November 25, 2014
Maritime Market magazine presents new Media-kit. The magazine invites companies to conclude advertising contracts for 2015.
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November 24, 2014
Nov. 24, 2014 - Samsung C&T Corporation, our affiliate, has been awarded a contract by PETRONAS Gas Berhad to build a re-gasification terminal in Johor, Malaysia, with its partner Science-Tech Solutions (STS) Sdn. Bhd. PETRONAS Gas Berhad is a subsidiary of national oil company.
Samsung C&T Corporation will execute the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) work of the re-gasification terminal which has a send-out capacity of 5 million tons per annum and two 200,000m3 LNG storage tanks. Construction is expected to be completed by April, 2018.
Nov. 24, 2014 - AVEVA today announced the opening of its new office in Aberdeen, further strengthening its growing global network. The office will offer sales and support for all of AVEVA’s solutions and services with a strategic focus on the region’s globally recognised oil & gas sector.
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract with Shell for a Pusnes permanent mooring system. Contract value is around EUR 20 million.
"We are very happy to finalise this large contract," says Jan Martin Grindheim, Vice President, Offshore Mooring Systems at MacGregor. "It is strategically important to maintain our market share in the Gulf of Mexico and to maintain our position as a supplier of high-end offshore mooring systems," notes Mr Grindheim.
We are pleased to announce that two of our newbuilding ERRVs, VOS Faithful and VOS Famous, have been named in ceremonies held today, Monday 24 November, at Nanjing East Star Shipyard in China.
VOS Faithful and VOS Famous are scheduled for delivery to Vroon in the coming months and will be operational in the North Sea next spring.
Nov. 24, 2014 - Leading Jack-up Rig Leg Specialist, HOIDI International Pte Ltd’s production division, Tianjin HOIDI Group Co. Ltd. have signed a GUSTO MSC CJ50-X120-E rig leg component fabrication & construction contract for the COSL HYSY944 CJ50 Project with China Merchant Heavy Industry Co., Ltd.
Nov. 24, 2014 - MSC Cruises has started a fleet-wide optimisation enabled by Marlink to improve shipboard VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) connectivity. MSC Cruises is the first cruise line in the world to benefit from the iDX 3.2 software and X7 modem from iDirect, and will receive enhanced service delivery and performance, resulting in higher throughput and richer end-user functionality for ship management, passengers and crew.
Following successful tests of the new iDirect X7 modem in August 2014, Marlink began the complete rollout across the 12 ships of the MSC Cruises fleet in October 2014. The higher bandwidth that the new technology offers boosts data rates to create an online experience for MSC Cruises’ guests that is comparable to terrestrial wireless broadband.
MAN Diesel & Turbo has received an order for an MAN 8L32/44CR engine to power a newbuilding trawler for Fishermen’s Finest, the US fishing concern. The 32/44CR engine order is significant on two counts in that it represents the first CR engine sold to the American fishing segment that is fully US EPA Tier II-compliant and is, simultaneously, a first reference for MAN Diesel & Turbo in the important, domestic fishing industry.
ROTTERDAM-based law firm AKD says a recent decision of the Dutch courts means that shipyards in The Netherlands may no longer be able to rely on the right to retain a vessel while awaiting payment for work done. As a result of this unexpected decision, shipyards could be forced to completely rethink their strategy on obtaining security, at a time when money remains tight in the shipping industry.
Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has been successful in two categories of this year’s awards, presented by the leading international specialist magazine International Bulk Journal (IBJ). In Rotterdam, TPS received the Crane of the Year award for its Terex® Quaymate M50 mobile harbour crane, launched in spring 2014.
In addition Dr. Mathias Dobner, Vice President Development, Engineering & Operation at TPS, was named Personality of the Year. Since 2009, IBJ has presented these awards. They are considered some of the most sought-after prizes in the bulk materials handling market.
November 21, 2014
Rosneft commenced shipment of crude oil extracted at the Northern Tip of Chayvo license off the coast of Sakhalin, with the first tanker carrying Sokol-grade crude leaving port on November 21.
