Gondan wins contract for powerful icebreaking escort tug; Jeffboat plans to lay off 278 workers

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Gondan wins contract for powerful icebreaking escort tug
November 9, 2017 — Spanish shipbuilder Gondan has signed a contract with the Port of Luleå, Sweden, covering construction of a new hybrid-powered 36 m RAL TundRA 3600-H class icebreaking escort tug designed by Robert Allan Ltd. The shipyard was selected as the result of a rigorous international competition among qualified shipbuilders. According to the port, the tug represents an investment of SEK 150 million (about $18 million).

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The Valencia Boat Show received a total of 14,728 visitors in the five days it was held

 
Thursday, November 09, 2017

The Valencia Boat Show received a total of 14,728 visitors in the five days it was held

The Valencia Boat Show received a total of 14,728 visitors in the five days it was held
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– The Valencia Boat Show featured four professional days and an open day with free entry
– The event confirms that in 2018 it will be held from the 31st of October to the 4th of November
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The Valencia Boat Show, which was held from the 1st to the 5th of November in Valencia Marina, received a total of 14,728 visitors in its five days of exhibition, with a 50% increase in ticket sales compared to last year. The show attracted an equal number of visitors as the last edition despite having two days less – five days instead of seven – and just one open day with free entry compared to two open days in 2016. In the 2016 edition the average number of daily visitors was 2,142, while this year it has been of 3,000, which represents an average increase of 40% visitors per day. The open day attracted about 8,000 people who came to see the exhibition of new boats, engines, accessories and nautical services and to participate in the free activities that were held on Sunday in Valencia Marina.

The representatives of the show confirm that operations have been closed and there are others in progress that will be closed in the coming weeks, and that it is expected that this year’s turnover will greatly exceed last year’s figure of 4.3 million euros in boat sales.

“We are very satisfied with this year’s results, both in terms of the operations carried out and in the number and profile of the visitors, who are users of the nautical industry and interested in the purchase of boats, products, accessories and marine services. The Valencia Boat Show made a commitment in 2016 that has been confirmed to be a success, and today we are a show in full expansion, which I believe has come a long way”, said the director of the event, Fernando Jimenez, last Sunday.

From the 31st of October to the 4th of November in 2018
In 2018, the Valencia Boat Show will be held from the 31st of October to the 4th of November, coinciding again with the All Saints holiday, which is expected to attract visitors from all points of the mainland taking advantage of the bank holiday weekend and Valencia’s good connections and favourable weather. The show will again have four professional days and an open day with free entry on the Sunday with activities for all audiences, as it is the format preferred by exhibitors, according to the survey carried out by the organisation.

About the Valencia Boat Show

From the 1st to the 5th of November – La Marina de València

The Valencia Boat Show, which will be held from the 1st to the 5th of November in Valencia Marina, has surpassed last edition’s figures, with more than 80 exhibitors and over 150 new boats from the main national and international boatyards, in addition to a wide range of marine engines, services and accessories. This year the show has enlarged its exhibition space to 16,000 m2, thanks to the addition of a new covered area in Tinglado nº2 of Valencia Marina, and has filled up the exhibition capacity and available moorings.

The Union of Nautical Companies (UEN), an association of companies in the nautical sector of the Valencian Community, has organised the Valencia Boat Show since 2009, making it an event organised by and for the nautical industry.

More information: http://www.valenciaboat.com/ 

Photography: Vicent Bosch

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Photographer: Vicent Bosch

Carnival and Shell ink North American LNG fuel supply agreement; Gibbs & Cox to offer OSD-IMT designs in U.S. market

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Latest FORAN build includes major upgrades
November 8, 2017 — As part of its Shipyard 4.0 Digitalization Strategy, Spanish engineering and technology group SENER has upgraded its FORAN CAD/CAM/CAE system. The improvements in the various design packages are incorporated in the latest FORAN build, launched last month. The naval architecture package has been enhanced with tools for reading the previous “classic” intact and damage stability definition files, making it possible to reuse legacy projects on the new platform, and includes new stability criteria, more flexibility for configuring reports, and different visualization and user interface improvements.

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The 52 SUPER SERIES Is Setting Trends In Sustainability

(Wednesday 8th October, 2017) – By partnering with 11th Hour Racing in early 2015, the 52 SUPER SERIES made a formal, public commitment to tackle its carbon footprint head-on, and begin working to minimise its impact on the environment. Fast forward three season to where we are now, and today, the 52 SUPER SERIES has exceeded its own expectations and is setting trends in sustainability. A hot topic, sustainability has gained its own momentum, and is embraced by competing teams, as well as local host organisations and partners. The 52 SUPER SERIES is changing minds and visibly making a difference wherever it goes.

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Shell commits to U.S.-built, U.S.-based LNG bunkering vessel; Red ink quarter rattles Maersk shareholders

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Shell commits to U.S.-built, U.S.-based LNG bunkering vessel
November 7, 2017 — Shell Trading (US) Company has finalized a long-term charter agreement with Q-LNG Transport, LLC for a 4,000 cu.m LNG bunker barge. The first of its kind to be based in the United States, the ocean-going LNG bunker barge will supply LNG to marine customers along the southern East Coast of the U.S. and support growing cruise line demand for LNG marine fuel. Q-LNG is a new company owned 70% by Harvey Gulf International Marine CEO Shane Guidry and 30% by Harvey Gulf. The Shell bunkering barge will be built by VT Halter Marine, Inc.

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Smith Maritime joins Puerto Rico relief efforts; Smith Maritime joins Puerto Rico relief efforts

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Smith Maritime joins Puerto Rico relief efforts
November 6, 2017 — Smith Maritime has been playing its part in Puerto Rico relief efforts, using its barge Marilyn Monroe to haul a load of equipment on behalf of CAT5 Resources to rebuild cellular communication infrastructure in Puerto Rico. Smith Maritime loaded the 343 ft x 76 ft Marilyn Monroe at its Amelia, LA, terminal with vehicles, housing, bulk fuel, food and most importantly, self-powered cellular communication towers to re-establish communication on the island.

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The Journey to an Autonomous Marine Ecosystem

Author: Andy McKeran, general manager, GE’s Marine Solutions

Digital technologies are dramatically impacting almost every aspect of our personal and professional lives—enabling businesses and individuals to freely communicate, share critical information and do things more efficiently and cost-effectively. The marine industry is no different, and owners, operators and shipbuilders now recognize the role that digitalization can play in transforming their businesses by reducing capex, opex and enabling new value-added revenue opportunities throughout the maritime life cycle.

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Nov AYGP News – China Cup skippers make solid start in AYGP Rankings

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2017/2018 AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year
“Hardest sports trophy to win in Asia”

China Cup skippers make solid start in AYGP Rankings
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November 3rd 2017: As the Eastern Circuit regattas dominated the racing scene last month, we welcomed the China Cup into the 5-star family of point scoring events, at the Sailing Forum (Watch Promo Video), with 89 new Skipper and Yachts slotting into the 2017-18 AYGP Rankings. Many skippers are chartering or changing yachts during the season, so we could possibly have a split between the separate scoring AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year awards. For the time being, Nick Southward’s J-109 Whisky Jack double IRC Racer 2 class victory at the Volvo China Coast Regatta and the 673nm Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race are still sitting on top of the Rankings.

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