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Bericht door Hanseaat » 05 mar 2017 11:11

Recente overnames, fusies, nieuwe samenwerkingsverbanden en het faillissement van Hanjin hebben volgens het Financieel Dagblad geleid tot een vervoerskrapte op, met name, de Europa-Azië diensten. Ondernemers die naar Azië exporteren klagen steen en been over lange wachttijden en omhoogschietende vervoersprijzen : https://fd.nl/economie-politiek/1190495 ... ersprijzen. Een nieuwe Lente een nieuw geluid? :shock: :roll:
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Bericht door Joost.R » 10 mar 2017 19:36

Van Oord orders first LNG-powered crane vessel

Van Oord has ordered the construction of a new crane vessel. This vessel, which will be named Werkendam, will be Van Oord’s first LNG-powered vessel. It will generally be deployed to Netherlands-based projects executed by subsidiary Paans Van Oord.
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The Werkendam is being built by Neptune in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, the Netherlands. It will take about twelve months to build the crane vessel. After completion, the vessel will be able to run on LNG, with gas oil as backup. With a 38 m3 tank on the aft deck, the Werkendam will be able to store enough LNG on board to sail and operate for fourteen days without bunkering LNG.

Thanks to smart features, the vessel will use less fuel and emit less CO2 without compromising operational production. The Werkendam will be equipped with various sensors and energy storage systems. The sensors will monitor the energy consumption of almost all of the equipment and systems on board, which will even make it possible to store and reuse overcapacity, for example when operating the crane. The data produced by these monitoring systems will provide crew members with an insight into energy consumption, enabling them to respond appropriately.

“Energy efficiency is one of the top items on our sustainability agenda. To reduce our carbon footprint, we are researching the use of alternative fuels, such as LNG and biofuel. With this investment, we will be gaining experience of LNG-powered vessels and the related benefits”, said Jaap de Jong, Staff Director of the Ship Management Department at Van Oord.

Specifications:

Length: 68.40 m
Breadth overall: 11.40 m
Hopper capacity: 700 m3
Propulsion: 2 x 550 kW
Bow thruster: 450 kW
LNG-powered generator: 3 x 475 kW
LNG tank: 1 x 38 m3
Spud poles: 2 x, electric-powered
Crane:
Type: four-rope grab crane
Lifting capacity: 20 t at 20 m and 25 t at 16 m

Source: Van Oord
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Bericht door Joost.R » 10 mar 2017 19:45

DAMEN Secures Order With FORTESCUE Metals Group For Six ART 85-32W Rotor Tugs

To support Second Towage Licence for the Port of Port Hedland
Pilbara Marine Pty Ltd (Pilbara Marine), a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (Fortescue) has placed an order with Damen Shipyards for the building of six, 32 metre Rotor Tugs. These will be deployed at the company’s operations at Port Hedland on Australia’s west coast, the world’s largest bulk export port. From there, Fortescue exports 165-170 million tonnes of iron ore per year.
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The six tugs are of the ART 85-32W class, designed by Robert Allan Ltd. Their Rotor®Tug propulsion system features three azimuth thrusters; two forward and one aft. Together these deliver the full 85 tonnes of bollard pull over both the bow and the stern, and 65% from amidships. The Rotor®Tug system delivers additional benefits regarding manoeuvrability, braking, and engine and winch redundancy. The W notation refers to the increased beam of these designs, providing additional stability during escorting operations conducted regularly at Port Hedland.

In May 2016 Pilbara Marine was awarded a second towage license by Pilbara Ports Authority for the port of Port Hedland and the new ART 85-32W rotor tugs will enable it to offer long-term, sustainable towage services.

The six Rotor Tugs will be built at Damen’s Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam. The first two are scheduled for delivery ex-yard by the end of October 2018, with the remaining four due in early 2019.

“Damen, as a world leader in the design and construction of tugboats, has been very successful in Australia for many years. This project underlines again that Damen listens carefully to our customers’ needs and that they value our superior quality vessels built for competitive prices, along with our technical expertise and after sales services. These factors have proven the difference in the success of this project,” says Vincent Maes, Area Sales Manager.

