• 2018 July 9 17:43

    Damen ASD Tug 3212 'Svitzer Glenrock' delivered to Svitzer Australia

    Damen Shipyards Group has delivered an ASD Tug 3212 as the second part of a two-vessel order placed by Svitzer Australia. Named the Svitzer Glenrock, the tug arrived at Newcastle, NSW, on its own keel from Damen Song Cam Shipyard, Vietnam. There it will work in the world’s busiest coal port, handling Cape-class bulk carriers and petroleum tankers as they enter and leave the confines of the harbour, the shipbuilding group said in its press release.

    Svitzer operates one of Australia’s largest fleets of tugs, comprised of over 85 vessels. Twenty of these are built by Damen, including two Damen ATD Tugs 2412, the Svitzer Eureka and Svitzer Otway in the Port of Melbourne, ASD Tugs 2411 in Brisbane, Port Kembla, Newcastle, Melbourne and Sydney, an ASD Tug 2810 in Sydney and an ASD Tug 2310 in Sydney.

    In addition to the power and manoeuvrability provided by the ASD Tug 3212, Damen was also able to deliver the vessel within four months of the contract being signed. This was the possible due to Damen’s policy of building its most popular vessels for stock, with clients then able to specify any modifications prior to finishing and delivery. The Svitzer Glenrock is fitted with a render recovery forward winch, which ensures the line always remains under a safe tension, even when sailing in large waves. This enhances her capability to undertake active-escort duties for the large carriers and petroleum tankers, safely under all circumstances.

    Given this superior capability with attaching lines to ships, the tug has been committed to Svitzer’s AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) obligation and will be available for emergency assists for any vessel with propulsion or steerage problems outside the harbour.

    “Svitzer Glenrock will work in the world’s busiest coal port, moving bulk carriers and petroleum tankers around the harbour,” says Svitzer’s Newcastle Port Manager, Ben Hart. “The power and manoeuvrability of the tug will allow the port to accommodate the future demand for larger ships to call at Newcastle.”

    Following crew familiarisation with the Svitzer Glenrock will start work in August.

    The delivery is the last to be made under the oversight of Damen’s Chiel de Leeuw, who has moved to a new role in the group as Sales Director RoPax Newbuild.

    His role as Svitzer account manager has been taken up by Erik van Hattem. “I am very much looking forward to working with Svitzer and to further strengthening the already good relationship between our two organisations,” says Erik. “I am confident that we can continue to develop and deliver the solutions that they require to optimise their operations in a highly competitive market.”





2018 September 24

18:36 DNV GL unveils the complexity of ocean governance in report for the UN Global Compact
18:03 Klaveness Combination Carriers AS announces completion of USD 45.0 million private placement
17:52 Port of Southampton recognised in top 20 under 40 cruise award
17:36 CMA CGM announces GRR from India West Coast to Mozambique
17:03 Metropolitan Plan for Great Newcastle endorses Port of Newcastle vision
16:50 Ust-Luga Container Terminal handles cargo for Nord Stream 2
16:47 Wightlink names its new flagship
16:45 Bomin exits the bunker markets in Singapore and Antwerp
16:43 Hamburg and St. Petersburg strengthen cooperation at the Port Evening
16:33 DNV GL ends operations in Iran by 4th November
16:19 Vladimir Panchenko dredger built Shipbuilding - Ship Repair Corporation features local content of 90%
16:03 IMO sadness over Nyerere casualty
15:47 Moby Dik terminal starts handling vessels of Sea Connect line
15:33 Wärtsilä inaugurates upgraded EGC test facilities in Norway
15:20 ESPO wants more ambition on harmonisation of data, while maintaining flexibility in reporting systems
15:03 Vinalines to build 2 terminals at $299 mln in Lach Huyen Port
14:46 Port of Antwerp presents smart port of the future at Supernova
14:33 DFDS Seaways raises capacity on route Zeebrugge - Norway
14:18 Feasibility study of concession of state stevedoring companies «Olvia» and «Kherson» presented for acquaintance to potential investors
14:03 Norway’s largest cruise port of Bergen to build Europe’s largest onshore power supply facility
13:59 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg named one of the best transport infrastructure facilities
13:34 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 21,529 in RF spot market
13:11 Okskaya Sudoverf lays down fourth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD32M
12:45 NOVATEK shipped first LNG cargo to Brazil
12:23 Finalists for the Seatrade Maritime Awards in Dubai announced
12:00 Nor-Shipping 2019 takes place in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway, from 04 to 07 June 2019
11:16 Longline factory ship Marlin laid down by Severnaya Verf shipyard to feature 40% of local content
10:54 Damen performs float-out of Australian icebreaker
10:52 NOVATEK increases number of Management Board members
10:28 Smart shipping to be under the spotlight at Seatrade Maritime Middle East
10:05 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,413 points
09:43 Brent Crude futures price up 1.25% to $79.22, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.2% to $71.63
09:21 Freeport of Riga’s project on construction of Krievu Island Terminal enters its final phase
09:00 Vice Premier Han Zheng inspected COSCO-PSA terminal in Singapore
08:14 International maritime community reaffirms cooperation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore

2018 September 23

10:47 DEME unveils innovative nodule collector pre-prototype ‘Patania II’
10:33 Global Ship Lease secures additional charter coverage and adds Maersk Line to charterer portfolio
10:30 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from Latin America to North Europe and South Europe

2018 September 21

18:06 Forth Ports wins prestigious award for community work
17:44 NCSP Group's cargo turnover for January–July 2018 totaled 82,351 thousand tons
17:28 First ISO-container ever loaded with liquefied natural gas at the LNG terminal in Świnoujście
17:06 Gibdock, RSP Systems and New Zealand fisheries choose LR
16:31 Outlook for marine cargo insurance challenging but opportunities remain for underwriters, says IUMI
16:04 Babcock ecoSMRT receives LR acknowledgement for ship application
15:09 Trafigura holds naming ceremony for first of 35 newbuild crude oil and product tankers
14:56 IBIA takes part in SIBCON 2018
14:27 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches Pola Fiva, fifth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59 built for Pola Rise
14:09 British International Freight Association fumes over sulphur surcharge
13:52 Ukraine’s water transport carried 0.5 million passengers in 8M’18, up 10.5%, Y-o-Y
13:31 Maersk’s regional carriers go to market under one brand
13:09 GE Shipping takes delivery of Secondhand Very Large Gas Carrier “ Jag Vasant ”
12:50 ABP aims for frictionless trade with blockchain
12:28 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport declined by 1.9% to 3.6 million tonnes in 8M’18
12:09 COSCO SHIPPING Tanker (Dalian) takes delivery of 319,000 dwt Mt Cosnew Lake
11:07 Odfjell finalizes sale of Rotterdam tank terminal
10:36 ABP promotes South Wales ports as cruise destinations
10:07 Georgia Ports plan 8 million TEU capacity by 2028
09:54 Brent Crude futures price up 0.06% to $78.75, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.14% to $70.22
09:35 Bunker prices are going up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,396 points