Stena Line Buys Two Routes on Irish Sea

Stena Line has signed an agreement with DFDS to acquire its Liverpool (Birkenhead) to Belfast and Heysham to Belfast routes. The acquisition, which amounts to 47,5 MEUR, will enable Stena Line to improve its service on the Irish Sea by offering several different alternatives for transportation between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In recent years,…

Keppel seals US$360 mil contract with Mermaid’s Asia

eppel FELS Limited (“Keppel FELS”) is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract to build two proprietary KFELS B Class jackup rigs worth US$360 million with Asia Offshore Drilling Limited (“AOD”), a 49% owned affiliate of Mermaid Maritime Public Company Limited (“Mermaid”).

Aker Solutions Establishes Factory in South Korea

Aker Solutions has set up a new manufacturing facility in South Korea for the production of Pusnes deck machinery™. Aker Solutions has among several major contracts signed a contract for the delivery of Pusnes deck machinery™ for the prestigious “Pieter Schelte”-project, the world’s largest platform installation, decommissioning and pipe-lay vessel. The total order intake of…

Second Ship with an Air-Lubricated Hull Delivered

On November 29, NYK-Hinode Line Ltd. took delivery of a new module carrier* that was built at the Koyagi Plant of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works. The vessel, named Yamato, has been equipped with an innovative air-lubrication system that uses bubbles to reduce frictional resistance. Yamato is the second vessel to Yamatai,…

Worldwide Supply and Demand for Seafarers

IMCO and the International Shipping Federation (ISF) have published the results of their latest comprehensive study of the worldwide supply and demand for seafarers, presenting their conclusions, on 30 November, to governments attending the IMO Maritime Safety Committee in London.

COSCO Corporation Secures Three Bulkers

The Board of Directors of COSCO Corporation (Singapore) Limited (the Company) wishes to announce that COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of the Company’s 51% owned subsidiary, COSCO Shipyard Group Co. Ltd., has secured contracts valued over USD110 million to build three (3) bulk carriers of 82,000 dwt each.

Tognum Starts up New Engine Plant in the US

The new US production facility set up by the specialist for propulsion and power solutions Tognum is now up and running. In Aiken in the US State of South Carolina, assembly of Tognum’s MTU Series 2000 and 4000 engines earmarked primarily for the US market recently got underway.