Rebecca Hayward, Legal Manager Strategic Contracts / Developments at Fortescue Metals Group, added: “After reviewing the market, Damen was an obvious choice because of its global reputation for outstanding quality leading to lower running costs, as well as its proven track record of delivering vessels on time, within budget. We are confident that our full operational requirements will be met by the new ART 85-32W design and are heartened by the fact that Damen will provide long term support here in Western Australia.”

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Bericht door Joost.R » 10 mar 2017 19:48

Panama Canal Sets Daily Tonnage Record in February

With this new daily tonnage record, February is the third consecutive record-breaking month for the Panama Canal.

In February 2017, the Panama Canal set a new daily tonnage record of 1.18 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS) after welcoming a total of 1,180 vessels through both the Expanded and original locks. The previous record was established the month prior in January 2017 when the Canal recorded a daily tonnage average of 1.16 PC/UMS.
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With this achievement, February is the third-consecutive record-breaking month for the Panama Canal. In December 2016 and January 2017, the waterway set monthly tonnage records after transiting 35.4 million PC/UMS and 36.1 million PC/UMS, respectively.

“These records are evidence of the maritime industry’s growing adoption of the Expanded Canal,” said Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano. “As the new lane continues to reshape global maritime trade and its true impact becomes more and more apparent, we will continue to offer new growth opportunities to our customers and cargo destinations around the world.”

Eight months since the Inauguration, approximately 850 Neopanamax vessels have transited the new locks, and 53% of cargo transiting the waterway in container ships are using the Expanded Canal. In addition, 11 new liner services have been rerouted to take advantage of the economies of scale the Canal offers. As the impact of the Expansion becomes more evident, this number is expected to increase.

Further, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels, as well as bulk carriers, tankers and vehicle carriers have transited the Expanded Canal since it was operational in June 2016. And in April 2017, the first Neopanamax cruise ship, capable of carrying up to 4,000 passengers, will transit the new locks.

Source: Canal De Panama
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Bericht door Joost.R » 10 mar 2017 19:52

More Space for big Ships in Hamburg: Project to Redesign the Vorhafen Harbour Basin En-trance completed

More manoeuvring space for big ships, faster berth assignment and improved safety of navigation: Well within the schedule, both in terms of time and money, the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) Tuesday officially completed the project “Redesigning the Entrance to the Vorhafen Harbour Basin”.

The widened Vorhafen basin access benefits both container shipping and cruise shipping. For one, the tidal (time) windows available to inbound and outbound ships are longer now and the manoeuvring space for big ships in the Tollerort area has increased. For two, it is now possible for cruise ships with a beam of 40 metres (formerly 32.3 metres) to berth at the Cruise Center Altona. Moreover, additional waiting berths for feeders can later be provided, which will help reduce vessel movements in this highly frequented section of the port.
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The Vorhafen harbour basin is the approach to the cargo terminals in Steinwerder. Its location along the main current of the Norderelbe combined with the former river bank geometries had created river current conditions that only allowed ships with a maximum width of 370 metres to enter and leave the basin. The now completed widening project permits the passage of vessels with a beam of up to 400 metres.

“The widened Vorhafen basin entrance has made vessel traffic management more efficient, easier to plan and safer,” says Jens Meier, Chairman of the Management Board of the HPA, and adds, “With the now optimised waterside access we have added another important piece to the port’s infrastructure that will further increase the competitive edge of the Port of Hamburg and benefit both container shipping and cruise shipping.”

Frank Horch, Hamburg Minister for Economic Affairs, Transport and Innovation explains, “We are developing the port with an eye on the future, and the infrastructure must be upgraded and expanded accordingly. This project is another milestone in the development of the port. Shipping companies and terminal operators will benefit in particular.”

The project comprised three major construction phases:

The soil of a four-hectare large site at the Tollerort tip was removed to create more water surface area. Part of the excavated material was used to backfill what was left of the Kohlenschiffhafen harbour basin, thus creating additional areas for the Containerterminal Tollerort (CTT) and the Köhlbrandhöft sewage plant. The remaining soil was temporarily stored at the adjacent Kuhwerder Terminal for use in future port development and other infrastructure projects.
On the northern Tollerort river banks new foreshore structures were built. An about 250-metre-long quay wall starts at the north-eastern corner of the Tollerort tip and turns into a roughly 350-metre-long embankment line in the western section. The already existing quay wall at the northern end of the Europakai was reinforced by an about 90-metre-long foreshore quay wall.
To reinforce the existing all-round quay wall at Lotsenhöft, a roughly 160-metre-long quay wall structure was built in front of it.
Due to the above measures ships can now manoeuvre in a space with a diameter of 450 metres, berth assignment has become more flexible and the safety of navigation in the Tollerort area has improved.

