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Sep. 2016, Vol No. 96
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    Pivotal LNG, Crowley’s Carib Energy Reach Multi-Year Supply Agreement for Puerto Rico [Aug 2016] Crowley Maritime Corp. subsidiary. Crowley will transport and deliver LNG from the U.S. mainland to its newest client, Molinos de Puerto Rico, a subsidiary of Ardent Mills LLC, the island’s leading supplier of flour as well as wheat, corn and rice-based food ingredients.
    Wartsila Ballast Water Management Systems chosen by Maersk Tankers for three tanker newbuildings [Aug 2016] Maersk Tankers A/S of Denmark has selected Wartsila's Electro Chlorination (EC) Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) for three new 50,000 DWT medium range (MR) tankers being built at the Samsung Heavy Industries (Ningbo) yard in China. The order was signed in the second quarter of 2016.
    Caterpillar Marine Asset Intelligence and SpecTec cooperate to raise maintenance management efficiency and cut costs [Aug 2016] Caterpillar Marine Asset Intelligence has announced a new innovative project with maintenance management specialist SpecTec focused on optimizing ship maintenance. This joint accomplishment promises to reduce ship maintenance costs by
    Esvagt makes Vestdavit MissionEase first choice for mission bay [Aug 2016] Norway-based boat system and davit-handling specialist Vestdavit has secured a breakthrough order for its unique MissionEase multi-boat handling solution for mission ays, under contract to offshore support vessel owner Esvagt. Multi-boat handling on the high seas will be a defining characteristic of flexibility for offshore ships
    Further success for WinGD X-DF engines as SK Shipping chooses 5X72DF for new 180,000 m3 LNG carriers [Aug 2016] Securing the position of its low-speed low-pressure X-DF engines as market leaders, Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has been selected to supply two 5-cylinder X72DF (5X72DF) engines for each of a pair of 180,000 m3 LNG carriers ordered by South Korean shipowner SK Shipping Co., Ltd (SK).
    The Singapore Branch of The Nautical Institute gathering addresses concerns over the impact of social media on Shipping [Aug 2016] The Singapore Branch of The Nautical Institute held their first branch meeting and networking event at the Singapore Shipping Association offices on the evening of the 24 August. The meeting was well attended by more than 25 members, including members from
    Simpler, faster and better: the Shell LubeMonitor service [Aug 2016] Shell Marine will preview its revitalised Shell LubeMonitor service, a cylinder monitoring service at SMM, held in Hamburg, Germany from Sept 6-10, 2016. The revamped service will be simpler, faster and better, through a new software package called Marine Connect, which is designed to enhance data management and reporting functions.*
    New Wartsila Sea-Master system uses digital technology to maximise uptime and reduce lifecycle costs of vessel shaft lines [Aug 2016] The new Wartsila Sea-Master system will be launched at SMM 2016, the world’s leading trade fair for shipbuilding, machinery and marine technology in Hamburg 6 - 9 September 2016. The Wartsila Sea-Master system uses digital technology to monitor shaft bearings
    Samskip acquires Euro Container Line AS to further strengthen its presence in Nordic area [Aug 2016] The ECL acquisition aims to strengthen Samskip’s position in the Norwegian market by enhancing the speed and frequency of services delivering a second-to-none value proposition for its Norwegian client base. In a significant enhancement for regional fishing industry exporters in particular,
    Dubai Maritime City Authority to Highlight Dubai’s Maritime Sector Leadership at SMM 2016 in Hamburg [Aug 2016] Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) will be underlining Dubai's pioneering experience in transitioning into a leading global maritime hub during its participation in the upcoming SMM 2016 to be held in Hamburg from September 5 to 9, 2016. With Dubai Maritime Week 2016 rapidly approaching
    Wartsila and Gasum cooperation aims at developing LNG markets [Aug 2016] Wartsila and Finland based Gasum have signed a joint cooperation agreement aimed at developing the use, distribution, and service solutions for natural gas in marine and onshore applications. The agreement was signed in Helsinki today, 29 August 2016. Wartsila provides the gas value chain technology know-how, while Gasum has the expertise in distributing
    Poltramp Yard selects Roxtec non-weld sealing solutions [Aug 2016] Poltramp Yard S.A. in -winouj-cie, Poland, used the new Roxtec SPM seals for the BoDo Constructor - a newly built offshore cable laying barge-pontoon. Poltramp Yard needed to seal the openings for a substantial amount of pipes onboard the large vessel, but in many places welding was not possible due to safety regulations.
    Simplicity and service in focus as the Alfa Laval PureBallast offering develops [Aug 2016] The Alfa Laval PureBallast offering continues to develop and expand. Higher flows are now possible with a plug-and-play PureBallast 3.1 Compact solution, and a broad service offering is available to support PureBallast worldwide. “Alfa Laval PureBallast is a unique system with high flexibility and truly top-notch support,”
    Jackup rig Successfully Delivered and Settlement Agreement Reached [Aug 2016] Lamprell (ticker: LAM), a leading provider of fabrication, engineering and contracting services to the energy industry, announces that it has successfully delivered the "Ensco 140" LeTourneau-designed, Super 116E (Enhanced) Class mobile offshore drilling unit to Ensco. On 26 July 2016,
    SMM2016 - world premieres from international companies [Aug 2016] The level of interest is overwhelming. Some 50,000 trade visitors from the whole of the world are expected in Hamburg for the start of SMM in less than two weeks. And once again, it is fully booked - with a total of more than 2,150 exhibitors from 67 countries, presenting their most innovative products and services.
