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MAN Diesel & Turbo Set for IMO Tier III

MAN Diesel & Turbo Set for IMO Tier III

“We are ready for IMO Tier III”, said Dr Stephan Timmermann, MAN Diesel & Turbo Executive Board Member responsible for Marine Systems and After Sales. “We have the technologies in place to support our customers for this new era of environmentally efficient shipping. I am pleased that the adoption of the IMO regulations will save […]

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 […]

Video: Docking of Canada’s Largest Icebreaker

Video: Docking of Canada’s Largest Icebreaker

The Government of Canada has awarded a $6.5 million contract to Babcock Canada Inc. for critical refit work for Canadian Coast Guard ship CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent. The shipyard portion of the work will be carried out by Chantier Davie Canada Inc., a sub-contractor to Babcock Canada. The CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent is Canada’s largest […]

Carrier Transicold Reaches 1 Millionth Unit Milestone

Carrier Transicold Reaches 1 Millionth Unit Milestone

Forty-six years after pioneering the first front-wall, or “picture-frame,” refrigeration unit, Carrier Transicold Pte Ltd presented its 1 millionth unit during a ceremony at its Singapore manufacturing facility. The milestone unit, a PrimeLINE unit with XtendFRESH atmosphere control system, was presented to CMA CGM, the world’s third-largest container shipping company. Carrier Transicold, which helps improve […]

Grounded Bulk Carrier Ornak to Be Moved Today

Grounded Bulk Carrier Ornak to Be Moved Today

U.S. Coast Guard is in the final stages of reviewing a salvage plan, that is scheduled to begin Friday morning, to move the 751-foot bulk carrier, Ornak, that is aground near First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach, Va. “Moving a vessel of this size off the beach is a complicated and dynamic operation, requiring […]

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 […]

Platts: Spot LNG Prices Cool Off ahead of Summer

Platts: Spot LNG Prices Cool Off ahead of Summer

Prices of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for May delivery to Asia fell 11.8% to an average $15.559 per million British thermal units (/MMBtu) as the market continued to cool off ahead of the summer peak demand season, according to the latest Platts Japan/Korea Marker (JKM) for month-ahead delivery. The data reflects the daily Platts JKM […]

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 […]

Endofa Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

Endofa Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

Endofa, an independent marine fuel supplier and bunker trader, has named Lars Hoffmann as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Endofa, Hoffmann served as Chief Executive Officer for Shipping.dk. He also served on the board of the Danish Shipbrokers Association. “We have known Lars for many years and always admired him for his accomplishments in […]

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 […]

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