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Ship of the Week

Friday, 14 February 2014 09:28

February 14, 2014 - Saga Fjord

   Saga Fjord – open hatch gantry craned general cargo vessel Saga Fjord was one of nine vessels built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) to be selected as the best ships of 2013. As a result, DSME has now had more than nine ships selected for the sixth consecutive year. The world’s four biggest magazines exclusively dedicated to shipbuilding and shipping namely Naval Architect, Fairplay Solutions, Marine Log and Maritime Reporter, select the best vessels annually. Each magazine chose three DSME vessels as their distinctive ships of 2013 and two ships were chosen by all four publications. Delivered in 2013 by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, Geoge, South KoreaLOA 200mBeam 32.3mGRT 38,000 tonsDWT 55,596 MTOwned by Saga Shipholding, NorwayManaged by Anglo Eastern Shipmanagement, Hong Kong Saga Forest Carriers, specializing in the transportation of forest products and break bulk cargoes, is part of the Hesnes Group, a privately owned Norwegian company which operates several business entities within shipping, air transport and property markets. Saga is headquartered in Tenvik near Tønsberg, the oldest city in Norway. The company has branch offices in Antwerp, Savannah, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo plus dedicated representation in Vancouver covering the west coast.…
Friday, 07 February 2014 00:00

February 7, 2014 - Jamaica Bay

Delivered to Pacific Basin Shipping in June 2013 by the Jaingmen Nanyang Ship Engineering Yard, the handysize bulk carrier Jamaica Bay is a semi-box open hatch construction vessel of the company’s own JNS37 design. Built by Jaingmen Nanyang Ship Engineering (JNS) in China and launched 2013Owned by Pacific Basin Shipping LtdLOA 179.90MBeam 30MGRT 24,428 tonsDWT 36,728MT5 semi box shaped holds, 5 open hatchesCranes 4x30 tonsMain engine B&W 6S46MESpeed 13.7 knotsSister Ships: James Bay, Jericho Beach, Jervis Bay, Jiangmen Trader, Jules Point (all launched 2013) Since delivery, Jamaica Bay has since been active in the North Pacific log trade having made consecutive voyages to South Korea and China. The company took delivery of six JNS37’s in 2013 plus five other newbuildings, four of which were of the Tsuneishi 58’s featured previously in 2013.  The company has also added 30 second hand vessels purchased over the past 18 months and has a further 35 newbuildings on the books for delivery between up to 2017.  The company currently operates 268 vessels.  
Friday, 31 January 2014 00:41

January 31, 2014 - Lewek Constellation

             Lewek Constellation – Pipelay Crane Vessel Lewek Constellation, the new flagship of the EMAS Offshore Group, is a brand new purpose-built DP3 ice-class deepwater flexible cable laying construction ship with considerable heavy lift capability designed to support offshore activities in water depths down to 3,000m for the oil and gas industry. Built by Triyards SSY Shipyard, Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamDelivered late 2013, now in final out-fittingOwned and managed by EMAS Offshore, SingaporeLOA 178MBeam 46mGRT 48,881 tonsDWT 22,000 MTEquipped with 3,000 MT capacity Huisman offshore mast cranePropulsion:       2 x 6,000kW stern azimuth thrusters outboard,                       2 x 2,000kW stern azimuth thrusters inboard,                       2 x 3,000kW retractable thrusters forward,                       2 x  2,700kW tunnel thrusters                       1 x 1,420kW tunnel thruster Ice ClassedAccommodation for 239 personsTransit speed 12.5 knots EMAS is a major global contracting group providing offshore/subsea construction, marine, production and well intervention services. Founded in 1992, EMAS has grown rapidly and is now well entrenched…
Friday, 24 January 2014 16:59

January 24, 2014 - AAL Dalian

     AAL Dalian - multi-purpose general cargo ship Founded in 1995, Austral Asia Line (AAL) operates an impressive modern fleet of multi-purpose vessels in the Asia-Pacific region. Regular liner services include: North Asia - East Coast Australia  North and South East Asia - West Coast Australia North Asia - Canada and United States West Coast Regional services between North Asia, South East Asia and New Zealand Built by Huanghai Shipbuilding PRC (known as the Huanghai 2029 Class)Owned by Hanse Bereederung GmbHLOA 193.9mBeam 28.2mGRT 23.930 tonsDWT 31.000 MT5 holds, 8 hatches, some with tween decksCranes 1x 50 tons, 2x350 tons (750 tons in tandem), 1 x 100 (350 tons in tandem)Capacity 2029 TEU including 145 reefersMain engine Wartsila 7RT-flex 50Speed 16.8 knots on 38 tons/daySister Ships: AAL Kembla, Singapore, Shanghai, Pusan, Kobe, Melbourne, Newcastle, Hong Kong, Brisbane A dedicated tramp and chartering desk was established in May 2011 to complement the company’s liner services with specific tailor-made tramp sailings beyond the core Asia-Pacific region. Head office is in Singapore, supported by regional offices in Brisbane, Shanghai and an extensive network of agencies and representative offices in North Asia, South-East Asia, Seattle, Houston and Hamburg.  Managed by Columbia Ship Management of Cyprus,…
Friday, 17 January 2014 13:35

January 17, 2014 - Hyundai Frontier

                          Hyundai Frontier Typical of modern Capesizes, Hyundai Frontier is a good example of the larger bulk carriers plying the word’s main iron ore and coal trades. Over 1500 Capesizes with a deadweight of 300 million tons  dominate the world fleet. It is also worth noting that this sector has doubled since 2008 when the recession hit. Built by Universal Shipbuilding Corp, JapanLaunched May 25 2010LOA 299.7mBeam 50mSummer draft 18.23mGRT 106,367 tonsDWT 207,945 MTMain Engine: Mitsui MAN B&W/6S70MC-CFull speed 15 knots Hyundai Group is a South Korean conglomerate (Chaebol) founded by Mr. Chung Ju-yung in 1947 as a construction company and headquartered in Seoul. With government assistance, Mr. Chung and his family members rapidly expanded into various industries, eventually becoming South Korea's second biggest chaebol. The company spun off many of its better known businesses after the 1997 Asian financial crisis, including Hyundai Automotive Group, Hyundai Department Store Group, and Hyundai Heavy Industries Group. As of March 2007, Hyundai Engineering and Construction is the main shareholder of Hyundai Merchant Marine, which is the de facto holding company of Hyundai Group.Mr. Chung Ju-yung passed away in 2001 at the…
Friday, 10 January 2014 11:52

January 10, 2014 - Sunshine State

Sunshine State is owned by American Petroleum Tankers Parent LLC and is employed in moving refined petroleum products, crude oil and chemicals in the U.S. Jones Act protected domestic coastwise trade. She is one of  a fleet that consists of five modern, double-hulled product tankers which were delivered from the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) in 2009 and 2010. LOA 174m Beam 32m GRT 29,527 tons DWT 48,644 MT   APT maintains commercial management of the vessels, while technical and crew management is outsourced to Crowley Maritime’s management. Golden State, delivered in January 2009, is on time charter with BP, trading on the U.S. Gulf Coast; Pelican State, delivered in June 2009, is on time charter with Shell, trading on the U.S. Gulf Coast; and Sunshine State, delivered in December 2009, is on time charter with Chevron, trading on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Empire State and Evergreen State, delivered in July and December 2010, respectively,are in world-wide service with the navy’s Maritime Sealift Command. It was announced in December that Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. is to purchase APT and State Class Tankers (SCT) from affiliates of the Blackstone Group and Cerberus Capital Management. The $962 million transaction includes the acquisition of all five of APT’s…
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