Shipbuilding
Teekay’s 1st LNGC completes sea trials
Teekay announced on June 20 that Pan Asia has successfully completed sea trials off the east coast of Shanghai in the East China sea. Pan Asia is the first of four 174,000 cubic meter Tri-Fuel Diesel Electric (TFDE) liquefied natural gas (LNG) ca...
2017-06-23 07:51:37
Vard starts keel laying of expedition vessel
It turend out that the next construction stage of HANSEATIC nature, the first of two expedition new-builds, has begun with the keel laying. At the VARD shipyard in Tulcea, Romania, Karl J. Pojer, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, placed a coin inside t...
2017-06-23 07:45:06
Damen bags 19 shallow draught vessels
Damen Shipyards Group of the Netherlands is said to have won a total of 19 shallow draught vessels from Combi Lift, a German heavy lift expert.  The vessels will be used to transport heavy cargo for Gazprom Amur Gas Processing Plant Proje...
2017-06-23 07:27:41
DSME confirms delivery of VLCC·LNG
On June 21, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering announced the confirmation of the end date of a contract signed on July 30, 2014, for building two very large crude carriers (VLCCs) and two LNG carriers. The value of the deal inked wit...
2017-06-23 07:23:45
China Steel orders 208K BC quartet
Through its wholly-owned subsidiary China Steel Express (CSE), China Steel Corporation (CSC), the largest steel company in Taiwan, turns out to have placed an order at CSBC, a Taiwan's state-owned shipbuilder, for two new 208,000 dwt bulkers.&nbs...
2017-06-23 07:22:41
SHI wins LNG-fueled shuttle TK duo
Statoil and AET extend partnership in North Sea shuttle sector as Statoil awards a contract to AET to operate two expert DP2 offshore loading shuttle tankers (OLSTs) on long-term charter. Statoil ASA and AET, one of the world’s leading petro...
2017-06-23 07:21:24
VLCC contracts gaining ground
The condition of global shipbuilding market is still sluggish even though it is picking up slightly compared to a historic recession in 2016. In this situation, contracting activities in very large crude carrier (VLCC) sector is significantly gai...
2017-06-23 07:19:16
Global orderbook decline 17% y-t-d
Global shipbuilders' orderbook totaled 3,156 vessels and 186.40m dwt (76.20m cgt) as of the end of May, 2017, which is a decline of 17% compared to the early this year. The 40% of the orderbook is expected to be delivered within this year. Acc...
2017-06-23 07:18:12
Icon to support PCPP's program
The Board of Directors (“Board”) of Icon Offshore Berhad (“ICON/Company”) announced on June 19 that Icon Offshore Group Sdn. Bhd. has been awarded to provide one (1) anchor handling tug supply vessel 60 MT, to PCPP to support PCPP’s plu...
2017-06-22 07:27:31
Rolls-Royce demonstrates remotely operated tug
It turned out that Rolls-Royce and global towage operator Svitzer have successfully demonstrated the world’s first remotely operated commercial vessel in Copenhagen harbour, Denmark. Earlier this year, one of Svitzer´s tugs, the 28m long Sv...
2017-06-22 07:23:44
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