Emma Maersk’s Wärtsilä-Sulzer Super Ship Engine – Part 2

Back... Click HERE to read Part 1 of our Mega Engine Series The Emma Maersk's Wartsila-Sulzer RTA96-C turbocharged two-stroke diesel ship engine is the most powerful and most efficient prime-mover of super ships in the world today. The RTA96-C is the largest engine in the world and is available in 6 through 14 cylinder versions, all are inline engines. These … [Read more...]

Vale Brasil: Too big to enter China port?

According to several reports, the Vale Brasil, the world's largest iron ore carrier on its maiden voyage from Brazil to China, is "highly unlikely" to enter its destination port.  Read the story below: Sources say that the 402,347 dwt Vale Brasil stopped off Durban last week. It is now highly unlikely that it will be able to enter the Chinese port of Dalian. Industry … [Read more...]

VALE BRASIL – World’s largest ore carrier loaded in Brazil

The world's largest ore carrier, Vale Brasil, was loaded for the first time Tuesday at Pier I at Ponta da Madeira Port Terminal (TPPM) in Brazil. The vessel was loaded with 391,000 tons of iron ore destined for Asia. Vale Brasil was ordered by the a Brazilian mining company, Vale, from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co in South Korea. The Vale Brasil is the … [Read more...]

Levingston Offshore to build World’s Largest Liftboat

The Levingston Corporation of Boerne, Texas and PaxOcean Engineering Zhoushan Co. of Singapore have signed a Letter of Intent to build what will be the world's largest liftboat.  The liftboat will be a Levingston designed 415WC Jack-up, and will include an option for one additional similar vessel for an undisclosed contract value. The Levingston 415WC Jack-up MOU (Mobile … [Read more...]

Maersk Expected To Order 10 More Giant Triple-E Class Ships

SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)--A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S (AMKBF), the world's largest container shipping line, expects to exercise an option to buy 10 more of what will be the biggest ships ever built as it seeks economies of scale and looks to stamp its dominance on an industry that is continuing a strong recovery from a slump in 2009. "Most likely, yes: The first decision (to acquire … [Read more...]