May 24, 2018
The technology group Wärtsilä is utilising its strong in-house capabilities to create further advances in operational efficiency and safety for ship owners and operators. The latest in the company’s drive towards harnessing innovative and creative technologies to build more sustainable and cost-efficient shipping took place in a successful testing programme onboard the cruise ship ‘Costa Atlantica’, belonging to Carnival’s Costa Crociere fleet. The testing enabled the crew to have better understanding of the ship’s trim, thereby enhancing both safety and efficiency. This has been made possible through the combined use of Wärtsilä’s Eniram Trim and Nacos Platinum systems.
Compagnie Maritime Monégasque (CMM) and Damen Shipyards Group (Damen) have joined forces to introduce a fast, safe and reliable Fast Marine Access crew change solution for the Brazilian market using a Damen FCS 7011. The solution looks to transfer personnel between shore and the ever more distant deep sea offshore platforms and flotels. The FCS 7011 focuses on increased safety, cost reduction and comfort, while offering a high speed solution to complement existing helicopter transfers.
May 23, 2018
Konecranes has won another order for two Konecranes Gottwald Floating Cranes. The order was placed by Winning Logistics Company Limited in the first quarter of 2018. With these new cranes, Winning has ordered eight such cranes in a short time.
The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has formally approved Inmarsat’s ‘Fleet Safety’ solution as a new service to support the Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS).
May 22, 2018
22 May 2018, Jotun Australia is very pleased announcing the introduction of yachting products to the Australian Yacht and Superyacht industry. With reputation for quality, technical support and service, customers are now offered complete yacht coatings solutions.
The technology group Wärtsilä’s Fuel Gas Supply Systems have passed a significant milestone with the 100th order being booked. Two new shuttle tankers being built for Singapore based AET Tankers will feature Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel auxiliary engines running primarily on LNG fuel, and fitted with LNGPac units. This contract brought the total number of orders received for this innovative system to 100.
First introduced in 2009, the Wärtsilä LNGPac has played an important role in establishing the viability of LNG as a marine fuel. The system comprises a bunkering station, the LNG fuel tank and related process equipment, as well as the control and monitoring system. The LNGPac fuel system can be offered as a standalone product, or as part of a complete propulsion system.
Specialist safety equipment supplier and consultants Ocean Safety Ltd are preparing the fishing community for significant changes being introduced following findings by the Marine Accident and Investigation Bureau (MAIB) from a number of recent accidents at sea.
Rolls-Royce has been selected to supply its MT30 gas turbine to power a new class of frigates for the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF).
The selection means Japan is the fifth nation to select the MT30 for a major naval ship building programme.
May 21, 2018
IACS member, Korean Register (KR) has significantly updated its SeaTrust-HullScan software to offer much faster operating speeds and many more functions.
SeaTrust-HullScan V2 is a specific software package developed for the structural strength analysis of bulk carriers, double hull oil tankers, containers ships based on KR's Rules and the Harmonized CSR.
Digitally driven services through ABB Ability™ Collaborative Operations Centers bring decisive shift towards remote vessel management techniques.
Twelve months after Miramar, Florida, became the third of ABB’s “Level 1” Collaborative Operations Centers to open its doors, 24/7 remote support for ships anywhere in the world is already the new normal for close to 1,000 vessels.
May 18, 2018
Rolls-Royce and Finnish shipowner Finferries have signed a collaboration agreement to jointly develop strategies and solutions to optimise the safety and efficiency of marine operations through developing the technology for decision supporting systems and to demonstrate remote and autonomous ferry operations.
May 14, 2018
Work has begun at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque on the conversion of the trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Samuel de Champlain from diesel-electric propulsion to dual-fuel capability combining MGO and LNG. A ceremony was held at the yard to mark the first cutting of steel for the prefabrication of a new section of hull that will hold the new generators and other equipment.
Rolls-Royce and AXA Corporate Solutions have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to explore ways in which they can combine their respective products, to bring a new offering to the marine market, utilising Rolls-Royce Ship Intelligence systems and equipment and AXA’s risk analytics capabilities to support current sailing and future vessels.
May 11, 2018
Region: Russian River, Azov / Black Sea, Caspian
Trade: Coaster shipments
Prolonged May weekend during 18-19th weeks, devaluation of the lira, Turkish trade attaché leave of absence and the price rise in the domestic grain market led to the fact that freight rate in the Azov region, as expected at 17 week, continued to decline. Workable rates maintain 18 USD per ton basis voyage ex Rostov to Marmara with wheat. This is 1 USD less than level of the last week.
Due to the continuous currency fluctuations of the Turkish lira, last week lira / USD ratio achieved a year-low - 4,288 per 1 USD, Traders notice decline of import ability of Turkish buyers who carry on executing contracts but avoid new deals until the currency stabilizes.
May 09, 2018
In a ceremony held last Friday, the keel-laying ceremony for Bibby Marine Services’ second Damen SOV (Service Operations Vessel) 9020 WaveMaster vessel took place at Damen Shipyards Galati, in Romania. This event takes place less than a year after Bibby Marine Services took delivery of its sister-ship Bibby Wavemaster 1. The new vessel is due for delivery in August 2019 and has been contracted by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and EnBW for maintenance operations on two windfarms in German waters; Hohe See and Albatros, both owned by EnBW and Enbridge. The final name will be announced after a competition within Siemens Gamesa and EnBW, however it will continue to be part of the Bibby WaveMaster series.