Leading fleet management systems provider, BASS won its first contract with a company that is part of a large cluster of tanker managers on the island of Donsö in Sweden, paving the way for possible further contracts in that area.
Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd has ordered four 13,200-teu containerships at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).
Cargotec’s MacRack solution for side-rolling hatch covers has won the International Bulk Journal’s (IBJ) environment protection award. IBJ Awards judges were impressed by the MacRack system, which is based on environmentally-friendly electric-drive technology that offers shipowners energy savings, and eliminates hydraulic oil leaks along with the need to fit hydraulic pipework on board.
Imtech N.V. (technical services provider in Europe) announces that it will supply the technical infrastructure in ‘green’ data centres for BT in the Netherlands and BT in Germany. Imtech will provide a total solution on the basis of Design, Build & Maintain. CO2 emissions will be reduced by 40%. Imtech’s CEO René van der Bruggen:…
Somali pirates have seized a Liberian cargo vessel and are believed to be holding its crew of 24 hostage. The European Union’s anti-piracy force, EU NAVFOR, said the pirates used small arms and rocket-propelled grenades to attack the MV Renuar about 2,000km off the Somali shores on Saturday. This was the second incident last week…
Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider, has been awarded the contract to supply the propulsion equipment for a new, state-of-the-art, research vessel.
Emerson Process Management’s new Raptor tank gauging system makes it easy to install the devices needed today and add or replace units in the future. This flexibility protects users’ investments so that refineries and tank farms can easily become and stay efficient. Additional benefits include lower installation costs, high accuracy, and built-in safety features.
STX Finland Oy and United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) have formed a joint venture company, which will specialize in arctic shipbuilding technology. An agreement for the formation of the new company, Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Oy, was signed today in St. Petersburg in a meeting with the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and the Finnish Prime Minister Mari Kiviniemi.
A South Korean trawler sank suddenly and without warning off Antarctica Monday, killing up to 22 fishermen, with its owners saying it may have collided with an iceberg. Rescuers said the 22 men from the No. 1 Insung had no chance to don protective gear as they scrambled to escape the trawler and were presumed…
The New World Alliance (TNWA), which includes Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), APL, and Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), will introduce a direct Vietnam-to-North Europe service for the first time next month.