• 2018 July 16 13:46

    Eastern Shipbuilding inks contract with Bisso Offshore for RApport 2400 Ship Handling Tug duo

    Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. has signed a new contract with Bisso Offshore, LLC for the construction of two Robert Allan Ltd. RApport 2400 Ship Handing Tugs with escort capability, the Group said in a media release.

    Bisso Offshore, LLC is one of Eastern’s long term customers and has taken delivery of four (4) previous modern Z-drive tugs from Eastern since 2006 (JOSEPHINE ANNE, BEVERLY B., ELIZABETH B and the ARCHIE T. HIGGINS). These two new Robert Allan RApport 2400 design tugs have been customized by the designer and owner to provide specific operational features while also meeting new EPA Tier 4 and USCG Sub-M requirements.

    Joey D’Isernia, President of Eastern Shipbuilding Group, said: “We are honored to be working with our friends at E.N. Bisso once again on this exciting project. E.N. Bisso is a valued repeat customer for us and we appreciate being selected to build this latest class of ship handling tugs. We look forward to working with the E.N. Bisso team on another successful project.”

    The RApport 2400 Ship Handling Tugs features the following characteristics:

    Dimensions (Molded): 80’-0 x 38’-0 x 13’-2”
    Fuel Oil: 28,000 USG
    DEF/Urea: (2) x 850 USG
    Potable Water: 8,750 USG
    Total Horsepower: (2) x 2,549 HP @ 1,800 RPM
    Bollard Pull (Predicted): 63 Metric Tons
    Main Engines: (2) LA CAT, Caterpillar 3512E Tier 4 EPA/IMO III marine propulsion diesel engines
    Main Propulsion: (2) Rolls Royce US205 P20 Z-Drives
    Main Generators: (2) Kennedy Engines Co. John Deere 4045AFM85
    Tier 3 EPA certified Marine Auxiliary Diesel
    Generator Set, each rated at 99kW @ 1,800 RPM
    Firefighting: (1) Counterfire ES-125-400, 1,500 gpm at 100 psi, diesel engine driven and 4” Stang remote controlled fire monitor
    Hawser Winch: (1) Markey Machinery, Inc. Model DEPCF-42 HS, Single Drum 40HP, Render/Recovery, Line Tension Display, Electric Escort Hawser Winch
    Capstan: (1) Markey Machinery, Inc. CEPB-40 5HP Bitt Capstan
    Tow Hook: (1) Washington Chain & Supply 90 Ton SWL tow hook, electric-air remote control, manual or remote release.
    Regulatory: USCG Sub-M, COI, Designed and Built to ABS Class but not classed under ABS Flag: United States of America

    Bisso Offshore, a division of E.N. Bisso & Son, Inc. currently has a tug fleet of 18 vessels featuring a blend of seven modern tractor-class/equivalent tugs along with conventional twin screw tugs. Whatever the challenges that may be presented by the mighty Mississippi River, the Port of Gulfport, MS or Port Canaveral, FL, E.N. Bisso has the optimal equipment to service the varied needs of the diverse mix of cargo vessels that call in the country’s largest port complex as well as other ports. E.N. Bisso & Son, Inc. is proudly owned by the fifth generation family descendants of Captain Joseph Bisso who innovatively founded the company by launching a ferry service to row people across the Mississippi River in Downtown New Orleans. E.N. Bisso can trace these early days of the company’s activities back to 1880 and the oars in the company’s logo are a salute to its origins. This enterprise quickly expanded to employ the use of steam-powered ferries and tugs. The ferry business grew into a sizable venture and was eventually sold to the State of Louisiana. In 1946 the company was split up and Captain Edwin Napoleon Bisso formed his own company with 6 tugboats and 2 heavy-lift derricks, later naming it E.N. Bisso & Son. Since then the company has grown and evolved to its position today as a leading U.S. Gulf and East Coast provider of harbor tug and towing services

    Robert Allan Ltd. is a firm of internationally-recognized Naval Architects in Vancouver, Canada. Since 1930, Robert Allan Ltd. has built a reputation for innovative designs for vessels of almost all types, from high-performance tugs to ferries to sophisticated research vessels. Robert Allan Ltd. is committed to providing the highest possible standards of professional marine design and engineering services to their valued clients, thereby creating innovative working vessels that embody efficiency, durability and performance. They are committed to making the vessels built to our designs as safe and efficient as possible for the crews that work on them, and for the people who own them.

    Eastern Shipbuilding Group is a family held shipbuilding company located in Panama City, Florida since 1976 and has been a long-time employer in Bay County for over 40 years. Since 2008, Eastern has spent more than $75 million dollars upgrading and expanding its facilities and shipbuilding capabilities to continue expanding and meeting the needs of its Commercial and Government Customers.

    Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. has three new construction and repair facilities engaged in new construction and repair of all types of steel and aluminum vessels including harbor/escort tugs, offshore tugs, offshore/platform supply vessels, ATB’s, multi-purpose construction vessels, research vessels, firefighting vessels, barges, dredges, ferries, passenger vessels, fishing vessels and inland towboats. Eastern maintains its role as one of the most diversified and innovative construction shipyards in the United States. Eastern Shipbuilding Group continues to remain a custom shipbuilder, delivering eleven vessels of various sizes and designs over the past eighteen (18) months.




