TOTAL to supply CMA CGM with (a lot of) LNG for box ship newbuilds; Wärtsilä 20 diesel now packs more power

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Damen customer upgrades to a bigger Shoalbuster
December 4, 2017 — ISA Towage BV recently named the latest addition to its fleet, a Damen Shoalbuster 3209, in a ceremony at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld. Named ISA, the vessel is the company’s second Shoalbuster — and the second to carry that name. The first ISA was a smaller Shoalbuster 2709 delivered at the close of 2016 and this latest vessel replaced it. The upgrade is the result of an offer made to Willem-Harm Mastenbroek, owner and managing director of ISA Towage B.V., by Jos van Woerkum, managing director of Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld.

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TOTAL to supply CMA CGM with (a lot of) LNG for box ship newbuilds
Total and CMA CGM have signed an agreement covering the supply of around 300,000 tons of LNG a year for 10 years starting in 2020. This massive volume of gas, which sets a new record for an LNG bunkering agreement, will fuel CMA CGM’s nine newbuild 22,000 TEU containerships, scheduled for delivery from Chinese shipyards beginning 2020 onwards.
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MHI reorganizes its shipbuilding business

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