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New Tanker Joins Palmali Fleet

New Tanker Joins Palmali Fleet

Istanbul headquartered Palmali Group took delivery of 7,100 DWT tanker Shovket Alekperova on August 30, which is the seventh tanker of the RST22M project, reports Marine Engineering Bureau in a press release. A distinctive features of RST22M, RST22, 005RST01 and RST12 design tankers are fully revolving rudder propellers, an increased trunk, and submersible cargo pumps. The tankers do […]

Tasneef Lands Classification Deal

Tasneef Lands Classification Deal

United Arab Emirates-based classification society Tasneef has signed a contract with Drydocks World to provide the classification and maritime surveying services to the Drydocks World’s fleet comprised of 11 ships. Three ships have already been surveyed (Shindagha-5, Umm Suqeem and Zabeel-4). As for the rest of the fleet, it is scheduled to be subject to classification and surveying after confirming […]

Van Oord Strengthens SRI Fleet

Van Oord Strengthens SRI Fleet

Van Oord has ordered a new subsea rock installation vessel. Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group Shanghai will build the vessel at its Ningbo yard in China, with delivery scheduled for 2016. Subsea rock installation is a proven technique for the protection and stabilisation of offshore structures and pipelines, and is one of Van Oord’s main activities for […]

Interlink Invests Heavily in Bulker Fleet

Interlink Invests Heavily in Bulker Fleet

American bulk carrier owner Interlink Maritime is pursuing an aggressive fleet expansion plan comprising up to eighteen bulkers ordered at three Chinese yards. Five  39,000dwt bulker orders have been placed with Zengzhou Shipbuilding. The contract includes options for five more. The five, worth $240m, will start delivery at the end of the 2015, continuing into the middle of 2016. The quintet, […]

Hamburg Süd Christens San Christobal

Hamburg Süd Christens San Christobal

Hamburg Süd celebrated on August 28 the christening of its container ship “San Christobal” at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. The vessel is the second newbuild in the series of three new “San”-class ships. Each container vessel in the “San”-class has a nominal slot capacity of 9,034 TEU, and the “San […]

CSSC Wants In on China’s First Cruise Ship

CSSC Wants In on China’s First Cruise Ship

China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) has expressed interest in building the country’s first self-developed luxury cruise ship. According to CSSC Chairman, Hu Wenming,  the group has been building up its know-how on construction, design and management of large cruise ships, stressing that the success of the first project of this type is of utmost importance. Hu said […]

Hyundai Mipo Scores Carrier Trio

Hyundai Mipo Scores Carrier Trio

 Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co, a subsidiary of South Korean shipbuilding giant Hyundai Heavy Industries, has secured orders for three vessels, two liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers and one asphalt carrier. The LPG order, worth USD 104.7 million, comes from the Marshall Islands-based operator StealthGas. The carriers are slated for delivery by the end of 2017. These vessels will measure […]

IHC Stocking Up on Dredgers

IHC Stocking Up on Dredgers

Royal IHC (IHC) has started constructing Easydredge 2700, the first vessel in its range of standard trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHD),  in response to the increasing global demand for TSHDs. IHC says that the new vessel will be supplied with a “world-dredging package”, which includes bottom doors, a bow coupling and a dredging depth of 25m. […]

Spiking LPG Demand Fuelling VLGC Orders

Spiking LPG Demand Fuelling VLGC Orders

A sharp rise in LPG shipping demand, particularly out of the US, is driving an ordering frenzy for very large gas carriers (VLGCs) which will increase the size of the LPG shipping fleet by over 50% over the next two years, according to the LPG Forecaster report published by shipping consultancy Drewry. The main demand […]

Construction of Caribbean FLNG on Course

Construction of Caribbean FLNG on Course

Antwerp-based LNG and LPG owner and operator Exmar said that the construction of the world’s first floating liquefaction unit Caribbean FLNG at Wison Heavy Industry’s shipyard in Nantong, China is progressing as planned. Start of operations is scheduled from the second half of 2015. Exmar and Pacific Rubiales ENERGY (through its affiliate Pacific Midstream Holding Corp.), […]

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