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July 28, 2016

Damen makes opening move in decom market

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.

Global Eagle Entertainment Completes Acquisition of Emerging Markets Communications

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. 

Moore Stephens says shipping must disclose or risk being exposed

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.

CTSP annouces half-year 2016 operating results

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%.

Rivertrace showcases products at SMM

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

Technip awarded by Woodside large subsea contract for Greater Enfield development

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).

New Voyage Data Recorder by Highlander

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 Turbochargers once again ready to meet you at SMM

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 makes breakthrough finding for ultra-large container ships

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).

FPT Industrial Powers G20's River Security In China

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.

Sino-Global Signs Strategic Cooperation Agreement with COSCO Logistics

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

RS class: new nuclear icebreaker Ural laid down

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.

Record-setting icebreaker made from MMK Steel is laid down

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.

GAC Russia expands eastwards

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.

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REM and Solstad to merge to weather offshore downturn

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.

Swiber goes into liquidation

Singapore offshore services firm Swiber Holdings has made an application to wind up the company and place it into provisional liquidation.

Russia's Gazprom continues efforts for gas demand creation in China

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.

Shell Prepares for the World's Heaviest Lift

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.

Far-sailing plans

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 Lays Down Nuclear-Powered Ural Icebreaker at Baltic Shipyard

Russia’s second serial project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreaker Ural has been laid down in St. Petersburg on July 25.

Shipbuilding: Good Practice in Welding Aluminum

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.

Spain looks for piece of shipbuilding pie

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.

Government set to start talks on merging 13 state oil companies to create behemoth

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.

Global oil companies keen to tap opportunities in India

Navys $12.9 Billion Carrier Isnt Ready for Warfare, Memo Says

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

Fincantieri first-half net profit lifted by shipbuilding segment

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.

Report: Iran Ordering USD 2.4 Bn Worth of Ships in Korea

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.

Shipbuilding, Construction Orders from Overseas Plummet

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.

Saudi Aramco signs contracts to build $13bn Fadhili gas project

Coming Events
Maritime Vortal
September, 2016


Sept. 6-9, 2016 • Hamburg, Germany

Digital Ship during SMM

Sept. 8, 2016 • Hamburg, Germany

The Maritime CIO Forum Rotterdam

Sept. 29, 2016 • Rotterdam, Netherlands

Direct Email
October, 2016

Offshore Marintec Russia

Oct. 4-7, 2016 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia


Oct. 4-6, 2016 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia

The Maritime CIO Forum Singapore

Oct. 13, 2016 • Singapore

Oil & Gas Vietnam (OGAV)

Oct. 18-20, 2016 • Vung Tau, Vietnam

Marine Vietnam 2016

Oct. 18-20, 2016 • Vung Tau, Vietnam


Oct. 18-21, 2016 • Kish Island, Iran

Shiptec China 2016

Oct. 25-28, 2016 • Dalian, China

Danish Maritime Fair

Oct. 25-27, 2016 • Copenhagen, Denmark

December, 2016

Saudi Transtec 2016

Dec. 5-7, 2016 • Dammam, Saudi Arabia

INMEX China 2016

Dec. 7-9, 2016 • Guangzhou, China

January, 2017

Euromaritime 2017

Jan.31 - Feb.2, 2017 • Paris, France

March, 2017

Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum

March 27-29, 2017 • Fujairah, UAE

May, 2017

Nor-Shipping 2017

May 30 - June 2, 2017 • Oslo, Norway

June, 2017

International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS-2017)

June 28 - July 2, 2017 • Saint Petersburg, Russia

September, 2017


Sept. 19-22, 2017 • Saint Petersburg, Russia

November, 2017

Europort 2017

Nov. 7-10, 2017 • Rotterdam, Netherlands

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