UASC’s latest: Ultra large and ultra eco-friendly; U.S. Navy responds as Iran fires on Marshall Islands ship

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UASC’s latest: Ultra large and ultra eco-friendly
April 29, 2015—The DNV GL classed Barzan is the first in a new class of ultra-large container vessels that will be the largest in UASC’s fleet to date. They will set new standards for fuel and energy efficiency as a result of optimized vessel design and an array of propulsion and equipment efficiency technologies.

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U.S. Navy responds as Iran fires on Marshall Islands ship
The U.S. Navy responded this morning after an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy, or IRGCN, vessel fired shots across the bridge of a Marshall Islands flag containership and subsequently detained it.

De Beers firms up newbuilding order at Kleven
The design is well proven in the offshore construction segment, but the newbuild for De Beers will include a wide range of tailor made equipment and features.

Bollinger wins two SCA safety awards
The company was awarded the 2014 Award for Excellence in Safety for the tenth consecutive year, and the 2014 Award for Improvement in Safety.
IHI takes hit from Brazilian shipyard venture
Citing the impacts of Brazil’s corruption scandal and the drop in energy prices, Japan’s IHI Corporation said that it would record an extraordinary loss—about $75.5 million—for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015 in relation to its 33% stake in Brazilian shipbuilder EAS.

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