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Oct 2016, Vol No. 97
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    MISC BERHAD CELEBRATES THE NAMING AND DELIVERY OF ITS NEW LNG CARRIER, SERI CAMELLIA [Sep 2016] MISC Berhad (“MISC”), a world leading energy related maritime solutions and services provider today held the naming and delivery ceremony of its new LNG carrier, Seri Camellia. The 150,200 CBM Liquefied Natural Gas (“LNG”) carrier is the first in a series of five MOSS-Type LNG carriers ordered from “HHI” by MISC.
    DELIVERY OF JACKUP RIG TO SHELF DRILLING [Sep 2016] Lamprell (ticker: LAM), a leading provider of fabrication, engineering and contracting services to the energy industry, is pleased to announce the completion of construction of the "Shelf Chaopraya" jackup drilling rig and its delivery to Shelf Drilling Ltd. ("Shelf"). The rig will sail within the next few days for deployment by Shelf at its drilling location, offshore Thailand.
    LOC Group appoints new leader for Hull and Machinery Services [Sep 2016] London Offshore Consultants (LOC), a leading global marine and engineering consultancy for the shipping and offshore energy industry, has appointed Mark McGurran as the Group Director for Hull and Machinery Services. “It is with great pleasure that I am able to advise that as from September 2016,
    Scorpio Tankers Inc. Announces Amendments to Its Management Agreements [Sep 2016] Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) (the "Company") announced today that it has entered into an agreement to amend its Administrative Services Agreement with Scorpio Services Holding Limited ("SSH") and its Master Agreement with Scorpio Commercial Management ("SCM") and Scorpio Ship Management ("SSM").
    Unique Dynamic Lighting system by Wartsila Funa creates a special look for Dream Cruise's stunning new cruise ship [Sep 2016] Wartsila is supplying a special external lighting system for a new cruise ship currently under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The 150,000 GRT vessel, the "Genting Dream", has been ordered by Dream Cruises, part of Genting Hong Kong,
    Ecospeed Pays Dividends For Interscan [Sep 2016] Trading in ice is the toughest challenge for a hull coating. Regular anti-fouling paints or simple epoxies are usually scraped off by the constant abrasion of the ice, and extra drydockings are needed to repaint, often after just one season. This was a major issue for Hamburg-based shipowner Interscan Schiffahrt,
    MISC BERHAD CELEBRATES THE SAIL AWAY OF MaMPU 1 MARGINAL FIELDS FPSO [Sep 2016] MISC Berhad (“MISC”), celebrated the sail away of its Marginal Marine Production Unit (“MaMPU 1”), a fit-for-purpose FPSO for the development of marginal fields, in a ceremony today in MMHE East Yard, Pasir Gudang. The first deployment of MaMPU 1 will be at Anjung Kecil oil field, offshore Sarawak,
    Seagull Maritime launches industry-first Training Analytics tool [Sep 2016] Seagull Maritime has launched the maritime industry’s first Training Analytics tool using automated prompts to help managers to benchmark training activity levels and prioritize follow up. Developed in collaboration with several Seagull Maritime customers, the Seagull Training Analytics tool provides a simplified process for monitoring crew training activities
    Singtel completes one of the first installations of Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress in Asia with “K” Line Ship Management Singapore [Sep 2016] Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), announced today that its partner Singtel has completed one of Asia’s first commercial installations of Fleet Xpress, its maritime-focused, secure high-speed broadband service.
    Wartsila 31 engine's high efficiency makes it the choice for new Danish ferry [Sep 2016] A new 158 metre long car and passenger ferry being built for Danish operator Mols-Linien, will be powered by two 8-cylinder Wartsila 31 main engines. The ship is being built at the Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) shipyard in Finland. The order is recorded in the third quarter of 2016.
