November 22, 2017
Milaha, a Qatar-based maritime transport and logistics conglomerate, has announced the launch of a direct feeder service between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Colombo and Chittagong will be the 7th and 8th new ports of call for Milaha this year, and are part of the significant service expansion since the beginning of 2017.
Alewijnse Marine has been awarded a contract by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) for the delivery, installation, commissioning and testing of the complete electrical fit-out for a new Damen Sigma 10514 Long Range Patrol Vessel. As the project progresses, Alewijnse staff will be deployed both at the DSNS shipyard in Vlissingen and at the local foreign yard. Alewijnse is also currently working with DSNS on a two-vessel order for ships of the same class for the Indonesian navy, the first of which was delivered in April this year.
Following Britannia’s P&I European Members’ Forum in Athens earlier this month, the Club also hosted an Asian Members’ Forum on 21st November in Hong Kong.
November 21, 2017
Dutch fishing company Ekofish Group has contracted Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam to build a new twin-rig fishing trawler. The design and on-board equipment of the new vessel will all be in line with Ekofish’s dedication to sustainable fishing methods.
Addressing government trade negotiators in the OECD Working Party on Shipbuilding at a workshop on 'green growth' in Paris today, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) asserted that the shipping industry could only be environmentally sustainable if it is economically sustainable too.
November 20, 2017
ShipServ is pleased to announce the appointment of Philip Uhrskov Nielsen as its Business & Account Director for EMEA (Europe Middle East and Africa). Mr Nielsen will be responsible for building new relationships with shipowners and operators in primarily Greece and Southern Europe, which dynamically continues to expand its share of the global fleet.
The Ulstein-owned vessel, ‘Blue Queen’, has been awarded a 6-year contract by Wagenborg Offshore to support Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM) and SHELL UK Exploration & Production (Shell UK) with their offshore operations in the Southern North Sea.
Optimarin is announcing another first for the ballast water treatment (BWT) segment. The Norwegian-headquartered BWT specialist, which has focused exclusively on the development of environmentally friendly systems since its foundation in 1994, has become the first manufacturer to offer a five-year parts and servicing guarantee. It’s a move that, according to CEO Tore Andersen, has the potential to redefine what shipowners expect from suppliers in this ultra-competitive sector.
November 16, 2017
The technology group Wärtsilä continues its success in providing highly efficient, fully integrated propulsion solutions for fishing vessels with yet another valuable order. Lunar Fishing Company Ltd, based in Scotland, is replacing its existing 'Lunar Bow' purse seiner trawler with a new ship having the same name. The primary considerations were to achieve both economic and environmental benefits through selecting the market's most efficient propulsion machinery. The vessel is being built at the Karstensens Skibsvaerft shipyard in Denmark and the order with Wärtsilä was booked in October 2017.
November 15, 2017
Azimut Benetti is the largest network producing mega yachts. In order to predict the cost of new designs fast and reliable, Azimut Yachts evaluated the cost management system "CostFact". After an in-depth evaluation of the regression module, Azimut Yachts decided to implement CostFact for the calculation in the everyday business.
The ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation) has described the coming into force of the ILO Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 – ILO188 – tomorrow, 16 November as having the potential to open up a new era for millions of fishers worldwide. The ITF has been an active supporter of the new convention from its birth to this new landmark point.
November 14, 2017
At a conference hosted on 14 November by Numeca International, Marco Bovio, Senior Research Hydromechanics Engineer at Damen, presented details of internal research CFD based project ‘Gone With The Wind’ (GWTW). For the past two years Damen has been conducting a review of CFD technology and its applications in the maritime industry, and GWTW has been addressing one specific aspect of this. Its purpose, to look at the capability of CFD to accurately model the aerodynamic forces that act upon vessels above the waterline, as a separate analysis to those CFD studies that focus on the interactions that occur below the surface.
Ingeteam, an independent supplier of electrical conversion equipment, has announced today that it surpassed the milestone of 40 GW of installed wind power capacity worldwide thanks to record sales of its converter product lines. This significant achievement underpins the growth the company experienced in its core markets, with an addition of an impressive 10 GW globally in just two years.
November 10, 2017
The ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation) is standing ready to support its Dutch affiliate Nautilus NL/FNV Waterbouw as it resists plans by marine services and dredging company Boskalis to ditch and replace 20 crew members on five vessels.
Caterpillar is pleased to announce the Motoren GmbH & Co. KG facility has received IMO III notice of compliance from the classification society DNV-GL for its M 25 E Medium-speed Marine Engine Platform. Caterpillar Motoren GmbH & Co. KG is one of the first engine manufacturers to release an IMO III factory certified medium-speed engine group for main propulsion and auxiliary applications.