MHI Designs a Conceptual 14 000 TEU!

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has completed the conceptual design of the “MALS-14000CS,”*1 a New Panamax*2 size 14,000 TEU*3 (twenty-foot equivalent unit) container vessel that will contribute to the prevention of global warming. The MALS-14000CS adopts the company’s proprietary Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System (MALS), which reduces frictional resistance between the vessel hull and seawater using air bubbles at the vessel bottom produced by air. Incorporating the MALS, along with today’s most advanced high-efficiency ship hull design and propulsion system, the vessel will be capable of reducing emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), a major greenhouse gas (GHG), by 35% compared with container carriers of conventional design.

ABB wins $50 million service contracts for offshore wind farms

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth more than $50 million from the German transmission system operator, TenneT TSO (formerly transpower), to provide maintenance services for the grid connections of offshore wind farms located in the North Sea off the coast of Germany. The three-year contract has extension options.

LastPass, a Great Application for Mariners on the Road

Being a part of the maritime industry many times means that your also a part of a truly international business with a lot of travels as a “bonus”. It also means spending a lot of time in airports, hotels etc.. To keep in touch with family and friends when travelling most of us use the internet as it offers so many good and cheap ways to get updated. The down side is all the passwords that you have to remember on the different social network, forums, email, and so on. I came across very neat program the called the LastPass.

Grand Alliance Announces Winter Program for Far East-Europe Services

Grand Alliance members Hapag-Lloyd, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) have announced a Winter Program between Europe and the Far East by adjusting capacity to the seasonal demand of our customers. In order to ensure continuation of the service network, Loop D will offer bi-weekly sailings. This temporary service adjustment was…

MOL Achieves Continuous Operation of Main Engine in All Load Ranges

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the company has verified continuous operation of the main engine in all load ranges, by increasing the output of the engine’s auxiliary blower motor. Generally, the main engine of an ocean shipping vessel takes air into the combustion chamber using an auxiliary blower for…

Hamworthy pumps prime for Brazil offshore!

Gusto BV has specified seawater lift pumps and electric fire pumps from Hamworthy for installation on board the Cidade de Paraty floating production and storage offshore (FPSO) vessel, due for delivery into Brazilian waters in 2013.

Site update!

I have added some information on a ship monitoring and control system. You will find it under “ship” in the main menu!