Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., the world’s third-largest shipyard, expects orders for drilling vessels and offshore platforms to increase 18 percent this year, helped by higher fuel prices.
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…
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.
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
In a major boost for the tourism industry, the world’s largest cruise line – Carnival Cruise Lines – has announced that it will base one of its cruise ships fulltime in Australia.
Wilhelmsen Ships Service opens Tunisia distribution site13.01.2011 (Ships Service)Wilhelmsen Ships Service has opened a new office in Sousse, south of Tunis and conveniently located between Tunisia’s main ports.
Raymarine’s commitment to excellence in service standards and customer support is being further extended with its new three-year warranty.
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.
The lines of a 9,000 TEU container ship series were significantly improved in a joint venture of the Chinese design office Maric and Germanischer Lloyd’s subsidiary FutureShip. Shipowners Schulte Group (Germany) and Costamare Inc. (Greece) had requested the design review in order to optimize the vessel’s efficiency.
Yesterday BDI went as low as 1480!
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.
Sinotrans Shipping, the major Chinese drybulk carrier operator, is to acquire the VLCC ‘Grand Sea’ for HK$780 mill ($100 mill).