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Sunday, July 21, 2019

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Photo courtesy of Fincantieri

Vard to Build Another for Coral Expeditions

Fincantieri’s subsidiary Vard Holdings Limited (Vard), one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels, signed a contract with the Australian cruise operator Coral Expeditions for the design and construction of a second expedition cruise vessel. The unit will be named “Coral Geographer”, sister ship of “Coral Adventurer” which entered the owner’s fleet last April.As for the first vessel of the class, “Coral Geographer” will be 93.4 meters long, will have a guest accommodation capacity of 120…

Color Carrier. Photo: Color Line

Color Line Expands Oslo-Kiel Freight Route

The Norwegian shipping company Color Line said that its newly purchased ro-ro ship M/S Color Carrier sailed for the first time from Hjortneskaia in Oslo to Kiel in Germany.Color Line can transport approx. 80,000 trailers annually on this stretch. This corresponds to a continuous string of trailers from Oslo to Tromsø in the far north of Norway."This initiative is an important contribution to strengthening the environmentally friendly sea route that represents a collective solution for the transport of goods," said CEO Trond Kleivdal.

Photo courtesy of Viking Line

ALMACO Onboard Viking Line’s New Cruise Ship

ALMACO secured the order to build 1121 passenger and crew cabins plus all the galleys, bars, pantries and provision stores, including cold rooms, freezers and walk-ins, for Viking Line’s newbuild at Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. (XSI) shipyard in China. For the accommodations portion of the order, ALMACO’s contract includes visual turnkey with some background works for all passenger and crew cabin areas as well as crew public areas.The catering areas delivery involves the visual turnkey installation, including flooring, wall and ceiling stainless steel panels, of approximately 800 sq.

Images: Viking Line

Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Starts Building Viking Line Vessel

The production of Viking Line’s new passenger cruise ship started at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry (XSI) shipyard in China.The first steel plates are being cut in the traditional Steel Cutting ceremony. The new vessel will be one of the most climate-smart ships in the world. The project has involved extensive engineering and development work with the intention to create a unique new-generation passenger ship.The collaborative project has engaged several suppliers in Finland and Europe.

Nik Scott-Gray (Photo: Montrose Port Authority)

Montrose Port Receives $2 Mln Investment

Montrose Port Authority, a support and service hub for the energy industry, has received a £1.5 million ($2 million) Ports Mode Shift Grant from the Scottish Government.Following on from a period of significant investment for Montrose Port Authority, the funding feeds into the port’s strategic growth plans which will allow larger cargo vessels to dock in Montrose.The Grant will support the development of two new North quaysides – berths seven west and eight. This will increase the port’s capacity…

Photo: Unifeeder A/S

Unifeeder Rolls out First Retrofitted LNG-Powered Shortsea Box Ship

The world first shortsea container vessel with LNG is operated by Unifeeder. Unifeeder offer multimodal shipment by the world’s first LNG container vessel. The environment has always been a major factor when the European industry choses partners. At Unifeeder, we are proud of being front runners operating and testing the first retrofitted LNG container vessel in the world, says Shortsea Director Niels Kjaer-Richardt. The positive impact on the environment is significant. Environmentally friendly solutions are asked for whenever we discuss annual contracts with our customers.

Photo courtesy of Rolls-Royce

Parliamentary Under Secretary Beckmeyer Visits Rolls-Royce

Uwe Beckmeyer, Parliamentary Under Secretary of the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, visited Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG in Friedrichshafen. Dr. Ulrich Dohle, company CEO who also chairs the MTU Friedrichshafen subsidiary, explained the low-emission diesel engines of the future. MTU is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems within the Land & Sea division of Rolls-Royce. MTU's engine portfolio was presented to Under Secretary Beckmeyer in a tour of the Training Centre and Assembly Shop. Beckmeyer is the German government's coordinator for the maritime industry.

Midnight Sun

Totem Inks LNG Conversion Deal with Keppel

Totem Ocean Trailer Express announced that it has signed a contract with Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd, wholly owned subsidiary Keppel Shipyard Ltd for the conversion of  the  Midnight Sun to dual fuel liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion. This is the world’s first major conversion of a large RO/RO vessel to LNG. The work will begin in December and is expected to be completed in 90 days. Once complete, the Midnight Sun will emit fewer air and greenhouse gas emissions, reducing emissions of particulate matter by 91 percent…

Reach Subsea has secured a deal worth up to Nkr70 million

Reach Bags Technip ROV Work

Reach Subsea has secured a deal worth up to $10.3 million with Technip to provide remote-operated vehicle services on a newbuild subsea construction vessel to be supplied by Eidesvik Offshore. Eidesvik Offshore and Reach Subsea have in partnership entered into a firm contract with Technip in Norway. Reach will execute the contract using Eidesvik Offshore's newbuild TBN Viking Neptun, equipped with Reach ROVs and manned by Eidesvik marine personnel and Reach ROV personnel and engineers.

