IHI bags newbuilding

Japanese company Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd (IHI) announced on Tuesday that IHI AMTEC, subsidiary of IHIMU has bagged a marine environment vessel from Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. The newbuilding contract values at JPY1bn (US$12m).

STX OSV inks platform supply vessel contract

South Korean-owned STX OSV bagged a contract for a platform supply vessel (PSV). The Singapore-listed shipbuilder said it had secured a contract for the design and construction of a PSV for an undisclosed international customer.

Konecranes Introduces Boxrunner

Terminal quayside container unloading operations need to be linked flexibly with yard stacking operations. The new Boxrunner straddle carrier from Konecranes is the flexible link between ship-to-shore cranes and automated yard cranes.

Maersk Drilling Orders Two Jack-Up Rigs

Maersk Drilling, an entity within the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group, has signed a contract with Keppel FELS Limited in Singapore for the construction of two ultra harsh, high capacity jack-up drilling rigs. The first rig is scheduled for delivery at the end of 2013, with the second rig following seven months later.

ABS Announces Christopher J. Wiernicki to Become CEO

ABS President and Chief Operating Officer Christopher J. Wiernicki will assume the duties of Chief Executive Officer of ABS following the classification society’s annual meeting in April 2011. Robert D. Somerville, currently Chairman and CEO of ABS, will relinquish the CEO responsibilities while remaining Chairman of both ABS and the ABS Group of Companies.