Breakthrough points way to more compact engines; Germany to fund LNG projects

Kobe Steel breakthrough points way to more compact engines
Kobe Steel breakthrough points way to more compact engines
August 30, 2017 — Opening the way for more compact engines, classification society ClassNK has given Kobe Steel approval to use a K factor of 1.15 as the design margin in the manufacturing process for crank throws, a main component of built-up type crankshafts.

Kotug Smit adds two ASD 2913 sisters to its fleet
The tugs were selected for their high performance and short delivery time, their characteristics match those of the tugs that Kotug Smit is currently operating, fitting into the company’s European harbor towage operations.
Two lose Singapore bunker supply licenses

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) says that it will not be renewing the bunker supplier licenses when they expire on August 31, 2017.

Germany to fund LNG fueled newbuild and retrofit projects

Germany’s Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) has announced a stimulus program to encourage both the construction of new LNG-fueled seagoing ships and the conversion of existing vessels.

Stolt-Nielsen issues update on impact of Hurricane Harvey

Local assets include the bulk-liquid storage terminal Stolthaven Houston; a tank container depot; and an office building on the Houston Ship Canal that serves as headquarters for its operations in the Americas.

Rolls-Royce wins contract for fishing vessel design and equipment

The equipment to be delivered from Rolls-Royce includes the vessel’s Bergen B33:45 diesel engine, a Promas integrated rudder and propeller system and hydraulic winches.