The tanker was loaded at the Sokol single-point oil terminal located 5.7 km east of DeKastri Terminal, Khabarovsk Krai. DeKastri is the first terminal in Russia to ship crude oil year round amid the harsh environment of the Arctic.
Nov. 20, 2014 - GTT, world leader in the design of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of LNG announced the order of a new FSRU which will be built by the Korean shipbuilding Company Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).
The regasification unit is expected to be delivered in 2017 and will be built with the proven Mark III technology. The cargo tanks will be equipped with an optimized containment system configuration to allow all partial filling ability.
This FSRU will be the fifth one in the series at HHI and the seventh one in total owned by the Norwegian Company Höegh LNG, and equipped with GTT membrane.
Havyard Ship Technology AS has signed a contract with an international shipping company for the design and building of two more Havyard 843 Ice offshore icebreakers.
In November 2013, Havyard Ship Technology signed a contract for building of one Havyard 843 Ice icebreaking offshore vessel. An international shipping company has now ordered two vessels of the same type with some minor design changes.
The contract for the second vessel is signed with a minor subject to be lifted by Havyard. The ships are designed by Havyard Design & Solutions in Fosnavåg and will be built at Havyard Ship Technology's shipyard in Leirvik in Sogn.
The ships, which will be assigned the newbuild numbers 128 and 129, are scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter 2016. The contracts for the two vessels are worth just over NOK 1 billion in total.
Historic agreements reached with Carnival Corporation and China State Shipbuilding Corporation
Nov. 21, 2014 - Fincantieri, the world leader in the construction of cruise ships, has signed two memorandums of understanding, respectively with Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise line, and with China CSSC Holdings Limited, controlled by CSSC (China State Shipbuilding Corporation), China’s largest shipbuilding conglomerate, which operates in different sectors.
These historic agreements aim to explore the possibility of joint ventures in cruise shipbuilding for the Chinese market. This would be an unprecedented, three-way collaborative effort to build the first-ever cruise ships to be made in China.
Pioneer in digital navigation presents the latest version of its Web Map Service
Transas Marine has launched Transas Web Map Service (WMS) to provide transparent and easy access to navigation charts through common interface. Access to comprehensive mapping data is a powerful tool for developers of online web-based and mobile apps who can now use Transas' top-notch technology to build their own applications.
November 24, 2014
The biggest new navy vessel in almost two decades is ready to be handed over to the Northern Fleet.
The 4500 deadweight ”Admiral Gorshkov” is the first of Russia’s new series of frigates. Two years after schedule, the ship is now getting prepared to leave the Northern Yard in St. Petersburg and head towards Severomorsk in the Kola Peninsula.
Review of Maritime Transport says world container port throughput exceeded 650 million 20-foot equivalent units in 2013.
Reflecting stumbling growth in the world economy, world seaborne shipments grew by an average of just 3.8% in 2013, taking total volumes to nearly 9.6 billion tonnes, UNCTAD's Review of Maritime Transport 2014 reports. Much of the expansion in seaborne trade was driven by growth in dry cargo flows, in particular bulk commodities, which grew by 5.6%, the Report says. Meanwhile, world container port throughput increased by an estimated 5.6% to 651.1 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in 2013.
The new report also reveals that the size of the world fleet reached a total of 1.69 billion deadweight tonnage in January 2014, following 4.1% growth in 2013. Bulk carriers accounted for 42.9% of the total tonnage, followed by oil tankers (28.5%) and container ships (12.8%).
Russia’s leading icebreaker yard, the Baltiysky Zavod, is more than two years behind schedule in the contruction of the country’s new generation diesel-engined icebreakers.
November 23, 2014
Moscow will seek new partners in countries that have not imposed sanctions on it if Western oil and gas companies pull out of projects with Russia, RIA news agency quoted Energy Minister Alexander Novak as saying on Saturday (Nov. 22).
The sanctions over Russia's role in the Ukraine crisis have targeted the delivery of oil technology, goods and services, aiming to make it harder for Moscow to access new oil sources.
Russian energy ministry plans output at 505-520 million tons of oil.