    Lamprell, Contract award [Sep 2016] Lamprell (ticker: LAM), a leading provider of fabrication, engineering and contracting services to the energy industry, is pleased to announce that it has received a new contract award from Jacktel AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Master Marine AS, ("Master Marine"), for the upgrade of the mobile operating unit "Haven" as an accommodation service vessel
    Four California Maritime Academy Students Awarded Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships [Sep 2016] Crowley Maritime Corp. presented four California Maritime Academy (CMA) students with Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships during last night’s Containerization and Intermodal Institute’s Connie Awards dinner in Long Beach, Calif. Crowley’s Jenny Terpenning, recruiter, marine personnel,
    Wartsila wins Nacos Platinum systems contract for four new cruise ships [Sep 2016] Wartsila has been awarded the contract to supply a broad range of integrated automation, navigation and dynamic positioning equipment, as well as the complete uninterruptable power systems (UPS) for four new cruise ships. Two of the vessels are being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany,
    ABB’s new Azipod XL shortlisted for award only weeks after launch [Sep 2016] The linear flow Azipod XL has been nominated for a prestigious award for its fuel saving qualities only weeks after ABB launched the new model. Its benefits will be considered in the Environmental Initiative category of the 2016 Seatrade Cruise Awards. Azipod thrusters have already been credited with saving the maritime industry 700,000 tonnes of
    Acquisition of shares in Aurora LPG Holding and decision to launch voluntary offer [Sep 2016] BW LPG Limited, hereby announces that on 19 September 2016, BW LPG Holding Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of BW LPG, acquired 877,813 shares (2.96%) in Aurora LPG Holding ASA ("Aurora LPG"). Following this acquisition, BW LPG Holding Limited owns 9,730,654 shares in Aurora LPG, corresponding to 32.79%
    MARACAD 2016 proves to be the strategic platform for the exchange of ideas and opinions concerning the challenges facing maritime education and training sector [Sep 2016] His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure, Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority - Land and Maritime (FTA) today inaugurated the second edition of
    Tug and Barge Solutions to deliver its compliance management through Helm CONNECT [Sep 2016] Daphne, AL - Today, Safety and Compliance solutions provider, Tug and Barge Solutions (TBS), announced its new working arrangement with Helm Operations. The arrangement allows TBS to deliver its safety and compliance management program through Helm CONNECT for customers that elect to use an electronic system
    Cargo liquefaction a problem for bulk terminals, Warns Abto Chief [Sep 2016] The Association of Bulk Terminal Operators has warned that cargo liquefaction - an issue commonly associated with the seaborne transportation of unprocessed mineral ores and concentrates - is also an issue which bulk terminals need to pay attention to. Speaking at the ICHCA ISP76 panel meeting in London last week,
    Workshop of Project Team of IACS Machinery Panel in RS [Sep 2016] Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has been a host for the planned workshop of the project team on the improvement of IACS UR I3 (Mechanical installation on ice class ships), established within the Machinery Panel of International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). Currently, the project team is working on the UR revision
    CMA CGM enters a new African development phase promoting skills and inaugurates a unique training course in Abidjan for its African executives [Sep 2016] CMA CGM, a leading worldwide shipping Group, is pleased to announce that Rodolphe Saade, CMA CGM Vice Chairman, will inaugurate a unique training course tailored for its future African executives, on Tuesday September 20th.
    Held at Dubai World Trade Centre Dr. Al Nuaimi to inaugurate MARACAD 2016, the Maritime Academic Conference and Expo, on Tuesday 27th September [Sep 2016] His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development, Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority - Land and Maritime will inaugurate MARACAD 2016 the Maritime Academic Conference
    MAN Diesel & Turbo, G-Type Engine Notches Up 1500 Orders [Sep 2016] Just six years after its introduction, MAN Diesel & Turbo has confirmed an order for the 1500th G-type engine. Greek ship operator, Almi Tankers, will take delivery of the ultra-long-stroke 7G80ME-C9 type as prime movers for the two 317,000-dwt VLCC to be built by HHI (Hyundai Heavy Industries Group) in Korea. Coincidentally,
    Establishing a Climate Sensitive International Freight Sector [Sep 2016] At the recent International Chamber of Shipping conference held in London, its chairman, Esben Poulsson highlighted concerning trends that the shipping and maritime sectors need to be aware of. He recognised there are three major challenges for the industry to tackle: maintaining the authority
    BIMCO supports shipowners with concise, practical ballast water management guidance [Sep 2016] In response to the recent ratification of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (Ballast Water Management Convention), BIMCO and Fathom Maritime Intelligence have published an updated 2016 edition of their practical,
    SMM Ceremony Formalizes Long-Term Relationship with Mercy Ships [Sep 2016] At a signing ceremony at the SMM 2016 Marine Trade Fair in Hamburg, MAN Diesel & Turbo expanded its partnership with Mercy Ships, international provider of charitable healthcare. Under the terms of the agreement, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s after-sales division, MAN PrimeServ, will provide spare parts for
    Cathelco Evolution BWT system begins shipboard testing for USCG Approval [Sep 2016] Cathelco have announced that their Evolution ballast water treatment (BWT) system has begun shipboard testing for U.S. Coast Guard Type Approval. The system has been installed on the Svendborg Strait a 1085 TEU container ship owned by Carsten Rehder of Hamburg.
    SMM 2016 An Inspiration to Maritime Industry [Sep 2016] Positive outcome, fresh impetus: Leading international maritime trade fair focuses on Digitalisation to help the industry cope with a difficult market situation. Exhibitors and visitors are enthusiastic. With more than 2,200 exhibitors from all over the world, roughly 50,000 industry visitors, and 93,000 square metres of exhibition space,
    Wartsila to supply comprehensive scope of solutions for four new Swedish LNG fuelled tankers [Sep 2016] Wartsila, the leading provider of LNG fuel solutions to the marine industry, has been awarded a contract covering four newbuild tanker vessels. The ships are to be built at the Avic Dingheng shipyard in China, on behalf of three Swedish owners; Furetank (2 vessels), Alvtank, and Thun Tankers,
    DMCA impresses at SMM 2016 [Sep 2016] Dubai’s role as a global hub for maritime proved to be a highlight of SMM 2016, as a result of Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) participation in the key maritime event, held in Hamburg from September 5 to 9. Based in Germany, but attracting shipowners, decision makers and maritime pioneers from around the globe, SMM was a perfect stage on which to impress with government
    Hyundai Heavy Industries Receives 2nd AIP for SkyBenchTM, Innovative Design Concept for Maximizing Cargo Loading Capacity [Sep 2016] Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s largest shipbuilder, announced it received the second approval in principle (AIP) from DNV GL for SkyBenchTM, an innovative design for maximizing cargo loading capacity of large containerships at the SMM exhibition
    FPERFECt II - Second phase brings additional partners for piston free LNG container vessel [Sep 2016] Project partners GTT, CMA CGM (and its subsidiary CMA Ships) and DNV GL signed a cooperation agreement with new project participants ABB, the Caterpillar company Solar Turbines, and OMT for phase two of the highly successful PERFECt project.
    IMO Ballast Water Convention entering into force in September 2017 [Sep 2016] BIMCO is “deeply concerned” that the IMO Ballast Water Convention will enter into force leaving shipowners without treatment systems approved for global use. Lars Robert Pederson, Deputy Secretary General at BIMCO said today: “The shipping industry need no longer speculate on a possible future date for the IMO Ballast Water Convention.
    Intellian unveils new 60cm class antenna at SMM exhibition in Hamburg [Sep 2016] Intellian Technologies, the world’s leading provider of maritime satellite communications and entertainment systems, has unveiled its latest new product at this year’s SMM show in Hamburg, Germany. The v65, a 60cm class satellite communications system operating in Ku-band, delivers best-in-class RF performance
    Wartsila 31 engine to power new fishing vessel [Sep 2016] The Wartsila 31 engine, which has been recognised by Guinness World Records as being the world's most efficient 4-stroke diesel engine, has been chosen as the main engine for a new purse seiner/trawler being built by the Danish shipbuilder Karstensen Shipyard. The ship will be owned by Peter Hepsø Rederi AS based in Norway.
    Deltamarin introduces an answer to Asian ro-pax ferry challenges [Sep 2016] As a leading ro-pax ferry design company, Deltamarin is committed to finding a solution to the challenges of the Asian ferry market. The challenges at hand include large regional variations in cargo volume and composition, huge economic pressure on operators and unsatisfactory safety records especially in the developing countries.
    Shell Marine announces latest cylinder lubricant development: Shell Alexia 140 [Sep 2016] Shell Marine has given ship owners an insight into the comprehensive approach driving its ground-breaking work to protect the most modern ultra-efficient diesel engines against cold corrosion while still optimizing cylinder oil feed rates, across the entire range of vessel operating conditions.
    First ABB digital application for MXP turbocharger self-service maintenance [Sep 2016] The first digital application for condition-based maintenance of an ABB turbocharger has been developed for the new marine auxiliary turbocharger, MXPTM. Presented to the global marine industry at SMM 2016 in Hamburg, the MXP app is the first time ABB Turbocharging has developed a solution fully enabling ‘self-service’
    Hempel and DNV GL continue cooperation to embrace new hull & propeller performance criteria ISO 19030 [Sep 2016] As a leading coatings manufacturer, Hempel pioneered the performance guarantee based on achieving efficiency savings from maintaining a fouling-free and smooth hull. Therefore, Hempel warmly welcomes the introduction of this internationally recognised and accepted set
    ABB rolls out most comprehensive maritime software platform [Sep 2016] ABB has launched an updated maritime software analytics platform that is the most comprehensive on offer to the shipping industry. The system brings together ABB’s EMMA and OCTOPUS applications into one software suite, under the banner OCTOPUS. For the first time external information,
    Wartsila presents its 'visions of future shipping' [Sep 2016] Wartsila has set out its visions for the future of the shipping industry. The work on future visions has been prompted by the inevitable effect that growing global energy demand and increasingly stringent environmental legislation to combat climate change will have on the shipping sector. Additionally, Wartsila assesses various emerging trends,
    Intellian to Deliver Complete Fleet Xpress Solution from Three Global Locations [Sep 2016] Intellian, the worldwide leader in maritime satellite communications systems, and Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communication services, announced today a partnership aimed at accelerating the transition process for customers seeking connectivity via Inmarsat’s recently launched Fleet Xpress service.
    First direct-drive permanent magnet shaft generator solution sails smoothly aboard Terntank’s LNG-fueled, environmentally superior tanker [Sep 2016] WE Tech Solutions (WE Tech), a leading energy efficiency solutions provider in the marine industry, and The Switch, a technology specialist of permanent magnet machines for advanced marine drive trains,
    PPG showcases proven marine coatings technology at SMM [Sep 2016] PPG’s (NYSE: PPG) protective and marine coatings business will showcase four of its’ premium marine coatings solutions at next week’s SMM event in Hamburg. Amongst these is one of PPG’s most recent product innovations, the PPG SIGMAGLIDE 1290 fouling release coating.
    Subsea Industries, Canadian shipowners opt for Ecospeed hard coatings [Sep 2016] Ocean Taiga, North America’s most powerful ice-going tug, nearing completion at the Industrie Ocean shipyard in Ile-aux-Coudres, QC, will feature Subsea Industries’ Ecospeed, following the operational success of the hard coating applied in 2012 to Groupe Ocean’s 60t bollard pull ice-going tug Ocean Raymond Lemay.
    Bodewes selects Clarimar for new EcoCoaster [Sep 2016] Wastewater streams aboard the two state-of-the-art EcoCoasters Dutch shipyard Royal Bodewes is building for Finland’s VG-Shipping will be managed by a bespoke treatment system designed by ACO Marine. Both 4700dwt EcoCoasters Eeva VG and Mirva VG, due to be delivered this autumn to VG-Shipping, the ship management arm of the Meriaura Group,
    Wartsila introduces updated version of its Nacos Platinum navigation, automation and control system [Sep 2016] The Wartsila Nacos Platinum series of navigation, automation and control systems has been updated to include a number of new functions. The updated version will be introduced at the SMM conference and exhibition taking place in Hamburg, Germany from September 5 to 9.
