Ship Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the www.ship-technology.com web site http://www.ship-technology.com/ en-us http://www.ship-technology.com/ Ship Technology-Updates http://www.ship-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Scorpio Bulkers modifies new-building contracts for Capesize bulk carriers http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsscorpio-bulkers-modifies-newbuilding-contracts-for-capesize-bulk-carriers-4473639 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsscorpio-bulkers-modifies-newbuilding-contracts-for-capesize-bulk-carriers-4473639 Marshall Islands-based marine transportation company Scorpio Bulkers has reached agreements with shipyards in South Korea and Romania to modify six new-building contracts for Capesize bulk carriers into contracts for LR2 product tankers. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Wärtsilä to acquire L-3 Marine Systems International http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newswrtsil-to-acquire-l-3-marine-systems-international-4473646 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newswrtsil-to-acquire-l-3-marine-systems-international-4473646 Wärtsilä Corporation is set to acquire US-based L-3 Marine Systems International (L-3 MSI), a segment of L-3 Communications that is primarily focused on the commercial ship industry. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT New robot developed for Arctic research http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsnew-robot-developed-for-arctic-research-4473645 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsnew-robot-developed-for-arctic-research-4473645 US-based Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has developed a new innovative robot to carry out scientific research in the Arctic environment. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Shore Marine Jobs-International Job Board for Shore-Based Shipping and Marine Positions http://www.ship-technology.com/contractors/professional/shore-marine-jobs/ http://www.ship-technology.com/contractors/professional/shore-marine-jobs/ Shoremarinejobs.com is an online job board, dedicated to worldwide, shore-based shipping and marine recruitment. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:06:00 GMT EPAK 10GB Monthly High-Speed Internet on Ships Offer http://www.ship-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/navigation/epak-10gb-monthly-high-speed-internet-on-ships-offer/ http://www.ship-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/navigation/epak-10gb-monthly-high-speed-internet-on-ships-offer/ EPAK has announced its latest offer for high-speed internet on-board marine vessels, at a price of about 20 times lower than other providers, according to the company. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:39:00 GMT Comsys Receives Orders for Active THD Filtering on 18 Tankers http://www.ship-technology.com/contractors/electrical/comsys/presscomsys-receives-orders-for-active-thd-filtering-on-18-tankers.html http://www.ship-technology.com/contractors/electrical/comsys/presscomsys-receives-orders-for-active-thd-filtering-on-18-tankers.html Comsys has received orders to provide active THD filtering for a total of 18 oil / chemical tankers in various new building and retrofit projects. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:21:00 GMT KRANENDONK Calls for Smarter Ways of Automation at Seminar http://www.ship-technology.com/contractors/steel/kranendonk-smart-robotics/presskranendonk-calls-for-smarter-ways-of-automation-at-seminar.html http://www.ship-technology.com/contractors/steel/kranendonk-smart-robotics/presskranendonk-calls-for-smarter-ways-of-automation-at-seminar.html KRANENDONK has called for smarter ways of automation in the ship and offshore industries at its recent seminar. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:20:00 GMT UNHCR records 348,000 irregular sea crossing attempts since January http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsunhcr-records-348000-irregular-sea-crossing-attempts-since-january-4472812 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsunhcr-records-348000-irregular-sea-crossing-attempts-since-january-4472812 At least 348,000 people have attempted irregular sea crossing worldwide since January, mostly migrants and asylum seekers, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has revealed. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Thordon and MSR Gryfia partner on seawater-lubricated propeller shaft for ships http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsthordon-and-msr-gryfia-partner-on-seawater-lubricated-propeller-shaft-for-ships-4472797 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsthordon-and-msr-gryfia-partner-on-seawater-lubricated-propeller-shaft-for-ships-4472797 Canada's bearing solutions provider Thordon Bearings has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with MSR Gryfia of Poland to promote the conversion of ships to a seawater lubrication solution. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Royal IHC launches trailing suction hopper dredger http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsroyal-ihc-launches-trailing-suction-hopper-dredger-4472823 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsroyal-ihc-launches-trailing-suction-hopper-dredger-4472823 Netherlands-based Shipbuilder Royal IHC (IHC) has successfully launched its trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Easydredge 2700 at the MTG Dolphin shipyard in Varna, Bulgaria. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Wärtsilä to provide Aquarius UV BWMS for six Japanese vessels http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newswrtsil-to-provide-aquarius-uv-bwms-for-six-japanese-vessels-4471626 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newswrtsil-to-provide-aquarius-uv-bwms-for-six-japanese-vessels-4471626 Wärtsilä has secured an order to supply its Aquarius UV ballast water management systems (BWMS) for six new bulk carriers that are being built at the Namura and Onomichi shipyards in Japan. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT MacGregor to deliver deck-handling equipments for Maersk’s vessels http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsmacgregor-to-deliver-deck-handling-equipments-for-maersks-vessels-4471619 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsmacgregor-to-deliver-deck-handling-equipments-for-maersks-vessels-4471619 Cargotec subsidiary MacGregor has secured a contract from Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven to deliver six comprehensive deck-handling equipment packages. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Gate installation starts at Panama Canal expansion project http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsgate-installation-starts-at-panama-canal-expansion-project-4471714 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsgate-installation-starts-at-panama-canal-expansion-project-4471714 Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has started the installation of new gates at the canal, marking the 84% completion mark of the canal expansion programme. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Bravenes Subsea Rock Installation Vessel http://www.ship-technology.com/projects/bravenes-subsea-rock-installation-vessel/ http://www.ship-technology.com/projects/bravenes-subsea-rock-installation-vessel/ Braveness is a new subsea rock installation (SRI) vessel to be built at Sinopacific Shipbuilding's Ningbo yard in China for Netherlands-based Van Oord, as part of an order placed in September. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Meyer Turku to build new car-passenger ferry for AS Tallink http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsmeyer-turku-to-build-new-car-passenger-ferry-for-as-tallink-4470277 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsmeyer-turku-to-build-new-car-passenger-ferry-for-as-tallink-4470277 Estonian shipping company AS Tallink has signed a letter of intent with Finland's shipbuilder Meyer Turku Oy to build an environmentally friendly car-passenger ferry. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT GE to supply DP and vessel control systems for Starnav’s new PSVs http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsge-to-supply-dp-and-vessel-control-systems-for-starnavs-new-psvs-4470275 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsge-to-supply-dp-and-vessel-control-systems-for-starnavs-new-psvs-4470275 General Electric's Power Conversion unit has secured an order from Brazilian shipbuilder Detroit Brasil to deliver dynamic positioning (DP) and vessel control systems for next-generation platform supply vessels (PSV4500). Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Kalmar to supply RTGs for Poland’s Gdynia container terminal http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newskalmar-to-supply-rtgs-for-polands-gdynia-container-terminal-4470283 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newskalmar-to-supply-rtgs-for-polands-gdynia-container-terminal-4470283 Cargotec subsidiary Kalmar has secured an order from Poland's Gdynia Container Terminal (GCT) to deliver five of its latest generation zero-emission rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs). Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT DP World opens new cruise terminal in Dubai http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsdp-world-cruise-terminal-4469040 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsdp-world-cruise-terminal-4469040 A new terminal able to receive 14,000 cruise passengers a day, was inaugurated by Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Congo ferry boat capsizes in Lake Tanganyika, killing at least 129 people http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsferry-boat-lake-tanganyika-4469043 http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsferry-boat-lake-tanganyika-4469043 A ferry boat carrying passengers between Katanga and South Kivu provinces in eastern Congo, has capsized in Lake Tanganyika, killing at least 129 people. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Treating ballast water: a bouyant market http://www.ship-technology.com/features/featureballast-water-treatment-heading-for-a-market-boom-and-beyond-4454554/ http://www.ship-technology.com/features/featureballast-water-treatment-heading-for-a-market-boom-and-beyond-4454554/ The market for ballast water treatment technology is set to soar as stricter environmental regulation comes into force, requiring operators around the world to retrofit their vessels. But what exactly are the technological options, and how will the s… Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT