(MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the adoption of the low-friction ship bottom paint named “LF-Sea” developed by Nippon Paint Marine Coatings Co., Ltd. (headquarters: Kobe City, Hyogo; President: Nobuhiro Sasaki) on a new building PCTC(Pure Car and Truck Carrier.
Jurong Shipyard, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine, has achieved a key milestone with the construction success of SeaDragon I, the largest ultra-deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig to be completed in Singapore.
Wärtsilä’s Sustainability Report has won first prize in the Corporate Responsibility Reporting 2010 competition in which corporations’ responsibility reporting in 2009 was assessed.
Chinese steelmaker Tangshan Iron and Steel HRP Co. Ltd has received certification from classification society DNV (Det Norske Veritas) for its shipbuilding plate – as announced on November 4 by major Chinese steel producer Hebei Iron and Steel Group. To date, seven shipbuilding steel plate grades – A, B, D, AH32, DH32, AH36 and DH36…
Lloyd’s Register’s Technical Committee agrees rule and procedural changes to further support the introduction of new technology and new approaches to marine safety and environmental protection. The Technical Committee addressed the challenges of goal and performance-based standards; it heard that Lloyd’s Register is ready to reintroduce rules for nuclear propulsion and new rules for ‘stern…
Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd (NYSE:EXM – News), an owner and operator of dry bulk carriers and a leading international provider of worldwide seaborne transportation services for dry bulk cargoes, today announced that Mr. Charalampos Mazarakis, COO will be leaving the Company to pursue his career interests outside the shipping industry, joining National Bank of Greece, the leading Greek banking institution at a senior management role.
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) is pleased to start offering a service connecting Asia and Honolulu. “K” Line will further enhance its service coverage by this inauguration and provide a high quality package to its customers.
Shipping Corp. of India Ltd (SCI), India’s biggest ship owner by fleet size and revenue, will buy seven ships costing $661.3 million (Rs.2,942.78 crore) as part of a plan to expand capacity, two persons familiar with the plan said.
Stolt-Nielsen S.A. (Oslo Børs: SNI) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Stolt Tankers B.V. has agreed to acquire seven stainless steel parcel tankers in a series of separate transactions for a total consideration of $255 million, including takeover and upgrade costs.
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (with president Mr. Yasuhiko Katoh) has developed 66,000 dwt bulk carrier of next generation named “neo Supramax 66BC” as the first type of ships developed to reduce CO2 emission by 30% and launched it onto the market.
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has been awarded three contracts on the African subcontinent with a total value of approximately € 100 million.
For an unprecedented 17th year, Crystal Cruises, a wholly owned subsidiary of NYK, has been voted the “Best Large-Ship Cruise Line” for 2010 by the influential readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine (U.S.). The ultra-luxury line holds the distinction of having won the award more than any other cruise line, hotel, or resort in history. “To…