China needs 13m tons of shipbuilding steel
The China Boat Industry & Trade Association (CBITA) projects that the country's demand for steel materials for use in shipbuilding in 2009 will jump 10.8% from the previous year to 13.3 million tons, according to local newspaper reports. The organiza...
MacGREGOR wins RoRo outfit contract
Two logistic support vessels for the Australian Navy will be fitted with specialist systems from Cargotec’s MacGREGOR that enable the recovery of amphibious vehicles at sea. MacGREGOR has won the contract to deliver a specially-designed RoRo outfit...
NMRI to release upgraded CFD software
Japan’s National Maritime Research Institute (NMRI) on March 24 releases the upgraded version of the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) program for use in designing ship hulls. The program has been upgraded for the purpose of automating its functio...
API Marine delivers to Lauritzen-Kosan
API Marine Ltd. has signed a contract with the Chinese shipyard Yangzhou Kejin Shipyard on the delivery of sensor systems, which will be installed on board six gas tankers that Lauritzen-Kosan are constructing at the yard. The 3600 M3 gas tankers, wh...
Shipbuilders crisis spreading
Newbuilding ordering activity has in effect stopped since last October and the crisis of shipbuilding industry is spreading into marine equipment industry. As newbuilding order cancellations are following one after another by shipowners due to the...
China has too much steel on its plate
Supplies of Chinese steel plate continue to rise, with new facilities due to open just as demand from the country’s shipbuilders goes into a tailspin. Market analysts at a conference on the mainland said yesterday that the 2008 output of steel p...
Tsuji still fabricating deck equipment
Major deck equipment manufacturer Tsuji Heavy Industries, which is currently in the middle of corporate reorganization proceedings, is still constructing newbuildings at its yard in Zhangjiagang which is being independently operated, as reported earl...
Niigata Power bags first order for new engine
Niigata Power Systems recently received its first order from an overseas customer for its new medium-speed engine 28AHX, which it developed and introduced on the market last autumn. The new engine will be supplied with a 360-degree swivel Z-type prop...
Angang ranks largest plate production base
It is reported that 90% of the shipbuilding plates used in China's present very large oil tanker are produced by Angang, which leading the mill to enter into the top one production base for shipbuilding plate. As reported, Angang signed strategic ...
Steel plate price sinking in China
China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry said that shipbuilding plate price will continue the downward movement in future. CANSI predicts the possible demand for shipbuilding plate will be 20 tonnes in 2010, while the outputs in 200...
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