New News information at Ship Technology New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Ship Technology Deals this week: North Carolina Ports, Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding, and HSHI North Carolina Ports has announced a new collaboration initiative with ZIM Integrated Shipping in order to improve its access to South China, South-east Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Rhenus Group increases 40% share in Arkon Shipping Group Germany-based Rhenus Group has made an undisclosed investment to increase its share in Arkon Shipping Group by 40%. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Indian Government clears $310m JN Port Channel expansion The Government of India's Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved a project to deepen and widen the Mumbai Harbour Channel at Jawaharlal Nehru (JN) Port in Maharashtra with an investment of around Rs20.29bn ($310m). Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Port of Rotterdam to explore Brazil's Pecém port development The Netherlands' Port of Rotterdam Authority (PoR) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the state Government of Ceará, Brazil, to study development opportunities in Pecém port. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Crowley launches new LNG-fuelled ConRo ship at VT Halter Marine shipyard Crowley Maritime has launched its new LNG-powered combination container / Roll on-Roll off (ConRo) vessel at VT Halter Marine's shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi, US. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Damen's InvaSave ballast water treatment system wins IMO type approval Damen has secured a type approval from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for its InvaSave ballast water treatment system. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Australian Government proposes reforms on coastal shipping The Government of Australia has put forward a set of proposals to reform the country's coastal shipping sector in a newly released discussion paper. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Orbcomm develops new tri-mode vessel tracking solution US-based Orbcomm has developed a new Class B tri-mode vessel tracking solution known as Hali to provide reliable vessel location data to the maritime industry, in partnership with maritime technology specialist Pole Star and German company Weatherdoc… Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Danish Maritime Authority and DTU develop pre-analysis of autonomous shipping options The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) and Danish Technological University (DTU) have collaborated to develop a pre-analysis of various options associated with autonomous shipping. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT North Carolina Ports and ZIM finalise new deal to improve access to Southeast Asia US-based North Carolina Ports has entered into a new collaboration with ZIM Integrated Shipping to improve its access to the markets in South China, Southeast Asia and Indian Subcontinent. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT HSHI secures $240m order from Sovcomflot to build four LNG tankers Hyundai Heavy Industries' (HHI) shipbuilding affiliate Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) has secured an order from Russia's state-owned shipping company Sovcomflot to build four ice-class IA aframax tankers. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Rolls-Royce and Stena Line to develop new ship intelligent awareness system Rolls-Royce has entered a deal with Swedish ferry company Stena Line to jointly develop a ship intelligent awareness system, which will provide an improved understanding of vessels' surroundings to their crews. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding to build two chemical tankers for Odfjell Chinese company Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding has entered a letter of intent (LoI) to build two new chemical tankers for Norway's Odfjell for around $116m. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Princess Cruises unveils new renovation plan for Caribbean Princess vessel Carnival brand Princess Cruises has revealed a plan to modernise its Caribbean Princess cruise ship with an investment of an undisclosed sum. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Maersk Line, HMM and MSC form new strategic cooperation on East-West trades Danish shipping company Maersk Line has entered into a deal with South Korea's Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and Switzerland's Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) to form a strategic cooperation on East-West trade routes. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT AAPA raises concern over US President Trump's budget cuts in port sector The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has expressed its concerns over the potential for major cuts to most of the federally funded, port-related programmes in the fiscal 2018 budget set out by US President Donald Trump. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Somali pirates release oil tanker and crew without ransom Somali pirates have released the Aris 13 oil tanker and its eight Sri Lankan crew members without ransom, following their hijacking of the vessel on 13 March. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Samsung builds new containership for Mitsui OSK Lines South-Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has completed construction on the first of four ultra-large container ships for Japanese shipping company Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL). Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Nordic Tankers and V.Group to create new ship management company Denmark’s Nordic Tankers Trading is collaborating with V.Group to establish a new ship management company that will focus on operations in Scandinavia. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Spliethoff, Global Eagle Entertainment Netherlands-based shipping firm Spliethoff has ordered six R-class multi-purpose vessels for use in Arctic operations, which are to be built at Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding shipyard, China. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT