New News information at Ship Technology New and updated information from News listed on www.ship-technology.com http://www.ship-technology.com/ en-us http://www.ship-technology.com/ New News information at Ship Technology http://www.ship-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif New autonomous vessel mission control centre opened at ASV Global headquarters, UK http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsnew-autonomous-vessel-mission-control-centre-opened-at-asv-global-headquarters-in-uk-5795835 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsnew-autonomous-vessel-mission-control-centre-opened-at-asv-global-headquarters-in-uk-5795835 Unmanned and autonomous marine systems provider ASV Global has opened a new mission control centre at its headquarters in Portchester, UK. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT EIB signs €150m sustainable shipping deal with ABN Amro http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newseib-signs-150m-sustainable-shipping-deal-with-abn-amro-5795432 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newseib-signs-150m-sustainable-shipping-deal-with-abn-amro-5795432 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has entered an agreement with Dutch bank ABN Amro to invest €150m to support the development of a sustainable shipping fleet in Europe. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Norway ratifies ship's hazardous and noxious substances compensation treaty http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsnorway-ratifies-ships-hazardous-and-noxious-substances-compensation-treaty-5795456 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsnorway-ratifies-ships-hazardous-and-noxious-substances-compensation-treaty-5795456 Norway has become the first country to give formal consent to a compensation treaty that covers the transport of hazardous and noxious substances (HNS) by ship. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT GAS Entec and SEoIL Agency to build new LNG-fuelled reefer carrier http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsgas-entec-and-seoil-agency-to-build-new-lng-fuelled-reefer-carrier-5794403 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsgas-entec-and-seoil-agency-to-build-new-lng-fuelled-reefer-carrier-5794403 South Korea-based GAS Entec has entered into a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with refrigeration cargo shipper SEoIL Agency to collaboratively build a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled reefer carrier. Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Navios Partners to buy Rickmers Maritime's container vessels fleet for $113m http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsnavios-partners-to-buy-rickmers-maritimes-container-vessels-fleet-for-113m-5794318 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsnavios-partners-to-buy-rickmers-maritimes-container-vessels-fleet-for-113m-5794318 Greece-based ship operator Navios Maritime Partners has entered a deal purchase Rickmers Maritime's entire container vessel fleet for a sum of $113m. Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Fincantieri selects TMC compressed air system for Virgin Voyages cruise http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsfincantieri-selects-tmc-compressed-air-system-for-virgin-voyages-cruise-5794174 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsfincantieri-selects-tmc-compressed-air-system-for-virgin-voyages-cruise-5794174 Norway-based TMC Compressors (TMC) has been contracted by Italian shipbuilding Fincantieri to provide its environmentally friendly compressed air system for a Virgin Voyages ship. Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT DNV GL receives Germany's DAkkS accreditation to verify EU MRV regulation http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsdnv-gl-receives-germanys-dakks-accreditation-to-verify-eu-mrv-regulation-on-ships-5793018 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsdnv-gl-receives-germanys-dakks-accreditation-to-verify-eu-mrv-regulation-on-ships-5793018 Norwegian classification society DNV GL has secured an accreditation from Germany's DAkkS to verify the new European Union (EU) Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (EU MRV) regulation on ships visiting the EU ports. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Fincantieri, Winterthur Gas & Diesel, Wärtsilä http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-fincantieri-winterthur-gas-diesel-wrtsil-5792326 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-fincantieri-winterthur-gas-diesel-wrtsil-5792326 VikingOcean Cruises has signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with Fincantieri for the construction of two cruise ships, increasing its total number of orders placed with the shipbuilding firm to eight. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Vard selects MAN Cryo's fuel-gas supply system for two LNG-powered ferries http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsvard-selects-man-cryos-fuel-gas-supply-system-for-two-lng-powered-ferries-5793216 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsvard-selects-man-cryos-fuel-gas-supply-system-for-two-lng-powered-ferries-5793216 Norwegian shipbuilding company Vard Shipyard Group has contracted MAN Diesel & Turbo's MAN Cryo unit to provide a fuel-gas supply system (FGSS) for two LNG-fuelled ferries. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT DryShips to purchase three Kamsarmax drybulk vessels http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsdryships-to-purchase-three-kamsarmax-drybulk-vessels-5793181 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsdryships-to-purchase-three-kamsarmax-drybulk-vessels-5793181 Greece-based cargo shipping company DryShips has signed agreements with undisclosed parties for the purchase of three modern Kamsarmax drybulk carriers. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Switch to provide shaft generators for Ektank's two new chemical tankers http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsswitch-to-provide-shaft-generators-for-ektanks-two-new-chemical-tankers-5791811 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsswitch-to-provide-shaft-generators-for-ektanks-two-new-chemical-tankers-5791811 Finland-based drive train technology specialist Switch has secured a deal from WE Tech Solutions to supply its permanent magnet (PM) shaft generators for two new chemical tankers. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Wärtsilä to provide waterjets for Virtu Ferries' new high speed vessel http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newswrtsil-to-provide-waterjets-for-virtu-ferries-new-high-speed-vessel-5791966 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newswrtsil-to-provide-waterjets-for-virtu-ferries-new-high-speed-vessel-5791966 Wärtsilä has secured a contract to supply four of its waterjet systems for a new high speed ferry being built for Malta-based company Virtu Ferries. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Rescue operations underway in Black Sea after cargo ship sinks http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsrescue-operations-underway-in-black-sea-as-cargo-ship-with-12-crews-sinks-5792004 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsrescue-operations-underway-in-black-sea-as-cargo-ship-with-12-crews-sinks-5792004 Rescue operations are currently underway in the Kerch Strait off the Russian Black Sea coast following the sinking of the Geroi Arsenala dry cargo carrier on Wednesday. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Fincantieri to build two new ships for VikingOcean Cruises http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsfincantieri-to-build-two-new-ships-for-vikingocean-cruises-5790354 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsfincantieri-to-build-two-new-ships-for-vikingocean-cruises-5790354 Fincantieri has entered into a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with VikingOcean Cruises for the construction of two new cruise ships, with an option for additional two at a later date. Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Wärtsilä to power DEME's new LNG-fuelled offshore construction vessel http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newswrtsil-to-power-demes-new-lng-fuelled-offshore-construction-vessel-5790435 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newswrtsil-to-power-demes-new-lng-fuelled-offshore-construction-vessel-5790435 Wärtsilä has been contracted to provide engines and other propulsion machinery for a new offshore construction vessel known as Orion, which is to be owned by Belgian operator Dredging International (DEME). Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Port Authority of New York and New Jersey unveils new environmental projects http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsport-authority-of-ny-and-nj-unveils-new-environmental-projects-5790733 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsport-authority-of-ny-and-nj-unveils-new-environmental-projects-5790733 The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) in the US has revealed two new environmental initiatives to support the port's existing programmes to further reduce emissions. Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Bondholders approve bank bailout of South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsbondholders-approve-south-koreas-daewoo-shipbuildings-bank-bailout-5789473 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsbondholders-approve-south-koreas-daewoo-shipbuildings-bank-bailout-5789473 Bondholders of South Korea-based Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) have almost unanimously agreed to swap their debt for equity in order to facilitate the bank bailout of the shipbuilding company. Mon, 17 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT WinGD to power SCF Group's four LNG-fuelled Aframaxes tankers http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newswingd-to-power-scf-groups-four-lng-fuelled-aframaxes-tankers-5788910 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newswingd-to-power-scf-groups-four-lng-fuelled-aframaxes-tankers-5788910 Swiss ship engine manufacturer Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has secured a deal to provide its low-speed dual-fuel engines with X-DF low-pressure gas admission to power Russia-based SCF Group’s four LNG-fuelled Aframax tankers. Mon, 17 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Bureau Veritas certifies New Zealand's first ship under Maritime Labour Convention http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsbureau-veritas-certifies-new-zealands-first-ship-under-maritime-labour-convention-5789182 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsbureau-veritas-certifies-new-zealands-first-ship-under-maritime-labour-convention-5789182 Global classification society Bureau Veritas has certified New Zealand's first vessel, Straitsman, under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) requirements that came into effect across the country last month. Mon, 17 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Carnival Cruise Line begins renovations at Long Beach Cruise Terminal in US http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newscarnival-cruise-line-beings-renovations-at-long-beach-cruise-terminal-in-us-5786988 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newscarnival-cruise-line-beings-renovations-at-long-beach-cruise-terminal-in-us-5786988 Carnival Cruise Line has started upgrade and refurbishment works at Long Beach Cruise Terminal facility in the US, with the aim of facilitating the handling larger ships and improving overall operations at the site. Wed, 12 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT