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Ocean freighter MV Tanja officially named in Nanaimo

It was a special day for a large ocean freighter that recently arrived in the Harbour City from Brazil. MV Tanja, an 185-metre-long bulk carrier, was officially christened at the Nanaimo Port Authority’s Duke Point terminal on Sunday (Sept. 17) during a special ceremony that included Mayor Bill McKay, representatives from the port authority and MST Mineralien Schiffahrt Spedition und Transport GmbH, the ship’s owners. The cargo ship has been in Nanaimo since Saturday and will depart for Vancouver later this week, after delivering a shipment of clay slurry, which ...

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ROG Ship Repair completes complex moonpool project for FPSO Bluewater

When a Floating Production & Storage Offshore (FPSO) vessel was being towed from Europe to the Middle East, and encountered problematic weather conditions, Holland’s ROG Ship Repair came to the rescue. The 89,184 dwt, 248.1 m long FPSO Aoka Mizu (Japanese for Bluewater), which is owned and operated by Holland’s Bluewater Energy Services, has recently been assigned a new contract. She will be utilised for the early production system (EPS) phase of the development on Hurricane’s offshore field in the North Sea. The contract for the upgrade of the 30,000 ...

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Damen to open Service Hub in Russian Black Sea port

Damen Shipyards Group has announced plans to establish a Service Hub in the Russian port of Novorossiysk in a Letter of Intent (LOI) signed with Delo Group of companies. The primary aims of the Service Hub will be to optimise the services provided to the growing number of Damen vessels operating in the region in addition to strengthening Damen’s cooperative relationship with Delo Group of companies. Part of DeloPorts (which is, in turn, part of the Delo Group), Aleksino Port Marina Shipyard is a ship repair facility located in the ...

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CMA CGM chooses the Chinese shipyards CSSC to build its 9 vessels of 22,000 TEU, the largest containerships

A signing ceremony has been successfully held in Marseille on 19 September between CMA CGM Group and CSSC Group for the Shipbuilding Contracts of nine largest container vessels of 22,000 TEU. In the presence and witness of the top management by CMA CGM and CSSC, the representatives from CMA CGM, Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group), Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding and CSTC signed the contracts respectively. As an active player and pioneer, CMA CGM ordered these nine vessels, which is the largest container Vessels order in the world so far. The successful signing of ...

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TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING establishes office in Shanghai, China Enhancing relationships with shipowners in China

TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. (HQ: 1083 Tsuneishi Numakuma-cho, Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima; President: Kenji Kawano), now celebrating its 100th anniversary, is pleased to announce the establishment of the TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. Shanghai Representative Office (hereinafter “Shanghai Office”) on 1st August 2017. Chinese shipowners are progressing rapidly as the Chinese government advocates the Belt and Road Initiative with the target of becoming a maritime trade superpower. The objective of the Shanghai Office is to strengthen relationships with these shipowners by regularly calling on them and conducting market research, thereby gathering information on ...

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S. Korea: Shipyards, steelmakers at odds over steel price hike

South Korea’s major shipbuilders and steelmakers have been in talks over a steel price hike for weeks, but they still face difficulties narrowing their differences, industry sources said Tuesday. Last week, the Korea Offshore & Shipbuilding Association urged top steel producer POSCO and No. 2 player Hyundai Steel Co. to cut the prices of thick steel plates used for shipbuilding, adding that local shipyards are struggling with falling prices for their products and increased competition. The association claimed that prices of iron ore, the raw material for steelmaking, have suffered ...

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GTT announces an evolution of the Mark III Flex technology

With the growth in the use of increasingly efficient propulsion systems, the LNG shipping industry is continuously looking to reduce the level of daily evaporation of the LNG cargo (Boil-Off Rate) in modern vessels. In order to meet this requirement, GTT, in turn, is continuously up-grading its technologies. A new evolution of its Mark III Flex technology has been developed and has recently received the General Approval from the classification society ABS. This latest variant of the sea-proven Mark III Flex technology benefits from an improved insulation performance through an ...

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Samsung Heavy hires Australian safety expert

Samsung Heavy Industries has recruited an occupational safety engineer from Australia to beef up its tarnished image following a series of safety-related lapses in recent months. Korea’s third-largest shipbuilder said Monday it hired Peter Hayward as an executive director in charge of overseeing the firm’s safety-related matters. The company had been looking for an engineer with extensive knowhow and expertise in the field since July for its newly established safety management division. Hayward, 57, began his career at ExxonMobil in 1982 as a health and safety engineer whose primary task ...

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GTT receives an order from Hyundai Heavy Industries to design the LNG tanks of a new FSRU

GTT has received an order from the South Korean Shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries. The order concerns a new Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) which has been contracted by Triumph Offshore, a subsidiary of the Indian ship-owner Swan Energy. Its delivery is scheduled in late 2019. GTT will design the LNG integrated tanks which represent a total capacity of 180,000 m3. These tanks will be equipped with the membrane containment system Mark III, a sea-proven technology developed by GTT. This insulation system benefits from an unparalleled track record: it has ...

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Sembcorp Marine signs letter of intent with SeaOne for the construction of large Compressed Gas Liquid carriers

Sembcorp Marine subsidiary Sembcorp Marine Specialised Shipbuilding Pte. Ltd. and SeaOne Caribbean LLC (SeaOne) of Houston, Texas, USA, have inked a letter of intent (LOI) for the design and construction of at least two large Compressed Gas Liquid (CGL®) carriers. These vessels will be deployed for SeaOne’s Caribbean Fuels Supply Project. Sembcorp Marine will provide a unique design for the neo-panamax CGL carriers based on SeaOne’s single gas and liquids cargo delivery requirements. The design will incorporate proprietary ship component ideas from Sembcorp Marine subsidiary LMG Marin, a leading naval ...

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Capabilities of Baku shipyard for building subsea construction vessels and other types of offshore & marine vessels

Baku Shipyard (BSY) is a joint venture which was established on May 2011 by the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan SOCAR (65%), Azerbaijan Investment Company (25%) & Keppel Offshore & Marine (10%). Main activity of BSY consist of the construction of a variety of vessels ranging from offshore support vessels, general cargo vessels, tug boats, crew boats, specialized vessels to tankers. The yard also undertakes ship repair and conversion of such vessels. Baku Shipyard is equipped with all modern facilities for accomplishment of new building, dry docking, repairing of all ...

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China poised to torpedo Japanese shipbuilders’ tenuous recovery

Japan’s shipbuilding industry has enjoyed a sustained recovery so far this year, but mainly because China has drastically cut production. If Chinese rivals decide to go on the offensive, the market revival that has taken root this year could fizzle as quickly as it came. Zhoushan, the port city 300km south of Shanghai, houses more than 60 shipyards across an archipelago of 1,400 islands. It is one of China’s foremost shipbuilding centers. But the shipyards dotting the inlets are veritable ghost towns. All that is left are rusting cranes and ...

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Korean shipyards’ Q3 net forecast to drop on increased costs: data

South Korea’s major shipyards, led by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., are projected to report weaker-than-expected earnings for the third quarter of the year, due to increased costs and the construction of low-priced ships amid decreased new orders, industry sources said Sunday. According to the data compiled by Yonhap Infomax, the financial news and information arm of Yonhap News Agency, Hyundai Heavy is expected to log an operating income of 106 billion won (US$93.6 million) during the July-September period, compared with the previous year’s operating earnings of 322 billion won. The ...

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Korean ship and steel makers at odds over plan to hike vessel steel plate price

South Korea’s ship and steel makers are wrangling over the planned hike in vessel steel plates as shipbuilders still reeling from a lengthy global slump worry higher production cost would further weaken their competitiveness against Chinese rivals. According to sources from shipbuilding and steel industries on Friday, three shipbuilding majors Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and Samsung Heavy Industries are engaged in negotiations with mainstream steel mills Posco, Hyundai Steel and Dongkuk Steel Mill that claim they cannot afford the current supply prices for shipbuilding ...

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Colombo Dockyard banks on ship repairs, heavy engineering to return to profitability

Colombo Dockyard PLC (DOCK), which has been navigating through rough seas in recent years, is hoping to return to calmer waters in the next financial year, backed by ship repairs and heavy engineering projects. “In 2018, we will be able to pick up. Right now we’re making losses, and we’re trying to mitigate it and at least reduce the loss compared to last year, gradually, so that we can show some improvement, with heavy engineering and ship repair,” DOCK Managing Director/CEO D. V. Abeysinghe said last week. DOCK made Rs. ...

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