Konecranes has secured a contract from Klaipedos Smelte, a stevedoring and logistics services provider based in Lithuania, for the delivery of ten rubber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes and two ship-to-shore (STS) cranes.

The Post-Panamax-sized STS cranes will have an individual outreach of 52m and lifting capacity of 65t.

To be installed at the Port of Klaipeda facility of Klaipedos Smelte in Lithuania, the cranes will support the ultra-large container vessels to be deployed in the Baltic Sea.

Canaveral Port Authority has secured a contract for the development of a new terminal to accommodate the Carnival Cruise Line’s 180,000t cruise ship.

The new unnamed cruise ship will feature 5,286 lower berths and is expected to start operations in 2020.

The liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered vessel will be based on the ‘green cruising’ design platform for Carnival.

Wärtsilä, Gaztransport and Technigaz (GTT) and WinGD have collaborated to promote the usage of LNG by ship operators and owners.

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The partnership will use its expertise in the maritime industry to offer a streamlined approach for ship owners to follow the environmental laws and standards.

“The partnership will use its expertise in the maritime industry to offer a streamlined approach for ship owners to follow the environmental laws and standards.”

Fincantieri has inked an agreement with China State Shipbuilding (CSSC) to extend their existing co-operation.

The latest agreement enables them to jointly explore cruise ferries, oil and gas industry, mega-yachts, steel infrastructures and special vessels.

A new joint working group consisting of three members from each organisation will also be formed under the extended collaboration.

Speedcast International has agreed to acquire maritime communication services provider Globecomm Systems for $135m.

Globecomm offers connectivity solutions to clients in maritime, enterprise and government sectors.

The acquisition is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2018.

The transaction will enable Speedcast to enhance its market position in government, maritime and enterprise sectors.