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SHIP SAFETY: New York Bridge warning
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 00:00

 ‘K’ Line’s container ship Guang Dong Bridge goes under New York’s Bayonne Bridge, which is being raised to accommodate taller vessels. Lem Schaffer ‘K’ Line’s container ship Guang Dong Bridge goes under New York’s Bayonne Bridge, which is being raised to accommodate taller vessels. Lem SchafferThe US Coast Guard has warned ship operators that it will likely pursue civil penalties against any vessel owner, master, or person-in-charge who provides inaccurate vessel information that contributes to a collision with the Bayonne Bridge in New York harbour. The warning comes after the bridge was struck twice over the past several months by ships with excessive air draughts.

The most recent collision demasted a ship’s INMARSAT C and Ship Safety Alert System antennas. The Coast Guard is worried that further strikes could cause injury or loss of life to construction crews that are now working to raise the 83-year-old structure and thus allow the passage of larger and taller ships. JS

 
Container ships: MSC’s largest boxboat to date
Thursday, 21 August 2014 00:00

The world’s second largest container line, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), has recently taken delivery of its largest vessel. In its usual low-key approach to additions to its vast fleet, the company has just taken delivery of MSC London, the first in a series of six 15,908teu ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs), which are on long-term charter.

Following the line’s usual nomenclature for chartered vessels, the series are named after cities of the world; the line uses girls’ names for its owned vessels. MSC London will be followed by MSC New York, due to be delivered in December 2014; MSC Istanbul, due March 2015; and MSC Venice, due in June 2015. The names of the last two vessels, due for delivery in 2015, are still to be announced.

 
Ro-Ro Ships: Finnlines scrubs up
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 00:00

 Six large ro-ro vessels operated in the Baltic Sea by Finnlines are to be fitted with Wärtsilä open loop scrubbers. Finnlines Six large ro-ro vessels operated in the Baltic Sea by Finnlines are to be fitted with Wärtsilä open loop scrubbers. FinnlinesHelsinki-based Finnlines has ordered Wärtsilä scrubber systems for six of its ro-ro ships employed in the Baltic and North Seas to allow them to operate in compliance with new environmental regulations coming into force, while continuing to burn heavy fuel oil. A Wärtsilä open loop scrubber system will be installed on each vessel, with the twin main engines connected to a single integrated scrubber which will utilise seawater to remove SOx from the vessel’s exhaust. Wärtsilä will support Finnlines during the installation phase by providing technical advice and will provide retrofit services. JS

 
New way to carry LNG: LNG CARRIERS
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 00:00

The LNT A-BOX containment system for LNG carriers. LNG New TechnologiesThe LNT A-BOX containment system for LNG carriers. LNG New TechnologiesNorway’s LNG New Technologies has successfully completed a mock-up testing of its new LNT A-BOX containment system for LNG carriers in China in cooperation with partners Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry and MGI Thermo. The testing, which was witnessed by class surveyors from ABS, BV and DNV GL, was carried out for procedure qualifications and verification of the containment arrangement, with specific focus on its insulation system and integrated secondary barrier design.

It was agreed between the parties involved and the class representatives that the tests were successful. This has allowed the company to embark on the next phase of development, which will include project development for LNG carriers and other large LNG floating units. JS

 
Container ships: ACL’s new ten-year Mersey deal
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 00:00

The new ACL ships to operate out of Liverpool will be bigger than their predecessors in every aspect.The new ACL ships to operate out of Liverpool will be bigger than their predecessors in every aspect.Atlantic Container Line (ACL) has chosen the Port of Liverpool as the UK port of call for its new five-strong fleet of ro-ro/container ships (CONROs), which are the world’s largest, after a review of schedules, market potential and opportunities for its North Atlantic Services. Liverpool owner Peel Ports Group retained the transatlantic services and will make a £10 million investment in Liverpool to widen the Seaforth Passage and create a dedicated car storage area capable of handling 70,000 vehicles per year.

ACL has been operating services connecting Liverpool with ports in North America and Europe since 1969, and has now agreed an extended ten-year contract with Peel Ports. ACL is expanding its Liverpool office to concentrate its commercial, marine and logistics operations work in the city.

ACL has the five new G4 CONRO vessels currently under construction in China, each with container capacity of 3,800TEU, compared with 1,850TEU for ACL’s five current G3 ships. The ships will also have 764TEU of ro-ro space against 525TEU now, and space on the car decks for 1,307 vehicles against 1,000.

 
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