Hamworthy breaks through in China’s gas ship market

Hamworthy Gas Systems has made a major advance in China’s broadening gas carrier construction sector by securing a breakthrough contract for systems for six Liquid Ethylene Gas carriers to be built at Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering Co. Ltd (“SOE”), Nantong. The ships, six 12,000m3 capacity, 139m long semi-pressurised and refrigerated LEG carriers ordered by Luxembourg-based…

Globe Wireless launches Globe iFusion

On September 2, Globe Wireless introduced the next evolution of maritime satellite communications with the launch of an innovative integrated system, Globe iFusion. Specifically designed for IP satellite services, and launched on the Inmarsat FleetBroadband platform, Globe iFusion fully integrates shipboard satellite communications, shore-side administrative control, GSM voice and data, firewalls, and a comprehensive crew…

New Licence Agreement Signed at SMM

MAN Diesel & Turbo has signed a four-stroke license agreement with Rong An Power Machinery, the Chinese marine engine manufacturer. Dr. Stephan Timmermann, Executive Board Member MAN Diesel & Turbo, and David Deng, President Rong An, signed the new agreement on behalf of their respective companies on 7 September 2010 in a ceremony at MAN…

NYK Experiments on Air-Lubricated Hull Design

NYK (head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan; president: Yasumi Kudo) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan; president: Hideaki Omiya) are to begin experiments on an air-lubrication system to reduce CO2 emissions during marine transport.

Ten iphone apps for the mariner

Most people today would agree that the iphone is almost becoming a necessity (at least this is what I felt when I by accident forgot it). My guess is that it´s no different being at sea. I was looking for some interesting apps. on the subject and came across this post on another blogg. The author has made a list of ten interesting apps for your iphone if you are a mariner!

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…