PCW- Week 47 2016

Week #47 – 2016

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In this edition: Breakbulk Ship-Owner BBC Chartering | A Leading Project Cargo Network: WCA | Vessel Tracking >>>

Week #47 | 24th November 2016

Dear Readers,

Bo H. DrewsenWelcome to Week 47. In this week’s newsletter we have an interview with BBC – no not the British Broadcasting Corp as the name might imply, but rather one of the the largest fleets of breakbulk vessels in the world, BBC Chartering.

We also interview the General Manager of WCA Projects. There are many networks out there making it difficult to choose the right one. As they say both in business and in personal matters it’s not WHAT you know, it’s WHO you know. Just look at our politicians, talk about a special network looking out for each other.

Finally before our sector news we introduce one of the vessel tracking providers that are available in the market. I met with them recently in London and they seem to have a product worth using – I will let you be the judge.

We are nearing the final month of the year, a time when PCW will take a break (without eating a kit-kat). The last issues of this year will be December 8th. The first issue in 2017 will be on January 5th. I need a rest as I am traveling to China with the family and I’m sure you all could also use a rest, not least from PCW.

Wishing you well and, until next week, I remain,

Yours sincerely,
Bo H. Drewsen


Breakbulk Ship-Owner BBC Chartering

Interview with

Mr. Lars Schoennemann
Managing Director

What type of vessels do you operate and with what crane capacity?

The majority of our tonnage is MPP/tween deck vessels. Our max lifting capacity today is 900 mts, which very likely to be increased to 2,000mt in the near future.

A Leading Project Cargo Network: WCA

Interview with

Mr. Bruce Cutillo
General Manager Projects & Dangerous Goods Networks

What main advantages would you say that a network including WCA Projects provides for it’s members?

WCA has continued to develop very practical services for members to build sales, reduce risk, and cut business costs – 3 things that all businesses need.

Vessel Tracking

Marine Traffic Vessel Tracking introduction

View an introduction to how Marine Traffic works.

PCW-Shipping News

Ports & Harbors

A new USD 300 million project for Vietnam

The project includes a seaport complex and an industrial park at the Dam Nha Mac area in Quang Yen town, Vietnam. Read more…

MSF consortium wins $281m Oman port work

A consortium of Portuguese engineering and construction company MSF Engenharia and Turkish contractor Serka Taahhut has won a major package of infrastructure works at the port of Duqm in Oman. Read more…

Power Generation

KSB to Provide 22 Pumps for Vietnamese Power Plant

The scope of supply includes six vertical condensate pumps and four vertical cooling water pumps. All pump sets are supplied complete with electric motors, couplings, base frames and instruments. Read more…


Tsuchiya Group North America to Invest $9.2 Million to Establish its New Headquarters

Tsuchiya Group is a supplier of plastic molded components and printed-formed graphics for the automotive and transportation markets. Read more…

Fire Engine for Albania

Last weekend a fire engine started its journey to Pogradec, a town in the southeast of Albania. Several companies of EMS-Fehn-Group together with partners support the transport for free. Read more…

Oil & Gas

SABIC to Have a New Pilot Plant for Development of Next-Generation Polypropylenes

SABIC is taking a fast-track approach to construction and installation of the pilot plant. It has contracted the work to Zeton, a leading designer and builder of innovative pilot and demonstration-scale plants with facilities in Enschede, the Netherlands and Burlington Ontario in Canada. Read more…


Corbion and Total in PLA Joint Venture

The partners will build a 75,000 t/y PLA polymerization plant at Corbion’s existing site in Rayong, Thailand. Read more…


Goldwind to supply 82-MW wind farm of Pacific Hydro in Chile

China’s Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology (HKG:2208) will supply the turbines for a 82-MW wind project of Pacific Hydro in Chile. Read more…

PCW-Featured Video
Featured video

MV Lutetia steaming along in the Guayas River from Guayaquil inland port, Ecuador on the way to the Pacific Ocean and Callao, Peru.

PCW-Featured Photo
Featured photo

Giant containership in the Red Sea. This photo was taken from the bridge looking aft as the vessel was steaming ahead at 17knots.