Sanctions, low energy prices and increasing competition in LNG market make Russia think hard about optimization of Arctic activities regulations and facilitation of import substitution. There are proposals to establish a Ministry for Arctic Development and to integrate all northern regions into a single Arctic cluster.
November 21, 2014
Hungary plans to break ground next year on its stretch of the South Stream pipeline to send natural gas from Russia to Europe. It is in defiance of EU and US calls to halt the project over frosty relations with Moscow.
One major reason Hungary has thrown its support into South Stream is the lack of a better option since the EU-backed Nabucco pipeline, which was supposed to deliver gas from Azerbaijan to Europe, failed.
The gas will be exported to Europe as part of the second stage of the Shah Deniz gas condensate field development in 2020, Southern Gas Corridor company head Afghan Isayev said during the "Oil and Gas Week 2014" conference in Baku Nov. 21.
He said that the gas supply to Turkey will begin as part of this project in 2018.
“The gas will be supplied to Europe due to the expansion of the South Caucasus Gas Pipeline up to 23.4 billion cubic meters per year, as well as the construction of the Trans-Anatolian and Trans-Adriatic Gas Pipelines,” Isayev said.
Ports are set to dominate container shipping strategy with the focus on terminal productivity and capacity expansion, industry analysts said at the JOC Group’s Port Performance Conference Europe in London.
“Ports are coming back to the center, as they strive to keep pace with the growth in ocean container volumes, Trevor Crowe, director of Clarkson Research Services.
A modest base case annual growth rate of 5 percent through 2024 will increase the number of container “lifts” by the world’s ports to 1.15 billion from an estimated 692 million this year, Crowe said. An 8 percent annual growth rate would lift the number of lifts to 1.32 billion.
November 20, 2014
Samsung has bowed to shareholder pressure and axed a proposed Won2.5tn ($2.25bn) merger of its shipbuilding and engineering units, in a decision that could complicate moves by the company’s founding family to transfer power to the next generation.
“The companies that design and build ships and marine technology have been integrated in United Shipbuilding Corporation. We must admit that we are lagging far behind the leading global producers in this sector even on the domestic market, not to mention the global market. This is a very specific and difficult market, and the business itself is difficult too.
However, we plan to more than double labour efficiency in the shipbuilding sector by 2030. We also need to increase the share of shipbuilding exports under military-technical cooperation contracts from 10 to 25 percent and the share of civilian products to 22 percent,” said RF Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
This article, which is focused on shipping activity and coastal marine biodiversity in the Arctic, is part of a series highlighting issues from the CAFF's landmark Arctic Biodiversity Assessment.
November 19, 2014
Middle East will become the major source of oil by 2020 as the USA’s tight oil output and non-OPEC supply will decline worldwide, said International Energy Agency (IEA).
By 2040, world energy supply will be divided into four equal parts: low-carbon sources (nuclear and renewables), oil, natural gas and coal.
Italian energy giant Eni on Tuesday (Nov. 18) signed a preliminary deal to move into offshore oil and gas exploration in Turkmenistan, expanding Italy's foothold in the isolated Central Asian nation.
Eni said it had signed a memorandum agreeing "to explore the possibility of extending Eni's activities to Turkmenistan's offshore sector of the Caspian Sea."
The Italian oil and gas group also agreed to extend its operations in the Nebit Dag onshore area until 2032.
The Altai gas pipeline will go directly to China from Western Siberia, bypassing other countries that have offered to let the interconnector run through their territories.
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Dec. 8-10, 2014 • Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Dec. 10-12, 2014 • Guangzhou, China
March 11-14, 2015 • Istanbul, Turkey
March 18-20, 2015 • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
March 26-28, 2015 • Beijing, China
April 21-24, 2015 • Moscow, Russia
May 19-21, 2015 • Moscow, Russia
June 2-5, 2015 • Oslo, Norway
July 1-5, 2015 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Sept. 7-9, 2015 • Gdansk, Poland
Sept. 15-18, 2015 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Sept. 22-25, 2015 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Sept. 23-25, 2015 • Mumbai, India
Oct. 7-9, 2015 • Jakarta, Indonesia
Nov. 3-6, 2015 • Rotterdam, The Netherlands
March 16-18, 2016 • Singapore