Source: Port of Hamburg
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Bericht door Jos Komen » 13 mar 2017 00:19

Niet echt Aktueel Scheepvaart Nieuws, maar dit komt wel vaker voor....

De storm was al dagen van tevoren aangekondigd. Waarom de kapitein besloot om toch verder te varen, is niet duidelijk.

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Bericht door Erikdepooter » 13 mar 2017 11:26

Waarom de kapitein besloot om toch verder te varen, is niet duidelijk
Ik dacht eerst dat dit over de El Faro ging. Wellicht hadden beide gezagvoerders vroeger dezelfde zeevaartschool bezocht?
"Vol vooruit - Vol achteruit - Stop - Klaar met machine, da's alles".. (Meinhart v.d. Vliet, Commodore Esso Tankvaart Mij, Ras Tannurah 1982, over de kunst van het manoeuvreren)

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Bericht door Harry G. Hogeboom » 14 mar 2017 00:31

Waarom de kapitein besloot om toch verder te varen, is niet duidelijk.
TOCH is het antwoord op deze vraag in principe heeeel eenvoudig en ook redelijk snel uit te dokteren met een klein schuiflatje ( tegenwoordig hebben "ze" daar kennelijk electrische zak-rekenmachientjes voor :mrgreen:hebben "ze" me verteld :
Bij TE laat aankomen, i.e. NIET op schema varen, staan er 4500 passagiers ( oftewel de volgende boeking voor het schip) met hun tassie op de kaai te schreeuwen van "waaaar is mijn boot" ( de moffen zijn daar al wat aan tegemoet gekomen, die noemen enkele van hun met voornamelijk vol met Duitsers passagiers schepen " Mein SChiff" :roll: :mrgreen: EN die pruttelende toekomstige passagiers moeten dan " ergens gaan eten en ergens gaan pitten" allemaal op kosten van die rederij!!
Vervolgens staan er dan - na TE late aankomst van " Mein Schiff"- pak weg 4500 passagiers ( oftewel de passagiers die AAN boord zijn en vrijwel zeker er allemaal AF gaan) op diezelfde kade EN een groot percentage heeft hun vlucht naar huis gemist EN moeten DUS niet alleen een andere vlucht boeken met alle bijkomende probleempies en kosten EN ergens eten EN ergens pitten, allemaal op kosten van de rederij........PLUS " voor het ongemak en om kankerende passagiers die zich van storrumpies en dat soort neuzelige zaken geen ene moer aantrekken" PLUS om kankerende passagiers ietwat tevreden te stellen en NIET als als eventuele toekomstige hopelijk terugkerende cruiseklant te verliezen!! worden er dan " vouchers uitgedeeld" tel dit sommetje bij elkaar op in Amerikaanse begonia's EN je wordt gelijk mooi "wit om de neus" EN het wordt dan ONMIDDELLIJK heeeel erg duidelijk waarom die Kapitein dan eventjes stug door blijft kachelen.......hij heeft dus helemaal geen zin om AL die donderse rotvragen van de boekhouders te be-antwoorden zo van " Hoe kan DAT nou Kapitein"??? er mot deze reis flink geld BIJ!! :roll: ( Gemakshalve ga ik er maar eventjes NIET verder in op AL het gelazer met vertragingen voor de bunkerboot- die ook nog TIG andere pretbakkies moet bunkeren!!- de scheepsdief die met zijn zgn. kersverse en gekoelde handel op diezelfde kade staat te kankeren en "as de bliksum" naar een ander " Mein SChiff" mot en AL die andere zaaakies die er spelen als zo'n drijvend flatgebouw met balkonnetjes voor de kaai komt.Dit soort eventuele vertragingen in stekkies zoals Fort Lauderdale, waar op iedere gegeven dag "tig" van die bakkies voor de kant liggen en/of komen en gaan heeft " verregaande ripple effecten" door het hele systeem, inclusief de taxi's en andere " kaai related $$$$$ bisnis" :lol:
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Bericht door v+d » 14 mar 2017 09:23

