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Indian Shipping Minister requires use of IT in port operations

The Indian Minister of Shipping and Road Transport & Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari has said that the efficiency of Indian ports has improved greatly over the last two years and the performance of government ports in the country has been better than private ports this year. Speaking on the occasion Shri Gadkari called upon port authorities to catch up with the new trends in port strategies that are emerging around the world.

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First of Innovative Bulk Carrier Series Delivered

DY4001 is the lead ship of the CROWN 63 series DY4001 is the lead ship of the CROWN 63 series, a series of 63,500-DWT bulk carriers, which recently completed its sea trial items made its return voyage on February 17.According the shipyard, the vessel's speed trial was proven beyond its design prediction and met all the guarantee. DY4001 was built by Dayang Shipyard, designed by Sinopacific Group Design, is owned by SETAF and is classed by Bureau Veritas.Compared to the CROWN 58 58,000 bulk carrier series, CROWN 63 has a 9% increased deadweight and reduced fuel consumption by 13% at the same service speed. Mr. Jean LABESCAT, Technology General Manager of SETAF was satisfied with the outcomes of the sea trial."DY4001 features outstanding performance and its design gives consideration to the owner's operating benefits." LABESCAT said.DY4001 will be delivered at the end of this February after which her sister vessels will be delivered in succession. As the key product of Dayang Shipyard of Sinopacific Group, the CROWN 63 series is expected to encompass a total of 22 vessels planned for delivery in 2012.Based on CROWN 58, the CROWN 63 has optimized its body lines and improved the design for bulbous ...

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