Ship of the Week

Thursday, 15 January 2015 18:10

Jan 16 - Lavinia Oldendorff

Lavinia Oldendorff at Westshore Coal Terminal The arrival in Vancouver of Lavinia Oldendorff in late 2014 to load at Westshore Terminals underlined the faith of Oldendorff Carriers to venture into investment in Capesize and so called Newcastlemax bulk carriers. However, prior to delivery, the vessel was sold in June 2013 to Greek ship owner Laskaridis Shipping with a ten-year bareboat charter back. Built by Hyundai heavy Industries, Gunsan, South Korea – delivery September 2014LOA 300mBeam 50mGRT 124,200 tonsDWT 206,444 MT9 holds/ hatchesService speed 14 knotsSister ships: Linda Oldendorff (delivered September 2014), Leopold Oldendorff, Ludolf Oldendorff, Lydia Oldendorff and Luise Oldendorff will be delivered between January and May 2015. Hyundai and Oldendorff advise that on summer draft these vessel are the lowest consumption Newcastlemax type in the world. Newcastlemax vessels are purpose-designed for the port of Newcastle, Australia (just north of Sydney and now part of New South Wales Port Authority) which is the world’s largest coal export port with a capacity of just over 200 million tons/year. In late 2014, a proposed fourth coal terminal was recommended for approval adding a further 70 million tons of capacity at a cost of AUS$4.8 billion, despite the softening coal market and amid…
Thursday, 08 January 2015 23:05

Jan. 9 - CWB Marquis

                                CWB Marquis In November 2014 the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) officially became a ship owner with the delivery of the Equinox Class Laker CWB Marquis, the first of its two such vessels to be built for the company in China and amazingly registered in Winnipeg.  The vessel is one of a series of eight sister vessels being delivered to upgrade Great Lakes and Seaway tonnage, six vessels for Algoma Central Corp. and two for CWB. The name “Marquis” very appropriately comes from the first high quality wheat variety bred specifically for the short Canadian growing season. Built at Nantong Mingde Heavy Industries Shipyard, Jiangsu Province, PRCManaged by Algoma Central Corp. St. Catherines, OntarioKeel laid December 2013, delivered November 2014LOA 222.5mBeam 23.8mGRT 24,451 tonsDWT 39,400 MT (29,650 MT on Seaway draft of 26'06”)Engine capacity 6,929 KWSpeed 14 knotsCost $65 millionSister ships:  Algoma Equinox and Algoma Harvester    Equinox class vessels are described as the next generation of Great Lakes bulk carriers with the ability to carry more cargo, consume less fuel and steam at greater speed than their predecessors. The ships are also more environmentally…
Thursday, 18 December 2014 15:43

Dec 19 - Sajir

Earlier this month in an elaborate ceremony, United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) named the industry’s first ever LNG-ready ultra large container vessel, MV Sajir. She is the first vessel in UASC’s current new build program, comprising 17 of the world’s most eco-efficient vessels. Built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South KoreaLOA 368mBeam 51mNominal capacity 15,500 TEU (A15 class)                                       MV Sajir The DNV GL A15 class of vessel is described as the largest and most eco-efficient container vessel in this capacity range. Preliminary calculations indicate an Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) value that is close to 50% below the 2025 limit established by the IMO. In a major capacity boost, ten further A15 vessels and six 18,800 TEU (A18) container vessels are scheduled for delivery by Hyundai Heavy Industries and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries to UASC by mid-2016.    Sajir takes her name from an area in Saudi Arabia that is known for its productive agricultural heritage.  Mr. Jorn Hinge, President and Chief Executive Officer of UASC (above right at the naming ceremony) commented that “these highly efficient vessels help us significantly reduce…
Friday, 12 December 2014 00:01

Dec 12 - Soma Maru

             Soma Maru – bulk ship of the year 2014 The new ECO coal carrier MV Soma Maru was named the “Bulk Ship of the Year” at the International Bulk Journal Awards 2014 held in Rotterdam last month. Built by Sanoyas Shipbuilding, Mizushima Dockyard, JapanDelivered July 2014Owned and managed by Toyo Sangyo, Imabari, JapanLOA 235.0mBeam 43.0mGRT 57,036 tonsDWT 104,200 MTSister Ship: Akatsuki    Soma Maru was jointly developed by Sanoyas Shipyard and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines with a wide beam, shallow draft design, a number of safety features and new energy-saving specifications. The name Soma Maru originates with a vessel which previously served Tohoku Electric Power for 19 years and the new vessel and her sister Akatsuki will continue to haul coal for the same company’s thermal power plants. The IBJ Awards are held annually by “International Bulk Journal”, a maritime industry magazine based in the UK. The awards recognize and praise organizations and companies which contribute to different fields of the world's bulk carrier industry. Some of the other awards announced at this year’s event were: Award for Safety in Bulk Handling - sponsored by DNVGL Marine: Pacific Basin Shipping, Hong Kong Cargo Handling: Sohar Port…
Thursday, 04 December 2014 16:57

Dec 5 - Pieter Schelte

          The world's largest crane ship, Pieter Schelte After four years under construction, the world's largest crane ship Pieter Schelte, which is capable of lifting oil rigs, last week set sail from South Korea to Rotterdam for final out-fitting. She was commissioned by Swiss company Allseas, which specializes in offshore pipeline installation and subsea construction. Built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering shipyard, Okpo, South KoreaDelivered November 2014LOA 477 m (1,565 ft) (excl. tilting lift beam and stinger): 382 m (1,253 ft)Beam 124 m (407 ft)Lift capacity: 48,000 MTOperating draught 10-25 m (32.82 ft)Maximum speed: 14 knotsTotal installed power: 95,000 kWAccommodation for 571 personsDynamic positioning system: LR DP (AAA), fully redundant Kongsberg K-Pos DP-22 and 2 x cJoy systemDeck cranes: 3 x Pipe transfer cranes of 50 t (110 kips) at 33 m (108 ft), 1 x Special purpose crane Cost reported: $3.0 billion   In partnership with the Port of Rotterdam, the ship will be taken to Maasvlakte 2, a major extension of the port, where a special pit has been drained to house the vessel. The ship will be used to install and remove offshore oil and gas rigs as well as to lay pipes.…
Thursday, 27 November 2014 17:30

Nov 27 - CSCL Globe

                             CSCL Globe We now have a new holder of the title of the world’s largest container ship. Hyundai Heavy Industries hosted a naming ceremony last week for the China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) owned CSCL Globe which has a stated capacity of 19,000 TEU. Built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South KoreaOrdered in May 2013, delivered November 2014Owned and managed by China Shipping Container Lines, ShanghaiLOA 400.0 mBeam 58.6 m in widthGRT 155,200 tonsDWT 186,000 tonsPropulsion: 77,200 BHP MAN B&W 12S90ME-C Mark 9.2 type low-speed main engineSister vessels: CSCL Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Arctic Ocean   HHI states that CSCL Globe has the world’s largest shipboard main engine standing 17.2m tall. The engine itself is electronically controlled to enhance fuel efficiency by automatically optimizing fuel consumption according to the ship’s speed and sea conditions, translating to a 20 percent reduction in fuel per TEU in comparison with similar container ships. The vessel also features two EcoBallast seawater treatment systems, capable of treating 3,000 m3 of seawater per hour by filtering and sterilizing bacteria and plankton bigger than 50 µm with ultraviolet rays. CSCL Globe last…
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