Golar LNG enters into new LNG carrier contract for Golar Grand
Golar LNG Partners LP has entered into a time charter for a period of up to a maximum of 9 years with a major international oil and gas company for one of its steam LNG carriers, the Golar Grand. The Golar Grand is currently on charter with Golar LNG Limited and will therefore be sub-chartered back from Golar LNG, at the same rate as the New Charter, for the initial period of the New Charter until the Golar LNG charter ends in October 2017.
The vessel will be delivered under the New Charter during the second quarter, 2017 for an initial period of 2 years with a series of extension options up to the maximum charter period of 9 years.
The Partnerships operating income before depreciation derived from the Golar Grand will be unchanged until October 2017 when the Golar LNG charter ends. Assuming initial extension options for up to 5 years are exercised the New Charter is expected to generate on average approximately $10 million of operating income before depreciation per annum over the full 5 year term.
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COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard Co., Ltd has delivered an oil tanker, “BABYLON”, to its Singaporean buyer. The delivery documents were signed by and between COSCO Dalian and the buyer recently. The vessel measures 150 meters in LOA (length of all), 36 meters in breadth and 12.5 meters in depth.
ZIM to expand the service coverage by adding Wilmington and Charleston calls
The ports of Wilmington, NC and Charleston, SC, will be added to ZIM’s Asia-USEC portfolio, the company said in its press release.
The port of Wilmington, NC will be added to the ZIM Seven Star service (Z7S), starting May 2017. Z7S rotation will be: Da Chan Bay – Yantian – Cai Mep - Port Kelang - Colombo – New York – Norfolk – Wilmington – Savannah – Port Kelang – Da Chan Bay
The new call offers a market-exclusive direct call from South China, South East Asia and India Sub Continent to Wilmington, along with excellent service to US inland points.
The port of Charleston, SC, will be added to ZIM’s upgraded All-water ZIM Container Service Pacific (ZCP), ZIM’s premium service connecting China, Korea, US South Atlantic & Gulf and the Caribbean. ZCP also offers a direct Halifax call and fast transit time from USEC & Caribbean to China, with Qingdao as first port of call.
Rotation: Qingdao - Ningbo - Shanghai - Pusan - Kingston – Savannah – Charleston - Norfolk - New York - Halifax - Kingston - Qingdao
First vessels to call Wilmington will be ZIM SHANGHAI V. 62, ETA Da Chan Bay May 14, ETA Wilmington Jun 17.
First vessels to call Charleston will be JULIETTE RICKMERS 19, ETA NGB April 17th, ETA CHS May 18th.
New BC ferry arrived in Victoria after voyage of more than 10.000 miles
A journey that has stretched more than 10,000 nautical miles from Poland to British Columbia ended in Victoria on March 20 with the arrival of the "Salish Eagle", the second of three new BC ferries. The ship docked at Ogden Point in Victoria, 38 days after leaving the Polish shipyard for the journey across the Atlantic Ocean and through the Panama Canal to B.C. The sister ship, the "Salish Orca", was already in B.C. and was slated to begin work on the Comox-Powell River route in April, while the "Salish Eagle" will enter service on the southern Gulf Islands route by the end of June.
The two vessels, and the "Salish Raven", which is still under construction in Poland, can run on either LNG or diesel, which BC Ferries says will provide both financial and environmental benefits.
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Canada's Transportation Safety Board expected to complete its preliminary investigation by March 21, 2017, into the engine failure of the "Atlantic Destiny" on March 14. She lost main engine power 200 kilometres south of Yarmouth. 31 people were on board the factory freezer trawler, which is based in Riverport, N.S. The ship operated on emergency power during the incident.
The Clearwater scallop trawler "Atlantic Preserver" came to her aid and began towing her to Shelburne harbour the next day. The vessel was towed to port in the afternoon of March 16. The TSB dispatched two investigators from Quebec and two from its Ottawa laboratory to the port. Investigators boarded the vessel on March 18, examined the engine room and interviewed crew and witnesses while the ship was under repair. A decision on whether the incident warrants a fuller investigation was to be made in the near future.