Alphaliner Sees Large Containerships Coming

A record number of very large and ultra-large containerships with capacity of more than 7,500 TEUs will be delivered in 2011, according to Alphaliner. They will pump 860,000 TEUs of capacity into the world containership fleet next year, accounting for about 63 percent of all new slots due for delivery in 2011. Alphaliner forecasts delivery…

NYK Ships Aid to Chile

NYK has provided free ocean transport for seven TEUs (seven 20-foot containers) of relief goods to assist in the recovery from the devastating earthquake that occurred on February 27 in Chile.

FPSO Installation Deal to Aker Solutions

MODEC Offshore Production Systems (Singapore) Pte Ltd. has awarded Aker Solutions’ wholly-owned subsidiary Aker Marine Contractors a mooring installation contract for hook-up of the BourgogneFPSO offshore Angola. Contract value is approximately USD 30 million.

COSCO Secures Orders Worth $100 Million

The Board of Directors of COSCO Corporation (Singapore) Limited (the Company) wishes to announce that COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of the Company’s 51% owned subsidiary, COSCO Shipyard Group Co. Ltd., has secured contracts valued over USD 100 million to build four (4) bulk carriers of 57,000 dwt each.

Wärtsilä introduces new more powerful version of its Wärtsilä 32 engine

Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider, has introduced a more powerful version for marine applications of its popular Wärtsilä 32 engine. First introduced in the 1980s, and with more than 4000 units sold to the marine industry alone, the Wärtsilä 32 engine has proven to be a highly efficient and reliable solution for a wide range of vessel applications.

STEP Offshore Wins Mud Mixing Equipment Contract

STEP Offshore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aker Solutions, has won a contract from South Korea’s STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co., LTD (“STX”) to supply equipment for a new, dynamically positioned ultra-deepwater Globetrotter-class drillship. The owner of the ship is Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE). STEP Offshore will supply equipment for mud mixing, circulation and transfer, bulk…

IMO | Fraud Alert regarding Fake Email Invoices

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has been made aware of various correspondence, being circulated via e-mail or in the form of invoices issued by, or in association with IMO and/or its officials.  These scams, which may seek to obtain money from the recipients of such correspondence, are fraudulent. IMO wishes to warn the public at…

COSCO Delivers FSO Conversion

This vessel measures 261.354 meters long, 39.6 meters wide, 23.1 meters high, and has a draft of 15.25 meters. The delivery ceremony was attended by almost 200 people in total, including Mr. Danny, President of Trada Maritime, Mr Wang Xingru, President of the COSCO Shipyard Group, and representatives from the shipyard, the owner and the class.