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Ship Repair & Conversion

MOL to Renovate Nippon Maru

Pics: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd

Japanese transport company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that its group company Mitsui O.S.K. Passenger Line, Ltd. (MOPAS) has scheduled a major renovation of its operated cruise ship, the Nippon Maru.According to a press release from MOL Group, the project will take about 50 days from mid-February through early April 2020.

AG Ems Signs LNG Ferry Pact with RNS

Photo: Royal Niestern Sander

Dutch shipyard Royal Niestern Sander (RNS) announced the signing of an agreement with the ferry company AG Ems for the conversion of another passenger ferry - Münsterland - to LNG propulsion.The Holland-based shipyard receives a contribution from the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union for this innovation process.

Dry Freight Rates Buoyed by Scrubber Refit Work

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With the world's largest dry cargo ships coming out of service for refits to comply with tougher rules on emissions, charter rates are expected to remain strong, a top Cargill executive said, after posting 7-fold gains already this year."There are a lot of ships - especially on the capesizes

193 Ships Broken in 2Q, 2019

Graphics: NGO Shipbreaking Platform

The NGO Shipbreaking Platform said that there were a total of 193 ships broken in the second quarter of 2019 and the 146 of these were sold to South Asian scrapping beaches. South Asian working conditions are known to be dire and breaking practices cause irreparable damage to the coastal environment, it added.

Langh Tech Provides Scrubber for Chios

Image: Langh Tech

Finland-based Langh Tech designs, the provider of scrubbers for SOx removal from exhaust gases and water treatment units for closed loop scrubbers, has successfully delivered a scrubber system to the Chios Navigation 50.000 dwt Medium Range product Tanker, a new-building from Hyundai Mipo Shipyard.Chios Navigation,

France Seals Navy Ship Deal with Romania

(Photo: Naval Group)

France's defense ministry said on Wednesday that defense firm Naval Group had won a 1.2 billion euro ($1.35 billion) contract to build four Gowind navy corvettes for Romania, as it looks to ensure security in the Black Sea.The deal, which will also see Naval Group renovate two existing Romanian frigates,

MacGregor to Upgrade MSC Vessels

Pic: MacGregor

Swiss-based shipping line MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has signed a contract with MacGregor and Guangzhou Wenchong Dockyard to upgrade cargo systems on six 16,000 TEU containerships owned and operated by the company.The upgrades will be implemented during dry-docking in 2020, the global container shipping company said in a press release.

​​​​Damen Welcomes Mexican Training Vessel, Cadets

Photo: Damen

Due to the port visit of the Mexican Sail Training Vessel ARM Cuauhtémoc to Scheveningen, the Netherlands, Damen Shipyards welcomed a group of officers, cadets and crew into its facilities in Gorinchem, The Netherlands. With this event, Damen celebrates its relationship of more than 40 years with Mexico,

“Cautious Optimism” for Goltens Dubai

Photo: Goltens

The global downturn in offshore energy is well recorded, a downturn which has had impact on various arms of the energy and marine supply chain.  While Goltens has felt the downturn like many other companies, it is reporting 'cautious optimism' in the Middle East premised on new international regulation and the need for shipowners to upgrade ships.

DSO Gets AAA Credit Rating

Pic: Damen Shipyards

Damen group’s Swedish shipyard, Damen Oskarshamnsvarvet (DSO) has had its credit rating, as awarded by European credit rating agency Bisnode, upgraded from B to AAA."With only 2.3% of companies in Sweden achieving the highest possible rating of AAA, this demonstrates that the shipyard is in excellent financial and commercial health,

Dredger Converted to Dual-fuel

Photo: Damen

The first European dredger converted to dual-fuel LNG/MGO propulsion has departed Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (DSDu) to return to work, 23 months after contract signing. The 117m, 8,500 cu. m. trailing suction hopper dredger Samuel de Champlain is owned by Rouen-based GIE Dragages-Ports and operated by the Port of Nantes-Saint-Nazaire.

Heavy Lift Jack-up Apollo Refit Completed

(Photo: Damen)

DEME Offshore’s newest heavy-lift jack-up Apollo has recently completed a one-month conversion project at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (DSDu) that included the installation of a moon pool on the main deck.According to DSDu, the technical demands combined with the limited time available required highly

Port Everglades to Commission USS Paul Ignatius

Paul Ignatiu. Photo: US Navy

Port Everglades, located in Greater Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Florida,  hosted the U.S. Navy’s Commissioning Ceremony of its newest Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, the USS Paul IgnatiusLast week, the Broward County Commission voted unanimously to waive dockage charges for the ship’s

Marine Fuel: World First for Megaboxer MV Sajir

The 15,000 TEU megaboxer MV SAJIR to be converted to methane for operation (©Hapag-Lloyd)

"With the conversion of SAJIR, we are the first shipping company worldwide to convert a container vessel of this size to natural gas propulsion."  Richard von Berlepsch, Managing Director Fleet Management at Hapag-LloydIn its more than 170 years of existence, the Hamburg-based Hapag Lloyd  has used

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