2018 December 10

17:06 Nexans awarded contract for the manufacturing, delivery and installation of 350 kV HVDC submarine cable in the Philippines
16:49 Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) in 11M’18 climbed by 6.5% Y-o-Y to 33.1 million tonnes
16:33 Konstantin Ponomarev appointed as head of RS Nuclear Ships Branch
16:10 Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative launches new online platform
15:58 MOL to participate in construction, ownership, operation of FSRU for Jawa 1 gas-fired IPP project in Indonesia
15:52 MOL LNG сarrier LNG Fukurokuju rescues castaway
15:26 Gasum consolidates its position as the leading Nordic LNG provider
14:58 NIBULON Shipbuilding and Repair Yard adds a new high-capacity German crane to its cranes
14:25 BIMCO publishes two 2020 sulphur clauses
14:00 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 16,794 in RF spot market
13:09 EU NAVFOR marks 10 years of operations
12:44 Pertti Korhonen to chair Traffic Management Finland BoD
12:07 Incheon Port container traffic increases by 10.4% in October 2018
11:51 Beginning of icebreaker assistance period announced at Big Port St. Petersburg
11:30 Cargo traffic in Volga Basin of Russia’s IWW in navigation season 2018 fell by 14.6% Y-o-Y to 36.662 million tonnes
11:07 Verifavia Shipping signs cooperations with 8 ROs to support IMO DCS verification
10:48 Port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 6.89 million tonnes of cargo in 11M'18, up 13.8% Y-o-Y
10:24 Port of HaminaKotka throughput in 11M’2018 grew by 11.5% Y-o-Y to 14.89 million tonnes
10:07 Oman signs Jeddah Amendment on illicit maritime activity
09:45 Brent Crude futures price up 0.45% to $61.95, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.17% to $52.52
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,372 points
09:07 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Middle East Gulf
08:07 Torqeedo displays 2019’s new electric boating products at Salon Nautique International de Paris
07:34 chainPORT concludes its 4th Annual Meeting at the Port of Barcelona

2018 December 9

17:01 Jan De Nul starts beach protection project in Benin
16:06 MOL to participate in construction, ownership, operation of FSRU for Jawa 1 Gas-Fired IPP Project in Indonesia
14:40 Coast Guard continues search for survivors of capsized migrant vessel off Dominican Republic
13:38 CMA CGM announces FAK rates for Asia-Middle East Gulf trade
11:39 MHI Vestas clinches largest MW turbine order for Scotland's Moray Firth

2018 December 8

17:15 Huntington Ingalls Industries names Herman Shelanski as new VP, Business Development at it's shipbuilding division
16:07 Gladding-Hearn built pilot boat delivered to Southwest Alaska Pilots Association
13:12 EGCSA blasts MPA's ban on open-loop scrubbers in Singapore
10:28 Torqeedo displays 2019’s new electric boating products at Salon Nautique International de Paris.

2018 December 7

18:01 Naming ceremony for Arctic condensate tanker Boris Sokolov held at Guangzhou Shipyard International
17:38 Tellurian and Vitol sign MOU for 15-year LNG sale on JKM
17:14 Port of Tallinn rewards emission-reducing ships with a discount of up to 8% on tonnage fees
16:50 Vladimir Putin presents Captain Zybko with Distinguished Maritime Service Order
16:26 BSAP updates move forward at HELCOM key meeting
16:02 Orange Business Services keeps Arctic Shipping Company fleet connected along the Northern Sea Route
15:37 EU NAVFOR promotes maritime security dialogue in Somalia
14:59 Protection structures to be built at the port of Sochi
14:25 Northern Fleet's frigate Admiral Gorshkov takes part in training in the Barents Sea
14:08 ABS signs MOU with KOMERI to create a new facility dedicated to improving the safety of LNG as fuel
13:08 Crowley adds 400 new refrigerated containers to its fleet
12:26 Freight turnover of Neva-Metal (Saint-Petersburg) in 11M’18 climbed by 3% Y-o-Y to about 2.9 million tonnes
11:57 Montreal, Canada to host 14th Arctic Shipping Summit on 13-14 March 2019
11:24 Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port handled 284,000 tonnes of fish in 11M’18, up 25.8% Y-o-Y
11:08 SEA Europe and ECSA pleased with EU’s actions on trade-distortive South Korean measures in shipping and shipbuilding
10:45 Extraordinary General Shareholders Meeting of LUKOIL approves interim dividends
10:21 Brent Crude futures price down 0.62% to $59.69, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.41% to $51.28
10:06 Barcelona City Council supports reducing pollution in the Mediterranean with a low emissions zone
09:42 Bunker prices are slightly down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,339 points
09:03 Fincantieri launches new ship “Carnival Panorama” for Carnival Cruise Line
08:07 NYK concludes long-term charter agreement for two LNG carriers with Total
07:24 ‘Breakbulk carrousel’ gives breakbulk and heavy cargo companies space for further growth in Rotterdam’s Waalhaven

2018 December 6

18:05 ONE Thailand receives 2018 Best Container Liner Award from Thai National Shippers’ Council
17:54 IAPH LNG bunkering audit tool already used to license operations at Port of Rotterdam
17:35 IMO highlights key elements of the Initial IMO Strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships
17:17 2019 port tariff increases at North Sea Port stay below inflation level