Marine & Shipbuilding News Letter
Mar 2017, Vol No. 102
Metal & Welding Journal for Monthly
Seoul Ra-11897(ISSN 2005-3339) Marine+Shipbuilding Media
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    Metal & Welding Journal for Monthly(Registration: ISSN 2005-3339) is a professional media based on marine and shipbuilding area, providing well-made reports and feature articles about shipbuilding, off-shore plant, vessels, maritime equipment and it offers professional information in technical knowledge, company reviews, industry overview, new product and technology reviews and related News clip as well.
    "Marine and Shipbuilding for Monthly" will be merged into "Metal & Welding Journal for Monthly" from December 2016 (Circular 99) to January 2017 (Circular 100) and information on shipbuilding and marine related orders. Etc. are provided as Ships Orders & Mritime Report.
    Feb 2017 Newbuilding orders: Despite the downturn, the shipbuilding market still remains in 2017. [Korean language PDF] [Mar 2017] In the Metal & Welding Journal for Monthly, the Korean shipbuilding industry's new shipbuilding orders in 2017, which include world shipyards, shipbuilders, research institutes, shipbrokers, and media press releases - In January, the company received orders for Tanker Carrier 12ships (1,394,000 DWT), February Gas Carrier 4ships (84,000 CBM), Tanker Carrier 5ships (750,000 DWT) and 18,000 dwt Ro-Ro vessels. This is a big increase from the previous year, when we won orders for 4ships in Jan 2016, 12ships in January 2017 and 11ships in February.
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    Rolls-Royce wins propulsion contract for U.S. Coast Guard’s new Offshore Patrol Cutter [Feb 2017] Rolls-Royce will provide an extensive range of equipment, including MTU marine generator sets, to a new fleet of U.S. Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutters. The Rolls-Royce equipment was selected by Eastern Shipbuilding Group Inc. for the USCG OPC fleet’s first nine vessels, with an option to add two more.
    Inmarsat signs Radio Holland service agreement to meet demand surge for Fleet Xpress [Feb 2017] Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has signed a service and installation agreement with Radio Holland to support strong customer demand for rapid migration from Ku-based XpressLink to Fleet Xpress services. Radio Holland is a specialist in installing
    Vestdavit mission accomplished on Ramform safety [Feb 2017] Seatrials are underway in Japan involving Ramform Hyperion, the last of four ships built to the seismic sector’s all-time highest specifications, completing a project that shows the way distinctive design also demands innovation from the equipment keeping ships safely in service. Reckoned to be the widest monohulls at the waterline ever built,
    Rivertrace presents new product at the OTC exhibition [Feb 2017] UK-based Rivertrace will be show casing its new Smart PFM 107 Oil-in-Water Monitor, at booth 501 of the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) from 1-4 May 2017 in Houston, Texas. Currently undergoing sea trials in the Norwegian North Sea Sector, the monitor measures particulates in the sample stream on a continuous basis
    SpeedCast becomes Inmarsat’s first partner to offer full Fleet Xpress integration [Feb 2017] SpeedCast International (ASX: SDA), a leading global communications and network service provider, is the first Inmarsat partner to integrate the software element of the Fleet Xpress Network Service Device (SoftNSD) into its Fleet Xpress offering. This allows third party application providers to develop and publish innovative,
    Industry Leaders Strategy Summit (ILSS) to Launch in Shanghai this March [Feb 2017] New for 2017, Intermodal Asia - the world leading exhibition and conference for the global container, transport and logistics market - will launch the Industry Leaders Strategy Summit (ILSS) which will take place on 21st - 22nd March 2017. Bringing together leading experts within the intermodal and container industry,
    GasLog LNG Services Ltd. selects Seagull e-learning solutions [Feb 2017] Major LNG Tanker shipmanagement company GasLog LNG Services Ltd. has selected Seagull Maritime’s e-learning material & Competence Management platform for use fleet-wide, in manning offices & online, along with the Crew Evaluation System for its main office in Greece.
    Transas and Japan Radio Company announce a global strategic partnership [Feb 2017] Portsmouth, ENGLAND and Tokyo, JAPAN - 23rd February 2017. Transas, the innovative, digital solutions company, and Japan Radio Company (JRC), a leading global marine electronics company, today announced their new strategic partnership. The two industry-leading companies will work together in research and development,
    ABB’s OCTOPUS marine software to enhance safety and efficiency for new Greenland Heavylift vessels [Feb 2017] ABB’s OCTOPUS marine software will improve the safety and efficiency of four new semi-submersible heavy lift vessels, using weather and loading data to plot the optimal route. The ships, owned by Greenland Heavylift Holdings, will transport gigantic cargoes such as oil rigs and jack-up rigs,
    ACO Claimers Delivered For Installation On Newhigh-Specification Nibulon Tugs [Feb 2017] ACO Marine has delivered three of its smallest Clarimar wastewater treatment units to Ukraine-based Nibulon Shipbuilding and Repair Yard for installation aboard a series of high specification project tugs. Nibulon, Ukraine’s leading exporter of agricultural products, grains and fertilizers with a history dating back
    Hyundai Global Services Enters into Eco-friendly Ship Services Business with KSS Line [Feb 2017] Hyundai Global Services (HGS), Hyundai Heavy Industries’ (HHI) newly spun-off company specializing in providing total marine services announced today it signed an MOU with KSS Line, a Korean shipping company, for entering into eco-friendly ship business.
    IRClass receives authorisation from Iran; opens office in Tehran [Feb 2017] Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), a leading classification society, has received authorisation as a Recognised Organisation from Iran’s maritime administration - Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO). Strengthening its presence further in the Middle East, IRClass has also set up an office in Tehran to offer its services to the Iranian maritime sector.
    Eighth Drilling Unit Successfully Delivered to National Drilling Company [Feb 2017] Lamprell (ticker: LAM), a leading provider of diversified engineering and contracting services to the energy industry, announces the completion of construction on a further jackup drilling rig, the “Al Hudairiyat”, and its delivery to Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Company (“NDC”), within budget and as scheduled.
    IMarEST, Harnessing the intangible [Feb 2017] Getting an accurate insight into a vessel’s hull fouling condition from energy consumption data is vital for maintaining vessel performance to economically feasible standards. The real-time analysis of “big data” per factors such as weather, water depth and speed, is a technological innovation as it can provide new ways of thinking about issues and identifying improvement opportunities.
    ClassNK issues Type Certification for LED floodlights for Port Facility-use to Stanley Electric [Feb 2017] Leading classification society ClassNK has issued the first Type Certification for LED floodlights for port facility-use to Stanley Electric Co., Ltd., in line with its recently developed Guidelines for Type Certification of Floodlight LED for Port Facilities on 2 February 2017.
    Wartsila to maximise availability and secure safe operations of PGS's seismic vessel fleet [Feb 2017] Wartsila and PGS Geophysical AS have signed a service agreement that makes Wartsila the preferred service supplier for engines and other Wartsila equipment. According to the agreement, Wartsila will take care of the maintenance of engines and propulsion systems on board PGS's fleet of 8 seismic vessels,
    America’s Tropical Shipping Orders Complete MAN Diesel & Turbo Packages [Feb 2017] Tropical Shipping, the largest provider of reliable logistics solutions to the Bahamas and Caribbean, has ordered a series of MAN propulsion packages in China to complement an expansion of its vessel fleet. The company has ordered 4 × 1,100-teu container vessels, each equipped with an MAN B&W 6S60ME-C8.5 main engine,
    Tototheo Group commits over 1,500 vessels to Fleet Xpress [Feb 2017] Satlink Satellite Communications Ltd, a member of The Tototheo Group, a world leader in satellite communication and technical services, has entered into a new agreement with Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communication services, to integrate Fleet Xpress into Satlink’s existing service portfolio.
