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Shipbuilding

LNG regasification projects

Two onboard LNG regasification plant installations of Hamworthy plc, Poole, are to undergo gas trials this summer, one on a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) for Brazil, the other on a shuttle regasification vessel (SRV) destined for the US.

31.07.2009
Shipping

JDR awarded Wave Hub project

JDR Cables Systems LTD., Littleport, UK, has been awarded a contract for the supply of subsea power cables for the UK’s ground-breaking Wave Hub project by the South West RDA (Regional Development Agency).

 

30.07.2009
Tankbarge "Endeavour"
Shipbuilding

Asphalt barge for Andrie

For a few weeks a new asphalt barge has been operated by Muskegon, Michigan based Andrie Inc., who provides marine transportation services.

30.07.2009

New collaboration agreement

The Ship Supply Division of Eitzen Maritime Services ASA (EMS), Haslum, Norway, has entered into a collaboration agreement with Kraemer Maritime A/S (KM), Tromso, for deliveries to Offshore and Commercial Shipping clients in Norway. The agreement duration is for three years.

29.07.2009
Shipping

Three twin quayside cranes for CMICT

China Merchants International Container Terminals (CMICT), Ningbo, at the southern flank of Yangtze River, has received three twin 40'quayside container cranes.

29.07.2009
Shipbuilding

OPK and HHI sign a cooperation agreement for shipbuilding

The main purpose of the agreement signed between United Industrial Corporation (OPK), Russia, and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), South Korea, is to establish a cooperation which will include the mutual developing of shipbuilding projects, equipments and the designing of vessels.

28.07.2009
Shipbuilding

SpecTec in Russia signs contract with Kazmortransflot

The total project of the contract signed between SpecTec, specialised in the offering of software and services in the field of asset management, and Kazmortransflot, a shipping subsidiary of the national oil and gas company KazMunaiGaz of Kazkhastan has been split over 2009/2010.

28.07.2009

Uganda is 169th IMO Member State

Uganda has become the latest Member of IMO, following the deposit, on 30 June 2009, of an instrument of acceptance of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization, as amended, with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.With the…

27.07.2009
Shipping

Start of Rhyl Flats generating power

The first of the 25 turbines of the RWE npower renewables Rhyl Flats Offshore Wind Farm off the North Wales coast will export its first power to shore.

27.07.2009

NYKCOOL AB selects VVOS

Jeppesen Marine has signed a contract agreement with the Japanese ship operator of reefer vessels NYKCool AB to install its Vessel and Voyage Optimization Solution (VVOS) aboard a class of refrigeration carriers trading from the Caribbean and Central America to Northern Europe.

26.07.2009

IBIA has intervened at the IMO

At the 59th session of the International Maritime Organisation's (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) in London from July 13-17, there was strong support for a proposal that would have prohibited any onboard in-tank blending while ships are ‘at sea’.

25.07.2009
Shipbuilding

Order for A&P Tyne

BVT Surface Fleet, UK, has issued a letter of instruction for A&P Tyne, part of the Britisch A&P Group, to manufacture nine double bottom units for the lower block 02 for the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier. The order will  include steel…

24.07.2009
"Wave Train"
Shipbuilding

First ever vessel built for Australia

Alnmaritec Ltd., Alnwick, Northumberland, UK, delivered a new general purpose line handling and harbour support work boat to Western Australia.

 

24.07.2009

Renewal of agreement

The Liberian Bureau of Maritime Affairs has reached an agreement with the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry, to extend for a further ten years the agreement under which LISCR…

23.07.2009

Bunker delivery receipts must show true sulphur content

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has warned its members of the dangers arising from the failure on the part of some suppliers to put authentic sulphur content results on Bunker Delivery Receipts.

 

23.07.2009
Shipping

Deep water geophysical and survey vessels for COSL

China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL), the integrated oilfield services provider in the offshore China market, has signed agreements to commission building of deep-water 12-streamer geophysical vessel COSL720 and deep-water survey vessel COSL708.

22.07.2009

Port of Auckland reorganization

As of 6 July container operations of the New Zealand Ports of Auckland have been based in the recently expanded Fergusson container terminal.

22.07.2009
Shipbuilding

NYK-participating projects receive subsidy

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), through its “Support for Technology Development from Marine Vessels for Curtailing CO2” project, has decided to subsidize through fiscal 2009 the below three projects that the Japanese shipping group NYK is currently working on in tandem with other companies for future technology development.

21.07.2009
"MSC Splendida"
Shipbuilding

"MSC Splendida" achieves first Energy Efficient Design recognition

The international classification society Bureau Veritas has awarded its first Energy Efficient Design label to the new 3,952-passenger cruise vessel "MSC Splendida".

21.07.2009
Shipping

GOLAR LNG and PTTEP agreement

Further to the Golar LNG Ltd.("Golar"), Bermuda, announcement in August 2008 of the MOU signed between Golar and PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited ("PTTEP") of Thailand covering the joint development of Floating LNG (FLNG) opportunities, Golar has signed an agreement with PTTEP to jointly enter into Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) studies for the proposed Australian FLNG project located in North West Australia.

20.07.2009