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GMC
March 04, 2015

Maritime Market #1(51), 2015

March issue MM#1(51) will be released on 21.03.2015. Brief on articles is available on the official web-site of the publication.


Global Internet service for Shipyards and Shipowners
March 03, 2015

RUSAL and FESCO sign agreement for freight forwarding at port Novorossiysk

UC RUSAL, a leading, global aluminium producer, and FESCO Integrated Transport LLC (FIT, part of FESCO Transportation Group) have signed an agreement for forwarding of up to 1 mln tons of RUSAL’s export cargo via port Novorossiysk. The contract is signed for one year.


European Commissions’ study on LNG as a shipping fuel shows industry's support

March 3, 2015 - The European Commission today presented the preliminary results of a study on the perception of the risks and opportunities of LNG as a shipping fuel.
The results show that stakeholders recognise the environmental advantages of LNG as a shipping fuel, but are still uncertain whether they offer a clear business case. At the meeting, held during the European Shipping Week, the European Commission discussed with LNG industry stakeholders the outcomes of the study.


Vessels for the Future – new research association to spur maritime transport’s competitiveness

Looking ahead to 2020 and beyond, both maritime and inland waterways will be under ever increasing pressure, as we use them for transport, recreation and commercially.
At European Shipping week, Dr Pierre C. Sames, Chairman of the European Research Association and Director of Maritime Technology, Research and Development at classification society DNV GL, introduced a new initiative - Vessels for the Future - which aims to improve shipping’s safety record, sustainability and global competitiveness.


Europe needs to be more proactive to prevent migrants deaths at sea

There is an urgent need within Europe to address the root cause of migrants at sea and the European Union needs to adopt a more proactive approach in preventing this human tragedy getting any worse.


MOL Expands Large-scale Containership Fleet

Building and Chartering Six 20,000 TEU Containerships for More Competitive Services
March 2, 2015 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) today announced that the company has signed a deal for construction of four 20,000 TEU containerships with Samsung Heavy Industries.
MOL also concluded an MOU for long-term chartering of two 20,000 TEU containerships with Shoei Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. The two containerships will be built at Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. The six vessels will be launched and delivered in 2017, and will serve the Asia-Europe service.


Dagong Rating Agency assigns AA credit rating to Gazprom Neft

Dagong Global Credit Rating Company Limited (Dagong), the major Chinese credit rating agency, has assigned Gazprom Neft an AA long-term credit rating with a stable outlook for obligations in Russian roubles.


Wärtsilä explosion proof (EX) -certified Ballast Water Management Systems ordered for new chemical tankers

A series of eight new 33,000 DWT chemical tankers, currently under construction in Asia, will feature Wärtsilä Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) each of which is certified for explosion proof (EX) requirements.
This means that the BWMS units can be installed in Zone 1 hazardous areas. It is an International Maritime Organization (IMO) requirement that the BWMS for ships having hazardous areas on board must be EX-proof certified. This contract, which was signed in January, is the first EX-system delivery since the Wärtsilä Aquarius UV system was granted EX-certification in spring 2014.


Index AR Solutions Announces Teaming Agreement with Newport News Shipbuilding

March 2, 2015 - Index AR Solutions (Index) and Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) announce a teaming agreement that will transform industry by providing engineering services using augmented reality (AR), which is the overlay of digital information on the real world.
The Index/NNS teaming agreement allows Index to use NNS' extensive AR intellectual property, use NNS' practical experience with dozens of AR pilots and projects, and lease NNS' growing team of AR experts for commercial clients.


Availon announces strong growth in Vestas turbines O&M servicing

Availon, the leading independent wind turbine O&M service provider, announced today the recent addition of over 100 MW of Vestas® turbine generators to its O&M service portfolio. These strong results underpin the success of Availon’s technology diversification strategy, which has been deployed internationally over the last few years.


March 02, 2015

AVEVA partners with EMC to deliver integrated solution for capital projects and asset operations

March 2, 2015 - AVEVA announced today that it has collaborated with EMC Corporation’s Enterprise Content Division to deliver an integrated software solution for the management and control of engineering data and associated documents.
Designed for the specific needs of Owner Operators (OOs) and Engineering, Procurement, Construction companies (EPCs) in the plant and power markets, the integration will provide increased efficiency and information accuracy to support safe and compliant capital project execution and asset operations.


