July 29, 2016
New issue of "Maritime Market" #3(57) is preparing. Advertisement orders are accepted until Aug. 21, 2016.
The magazine will be distributed on the exhibitions Offshore Marintec Russia, TRANSTEC (St.Petersburg, Russia).
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July 28, 2016
Damen Shipyards Group has announced its latest concept design: the Damen Decommissioning Series.
The vessel will specialise in three core areas of the oil and gas decommissioning sector: topside decommissioning offshore platform removal, and subsea cleaning and removal.
The design is based on in-house research carried out at Damen by one of its undergraduate interns.
Annual Synergies Expected to Exceed $40 Million
July 27, 2016 - Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (GEE) today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Emerging Markets Communications (EMC), a leading communications services provider to maritime and hard-to-reach land markets.
International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens says the shipping industry must adopt a transparent, proactive approach to corporate governance or else risk exposure to business and reputational damage.
In the first half of 2016 JSC «Container terminal Saint-Petersburg» (CTSP, member of UCL Holding) handled 288,2 thousand TEU, exceeding the last-year result by 66,5%.
UK-based Rivertrace will be show casing its Smart Cell 15ppm oil content monitor and its Smart Safe ORB Bilge overboard security system at SMM.
By utilising the “smart cell” Detector Array Technology the Smart Cell 15ppm oil content monitor (OCM) analyses all three oil types (HFO, diesel and emulsions) simultaneously without the need for re-calibration.
July 27, 2016
Leveraging its unique subsea integrated approach
July 27, 2016 - Technip has been awarded a large subsea contract by Woodside to support the development of the Greater Enfield Project offshore Western Australia, at a water depth comprised between 340 and 850 meters.
The contract covers project management, design, engineering, procurement, installation and pre-commissioning (EPIC).
Marine Technics offers absolutely new voyage data recorder by Highlander, model HLD-VDR 600/SVDR600.
HLD-VDR 600 and SVDR600 are Highlander’s best products. It is the fruition of nearly two decades of endeavour in the challenging field of maritime black boxes due to the experience gained from VDRs fitted in thousands of seagoing vessels around the world.
KBB is one of the leading turbocharger manufacturers that will be showcasing its ST7 and K2B turbocharging solutions to the maritime market at SMM (hall A3 booth 102).
The shipbuilding industry currently stands in a state of crisis with questions looming over what will be the future and what actions can be done. KBB recognises that the maritime engine world is on a technological crossroads with many options on the market for owners. The question lingers of what technology will be the winner: two stage turbocharging, SCR or EGR?
ClassNK has concluded that the minimum required brittle crack arrest toughness for extremely thick brittle crack arrest steel plates of 100mm used in ultra-large container ships is 8,000 N/mm3/2.
The technical expertise is a world-first and is based on verification tests carried out as part of a joint R&D project in collaboration with Japan Welding Engineering Society (JWES).
July 27, 2016 - FPT Industrial, world-leading manufacturer and supplier of innovative powertrain solutions, powers the latest addition to the Hangzhou Port Management Bureau's fleet of patrol boats.
In preparation of the G20 Summit of Heads of state in Hangzhou, China, six new high speed coastguard boats have been launched to strengthen security on and around the Qiantang River.
July 27, 2016 - Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd., a company engaged in shipping, chartering, logistics and related services, today announced the signing of a Strategic Cooperation Agreement with COSCO Logistics (Americas) Inc., in which both companies will mutually provide logistics services between China and the United States and develop shipping customers as an end-to-end global logistics service.
July 26, 2016
On July 25, 2016 the second serial universal icebreaker of project 22220 was laid down. The relevant report was signed by Vyacheslav Ruksha, Director General of Atomflot, Vladimir Rozvorskiy, Head of the Branch for Nuclear Ships of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping and Alexei Kadilov, Director General of Baltic Shipyard – Shipbuilding (part of United Shipbuilding Corporation).
New icebreaker will be named Ural. A prototype ship of the project Arktika was launched on June 16, 2016. The first ship of a series Sibir laid down on May, 26, 2016 is also under construction. The icebreakers are scheduled for commissioning till 2020.
On July 25, 2016 the Baltic Shipyard in St Petersburg (part of United Shipbuilding Corporation) laid the keel of Ural, Project 22220’s second series-produced nuclear icebreaker. The icebreaker’s body is to be built entirely from shipbuilding steel supplied by OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK).
In total, MMK will supply 15,000 tonnes of steel for Ural. MMK metal has also been used in the construction of the first Project 22220 icebreakers – the flagship Arktika and the first series-produced icebreaker Siberia.
MMK accounts for over 50% of all metal supplies used in Russia’s shipbuilding industry.
