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July 22, 2014
MAN adds 1,000 hp V-12 to high speed engine line
JULY 22, 2014 — MAN is adding a newly developed 12-cylinder V-engine, the D2862 LE441, to its portfolio of high-speed marine engines, extending the power range for heavy-duty operation to 735 kW (1,000 hp). By adapting the turbocharger and the...
July 22, 2014
Keppel to go looking for mineral rich seabed nodules
JULY 22, 2014 — Ocean Mineral Singapore Pte. Ltd. (OMS) has received approval from the International Seabed Authority (ISA) on its application for its first seabed exploration license. OMS is a Singapore-incorporated company majority owned by...
July 22, 2014
ME-GI adds ethane to its fuel portfolio
JULY 22, 2014 — Three 36,000 cu.m LEGCs (Liquefied Ethylene Gas Carriers) ordered by Oslo headquartered Ocean Yield ASA, will each be powered by a single MAN B&W ME-GI low-speed, dual-fuel engine. The engines will run on ethane, marking the...
July 22, 2014
Fire ravaged MSC Flaminia reborn as eco ship
JULY 22, 2014 — Buxtehude, Germany, headquartered Reederei NSB says that the MSC Flaminia will call the Italian port of La Spezia July 23 and will be phased into scheduled service for MSC. Just over two years ago, on July 14, 2012, the 6,750...
July 22, 2014
Body of fugitive ferry owner found in field
JULY 22, 2014 — South Korea's National Police Agency says that a badly decomposed body found June 12 is that of Yoo Byung-eun, the fugitive owner of the ferry Sewol. Police have been searching for him since soon after the April 16 sinking of...
July 21, 2014
Kleven books MPSV order from Malaysian customer
JULY 21, 2014 — Norway's Kleven shipyard has won a contract from Malaysia based IES Pioneer. It covers construction of a Marin Teknikk design 6015 MPSV, outfitted with a crane, helideck and FiFi II. Delivery will be in September 2015. The...
July 21, 2014
Volvo Penta offers keel cooling option
JULY 21, 2014 — Volvo Penta of the Americas, Chesapeake, VA, has announced the availability of a keel cooling option with D4 and D6 marine diesel engines to meet customer demands in the North American marine commercial market. Volvo Penta is...
July 21, 2014
Panama Canal marks another expansion milestone
JULY 21, 2014 — The Panama Canal Expansion has reached another important milestone: transfer of the first gates to the new locks complex in the Atlantic side. "This is a very important operation because it involved the first movement of the...
July 21, 2014
Shipowners seek uniform approach to ECA enforcement
JULY 21, 2014 — Shipowners are fearful that enforcement will be spotty when the 0.1% limit on sulfur in fuel takes effect in Emission Control Areas (ECAs) in January 2015. Last week, Maersk Line noted that, while the North American ECA...
July 21, 2014
Chinese firm invests in Louisiana methanol plant
JULY 21, 2014—A major Chinese chemical company will make a $1.85 billion capital investment in a methanol manufacturing complex on the Mississippi River in Vacherie, La., St. James Parish, according to a joint announcement by Louisiana...

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