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Shipbuilding

SMM Istanbul to be opened by Transport Minister of Turkey

The first SMM Istanbul event will be held at the ICEC-Istanbul Convention & Exhibition Centre from 21 to 23 January 2009, open daily from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m..

16.01.2009
Shipbuilding

Propulsion and power systems for offshore supply vessels

The power and automation technology group ABB, Zürich, has won orders for electric propulsion, power generation and power distribution systems that maximize the fuel efficiency of offshore supply vessels to be built in China.

16.01.2009
"Gulf Deffi"
Shipbuilding

"Gulf Deffi" joins Gulf Navigation fleet

Dubai based Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC has taken delivery of the chemical tanker "Gulf Deffi" constructed at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in Ulsan, South Korea, this delivery is the first of three tankers expected this year.

 

15.01.2009
Shipbuilding

LNG carrier "Tangguh Foja" delivered

The Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries, Co., Ltd. has delivered the 154,800 cum Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carrier "Tangguh Foja" to the Tangguh Production Sharing Contractors, a consortium comprising Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd, Tokyo, and P.…

15.01.2009
Shipping

MacGREGOR introduces more technology transforming ultra deepwater operations

In January MacGREGOR is delivering the world’s first subsea knuckle-jib crane equipped with a system for fibre rope handling, which will be installed on the subsea vessel "Havila Phoenix". The 250-tonne Hydramarine active heave-compensated (AHC)…

14.01.2009
Shipbuilding

Contract for eight Virginia-Class submarines

The US Navy awarded General Dynamics' subsidiary Electric Boat, Groton, Connecticut, a contract for the construction of eight Virginia-class submarines (SSN-784 to SSN-791). Proceeding with the construction will be one ship per year in 2009 and 2010…

14.01.2009
Shipbuilding

Three lifecycle services contracts signed

STX Europe has signed contracts for modernising a cruise vessel for Carnival Cruise Lines and two tankers for Neste Shipping.

14.01.2009
DCT Gdansk

DCT Gdansk 2008 throughput tops 100,000TEU

Against all expectations, the Polish container terminal operator DCT Gdansk passed the 100,000TEU mark in mid December.

13.01.2009
Shipbuilding

Vacon opens subsidiary in South Korea

The global AC drives manufacturer Vacon has established a subsidiary in Seoul, South Korea. The new subsidiary, which started operations on 1 January 2009, will serve distributors and partners in the East Asian market. Vacon's goal is to increase its…

13.01.2009
Shipbuilding

Fincantieri completes acquisition of Manitowoc Marine Group

Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A. has announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Manitowoc Marine Group from its parent company The Manitowoc Company, Inc., following all the required regulatory approvals.

 

12.01.2009
Shipbuilding

Drydocks World sets up representative office in Abu Dhabi

Drydocks World, whose subsidiary Drydocks World – Dubai is the region’s premier ship repair, conversion and new building yard, has established its representative office in Abu Dhabi.The office will be headed by Mr. Adel Al Rustamani – Manager, Public…

11.01.2009
Shipping

Offshore Ship Designers consolidates independent strategy

IJmuiden-based Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) has strengthened its group identity and adopted a more integrated approach to work sharing.

09.01.2009
Shipping

Kalmar automated straddle carriers for Patrick, Brisbane

Cargotec’s Kalmar business area has been awarded a repeat order from Patrick Terminals to supply automatic straddle carriers to the Fisherman Islands terminal in Brisbane, Australia.

09.01.2009
Offshore

New wind farm boat from Alnmaritec

Alnmaritec, Alnwick, Northumberland, UK, recently announced the successful launch of one of the largest boats it has built in recent years.

 

08.01.2009
TICT terminal at night
Shipping

Biggest ship to date to call TICT

Tartous International Container Terminal jsc (TICT) recently serviced "CMA CGM Alabama", the biggest containerized vessel to date to call at the Tartous Port in Syria.

07.01.2009
Shipping

Yang Ming has set up subsidiary in Turkey

To achieve management and ensure service quality in the East Mediterranean and Black Sea area the Taiwanese shipping company Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp., together with its Turkish agency Egekont Container Transport S.A., has set up a Joint…

07.01.2009
Offshore

First ESV unit at COSCO Nantong shipyard launched

Remedial Offshore, one of the international offshore technology leaders, has marked the launch of its first Elevating support Vessel (ESV™) at the COSCO Nantong shipyard.

06.01.2009
Shipbuilding

GL acquires maritime consulting firm and software developer

The maritime consulting and software companies Friendship Consulting GmbH and Friendship Systems GmbH in Potsdam are now members of the Germanischer Lloyd Group. The acquisition of the business operations of Friendship Consulting serves to expand…

06.01.2009
"HeavyLift Falcon"
Offshore

Acquisition of Offshore Heavy Transport AS and name change

Ocean HeavyLift ASA, Oslo, has acquired its commercial manager Offshore Heavy Transport AS (OHT). The acquisition will transform the company into a fully-integrated heavy transport operator. The company will capitalise on the strong experience and…

05.01.2009
Shipbuilding

Wärtsilä strengthens its presence in Ukraine

Wärtsilä has opened a new office in Odessa, Ukraine.

05.01.2009