    Foreship establishes Tallinn subsidiary in Baltic expansion [Aug 2016] Leading naval architect and marine engineering company Foreship has created a wholly-owned subsidiary located in Tallinn to strengthen ties with shipowners, shipyards and marine equipment suppliers in Estonia, and support the development of locally-based design skills. Foreship OU will commence operations on 1st October
    Wartsila to supply re-gasification system for Norwegian ship conversion [Aug 2016] Wartsila has been contracted to supply the re-gasification system for an FSRU (Floating, Storage, Re-gasification Unit) conversion project that Hoegh LNG plans to carry out on a modern LNG vessel. The contract was signed in August. The Wartsila re-gasification system to be supplied will feature regas technology using water glycol
    Alfa Laval DuroShell sets a bold new standard for LPG/E cargo condensers [Aug 2016] With the new Alfa Laval DuroShell plate-and-shell heat exchanger, Alfa Laval significantly strengthens its lead in LPG/E cargo reliquefaction. DuroShell features an innovative construction that dramatically increases resistance to thermal and pressure fatigue.
    Cathelco to supply MGPS for latest jack-up rig to be built by Lamprell [Aug 2016] Cathelco will be providing a marine growth prevention system (MGPS) for the latest in a series of jack-up drilling rigs to be built by Lamprell, the UAE based leading provider of fabrication, engineering and contracting services to the offshore and onshore oil & gas and renewable energy industries.
    Sembcorp Marine Acquires LMG Marin AS [Aug 2016] Sembcorp Marine Ltd (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sembcorp Marine Integrated Yard Pte. Ltd. (“SMIY”), has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with its existing shareholders to acquire a 100% equity stake in LMG Marin AS (“LMG”) for US$20 million (the “Acquisition”).
    RS fosters cooperation with Palmali [Aug 2016] Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) and Palmali Shipping Company have signed a set of five-year agreements based on which RS will render the whole range of services on classification and statutory surveys of ships. Subject of the agreements concluded are 49 ships (oil tankers, chemical tankers and dry cargo ships) with the total deadweight 380 000 t.
    AVEVANET Gateway Achieves Certified Integration with SAP® ERP [Aug 2016] AVEVA Solutions Limited a world-leading engineering software provider, today announced that its AVEVA NET Gateway 5.0 has achieved certified integration with the SAP® ERP application. AVEVA’s intent is to provide IT and Operations managers with peace of mind when integrating critical engineering information.
    Crowley Launches New Container Shipping Service between Jacksonville and Costa Rica [Aug 2016] As part of Crowley Maritime Corporation’s goal to help customers increase the velocity of their supply chains, and in doing so reduce their overall landed costs, the company announced today that it is launching a new, weekly, fixed-day container shipping service between Jacksonville and Costa Rica.
    Satcom Global partners with Intellian on strategic hardware deal [Aug 2016] Satcom Global, a leading maritime satellite communications provider, and Intellian, a global leader in satellite antenna development and manufacture, have signed a strategic partnership agreement covering the global supply and distribution of maritime satellite equipment. Under the partnership, Satcom Global will have access to Intellian’s full range of Ku-Band,
    Crowley Christens MT West Virginia - Fourth LNG-Ready, Product Tanker Joins the Crowley Fleet [Aug 2016] Crowley Maritime Corp. today christened the innovative MT West Virginia, its fourth new, Jones Act product tanker for the U.S. coastwise trade, in Philadelphia at Philly Shipyard, Inc. (PSI), the sole operating subsidiary of Philly Shipyard ASA. The West Virginia is LNG ready,
    Wartsila's new stern trawler design offers greater fuel efficiency [Aug 2016] Wartsila Ship Design has introduced a new optimised stern trawler design that will reduce fuel consumption and notably increase overall vessel efficiency compared to currently available designs. The propulsion system is based upon the Wartsila 31 engine, which has been recognised by Guinness World Records
    ABB’s Marine Academy launches arctic course in response to strong demand [Aug 2016] ABB has launched a new arctic course for deck officers in response to strong demand from the ice-going vessel segment. The course has been developed in cooperation with customers and will provide deep understanding of the operational principles of diesel-electric Azipod vessels, taking into account vessel safety, environmental
    Crowley Veteran Eric Evans Promoted to VP of Strategy [Aug 2016] Setting its sights on future growth opportunities, Crowley Maritime Corporation today announced that veteran company executive Eric Evans has been promoted to vice president of strategy, a newly-created position that will focus on facilitating long-term growth through external business partnerships, including mergers and acquisitions.
