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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Cement Carrier News

Photo:  Algoma Central Corporation

Algoma Signs JV with Nova Marine for Global Cement Carrier Fleet

Canada-based Algoma Central Corporation has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with Nova Marine Holding of Luxembourg to establish a fleet of cement carriers to supply infrastructure projects across the globe. Algoma will own 50% of the joint venture, which is to be named NovaAlgoma Cement Carriers or NACC. "We are very excited about the opportunity this investment with Nova presents," said Ken Soerensen , President and CEO of Algoma. The demand for modern efficient cement carriers continues to increase globally.

CNCo Vancouver opening ceremony. From left: Graham Clarke, Founding Chairman, VIMC;  Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade & Technology, British Columbia; Chris Daniells, Commercial Director, CNCo; Bernard Huizenga, General Manager, Corporate Business Development, CNCo Americas. Photo: CNCo

China Navigation Company Opens Vancouver Branch

China Navigation Company (CNCo), part of the Swire Group, has expanded its presence in North America by establishing a branch office in Vancouver, Canada.The opening ceremony was graced by Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade & Technology, British Columbia, who unveiled a plaque in the CNCo office located at W Hastings Street.Minister Bruce Ralston said, “The Province recognises the significant contribution that The China Navigation Company makes to the shipping industry worldwide.

Graham Gajewski

New Hires at Great Lakes Towing, Shipyard

The Great Lakes Towing Company & Great Lakes Shipyard announced this week that it has made two new hires. Graham Gajewski has been named naval architect, reporting to Jonathan Leivo, director of engineering, and Patrick Owens has been named operations coordinator, reporting to Lindsay Dew, director of operations and compliance, both working in the Cleveland offices. Gajewski earned his Bachelor of Engineering – Naval Architecture at the State University of New York Maritime College and is a licensed USCG Unlimited Tonnage Third Mate.

Combination photo of rescue of 14 crew members of MV Coastal Guard by Indian Navy and Coast Guard. (Courtsey: Twitter handle of Sitanshu Kar, spokesperson of ministry of defence)

Indian Navy, Coast Guard Save 14 From Sinking Vessel

In a swift response to an SOS from a distressed offshore coastal vessel, the Indian Navy and Indian coast guard rescued 14 people from the crew of the Indian flag cement carrier ship, MV Coastal Pride, that sunk 75 nautical miles off the coast of Daman, on Wednesday morning. It was after a call by the vessel, Navy and Coast Guard swung into action to rescue 14 crew members of the vessel. What ensued was a dramatic rescue of 14 crew members. "In a swift response to an SOS from a distressed offshore coastal vessel MV Coastal Pride…

 A new cement carrier for JT Cement will feature a 6-cylinder Wärtsilä 34DF main engine, making it the first bulk carrier to adopt Wärtsilä's multi fuel capability.

Bulk Carriers to Adopt Wärtsilä Dual-Fuel Engine Technology

The increasing use of LNG as a marine fuel is further emphasized with the latest order for Wärtsilä's dual-fuel engine technology. A new cement carrier being built at the Scheepswerf Ferus Smit yard in the Netherlands will feature a six-cylinder Wärtsilä 34DF main engine, making it the first bulk carrier to adopt Wärtsilä's multi fuel capability. The ship has been ordered by JT Cement, a joint venture between Erik Thun AB of Sweden and KG Jebsen Cement of Norway. In addition to the main engine…

(Photo: Leif Pape)

Second LNG-powered Cement Carrier Delivered

Dutch shipbuilder Ferus Smit has delivered the second LNG-powered cement carrier, MV Ireland, to owners JT Cement, a joint venture between Swedish shipping company Erik Thun AB and Norway’s KG Jebsen Cement. MV Ireland, along with sister vessel MV Greenland delivered in December 2015, are the first ever dry cargo vessels with an LNG fuelled propulsion system and LNG tanks integrated inside the hull, the builder said. The newbuild’s design incorporates a pressurized LNG tank positioned in the foreship.

Image courtesy of Ferus Smit

Ferus Smit Building LNG Powered Cement Carrier

The first unique LNG powered ship that Ferus Smit has on order for Erik Thun A.B. will be built and equipped as a dedicated cement carrier. The ship will be delivered to the joint venture JT cement, in which Erik Thun AB cooperates with KG Jebsen Cement from Norway. There is an option for a second vessel of the same design. The vessels cargo system will consist of a fully automated cement loading and unloading system, based on fluidization of cement by means of compressed air. The cargo system is designed and delivered by KGJ cement, a company also part of the KG Jebsen group.