New offices to meet demand for shipping services as opportunities open up in Far East
GAC Russia is expanding eastwards with the opening of new branches at Nakhodka and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
This latest development means it is the only ship agent with a presence throughout the interconnected Arctic region and Far East: at Murmansk, Kandalaksha, Sabetta, and now Nakhodka and the capital of the Sakhalin region, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
July 28, 2016
Norwegian offshore vessel owners REM Offshore and Solstad are merging to weather the downturn in the sector.
The agreement announced on Thursday will see REM Offshore merging with a subsidiary of Solstad and REM chairman and controlling shareholder Åge Remøy becoming a key shareholder in Solstad.
The merged companies will operate a combined total of 62 vessels. The combined fleet of the two companies of CSV vessels will be operated by Solstad from its head office, while the combined fleet of PSV vessels will be operated from the current REM head office.
Singapore offshore services firm Swiber Holdings has made an application to wind up the company and place it into provisional liquidation.
Russia's Gazprom is continuing its efforts to push for increased gas demand stimulation in China as part of its plans for supplying the country with gas via pipeline after 2018.
The prospects for Chinese gas demand growth are not as strong as they were a few years ago, which has dampened Beijing's appetite for increasing its options for Russian gas imports.
Now Gazprom is pushing to help create more demand, signing last month a new MoU agreement with China's state-owned CNPC on building gas-fired power stations in China.
Next summer, the first Brent topside is due to be removed and taken to shore for dismantling and recycling. It will involve the heaviest lift ever to be carried out at sea – marking yet another milestone for a project that has set the benchmark for engineering feats in the North Sea.
Russia’s fleet of nuclear-powered icebreakers is the key element of several Arctic projects. Icebreakers’ tasks are to escort vessels delivering cargoes for military bases in the Arctic, to support large scale projects on development of Arctic shelf, etc. Building up of the national fleet of icebreakers is underway.Far-sailing plans.
July 25, 2016
Russia’s second serial project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreaker Ural has been laid down in St. Petersburg on July 25.
Aluminum alloys have been used for many years in the shipbuilding industry. There are two characteristics that make them particular useful: their light weight and their corrosion resistance in marine environments.
Navantia, the fifth-biggest shipbuilder in the world, brought a Spanish navy frigate to Halifax Monday (July 25) in a bid to show what it can bring to Canada’s program to rebuild its navy.
The government is set to start consultations for an ambitious plan to merge 13 state oil firms to create a giant corporation whose revenue dwarfs global energy major Chevron which competes with US conglomerate General Electric in the Fortune-500 ranking.
The U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier isn’t ready for warfare.
The $12.9 billion USS Gerald R. Ford - the most expensive warship ever built - may struggle to launch and recover aircraft, mount a defense and move munitions, according to the Pentagon’s top weapons tester. On-board systems for those tasks have poor or unknown reliability issues, according to a June 28 memo obtained by Bloomberg News.
July 21, 2016
Group reaffirms guidance for 2016 with revenue growth forecast at 4%-6% year on year
ITALY-based shipbuilder Fincantieri posted a €5m ($5.51) net profit for the first half of 2016 versus a €19m net loss a year ago as demand for cruise vessels remained strong.
Iran has been linked to shipbuilding orders worth up to USD 2.4 billion at South Korean yards, providing them with the much-needed boost as they scramble for new orders.
Specifically, Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and oil producer Iranian Offshore Oil Co. (IOOC) are said to have reached preliminary agreements with Korean shipbuilding majors for which Iranian firms are yet to secure required financing.
Korean construction firms and shipbuilder alike are facing a historic dearth in orders from overseas as they teeter on the brink of insolvency.
Overseas orders have been the mainstay of both industries, but now the global slump compounded by falling oil prices is threatening their very existence.
For example, Samsung Heavy Industries, one of Korea's top three shipbuilders, has yet to win a single overseas order this year.
The last order was in October 2015 for four oil tankers from Malaysia's AET for US$200 million. No such dearth has been seen since 2009.
Sept. 6-9, 2016 • Hamburg, Germany
Sept. 8, 2016 • Hamburg, Germany
Sept. 29, 2016 • Rotterdam, Netherlands
Oct. 4-7, 2016 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Oct. 4-6, 2016 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Oct. 13, 2016 • Singapore
Oct. 18-20, 2016 • Vung Tau, Vietnam
Oct. 18-20, 2016 • Vung Tau, Vietnam
Oct. 18-21, 2016 • Kish Island, Iran
Oct. 25-28, 2016 • Dalian, China
Oct. 25-27, 2016 • Copenhagen, Denmark
Dec. 5-7, 2016 • Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Dec. 7-9, 2016 • Guangzhou, China
Jan.31 - Feb.2, 2017 • Paris, France
March 27-29, 2017 • Fujairah, UAE
May 30 - June 2, 2017 • Oslo, Norway
June 28 - July 2, 2017 • Saint Petersburg, Russia
Sept. 19-22, 2017 • Saint Petersburg, Russia
Nov. 7-10, 2017 • Rotterdam, Netherlands