DNV GL and Meyer Turku sign class contract for Royal Caribbean’s two new ICON Class vessels

The Finnish Meyer Turku Shipyard and DNV GL have signed a contract for the classification of Royal Caribbean International’s new ICON Class vessels. The contract covers two vessels with delivery scheduled for 2022 and 2024.

Finnlines’s year began to be strong

”The year has started extremely well with increased revenue, EBITDA and net result. The January–March 2018 result for the period increased by 48.6 per cent to EUR 16.5 million. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation, EBITDA, came to EUR 34.3 million and revenue increased by 11.6 per cent to EUR 134.9 million”, president and CEO Emanuele Grimaldi says.

Mikael Mäkinen to the Board of Finnlines

Finnlines plc’s annual general meeting decided that the number of Board members should be eight. As a new member of the Board, Rolls-Royce Marian Mikael Mäkinen was elected.

My Fuel Consumption: a new application to help shipowners comply with new regulations for energy efficiency management

Bureau Veritas further expands its support to shipowners and the industry with the introduction of the first phase of My Fuel Consumption – a cloud-based and secure web application available for use on desktop, mobile and tablet. My Fuel Consumption makes compliance easy, with a digitized process throughout the various steps of IMO-DCS (declaration of fuel consumption) and EU MRV regulations (CO2 emissions). These regulations aim to reduce emissions and protect the environment.

Wärtsilä establishes a world-class cyber academy in Singapore together with Templar Executives

The technology group Wärtsilä is partnering with the cyber security company Templar Executives to establish a world-class cyber academy in Singapore. The academy will offer courses designed to support and enhance the collective cyber maturity of the wider shipping community, notably operators and owners.

Carnival Cruise Line Adds Twenty Cruises To Cuba

Carnival Cruise Line has added another 20 voyages to Cuba from Tampa, Florida, in 2019. The new voyages on board Carnival Paradise are in addition to the 17 recently announced Cuba cruises on board Carnival Sensation departing from Miami in 2019.

Seven Hapag-Lloyd container vessels use MacGregor Cargo Boosts

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, is upgrading and optimising the container stowage systems on board seven Hapag-Lloyd C-class (Samsung 9,300 TEU series) container vessels. A contract for four vessels was signed in December 2017 and was shortly followed by a further three in January 2018.  The work is being carried out under a MacGregor Cargo Boost service, which is designed to increase the earning potential of existing container vessels through improving cargo carrying efficiency.

Wärtsilä Aquarius EC Ballast Water Management System submitted for USCG Type Approval

The technology group Wärtsilä has submitted its Aquarius Electro-Chlorination (EC) Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) for US Coast Guard (USCG) Type Approval (TA) after successfully completing all the testing procedures required.
Wärtsilä received type approval from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 2013 for the Electro-Chlorination system and the same successful design was used for the USCG application. This current testing has again proven the consistent performance of the Wärtsilä solution, and demonstrates the high reliability, robustness and effectiveness of the system. 

Wärtsilä VOC recovery system can save tons of fuel each year for two new shuttle tankers

The technology group Wärtsilä will supply its Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) recovery technology, LNG fuel gas handling systems and the auxiliary engines for two new shuttle tankers being built for Singapore based AET Tankers at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea. The order, worth in total more than 30 MEUR, was booked in January 2018.

Cargotec appoints Soili Mäkinen as a new member of the Executive Board

Cargotec has appointed Soili Mäkinen, M.Sc. (Econ.), as a member of the Executive Board effective as of 26 March 2018. In the role of Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Senior Vice President, Digitalisation, she continues to report to CEO Mika Vehviläinen.

Wärtsilä to ensure the continuous operations of Hidrovias Group’s pusher tugs in South American rivers

PHOTO: Wärtsilä provides maintenance solutions to the fleet of eight Girocantex pusher tugs, which operate in the challenging rivers of South America.

The technology group Wärtsilä and Girocantex Uruguay, a subsidiary of Hidrovias Group, have signed a 5-year Optimised Maintenance agreement on the fleet of eight pusher tugs operating in the challenging rivers of South America. The agreement enables flexible maintenance planning and execution according to the real condition of the equipment, thus ensuring better lifecycle value for the vessels.

Wärtsilä and Crowley extend maintenance agreement for 11 articulated tug barges

The technology group Wärtsilä and Crowley Petroleum Services are continuing their co-operation by extending and expanding their maintenance agreement for 11 articulated tug barges (ATBs) owned and operated by US-based Crowley. An ATB has a hinged connection system that allows a powerful ocean-going tug to connect to a notch in the stern of the barge, which enables the tug to propel and maneuver the barge.

Bulk shipping operators rely on MacGregor’s watchful eye to inspect essential equipment

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has recently signed two inspection service agreements with experienced dry bulk shipping operators, ESL Shipping and Wagenborg Shipping, to ensure that essential MacGregor equipment is in good working order and any issues are identified quickly to avoid unexpected downtime.
The first was a three-year service agreement, effective from 1 February, with Finland-based ESL. It will see MacGregor inspect the folding hatch covers and K-cranes fitted onboard a barge and a fleet of nine bulk carriers.

Removing oily water discharge risks with the Alfa Laval BlueBox SA

Non-compliant discharge of oily water continues to be an environmental threat – and an expensive headache for the marine industry. With the tamper-proof Alfa Laval BlueBox SA, a stand-alone oil content monitor and data recorder, Alfa Laval is providing peace of mind to ship owners and operators.

Russia Ramps up Fuel Exports in Fight for European Market

Russia plans to sharply increase fuel exports and carve out a larger share of the European market following an extensive $55 billion modernisation of its refineries, companies’ plans and analysts’ reports show.