May 30, 2015
June issue MM#2(52) will be released on 21.06.2015. Brief on articles is available on the official web-site of the publication.
May 29, 2015
Project 22220 series of nuclear-powered icebreakers is being built to the class of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS). The keel laying of the first serial ship took place at the Baltic Shipyard on 26 May 2015. RS class notation: ĘĚ✪ Icebreaker9  AUT2-ICS EPP. The pilot ship is being built at the yard since 2013. All in all, three nuclear-powered ships of the project are planned for construction to the RS class.
At the ceremony, the heads of the Atomfflot, the Baltic Shipyard and the RS Branch Office for Nuclear Vessels signed a Keel Laying Acceptance Report of the first serial nuclear-powered icebreaker, project 22220.
The French manufacturer of heavy haulage vehicles NICOLAS Industrie SAS, part of the worldwide leading TII Group, designed, manufactured and delivered a special self-propelled transporter, the NICOLAS Multiwheeler, for the newly founded company Russian Gas Turbines LLC. (RGT).
NICOLAS has been chosen to design and manufacture this self-propelled heavy transporter with very specific and unconventional technical requirements because of its vast expertise in the field of special vehicle construction.
On June 2nd, 2015, the keel-laying of 2 multipurpose small-draft salvage vessels, project MPSV12, will take place at Nevsky Shipyard.
4 vessels are being built for the Direction of State Contractor of Marine Transport Development Program. The project is developed by Marine Engineering Bureau-Design-SPb, JSC.
LR recently signed a significant contract with COSCO Zhoushan Shipyard in China for the classification of seven new 3,600 teu container ships. Owned by Maersk Line, the vessels will be built to Danish Flag and have a length of 200 meters and a breadth of 35.2 meters.
The ships will be built according to LR’s Rules and Regulations and will have Ice Class 1A (Finnish-Swedish ice class) and delivery is planned to take place from April to November 2017. The design company is OMT (Odense Maritime Technology).
This is the first time in the shipyard’s eleven year history that it will build container ships and the project gives LR opportunity to continue the long and successful co-operation with the shipyard.
Thome Group, one of the world’s leading ship management companies, is pleased to announce that it has established a local presence in Norway by opening a new office in the premier shipping and ship-finance district of the nation’s capital, Oslo.
Norway is one of the premier ship-owning nations and its offshore fleet is the world’s second largest, which is why this marketplace is so important to Thome Group, which was established in Singapore 52 years ago.
Hamburg welcomes you on board
In recent years, Hamburg / Germany has become an international hotspot for the cruise industry.
This September the north German port city will bundle its cruise-themed events: based on the motto "Hamburg welcomes you on board", both the general public and professionals from the cruise sector are invited to join the ten-day programme of events in Hamburg from 04 September to 13 September 2015.
Highlights will include the public festival Hamburg Cruise Days and Seatrade Europe, Europe's leading cruise industry event.
May 29, 2015 - Matson, Inc. today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Horizon Lines, Inc. which includes Horizon's Alaska operations and the assumption of all non-Hawaii business liabilities.
Separately and immediately preceding the completion of the Transaction, Horizon completed the sale of its Hawaii trade lane assets and liabilities to The Pasha Group for $141.5 million.
Matson will continue Horizon's long operating history in Alaska with a three vessel deployment of diesel powered Jones Act qualified containerships that provide two weekly sailings from Tacoma to Anchorage and Kodiak, and a weekly sailing to Dutch Harbor.
In addition, Matson will be operating port terminals in Anchorage, Kodiak and Dutch Harbor and acquiring several reserve steam powered Jones Act containerships that may be used for dry-dock relief.
Establishes Raytheon Anschuetz USA LLC in San Diego
May 29, 2015 - Raytheon Company announces the launch of its new subsidiary, Raytheon Anschuetz USA LLC, located in San Diego, Calif.
Raytheon Anschuetz USA LLC reinforces customer care and support for Raytheon Anschütz navigation systems in the United States for commercial ship owners and shipyards as well as government entities, including the Coast Guard, Military Sealift Command, Navy, and Army.
May 29, 2015 - The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $46.4 million contract for planning efforts in support of maintenance and modernization work on USS Montpelier, a Los Angeles-class attack submarine. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.
May 28, 2015
Leading global liner shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has joined Lankhorst Ropes’ ‘Rope Recycling’ scheme. The scheme allows maritime companies to include Lankhorst mooring and towing ropes in their environmental sustainability policies.
Environmental issues are at the forefront of the challenges facing the maritime industry. The ‘Rope Recycling’ scheme is a key part of Lankhorst Ropes’ ‘Through Life, For Life’ service, providing operators with a portfolio of rope service life support and sustainability benefits unmatched in the maritime industry.
The first in a series of 27,500 cbm ‘Dragon’ class vessels ordered by Evergas, a world renowned owner and operator of seaborne petrochemical and liquid gas transport vessels, is being delivered from the Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering (SOE) shipyard in China today.
The vessel features a comprehensive Wärtsilä solutions package, including two Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines, Wärtsilä propulsion equipment including the gearbox, two Wärtsilä 20DF auxiliary generating sets, a Wärtsilä LNG fuel system and a Wärtsilä cargo handling system. The various systems are fully integrated to achieve maximum efficiencies. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in the beginning of 2013.
