December 10, 2016
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December 09, 2016
South Stream Transport B.V. and Allseas Group S.A. today (Dec. 8) signed in Amsterdam a contract to build the first string of the TurkStream gas pipeline’s offshore section with an option for laying the second string.
According to the contract, Allseas will lay more than 900 kilometers of pipes across the seabed. To that end, the company plans to use the newly-launched Pioneering Spirit, the world’s largest construction vessel equipped with six welding stations and six coating stations.
Allseas will start building the first string of the pipeline in the second half of 2017.
Sustainable and cost effective: multiple vessel order will contribute to Abidjan’s urban transport infrastructure
Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with Société de Transport Lagunaire (STL) to build sixteen shallow-draft passenger ferries for the Ivory Coast. The contract represents part of a forward-thinking presidential plan that strives to reduce urban congestion and greenhouse gas emissions in the city Abidjan.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to collaborate further on their shared goals and objectives with regard to safe, secure and environmentally sound shipping.
The MoA signals and will deliver a further strengthening of the bond between IACS Members, in their capacities as Recognized Organizations, and the IMO Member States they serve, for the benefit of the membership of both the IMO and IACS.
In order to deliver tangible outcomes, both parties have agreed that work will initially concentrate on three areas: Cyber safety; the ongoing maintenance of the verification process of IACS Members' Rules with goal-based standards; and the redesign of the Marine Casualty Investigation (MCI) module of the IMO Global Integrated Shipping Information System (GISIS).
DSME and Kongsberg Maritime have signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) for a new LNG FSRU regasification control system. As part of the delivery scope for a vessel currently under construction at the Okpo shipyard in South Korea, DSME will develop a High Fidelity Dynamic Simulator for the regasification plant.
The JDA, which was signed on 29th November 2016, enables DSME to utilise Kongsberg Maritime’s Dynamic Process Simulator ‘K-Spice’ and the ‘K-Chief’ automation and control system for the joint development of the vessel’s regasification control system.
The twelfth fishery research vessel of the South Korean National Institute of Fisheries Science is also being fitted with SCHOTTEL Controllable Pitch Propellers (SCP).
The German propulsion specialist has now received the order for two systems, each with a power rating of 1505 kW and a propeller diameter of 2600 mm.
Dec. 8, 2016 - Today, Höegh Autoliners took delivery of Höegh Trotter in Xiamen, China.
Höegh Trotter is the sixth and final Post-Panamax vessel that will be delivered this year.
Turbocharger retrofit takes just five weeks from enquiry to execution
MAN Diesel & Turbo recently completed a noteworthy job, carrying out a turbocharger retrofit with just five weeks from first enquiry to turbocharger commissioning.
The vessel in question, Faeroese trawler, ‘Sjurdaberg’, was constructed in 1985 and has successfully operated in the North Sea for over 30 years. Equipped with a 1984-built MAN 9L28/32A Alpha engine and NA34/K turbocharger, the trawler has accumulated more than 115,000 operating hours in one of the world’s major fishing grounds.
December 08, 2016
Dec. 7, 2016 - Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd., a global fishing company based in the People's Republic of China (PRC), today announced that it will deploy 4 tuna longline vessels to fish in the international waters of the Pacific Ocean.
Longline fishing is a method of fishing that uses a long line with baited hooks attached at intervals by means of branch lines to target fish species such as tuna. These 4 tuna longline fishing vessels are licensed and sanctioned by the Chinese Fisheries Management Bureau under the Ministry of Agriculture of China to operate and fish in the International Waters of the Pacific Ocean.
Dec. 7, 2016 - Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has signed a Letter of Intent ("LOI") for one firm and three optional FSRUs at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in South Korea.
The 170,000 m3 FSRUs have regasification capacity of 750 MMScf/day and full trading capabilities. The vessels have scheduled delivery dates of two units in 2019 and two units in 2020. Complete shipbuilding contract for the firm vessel is expected to be signed by mid-January 2017.
Iridium satcom specialist Rock Seven has launched a new fixed monthly GSM tariff for users of its dual-mode vessel tracking system, RockFLEET. The new £10/month subscription covers all vessel tracking and M2M (Machine-to-Machine) data transmitted over GSM networks by the RockFLEET system when operating within GSM coverage.
Dec. 8, 2016 - The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $59 million contract for the continuation of Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) Lead Yard Services and Flight III Upgrade design efforts.
This contract extends the services for engineering, technical support, special studies and Flight III design work for Arleigh Burke-class ships through December 2017. The Flight III upgrades include a more powerful missile defense radar, increased shipboard power production and hull enhancements.
December 07, 2016
PAO Sovcomflot participated in the 10th international Transport of Russia forum, and the associated exhibition held in Moscow from 26 November to 2 December 2016.
Both events were organised by the Russian Ministry of Transport as part of Transport Week, which is traditionally considered the key year-end event for the industry.
The fleet of diesel-electric Terex® Gottwald mobile harbour cranes in Japan continues to grow. In spring 2017, Terex Port Solutions (TPS) will supply a Model 2 crane to the Port of Otake in the south of the country.