Elcome International Announces Sales and Service Agreement with JRC

March 2, 2015 - Elcome International, the leading marine solutions provider and system integrator in the Middle East and one of the world’s largest marine technology suppliers, has signed a distribution agreement with Japan Radio Company (JRC) and its technology partner Alphatron Marine.
Under the agreement, the Dubai-based company will take on responsibility for sales and service of JRC and Alphatron Marine products in the Middle East, India and Sri Lanka. Elcome will also carry out annual performance tests for JRC Voyage Data Recorders and Simplified Voyage Data Recorders.


DHI joins WOC

Global Leader in Marine, Coastal and Water Sustainability Solutions Signs on to WOC
DHI - a global leader in marine, coastal and water science and sustainability - has joined the World Ocean Council. The company is seeking to better engage in sustainable development and stewardship of the marine and coastal environment through collaboration with the diverse international ocean business leadership community formed by the WOC.


Danelec Marine Offers Conversion Kits for Easy Upgrade of Older VDR and S-VDR Installations

March 2, 2015 - Danelec Marine today announced the availability of conversion kits to facilitate replacement of older shipboard Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) and Simplified Voyage Data Recorders (S-VDRs).
Danelec has designed a full range of adapter plates with pre-drilled bolt holes, as well as serial, digital and analog interfaces for older VDR brands. This makes for easy plug-and-play replacement of the bridge data units, microphones, memory capsules and other components, while reusing all existing interfaces, cabling and adapters.


BW LPG announces delivery of BW Carina

BW LPG Limited is pleased to announce that it has today (Feb. 27) taken delivery of BW Carina, the second Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) in its newbuilding program of eight VLGCs.
Including the BW Carina, the company now owns and operates a fleet of 37 vessels, comprising 21 owned VLGCs, 11 chartered-in VLGCs, five owned LGCs with six more VLGCs on order. BW LPG is the world’s largest Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) owner and operator, by number of VLGCs and by LPG carrying capacity.


Industry news
Hotchya
March 03, 2015

Russian Black Sea Fleet to get 3 surface ships, two submarines in 2015 - Ńaptain

According to the source, it's expected that at least one Project 1135.6 top-of-the-line frigate, the Admiral Grigorovich, will enter service in 2015.


China eyes ownership in Russian oil

Moscow invites Chinese companies to take on more than 50 percent in strategic fields. That will open China’s door to major Arctic resources.


Crewing - work at sea
March 02, 2015

Russia Invites China to Explore Arctic, Siberian Oil and Gas Fields

Russia is strengthening its energy ties with China, planning to involve Chinese investors in high-profitable oil and gas exploration projects.
Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich told journalists Beijing is welcome to enter both new and existing exploration projects, adding that Russia can provide its Eastern partner with controlling share, excluding shelf exploration projects.


‘No political obstacles’ to grant China 50% stake in Russian oil and gas fields - Deputy PM


Britain Blocks Russian Oligarchs' Deal to Buy North Sea Oil and Gas Fields

Britain has blocked a deal by Russian billionaires, Mikhail Fridman and German Khan, to buy 12 oil and gas fields in the North Sea as part of their acquisition of Germany's oil firm DEA from RWE, citing possible sanctions against Russia.
The decision is a blow to the oligarchs, who have sold a large chunk of their oil assets in Russia and want to turn their LetterOne fund into a top global energy player.


March 01, 2015

Shoygu: Military presence in the Arctic is a question of national security

Russia is prepared to protect its interests in the Arctic with military means if necessary, says Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu, pointing to the increasing interest in the region’s resources by countries with no direct access to the Arctic.


Russia Lays Groundwork for New Gas Pipeline in Europe

Thwarted in one attempt to build a gas pipeline to southeast Europe, the Kremlin is working with a small circle of allies to lay the groundwork for an alternative that would help it maintain leverage in its rivalry with the West.
Russia last year aborted South Stream, a $40 billion pipeline that was to have passed under the Black Sea and via Bulgaria, in the face of objections from the European Union.


