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Marine Lubricant Suppliers in Global Supply Link-up

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network and SK Lubricants sign an agreement that will allow Aegean to increase its sales volumes in the marine lubricants market and SK Lubricants to extend its global sales network. Under the global cooperation agreement between the companies, Aegean will supply and deliver marine lubricant products to customers of SK Lubricants in the Aegean lubricants network, which currently covers 45 countries and 550 ports worldwide, and SK Lubricants will provide Aegean's customers in South Korea with marine lubricant products. E. Nikolas Tavlarios, President, commented, "Our agreement with SK Lubricants will allow Aegean to expand sales volumes for our marine lubricants and further extend our presence in the Asian market.  The marine lubricants market, although a smaller business for our company, continues to yield high operating margins and is a highly profitable revenue stream.  This agreement demonstrates our continued success in executing our strategy to further diversify our revenue base and drive growth by leveraging our existing infrastructure. We are excited about the opportunity to expand our lubricants sales volumes, which will allow us to increase profitability and create value for our shareholders." Kwan Ho Choi, SK Lubricants CEO & President, commented, "We are pleased to expand our global supply capabilities through this cooperation agreement with Aegean


GAC Bunker Fuels Appoints new US Bunker Manage

Maurice Lara

GAC Bunker Fuels, part of global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC, has announced the appointment of Maurice Lara as its Bunker Manager for East Coast USA. He is based in Norwalk, Connecticut and accountable to Nicholas Browne, Global Director of GAC Bunker Fuels, and Bob Bandos, Managing Director of GAC USA. Lara's background is in marine fuel trading, domestic and international logistics, vessel chartering and negotiating charter party agreements and end-to-end commodity


TOTAL Doubles 500 cSt Offering at Fos-Lavera

TOTAL Marine Fuels has doubled its capacity to provide 500 cSt bunker fuel at the French port of Fos-Lavera, near Marseilles. TOTAL began offering the fuel at Fos-Lavera in January of this year, and has now doubled its 500 cSt storage facilities at the port from an initial 10,000 to 20,000 metric tons. Several large bunker stems have already been sold, and Pascal Zoonekyndt, Zone Manager for Total France, says, “We continue to improve our logistics and product offer in line with the needs


P&O Business Remains Firm

British shipping firm Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company said that overall trading conditions at its core ports, ferries and logistics businesses had remained firm in the fourth quarter. The company, which de-merged its cruise business last year, highlighted strong growth in its ports unit but said trading in the ferry business had been "reasonable" despite higher fuel costs. Contract logistics had a good fourth quarter though the weakness of the euro hurt unit loads


Green Initiative Progress Report by US Ship Operator

Horizon Lines Ship:Photo Horizon Lines

Horizon Lines updates progress towards environmental excellence A report (available at www.horizonlines.com) presenting the company’s progress in pursuing environmental excellence through its ongoing “Green Initiatives Program" has been release by Horizon Line.” The report describes the carrier’s efforts to mitigate environmental impact from shipping operations and intermodal transport.


World Fuel Services' Solid Marine Bunker Q2 2013 Results

World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE:INT), a global fuel logistics company, principally engaged in the marketing, sale and distribution of aviation, marine and land fuel products and related services, continues to  generate positive operating cash flow. The company report second quarter net income of $51.0 million or $0.71 diluted earnings per share compared to $48.6 million or $0.68 diluted earnings per share in the second quarter of 2012.


Wilhelmsen Watching Cruise and Energy Markets

Philip Bannerman.bmp

“While the shape of the shipping industry in North America is fairly stable, we are expecting more global demand for our services from our cruise and offshore customers,” comments Philip Bannerman, Sales Director for Wilhelmsen Ships Service in the Americas. Bannerman, who is based at the company’s Houston, Texas office, also believes that Mexico has more potential for development. Commenting on the overall health of the ships agency business in North America, he says


China Shipyard Delivers Double-hull Bunker Tanker to AMPN

Aegean Tankship: Photo courtesy of AMPN

Bunker tanker from Qingdao Hyundai Shipyard delivered to Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (AMPN) to complete company's newbuild program Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc announce that it has taken delivery of the Symi, a 6,270 dwt double-hull bunkering tanker newbuild from Qingdao Hyundai Shipyard in China. The Symi, which is expected to be deployed to the Company's market in West Africa, represents the final vessel under Aegean's plan to take delivery of 31 double-hull bunkering


GAC Bunker Fuels Strengthens HQ Team

GAC Bunker Fuels Limited has appointed two new UAE-based bunker traders as part of its regional expansion plan. Georgia Paravalou will trade and broker marine fuels in her new role. An economics and management graduate, she joins GAC Bunker Fuels from AP&A. Ltd, where she worked as a shipbroker, coordinated the marketing department and developed business in the UK and South China. Anthony Inglis is charged with expanding GAC's bunker business in the Middle East and developing bunkering


U.S. Navy Renews PPG PMC Contract

Contract includes AMERCOAT, PSX coatings for 110-ship global fleet PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings (PMC) business was awarded a five-year contract by the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) to continue providing coatings, solvents and technical services to its global fleet of 110 ships. Tim Knavish, PPG vice president, protective and marine coatings, said the contract extends PPG’s commitment to serving the U.S. Navy and other military services


Dorian LPG MoU with HNA Logistics

Dorian LPG  Strategic Relationship with HNA Logistics

  Dorian LPG Ltd. a leading owner and manager of modern VLGC's (very large gas carriers), today announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU"), with HNA Logistics Group Co., Ltd.  to explore opportunities in the liquefied petroleum gas logistics market


GAC North America Passes the Helm to Schensema

Claus Schensema: Photo GAC

GAC says it  has moved Claus Schensema to Houston, Texas, where he will take up the post of Managing Director of GAC North America Logistics. Schensema brings 25 years’ experience in shipping and logistics to his new role as GAC North America Logistics’ Managing Director


Desulfurization of Exhaust Gases in Shipping

The first ferry to be retrofitted is the Color Line Super Speed 2, which will be carried out in April this year.

Are shipowners prepared to enter SECA zones?   Due to existing regulations on air exhaust emissions from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and with the European Union working towards an alignment with IMO MARPOL Annex VI, the marine industry will need to choose a path on how to


Business is Brisk at Posidonia in Athens

Wärtsilä’s New Aframax Tanker Design  emphasizes energy efficiency. It features an optimized hull form to minimize resistance, and an optimized propulsion train with energy saving devices (ESDs) for greater efficiency. Fuel savings have been the primary focus during the development of this design..

In early June, the shipping community met in Athens, Greece for Posidonia 2014. While the focus in Athens tends to be skewed more toward the night life and after hour parties, Maritime Reporter was able to dig out some relevant product and service news from the exhibition center.


Matson to Release Q2 2014 Financial Results

Matson containerships: Image courtesy of Matson

Leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, Matson, Inc., informs it will release its financial results for the Second Quarter 2014 on Thursday, July 31, 2014. President and Chief Executive Officer Matthew Cox and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Joel Wine will discuss the results for


Bureau Veritas Kick-starts LNG Bunkering

Jean-Francois Segretain

International classification society Bureau Veritas has published a comprehensive set of guidelines on LNG Bunkering, with the aim of speeding adoption of LNG as a ship’s fuel by kick-starting the LNG bunker chain. Jean-Francois Segretain, Technical Director, Marine and Offshore Division


Wärtsilä's JV with CSSC to Expands Engines Range

  Wärtsilä and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture for manufacturing medium and large bore medium speed diesel and dual-fuel engines. The CSSC Wärtsilä Engine (Shanghai) Co


GE, LR Study Gas Turbines for Commercial Ships

Image: GE

GE Marine and Lloyd’s Register Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Collaborate on Applying Gas Turbines to Power Commercial Ships GE Marine and Lloyd’s Register report they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to identify potential gas turbine-powered commercial ship


MES Gets First Order for ME-GI Marine Engine

Photo: MES

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) has received the first order of electronically controlled gas injection diesel engine (ME-GI) for MES. MAN B&W 8S70ME-C8.2-GI will be installed on two 2,400 TEU + 400 vehicles ConRo ships to be built by U.S. shipyard VT Halter Marine Inc


MTU Powers Fleet of Inland Waterway Towboats

Installing new MTU engines has improved Southern Towing’s fuel consumption and maneuverability.

Industry-leading Ironmen diesel engines power four new builds and two repowers in Southern Towing’s inland waterway fleet MTU, the specialist for propulsion and power systems for ships and commercial marine equipment, has been selected by Memphis-based Southern Towing Company to power six


ABS, MPA to Collaborate on Maritime R&D

ABS Vice President of Operations, Pacific Division Derek Novak and MPA Chief Executive Andrew Tan sign the memorandum of understanding. (Photo: ABS)

ABS and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to promote maritime research and development (R&D) and innovation. Over the next five years, ABS and MPA will collaborate on maritime R&D in the areas of alternative/clean fuel


Phillips 66 Marine Fueling Facility Nears Completion

Phillips 66’s previously announced marine over-the-water fueling facility at its Richmond, Calif. terminal is nearing completion. The facility, located on Canal Boulevard, and known as Pier No.12 in the Richmond Harbor, is scheduled to come online in early September 2014.


General Dynamics Gets $67mi Order from Peruvian Govt.

  The Peruvian Ministry of Defence has awarded a USD$67 million contract to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada for 32 Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) for the Peruvian Marines. General Dynamics Land Systems, the Canadian company's parent corporation, is a business unit of General Dynamics


ClassNK Holds LNG Fuel Technologies Seminars

Photo courtesy of ClassNK

ClassNk held LNG-Fuelled Vessel Technologies seminars in Shanghai and Singapore on 22 July and 24, July 2014, respectively. With the industry looking to adopt cleaner fuels to meet new environmental regulations as well as future economic growth


Horizon Delivers 4th 74’ Towboat for Canal Barge Co.

MV Jane Merrick: Photo credit Horizon Shipbuilding

Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, AL, has delivered the fourth in a series of 74’ towboats to Canal Barge Company, Inc. of New Orleans, LA.    The Jane Merrick is 74’ long with a 32’6” beam and an 8’6” draft






 
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