Een beetje water tegen de patrijspoort, daar kan dat bootje toch wel tegen? De filmer maakt zich niet ongerust en heeft in de kroeg thuis weer wat te vertellen :wink:

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Bericht door jdbvos » 14 mar 2017 10:07

Nou zijn het wel errug grote patrijspoorten....meer condorpoorten...en ik heb bij groen water voor de ramen meer vertrouwen in staal dan in glas...
Maar ik ben ook nog niet bepaald onder de indruk....
Nou ja: als dit vanuit een hutje boven het sloependek, of vanuit het panorama-dek bovenop de stuurhut, of gewoon vanuit de uitkijkpost in de voormast, is genomen, verandert dat de zaak (én mijn indruk) wél een klein beetje, natuurlijk... :lol:
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Bericht door Joost.R » 18 mar 2017 12:31

GustoMSC introduces new light drilling jack-up rig design

The NG-5500X-LD is the latest design in GustoMSC’s successful series of self-propelled jack-up designs, the NG series. Based on the proven and seasoned NG-2500X and NG-1800X designs, the NG-5500X-LD is a solution for light drilling and well intervention in a large number of mature fields in the Southern North Sea, Middle East and South East Asia.
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The conditions of these fields are characterized by water depths of up to 50 to 80 meters pending the region. Until now this was the domain of classic drilling jack-ups and tender barges with associated day rates and operational restrictions. With the light drilling cantilever, the NG-5500X-LD bridges the gap between the successful shallow to midwater service units and the full-fledged drilling rigs.

As with all NG series designs, one of the key features of the NG-5500X-LD is that it designed with practical and survival capability in mind. The unit can remain offshore when adverse weather conditions occur, resulting in more workable days, greatly enhancing efficiency and a minimum of non-productive hours during operational charters. With the excellent maneuverability (DP2), diagonal pre-loading, fast transit (up to 8 knots) and maximum safety & accuracy when making use of the Variable Frequency Drive controlled jacking system, the NG-5500X-LD enjoys all benefits of the successful GustoMSC NG series.

The light drilling rig will ensure high utilization as it can serve a variety of brown field needs, such as Light Drilling, Well Intervention and Plugging and Abandonment. The large clean main deck (approx. 1,200 m2) allows for flexible use while the cantilever featuring the X-Y Skidding System provides a large drilling envelope of 18.3 m x 7.9 m (60 ft x 26 ft). This envelop ensures access to a vast majority of brown field platform layouts seen in the Southern North Sea, Middle East Gulf and South East Asia. Another advantage comes from the fact that the entire cantilever and drill floor structure is raised above main deck by approximately 3.6 m (12 ft). This allows for improved material handling as a forklift can drive underneath, and thus reduces crane lifts from the PS to the SB side and vice versa. It also provides additional deck space for container storage and, crucially, provides additional means to handle mud return, cuttings and SWARF. With 250 tons of hook load at 60 ft and up to 350 tons (770 kips) at 50 ft the rig can truly perform light drilling operations with a drilling depth of 12,000 ft.

Another advantage comes from the fact that the entire cantilever and drill floor structure is raised above main deck by approximately 3.6 m (12 ft). This allows for improved material handling as a forklift can drive underneath, and thus reduces crane lifts from the PS to the SB side and vice versa. It also provides additional deck space for container storage and, crucially, provides additional means to handle mud return, cuttings and SWARF. With 250 tons of hook load at 60 ft and up to 350 tons (770 kips) at 50 ft the rig can truly perform light drilling operations with a drilling depth of 12,000 ft.

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Bericht door Joost.R » 18 mar 2017 12:33

Golden Ocean Group Acquires 16 Modern Dry Bulk Vessels

Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ and OSE: GOGL) (Golden Ocean) Tuesday announced that it has entered into agreements to acquire 16 modern dry bulk vessels in an all-share transaction where the Company will issue in aggregate 17.8 million consideration shares and assume debt of USD 285.2 million (the Acquisition).

Of the 16 vessels to be acquired, 14 will be acquired from subsidiaries of Quintana Shipping Ltd. (Quintana), and two ice class Panamax vessels will be acquired from subsidiaries of Seatankers, an affiliate of Hemen Holding Ltd. (Hemen), the Company's largest shareholder. The Acquisition will add significant scale to Golden Ocean's operating fleet and contribute to reducing cash breakeven levels. Based on the closing price of the Golden Ocean share on the Oslo Stock Exchange on March 14, 2017 of NOK 61.50, equal to USD 7.14 per share at a USD/NOK exchange rate of 8.6078, the aggregate transaction value is approximately USD 412.4 million.
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Golden Ocean's Bulk carrier Golden Feng - Image courtesy of Golden Ocean (For illustrative purposes only)

Birgitte Ringstad Vartdal, CEO of Golden Ocean Management AS, commented: "We are proud to be in the position to acquire a large number of modern, high quality vessels in an all-share transaction. This underscores the value the sellers ascribe to our operating platform, management team and corporate strategy. The acquired vessels, averaging 4 years of age, which matches the age profile of our existing fleet, will further enhance our already significant commercial scale and increase our operational leverage to a potential dry bulk market recovery. Combined with attractive bank financing which includes no fixed debt amortization and soft covenants through June 2019, the transaction should be accretive also in terms of cash breakeven levels. We consider the price obtained to be attractive and expect the transaction to be significantly value-accretive to our shareholders."

As part of the Acquisition, Golden Ocean will acquire Quintana's 14 vessel fleet and assume the fleet's corresponding debt of USD 262.7 million in consideration for 14.5 million shares of Golden Ocean. Golden Ocean has agreed to a USD 17.4 million down payment of the debt associated with the fleet in order to obtain no fixed debt repayments and soft covenants through June 2019. A cash sweep mechanism will be in place for excess cash generated by the fleet. The fleet consists of 6 Capesize vessels and 8 Kamsarmax/Panamax vessels, mainly built in Japan and Korea. The vessels will be owned by a non-recourse subsidiary to Golden Ocean.

Additionally, Golden Ocean will acquire two 2017-built ice class Panamax vessels from affiliates of Hemen in consideration for 3.3 million shares of the Company to fund the equity portion of the acquisition. Hemen will issue a seller credit of USD 22.5 million that matures in June 2019, with no fixed amortization. These vessels will also be owned by a non-recourse subsidiary of Golden Ocean.

Completion of the Acquisition is subject to the execution of definitive loan documents, Golden Ocean raising sufficient new equity to satisfy certain loan conditions, customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. Closing is expected to be during the second quarter of 2017 and on a vessel-by-vessel basis.

DNB Markets is acting as financial advisor to the Company in connection with the Acquisition.

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Damen Wins Construction Deal From Nigeria’s Homeland For Additional FCS 3307 Patrol Vessel

Just over a year after it took delivery of the second of two FCS 3307 Patrol vessels, Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited (Homeland) of Nigeria has ordered one more of the same class with an option on a second, to be named Guardian 3 and Guardian 4.
Like their two predecessors, the two vessels are being supplied as a turnkey solution. The Damen Group is taking care of delivery and crew training, as well as the design and build. Damen’s Local Service Hub in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, will ensure that maintenance, repairs and any additional support is handled by Damen engineers.
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Homeland supports international oil companies working in Nigeria’s offshore oil and gas fields by providing engineering, procurement, construction, installation and security services. Like the first two vessels, the primary mission of the two new Guardians will be carrying out security patrols for the production companies, as well as occasional transfers of crew and supplies. The 33-metre vessels will be fully compliant with the technical requirements of the production companies, and even exceeding them in the case of the top speed which at 30 knots is five knots faster than the specification. 18 bunks will be fitted for crew and security personnel, who can remain on board for up to four weeks. The wheelhouse is bullet-proof and additional equipment includes 15 seats for crew transfers, thermal imaging, a diesel powered SOLAS Fast Rescue Craft and an additional fuel separator to protect the engines and generators from contaminated fuel.

An integral part of the contract is the total care solution that Damen is providing to Homeland. The Damen Service Hub in Port Harcourt has now been operating for two years and is manned by a technical manager and several specialist engineers, ready to render assistance and undertake a wide range of maintenance and repair tasks in order to minimize downtime. This level of local support is a service that very few other shipyards can offer. For maximum convenience the vessels will be delivered on their own keel by Damen crews from Singapore to Nigeria and following handover the Homeland crew will each be given a week’s training before beginning operations.

