th, at the ro-ro terminal of Le Havre. This giant of the seas, 265 m long, carries all types of vehicles, whatever the size and the weight, providing an unequalled capacity on this kind of vessels. The Parsifal was designed to offer a maximum of flexible areas suited for the transport of high and heavy cargo (H&H’s), such as bulldozers, tractors and project cargo. The ship guarantees a loading volume of 138,000 sq.

Navibulgar Upgrades Black Sea Ferry

Ro-Ro ferry operation. The destination had been 'out of reach' to Navibulgar, whose two 13,000 DWT rail, truck and car ferries - Geroite na Odessa (Hero of Odessa) and Geroite na Sevastopol - were originally constructed with a single stern door designed to be accessed by shore ramp, which Derince and many other ports in the region do not possess. range of additional port options. companies. components. achieved on-time and on-budget. Navibulgar's second ferry, Geroite na Sevastopol. trucks. passenger berths. former Yugoslavia. and Yugoslavia. Russian 1520mm gauges. company in Bulgaria. Black Sea every year. fleet.

San Fernando Shipyard Gets a Ro-Pax Ferry Order

IZAR San Fernando Shipyard landed an order for building a ro-pax ferry to be operated by Strandfaraskip Landsins, the state-owned shipowning company of the Faroe Islands. For the Spanish yard which is a part of the IZAR conglomerate, the contract is a step in the conventional RoRo and passenger ferry market, as it was rather known until now just for its involvement in the steel and aluminum-built fast ferry design and construction. The San Fernando yard offer was chosen among bids from a score of different shipbuilders. The order will bring the yard half a million hour workload in a 30 month building time, apart from the propulsion plant, to be manufactured by the IZAR Propulsion and Energy Division.

Custom Ro-Pax Delivered in China

San sha No. 1 (Photo courtesy of Knude E. Hansen A/S)

The first Ro-Pax cruiser designed and built in China for the Chinese market has entered into service on January 1, 2015. The ship, named San sha No. 1, can carry wheeled cargo, containers, trailers as well as passengers, and was delivered to China's southernmost city Sansha in Hainan Province to tackle the city's lack of transportation capacity. The vessel is a conventional propulsion Ro-Ro Passenger vessel designed to transport vehicle and containers on a single cargo deck in compliance with Chinese Classification Society Rules and Chinese Flag regulations.

Supersizing Car Carriers

Photo: DNV GL

Similar to container vessels, bulk carriers and cruise ships, car carriers are rapidly growing in size, says a report by DNV GL. A new series of the world’s largest pure car and truck carriers sets a new standard for this segment. The final two vessels in a series of six New Horizon Class pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) were delivered on schedule at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry yard in September and December 2016, respectively. Ordered by Norwegian shipping company Höegh Autoliners…

Port Canaveral Welcomes Höegh Sydney

(L to R) Port Canaveral CEO Captain John Murray, Höegh Sydney Chief Officer Ariel Celada-Yap, and Trey Finch of Norton Lilly International, representative for ocean carrier Höegh Autoliners. Photo: Canaveral Port Authority Board

Port Canaveral staff were on hand to welcome the captain and crew of the Höegh Sydney roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) vessel on her inaugural visit to the Port. The Sydney’s arrival at Port Canaveral is the first U.S. port call for the vessel on a transit that originated in East Asia. The Höegh Autoliners vessel represents the fourth vehicle carrier to call on Port Canaveral and the first auto imports to arrive direct from Asia. More than 800 cars destined for Florida, Georgia, Tennessee…

India to Establish Multimodal Terminal in Jharkhand

Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. Photo: PIB

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of the multi-modal terminal at Sahibganj, Jharkhand. The terminal at Sahibganj is an important component of the Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP) for the augmentation of the navigation capacity of National Waterway-1 (Ganga) from Varanasi to Haldia (1390 km). Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari was also present on this occasion. Speaking on the occasion the Prime Minister said that…

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