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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Ship Delivered News

G E Shipping Delivers Single Hull Aframax Tanker

The Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd. (G E Shipping) delivered its single hull Aframax crude tanker Jag Labh to the buyers. The 1988 Japanese built 96,551 dwt ship was contracted to be sold in September 2007. With the delivery of this vessel, the Company's current fleet stands at 47 vessels, comprising 34 tankers (12 crude carriers, 20 product carriers, 2 LPG carriers) and 13 drybulk carriers (1 Capesize, 2 Panamax, 1 Supramax, 6 Handymax, 3 Handysize) with an average age of 10.7 years aggregating 3.14 mn dwt.

Fincantieri Delivers Seven Seas Explorer

Seven Seas Explorer (Photo: Fincantieri)

Seven Seas Explorer, the newest ultra luxury ship of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, a brand of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, was delivered at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Sestri Ponente, Genoa. A sister ship is on order and will be delivered in 2020. Seven Seas Explorer is the flagship of the fleet with its approximately 55,200 gross metric tons, 223 meters in length and is able to accommodate 750 passengers in 375 suites. According to the builder, the interiors are particularly sophisticated, with every attention paid to passenger comfort.

US Navy Accepts delivery of 7th Austal EPF

Photo: Austal

Austal USA’s Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) team finalized the delivery of USNS Carson City (EPF 7) to the U.S. Navy during a small document-signing event held onboard the ship on June 24, 2016. The EPF program provides the Navy with a new high-speed intra-theater transport capability. The 338-foot long Carson City is an aluminum catamaran capable of transporting 600 tons, 1,200 nautical miles at an average speed of 35 knots, and is designed to operate in austere ports and waterways, providing added flexibility to U.S. warfighters worldwide.

G E Shipping delivers Crude Carrier “Jag Laxmi” to Buyers

Jag Laxmi Photo G E Shipping

The Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd. (G E Shipping) delivered its 1999 built Aframax Crude Carrier “Jag Laxmi” to the buyers.  The vessel was contracted for sale in April 2016. The Company’s current fleet (excluding “Jag Laxmi”) stands at 31 vessels, comprising 22 tankers (7 crude carriers, 14 product tankers, 1 LPG carrier) and 9 dry bulk carriers (4 Kamsarmax, 5 Supramax) with an average age of 10.1 years aggregating 2.4 mn dwt.  

Cosco Container Ship Delivered

On January 1, M.V. Cosco Europe, the second 10,000-TEU-Class container ship of Cosco, was delivered at Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard. The ship left the shipyard for the port of Dalian on the same day. The ship will be added to the service between the Far East and Europe.

LCS Detroit Delivered to the US Navy

USS Detroit underway during Acceptance Trials on July 13, 2016 (Photo: Lockheed Martin)

Within the Littoral Combat Ship Program (LCS), the consortium consisting of Fincantieri, through its subsidiary Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM), and Lockheed Martin Corporation, has delivered the future USS Detroit (LCS 7) to the U.S. Navy at FMM’s shipyard in Marinette, Wisc. Detroit is the fourth Freedom-class ship delivered by the consortium, and it is part of a program started in 2010, which comprises 11 units, all fully funded, on top of the two units delivered before 2010 (Freedom - LCS 1 and Forth Worth - LCS 3).

NASSCO Delivers Third Product Carrier

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), delivered the third ship of its State-class of product carriers to American Petroleum Tankers, LLC, a joint venture of the Blackstone Group. The ship is named Sunshine State, the state nickname of Fla. NASSCO began constructing the Sunshine State in August 2007. At a length of 600.4 feet, the double-hulled ship has a cargo capacity of approximately 331,000 barrels and will be used to carry petroleum and chemical products in Jones Act service between U.S. ports. “Completed 11 months ahead of our original schedule and under budget, the Sunshine State is the third product carrier NASSCO has delivered this year and reflects greatly upon the skilled shipbuilders in San Diego…

QGTC Awarded Charters for Six LNG Carriers

Qatar Gas Transport Company Ltd. (Nakilat) announced that it has been awarded 25 year time charters by Qatar Liquefied Gas Company Limited (II), (QGII) for six 'QMax' LNG carriers of approximately 265,000 cubic meters carrying capacity each. These will be the largest LNG carriers ever constructed. According to AME Info, the ships will be ordered from Korean shipyards Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering and Samsung Heavy Industries. QGII intends to use the vessels to transport LNG from its train numbers 4 and 5, which will each have a production of 7.8 million tons/year. The vessels- once delivered from the shipyards- will be placed on long term charter to QGII beginning mid-2008, and their delivered cost will be approximately $300 million each.

