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Launching of 200 Pax and Cargo Vessel at Honda Heavy Industries in Japan

SMC is pleased to announce Christening and Launching of 200 Pax and Cargo Vessel, Hull number S‑1152, M/V “MANU SINA”, at Honda Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. in Seiki, Japan. The Vessel is built for the Government of Tuvalu, financed by Asian Development Bank, in a project managed by Braemar.

The Vessel is designed and will be completed for the specific trading demands of Tuvaluan archipelago waters in the Pacific Ocean, ferrying passengers whilst carrying varied cargoes between islands. She will be classed by Class NK and built to Tuvalu Flag requirements, scheduled to be delivered on 10th February 2025.

Delivery of BC37K at DSIC

SMC is pleased to announce the delivery of LakeMax General Cargo 37K DWT, Hull No. BC37K-3 at DSIC Shanhaiguan Shipbuilding Industry Co., China. This is the third vessel in a series of twelve   vessels ordered by Polsteam, Poland.

The vessel will be classed by LR and built to Liberian flag requirements, and is scheduled to be delivered on 02nd July 2024.

SMC overview of H1

The first half of 2024 has been a bustling and rewarding period for SMC. The company has successfully secured 11 new projects, encompassing 45 vessels, elevating the total number of ongoing vessels to 242. 

The diverse portfolio of vessels includes bulk carriers, containers, general cargo ships, multipurpose vessels, chemical/product tankers, gas carriers (LNG, LPG, and LCO2), passenger ships and ro-ro (arctic expedition cruise vessel, car/passenger ferries, PCTCs and sailing ro-ro), as well as offshore and specialized units (CSOVs, self-elevating units, transshipment barge, high speed boats). These vessels are being constructed in various shipyards located across China, Korea, Turkey, Vietnam, Japan, Portugal, Poland, and the Netherlands.

To manage this extensive range of projects efficiently, SMC has bolstered its project management team, plan approval team, and HR team. The company has also upgraded its plan approval software (PAL-PA) and site supervision software (PAL-NB), and launched the PAL-NB mobile application, all aimed at enhancing efficiency.

SMC has also made significant strides in boosting project operational compliance to company policies and procedures, in a bid to maintain high standards of service performance. This includes holding quarterly project manager meetings, annual site manager seminars, dedicated hull seminars, and project compliance audits.

With a successful first half of the year behind them, SMC is looking forward to an even more prosperous second half of 2024.

Delivery of 174k LNG at SHI

SMC is pleased to announce the delivery of LNG, 174K, Hull No. SN2593 (“Venture Gator”) at SHI, Korea. This is the second vessel in a series of six vessels ordered by Bermuda based companies.

The vessel is classed by ABS and built to Liberia flag requirements, and is scheduled to be delivered on 01st July 2024.

Launching of 7.6K LBV at CIMC SOE

SMC is pleased to report the launching at CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering Co., Ltd. China, of mv “SEASPAN BAKER”, Hull No. S1067, the three units of 7.6k LNG Bunkering Vessel ordered by SEASPAN ULC, Canada.

The vessel will be classed by BV and built to Canadian flag requirements.

Delivery of the vessel is scheduled for 18th December 2024.

Keel Laying of 174K LNG at SHI

A keel laying event has taken place at Samsung Heavy Industries, Korea of 174K LNGC, SN 2634, the vessel is 174,000m3 LNGC ordered by ASTRA 20 Limited.

The vessel will be classed by DNV and built to Republic of Liberia flag requirements.

Delivery of the vessel is scheduled to be on 16th of April 2024.

Annual Site Managers Seminar

SMC held a successful annual Site Managers Seminar in Shanghai on 29 June 2024. More than 90 attendants from diverse locations, including site managers, deputy site managers and senior supervisors from project site offices in China, South Korea and Vietnam, and staff from Shanghai Head Office, Korean Representative Office, and Mumbai Plan Approval Center.

The seminar covered over 20 topics, focusing mainly on technical, operational, HR, and HSSE areas. The seminar also provided a platform for all attendees to share their experiences, discuss challenges, and explore solutions and further enhancements in plan approval and supervision processes.

The event was also attended through video link by the Schulte Group CEO, Mr. Ian Beveridge. Mr. Beveridge recognized SMC’s performance and delivered a speech highlighting the importance of HSSE, policy and procedure compliance. 

The second guest invited was JP Morgan / Oceonix General Manager – Newbuildings, Mr. Constantin Corniciuc, who delivered presentation detailing shipowner’s expectations and requirements from newbuilding project, focusing on the role of technical consultant executing plan approval and construction supervision.

The highlight of the seminar was the Seniority Awarding Session, where supervisors who have been with SMC for 5 years, 10 years, and 15 years were recognized for their excellent and continuous service. Congratulations to all the awardees!

Steel Cutting of BC37K at DSIC

SMC is pleased to announce the steel cutting of LakeMax General Cargo 36,8K DWT, Hull No BC37K-7 at DSIC Shanhaiguan Shipbuilding Industry Co., China. This is the seventh vessel in a series of twelve vessels ordered by Polsteam, Poland.

The vessel will be classed by LR and built to Portugal flag requirements, and is scheduled to be delivered on 10th June 2025.

Launching of 174k LNG at SHI

SMC is pleased to announce the launching of LNG, 174K, Hull No. SN2601 (“Orion Saint”) at SHI, Korea. This is the sixth vessel in a series of six vessels ordered by Bermuda based companies.

The vessel will be classed by BV and built to Liberia flag requirements, and is scheduled to be delivered on 01st January 2025.

Keel Laying of 82000DWT bulk carrier at JHSHI

SMC is pleased to inform that the Keel laying of 82KDWT bulk carrier with Hull number HT82-287 at Jiangsu New Hantong Ship Heavy Industry CO., Ltd. China has been done on 27th June 2024 at 14:38hrs CST. This the second in series of four vessels ordered by Scion Shipping & Trading.

The vessel will be classed by LR classification requirements. Keel laying images along with class certificate are attached for your reference.

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