There, the machine in the G HMK 2204 two-rope variant ordered via Chikuho Seisakusho Co., Ltd. (CS) will handle mainly containers and general cargo. For this purpose, the new crane has a lifting capacity curve adapted to Japanese requirements with a maximum lifting capacity of 62 t, an outreach of up to 40 m and a maximum lifting speed of 85 m/min. The machine is also equipped with a second, specially developed load display in order to meet the relevant requirements for the safe load indicator in the Japanese market.
December 08, 2016
Kremlin’s account of the deal’s terms appears to differ from Glencore’s description of the agreement
Russia said it sold a 19.5% stake in state-controlled oil giant PAO Rosneft to a consortium formed by Glencore PLC and Qatar in a deal valued at some €10.5 billion ($11.3 billion), a move by Russia that would bring in much-needed cash by selling a portion of one of its crown jewels.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Rosneft Chief Executive Igor Sechin discussed the deal in a meeting late Wednesday(Dec. 7), according to a transcript on the Kremlin’s website. The Russian state will retain a controlling stake in Rosneft, which is also partly owned by U.K. oil major BP PLC.
The Positioner underwater navigation system developed by Concern Oceanpribor (St. Petersburg) will be set up shortly on the Russian Arctic shelf.
"The system is ready for installation. The first operation area will be the ocean floor near the Prirazlomnaya offshore oil platform," Oceanpribor official spokesperson Pavel Martyshkin told Izvestia. He added that the company's future projects include a global information network-centric system for underwater monitoring and maintenance of oil production areas.
The Positioner system is a network of autonomous unmanned submersibles that can patrol the waters at a depth of 8 km. Guided by sonar beacons located on the ocean bed, the robots will be able to accurately determine their own location down to millimeters and exchange data with air, water and ground-based control stations in real time.
Vadim Kozyulin, professor of the Academy of Military Sciences, told Izvestia that the Russian navigation system will compete with a similar US project, Poseidon, to be first tested in 2018.
Breakbulk carrier COSCO Shipping has rebranded as COSCO Shipping Special Transport and launched its largest semi-submersible vessel to date, the Xin Guang Hua.
The rebrand will see the group focus on becoming a “specialty shipping” company and a world leading engineering and logistics service provider. Alongside the name change, the firm launched the Xin Guang Hua, adding to its already large fleet of heavy-lift offshore vessels.
The 100,000 deadweight-tonne Xin Guang Hua is China’s largest and the world’s second-biggest semi-submersible vessel and features dive draft of 30.5 meters and length overall of 255 meters.
Russian weapons manufacturers came in second in total annual revenues of the top 100 arms producing companies, bested only by the US, whose arms sales amounted to $209.7 billion in 2015, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
December 07, 2016
Construction of the first Russian cruise liner in post-Soviet times started in summer 2016 at Lotos Shipyard in Astrakhan.
The Russian authorities announced the launch of the Turkish Stream pipeline in December 2014.
In order to meet its objective of becoming a gas-based economy, India is urging Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) importers like Japan and Korea to join hands to bring in a more "equitable" trade deal ecosystem.
Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) will resume operations to Iran this month after a four-year gap, transporting an oil cargo for a state-run refiner, said the chairman of India’s biggest shipping company.
According to Clarksons Research, South Korean and Japanese shipbuilders recorded a backlog of 20.46 million CGT and 20.06 million CGT early this month, respectively. Industry experts are pointing out that the latter will exceed the former within a couple of months if the recession in the shipbuilding industry continues.
The South Korean shipbuilding industry rose to the top of the world in January 2000 by beating that of Japan. Then, their gap continued to widen until 2008 and the Japanese shipbuilding industry was outperformed by Chinese to boot. After the financial crisis in 2008, all the three countries suffered from a decline in backlog and China outdid both South Korea and Japan. South Korea is about to be outranked by Japan now.
The Australian federal government is turning to Denmark's Odense Maritime Technologies A/S (OMT) to help it get its naval shipbuilding program on track.
OMT was established in 2010 with Valcon A/S as a spin-off from Odense Steel Shipyard, leveraged the technology expertise and experience brought from OSS to evolve into a leading international maritime consultancy.
December 06, 2016
Key trends that will influence long-term development of national shipping include fast development of new technologies, toughening of environmental requirements applied to marine bunker and fuel systems, growing number office-class ships.
This opinion was expressed by Victor Olersky, Deputy Transport Minister of Russia - Head of Federal Marine and River Transport Agency, at the industry-focused conference “Russian shipping: looking into the future”.
December 02, 2016
Russian state-owned oil major Rosneft and Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company (UMMC) have created joint venture Eastern Mining Company that will become an anchor supplier of rolled steel to the Zvezda shipyard, Rosneft said in a statement on Thursday (Dec. 1).
Rosneft will own 25% in the joint venture, while UMMC will own the remaining 75%. The venture is to ensure supplies of rolled steel to Zvezda and to start development of feasibility studies for options of improving production capacities and implementation of other investment projects in mining and metallurgical sectors of Russia’s east, Rosneft said.
Maersk Line, the world's biggest shipping company, is to buy smaller rival Hamburg Süd, joining a wave of M&A in the industry just over two months after the Danish company revealed plans to bolster its transport operations.
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