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New Efficient Ship Notation from RINA

New Efficient Ship Notation from RINA

International classification society RINA has launched a new voluntary notation to clearly identify new ship designs which meet eco-ship criteria. The Efficient Ship notation is granted to ships and new designs assessed by RINA to have very high overall efficiency of engines, a lower fuel demand at owner defined speed, deadweight higher than the average […]

The Search for Sewol Ferry Victims Enters 2nd Week

The Search for Sewol Ferry Victims Enters 2nd Week

As the search operation for the missing passengers of the sunken Sewol ferry is entering its second week, divers are now recovering more and more bodies from the submerged hull of the ferry. Out of around 476 people on board, most of them students from Danwon High School in Ansan, 174 survived the tragedy, and 156 have […]

Navios Charters Two MR2 Product Tankers

Navios Charters Two MR2 Product Tankers

Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation, an owner and operator of tanker vessels, announced today that the company has secured charter contracts for two MR2 Product Tankers. Nave Equinox and Nave Pulsar have been chartered out to an investment grade counterparty for one year at a rate of $14,813 net per day plus a $2,000 per day […]

Deepening of Houston Port Authority’s Terminals About to Start

Deepening of Houston Port Authority’s Terminals About to Start

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has furnished the Port Authority its draft permit for the Bayport Channel Improvement project, Executive Director Roger Guenther reported to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority on Tuesday. The draft permit for Barbours Cut channel dredging will follow soon, he said. The projects at the Port […]

Damen Delivers PSV CMM Gravity

Damen Delivers PSV CMM Gravity

CMM (Compagnie Maritime Monégasque S.A.M.) has taken delivery of a Damen Platform Supply Vessel 3300. The 80-metre long, 3,300t deadweight vessel CMM Gravity will be deployed in the Brazilian waters from June 2014 on a 4+4 year contract with Petrobras. The vessel will be compliant to Petrobras specifications, including Petrobras Annex V. Next to the […]

Navigator Adds Three More

Navigator Adds Three More

Navigator Holdings Ltd. has exercised its option to build an additional three 35,000 cubic meter ethylene/ethane capable semi-refrigerated liquefied gas carriers, in addition to the one vessel of the same size already under construction. The three additional vessels will be built at Jiangnan Shipyard in China for $78.4 million each. The carriers are specifically designed […]

HB Grandi’s New Fishing Vessels to Feature Wartsila NOx Reducer

HB Grandi’s New Fishing Vessels to Feature Wartsila NOx Reducer

The new Wärtsilä NOx Reducer will be fitted to two new fishing vessels under construction at the Celiktrans yard in Turkey. The ships are owned by HB Grandi, one of Iceland’s largest fishing vessel operators. Delivery of the equipment is scheduled for the second and fourth quarter of 2014. The Wärtsilä NOx Reducer (NOR), an […]

SINOPACIFIC Christens Its Newbuild AHTS ‘SPA80′

SINOPACIFIC Christens Its Newbuild AHTS ‘SPA80′

SINOPACIFIC Shipbuilding Group (SINOPACIFIC) held a christening ceremony for a newly built AHTS SPA80 at its Zhejiang Shipyard on April 22nd 2014. Guests from the Export-Import Bank of China, ICBC Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. and BOURBON were present at the ceremony to celebrate the delivery of the new SPA80, which is an embodiment of the […]

Aker Unveils New Concept, the Arctic Drillship (Video)

Aker Unveils New Concept, the Arctic Drillship (Video)

Aker Solutions has developed a concept for an arctic drillship able to operate in sea ice. Scale model tests shows the Aker Solutions Arctic Drillship is performing as expected. The features which have been introduced are positioning by mooring of a bow mounted turret with mooring disconnection possibility, azi-pod thrusters which helps to assure ice-vaning […]

Sumitomo to Get World’s First Long Rail Transport Vessel

Sumitomo to Get World’s First Long Rail Transport Vessel

Sumitomo Corporation has arranged the manufacturing and outfitting of the world’s first long rail transport vessel. The ship will be used for transport of 150 m long steel rails manufactured by Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC) at its Yawata Works facility. For many years, Sumitomo Corporation has supplied steel rails manufactured by NSSMC to […]

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