Focusing on Super Eco System

ClassNK’s Super Eco Ship for Coastal Trade

As the Industry waits for the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India to roll out the much hyped policy to boost Coastal Shipping and Inland Waterways transport, ClassNK & Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) took the first step to conduct a workshop on “Super Eco Ship For India Coastal Trade” as a strategy to be first to cash in on the opportunities when the policy gets implemented. Held in Mumbai last week at the IRS auditorium, both the classes presented to the gathering of ship owners…

M.V. ‘Greenland’ bn 423. Photo by  Ferus Smit

LNG Cement Carrier Greenland Ready for Launching

LNG-powered M.V. Greenland, a dedicated cement carrier, will be launched on October 31 at Ferus Smit Westerbroek Yard in the Netherlands. The vessel will be one of the first ever dry cargo vessels with an LNG fuelled propulsion system. This unique design incorporates a pressurised LNG tank positioned in the foreship. M.V. Greenland is a dedicated cement carrier build for the joint venture JT cement, in which Erik Thun AB  cooperates with KG Jebsen Cement from Norway. While sailing on LNG…

Photo credit CSRIO

Ship Exhaust Gas Emissions in Australia Quantified

Research by CSIRO & Australian Maritime College estimates that about 30% NOX and 20% SOX harmful emissions emanate from shipping. The authors of a recent research paper, Dr Ian Galbally from CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, and the Australian Maritime College’s Dr Laurie Goldsworthy estimate that approximately 30 per cent of anthropogenic nitrogen oxide emissions and 20 per cent of oxides of sulphur emissions generated in the Australian region may come from shipping. These are non greenhouse gases which have the potential to affect the air quality near coastal regions…

Drydocks World Delivers 5 Vessels

Drydocks World – Southeast Asia Pte. Limited (DDW-SEA), the Southeast Asian subsidiary of Drydocks World, announced the deliveries of vessels Endeavor, Greatship Ahalya, Mermaid Vision and Ark Dartmoor from their Drydocks World – Nanindah yard and Armada Tuah 104 from their Drydocks World – Pertama yard. The Endeavor, a fully pneumatic self discharge cement carrier designed by Shiptech Pte. Ltd. was delivered to Endeavor S.N.C., a subsidiary of Setaf Saget of France, a company of the Bourbon Group.

Photo: Nauticor

New Milestone for Nauticor`s LNG Bunker Operation

Nauticor has conducted the largest-ever LNG bunkering operation in Germany in the Elbehafen in Brunsbüttel. The hopper dredger "Scheldt River" received 85 tons of the environmentally-friendly fuel in a truck-to-ship operation this week. Additional LNG bunker operations for "Scheldt River" are already scheduled for the Elbehafen. On Monday, February 12th, Elbehafen Brunsbüttel, part of Brunsbüttel Ports GmbH, has established itself once again as an appropriate location for liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker operations.

Cypriot-registered Cemfjord was spotted in the waters of the Pentland Firth, north of Scotland, on Saturday

Search Suspended for Missing Crew of Cemfjord

The search for eight crew missing from the cement carrier, ‘Cemfjord’ which capsized and sank in the Pentland Firth has been suspended this evening, with no sign found of the missing crew. The lifeboats completed their search areas earlier this afternoon and returned to shore. The helicopter, coastguard rescue teams, fixed wing aircraft and HMS Somerset continued to search but sadly, by last light this evening nothing was found. The families of the missing crew have been notified.

Bourbon Q3 Report

Bourbon's third-quarter revenues came to 246.8 million euros, up 3.1% compared with the same period in 2008 (-2.8% at constant exchange rates), due to satisfactory growth in the Offshore Division which offset a sharp decline in the Bulk Division. In the first nine months of the year, Bourbon posted revenue growth of 8.3%, the increase being stronger in the early months of the year, while revenues were virtually stable at constant exchange rates. The value of the dollar strengthened by 11% during the period, at 1.37 dollar/euro compared with 1.52 for the same period in 2008.

IMO Approval, OptiMarin Ballast System

OptiMarin AS has received Type Approval Certificate for the OptiMarin Ballast System (OBS). The Type Approval Certificate has been issued by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Administration and confirms OptiMarin’s compliance with IMO’s International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship’s Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004. The OptiMarin Ballast System has been tested extensively at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) in accordance with IMO’s G8 guidelines with excellent results.

Photo: The China Navigation Co.Pte.Ltd

Naming Ceremony for CNCo Newbuilding

Following the naming of its new cement carrier, MV Aotearoa Chief, in New Zealand yesterday, The China Navigation Company (CNCo) christened its last newbuild, MV Tunsin, on 16 November at the Imabari Shipyard in Japan. Tunsin is the 241st CNCo newbuilding and the 86th vessel in this series. CNCo ordered four handysize bulk carriers (Imbari38 loggers) from Imabari Shipbuilding in 2014. Deliveries of the first three vessels, MV Taiyuan, MV Tientsin and MV Tsingtao took place between July and October this year.

MV Greenland (Photo: Ferus Smit)

LNG-powered Cement Carrier Delivered

Dutch shipbuilder Ferus Smit announced it has delivered the world’s first LNG-powered cement tanker, MV Greenland. The delivery was preceded by an extensive program of trials and tests in which the proper working and safety of all systems was verified. Finally on Wednesday, December 23,  MV Greenland left the harbor of Delfzijl on her first commercial voyage to Rostock where she will receive her first cement load. M.V. Greenland is a dedicated cement carrier build for the joint venture JT cement, in which Erik Thun AB cooperates with KG Jebsen Cement from Norway.