July 30, 2016
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July 29, 2016
Wilson Sons Ultratug Offshore, a joint venture between Wilson Sons and the Chilean maritime services provider Ultramar, has taken delivery of a Damen PSV 5000.
The vessel was built at Wilson Sons shipyard in Guaruja, Brazil. The delivery is the first of a two-vessel contract, with the second vessel due for completion later in 2016.
New 3,934-Passenger Vessel Scheduled to Enter Service in Spring 2018
July 29, 2016 - Carnival Cruise Line announced today that Carnival Horizon will be the name of its new 133,500-ton ship scheduled to be delivered in March 2018.
Currently under construction at Fincantieri's shipyard in Marghera, Italy, Carnival Horizon will be the line's second Vista-class ship, with the namesake vessel in the series, Carnival Vista, having entered service in May 2016.
July 29, 2016 – Vard Holdings Limited, one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialized vessels, is pleased to announce that it has secured a contract for the design and construction of three vessels for an undisclosed client.
The aggregate contract price is approximately USD 70 million. Details of the contract will be disclosed in due course.
Robert Allan Ltd. and Sanmar Denizcilik A.S. are pleased to announce a significant milestone in their ongoing relationship. Scheduled to be launched later this year, a RAstar 2800 will mark the 150th tug that Sanmar has built to a Robert Allan Ltd. design.
This milestone tug, the first of 6 custom designed for Svitzer’s new “Silver Bullet” project, reinforces the position of Sanmar and Robert Allan Ltd. as world leaders in tug design and construction.
July 28, 2016 – Van Oord has reached agreement on the acquisition of the offshore wind activities of Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems GmbH, a German company active in the engineering, construction and installation of foundations for offshore wind parks and harbour construction. The agreement covers the acquisition of assets and employees related to the offshore wind activities.
Shell Australia has awarded DOF Subsea a five-year contract with 2x two year options to provide a fulltime underwater services and multi-purpose supply vessel (MPSV) to the Prelude FLNG facility.
Prelude FLNG, the largest floating facility ever built, will produce, liquefy, store and transfer LNG at sea. The facility will be located in Western Australia.
Despite the current weakness in LNG shipping rates, Drewry maintains its bullish long-term outlook for LNG shipping and believes that the market will require more vessels than listed on the current orderbook, according to the latest edition of the LNG Forecaster report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.
Following on from 3Si’s recent announcement of their US-based group company Revere gaining USCG approvals, 3Si itself is now pleased to announce it has added a 3Si branded range of the USCG/SOLAS liferafts to its product offer.
The range includes throw-over and davit-launched models, which are available in a variety of sizes from 4 to 25 persons. A space and weight saving low profile version is also available and all rafts come complete with SOLAS A or SOLAS B equipment packs.
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%.
In the 1st half of 2016 OJSC “Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg” (SP SPb, part of UCL Holding) handled 3.79 mln tons of cargoes which is by 11% less that within the same period of the last year.
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 29, 2016
Russia’s Defence Ministry has integrated the resources of 95 civil vessels with a total capacity exceeding one million tons and six seaports for logistic purposes in the Arctic.
Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu told the Ministry’s board that the President gave instructions for the formation of a transport system that would guarantee Arctic sea routes would be economically viable.
A consortium including Oboronlogistika, Sovfracht and FESCO has been tasked with developing a unified tariff policy for transport services.
The Russian Navy is reportedly considering the creation of a force of military icebreakers and ice-class attack ships based on the newest nuclear icebreakers. Their task would be security of the Northern Sea Route and protecting Russia’s Arctic borders.
On July 29, 2016, Sevmash OJSC (Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk Region; part of USC) laid down nuclear-powered multipurpose submarine of Yasen-M class.
The nuclear-powered submarine named Perm will be the fifth in the series of Yasen-M ships designed by the St. Petersburg based Malakhit Central Design Bureau.
Nuclear submarine Severodvinsk, the lead Yasen class ship of the series built by Sevmash was delivered to RF Navy on June 17, 2014.
"Service maintenance of nearly 640 ships and vessels of the Russian Navy was provided [in 2015 - TASS]. Shipyard repair of seven Russian Navy’s ships was completed," USC official said.
Russia and India are discussing a delivery of three new guided missile frigates for the Indian Navy, the deputy chief of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) said Friday (July 29).
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.
The maritime business has long been known for being cyclical. In times of growth and high profits, ship owners have positive cash flows and they order new capacity. This capacity, however, takes time to be delivered.
There are waiting times, because shipbuilding berths tend to be full in times of prosperity; any new construction will only be started two to three years after it has been ordered, and then the construction itself can take up to one year.
Singapore offshore services firm Swiber Holdings has made an application to wind up the company and place it into provisional liquidation.
South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd on Friday said a 1.58 trillion won ($1.41 billion) order placed in 2013 for a fixed oil production platform has been cancelled.
Daewoo Shipbuilding said a European company placed the order and had cancelled due to deterioration in its global operating environment.
Gazprom is looking into constructing small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants in eastern Russia in order to better serve the Chinese market.
July 28, 2016
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.
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.
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