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miércoles, 29 de agosto de 2007

Good period for BW Offshore

Gracias Pemex.....

NORWAY: BW Offshore has seen total revenue jump in a year-on-year second quarter comparison. Figures released today showed the sum for this latest financial period was US$255.0 million, up from US$204.2 million in the same months of 2006.

Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) was up eight fold, coming in at US$41.7 million from US$5.3 million.

A spokesman said, "The increase in EBITDA and revenue is primarily attributable to increased activity arising from the acquisition of APL [Advanced Production & Loading Plc], the finalization of the conversion of Yuum K'ak'naab, and share of profit of associates."

Capital expenditures related to Yuum K'ak'naab in the second quarter were US$150.7 million, down from US$176.4 million, bringing the conversion project to an end. First oil reached the FPSO on June 18, 2007 and the acceptance certificate was signed with PEMEX on June 30, 2007. Net profit from the conversion project recognised in the income statement in the second quarter amounted to US$6.1 million.

Share of profit of associates amounting to US$5.2 million related to the Group's investments in Prosafe SE, APL until May 8, 2007, and Nexus Floating Production Limited (Nexus). As of June 30, 2007, the group owned 24.33 percent of the shares in Prosafe and 40.18 percent of the shares in Nexus.

Operating expenses were US$229.0 million, an increase from US$198.9 million. The increase in operating expenses is attributable to the increased activity from the acquisition of APL, additional office staff and provision for doubtful debt of US$8.3 million recorded in the second quarter, the BW spokesman said.

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GANGWAY - Edition 4 September 2007 - Seagoing Careers InFocus

De: Enrique Lozano Lozano_Enrique@itf.org.uk

Dear Gangway Reader,

Welcome to Issue 4 of Gangway, where we will continue our exploration of the issues surrounding maritime manning and HR Management. This time out we shall investigate whether we are truly being rocked by crisis, and if so why?

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Alfa Laval Receives Breakthrough Order for Its Ballast Water Treatment System

STOCKHOLM, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News:

Alfa Laval (STO:ALFA) - a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling - has received a breakthrough order for its new system, PureBallast, a chemical-free ballast water treatment system. The equipment will be installed on vessels owned by German ship owner E.R. Schiffahrt. The total order value is about SEK 12 million. Delivery will take place in 2008.

The Alfa Laval PureBallast system combines a chemical-free technology with a compact design that fits easily into the engine room. The system meets the requirements defined by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), specialized agency of the United Nations.

"It is of course a great pleasure for us to get this breakthrough order of our PureBallast system," says Lars Renstrom, President and CEO of Alfa Laval. "The market for ballast water treatment system is expected to be a SEK billion market and our aim is to take the leading position."

Alfa Laval's PureBallast equipment will be installed aboard four new ships owned by German ship owner E.R. Schiffahrt. These new ships, scheduled for completion in 2008, will be one of the first to comply with the pending IMO regulations.

"Our policy at E.R. Schiffahrt is to combine productive container shipping with sound environmental practice," says Mr. Hans Huisman, E.R. Schiffahrt's Senior Director for Newbuildings. "For that reason we have concentrated our search for water ballast treatment systems to non-chemical orientated solutions. PureBallast fits completely in our design goals."

The system, developed in cooperation between Alfa Laval and Wallenius Water, has in July, as the first system in the world, been granted Final Approval by IMO. Alfa Laval's PureBallast is the first truly viable ballast water treatment system. Its biological performance has been confirmed in numerous independent tests, the environmental performance is confirmed by IMO. The introduction of invasive species through ballast water has been identified by IMO as one of the most urgent threats to the world's marine environments.

About Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. The company's equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol. Alfa Laval's products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications. Alfa Laval's worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena. Alfa Laval is listed on the Nordic Exchange, Nordic Large Cap, and, in 2006, posted annual sales of about SEK 20 billion (approx. 2,2 billion euros). The company has some 11,000 employees. www.alfalalval.com

CSAV aprueba la compra de cuatro nuevos buques

La naviera Compañía Sudamericana de Vapores aprobó la compra de nuevos buques con capacidad para 12.000 TEUs. Se espera que puedan incorporarse a la flota entre 2009 y 2011.

La naviera Compañía Sudamericana de Vapores (CSAV) ha aprobado la adquisición de cuatro buques con capacidad para 12.000 TEUs que supondrán un desembolso de unos US$ 640 millones.
Esta compra se suma así a la de otras tres naves capaces de albergar hasta 6.300 TEUs, por valor de US$ 257 millones, encargados a finales del año pasado.

Los nuevos barcos dispondrán de una eslora de 360 metros y una manga de 45 metros. Se espera que puedan incorporarse a la flota de la naviera entre 2009 y 2011. “Esta importante inversión supone un paso adelante muy significativo y una señal clara de los planes de crecimiento de la compañía, que nos permitirá mejorar nuestra posición competitiva y ofrecer a nuestros clientes un servicio aún más competitivo”, indicaron desde la naviera.

Fuente: veintepies.com

IMO: Industry representatives express concern over lifeboat maintenance guidelines

Source: NE

A joint submission from INTERTANKO and it's industry partners to the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) expresses concern at the difficulties in implementing the provisions of MSC.1/Circ. 1206 Annex 1. Guidelines for Periodic Servicing and Maintenance of Lifeboats, Launching Appliances and On-load Release Gear.
Problems encountered include:
□ difficulties in establishing an appropriate level of service cover around the world with original manufacturers reluctant to approve independent service agencies
□ availability of original spare parts
□ transparency of some inspectors
□ delays in the completion of inspections

Those behind the submission express further concern that to make the requirements of MSC.1/Circ. 1206 mandatory in their current form would be premature and inappropriate.

Proposals within the paper include an amendment which would allow Administrations or their Recognized Organizations to authorize independent service providers to carry out inspections and maintenance without authorization from the original equipment manufacturer

Daewoo planea contar con un dique flotante que será el mayor del mundo

(NM) El astillero Daewoo, de Corea del Sur, dio a conocer planes para construir el dique flotante más grande en el mundo, buscando así hacer frente a la creciente demanda de grandes buques portacontenedores.

(NM) El astillero – que es el tercero del mundo en dimensiones –se propone terminar en junio de 2009 la construcción del nuevo dique, que podría producir seis o siete buques portacontenedores por año.

El vocero de la empresa, Yoon Yo-Han expresó a AFP que planean construir el dique flotante mayor del mundo en respuesta a una oleada de órdenes de construcción, y que el proyecto está esperando la aprobación por parte del Directorio de la empresa.

El dique, que costará más de 150.000 millones de won (unos u$s 160 millones), tiene una eslora proyectada de 438 metros, con 84 de manga. En la actualidad el astillero posee tres diques flotantes.

Corea del Sur, que es sede de siete de los diez astilleros más importantes del mundo, se ha asegurado un record de órdenes de construcción este año – tal como lo hizo el anterior – en virtud de una intensa demanda de construcción de buques petroleros y equipamiento para la exploración “costa afuera”, en el marco del creciente precio del petróleo.

En el primer semestre de este año, las órdenes de construcción para todos los astilleros del país crecieron un 38.2% respecto del mismo período del 2006, llegando a un total de 11.3 millones de arqueo bruto.

Fuentes: AFP / Nuestro Mar

Panameños se interesan en carreras marítimas

Cindy Calderón


EL NUMERO de estudiantes para marinos y cadetes aumentó en la Universidad Marítima Internacional de Panamá (UMIP) de 341 a 498 en lo que va del año.

El costo de las carreras se mantienen entre $7, 500 a $10, 000, y en los mayores de los casos son respaldadas por el Instituto para la Formación y Aprovechamiento de los Recursos Humanos (IFARHU).

Orlando Allard, rector de UMIP, aseguró que en Panamá se necesita estudiantes para cursos técnicos cortos de reparación de contenedores y soldadores, entre otros, que serán de gran ayuda para la ampliación del Canal.