Category archives for: Shipbuilding News

NASSCO Kicks Off 5-Tanker Construction Project

NASSCO Kicks Off 5-Tanker Construction Project

General Dynamics NASSCO and City of San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer signaled the start of construction of five American Petroleum Tankers at a steel cutting ceremony for the first tanker, the APT-1, at the NASSCO shipyard in San Diego. “Today’s start of construction ceremony signifies our ongoing relationship with American Petroleum Tankers. NASSCO is pleased […]

Seaspan Extends Charters for Newbuilds

Seaspan Extends Charters for Newbuilds

Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. has confirmed the term of the fixed-rate time charters for the five 14000 TEU SAVER design container ships currently being constructed at CSBC Corporation will be extended to ten years with one two-year option, Seaspan Corporation announced in a release. Two of these vessels previously have been allocated to Seaspan and three have been […]

Indonesia Joins IMO’s Fouling and Bunker Treaties

Indonesia Joins IMO’s Fouling and Bunker Treaties

Indonesia has officially acceded to the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships and the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage. H.E. Mr Teuku Mohammad Hamzah Thayeb, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Indonesia to IMO, met on 11 September IMO Secretary-General Sekimizu to present Indonesia’s instruments of accession […]

Image of the Day: Yearning for the Seas

Image of the Day: Yearning for the Seas

Mesmerizing view of Kleven’s Myklebust Verft in Gursken immersed into the sunset. The image shows sea steel giants undergoing maintenance at the yard, which look as if they yearn to return to the sea. World Maritime News Staff, September 12, 2014; Image: Kleven/copyright@Eivind Frøystad

DNV GL to Class Largest Ethane Carriers Yet

DNV GL to Class Largest Ethane Carriers Yet

Hartmann Schiffahrts Gmbh & Co. KG, Jaccar Holdings, HB Hunte Engineering and DNV GL, signed a letter of intent for the classification of five ECO STAR 85k very large ethane carriers. Mr Jean Labescat from Jaccar Holdings, Mr Ulrich Adami, Technical Director of Hartmann Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG, Mr Frerk Brand, Managing Director of […]

Interview: Moulding Steel into Ships

Interview: Moulding Steel into Ships

The backbone of the maritime industry is steel. The vast majority of ships from the global fleet working either in shipping or offshore industry has sprung out of this hard-core metal which endows it with resilience and strength. Moulding steel into ships tailored to shipowners’ requirements is what Central Industry Group (CIG), a Dutch-based conglomerate does for […]

Wärtsilä Dual-Fuel Engines Crack Bulker Market

Wärtsilä Dual-Fuel Engines Crack Bulker Market

The increasing use of LNG as a marine fuel is further emphasised with the latest order for Wärtsilä’s dual-fuel engine technology. A new cement carrier being built at the Scheepswerf Ferus Smit yard in the Netherlands will feature a 6-cylinder Wärtsilä 34DF main engine, making it the first bulk carrier to adopt Wärtsilä’s multi fuel […]

Shipbuilders Need Closer Global Ties

Shipbuilders Need Closer Global Ties

CESS, Committee for Expertise of Shipbuilding Specifics (CESS) held its annual meeting in Nantes, France on 28 August, 2014 where the member associations from Japan, Europe, China, Korea and U.S.A. gathered and discussed key issues surrounding the global shipbuilding industry, in particular, the reduction of GHG emissions from ships, where the maritime industry continues to […]

Becker Marine Systems Marks a Milestone at SMM

Becker Marine Systems Marks a Milestone at SMM

Becker Marine Systems has used this year’s SMM in Hamburg as a platform to showcase the company’s top products, with new orders for Becker Twisted Fins, the celebration of the 750th Becker Mewis Duct, and a successful launch of the first LNG Hybrid Barge soon to be deployed at the Port of Hamburg as some of the […]

GE, DSIC Get Green Light for Their LNG Carrier Design

GE, DSIC Get Green Light for Their LNG Carrier Design

GE Marine and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) announced at the SMM 2014 exhibition that they have received Approval in Principle (AiP) for their jointly developed gas turbine-powered LNG carrier design. The AiP, issued by Lloyd’s Register, was sought for this LNG carrier since this is an innovative and novel concept not covered by traditional […]

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