Ship Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the web site en-us Ship Technology-Updates North Korean shipping firm renamed ships to evade UN sanctions North Korean shipping company Ocean Maritime Management (OMM) has tried to evade UN sanctions by re-naming and re-flagging its vessels, a UN report has said. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT L-3 SAM Electronics to retrofit Taiwanese Navy research vessel Hamburg-based L-3 SAM Electronics has secured a contract to retrofit propulsion control and automation systems aboard the Taiwanese Navy's Ta Kuan hydrographic and oceanographic research vessel. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT General Maritime and Navig8 Crude merge to create Gener8 Maritime Seaborne crude oil transportation services provider General Maritime has signed a definitive agreement with Navig8 Crude Tankers to create a new entity, Gener8 Maritime. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT New EPA Regulations Governing Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants There is growing concern regarding the environmental impact and associated costs of petroleum based fluid discharges. As environmental enforcement agencies increase pressures and costs for petroleum lubricant spills, many offshore operators are using… Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:14:00 GMT Ports of Auckland ends dispute over new collective employment agreement The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) has received a new collective agreement signed by Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) for workers at the Ports of Auckland. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Konecranes to supply ten RTG cranes to Georgia Ports Authority Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) in the US has placed an order with Konecranes for ten all-electric rubber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Conrad Shipyard to build LNG bunker barge for WesPac Midstream Energy infrastructure and LNG solutions provider WesPac Midstream and its subsidiary Clean Marine Energy (CME) have awarded a contract to Conrad Orange Shipyard for the construction of a dedicated LNG bunker barge for the marine market in North Ameri… Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Ulstein Verft delivers Blue Ship Invest’s first PX121 platform supply vessel Ulstein Group's subsidiary Blue Ship Invest has received a platform supply vessel (PSV) of the PX121 design from Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein Verft. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Rolls-Royce to supply anchor recovery frames to Maersk Maersk Supply Service has placed orders with Rolls-Royce to deliver its new anchor recovery frames (ARF), which are designed to optimise vessel safety and efficiency. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Nichols Brothers builds new passenger ferry for Wahkiakum County, US US-based Nichols Brothers Boatbuilders has completed construction of a steel-hulled, aluminum superstructure vessel built for Wahkiakum County in Washington, US. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Malaysia’s Coastal signs contracts to sell two OSVs Malaysia-based Coastal Contracts' offshore subsidiary has secured contracts for the sale of two Offshore Support Vessels (OSV) to an undisclosed Mexican customer. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT ABB’s Amarcon provides fuel monitoring systems for Pioneer Marine’s bulk carriers ABB's Amarcon has been contracted to deliver SEEMP-compliant Octopus-Onboard fuel monitoring systems for 12 Handysize bulk carriers that will be built by YangZhou GuoYu Shipbuilding in China. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Hyundai Heavy Industries produces more efficient gas management system South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has developed a new gas management system capable of re-liquefying boil off gas (BOG) from a membrane LNG containment tank. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Mega shippers - the world’s 10 biggest shipping companies From Danish major Møller-Maersk to Japanese shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, profiles the world’s top 10 biggest shipping companies based on TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) or weight carrying capacity of their containerships. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Maestro Ship Management Purchases Combustion Chamber Monitoring Equipment from Chris-Marine Regular diesel engine combustion chamber tester inspections are an important complement to existing maintenance procedures, making it possible to customise engine overhaul intervals in order to lower operational costs and avoid engine breakdowns. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:30:00 GMT ClassNK to conduct research on brittle crack-arrest design Ship classification society ClassNK has announced a joint research project to enhance safety standards for ultra-large container ships. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Rolls-Royce and Gas Natural to develop pure-gas Bergen engine Rolls-Royce is to partner with Spanish energy company Gas Natural to develop and install a pure-gas Bergen engine onboard the Baleària-operated ferry, Abel Matutes. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Fincantieri delivers P&O Cruises’ new flagship Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has delivered the new flagship of Carnival's British brand P&O Cruises at Monfalcone shipyard. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Wärtsilä to deliver scrubber systems for Stena Line’s two Ro-Ro vessels Wärtsilä has secured an order to provide its in-line closed-loop scrubber systems for two Ro-Ro vessels, which are owned and operated by Sweden-based transport and ferry company Stena Line. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Esvagt Froude Service Operation Vessel (SOV) Esvagt Froude is the first Havyard 832-design offshore service operation vessel (SOV) built at Havyard Ship Technology's shipyard in Leirvik, Sogn. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT