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June 27, 2016

Conrad Shipyard Forms LNG Business Unit

Conrad Shipyard has announced the formation of a new business unit focused on LNG projects.
Conrad Shipyard is the builder of the first LNG bunker barge in North America and anticipates a delivery date of early 2017. Conrad continues to actively pursue other LNG opportunities, including developing designs for additional transport barges, dual-fuel powered towboats, and other research and development projects.



Game Changer! Inauguration Of Expanded Panama Canal Ushers In New Era Of Global Trade

June 26, 2016 - The Expanded Panama Canal is now officially open for business.
The inaugural transit began with the passage of Neopanamax vessel COSCO Shipping Panama through the Agua Clara Locks on the Atlantic side of the country and concluded with its transit through the Cocoli Locks on the Pacific side. The ship is en route to Asia.
Considered and analyzed with more than 100 studies, the Expansion will provide greater economies of scale to global commerce. It will introduce new routes, liner services, and segments such as liquefied natural gas (LNG).



Wärtsilä to power two new Indian dredgers

Wärtsilä has won an order for two new 8000m3 trailing suction hopper dredgers being built for the Adani group, India’s largest private multi-port operator.
The vessels are the first of a new IHC Beagle series designed by Royal IHC (IHC) of the Netherlands. IHC will also build the dredgers. The contract with Wärtsilä was signed in February, 2016.



Austal Delivers Seventh Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF7) To U.S. Navy

Austal Limited  is pleased to announce the U.S. Navy has accepted delivery of USNS Carson City (EPF 7) from Austal USA, during a ceremony held aboard the ship at Austal USA’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, USA on 24 June.
This is the second vessel delivered by Austal USA to the U.S. Navy this month.


Hans Laheij new Vice President Sales & Marketing at SCHOTTEL

As of September 2016, Hans Laheij will take over as Vice President Sales & Marketing at SCHOTTEL GmbH, assuming the responsibilities of Dr. Jens-Erk Bartels, who is retiring. Hans Laheij has extensive experience and expertise in the area of ship propulsion.


Cathelco supply BWT system for cable laying vessel

Cathelco have supplied a ballast water treatment (BWT) system for the C.C. Pacifique, a steel barge which is being converted into a cable laying vessel for Coastal Carriers BV of the Netherlands.
The order for the system was placed by V.Delta, part of V.Group, the international ship management company who are managing the conversion of the 120 metre vessel which is taking place in Singapore.


June 26, 2016

Rosneft, China Shipbuilding Corp. sign contract for floating transfer dock construction for Zvezda Shipyard

June 25, 2016 - Far Eastern Plant Zvezda, China Shipbuilding & Offshore International Co., Ltd. (CSOC) and Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (BSIC) signed a contract for the construction and delivery of a floating transfer dock facility for Zvezda shipbuilding complex.
The 40,000t   floating transfer dock will be created to ensure the construction of marine engineering facilities at the shipyard.
The contract provides that the Chinese companies will develop the design documentation, manufacture the equipment, train the crew and conduct final trial of the barge in Bolshoi Kamen Bay located in the Far East of Russia.


RS rules conform to the IMO goal-based standards

The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), at its 96th session held in London on 11 to 20 May 2016 confirmed that the rules of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping are in conformity to the IMO goal-based standards (GBS).
The amendments in the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS 74/78) regulation II-1/3-10, introducing GBS, were adopted in 2010. The amendments enter into force on 1 July 2016 set for application to oil tankers and bulk carriers contracted for construction on or after this date.
The goal-based standards include a set of functional requirements for the ships throughout their service life - from designing to recycling.


Austal To Build New 109 Metre High Speed Catamaran

Austal Limited is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract to design and build a 109 metre vehicle passenger (RoPax) ferry for Mols Linien A/S (Mols) (OMX: MOLS) of Denmark, its fourth new commercial ferry contract in the past month.
The circa A$100million contract will be the largest commercial ferry built by Austal since 2011, and is proposed to be built at Austal Australia’s Henderson shipyard, commencing first quarter of 2017.


June 24, 2016

Alfa Laval to celebrate 100 years of marine innovation at SMM 2016

Alfa Laval hopes to make SMM 2016 a historic occasion for visitors to its stand. As it marks the 100th anniversary of its first marine separator, the company will present marine customers with more new solutions than ever before.
Visitors to Hall A1, Stand A1.226 will find Alfa Laval with a wide range of new marine innovations, as well as a look back at the company’s first.



Delivers flexible vessel for the offshore wind service industry to BS Offshore

When Bernhard Schulte Offshore (BS Offshore) and their client Siemens ordered a service operation vessel from Ulstein Verft in 2015, they saw the benefit of having the ship designer and the yard in one place. The vessel is now completed, and was delivered on 23 June 2016.



VOS Challenge joins Vroon fleet

We are pleased to announce that VOS Challenge was delivered to Vroon last week. The vessel left Fujian Southeast Shipyard (FSES) in Fuzhou, China on Thursday 23 June at the start of her journey to Thailand, where she will be delivered to charterers PTTEP.
VOS Challenge, a 65m anchor-handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel, is the first in an exciting new series of six such vessels under construction at the Shipyard for Vroon. She is a KCM 65m vessel, designed by Khiam Chuan Marine. Vroon’s Performance and Engineering Department worked closely together with KCM to enhance vessel capabilities.



First Damen tug for Bugsier

ASD 2411 joins German towage company in its 150th year of operations
Bugsier, the German towage and maritime service provider, has boosted its already extensive fleet with the addition of a Damen ASD 2411 tug. The tug represents the first purchase of a Damen vessel for Bugsier.



Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards winners announced

The winners of the third annual Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards were announced yesterday (23 June) at a ceremony hosted at Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Launched in 2014, the Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards champion the best in technology and innovation in the electric and hybrid marine sector, and are supported by associated publication Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International.


Industry news
IMDS 2017
June 27, 2016

VEB guarantees US$3 billion of debt to Yamal LNG project

VEB - the Russian development bank - has confirmed that it has provided a guarantee of US$3 billion of debt to the Novatek-led Yamal LNG project. The bank claims that this will help to encourage overseas financing for the project.


Panama Canal Opens $5B Locks, Bullish Despite Shipping Woes

With a band playing and flags waving, a Chinese ship carrying more than 9,000 containers on Sunday (June 26) entered the newly expanded locks that will double the Panama Canal's capacity in a multibillion-dollar bet on a bright economic future despite tough times for international shipping.
Several tug boats pulled "Cosco Shipping Panama" into the new locks at Agua Clara under a cloudy sky in Colon province, about 80 kilometers (about 50 miles) north of the capital.
Nearly two years late due to construction delays and labor strife, the $5.25 billion project formally launched with the transit of the 158-foot-wide (48.2 meters), 984-foot-long (300 meters), Chinese-owned container ship. It's one of the modern class of mega-vessels that will now be able to use the canal.


Rosneft Agrees to Sell Siberia Stake as Putin Boosts China Ties

Rosneft PJSC, the world’s largest publicly traded crude producer, agreed to sell a stake in a key unit to China as Russian President Vladimir Putin seeks to bolster energy ties with Asia.
The state-run company committed Saturday (June 25) to negotiating the sale of 20 percent of its Verkhnechonsk unit to Beijing Enterprises Group Co., Rosneft said in a statement. The deal was signed in Beijing in the presence of Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping, during a visit meant to boost trade between the two countries.


Rosneft, China Shipbuilding Corp. Sign Contract for Floating Transfer Dock

Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin said that Rosneft and China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) made a strategic decision to develop an unprecedented industrial complex with leading edge equipment and technologies to help fulfill the shipbuilding requirements for the Russian Federation and to successfully compete in global shipbuilding markets.


New player could reshape Russian container trade

A new containerized cargo transportation firm able to compete with global majors may soon appear in Russia using Transcontainer, Russia’s leading containerized transportation company, as its base.
Russian shippers have already expressed concerns about the prospective company because it could dominate the market and dictate prices due to a lack of real competition.
It is expected that the financial conglomerate Summa Group, which owns 24.1 percent of Transcontainer through the Russian container line Fesco, will acquire a 50 percent stake in Transcontainer from the national railway monopoly RZD.


June 24, 2016

Funding for Russian defense industry program to amount to $26.2 billion

According to the Russian deputy prime minister, the volume of military products increased by 20%
The total amount of budgetary allocations for Russia’s state defense industry development program will reach 1.67 trillion rubles (roughly $26.2 billion), Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Friday (June 24) at a meeting on the state defense order fulfilment in the Far Eastern Federal District.


Zvezda Shipyard Expansion Among Russia's Top Construction Projects Russian Ministry of Defense

The expansion of the Zvezda shipyard in Russia's Far East is one of the most important construction projects in the country as it will enable the realization of the country's Arctic development plans, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Wednesday (June 22).


Russian sea port seeks to replace Antwerp as Europe's 2nd largest port

Russia’s Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port (NCSP) Group is planning to increase its transshipment capacities by over 50 percent by 2025 and surpass the current performance of Antwerp, Europe’s second largest port.


Russia's Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port raises $2.1 bln loan from VTB


Five more municipalities in Far East to become free ports - minister

Border and customs control procedures will be much simpler in free ports.


Cruise Ship Gets Built Before Your Eyes

This short time-lapse video allows you to appreciate the entire construction process of a majestic cruise liner in less than 9 minutes.


Yacht Alisher Usmanov was recognized as the most capacious in the world

German shipbuilding company Lürssen on the page in Facebook reported that it built a yacht Dilbar is the most capacious in the world. In may, the website GTSpirit wrote that the yacht Dilbar (working title - Project Omar) built for Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov.


Poland doesnt want Nord Stream-2 pipeline, but wants the gas

Despite being one of the main opponents of Russia’s Nord Stream-2, Poland is interested in pumping 11 billion cubic meters of gas per year from the pipeline, Gazprom said on Thursday (June 23).
According to Gazprom Deputy Chairman Aleksandr Medvedev, Warsaw has bid for 11 billion cubic meters of Russian gas coming through the projected Nord Stream-2 pipeline.


Wan Hai Orders Eight Containerships in Japan

Taiwan’s shipping company Wan Hai Lines has decided to expand its fleet as it ordered eight new containerships from a Japanese shipbuilder, according to the company’s stock exchange filing.
The eight vessels, which will feature 1,900 TEUs, are worth between USD 212 million and USD 326 million.
Wan Hai said that the vessels will be built by shipbuilder Naikai Zosen Corp.


B.C. shipbuilding education gets a $2.9M boost

UBC, BCIT and Camosun College among recipients of multi-million dollar investment
Seaspan Vancouver has announced a major investment in the province's marine industrial sector in the form of a $2.9 million dollar pledge to support future B.C. shipbuilders.
The investment includes a $2 million donation to UBC's Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Masters programs over the next seven years.


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September, 2016

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Oct. 4-6, 2016 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia




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Oct. 18-20, 2016 • Vung Tau, Vietnam




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Shiptec China 2016

Oct. 25-28, 2016 • Dalian, China




Danish Maritime Fair

Oct. 25-27, 2016 • Copenhagen, Denmark



December, 2016

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INMEX China 2016

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May, 2017

Nor-Shipping 2017

May 30 - June 2, 2017 • Oslo, Norway



June, 2017

International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS-2017)

June 28 - July 2, 2017 • Saint Petersburg, Russia



September, 2017

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