One of the two Terex® rail-mounted gantry cranes at pier 2 of the Durban Container Terminal. Both cranes were manufactured in the Terex facility at Boksburg, South Africa.

Two Terex® RMG Cranes for S. Africa

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has strengthened its presence in the largest container terminal in Africa. Two Terex® rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs) are now in operation at Durban Container Terminal, run by Transnet Port Terminals (TPT), a subsidiary of state-owned Transnet SOC Limited. The new Terex RMGs are each equipped with a rotating trolley and have a span of 22.5 m, a lifting height of 11 m and a lifting capacity of 41 t under spreader. Powered by the terminal's electricity supply, they serve the rail terminal on pier 2 where they are replacing two 25-year-old cranes.

Shipping Experts Tackle Problems in Asia

Maritime industry leaders have called for greater collaboration and consolidation in Asia to tackle challenges such as the rise over capacity, talent shortages and environmental sustainability, which are impacting the potential of the industry. Speaking at an industry insights briefing today ahead of the launch of Sea Asia 2015, the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore Assistant Chief Executive (Development) Tan Beng Tee; PIL Managing Director and Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) Chairman S.S.

Well Boat: Image credit Zamakona Yards

Wellboat Order for Spain Shipyard

Sølvtrans has signed a contract with  Zamakona Yards for the construction of another well-boat (live-fish carrier). Delivery is scheduled to early 2014. The vessel is a sister ship of Rojna Polaris, currently under construction at Zamakona Yards, and in addition, Solvtrans has entered an option for two additional vessels with delivery in second half of 2014 and first half of 2015. The investment, amounting to some NOK 250 million (€ 22 million) per vessel, will be funded through a combination of internal means and bank loans.

Sølvtrans Orders Ship from Spanish Shipyard

Sølvtrans has signed a new contract with the Spanish shipyard Zamakona Yards for the construction of a new 3,200 cu. m. well-boat. Delivery is scheduled to early 2014. The vessel is a sister ship of Rojna Polaris, currently under construction at Zamakona Yards. Further, the company has entered an option for two additional vessels with delivery in second half of 2014 and first half of 2015. The investment, amounting to some NOK 250 million (€ 22 million) per vessel, will be funded through a combination of internal means and bank loans.

Fuel Cell Power Generation Systems Shipped Out by Ballard

Canada's Ballard Power Systems ships Initial 100 ElectraGen™ Systems for backup power in wireless telecom networks. The company's first 100 ElectraGenTM fuel cell power generation systems have been shipped to Cascadiant Inc. and Inala Technologies, Ballard distributors in Southeast Asia and South Africa, respectively. These are the first 100 systems shipped subsequent to a recent transaction through which Ballard acquired select assets from IdaTech, a Ballard customer for the past several years.

Vestfold University, MARIS Enter ECDIS Training Agreement

Vestfold University College (HiVe) and MARIS have entered a co-operation agreement covering MARIS ECDIS900 product specific training. The co-operation will see HiVe offering tailor made, product specific hands-on training for the MARIS ECDIS, covering electronic charts and updates. The agreement will establish closer co-operation on research. HiVe will run product specific training courses on state of the art equipment, deploying its extensive in-house Maritime competence. HiVe offers a full range of research and development capability.

Vestfold University College enters co-operation agreement with MARIS AS

Vestfold University College (HiVe) and MARIS have entered a co-operation agreement covering MARIS ECDIS900 product specific training. The co-operation will see HiVe offering tailor made, product specific hands-on training for the MARIS ECDIS, covering electronic charts and updates. The agreement will establish closer co-operation on research. HiVe will run product specific training courses on state of the art equipment, deploying its extensive in-house Maritime competence. HiVe offers a full range of research and development capability.

Fleet Advantage CEO Finalist for Entrepreneur Award

Ernst & Young LLP has announced that Fleet Advantage's CEO John Flynn is a finalist in the "Emerging" category of the company's awards competition, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011. The program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. According to Ernst & Young, Flynn was selected as a finalist from nearly 100 nominations by a panel of independent judges.

CMA CGM Group Launches its Eco-calculator

CMA CGM Group announces the launching as from April of an eco-calculator accessible to all its customers via its e-business platform. Measuring the environmental impact of their supply chain has become an increasingly important issue for many companies. To meet this demand, the CMA CGM Group will be making available to customers a new service starting in April 2011: the eco-calculator. Accessible to all the Group’s customers as part of the on-line solutions offered by CMA CGM via e-business…