May 22, 2017
Rolls-Royce is to supply four 20-cylinder Series 8000 engines from MTU to Australian shipyard Incat Tasmania. The engines will be installed in the new high-speed ferry to be used by the Virtu Ferries company on the Malta-Sicily service that it operates daily throughout the year. The vessel is 110 m in length and can accommodate 900 passengers plus crew and 167 vehicles on 490 truck lane metres. The RoPax ferry is set to be the largest high-speed catamaran operating in the Mediterranean. The MTU brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, is one of several leading global companies that have teamed up for the advanced co-creation ecosystem, One Sea. Founded in 2016, the goal for the ecosystem's partners is to jointly-develop the world's first system of autonomous ships. The partner's shared vision is to enable fully remote-controlled vessels in the Baltic Sea in three years and to achieve autonomous commercial maritime traffic by 2025.
May 20, 2017
12 - 15 September 2017, RAO/CIS Offshore, 13th International Conference and Exhibition for Oil and Gas Resources Development of the Russian Arctic and CIS Continental Shelf, will be held in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
RAO/CIS Offshore is the event with a twenty-year history, which leading Russian scientists and the world's largest oil and gas companies. RAO/CIS Offshore obtains strong position among the world offshore oil and gas exhibitions and conferences. RAO/CIS Offshore is held on a biennial basis and brings together government officials, experts from Russian and foreign companies for discussion of the most important aspects of the Arctic and continental shelf offshore development
September, 18, 2017 in the run-up of NEVA 2017 exhibition, Media Group PortNews in partnership with Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is hosting the international conference "Advanced port fleet - the basis of safety" in Angleterre Hotel.
The conference aim is to create a convenient discussion platform for the interaction of shipbuilders, customers and contractors of port icebreaker, tugboat, bunkering and environmental services. The leading icebreaker fleet operators, foreign and Russian shipbuilders, designers, shipping companies, auxiliary fleet operators are invited to participate in the conference. Over 170 participants are expected.
Best UAE Shipyard 2017 and Best New Building Yard
Albwardy Damen is very proud to have received two shipyards awards in the space of just 4 weeks. On the 19th of April, during the MASTECH conference in Dubai, Albwardy Damen received the prestigious Best UAE Shipyard Award for 2017. Then on the 16th of May it received the accolade of Best New Building Yard at the presentation ceremony for the International Maritime Awards. This was held at the two-day Shiptek 2017 conference in Dubai. The trophies were accepted on each occasion by Albwardy Damen managing director Lars Seistrup.
FINCANTIERI S.p.A. announces that it signed today a share purchase agreement for the acquisition of 66.66% of the share capital of STX France from its current shareholder STX Europe AS.
The agreement entails a purchase price of euro 79.5 million, to be paid through available financial resources.
May 19, 2017 - Navig8 Product Tankers Inc., an international shipping company focused on the transportation of petroleum products, today announced that it has taken delivery of the Navig8 Gratitude, a 113,000 DWT LR2 tanker from Guangzhou Shipyard International Company Limited ("GSI"), formerly CSSC Offshore & Marine Engineering (Group) Company Limited.
DNV GL has confirmed that Columbia Shipmanagement complies with the highest standards in energy and safety management. Torsten Schramm, President at DNV GL – Maritime, recently presented the ISO certification for the standards ISO 50001:2011 and OHSAS 18001:2007 to Carsten Sommerhage, Director of Columbia Shipmanagement (Deutschland) GmbH, at the shipping company’s offices in Hamburg.
Liberia has confirmed its position as the leading flag of choice for Greek ship owners and operators, according to statistics produced by the independent research and information organisation Marine Information Services (MIS) in Greece.
The MIS figures show that the Greek merchant fleet now includes 1,037 Liberian-flag ships. Liberia also leads the way in terms of total deadweight tonnage registered under its flag by Greek owners, aggregating 78m dwt.
May 19, 2017
Vyborg Shipyard (part of Russian shipbuilding conglomerate USC) signed contracts for construction of trawlers with FOR GROUP companies: Atlantrybflot and LKT Company.
Under the contract signed on 18 May 2017, the shipyard will build two trawlers of Project ST-116XL-FOR. The vessels designed by Skipsteknisk (Norway) are intended for catching fish in the Barents Sea.
The first ship is to be laid down in 2021. Both deliveries are scheduled for 2022.
CNOOC China Limited Zhanjiang Branch has commissioned MAN Diesel & Turbo to supply a total of six compressor trains for the DONGFANG 13-2 Gas Fields Development Project in the South China Sea.
Rolls-Royce has been assigned by the Brazilian ship owning company CBO to equip an existing offshore platform supply vessel (PSV) with a new patented dual draglink (DDC) subsea crane. This will be the first installation of a subsea crane designed to be able to use either fibre or steel wire rope.
The hybrid DDC subsea crane will be installed on the vessel CBO Manoella, which is currently being retrofitted from PSV into a ROV Support Vessel (RSV). The active heave compensated crane is designed for continuous operation in a tough and corrosive offshore environment with focus on efficient and safe load handling.
Effectively shaping digital transformation
What will the world of logistics look like in a couple of years? Will drones with stock orders fly through storehouses, will robots deliver ordered goods to the final customer and will truck drivers activate 3D printers in their trailers to manufacture the order during transport?
Logistics is one of the industries where the influence of the digital transformation process is particularly strong. This is because digital logistics offers considerable potential when it comes to costs and speed. The smart integration of digital technologies can especially make intralogistics more efficient and environmentally safe.
May 18, 2017
New issue of "Maritime Market" #2(60) is preparing.
Advertisement orders are accepted until May 21, 2017.
The magazine will be distributed on the exhibitions International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS), RAO/CIS Offshore, NEVA (St.Petersburg, Russia).
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On May 17, a Multipurpose shallow-draft tug-salvage vessel with Arc 5 arctic class project MPSV12 Beysug was rolled out to an open slipway at Nevsky Shipyard (Shliesselburg, Leningrad Region).
The construction of vessel is provided by the order of FGI “Directorate of State Contracting Authority for Marine Transport Development Programmes”.The project is developed by CJSC “Marine engineering Bureau-design-SPb. Multipurpose shallow-draft tug-salvage vessel of the MPSV12 project is unique by its equipment and available technology.
May 20, 2017
THERE has never been a more critical point for Australia’s defence industry. The decisions made by the Federal Government in the coming months will set the shipbuilding agenda and the industry future for generations.
Decisions on shipbuilding will have an influence on our defence capability. Few deny that all nations - Australia included - need to defend their borders and ensure national security.
The ability to do this requires military capability and we, as a nation, have a responsibility to ensure our navy personnel are equipped with the best capability.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull launched Australia's long-awaited naval shipbuilding plan on May 16, including the construction of submarines, frigates and offshore patrol vessels, costing A$89 billion (US $66.12 billion), in Australian shipyards.
Turnbull launched the shipbuilding program with Defence Minister Marise Payne and Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne at Osborne in South Australia, where the majority of construction work will take place.
First-quarter reading sails past high marked a year earlier
The record for the world’s largest containership has fallen for the third time in just two months with Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) smashing the 21,000 teu barrier.
The 21,413 teu OOCL Hong Kong was named last Friday at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI).
May 15, 2017
Australia's long-awaited naval shipbuilding plan has acknowledged South Australia will struggle to provide the thousands of skilled workers needed for a massive expansion of the Navy's fleet, with foreign workers and interstate talent needed to help meet ambitious production deadlines.
Qingdao New Qianwan Container Terminal (QQCTN) in China has become Asia’s first fully automated port terminal after servicing its first containership, the 13,386 TEU COSCO France, on May 11, 2017.
The «Shturman Albanov» will autonomously be able to shuttle through the deep ice of the Ob Bay to Gazprom-Neft’s Novy Port field.
May 12, 2017
South Korean shipyards emerged on top for new orders in April, Business Korea reported quoting industry data.
The global total amount of new shipbuilding orders reached 750,000 CGT last month and 340,000 CGT and 260,000 CGT went to South Korean and Chinese shipbuilders, respectively.
Japanese shipyard orders came to nil. In terms of numbers, Korean shipyards clinched new orders to build 12 ships.
South Korea took the largest portion of very large crude oil carrier (VLCC) orders placed in quantity early last month, said the report.
May 10, 2017
The Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO) known as IDRO Group and the Movement of the Enterprises of France (MEDEF) inked an MoU to cooperate in investment, insurance and major projects.
According to the MoU, the two sides will collaborate on transportation, railway industry, energy, new energy, oil, gas and petrochemical industries, infrastructure development, automobiles, shipbuilding, high technology, IT and investments.
Titagarh Wagons, the flagship company of Titagarh Group, has started the construction of two 1,000-tonne fuel barges for the Indian Navy and two coastal research vessels for the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT).
The two fuel barges are worth ₹75 crore and will support the famed INS Vikramaditya, Indian Navy’s flagship aircraft carrier.
The contract size for NOIT vessels is valued at ₹100 crore.
May 30 - June 2, 2017 • Oslo, Norway
June 28 - July 2, 2017 • Saint Petersburg, Russia
Aug.23-25, 2017 • Jakarta, Indonesia
Sept. 11-13, 2017 • Gdańsk, Poland
Sept. 12-15, 2017 • Saint Petersburg, Russia
Sept. 18, 2017 • Saint Petersburg, Russia
Sept. 19-22, 2017 • Saint Petersburg, Russia
Nov. 7-10, 2017 • Rotterdam, Netherlands
Dec.5-8, 2017 • Shanghai, China