• 2018 July 10 15:16

    Kooiman Marine Group, Group de Cloedt delivered TSHD DC Brugge

    Recently, a trailer suction hopper dredger (DC Brugge) was delivered to Scheepswerf Gebr. Kooiman B.V. in Zwijndrecht. DC Brugge is the result of close cooperation between Group de Cloedt and Kooiman Marine Group. With the DC Brugge, Group de Cloedt is updating its fleet of dredgers, Kooiman said in a media release.

    The vessel, with a hopper volume of 2,450 m3, replaces the 43-year-old Interballast 1 (1,680 m3) and will be deployed in the granulate dredger fleet of Group De Cloedt. The sailing area will mainly be the Western Scheldt and the Belgian and Dutch coasts. The vessel will be used to load inland hopper barges and stock the depots of Group de Cloedt. The basis of the DC Brugge is the body of the former coaster DC Eems of Group de Cloedt.

    In close cooperation with Group de Cloedt, Kooiman Marine Group was responsible for all the engineering and modification of the vessel. The joinery and electrical installation were also designed and supplied by Kooiman Marine Group.

    The two hoppers can be loaded and unloaded separately, enabling two different types of sand to be transported. The dredger installation is fitted with a height-adjustable screener so that different sand qualities can be carefully sorted.

    The vessel can unload its cargo in three ways, dry, wet and by dumping. The vessel is equipped with a grab discharger installation. Using a hydraulic crane with grab, the cargo can be unloaded via a conveyor belt. This conveyor belt has a reach of around 30 metres outside the vessel. With this installation, the vessel can unload its cargo independently. For wet cargo, e.g. for loading inland hopper barges, the vessel is equipped with a loading spout. The vessel has hatches in the bottom which allow the cargo to be dumped using a jet water system.

    The use of two built-in telescopic spud poles means that no mooring buoys are required. In combination with the unloading installation, the vessel can independently unload in very many places.

    The old accommodation has been replaced by a brand-new wheelhouse. This new accommodation can house an eight-man crew. The new bridge is equipped with the latest nautical technology and offers an excellent view of the whole vessel.

    The combination of the practical knowledge of Group de Cloedt and the shipbuilding knowledge of Kooiman Marine Group has produced a very complete dredger with smart solutions. By commissioning the DC Brugge, Group de Cloedt is responding to the rising demand for sand from the sea and is strengthening its position in the region.




2018 September 24

14:46 Port of Antwerp presents smart port of the future at Supernova
14:33 DFDS Seaways raises capacity on route Zeebrugge - Norway
14:18 Feasibility study of concession of state stevedoring companies «Olvia» and «Kherson» presented for acquaintance to potential investors
14:03 Norway’s largest cruise port of Bergen to build Europe’s largest onshore power supply facility
13:59 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg named one of the best transport infrastructure facilities
13:34 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 21,529 in RF spot market
13:11 Okskaya Sudoverf lays down fourth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD32M
12:45 NOVATEK shipped first LNG cargo to Brazil
12:23 Finalists for the Seatrade Maritime Awards in Dubai announced
12:00 Nor-Shipping 2019 takes place in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway, from 04 to 07 June 2019
11:16 Longline factory ship Marlin laid down by Severnaya Verf shipyard to feature 40% of local content
10:54 Damen performs float-out of Australian icebreaker
10:52 NOVATEK increases number of Management Board members
10:28 Smart shipping to be under the spotlight at Seatrade Maritime Middle East
10:05 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,413 points
09:43 Brent Crude futures price up 1.25% to $79.22, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.2% to $71.63
09:21 Freeport of Riga’s project on construction of Krievu Island Terminal enters its final phase
09:00 Vice Premier Han Zheng inspected COSCO-PSA terminal in Singapore
08:14 International maritime community reaffirms cooperation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore

2018 September 23

10:47 DEME unveils innovative nodule collector pre-prototype ‘Patania II’
10:33 Global Ship Lease secures additional charter coverage and adds Maersk Line to charterer portfolio
10:30 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from Latin America to North Europe and South Europe

2018 September 21

18:06 Forth Ports wins prestigious award for community work
17:44 NCSP Group's cargo turnover for January–July 2018 totaled 82,351 thousand tons
17:28 First ISO-container ever loaded with liquefied natural gas at the LNG terminal in Świnoujście
17:06 Gibdock, RSP Systems and New Zealand fisheries choose LR
16:31 Outlook for marine cargo insurance challenging but opportunities remain for underwriters, says IUMI
16:04 Babcock ecoSMRT receives LR acknowledgement for ship application
15:09 Trafigura holds naming ceremony for first of 35 newbuild crude oil and product tankers
14:56 IBIA takes part in SIBCON 2018
14:27 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches Pola Fiva, fifth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59 built for Pola Rise
14:09 British International Freight Association fumes over sulphur surcharge
13:52 Ukraine’s water transport carried 0.5 million passengers in 8M’18, up 10.5%, Y-o-Y
13:31 Maersk’s regional carriers go to market under one brand
13:09 GE Shipping takes delivery of Secondhand Very Large Gas Carrier “ Jag Vasant ”
12:50 ABP aims for frictionless trade with blockchain
12:28 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport declined by 1.9% to 3.6 million tonnes in 8M’18
12:09 COSCO SHIPPING Tanker (Dalian) takes delivery of 319,000 dwt Mt Cosnew Lake
11:07 Odfjell finalizes sale of Rotterdam tank terminal
10:36 ABP promotes South Wales ports as cruise destinations
10:07 Georgia Ports plan 8 million TEU capacity by 2028
09:54 Brent Crude futures price up 0.06% to $78.75, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.14% to $70.22
09:35 Bunker prices are going up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,396 points
09:03 APL’s Eagle Express service makes a solution for precise logistics management
08:07 Yang Ming to upgrade China-Vietnam-Thailand service
07:20 Iskes Towage names twin Damen ASD Tugs 3212 Mars and Mercurius

2018 September 20

21:17 Expert says production declines and geopolitical unrest may push bunker prices up
18:02 SITC holds naming & delivery ceremony for M/V “SITC TOYOHASHI”
17:54 Sovcomflot participates in Eastern Economic Forum’s business programme
17:30 Kurt Bodewig appointed as new European Coordinator for Motorways of the Sea
17:07 Port of Singapore holds annual multi-agency ferry emergency exercise
16:46 IAPH regional conference sets pan-African ports agenda
16:25 UAE to host Dubai Marine Insurance Conference 2018 on November 20-21
16:07 Governments of New Zealand and Australian announce fumigation requirement for import cargos
15:48 Sovcomflot is a Partner of the Second Conference “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia”
15:32 NYK product tanker rescues 28 fishermen off the coast of Colombia
15:04 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa
14:56 Admiralteiskie Verfi launches the Kronshtadt, diesel-electric submarine of Project 677
14:32 DNV GL releases autonomous and remotely operated ship guideline (UPDATE)