Following RO/RO fire, Grimaldi Group seeks new controls on cargo units; SCA honors Fincantieri Marinette Marine safety achievements

May 17th 2019
May 17, 2019 — Built in 1998, the Italian-flagged vessel had left the port of Salerno in the afternoon of May 13, bound to the Spanish port of Valencia. On board there were 25 crew members and a cargo consisting of 1,687 vehicles (cars, vans, trucks, excavators, etc.), the vast majority of which were brand new, and 49 containers containing mainly food products.

SCA honors Fincantieri Marinette Marine safety achievements

Fincantieri Marinette Marine was honored for its exemplary safety record by the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), at a ceremony during the council’s annual meeting in Washington D.C. May 16, 2019.

Wight Shipyard unveils hybrid patrol vessel

U.K. shipbuilder Wight Shipyard Co, (WSC) is introducing a hybrid patrol vessel that aims to help operators such as port and river authorities, police, and defense agencies meet strict new pollution limits.

Damen Mangalia cuts steel for $468 million diamond mining vessel

According to Debmarine Namibia (a joint venture between De Beers and the Government of Namibia), the vessel is the largest ever single investment in the marine diamond industry. On completion, the vessel is expected to increase Debmarine Namibia’s production by 35% annually.
BIMCO elects its first female President

Şadan Kaptanoğlu, managing director of Turkey’s HI Kaptanoglu Shipping, was elected President of BIMCO – the world’s largest shipping association – at its General Meeting in Athens on Tuesday, May 14.
Converting “LNG ready” box ship to gas fueling will cost $30 million

The conversion, to be carried out at Chinese shipyard Shanghai Huaran Dadong Dockyard, will take an estimated 105 days. If successful, conversion of the remaining 16 former UASC 16 ships will follow.