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Top News of the Week April 14 – April 19, 2014

Top News of the Week April 14 – April 19, 2014

NYK Introduces Eight New Boxships NYK has reached time charter agreements for eight new containerships, to be built at the Kure shipyard of Japan Marine United Co. Ltd., each capable of carrying 14,000 TEUs. UAE: Drydocks World to Build Two Unique Jack-Up Rigs Drydocks World has signed an Agreement with Malta Oil & Gas Ltd. […]

Tsuneishi to Build Four Feederships for SIPG

Tsuneishi to Build Four Feederships for SIPG

Tsuneishi Group has received orders for four 1,020 TEU container carriers from the Hong Kong-based subsidiary of Shanghai International Port (Group) Co., Ltd. (SIPG). The four ordered vessels feature latest improvements in fuel efficiency. Reductions in both fuel consumption and nitrogen compounds contained in gas emissions are achieved by applying an engine in which fuel […]

Dresser-Rand Powers Up KUGIRA II

Dresser-Rand Powers Up KUGIRA II

Dresser-Rand, a global supplier of rotating equipment solutions to the oil, gas, petrochemical, and process industries, installed five generator sets on Europe’s largest caisson-building floating dock- the KUGIRA II in Setúbal, Portugal. Acciona Infraestructuras (Acciona), a Spanish infrastructure development company, has built numerous maritime projects, including ports, dry docks, shipyards, berthing jetties, and navigation canals […]

Keel Laid for Indonesian Navy’s 1st Damen SIGMA Frigate

Keel Laid for Indonesian Navy’s 1st Damen SIGMA Frigate

The keel-laying ceremony for the Indonesian Navy’s first Damen SIGMA Frigate has taken place at the PT PAL (Persero) Shipyard in Surabaya, Indonesia. Construction works on the 4 modules that are going to be built at PT PAL (Persero) Shipyard Surabaya and the two modules that are being built in Vlissingen, are proceeding according to […]

Besiktas Shipyard Bags Five

Besiktas Shipyard Bags Five

Besiktas Workboats, a new division of Besiktas Shipyard, has won orders to build three TB1505 design tugs for Turkish operator STFA and two for a Libyan company. With an overall length of 15m, beam of 5.8m and draft of 1.8m, the three STFA twin screw tugboats will have a pair of VOLVO D13 main engines coupled […]

ClassNK Approves New Super-Efficient Fillet Welding Consumable

ClassNK Approves New Super-Efficient Fillet Welding Consumable

Leading classification society ClassNK has granted type approval for the new MX-200F welding consumable, developed by Kobe Steel Co., Ltd. (KOBELCO) to greatly improve welding efficiency and coating quality in commercial vessels. Up until now, shipbuilders using conventional fillet welding consumables had to make two welding passes for the required weld leg lengths of around […]

‘Quantum of the Seas’ Adopts Shanghai as Her Homeport

‘Quantum of the Seas’ Adopts Shanghai as Her Homeport

Royal Caribbean International announced that its newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, will make its home port in Shanghai (Baoshan), China, bringing the company’s most innovative ship to the world’s fastest-growing cruise market. The ship will reposition to China in May 2015, following her inaugural winter season sailing out of New York Harbor to the […]

‘OOCL Korea’ Containership Officially Named

‘OOCL Korea’ Containership Officially Named

Shipping company Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) held a naming ceremony for ‘OOCL Korea’ on Geoje Island in South Korea on April 11. The vessel is the newest 13,208 TEU containership joining the OOCL fleet to operate in the Asia-Europe trade. In his remarks on the occasion Mr. Andy Tung, Chief Executive Officer of OOCL […]

VOS B.V. Introduces New ‘Walk-to-Work’ Vessel Concept

VOS B.V. Introduces New ‘Walk-to-Work’ Vessel Concept

Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) B.V. Den Helder has completed a first, new “walk-to-work” vessel concept design. The new vessel design is aimed at providing a solution for the expected increase in client demand for offshore people-transfer solutions (“walk-to-work”) in the oil & gas and renewable-energy markets. The Vroon Offshore Services’ ‘’walk-to-work’’ vessel will offer comfortable, […]

KOC’s First Tug Launched at Damen Galati, Romania

KOC’s First Tug Launched at Damen Galati, Romania

Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania, has launched a new ASD Tug 3212 for the Kuwait Oil Company’s (KOC). The ceremony marks the first in a 14-terminal tug contract between the two companies whose working relationship spans more than 25 years. In detail, the contract comprises nine units based on successful Damen ASD 3212 model, providing 80t […]

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