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Jumbo Orders Super Heavylift Ships from Damen

Dutch heavylift shipping specialist Jumbo ordered two Super Heavylift vessels from Damen Shipyards Group of the Netherlands. Scheduled for delivery in 2003, the new 11,000 dwt J-1600 class vessels will reportedly be the heaviest heavylift vessels in the world. The The design reflects demand for greater lift and outreach capabilities. The vessel’s equipment outfit takes account of market needs. The ships will have a pair of state-of-the-art rotating mast cranes, with a combined lift capacity of 1,600 tons at 16 m outreach and a maximum outreach of 35 m. The vessel’s shallow draft of 6.5 m maintains the small port operational capability that is the basis of the Jumbo fleet.


Pacific-Gulf Marine To Operate Unique Vessel

Pacific-Gulf Marine has finalized an agreement with Patriot Shipping LLC to manage and operate the heavylift vessel, Industrial Challenger, under U.S. Flag. Built in 2000, the 8000 deadweight multi-purpose vessel has lifting capacity of 400 metric tons, a 16.5 knot service speed and is ideally suited for project & heavylift cargo. It is expected that the vessel will operate in the U.S. to South America trade while pursuing other opportunities to move both commercial and/or U.S


Rickmers-Linie Secures Tonnage

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg based global breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo specialist, has extended the charter parties of three vessels formerly used on its round-the-world service, Bibi, Leon and Merida, for a further three years in order to secure availability of tonnage for its monthly liner service from Europe to the Middle East and India. All three vessels are now being renamed whilst being drydocked in Shanghai.


To Russia With Love

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A pair of 200-pax catamarans, “Penguin 32” and “Penguin 33”, being loaded onto heavylift vessel MV MERWEDEGRACHT at Jurong Port, Singapore.   The ferries departed Singapore on 27 July for Vladivostok, where they will serve as vital support craft at the APEC 2012 Summit to be held on Russky Island, part of Vladivostok's Frunzensky district in the Peter the Great Gulf. The owner of the ferries, Penguin International Limited (www.penguin.com


HoOk Offshore Crane R&D Project Launched

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With funding from the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and supported by "Projektträger Jülich" (PTJ) (project sponsors Jülich), over the next three years Hamburg University of Technology, Mareval AG Hamburg and the maritime engineering company HeavyLift@Sea will conduct research into the improvement of tools for the simulation of offshore crane operations. The project is named HoOK - Hochseeoperationen mit Kranen [Offshore Operations with Cranes]


HeavyLift@Sea Presents the MPV 500 Heavy Lifter

MVP 500

Expanded design family of extremely versatile heavy goods transporters. HeavyLift@Sea presents the MPV 500 Heavy Lifter for intermediate market segment.   With the development and creation of the MPV 500, the maritime engineering specialist HeavyLift@Sea, with headquarters in Hamburg's HafenCity, has now expanded its design family of extremely versatile heavy lifters. The multi-purpose vessel is based on the HLV 1600 heavy lifter


FirstWave/Newpark Awarded Repair Contract

FirstWave/Newpark Shipbuilding was granted a contract by Pride Offshore of Houma, La. for repair and maintenance of the jack-up drilling rig Pride Colorado. The rig, which arrived at the company's East Pelican Island facility in Galveston during mid-October, will be drydocked on a heavylift barge for inspection and repair, if required. Newpark has completed three successful dockings on lift barges in the past.


Eastern Car Liner and Rickmers-Linie Agree on Trade Deal

Eastern Car Liner Ltd., Tokyo, and Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg based breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo specialist, have concluded a deal concerning the transpacific westbound trade. ECL, which provides a monthly liner service from Japan to the U.S. East Coast, will deliver its multipurpose vessels after the end of each eastbound voyage to Rickmers-Linie, which will then charter the ships for transpacific westbound voyages and redeliver them to Japan


Time, Air Is Running Out: Russian Sub Rescue Continues

Russia's navy said on Wednesday it had launched a new attempt to rescue 116 sailors trapped in a powerless nuclear submarine grounded on the bed of the Barents Sea since the weekend. Two previous attempts to dock a rescue capsule, capable of evacuating up to 20 people at a time, with the Kursk submarine had failed amid fears that the crew was running out of oxygen, Reuters reported Itar-Tass news agency quoted the navy press office as saying the operation started at 8 a.m


Newbuildings Earmarked for Rickmers-Linie

Four more 24,000dwt multi-purpose vessels have been ordered for the global services of Rickmers-Linie, the heavylift and project cargo shipping company by Polaris Shipmanagement, a Rickmers Group company. The contract with the Chinese shipbuilder Guangzhou Wenchong was signed in on the evening of 23 September, the first day of the major German shipbuilding and marine equipment exhibition, SMM. Delivery of the first vessel is scheduled for May 2011 and by December 2011 all four will be in