Homeland Managing Director Louis Ekere commented; “Both us and our clients have been delighted with the performance of our first two FCS 3307 Patrol vessels. They remain the most capable craft of their type operating off the coast of Nigeria and we already have charter contracts lined up for both of them. Having the support of the Damen Local Service Hub gives us the utmost confidence that they will consistently operate at full capacity and capability.”

Already under construction as part of Damen’s build-for-stock policy, the Guardian 3 is almost complete except for some additional items and Guardian 4 will be ready within a few months, for delivery in the second quarter of 2017.

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German Federal Office For Agriculture and Food Awards Damen Fisheries Research Vessel Contract

The German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung, BLE) has signed a contract with Damen Shipyards Group for the construction of a Fisheries Research Vessel. The contract followed the successful result of a European tendering process, realized by the Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau, BAW). With the vessel, to be called the Walther Herwig, the German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL) will support Germany’s fisheries and oceanographic research programmes. To this end, Damen will construct the Walther Herwig to the highest levels of scientific and environmental standards.
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Measuring 85 x 17,40 metres, the Walther Herwig will be the largest vessel in the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture’s fleet. Such dimensions will allow for accommodation for 26 crew and 26 scientists.

In terms of scientific facilities and equipment, the vessel will be outfitted with two hangars, wet and dry laboratory areas and trawling gear for both demersal and pelagic fisheries research. For physical and biological oceanographic studies, the vessel’s scientific teams will be able to utilise winches capable of relaying equipment to depths of up to 6,000 metres.
The Walther Herwig will be built at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania to a design that has been finalised in cooperation with Norwegian ship designers Skipsteknisk. The expected delivery is January 2020.

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Bericht door Joost.R » 24 mar 2017 11:08

COSCO Dalian Delivers Module Carrier BigRoll Beaufort to BigRoll Shipping

BigRoll Shipping has reached an important milestone - the fourth and final MC Class vessel for the Company was handed over by Cosco Dalian Shipyard Co.
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BigRoll Beaufort completes this unique series of four identical deck carriers, offering reliability and flexibility to the market.
The Finnish-Swedish 1A Ice Class MC-Class vessels are explicitly designed for the marine transportation of major modules and equipment for large energy projects both on and offshore and can deliver in the most remote and inaccessible areas on the planet.
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BigRoll Beaufort will enter a short-term project with Yamgaz, the consortium of Technip, JGC Corporation and Chiyoda for module transportation as part of the Yamal LNG project.
“This contract with Yamal LNG shows our maritime expertise with a constant focus on safety, service and accountability. We will ensure a safe and effective transportation,” says Commercial Manager at BigRoll, Bauke van Gent.
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Rolls-Royce and MacGregor to explore implications of Autonomy for container ships

Rolls-Royce and MacGregor, part of Cargotec, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on research and development to explore the impact of developments in autonomy for cargo ship navigation and cargo handling systems on-board container ships. This collaboration will harness both companies’ unique experience laying the groundwork for the development of autonomous container ships.
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Rolls-Royce and MacGregor to explore the impact of developments in autonomy for cargo ship navigation and cargo handling systems on-board container ships - Image courtesy of Rolls-Royce

Pasi Lehtonen, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Business Development and Marketing, MacGregor said; “MacGregor wants to reshape and transform the industry to make it much more efficient, safer and more sustainable. In the segments where we operate, we see a lot of unnecessary waste in the forms of inefficiency, damage to cargo, and continuously dangerous working conditions. Our aim is to minimise this waste from the value network and this collaboration on autonomy for container ships is a good example of where industry leaders work together to transform the industry.”

Asbjørn Skaro, Rolls-Royce, Director Digital and Systems, said: “Rolls-Royce is pioneering remotely controlled and autonomous ships and believes such a remote controlled ship will be in commercial use by the end of the decade and a common sight on the high seas by 2030. For the full benefits of such a change to be realised many activities currently done today manually will need to be done autonomously. This research will help us explore how that might be achieved.

“As a leading provider of cargo handling solutions and services for container ships, MacGregor brings a detailed knowledge of the cargo sector and can provide valuable insights into marine cargo operations and the technology and systems needed to make them as efficient and safe as possible.”

Source: Rolls-Royce
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