Yangzijiang inks $415m in bulker orders

Yangzijiang Shipbuilding racked up $415.3m in bulker orders in the last three months of 2010. The Singapore-listed, Chinese shipbuilder inked contracts for 15 bulkers to be delivered between 2011 and 2013. The new contracts secured comprise three 47,500 dwt bulk carriers, four 49,500 dwt bulk carriers, a pair of 7,600 dwt bulk carriers and six…

BIMCO Reports – Flooding in Australia Affects Dry Bulk Shipping

The flooding in Queensland is primarily affecting the important coal export from Australia. Iron ore which is exported out of West Australia is not directly affected yet, even though that area has received much rain also. Lower steel production and thus also lower seaborne volumes of the two key dry bulk commodities is set to impact the market negatively over the next months.

MOL Introduces Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) for Tanker Fleet —

Yesterday MOL announced that the company has established a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) and started its use with the MOL tanker fleet. The SEEMP provides the most efficient vessel operation method (optimum route selection, appropriate maintenance, and so on considering slow steaming, ocean currents, and weather) to reduce CO2 emissions while ensuring safe operation and maintaining a strict operation schedule

Imtech Recieves Major Contract for Energy Efficient HVAC

Imtech (technical services provider in Europe and on the global marine market) has received a major order from the German shipyard Meyer Werft in Papenburg for the energy efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) technology on board of two new Norwegian Cruise Line cruise ships. Furthermore, an option has been agreed upon for providing HVAC technology on board two more cruise ships.

Viking Signs Major Contract with Stolt Tankers

VIKING Life-Saving Equipment, the market leader in marine and fire safety equipment, is on a winning streak with its innovative Shipowner Agreement servicing contracts being snapped up by shipowners in a series of increasingly large, global deals.