Gibdock Prepares Five-Star Floating Hotel

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The 189-room five-star floating hotel Sunborn Gibraltar is due to welcome its first guests in February 2014, after Gibraltar shipyard Gibdock drew on its extensive cruise ship expertise to undertake hull blasting and coating work. Despite its role as a tourist and business travel destination


Intermarine Open Houston Ship Channel Operations Center

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Intermarine, LLC, has officially opened its state of the art Operations Center at Industrial Terminal, the leading breakbulk terminal on the Houston Ship Channel. They say that this landmark building is the only office building of its kind on the Ship Channel and houses Intermarine's entire


Engineering Efficiency on the Paraná

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A North American design tailored for South American operation: the new fleet of diesel-electric push boats engineered by Robert Allan Ltd. (RA) brings an improved level of performance to the Paraná River.     


America’s First Marine Highway Comes Back to Life

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The New York State Canal System, once forgotten as a commercial shipping option, is on the rise again, after years of decline. The shorter, greener and smarter route(s) make increasingly good sense for high value cargoes. Commercial utilization of America’s original superhighway – the


Heavy Lift Cargo Companies Merge

Intermarine & Scan-Trans unite to head for a leadership position in project & heavy lift cargo transportation. Danish Scan-Trans Holding A/S and U.S. based Intermarine, LLC announce a stock transaction. The two companies will create a platform for premier services in project and heavylift


Nagoya, Japan joins Rickmers' Rotation

Nagoya, Japan joins Rickmers' Round-the-World Pearl String Service. As from September 2012, the port of Nagoya will be added to Rickmers-Linie’s Round-The-World Pearl String Service schedule on a monthly basis.   Shippers will now be able to ship directly to Houston, New Orleans


Rickmers-Linie Transports Three LPG Storage Tanks

Rickmers-Linie’s 19,100dwt Baltic Winter has recently completed the transportation of three LPG storage tanks, each weighing 475 tons, from Kuantan in Malaysia to Shuaiba in Kuwait. Fabricated by KNM Process System Sdn Bhd, part of the global KNM Group


Offshore Get-together in Flushing Port

Dutch Blue in Tema, Ghana

Last December 12th, Holland Offshore’s newbuild Dutch Blue arrived in Flushing, the Netherlands, towing the pontoon NP 328 which transported 6 hulls owned by Ruyven. Dutch Blue This trip has been the maiden voyage of the Dutch Blue; a towing / support vessel built under Dutch flag


COSCO Turnover Down But 2012 Profitable

COSCO Group achieved net profit attributable to equity holders of $105.7 million on turnover of $3.7billion in 2012. Group turnover decreased 10.3% to $3.7 billion in 2012 from $4.2 billion in 2011 owing to a decrease in shipyard and dry bulk shipping revenue. However, Gross profit increased 27


SAL Heavy Lift Now Operates Global Fleet from Hamburg

SAL Heavy Lift has opened the doors of its new head office at Brooktorkai 20 in HafenCity, Hamburg. The premises sprawl over the 6th floor, and 116 employees are working there. SAL Heavy Lift, a member of the Japanese “K” Line Group


China Shipbuilding Giant: 2012 Turnover Down, Profit Increase

COSCO Chairman Ma Ze Hua
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COSCO Chairman Ma Ze Hua
 comments on the group's 2012 annual financial report. The following is extracted from Mr Ma's letter to stakeholders: It has been a challenging year for the Group. Turnover declined 10.3% to $3.7 billion, from $4.2 billion a year ago. Gross profit grew 27


Rickmers-Linie Adds Vessel on Pearl String Service

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Rickmers-Linie added a 10th vessel on its eastbound Round-the-World Pearl String Service as part of its continuing program of investment in its services. The global breakbulk, heavylift and project specialist has taken the Rickmers Savannah on long-term charter to help it meet customer demand


Rickmers-Linie Appoints Brazil Representative

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Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist in the worldwide ocean transportation of breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo recently appointed an owner’s representative in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Mr Celso H B Pavao assumes the role as Owner’s Representative – South America


Port Manatee Official Appointed to NAS Marine Board

Dave Sanford, interim chief of staff at Port Manatee, has been named to the National Academies of Science Marine Board, a Washington-based maritime advisory group. Sanford has accepted an appointment to a three-year term on the Marine Board, beginning Nov. 1


Shallow Federal Policies Produce Even Shallower AIWW Drafts

Underway and pushing on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway

The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway awaits the chance to rescue the crowded eastern seaboard with a readymade alternative to the parking lot known simply as I-95. The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW) extends 1,200 miles from Norfolk, Va. to Key West, Fla.. That much is common knowledge


 
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