    MARACAD 2016 speakers identify training targets [Aug 2016] Under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al-Nuaimi, Minister of Public Works Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority - Land & Maritime, and the strategic support of Dubai City Maritime Authority, the International Maritime Academic Conference and Expo MARACAD 2016 will be held for
    Crowley Takes Delivery of Fourth LNG-Ready, Product Tanker [Aug 2016] Crowley Maritime Corp. took delivery Friday of MT West Virginia, the fourth new, Jones Act product tanker built for the company by Philly Shipyard, Inc. (PSI), the sole operating subsidiary of Philly Shipyard ASA. Crowley will christen the West Virginia on Tuesday at a ceremony at 11 a.m. at Philly Shipyard.
    International participation surges at IRANIMEX2016 [Aug 2016] Attendance numbers are surging ahead at IRANIMEX2016, as the lifting of sanctions against Iran opens up significant opportunities for global maritime and offshore interests in one of the Middle East’s largest markets. IRANIMEX, the leading maritime & offshore exhibition powered by Europort, is already shaping up to be a huge success in 2016,
    IRClass receives recognition from European Union [Aug 2016] On 1st August, 2016, the European Commission adopted a decision granting recognition to the Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 391/2009 of the European Parliament. The Deputy Director General MOVE, Mr. Fotis Karamitsos in a letter dated 5th August, 2016 conveyed this decision
    JX Ocean Co. Ltd. chooses ClassNK CMAXS LC-A [Aug 2016] ClassNK Consulting Service announced that JX Ocean Co., Ltd. has selected ClassNK CMAXS LC- A, the machinery condition monitoring and automatic diagnostic system, for use on ENEOS SPIRIT, a 310,000 dwt tanker. ClassNK CMAXS LC- A is a solution that integrates innovative sensor anomaly detection algorithm to
    Crowley Awarded New Contract to Supply Commercial LNG to Molinos de Puerto Rico [Aug 2016] Crowley Maritime Corp.’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) services group has been awarded a multi-year contract to supply containerized LNG from the U.S. mainland to Molinos de Puerto Rico, the Caribbean arm of Ardent Mills LLC, the territory’s leading supplier of flour as well as wheat, corn and rice-based food ingredients.
    MISC Group announces its financial results for the financial year ended 30 June 2016 [Aug 2016] Group revenue for the quarter ended 30 June 2016 of RM2,392.4 million was 8.0% lower than the RM2,600.5 million revenue for the corresponding quarter. The decrease in Group revenue for the quarter ended 30 June 2016 was mainly from its Heavy Engineering business due to fewer and lower value of projects in progress
    Navarino commits over 1,200 vessels onto new Fleet Xpress service [Aug 2016] Navarino, one of the world’s leading providers of satellite communications solutions to the merchant marine market, has entered into a new agreement with Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT.L) to integrate Fleet Xpress into Navarino’s existing service portfolio. Through the agreement, Navarino will bring more than 1,200 vessels to the Fleet Xpress service over a six-year period.
    irectorate Change - Appointment of New CEO [Aug 2016] Lamprell (ticker: LAM), a leading provider of diversified fabrication, engineering and contracting services to the onshore and offshore oil & gas and renewable energy industries, is pleased to announce that Christopher McDonald has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer and director effective 1 October 2016, succeeding Jim Moffat who will be retiring from
    GOGL - Appointment of Chief Commercial Officer [Aug 2016] Following the announcement in April regarding changes to the corporate management team, Golden Ocean Group Limited (≪Golden Ocean≫ or ≪the Company≫) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Thomas Semino as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Mr Semino is currently the Head of Dry Freight in Vitol S.A., and has previously been Managing Director of
    ClassNK releases new PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) software [Aug 2016] ClassNK has just released the latest version of its design support software PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) Ver.3.5.0., developed in response to the IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC & OT). In addition to improved overall performance and usability, the design evaluation function for
    Korean Register leads testing technology for BWMS [Aug 2016] The Korean Register (KR)- an IACS member classification society - has announced that it has significantly expanded its land-based test facilities for Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) by opening a brand new specialist facility. KR has been conducting type approval testing of BWMS since 2004, with a consortium of six different partners.
    Crowley Named a Top 100 3PL Provider for Eighth Consecutive Year [Aug 2016] For the eighth consecutive year, Crowley Logistics Inc. has been selected as an Inbound Logistics Top 100 Third Party Logistics (3PL) provider. Each year, Inbound Logistics’ editorial team has selected Crowley based on its ability to offer diverse operational capabilities, scalability and experiences to meet customers’ supply chain and logistics needs.
    Subsea Industries cracks cardinal coatings problems [Aug 2016] Subsea Industries has solved the cardinal problems companies are faced with when trying to square optimum hull performance with effective, environmentally-safe ship hull protection. Marking a breakthrough in the competitive coatings market, the Antwerp-based pioneer in non-toxic, environmentally-sustainable coatings, has optimised its Ecospeed range of
    Offshore Dialogue: Future Prospects [Aug 2016] It has been barely two years since the crude oil price hit rock bottom and the offshore industry, especially the oil and gas segment, suffered a severe blow. Since then business has been more or less stagnant. The super majors have cut investments. Shipbuilders, suppliers and associated services are largely sitting idle. But there are new signs of a possible upward trend:
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