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Schiffstechnik | Ship Technology Vigor Shipyards U.S. shipyards – enthusiasm about Trump The shipbuilding business in the U.S. is full of promise with the changing of the guard in Washington, D.C. By Barry Parker On the commercial side, participants in the offshore oil business – a one-time hotbed of activity that declined with the oil price – are more optimistic, have seen better prospects, as the oil price has risen. On the military side, there is fresh talk from the new President, Donald Trump, of a »350 ship Navy« – contrasted with its present complement of 272 vessels. The business is not easily compartmentalized; there are many overlaps; some yards can handle both newbuilds and repairs. The commercial yards, the main focus here, are also active in doing work for the governmental sectors which includes the Navy and Coast Guard, but also includes numerous state and local entities. Generally, the shipyard industry is enthusiastic about prospects under Trump. His talk about bolstering the size of the U.S. U.S. BUILD – two views GD NASSCO Navy (a key tenet of security), and his expressions of support for bringing jobs back to the States, where possible, both auger well for employment in the shipbuilding sector. Efforts to enhance the U.S. inland waterway infrastructure (including projects related to locks and dams on the river system) could also boost demand for barges and towboats – which handle domestic cargo flows, and would not be impacted by developments regarding international trade pacts such as TPP and NAFTA. The two yards building large ocean-going commercial vessels are NASSCO (part of defense contractor General Dynamics), in San Diego, and the Philly Shipyard (previously known as Aker Philadelphia but A top offcer at a leading trade association, the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), describes the organization’s mission as follows: »As the leading voice for our industry, SCA champions policies that bolster a robust and competitive domestic shipyard industrial base, which serves as the foundation of our maritime presence in the world. Now, more than ever, the need for a stable, dependable fiscal budget is crucial to support our U.S. Navy and Coast Guard fleets … The SCA also remains a strong proponent for the Jones Act, a law that is critical to the domestic maritime industry of the United States, which depends on the use of U.S.-flag ships and U.S. crews and a strong shipyard industrial base to support our nation’s defense and U.S. commerce needs.« The high cost of U.S. deepsea vessels (when held against comparable vessels built abroad) has led to suggestions that the »Build America« part of the Jones Act should be re-evaluated. Maritime consultant Donald Frost, well known in New York shipping circles, writing in a news outlet in Hawaii about the tanker trades which must be handled on U.S. built ships, said: »This year (2015) the Jones Act’s Build American will cause Americans to pay at least .25 bn more for fuel than if the vessels used to move it were built at globally competitive prices, just like other means of transportation in the United States such as cars, trucks, buses, trains, and aircraft.« After discussing potentially lower freight costs from non-U.S. built vessels, he says: »… the lower freight rates produced economic benefits to the nation as a whole.« still majority owned by Aker companies), on the Delaware River – at the site of a one-time naval yard. These two yards continue to deliver tankers as U.S. owners continue to add to their Jones Act fleets, mainly taking refined products in coastwise trades. The Philly yard is presently building a four vessel series of 50,000 dwt product tankers for American Petroleum Tankers (APT), part of the energy giant Kinder Morgan. In late November 2016, the first vessel, »American Endurance« was delivered to its owners. The vessel design, with an »LNG Ready Level 1« approval from the Classification Society ABS, is similar to the widely used designs for MR tankers in international trades. The Philly yard explains that the APT vessels are, »… based on a proven Hyundai Mipo Dockyards (HMD) design.« The NASSCO yard, which benefits from a cooperation agreement with S. Korea’s DSME, has 50,000 dwt product tankers on order for Seacor (in a joint venture with financial investor Avista Partners) and for APT, after delivering six vessels for these two owners during 2016. The vessels are described as »LNG-ready«, meaning that they could be converted over to LNG fueled propulsion in the future. NASSCO has also been a long-time participant in vessel construction for the U.S. Navy. The two yards also are active in the Jones Act containership trades. NASS- 64 HANSA International Maritime Journal – 154. Jahrgang – 2017 – Nr. 3

