Wilhelmsen Ships Service opens in Vladivostok

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has opened its first warehouse in the Russian Federation. The warehouse is sited in Vladivostok, in the east of the country. The Vladivostok warehouse will enable the company to provide its range of products direct to customers in the far eastern region of the Russian Federation. At present the warehouse is just…

Cargotec secures orders worth EUR 80million

CARGOTEC CORPORATION, STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE, 23 SEPTEMBER 2010 AT 10 AM (EEST) In August Cargotec confirmed contracts for 275 MacGregor cargo handling cranes with a total value of more than EUR 80 million. The cranes are destined for 72 ships on order at various shipyards in China and South Korea, comprising 64 bulk carriers and…

New dry scrubber technology proven in field

MAN Diesel & Turbo has signed a cooperation agreement with an eye on upcoming emission regulations with German company, Couple Systems, to bring clean and efficient engine technology to the market. As an environmental technology leader within the marine world, Couple Systems has developed and patented DryEGCS®, a dry-scrubbing system suitable for marine applications. Extensive…

Berg Propulsion wins six vessel order in Ukraine

21 September, 2010 – Berg Propulsion has secured a significant new reference in Ukraine covering installation of propulsion equipment on board six heavy-duty shallow draft pusher tugboats due delivery to grain trader and ship owner Nibulon S.A. The vessels, to be built at Ukraine’s Wadan Okean Shipyard, will be ice strengthened for operation in harsh…

MAN Diesel & Turbo presents new propeller

MAN Diesel & Turbo presents a new high-efficient VBS propeller generation on their stand in Hamburg. A VBS Mk 5 version of the Alpha Controllable Pitch Propellers, which has been developed on the basis of the industry’s state-of-the-art design tools combined with the company’s vast experience accumulated from more than 7,000 propellers. The new programme…

AIS (Automatic Identification System)

Dear Readers, during the weekend the site been updated with a AIS page for vessel tracking. Please see the main menu. AIS is a system that enables identification and tracking of ships. It identifies the ships speed, course & vessel name. It makes is possible for ships to see each other and determine were the…

Hamworthy launches new offshore pump range

Hamworthy Svanehøj has launched the first of what will become an entirely new range of combined sea water lift and fire pumps that meet the requirements of the offshore market. The new deepwell seawater lifting pumps and fire pumps ’DWS’ will be available ranging in capacity from 700 m3/hr to 1700 m3/hr and with a…

MAN for safer fuel switch

As the emission regulation is coming into force ship operators have to switch fuel before entering a port or a emission controlled area. In order to make this operation as safe as possible MAN Diesel & Turbo has developed the Diesel Switch, building on its own patent. In particular, the changeover between HFO and distillate…