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YM ETERNITY Owner, Manager, Shipyard
Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp.
Occidental Petroleum, Equinor and BP are removing nonessential workers from several Gulf of Mexico production platforms ahead of Tropical Storm Cristobal, the companies said on Wednesday.Equinor will shut-in production at its Titan oil platform and remove remaining workers on Friday if the storm continues along its projected path, spokesman Hasting Stewart told Reuters.Occidental is removing nonessential workers from some central Gulf of Mexico facilities, it said.BP is cutting production at its Thunder Horse, Atlantis and Na Kika platforms because of Cristobal, the company said in an online statement.
Damen's global network of shipyards offer the full gamut of vessel repair, maintenance and conversion services required to help keep vessels operational, from harbor tugs to FPSOs. Seeking to extend its scope of work in a way that specifically meets current needs, the group has added a new service to the mix: coronavirus disinfection.Damen Shiprepair Harbour & Voyage (DSHV), the mobile ship repair squad of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, has created and launched a 24/7 COVID-19 disinfection service for ships. While the service has been performed for the cruise sector, DSHV says it can be provided to any type of vessel alongside as well as during voyage, according to client requirements.
EU antitrust regulators have restarted their investigation into world No. 1 shipbuilding group Hyundai Heavy Industries' $1.8 billion merger with Daewoo with a decision due by September 3.The European Commission, which warned in December that the deal to create a company with a 21% market share could push up prices, halted its probe on March 31 while waiting for the companies to provide information.The EU competition enforcer had said then that European shipping companies, among the two shipbuilders' biggest customers, may be affected by the deal.
The Port of Aarhus and UZMAR Shipyard connected May 29 via video conference to finalize a contract for the construction of a new RAmparts 3000 series tugboat for delivery in summer 2021.Denmark's largest container port said it invested approximately 45 million DKK, or roughly $6.8 million, to acquire the newbuild, which will be far more eco-friendly, efficient and powerful than the vessel it will replace. The port cited strength, precision and environmental sustainability as key reasons behind its decision to replace the 40-year-old Hermes, which will be sold once its replacement arrives.
Indonesian authorities are considering two companies’ requests to dispose mining waste into the ocean, a senior government official said on Sunday, at a time of heightened sensitivity about the environmental impact of mining.The requests come as mining waste management is increasingly scrutinized after a nickel plant in neighboring Papua New Guinea spilled red mud into the sea last year due to an operational failure.Indonesia was a major nickel ore exporter until last year, before the government stopped exports in January to support the development of domestic smelters.