Lithuania signs US deal to replace Russian gas

Lithuania said Saturday (Feb. 28) it had signed a trade agreement to buy liquified natural gas from the United States in a move aimed at reducing the EU Baltic state's heavy dependence on Russian gas deliveries.
Under the deal with Houston-based Chenier Energy company, the first LNG fuel is expected to arrive in Lithuania as early as next year.


February 27, 2015

Oil sails from Russia to Asia faster on smaller ships

With supertankers booked solid carrying cheap crude, smaller vessels are taking advantage of the opportunity by hauling record volumes of Russian oil to Asia.
Aframax ships that ply the route between the Russian port of Kozmino and North Asia in three days, compared with journeys of a month for supertankers from the Middle East, are carrying the most ever East Siberian Pacific Ocean Pipeline oil to China, South Korea and Japan.
The demand has pushed ESPO’s price to the highest since July versus benchmark Dubai crude, according to industry consultant KBC Energy Economics.


ExxonMobil says loses $1 bln from leaving JVs with Rosneft

U.S. ExxonMobil estimates losses from quitting joint ventures (JV) with Russian state-owned oil major Rosneft over the U.S. sanctions against the country at U.S. $1 billion as of late 2014.


Interview: Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)

We spoke with Koji Sekimizu, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, about the Polar Code, the IMO and the Arctic Council…


February 25, 2015

Application for Russia’s Arctic shelf claim out on tender

Russia has announced a tender for preparation of documents to back its claim with the UN to expand the boundaries of its continental shelf in the Arctic.


Deep findings

Russian ports should engage in dredging to keep from touching the bottom. Dynamic development of national port infrastructure necessitates large-scale dredging works. Their efficiency depends on improved legislation, attraction of worldwide leaders and construction of dedicated domestic fleet.
The above issues were discussed by industry representatives at the II International Forum of Dredging Companies arranged by Media Group PortNews.


GSI wins 18 new vessel orders for 2014

Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) said it has won 18 new vessel orders for 2014, totalling 2.6 million dwt.
The new orders were made up of MR tankers, as well as 50,000 dwt product and chemical tankers, a stock filing of GSI said. In its non-shipbuilding business, new orders comprising steel structures and machineries amounted to CNY1.6 billion (USD255 million).
In 2014, the yard commenced the construction of 23 vessels, launched 25 vessels, and completed 18 vessels.


Capacity of Arctic ports up 60% over next 15 years

The volume of shipments via Russia’s ports in the Arctic will grow by over 60% to 115 million tons per year, an official from the port association says.


Coming Events
IMDS
March, 2015

Europort Istanbul 2015

March 11-14, 2015 •  Istanbul, Turkey




INMEX Vietnam

March 18-20, 2015 •  Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam




China Maritime 2015

March 26-28, 2015 • Beijing, China



Equip4ship
April, 2015

FLNG Fundamentals, Design & Technology

April 20-23, 2015 • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia




TransRussia

April 21-24, 2015 • Moscow, Russia




Oil & Gas Africa

April 27-29, 2015 •  Nairobi, Kenya



June, 2015

Nor-Shipping 2015

June 2-5, 2015 • Oslo, Norway



July, 2015

International Maritime Defense Show (IMDS 2015)

July 1-5, 2015 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia



August, 2015

Oil & Gas Tanzania

Aug. 27-29, 2015 • Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania



September, 2015

BALTEXPO 2015

Sept. 7-9, 2015 • Gdansk, Poland




RAO/CIS Offshore 2015

Sept. 15-18, 2015 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia




NEVA 2015

Sept. 22-25, 2015 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia




INMEX SMM India

Sept. 23-25, 2015 • Mumbai, India



October, 2015

Indonesia Maritime Expo 2015

Oct. 7-9, 2015 • Jakarta, Indonesia



November, 2015

Europort 2015

Nov. 3-6, 2015 • Rotterdam, The Netherlands



December, 2015

Marintec China 2015

Dec. 1-4, 2015 • Shanghai, China



March, 2016

APM 2016

March 16-18, 2016 • Singapore




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