19 contracts for 10 vessels within 1 year
May 28, 2015 - Electrical system integrator Alewijnse Marine Systems is celebrating the first anniversary of delivering electrical services and maintenance to vessels at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque. Twelve months after it began work there, the results are well above expectations with 19 contracts fulfilled for 10 vessels, representing a strong start.
Today (28 May), the Korean Register - an IACS member classification society - formally opened the world’s first Green-ship Equipment Test Certification Center in Gunsan, Jeonbuk, Korea.
This large-scale facility will be operated by KR and has been built with the full support of Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and the governments of Gunsan City and Jeolla-buk province.
U.A.E based offshore jackup rig builder Lamprell Energy Ltd., will implement SSI's "EnterprisePlatform" software solution to allow their engineering team to automate manufacturing processes.
As one of the world's leading constructors of new-build jackup drilling rigs, Lamprell is continually seeking ways to increase efficiency. Lamprell is therefore investing in an innovative software application from SSI (developer of ShipConstructor software).
May 29, 2015
Russia is set to build an unrivalled fleet of Arctic class icebreakers: a decision has been made on designing of the Leader Icebreaker with the capacity of up to 130 MW able to break through Arctic ice of any thickness; extension of the series of 60 MW nuclear icebreakers is under discussion. Besides, special port service icebreakers of new generation projects will be built for Arctic terminals of Sabetta and Novy Port.
May 26, 2015 - The Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg has started building the Sibir - the first serial nuclear icebreaker of Project 22220 for the Rosatom state corporation.
The contract to build two serial nuclear icebreakers of Project 22220, worth 84.4 billion rubles ($1.7 billion) was signed between the Baltic Shipyard and Rosatom in May 2014. The construction of the head ship of Project 22220 Arktika has been underway at the shipyard since 2013.
According to Rosatom, Russia’s nuclear icebreaker fleet currently numbers six nuclear icebreakers, one container carrier and four service ships. The fleet’s task is to ensure stable operation of the Northern Sea Route as well as access to areas of the Extreme North and the arctic shelf.
The demand for Russian gas is expected to rise within the next 15 years and the need for new transportation facilities for future gas deliveries is now on the rise, Gazprom head Alexei Miller claimed.
Serbia has accepted the US call to reduce dependence on Russian gas and orient on the project of Azerbaijani gas supplies to Europe.
A consultant with Japan’s largest gas company said they are interested in building a $3.5 billion pipeline to obtain Russia’s natural gas at half the cost of its LNG.
Tokyo Gas, Japan’s largest gas company, would like to build a gas pipeline from Sakhalin, Russia, to central Japan, Shigeru Muraki, a consultant for the company, said at the third annual Russian-Japanese Forum on Cooperation in Business, Technology and Culture in Tokyo. Muraki said the 1,500 long pipeline would cost $3.5 billion.
The Japanese market eyes opportunities for import of clean energy from Finnmark.
Japan is interested in having long-term connections with stable suppliers of clean energy. While Norway has more clean energy than the country can use, Japan’s self-sufficiency rate is only 6 percent.
Norwegian and Japanese companies are interested in the possibilities for export of energy from Norway to Japan in the form of hydrogen by using the “Power to gas” technology.
The transportation could go through the Northern Sea Route, the shortest way from Norway to Japan.
The spring season in China has just passed, but for Chinese shipyards it has certainly not been a season of rejoicing that is typically associated with spring. With the shipbuilding sector battling through a prolonged recession and the consolidation continuing at an unrelenting pace, many Chinese shipbuilding enterprises, even those that were once doing well, have collapsed.
Future maritime trade routes such as Arctic shipping lanes could challenge Singapore's position as a global shipping hub, but boosting efficiency and capacity will help the Republic's port stay competitive and relevant.
OneSubsea has been awarded a $330million contract for subsea production systems relating to a gas project offshore North Africa.
The scope of the supply for the 13-well development includes subsea production equipment, tooling and installations and commissioning services.
May 28, 2015
Venezuela and Russia's top oil producer, Rosneft, have agreed on around $14 billion in investment in the South American OPEC country's oil and gas sector, President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday (May 27) evening.
Swiss commodity trader Trafigura has become a major exporter of Russian oil as sanctions have squeezed Kremlin-backed companies’ access to credit and led to a shake-up of how Moscow sells its crude.
MISC Bhd, a shipping arm of Petronas, has set aside USD 1 billion for capex (capital expenditure) in 2015, which will mostly go towards the financing of five liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier newbuilding resales acquired earlier this year, Malaysian daily Bernama reports.
May 27, 2015
Moscow has finally given up on the Mistral deal. Now Russia and France will dicuss only the sum that Paris should pay Russia for the failed contract.
During the negotiations on the Mistral deal Russia and France have discussed only one question - the sum of the compensation.
Some three months after its powerful new tanker combine was established, Gener8 Maritime has filed for a $100m initial public offering (IPO) in New York.
The new company, which has private equity backing, was formed from General Maritime and newcomer Navig8 Crude, deploys a formidable fleet of 25 crude tankers of all sizes, with a further 21 VLCCs on order.
June 2-5, 2015 • Oslo, Norway
July 1-5, 2015 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Aug. 27-29, 2015 • Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
Sept. 2-3, 2015 • London, UK
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
Oct. 7-8, 2015 • Antwerp, Belgium
Nov. 3-6, 2015 • Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Dec. 1-4, 2015 • Shanghai, China
Dec. 8-10, 2015 • Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
March 16-18, 2016 • Singapore
June 6-10, 2016 • Athens, Greece
Sept. 6-9, 2016 • Hamburg, Germany