Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Monjasa Group News

African Sprinter (Photo: Monjasa)

Advanced Quality Certifications for Monjasa

The Monjasa Group said it has undergone thorough independent testing, inspection and certification by Bureau Veritas and has managed to upgrade its combination of quality certifications to become the first bunker company to meet the new requirements executed in 2015 and increasingly take a risk management approach. “In the current market situation, we see quality management and compliance as a prerequisite to work in bunkering, and we have decided to act in consequence. We have…

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Monjasa Named Exclusive Bunker Supplier at Tongue Anchor

Global oil and shipping group Monjasa said it has consolidated its physical operations in North Western Europe and in particular in the world’s second busiest waterway, the English Channel. Over the past year, Monjasa has established exclusive oil terminal operations and bunkering facilities in Portland Port, Tongue Anchorage, and set up an office in London. The bunkering operations at Tongue Anchorage further tightens the Monjasa Group’s European physical supply operations, which stretch from the Baltic Sea to the English Channel.

NEXT GENERATION Marine Power & Propulsion Conference

The NEXT GENERATION Marine Power & Propulsion Conference is being held at the Grand Harbour, Southampton on April 18 and 19, 2018. All sectors are invited to participate in this unique event that focuses on viable solutions for sub IMO / sub 24 meter vessels. As most new power and propulsion technology is proving to be scalable this knowledge is becoming increasingly relevant to vessels of all sizes. Conference organizer, John Haynes, said, “It is clear that emerging technologies including the use of electric drives linked to lithium-ion batteries…

Principals of the Companies: Photo credit Vosta LMG

ASL Marine Group Buys Out Vosta & CFT

Vosta LMG Group of Companies & CFT International acquired by ASL Marine Group subsidiary Leo Dynamische Investering BV. Vosta LMG’s business is complementary to the Group’s current business segments of shipbuilding, ship repair and conversion and ship chartering. Apart from synergies to be derived on many aspects of the operations and increasing the scope of services to include design and engineering, the Group is also able to strengthen their geographical presence by tapping on Vosta LMG’s existing customer base through their offices in the Netherlands…

Stefan Nerpin: Photo credit DNV

DNV Appoints Nerpin as VP

DNV appoints Stefan Nerpin as its new Group Vice President of Communications and External Relations for the DNV Group. As Group Vice President of DNV’s Communications and External Relations, Mr Nerpin will head up the corporate management, development and alignment of corporate communications, branding, media relations, public affairs and digital communications to DNV’s business strategy as a leading provider of risk management services. Mr Nerpin will report to Henrik O. Madsen, CEO of the DNV Group and affiliate as secretary of the DNV Group Executive Committee. Mr.

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CMA CGM Slashes CO2 Emissions 4% in 2016

CMA CGM Group said it has reduced its CO2 emissions per container transported by 4 percent in 2016. In 2016, the Group has succeeded in reducing its carbon emissions in line with its 2025 targets. The CMA CGM Group intends to reduce its CO2 emissions per transported container by 30 percent by 2025. CMA CGM had already improved its performance per transported container per kilometer by 50 percent between 2005 and 2015. Operational optimization of the fleet thanks to the work of the exports of CMA CGM Fleet Navigation and Support Center.

Bulk Carrier: Photo credit CCL Aashay Baindur

China Shipyard Gets QN Group Bulk Carrier Orders

Queensland Nickel Group (QN) subsidiary Asia Pacific Shipping Enterprises (APSE) orders four 64,000 dwt ultramax bulk carriers. The contract has been signed with the Foreign Economic and Technical Cooperation Company of China, Chanjiang National Shipping Group and the China Changjiang National Shipping Group Corporation Jinling Shipyard. “The four vessels, for the use of QN, will be built at the China Changjiang National Shipping Group Corporation Jinling Shipyard, and we anticipate receiving delivery between February and June 2014,” said QN Managing Director Phil Collins.

Prerit Goel (Photo: Gulf Petrochem Group)

Gulf Petrochem Expands European Bunkering Division

Gulf Petrochem Group, the UAE based global bunker supplier, said it is now officially offering physical supply of Gasoil on the River Thames, U.K. The group’s deliveries will be carried out using a barge on an exclusive long-term charter named the Conveyer. The move will allow Gulf Petrochem Group to supply ISO compliant Gasoil to its customers at all ports and wharfs along the Thames and Medway. Further, the group’s Rotterdam operations have added to its current fleet with the time charter of The Melbourne.

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NorSea Opens New MGO Facility in Peterhead

NorSea Group UK (Ltd) has completed Phase I of its multi-million dollar investment at its Shore Base within Peterhead Port with the opening of a new custom-built Marine Gas Oil (MGO) facility on Smith Quay. Two MGO tanks, which hold a combined total of 3000 cu. m.  of fuel, are now operational. This represents an expansion in the range of services currently provided directly to clients by NorSea Group at Peterhead as project support and supply vessels can now be fuelled directly at the quay.