    SMM 2016: The Who’s Who of the Maritime World Meets in Hamburg [Sep 2016] The leading fair has a leitmotif: Digitalisation in the shipping industry is the main topic of this year's SMM. Smart Shipping - comprehensive network integration of ships and smart use of data to enhance efficiency - is a common theme throughout the exhibition halls and expert discussions. "Digitalisation is a key factor for the future success of this industry,"
    ACO Marine unveils the new ACO PowerVAC [Sep 2016] ACO Marine, a leading supplier of wastewater treatment solutions to the global maritime industry, has developed and introduced the ACO PowerVAC, a vacuum pumping unit that forms the centrepiece of ACO Marine’s vacuum toilet collection and transfer system. Unveiled for the first time today during the SMM trade show in Hamburg, Germany,
    Subsea Industries adds new UV-resistant coating to the mix [Sep 2016] Subsea Industries has introduced a new UV-resistant coating to its portfolio of tough, non-toxic and environmentally-safe marine hard coatings. Formulated to meet increasing demand for a hard coating capable of withstanding ultraviolet (UV) radiation, Ecolast offers the same high level of corrosion and abrasion protection common
    MissionEase provides single answer for multi-role vessel challenges [Sep 2016] MULTI-BOAT handling capability will determine whether the new generation of multi-role ships can meet rising security, exploration, humanitarian and environmental challenges, according to Vestdavit. The Norway-based boat system and market-leading davit-handling specialist recently secured a market breakthrough for
    New Wartsila Sea-Master system uses digital technology to maximise uptime and reduce lifecycle costs of vessel shaft lines [Sep 2016] Wartsila launches Wartsila Sea-Master system for monitoring the condition of tail shaft equipment. The Wartsila Sea-Master system uses digital technology to monitor shaft bearings and seals to help customers maximise uptime and lower lifecycle costs of vessel shaft lines.
    LOC in Korea extends its surveying services to Offshore Wind Farm Project work [Sep 2016] London Offshore Consultants (LOC), a leading global marine and engineering consultancy for the shipping and offshore energy industry, has clinched its first ever wind farm project work in the Asia Pacific region. LOC in Korea has been jointly appointed by reinsurers Swiss Re and Korean Re as the marine warranty surveying service provider for
    New direct-drive permanent magnet shaft generator solution order for Norway-based Rederiet Stenersen’s chemical tankers [Sep 2016] WE Tech Solutions (WE Tech), a leading energy efficiency solution provider, has received an order to deliver its direct-drive permanent magnet (PM) shaft generator solution to a series of two 17500 DWT IMO class II chemical tankers. The order also includes the option for two more.
    OWNERS MUST ACT NOW TO REDUCE THE COMMERCIAL IMPACT OF 2020 F-GAS REGULATIONS ON REFRIGERANTS [Sep 2016] The cost of refrigerant and regulatory compliance in the next five years will become as commercially important to vessel operations as regulations governing sulphur emissions are today, warns Robert Chesters, Managing Director Oceanic Technical Solutions.
    Strategic Marine Makes Good Progress For Rederij Doeksen’s Orders [Sep 2016] In what is a milestone project for Strategic Marine, the construction of two 70m LNG powered aluminium vehicle and passenger catamarans for Rederij Doeksen is progressing well at the group’s yard in Vietnam. Both vessels are on schedule for delivery to the Netherlands in early 2018 where they will undergo final commissioning and sea trials.
    RS participates in SMM-2016 [Sep 2016] Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) will be a participant to SMM-2016, international trade fair for shipbuilding, machinery and maritime technology to be held on September, 6 ? 9 in Messe Halle, Hamburg, Germany. RS will present at its stand all key activities, including classification and survey of ships under construction and in service, approval of materials,
    VG Shipping applies Ecospeed to second Eco Coaster [Sep 2016] VG-Shipping, the ship management arm of the Meriaura Group has selected Subsea Industries’ non-toxic Ecospeed hull coating for its second environmentally-safe cargo ship newbuild. The Royal Bodewes built Mirva VG will join the first of class Eeva VG, which will be delivered in September following outfitting in Papenburg, Germany.
    The immeasurable value of underwater inspections [Sep 2016] Building upon conventional technical skills and know-how while also taking advantage of the latest technology, Hydrex offers a unique hull monitoring service to its customers. This gives shipowners total control of their ship's hull condition and consequently its performance, with only a minimum of work on their part. Underwater inspections represent a small investment and,
    Gibdock strengthens German ties [Sep 2016] Returning customers and a new client saw Gibdock prominent in the repair schedules of German ship managers in the first half of 2016, with sterling’s post Brexit depreciation also sharpening the Gibraltar yard’s competitive edge for the rest of the year. Seven German-owned or operated vessels have been repaired at Gibdock so far this year,
    Countdown for SMM 2016 - The ShipPropeller: The official symbol of the leading international maritime tradefair has been erected. [Sep 2016] Weighing in at 48.7 tonnes, and measuring more than 8 metres in diameter, this ship propeller is an instant head turner on the plaza of Hamburg's fair complex. It is the official symbol of SMM, the leading international maritime trade fair,
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