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Taiwan Offshore Wind Farm Research Project

Oct 16, 2012

GL Garrad Hassan signs MOU with Taiwanese Industrial Technology Research Institute to develop Taiwan's offshore energy strategy.The offshore wind resource around the Taiwanese coast is considered excellent, with more than 6,000MW potential capacity at water depths of less than 50m…

Taiwan Ferry Propulsion Package Contract For MAN

Sep 13, 2012

Lienchiang County Government of Taiwan ordres two 9L32/44CR four-stroke engines to power a inter-island new Ropax ferry.The medium-speed engines will form part of a complete propulsion system delivered by MAN Diesel & Turbo that also includes reversible gearboxes…

Korea-built Container Ships for Evergreen Named

Aug 23, 2012

Naming ceremonies held at  Samsung Heavy Industries Shipyard for two 8,542 TEU L-class container ships built for Evergreen.Ever Laden, the second L-type containership of Evergreen Line, was christened by S.S. Lin, the Evergreen Group's First Vice Group Chairman…

OW Bunker Strengthens Presence in Taiwan

Jul 03, 2012

OW Bunker, a supplier and trader of marine fuel, announced on July 3, 2012 that it has opened a new representative office in Taiwan. OW Bunker's new office in Taipei will be managed by Mr. Victor Huang, who has over 16 years of experience across the shipping industry…

Resolve Completes Removal of LPG Cargo

Jun 21, 2012

Following weeks of preparation and more than seven days of intensive, round-the-clock operations, RESOLVE Salvage & Fire, (ASIA) Pte Ltd. announced that more than 1000 MT of volatile LPG 1- Butene have been removed from the stranded and  wrecked freighter LPG OBERON  in the Taiwan Strait…

NAUTIS Simulator Delivered to Taiwan University

Feb 27, 2012

Shipbridge announced as new distributing partner. VSTEP, in cooperation with its distributing partner Shipbridge, have successfully delivered and installed a NAUTIS desktop simulator at the National Taiwan Ocean University in Keelung, Taiwan…

This Day in Naval History - Jan. 03

Jan 03, 2012

From the Navy News Service: 1904 - The cruiser USS Detroit (C 10) lands a Marine detachment at Puerto Plata, Dominican Replublic, to protect American interests during an insurrection. 1944 - Top Marine ace Maj. Gregory Boyington captured after shooting down 28 aircraft…

Formosa Plastics Marine Selects ABS Nautical Systems

Dec 16, 2011

ABS Nautical Systems announced that its fully integrated asset management software suite NS5 has been selected for trial by Formosa Plastics Marine Corp. (FPMC), part of the Formosa Plastics Group - the only privately owned Taiwan oil refinery…

This Day in Navy History

Aug 23, 2011

1864 - RADM David Farragut's squadron captures Fort Morgan at Mobile Bay winning control of Mobile Bay1958 - Massive concentration of Pacific Fleet in Quemoy-Matsu area prevents invasion of islands by China.1958 - In Taiwan Straits Crisis…

Taiwan Flagged Fishing Vessel Hijacked

May 11, 2010

Late on the afternoon of May 6, a Taiwan flagged fishing vessel Tai Yuan 227, was hijacked 700 nautical miles north east of Seychelles. The ship was reported hijacked by Taipei Rescue Command Centre via IMB on the afternoon of May 7. The ship has a crew of 28 (9 Chinese…

Evergreen Group to Order 100 Containerships

Apr 19, 2010

According to an April 19 report from the Taiwan News, after refraining from placing any order for new ships for the past two years, the head of the Evergreen Group now sees the opportune time to replenish his fleet with newbuildings. Dr. Chang Yung-fa…

Evergreen Marine Executive Appointments

Mar 04, 2010

Global carrier Evergreen Marine Corporation (Taiwan) Ltd. announced the promotion of its President Jack Yen to Vice Chairman. Captain C.J. Wang, Chief Executive Vice President, has been appointed President. Anchor Chang, Executive Vice President of International Business Division…

Tanker Companies Mull Fleet Expansion

Feb 09, 2010

According to a Feb. 8 report from Bloomberg, Tanker companies including General Maritime Corp. and Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. may expand their fleets after the recession sent ship costs to five-year lows last year. Prices for five-year-old very-large crude carriers…

MES Delivers Bulk Carrier MV Ocean Leader

Jan 23, 2010

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) completed and delivered a 56,000 dwt type bulk carrier MV Ocean Leader (MES Hull No. 1792) at its Chiba Works on 20 January, 2010 to Mingtai Navigation Co., Ltd., Taiwan.This vessel is a handy-max type bulk carrier of 56…

Wilhelmsen Ships Contract, Yang Ming Lines

Dec 14, 2009

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has secured a two-year contract to supply chemicals and gases to Yang Ming Lines, in a deal valued at around $1m. The contract which was secured by Wilhelmsen Ships Service’s office in Taiwan will commence in early 2010…

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