Schiffstechnik | Ship Technology Bay Shipbuilding Gulf Coast Shipyard Metal Shark Shipbuilding Conrad Shipyard + Bollinger VT Halter Marine Eastern Shipbuilding Horizon Shipbuilding Philly Shipyard CO delivered two LNG fueled containerships to TOTE (part of the Saltchuk Group) during 2015 and 2016 – to be used in the Florida/Puerto Rico trades. In August, 2016, NASSCO received a 511 mill. $ contract from Matson Navigation Co. Inc. to build two 3,500 TEU container/RoRo carriers with garage space for 800 automobiles that will serve the Hawaii trades. Construction is expected to start in 2018, with deliveries in 2019 and mid-2020. The Philly yard is also building two 3,600 TEU with an aggregate cost of 418 mill. $ for Matson, with delivery scheduled for 2018. According to the yard, »The new vessels will be equipped with dual fuel engines that have liquefied natural gas (LNG) capability.« As noted in the accompanying article on U.S. taxation, a portion of the funding for these vessels comes from drawdowns of Matson’s Capital Construction Fund (CCF) reserves. Group of smaller yards A group of smaller yards is thriving in the U.S. Gulf and Pacific Northwest regions. Eastern Shipbuilding, in the Panhandle region of Florida, has recently been awarded a contract to build an Offshore Patrol Cutter for the U.S Coast Guard for delivery in 2020, but its wide ranging capabilities are evidenced by its list of current projects and Pumps Attain the highest level of quality. 1:1 * Exchange of Competitor Pumps. *Due to various arrangements our pumps allow for the most part exchanging without changes to the piping in the system. ALLWEILER * SNF ( H ) 10 SNF ( H ) 20 SNF ( H ) 40 SNF ( H ) 80 SNF ( H ) 120 SNF ( H ) 210 SNF ( H ) 280 SNF ( H ) 440 SNF ( H ) 660 SNF ( H ) 940 SNF ( H ) 1300 SNF ( H ) 1700 SLS 40 SPF 10 SPF 20 SPF 40 S3F 210 S3F 280 AFI 10 TRL 40 TRL 140 ZASV 250 ZASV 350 ZASV 550 SPZ 10 SPZ 20 SPZ 40 BORNEMANN * PDHU 25 / 4 PDHU 32 / 4 PDHU 38 / 4 PDHU 45 / 4 PDHU 52 / 4 PDHU 60 / 4 PDHU 70 / 4 PDHU 80 / 4 PDHU 90 PDHU 100 PDHU 110 PDN 5 PDN 7.5 PDN 10 PDN 15 PDN 20 PDN 32 PDN 42 PDN 55 PDN 74 PDN 85 PDN 105 PDN 118 PDN 160 PDN 210 PDM 20 PDM 25 PDM 32 PDM 40 PDM 45 PDM 55 PDM 60 PDM 70 PDM 80 PDM 90 PDM 100 PDH / F / S 25 PDH / F / S 32 PDH / F / S 38 PDH / F / S 45 PDH / F / S 52 PDH / F / S 60 PDH / F / S 70 PDH / F / S 80 PDH / F / S 90 PDH / F / S 100 PDH / F / S 110 LEISTRITZ * L3NG 25 L3NG 32 L3NG 38 L3NG 45 L3NG 52 L3NG 60 L3NG 70 L3NG 80 L3NG 90 L3NG 100 RICKMEIER * R 25 / 6.3 FL - Z-DB - GLRD (U)- SO NIPPON OIL PUMP CO., LTD. * TOP 210 OS KOSAKA LABORATORY LTD. * GH-R2T-101 GH-R3T-93 IMO * ACE 025 ACE 032 ACE 038 ACG 045 ACG 052 ACG 060 ACG 070 NANIWA * ALGT - 40CG ALGT - 50CQ ALGT - 80CQ ALG - 40Q ALG - 65Q TLG - 2MR SHIN SHIN * NLG 1.5 NLG 2 NLG 2.5 NLG 4 NLG 6 NLG 7.5 NLG 10 NLG 12 PUMP EXCHANGE LIST DOWNLOAD TAIKO KIKAI * MSE - 5X MSE - 10XA MSM - 3B MSHS - 7.5AB MSHS - 10AB MSHS - 12AB MSHS - 20AB MSHS - 25AB MSH - 3AB MSH - 4AB MSH - 12AB MSH - 3XA MSH - 5XA MSH - 6XA MSH - 10XA MSH - 3XJ MSH - 10XJ MSB - 10 NHG - 4MAB NHG - 5MAB NHG - 2.5MA NHG - 12MT NHG - 2.5 NHGH - 1.5MTB NHGH 2 NHGH 3 NHGH 6 NHGH 7.5 NHGH 12 NHGH 20 NHGH 10 screw-pumps.kral.at/en Replace your gear pumps und screw pumps 1:1 * with pumps from KRAL. KRAL AG, 6890 Lustenau, Austria, Tel. +43 / 55 77 / 8 66 44 - 0, e-mail: kral@kral.at KRAL - USA, Inc., Tel.: +1 / 704 / 814 - 6164, Fax: +1 / 704 / 814 - 6165, e-mail: sales@kral-usa.com www.kral.at www.kral-usa.com HANSA International Maritime Journal – 154. Jahrgang – 2017 – Nr. 3 65

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