• 2017 November 24 18:06

    Sanmar delivers two ASD tugs

    The premier Turkish specialist tug builder, Sanmar, has made two important deliveries of Robert Allan Ltd. designed ASD tugs to different parts of the world during this past week, the company said in its press release.

    The fifth example of this relatively new class has arrived in Naples, Italy, to enter service with Rimochitori Napolitani. A sister tug is scheduled to follow shortly.

    The Sirapinar Series has been designed exclusively by Robert Allan Limited for Sanmar and is based on the phenomenal success of the slightly larger Bogacay Series, a RAmparts 2400 SX (Sanmar exclusive) type. The hull of the new 22m tugs, also a Sanmar exclusive, available in 45 to 60 tonne bollard pull versions, is similar to the larger model and can run astern at high speeds, whilst maintaining good control and directional stability in all directions.

    Sanmar has built nearly 40 vessels of the larger model with bollard pulls ranging from 60 to 75 tonnes depending on installed horsepower. Marechiaro has a bollard pull of 50 tonnes – in the middle of the 45 to 60 tonnes bollard pull range planned for this model.

    Measuring 22.40m overall with a beam of 10.85m and maximum draft of 4.67m the two boats for Italy are being built to RINA class and Italian flag requirements and are powered by pairs of 1500kW Caterpillar engines.These turn Schottel azimuthing Rudderpropellers to give a trials performance of 50.2 tonnes bollard pull ahead and a free-running speed of 12.6 knots. Another similar vessel is currently being fitted out prior to delivery to Spain.

    A pair of another relatively new exclusive Sanmar/Robert Allan design were ordered by Abu Dhabi Ports, during the SeaTrade Offshore Marine & Workboats Middle East Exhibition and Conference (SOMWE – 26th September 2017). The first vessel, Yenicay VI, has arrived its new home with SAFEEN (Abu Dhabi Marine Services). The second identical sister will be entering service in early 2018.

    Two factors influenced the decision. Not only has SAFEEN already been operating a Yenicay Class vessel which has proved highly successful over the past year but prompt delivery was key – quick availability of a design that had already been proven in the local conditions was a ‘no-brainer’.

    Yenicay VI and Yenicay VII are ASD configuration with dimensions measuring 18.7m x 9.2m and utilise Caterpillar C32 main engines each developing 969kW at 1,800 rev/min. These drive Veth VZ-900 azimuthing stern thrusters. This arrangement gives a bollard pull of 33.71 tonnes and a speed ahead of around 12 knots.

    The Yenicay class of compact tugs have been specifically designed to provide high performance line and ship handing capabilities typical in smaller ports and harbours. In addition, provided with upgraded seawater cooling and HVAC these vessels will ensure reliability and crew comfort during the extremely high ambient air and seawater conditions faced in the Middle East.

    Sanmar is both an operator and a quality tug builder. It has two custom built modern covered shipyards and has an international reputation adding 40 years of operational experience to the acclaimed design skills of Robert Allan.Ltd. The Sanmar portfolio is the largest avilable with many exclusive models and the reference list now contains over 180 tugs.

2018 March 24

07:50 CMA CGM announces GRR from UAE to East Africa
07:48 ZIM announces 2017 results
07:44 APM Terminals celebrates its first year of working at Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico
07:42 Stena joins a unique cooperation for climate smart transport
07:40 Sea Machines opens second office in Hamburg, Germany

2018 March 23

18:07 World's largest modularized cracking furnace delivered from Wison Zhoushan Yard
17:59 UCL Holding companies performed a unique joint project on delivery of oversize cargo (photo)
17:32 Port of Antwerp pushes ahead with onshore power for ships
17:20 IMO Tier III certification for MTU marine engines from Rolls-Royce
17:18 ABS leads industry discussion on impact of 2020 sulfur cap, cybersecurity and digitization
16:17 WMU contributes to Marine Spatial Planning Training
15:39 Vladimir Putin wins presidential election in Russia with 76.69% of votes
14:46 Court approves amicable agreement in the case on allision of Delta Pioneer tanker with a pier at Primorsk port
14:24 Work to address maritime security challenges in Africa’s maritime zones underway at a regional workshop
14:23 Samskip starts container service between Amsterdam Container Terminal and Hull
13:58 International organizations join forces in the fisheries sector
13:32 New addition to DNV GL’s Veracity platform promises to raise drilling efficiency by offering digital solution based on data from 80 000 wells
13:02 Wärtsilä to ensure the continuous operations of Hidrovias Group’s pusher tugs in South American rivers
12:35 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v New Orleans with SwissMarine
12:10 BMT teams with BAE SYSTEMS and CAMMELL LAIRD to deliver additional Type 45 Power Generation
11:49 29 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 22-23
11:30 TechnipFMC and Magma Global to enter into a strategic collaboration agreement for hybrid flexible pipe
10:55 BMT and ARES to deliver a further 9 vessels for the Qatari Coastguard
10:44 Port of Rotterdam Authority invests in Port railway line capacity expansion
10:20 Brent Crude futures price up 0.93% to $69.55, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.09% to $65
09:59 Port of Rotterdam Authority starts construction of Container Exchange Route
09:37 Bunker prices continue surging at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is flat at 1,117 points

2018 March 22

18:18 Global fuel market to remain relatively stable next week, expert says
18:03 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 7.25 million tonnes of cargo in 2M'18, up 6% Y-o-Y
17:45 Transas to return all funds received under state support programme in 2016-18
17:12 Germany based firm offers AIS vessel management tracking systems preventing IUU fishing
16:51 Investments of Tuapse Sea Commercial Port in production development totaled RUB 343 million in 2017
16:30 Rolls-Royce completes the £1.3 million MAXCMAS research project
15:59 Nitrogen deposition in the oceans needs further study
15:30 Acta Marine newbuild successfully completed sea trials
14:30 APL starts new India Pakistan Express 2 Service
14:04 RF Transport Ministry defines procedure for approval of widespread minerals production at Russia’s IWWs
13:33 Open simulation platform launches with new partners
13:12 Volga Shipping Company named “Industry Leader” in “Cargo Shipping Company” nomination
12:58 Wärtsilä Seals & Bearings joins the Green Award scheme in support of clean environment
12:48 WMU Board of Governors meets in Turkey
12:25 MAN Diesel & Turbo partners with Hyundai to build new test-engine facility in Ulsan
12:00 Workshop on prevention and control of shipping and port air emissions being developed as part of GloMEEP-IAPH partnership
11:36 19 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 21-22
11:21 Russian Trade and Economic Development Council sign MoU to further strengthen commercial ties with Abu Dhabi Ports
11:14 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
10:53 The Maritime Standard announces a special discount for the 2018 Awards
10:27 Brent Crude futures price up 0.01% to $69.48, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.09% to $65.23
10:05 Ukraine’s water transport carried 1,000 passengers in 2M’18, down 64.7%, Y-o-Y
09:41 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport grew by 41.2% to 0.3 million tonnes in 2M’18
09:19 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,117 points

2018 March 21

18:29 Wight Shipyard wins second order for fast ferry duo from Mexican ferry operator
18:16 Dorian LPG announces third Japanese financing
18:14 GasLog Partners LP announces acquisition of GasLog Gibraltar for $207 million and repayment of intercompany loan
18:04 ABP South Wales achieves new ISO 9001:2016 standard for bulk handling operations
17:42 Port of Gdansk to breathe new life into Dworzec Drzewny Quay
17:20 ABB wins contract to equip two next-generation shuttle tankers with future-proof solutions
17:13 Finnlines decides to exercise the options to lengthen two more ro-ro vessels
17:03 Throughput of Chinese ports up 4.7% to 1.45 billion tonnes in 2M’18