The recently enacted "American Jobs Creation Act" gives significant tax breaks to a number of U.S. industries--including shipping.
MARINE LOG and BLANK ROME will present a senior level seminar CHANGES IN U.S. TAXATION OF SHIPPING INCOME in Stamford, Conn. on April 5 & 6, 2004
Make sure you know how the new tax rules work!
February 16, 2005
Two stroke power for mega tug
MAN B&W Diesel A/S, Denmark has been awarded the contract to supply a complete twin-screw low-speed two-stroke propulsion package for a 90 m, 11,000 kW oceanic mega tug boat.
The newbuilding is under construction at Wuchang Shipyard, Wuhan, China for the owner Shanghai Salvage Co. Ltd., which owns a large fleet of various salvage tugs and tug boats.
The newbuilding, which is scheduled to be delivered during April 2006, will be operated by the Hong Kong-based Shen Hua Shipping Company Ltd.
The primary tasks of the SDARI (Shanghai Research and design Institute)-designed vessel will be oceanic towing.
The heavy fuel oil burning propulsion package solution is based on two 8S35MC two-stroke engines, two VBS1080 controllable pitch propellers and an Alphatronic 2000 Propulsion Control System.
The shipment of engines and propulsion equipment from Denmark to China is scheduled to take place between June and August--beginning with the propulsion control equipment--to match the shipyard installation schedule.
Length oa 89.9 m
Length wl 85.9 m
Length pp 80.0 m
Breadth 17.2 m
Draft max 6.8 m
Main engines 2 x MAN B&W Diesel 8S35MC
Output 5920 kW at 173 r/min
Propellers 2 x MAN B&W Diesel VBS1080
Propeller diameter 3,700 mm
Bollard pull 188 tons
Speed 16 knots
Control system MAN B&W Diesel Alphatronic 2000
Classification China Classification Society
Ice class B2
Class notation CSA 5/5 Tug, CSM, AUTO-0, SCM,
Propulsion package particulars: