Coast Guard News

May 27, 2020
Exhaust gas cleaning systems, better known as scrubbers, have been under the spotlight in the shipping industry for a few years now, as owners debated the pros and cons of their installation. One of the most compelling drivers behind the installation of the technology as a means of cutting sulphur emissions was a quick return on investment as well as premium earnings when compared to ships running on much more expensive compliant fuels.... [Read More]
May 27, 2020
South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering has started construction on a new liquefied natural gas carrier for BW LNG.... [Read More]
May 27, 2020
Sweden’s newest freight port Stockholm Norvik Port has been commissioned into service having welcomed its first containership on May 27th, 2020. The Unifeeder vessel SCA Tunadal claimed the port’s maiden container ship call, marking the final stage of the port’s development.... [Read More]
May 27, 2020
Korean Register (KR) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with compatriot Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) to conduct a joint study on “Ship Cyber Security Network Construction and Design Safety Evaluation” at the Marine Engineering Research Center of SHI. Under the MOU, the two organizations have agreed to evaluate the construction and design safety of cyber security networks applicable to new ships.... [Read More]
May 27, 2020
To ensure that hull cleaning can be carried out in a safe and environmentally sustainable way in the future, a global standard is essential, BIMCO, the world’s largest shipping association, believes. Biofouling, which is the accumulation of various aquatic organisms on ships’ hulls, is gaining increasing importance on the global scene. Apart from impacting ships’ efficiency and fuel consumption, biofouling has been one of the key causes of the transfer of invasive aquatic species by ships.... [Read More]
May 27, 2020
Houston-based producer and exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) Cheniere Energy has extended its chartered fleet with TMS Cardiff Gas pair starting their respective contracts. ... [Read More]
May 27, 2020
Singapore-listed Pacific International Lines (PIL) has launched talks with its lenders on a debt re-profiling plan aimed at mitigating the financial strain on the company’s operations severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The company has been on a cost-cutting mission for a while now, having announced several vessel sales and rationalizations of service offerings.... [Read More]
May 27, 2020
Dry bulk shipping major Golden Ocean Group Limited (GOGL) has completed all 23 installations of exhaust gas cleaning systems on board its Capesize ships. Thirteen ships were fitted with scrubbers during the first quarter of 2020, contributing significantly to the total off-hire days. ... [Read More]
May 26, 2020
APL England, a 5,780 TEU containership sailing under the Singapore flag, lost around 40 containers in heavy weather while underway off Sydney, Australia, on May 25. The ship reported a loss of main engine power, leading to heavy rolling and a collapse of container stacks, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) informed. APL England was travelling from China to Australia when the incident occurred.... [Read More]
May 26, 2020
Norwegian short-sea operator Wilson ASA has signed a deal with German counterpart Arkon Shipping GmbH & Co. KG to make the largest short sea player in Europe. Under the deal, Wilson will take about 20 dry bulk carriers on a long-term lease from Arkons’ represented coaster fleet, including Hanse Eco newbuildings with delivery in 2 years’ time. ... [Read More]
May 26, 2020
Singapore’s Eastern Pacific Shipping has ordered three dual-fuelled LPG carriers that will go on a long-term charter to Norwegian energy giant Eqiunor. ... [Read More]
May 26, 2020
Jan De Nul has started the construction of its next-generation jack-up installation vessel Voltaire with a steel cutting ceremony at the Cosco Shipping Shipyard (Nantong) in China.... [Read More]
May 26, 2020
Scandlines’ hybrid ferry M/V Copenhagen has been retrofitted with Norsepower’s Rotor Sail Solution, Finnish auxiliary wind propulsion systems’ provider Norsepower said. The installation of the rotor sail on board M/V Copenhagen, a hybrid passenger ferry operating between Rostock, Germany and Gedser, Denmark, has been completed in just a few hours during a scheduled overnight stop, following meticulous preparation over the past few months, the company said. The rotor sail unit measures 30m in height and 5m in diameter.... [Read More]
May 26, 2020
Oslo-based Wallenius Wilhelmsen has pilot-tested Jotun’s remotely-operated proactive hull cleaning robot onboard one of its RORO carriers. Jotun Hull Skating Solutions combines remotely operated underwater robotic Jotun HullSkater, a special antifouling coating named SeaQuantum Skate and a range of customized services including inspection, technical service and performance level guarantees.... [Read More]
May 26, 2020
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and LTW (LNG Terminal Wilhelmshaven) have signed a build and charter deal for the Wilhelmshaven FSRU. ... [Read More]
May 26, 2020
Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP), one of the largest cruise destinations in northern Europe and a hub for ferries and RoRo traffic, has announced a new round of layoffs which will include around 55 dockworkers and office workers. The decision is being made amid a major impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the port operator’s business, especially for the transportation of new cars and cruise transport.... [Read More]
May 26, 2020
AET, a petroleum logistics unit of Malaysian energy logistics group MISC Berhad, took delivery of Eagle Petrolina, the first of four Suezmax Dynamic Positioning (DP2) Shuttle Tankers purpose-built for long-term charter to Brazilian oil and gas major Petrobras. Eagle Petrolina was built at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in South Korea, where her three sisters are currently under construction and due to be delivered later this year.... [Read More]
May 25, 2020
Swire Bulk, a bulk division of Singapore-based The China Navigation Company, has taken delivery of its new, log-fitted bulk carrier. Image Courtesy: The China Navigation Co. Pte. Ltd The 44,150 cbm Singan is traded worldwide with a strong focus on the logs trade in the Pacific and South Atlantic. ... [Read More]

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