Amendments to MARPOL Annex I Go into Effect in August

force. New regulation 12A, on oil fuel tank protection, adopted by MEPC 54 on March 24, sets out the requirements concerning the location of oil fuel tanks in all ships with an aggregate oil fuel capacity of 600m3 and above and which are delivered on or after 1 August 2010. In this context, "ship delivered on or after 1 August 2010" also refers to a ship for which the building contract is placed on or after 1 August 2007 or, in the absence of a contract, its keel is laid on or after 1 February 2008. The new regulation will, therefore, be immediately applicable for all categories of ships "on the drawing board" with oil fuel tanks of 600 m3 capacity, or more. located inside the double hull, thus helping prevent spillages of oil fuel in case of collision or grounding.

Belships Signs Deal with Imabari

Belships has entered into a sale and leaseback agreement with a Japanese counterpart for the ship M / S Belforest. Belforest, 61,000 dwt Ultramax bulk carrier is currently under construction at Imabari Shipbuilding in Japan and will be delivered around 25 September 2015. The ship will at time of delivery be sold and leased back for a period of 12 years with purchase options from year 3 onwards. The transaction is considered as a financial lease and will not have any material impact on the financial figures. Compared to alternative loan financing offer published in the report for 2nd quarter, the transaction will improve Belships cash balance with about USD 4 million at time of delivery.

New Type Bulk Carrier Enters Florida

The new Saga Voyager, a 29,872-gross-ton Oshiana open-type bulk carrier, recently began monthly service to Broward County’s Port Everglades. The ship delivers lumber (measured in board feet) to the South Florida seaport from Vancouver, British Columbia. Pictured is Manuel Almira on left, assistant director of Cargo Marketing for the Department of Port Everglades, welcoming Captain Timothy J. Smith. The ship was delivered in December 2001 with a Hong Kong registry. It is 199.2 mlong, 30.5 m wide and has two gantry cranes and has a maximum draft of 11.823 m.

U.S. Shipyard, Silver Ships, Delivers Passenger Vessel to Nigeria

Photo credit Silver Ships

Alabama shipbuilders, Silver Ships, deliver a 30-foot passenger vessel to the U.S. The newbuild will join a sister vessel delivered several years ago to the same owner. The all aluminum passenger vessel will operate in the waters surrounding Lagos and has seating for 30 passengers. It is propelled by twin 250 h.p. Yamaha outboard engines and a 250-gallon fuel tank is provided. A full-length aluminum canopy will protect passengers from the extreme heat and inclement weather that is prevalent in Nigeria.

Fincantieri to Build Fourth Ponant Cruise Ship

Ancona Shipyard: Photo courtesy of Fincantieri

French cruise line Compagnie du Ponant has contracted with Fincantieri to build a twin to "Le Soleal", the mini-cruise ship delivered last month, following three others. Like the previous three ships, the new ship will also be assigned to Ancona shipyard and is scheduled for delivery in the spring of 2015. It will fly the French flag and will be approximately 11,000 gross tons, about 142 metres long, 18 metres wide and will have a cruise speed of 16 knots. The new ship will be able to accommodate more than 264 passengers in 132 cabins and suites…

“Jag Vidhi” Delivered to Buyers

Jag Vidhi

  The Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd. (G E Shipping) delivered its 1990-built Very Large Gas Carrier “Jag Vidhi” (49,701 dwt) to the buyers on 21st January, 2015. The company had contracted to sell the ship in July 2014. After the delivery of the vessel, the Company’s current fleet stands at 30 vessels, comprising 21 tankers (8 crude carriers, 12  product tankers, 1 LPG carrier) and 9 dry bulk carriers (1 Capesize, 3 Kamsarmax, 5 Supramax)  with average age of 10.6 years aggregating 2.45 mn dwt. The current orderbook comprises 5 bulk carriers and 1 product tanker.  

“Jag Arjun” Delivered to Buyers

G E Shipping

  The Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd. (G E Shipping) delivered its 1996-built Capesize Dry Bulk Carrier “Jag Arjun” (164,796 dwt) to the buyers on 26th February, 2015. The company had contracted to sell the ship earlier this month. Subsequent to the delivery of the vessel, the Company’s fleet stands at 29 vessels, comprising 21 tankers (8 crude carriers, 12 product tankers, 1 LPG carrier) and 8 dry bulk carriers (3 Kamsarmax, 5 Supramax) with an average age of 9.9 years aggregating 2.28 mn dwt. The current orderbook comprises 5 bulk carriers and 1 product tanker.

