• Hapag-Lloyd tests ship painting robots
    Hapag-Lloyd has been testing ship painting by robots on nine of its ships. In shipyards in Hamburg, Marseilles and most recently Singapore, Hapag-Lloyd tested the so-called Hull Treatment Carrier (HTC) coating. The system from the Austrian manufacturer Palfinger is made up of several automated units that travel along the side ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 11.07.2019By Sam Chambers
  • DOF awarded two new contracts
    Norwegian offshore service provider DOF has been awarded a contract by Premier for the deployment of its PSV . The contract is for two well firm plus one-well option starting from the third quarter. The firm period is estimated to around 4 months. Additionally, DOF has been awarded a drilling support ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 11.07.2019By Jason Jiang
  • UK demands ships built from 2025 onwards ought to be zero-emission capable
    All new ships for UK waters ordered from 2025 should be designed with zero-emission capable technologies, according to ambitious plans set out today by maritime minister Nusrat Ghani to cut pollution from the country’s maritime sector. The commitment is set out in the Clean Maritime Plan published today. The government ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 11.07.2019By Sam Chambers
  • BP tanker targeted by Iranians
    The UK’s Ministry of Defence has revealed three boats belonging to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards tried to seize an Isle of Man-flagged tanker yesterday, which was transiting the Strait of Hormuz, in an apparent retaliation for British armed forces taking an Iranian tanker, Grace 1, in Gibraltar earlier this month. ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 11.07.2019By Sam Chambers
  • AP Moller Holding makes first moves in the renewable energy market
    A.P. Moller Holding, which controls Denmark’s A.P. Moller-Maersk, made its first move into the renewable energy market yesterday, revealing it will buy local wind turbine supplier KK Group from Swedish private equity Solix Group. “Denmark is the leading hub for the wind industry worldwide with significant global growth potential. We ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 11.07.2019By Sam Chambers
  • Weekly Broker: En bloc handies dominate
    The secondhand sale and purchase activities tempered a bit this past week. The dry bulk chartering market continued its impressive improvement led by capes which are now trading on the spot market for in excess of $26,000 a day. However, while the interest for secondhand tonnage remains high, buyers and ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 11.07.2019By Jason Jiang
  • Union Maritime orders up to four aframaxes at Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry
    UK owner Union Maritime has signed a newbuilding contract with Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry (CSHI) for the construction of up to four 113,000 dwt aframax tankers. The contract is made up of a firm order of two vessels and options for two more. The vessels will be built by CSHI’s ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 11.07.2019By Jason Jiang
  • Belships fleet hits 20 with addition of newbuild ultramax
    Norwegian supramax and ultramax owner Belships continues to expand at rapid pace with the 10-year bareboat charter of an ultramax newbuilding, growing its fleet to 20 vessels. The vessel will be delivered by an unnamed Japanese shipyard in the second half of 2021, and Belships estimates the vessel will have ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 11.07.2019By Grant Rowles
  • Capital boxships get new MSC charters after fitting scrubbers
    Capital Product Partners has agreed new long-term time charters with MSC for 8,266 teu boxship pair Agamemnon and Archimidis. The 2007-built Agamemnon will commence the new charter in the third quarter of 2019, upon completion of scrubber installation and passing of special survey. The 2006-built Archimidis will commence its new ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 11.07.2019By Grant Rowles
  • S’hail adds panamax pair into Klaveness pool
    S’hail Shipping has placed panamax pair S’hail al Rayan and S’hail al Dukhan into the Baumarine pool, a specialised panamax, kamsarmax and post-panamax pool run by Norway’s Torvald Klaveness. S’hail Shipping already had three vessels in the pool and said that it has been mutually beneficial for both S’hail and ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 11.07.2019By Grant Rowles
  • NYK orders energy-saving bulker at JMU for long-term JFE Steel charter
    Japanese owner NYK has placed an order at Japan Marine United for the construction of a capesize bulker with delivery scheduled in 2021. NYK says the vessel is a next generation energy-saving vessel, which will be compliant with Tier III emission regulations and the IMO SOx emission cap, and will ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 10.07.2019By Jason Jiang
  • China Merchants, CIMC and AVIC plot offshore shipyard merger
    China Merchants Group has moved forward with the consolidation of offshore yard assets with China International Marine Containers (CIMC) and AVIC, a merger which will create one of the largest offshore yard groups in the world. An official at CIMC confirmed to Splash that the merger has been in the ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 10.07.2019By Jason Jiang
  • US outlines Hormuz naval coalition plans
    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, General Joseph Dunford, said yesterday he expects a naval coalition to start operating in waters off Iran and Yemen this month. At a press conference yesterday, Dunford said America was confident allies would sign up to a US-led coalition in ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 10.07.2019By Sam Chambers
  • Solomon reefs damaged irreparably from latest bauxite spill
    The coral reefs off Rennell Island in the Solomon Islands are likely to be permanently damaged from the latest shipping environmental catastrophe to hit the area. With authorities still assessing the scale of the environmental impact from the bunker spill in February of the bulk carrier, the same remote bay ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 10.07.2019By Sam Chambers
  • Cattle rescue from grounded Chilean ship moves ahead
    A dramatic ship-to-ship transfer operation is set to continue today in the wintry waters of southern Chile to rescue around 200 cattle in trucks on a roro vessel that grounded and listed last week after the ship’s master hanged himself. The first cattle were taken off the roro yesterday after ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 10.07.2019By Sam Chambers
  • US Coast Guard warns of more cyber attacks
    The US Coast Guard is urging vessels to update their cyber security systems after a recent malware attack on a merchant ship en route to the US. In February, a large ship bound for New York radioed the US Coast Guard warning that the vessel was “experiencing a significant cyber ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 10.07.2019By Sam Chambers
  • 2020 Bulkers to list on Oslo Axess this week
    Tor Olav Trøim’s 2020 Bulkers will list on Oslo Axess from July 12 following approval by the Oslo Stock Exchange. The company said it has applied for a listing on July 8 and expects to receive the approval on July 10. “We are excited about the upcoming listing of 2020 ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 10.07.2019By Jason Jiang
  • Chronic congestion in Durban forces carriers to deploy extra loaders
    Extreme congestion in South Africa’s largest port is forcing carriers to deploy extra loaders to meet their commitments. In a recent customer advisory, MSC said that cargo from Durban and from Ngqura to Europe would be loaded as usual on ships of its South Africa-Europe service, but that the vessels ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 10.07.2019By Sam Chambers
  • Subsea 7 awarded North Sea contract by Equinor
    Norway’s Subsea 7 has been awarded a major contract by Equinor for the installation and diving operations on the Europipe II, Heimdal and Statfjord (EHS) fields, located in the Danish and Norwegian sectors of the North Sea. The contract comprises engineering, procurement, construction and installation of pipeline end manifolds, bypass ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 10.07.2019By Jason Jiang
  • Seajacks awarded turbine installation contract at Formosa 2
    UK-based self-propelled jackup vessel specialist Seajacks International has conditionally been awarded a contract with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for the transport and installation of wind turbines at the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm off Taiwan. The contract is subject to Siemens Gamesa receiving a firm order from consortium partners Macquarie ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 10.07.2019By Grant Rowles
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