    RS: 10 years of the program for making competence in gas marine transportation [Feb 2017] Throughout 10 years, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has been persistently developing the competence in the area of marine transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG). By the moment, the Register has obtained the prominent results in this high-tech sector: gas carriers of different types are classed by RS,
    DHT Holdings, Inc.: Letter to Shareholders from the Co-CEOs [Feb 2017] We are writing to update you on DHT's business and our current thinking. As you know well from our communications to you, the tanker market is cyclical, seasonal and volatile, and we manage these cycles proactively through our approach to operations, costs and capital allocation. By following this strategy,
    MISC records higher profits for year end 31 December 2016 [Feb 2017] Group revenue for the quarter ended 31 December 2016 of RM2,517.5 million was 24.0% lower than the corresponding quarter’s revenue of RM3,312.1 million. The decrease in Group revenue was mainly due to lower revenue in two business segments, namely, Heavy Engineering and LNG.
    On Site Alignment increase their international operational capabilities. [Feb 2017] On Site Alignment (OSA) is pleased to announce that it has formally opened its 3rd international operational office in Singapore at the turn of 2017. The office is in the Tuas area of Singapore, which is perfectly placed to access the extensive shipyards and road networks servicing the surrounding area.
    GreenBridge Multimodal adds 4th train connecting Turkey and Europe [Feb 2017] GreenBridge, the multimodal brand redefining freight services between Turkey and Europe, has introduced a fourth regular train connecting the Duisburg rail hub and the port of Trieste. GreenBridge is a joint initiative of European multimodal solutions provider Samskip Multimodal B.V. and Intercombi (ICL) Transport,
    ClassNK releases new PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) software [Feb 2017] ClassNK has just released the latest version of its design support software PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) Ver.4.0.0., developed in response to the IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC & OT). The new version incorporates the latest rule amendments to CSR BC & OT and in order to speed up design evaluation,
    DNV GL’s new Veracity industry platform unlocks the potential of big data [Feb 2017] DNV GL is launching a new industry data platform - “Veracity” - to help the maritime industry improve its profitability and explore new business models through digitalization. The Veracity industry data platform is designed to help companies improve data quality and manage the ownership, security, sharing and use of data.
    New head of Total Lubmarine shares vision [Feb 2017] Robert Joore, the new General Manager of leading marine lubricants supplier Total Lubmarine has laid out his vision for the company, focusing on developing a range of innovative solutions for ship operators operating in poor freight markets in a low-sulphur era. Speaking at the company’s headquarters in Paris, Robert Joore said:
    Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement and Babcock International Group collaborate on innovative LNG Supply Vessel [Feb 2017] Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), a leading global maritime services company, and Babcock International Group, the UK’s leading engineering support services company, are collaborating to develop a ground-breaking Gas Supply Vessel (GSV). The 7,500m³ vessel,
    Crowley, Customized Brokers & MIA Facilitate Florida’s First Ocean-to-Air Perishables Shipment [Feb 2017] Crowley and its subsidiary Customized Brokers, in cooperation with Miami International Airport (MIA), have facilitated Florida’s first-ever ocean-to-air perishables transshipment from Guatemala to Amsterdam. The first transshipment included nearly 10 tons of snow peas from Guatemala.
    Contship Italia Group 2016 Results [Feb 2017] Contship Italia Group, Italy’s leading maritime container terminal and intermodal operator saw an increase in handled volume of 1.7% and 9.7% increase in transported volumes for 2016: Contship Italia’s Maritime Container Terminal business saw an increase of 109,000 TEUs in overall handling volumes in 2016, welcoming 6,888 vessel calls, up 4% year on year.
    Strategic Marine and Abu Dhabi Ship Building Sign MOU [Feb 2017] Strategic Marine, one of the world’s leading specialist shipbuilding, fabrication and engineering companies, has teamed up with Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB), a renowned provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial vessels, to develop the Middle East’s growing market of aluminium vessels.
    Roxtec Services AB approved by Lloyd’s Register [Feb 2017] Roxtec Services AB has been audited by the classification society Lloyd’s Register and has received an official approval for inspection and maintenance services of cable and pipe transits. This approval sets new standards for long-term safety at sea. Roxtec Services AB is part of cable and pipe sealing solution provider Roxtec Group.
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