Northern Fleet Adds Research Vessel

The newest research ship Amber was a part of the Northern Fleet

The latest oceanographic research vessel "Yantar" has arrived at the base of the Northern Fleet in Murmansk region. This was announced by Head of Press Service of the Federation Council Vadim Serga. "The crew has completed the transition from the Atlantic Ocean to the Kola Bay" - quoted by TASS Sergey. In May of this year, "Amber" was raised by St. Andrew's flag. This was followed by testing of the equipment and facilities the ship in the deep Atlantic. The technical capabilities of "Amber" will help raise hydrographic and research activities of the Northern Fleet in the oceans…

China's Shipbuilders Saw Output, Orders, Decline in Q1 2012

New shipbuilding orders fell 48.7 percent year on year to 5.59 million deadweight tonnes (DWT) during the first three months, according to a report released by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China's top economic planner. Ship owners around the world tend not to expand their fleets when global demand for goods and services remains sluggish. For China's shipbuilders, completed shipbuilding volume also fell 22.5 percent year on year to 11.21 million DWT in the first quarter, with incomplete orders declining 25.3 percent year on year to 141.94 million DWT by the end of March, according to NDRC data. Due to slack external demand…

Stelmar Shipping Delivers M/T Pearlmar

Stelmar Shipping Ltd., announced that it has taken delivery of the M/T Pearlmar, a newly built 69.2 dwt Panamax tanker from the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Company Limited in South Korea. The first of a series of four sister ships being constructed by Daewoo, the M/T Pearlmar vessel has entered into a previously announced two-year time charter with Adam Maritime Corporation. Including these vessels, Stelmar now has twenty vessels on time charter. Including the three other Panamax tankers and the product tanker, which are all scheduled to be delivered in the first half of 2002, Stelmar has 27 ships with a total of 1,526,178 dwt cargo carrying capacity.

Deep-Sea Drilling Ship Delivered to Marine Agency

The deep-sea vessel Chikyu, which will be used to drill to the deepest depths ever to shed light on the mysteries beneath the planet's crust, was delivered to the marine science agency Friday, the Japan Times reported. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., which built the research vessel, held a delivery ceremony at its dockyard in Nagasaki. The 210-meter, 57,087-ton ship is theoretically capable of drilling 7,000 meters below the seabed. The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology plans to open the vessel to the public in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, in September after fine-tuning its equipment in August. The ship, which is equipped with a 130-meter-high drilling platform, will depart for its first drilling mission off the Shimokita Peninsula in Aomori next summer.

First for Ship Delivering Energy Security for Britain

A world first liquid gas shipment on Teesside is helping Britain lead globally in diversifying energy supply, Alistair Darling, Trade and Industry Secretary said today. The Excelerate project with enough power in one 20,000 tonne shipment to fuel 60,000 homes will for the first time turn liquid gas into the gas we use at home on board the boat rather than onshore. Making it quicker to deliver and reducing the impact on the environment. The delivery means that in the last 6 months the UK has dramatically increased the amount of energy it can import by 140%, diversifying and increasing our security of supply. The project, led by the US based company Excelerate, is the fastest ever time to market of any LNG facility in the world.

MSC Ships Deliver Supplies to Antarctic Research Station

Photo Credit: Lt. Sean Spicer, USN. McMurdo Station in Antarctica Feb. 11. pier Feb. 8 and delivered 12m lbs. of equipment and supplies. MSC ice-strengthened tanker USNS Lawrence H. Jan. 28 - Feb. the station's generators, vehicles, helicopters and research boats. percent of the fuel that the station receives each year. Military Sealift Command (MSC) dry cargo ship MV American Tern left the National Science Foundation’s McMurdo Station in Antarctica after delivering a year’s worth of equipment and stores as part of Operation Deep Freeze…

Report: Ship Delivery Underperformance in 2010

Industry concerns over the glut of newbuilding deliveries last year may have been overplayed as the three major shipping market segments - dry bulk, container and tanker - avoided significant oversupply, according to figures released by Braemar Seascope. The London-listed shipbroker compared the orderbook at the end of 2009 with the full-year delivery statistics for 2010. The gap between what was anticipated to deliver and what actually delivered offers an insight into the development of the shipbuilding and freight markets. The difference between the orderbook schedule and actuality in 2010 was a function of technical underperformance at certain shipyards and the fall-out of the credit crunch. Some orders were cancelled while, in many cases, ship owners renegotiated delivery dates.

Tenth & Final S-Series Ship Delivered

Ever Salute, the last of ten 7024TEU S-series vessels being built for Evergreen in Japan, was launched on September 8 at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ Kobe shipyard. The vessel was named by S S Lin (Lin Sun-san), First Vice Group Chairman of the Evergreen Group, while the ceremonial rope cutting, sending the ship down the slipway, was performed by Mrs Fusae Katsumata, the wife of Mr Nobuo Katsumata, President and CEO of the Marubeni Corporation. Due for delivery in January 2008, Ever Salute is scheduled to join one of Evergreen Line’s transpacific services. The first eight vessels are now operating on the company’s new China Europe Shuttle (CES) that offers a fast link between Asia and North Europe…

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