Allweiler pumps in exhaust gas treatment systems in ships

As environmental regulations become more stringent, waste gas treatment systems are growing in importance. H+H Umwelt- und Industrietechnik GmbH of central Germany has been using Allweiler progressing cavity pumps as a core component of these systems since 2003. The company has been manufacturing catalytic waste gas treatment systems since 1998. Originally they focused on applications in block heating stations and…

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Hyundai Heavy Industries marks two-stroke milestone three decades after first Hyundai-MAN B&W engine

HHI-EMD, the Engine and Machinery Division of Hyundai Heavy Industries, held a ceremony in Ulsan on 29 September to commemorate the company’s production milestone. The ceremony was attended by a long list of invited guests, including MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Thomas Knudsen, Head of Low-Speed, Ole Grøne, Senior Vice President Low-Speed Promotion and Sales, Klaus Engberg, Senior Vice President Two-Stroke Licensing, and K.K. Lee, President of MAN Diesel & Turbo Korea.

Cargotec wins crane upgrade contracts from Malaysia

Cargotec has secured two contracts to refurbish and upgrade ship-to-shore (STS) cranes in Perth, as part of plans to boost efficiency and capacity at its Container Terminal Two. Eight cranes, capable of 48m outreach, will be completely refurbished with digital electrical system technology. Upgrades will be made to the cranes’ PLCs, speed drives, control monitoring…

Générale de Manutention Portuaire expands with an order for 14 Kalmar Edrive® straddle carriers

Cargotec has received an order for 14 Kalmar Edrive® straddle carriers from Générale de Manutention Portuaire (GMP) – a joint venture between terminal operator DP World and shipping company CMA-CGM at the port of Le Havre in France. The Kalmar ESC450W model is the most environmentally friendly straddle carrier offered by Cargotec further signifying GMP’s…

MAN strengthens their social responsibility efforts

The large-bore diesel engine and turbomachinery specialist MAN Diesel & Turbo SE has laid the foundation stone for a day nursery at its headquarters in Augsburg. The ceremony was attended by Dr. Kurt Gribl, mayor of the city of Augsburg, and Karl Michael Scheufele, president of the administrative region of Swabia. A total of EUR…

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Teekay Corporation CEO Bjorn Moller to Retire in 2011

Hamilton, Bermuda, September 29, 2010 – Teekay Corporation (Teekay or the Company) today announced that its President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bjorn Moller, has informed the Company of his intention to retire from these positions in the spring of 2011, after more than 25 years of service with the Company. Mr. Moller plans to remain…

Slow steaming a Win Win situation

Maersk recently published an article about their slow steaming activity. The major reason for the activity is related to the financial crises and not fully recovered world economy. They claim that: A ship that reduces speed by 20% will use 40% less fuel Their schedule reliability improved CO reduction of 12,5% per container where achieved It is interesting…

Hamburg Süd supporting low sluphur testing

For the second time this year, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with the support of Hamburg Süd, has been able to generate important data on possible contaminant reductions in marine shipping. In late August 2010, Low Sulphur Marine Gas Oil (LSMGO), a fuel with a sulphur content of 0.1 per cent, was used…

Wärtsilä publishes Shipping Scenarios 2030

Wärtsilä has pioneered in the creation of the Shipping Scenarios 2030, which describe what shipping could look like in twenty years. Scenarios help companies, governments and shipping linked organisations in long-term strategic thinking in a fast changing world. The Shipping Scenario work yielded three alternative futures, which are Rough Seas, Yellow River and Open Oceans.…