From left to right: Tommi Viiperi, Rolls-Royce, General Manager Waterjets Sales and Marketing, Tor-Gunnar Hovig, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President Offshore & Merchant Solutions, Bill Mossey, Vice President of Marine at Pacific Power Group (Photo: Rolls-Royce)

Rolls-Royce Inks US Waterjets Distribution, Service Deal

Rolls-Royce has signed a deal with Pacific Power Group to distribute and service Kamewa steel and aluminum series waterjets in the Western U.S., Alaska and Hawaii. Pacific Power Group, a longtime distributor for Rolls-Royce MTU diesel engines, has been providing sales, service and engineering solutions for the marine industry for over 30 years. By joining forces with Pacific Power Group, Rolls-Royce customers will have access to a single source provider for a complete range of propulsion components including engines, control systems and waterjets.

BG Group and Keppel to fuel ships with LNG in Singapore Photo BG Group

Keppel, BG Group JV to supply LNG Bunkers in Singapore

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), through its wholly-owned subsidiary KS Investments Pte Ltd (KSI), and BG Group plc (BG Group) have been selected to supply Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker to vessels in the Port of Singapore. The joint bid submitted by Keppel O&M and BG Group for the LNG bunker supplier licence is one of the two top bids selected by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). The awarding of the licence is in line with the Port of Singapore's plans to launch the LNG Bunkering Pilot Programme in 2017.

Didier Briand

Marine Engines Supplier Drives Growth

Marine engine controls, wiring harnesses and electrical management systems’ manufacturer CMR Group is gearing up for growth with several senior management appointments across its global operations. Didier Briand comes in as the new international commercial manager at CMR France’s Marseille-based operation with a brief to drive sales, growth and expansion across the company’s range of industrial, power generation and marine products and services. He brings a wealth of commercial…

China Shipyard Wins Multiple Container Ship Orders

Ship operators Bernhard Schulte & US banking institution JP Morgan have come together to order a series of medium-size boxships in China. Zhejiang Yangfan Group will construct up to eight 2,300 teu boxships for the pair in a four plus four option deal with deliveries scheduled in 2014 and 2015. Pricing is thought to be in the region of US$26.5-million per ship.  Zhejiang Yangfan Group is the largest shipbuilding group in Zhejiang Province and the scope of its bussiness operation includes shipbuilding and marine outfitting. Source: SinoShip News

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Fairbanks Morse to Power US Navy's LPD 29

Fairbanks Morse said it has been awarded a contract to build and deliver the main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) that will power LPD 29, the U.S. Navy’s thirteenth San Antonio landing platform dock (LPD) class ship. Construction of the engines will begin in 2019 for scheduled delivery to Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss. in 2020. Fairbanks Morse will also support installation, testing and sea trials for the vessel. The four sequentially turbocharged 16-cylinder…

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Globe Express Opens Saudi Terminal Yard

Globe Express Services (Overseas Group) opens terminal yard in Dammam to complete logistics facilities in Jeddah & Riyadh. The company's Dammam Terminal Yard, is a 23,000 sqm facility that includes an open storage area, warehouses, and office buildings that will house the Dammam Branch management and the Transportation Division. While GES (Overseas Group) has had an office in Dammam since 1995, the new terminal yard, which is strategically located at the Dammam Sea Port Zone on the Arabian Gulf…

'Grampian Sovereign': Photo credit Craig Group

Craig Group Launch Largest Ever PSV

Launch of an S-class Platform Supply Vessel (PSV)  at Balenciaga Shipyard in Northern Spain for the Craig Group. The Craig Group has committed £50-million to the construction of the vessel, Grampian Sovereign, and its sister ship, Grampian Sceptre. Managed by The Craig Group division North Star Shipping, the two IMT-982 designed vessels will also create 50 new jobs for the Aberdeen based company. Going on long term charter in 2013 in the North Sea, the vessel represents a continued…

Ever Lawful Christening: Photo credit Evergreen Line

New Evergreen Container Ship Christened 'Ever Lawful'

The seventh L-type containership for Evergreen Line, launched and named at Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard. The new ship  was christened by S.S. Lin, the Evergreen Group's First Vice Group Chairman, and the ceremonial rope cutting for the new 8,452-TEU vessel was performed by Mrs. Lai Chao-Yin, wife of Mr. Shiu Kuang-Si, the president of Mega International Commercial Bank, in a ceremony attended by dignitaries from Taiwan and abroad. Ever Lawful is owned by Evergreen Marine (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

COSCO China Shipyards Diminish Group Q1 2013 Profits

The Group achieved $9.7 million net profit on turnover of $733.0 million in Q1 2013, but shipyard & drybulk operations contributions down. In Q1 2013, turnover from shipyard operations decreased by 25.5% to $719.2 million from $965.9 million in Q1 2012, owing to lower revenue contribution from the ship repair and ship building segment. The Group delivered 7 bulk carriers in Q1 2013. Of these, COSCO Zhousan and COSCO Guangdong shipyard delivered 2 bulk carriers each while COSCO Dalian shipyard delivered 3 bulk carriers.