HATLAPA’s Expansion in the Asian Market

ATLAPA’s presence in the Asian market has proven successful since the German manufacturer first decided to get established in China in 1988. In 2008, the total turnover of HATLAPA Asia Pacific Pte Ltd reached USD 3.8 million, and it has been increasing since. The company now employs over 30 staff, and its recent developments show that there is further room for expansion.

Wärtsilä plans to Reduce 400 jobs in its Support Functions

Following an analysis of its support functions, Wärtsilä has decided to implement a global design for each function to support the businesses in the most efficient way. The analysis indicates that there are overlapping activities and a need to adjust organisations to a new way of working and to lower volumes. Wärtsilä will initiate processes to reduce approximately 400 jobs globally in its support functions and Information Management services.

Seadrill orders two new jack-ups at Jurong SY

Seadrill has entered into an agreement for the construction of two jack-up drilling rigs with Jurong Shipyard (JSPL) in Singapore. The new units are scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter 2012 and first quarter 2013 respectively, and total project price is estimated at US$400 million, which include project management, drilling and handling tools, spares and capitalized interest.

NYK Finished-Car Business Moves to India

NYK recently reorganized its India-based affiliates. On October 1, NYK Line (India) Ltd. (NYKLI), which is in charge of liner-trade services in India, transferred all its finished-car services to NYK Auto Logistics (India) Ltd. (NALI), which is in charge of non-liner-trade services in India.

KONGSBERG chosen to deliver integrated systems for new NERC research vessel

‘Full Picture’ delivery integrates hydroacoustic, research, navigation and maneuvering. The new advanced 100m NERC research vessel, the RRS Discovery. Kongsberg Maritime has signed a contract with Freire Shipyard for the supply of a comprehensive integrated systems package to be installed aboard an advanced research vessel currently under construction at the Spanish shipbuilders Vigo yard for…

MHI to Install Marine Diesel Engine Testing at Kobe yard

Tokyo, October 15, 2010 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) will install testing equipment for two-stroke, low-speed marine diesel engines at the company’s Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works in Hyogo, Japan. Installation is slated for completion in the spring of 2012. The testing system will be used for verification of various elemental technologies to satisfy the Tier III nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission standards of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

MAN B&W engine retrofits reduce emissions and fully meet IMO environmental legislation

While IMO guidelines are observed on a ‘voluntary’ basis by the international shipping community, their adoption becomes mandatory for certain vessels when an Approved Method for complying with the regulations is available. MAN Diesel & Turbo has developed Approved Methods for a number of its engines, requiring some shipowners to retrofit engines to follow IMO emission limits.