Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Wärtsilä Upgrades World’s Largest Homes on Water

September 5, 2016 by  
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The largest, private, residential ship on the seas, The World, operated by Fort Lauderdale-based ROW Management, Ltd., will be upgraded with a Wärtsilä Advanced Wastewater treatment system and a Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum system for navigation and external communication purposes. The Wärtsilä Advanced Wastewater solution will replace an existing system and keep the vessel in full compliance with […]

Wärtsilä Gensets for Chinese Container Ships

September 5, 2016 by  
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              zoomImage Courtesy: Port of Felixtowe Finland’s ship engine maker Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply newbuild Chinese container vessels with a total of 24 9-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 Auxpac generating sets.   The engines will power six 21,000 TEU ships being built at the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard […]

CMA CGM Sets Up New EURAF 6 Service

September 4, 2016 by  
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French container shipping company CMA CGM plans to launch a new service connecting Europe and West Africa, EURAF 6, under a slot swap agreement with an unnamed partner, on August 30. The first vessel to be deployed on the new service will be a 2,460 TEU boxship, MV CMA CGM Milan Trader. CMA CGM said that the […]

People smugglers ‘using less busy UK Ports

May 16, 2016 by  
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The port of Tilbury in Essex has become a more attractive destination for people smugglers Crime gangs are attempting to smuggle migrants into the UK at “less busy” ports after a clampdown at major ports, the National Crime Agency has warned. Ports such as Hull and Tilbury are being used following tighter security through routes […]

DP World Nabs 25-Year Southampton Port Licence Extension

December 3, 2015 by  
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UAE-based port owner and operator DP World Limited said that it has agreed with Associated British Ports (ABP) to extend the license agreement for DP World Southampton for a further 25 years until 2047. Simultaneously, DP World announced that it has acquired the remaining 49% stake in DP World Southampton from ABP, making DP World […]

Idle Boxship Fleet Passes 1 Millon TEU Mark

December 3, 2015 by  
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The global fleet of containerships above 500 twenty-foot-equivalent units made idle has breached the 1 million TEU mark amid depressed containership market, according to Alphaliner. Just in the last two weeks, a total of 35 ships of 109,000 TEUs were made idle. The volume of idle capacity doubled since September, when idling of containerships across the global fleet reached the […]

Rolls-Royce: First Unmanned Ferry Could Be Just Five Years Away

December 3, 2015 by  
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The first remote-controlled ferry demonstrator could hit the water within four to five years thanks to a new wave of research into operational efficiency based on ship intelligence solutions, according to Oskar Levander, Vice President for innovation, engineering & technology at Rolls-Royce Marine in Finland. Levander suggests that the maritime industry is at the dawn of […]

Offshore Headwinds to Hit Rolls-Royce Harder than Expected

December 3, 2015 by  
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A devastating offshore market is expected to impact UK-based developer and producer of marine engines Rolls-Royce harder than expected in 2016. In the guidance for 2015, the company announced that its marine performance continued to be impacted by weakening offshore markets and continued deferment or cancellation of orders. The company expects a further 15-20% decline in offshore marine […]

Significant new mega-ship facility opens at Port of Felixstowe

December 3, 2015 by  
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The Berth 9 Extension at the Port of Felixstowe, the Port of Britain, has been opened by Dr Therese Coffey MP, Deputy Leader of the House of Commons. The 190-metre extension increases the port’s capability to work two of the world’s largest containerships simultaneously. More than eighty ships of 18,000+TEU have already been handled at […]

Heightened presence at United Kingdom ports after Paris terror attack

December 3, 2015 by  
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Coordinated terror attacks leave dozens dead in Paris The French President Francois Hollande has blamed Islamic State for last night’s wave of terror attacks in Paris in which 128 people were killed. “Terrorist attacks of an unprecedented level are under way across the Paris region”, Hollande said in an emotional televised message. Another was killed […]

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