Daihastu Ships First Tier II Compliant Engine

DAIHATSU DIESEL MFG. CO., LTD has been working on developments of engines complying with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Tier-II standards, which will be applicable to the ships built in January 2011 and thereafter. We shipped the first lot of 6DK-20e, which is our first commercialized product (720rpm × 670kW), on June 23, before January 2011.

Alfa Laval Acquires Aalborg Industries

Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has signed an agreement to acquire Aalborg Industries Holding A/S for a total cash consideration of SEK 5.0 billion, on an enterprise value basis, from Altor 2003 Fund, LD Equity and the Company’s management.

105 Injured When RCCL Ship Rolled

Royal Caribbean now says 105 passengers were injured when its Brilliance of the Seas rolled in rough seas near Alexandria, Egypt earlier this week. That’s substantially more than the 30 injuries previously reported by the cruise line.

Wilhelmsen Expands in Turkey

Wilhelmsen Ships Service continues to extend its worldwide network coverage by expanding its presence in Turkey. The company has just opened a new office in Aliaga-Izmir, which is the fifth the company has opened in Turkey.

Chinese Banks Scale Back Ship Funding

Chinese banks, avoiding dollar-denominated loans as the yuan appreciates, are scaling back funding to shipyards and vessel owners two years after the government told them to boost their commitment to the industry, Bloomberg reports.

HHI Wins US$1.45 bln Order for 10 Container Vessels

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., the world’s leading shipbuilder, said Tuesday that it has won a US$1.45 billion deal to build 10 container vessels. Under the deal with Hapag-Lloyd of Germany, the South Korean company will deliver the 13,100-TEU vessels starting from July 2012, the company said. TEU stands for 20-foot equivalent unit. With the deal,…

OW Bunker Launches New Barge in Gothenburg

The company has a wide area of coverage within Sweden providing product deliveries in Gothenburg and other west coast ports, ports in southern Sweden, including Helsingborg and Malmö, as well as an offshore bunkering service for customers who want to maximise efficiencies and save on costs associated with bunkering in ports.