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ADM Buys 5 Ships to Network

According to an Oct. 15 report from the Associated Press, Agribusiness leader Archer Daniels Midland Co. said it has acquired five cargo ships to help it transport grain worldwide with greater flexibility and at lower cost than outside carriers. (Source: Associated Press)  


Canyon’s Quest ROV Awarded Drill Support Contracts

Canyon Offshore, Inc., has announced that it has been awarded drill support contracts on board the drilling rig Rowan Midland for its new electric Work Class ROV, Quest #3. In June, Canyon mobilized the new built Quest #3 on board the rig for Energy Resource Technologies, Inc. (ERT) to support ERT’s re-entry well work on East Cameron block 374. Upon completion of the ERT contract, Canyon will provide ROV services to Remington Oil & Gas at East Cameron 377 to support drilling and completion


AWO Elects New Chairman, Vice Chairman

The members of the American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association for the American tugboat, towboat and barge industry, elected Mr. Royce C. Wilken as Chairman and Mr. H. Merritt Lane as Vice Chairman on Friday, April 20 during the AWO Spring Convention in Washington. Mr. Wilken is President of American River Transportation Co. (ARTCO), headquartered in Decatur, IL, and served as vice chairman for the past year. Mr


Austal Appoints Hogan COO

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Austal is pleased to announce the appointment of former Boral Limited Divisional General Manager Peter Hogan to the position of Chief Operating Officer – Australian Operations. Hoganr brings a strong background in business growth and operational improvement as well as proven success at all levels of management, both in Australia and overseas. He has previously held senior management positions with Hanson Israel Limited, Pioneer International Limited


Finning Recruiting Marine Apprentices

left to right:  Sam Reid, Finning Power Systems, John Hayes, John Hayes, Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning and Richard Buzza, Finning Power Systems.

To mark this year’s National Apprentice Week (6 – 10 February 2012), Finning Power Systems (Finning), the UK’s sole supplier of Caterpillar marine engines, is announcing that places are now available for its next intake of marine apprentices.   The company is seeking young, enthusiastic talent to join its long-established marine apprenticeship scheme; a scheme that has been offering young people in the UK the opportunity to develop their engineering skills since the


Aveva Launches New Software

On May 10, 2012 AVEVA (LSE:AVV) announced the release of an exciting new software product family for the marine and EPC market, AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management. Comprising the products AVEVA Material, AVEVA Planning and AVEVA Production, the application suite supports the entire project management and execution process. Shipyards and EPCs will benefit from lower material and production/construction costs through improved project efficiency


Enterprise Ships Arrested

As shipping companies continue to suffer with the sagging world economy, bondholders who financed the Greek-controlled shipping company Enterprises Shipholding have detained a second of the company's containerships to force repayment of a $175 million junk bond on which it defaulted in June, according to a Reuters report. The company has a fleet of 17 refrigerated ships, 15 of which are laid up and not trading. It also has five container vessels


Bay Bridge Enterprises Gets Latest Ghost Fleet Contract

MarAd will pay Bay Bridge Enterprises $494,000 to remove the Vulcan and tow it to its Chesapeake salvage yard on the Elizabeth River within 45 days. The Vulcan is a former Navy repair ship built in 1941. The Vulcan will be recycled for steel. The company will also remove and dispose of waste fuels and other potential pollutants on the ship. Bay Bridge Enterprises has gotten several contracts to scrap Ghost Fleet ships from the Maritime Administration.


US Aircraft Carrier 'Enterprise' Nears Retirement

USS Enterprise: Photo credit USN

After 51 years of distinguished service, USS Enterprise (CVN 65) will ceremonially inactivate later this year at Norfolk Naval Station, in Norfolk, Va.
 The inactivation ceremony will be the last official public event for the ship, and will serve as a celebration of life for the ship and the more than 100,000 Sailors who served aboard. Details of the actual ceremony are still being finalized; however, numerous dignitaries and thousands of veterans of the ship are expected to attend the event


Intergraph Gives Worley Parsons CAD Software Access

Five-year agreement gives Australia's Worley Parsons access to all solutions in Intergraph® SmartPlant® and SmartMarine® Enterprise portfolios This five-year agreement covers the Intergraph SmartPlant® and SmartMarine® Enterprise software suites, including SmartPlant 3D, SmartMarine 3D and SmartPlant 3D Materials Handling Edition (collectively known as Smart 3D), SmartPlant Foundation, SmartPlant Construction


China, UK Groups, Sign Up to Shipping Services Cooperation

Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf: Photo courtesy of her website

The Chinese and British shipping industries are set to take their mutual cooperation to a higher level following the recent signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) reports Xinhua. The MOU was signed by the Lord Mayor of London, Fiona Woolf; the Vice President of the Investment Committee


China’s Growth Plans are Positive for Global Shipping

Source: BIMCO, HSBC/Markit, Li & Fung Group

China’s aim of 7.5% GDP growth for 2014 is positive news for the shipping market – in particular, dry bulk, the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) said in a report published today. Despite being a little down on the 2013 GDP growth of 7


Today in U.S. Naval Hostory: March 6

Watercolor by Oscar Parkes. (U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command Photograph)

Today in U.S. Naval Hostory - March 6 1822 - USS Enterprise captures four pirate ships in Gulf of Mexico 1862 - USS Monitor departed New York for Hampton Roads, Va. 1942 - U.S. Cruisers and destroyers bombard Vila and Munda, Solomon Islands, sinking two Japanese destroyers


Cargill Earnings Hit by Commodity Market Disruptions

Cargill Inc said on Tuesday its quarterly earnings fell 28 percent, making it one of the largest companies yet to demonstrate how big commodity market disruptions this year have hurt its bottom line. Minneapolis-based Cargill, a top global commodities trader


Ariel Adds New Sales/Marketing Staff

Anil Sethi, Managing Director of Ariel Maritime and Ariel Global Logistics welcomed a new member of their Manchester based Sales and Marketing staff: Nigel Huntington joined their Sales Team in January 2014 and will be working out of the company’s Manchester head office.


Port of Hueneme Extends Deal with GAPS

Port Officials and Global Auto Processing Services (GAPS) executed a fifth modification of its 2007 contract extending their agreement for an additional five years through January 31, 2019. The Port welcomed GAPS for the first time in March 2007.


Aker Sells Mooring and Loading Unit to MacGregor

Photo: Aker Solutions

Cargotec's MacGregor has completed the acquisition of the mooring and loading systems unit from Aker Solutions. Cargotec announced the agreement to acquire the unit in October 2013 for an enterprise value of approximately €180 million. The unit will be consolidated into MacGregor's results as


Russia Sells Off Archangel Trawler Fleet

North Sea Fishing Trawler: Photo Wiki CCL

Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation has approved the sale of 100% of the shares of OAO Archangel Trawler Fleet, reports Russia's 'Arctic-Info'. Citing the Federal Agency for State Property Management, Arctic-Info reports that Archangel Trawler Fleet was owned by the state


Today in U.S. Naval History: February 4

Enterprise taking shape in slipway #11, Newport News Shipbuilding. (U.S. Navy photo)

Today in U.S. Naval History: February 4 1779 - John Paul Jones takes command of Bonhomme Richard 1959 - Keel laying of USS Enterprise, first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, Newport News, Va. For more information about naval history


The Scottish Loan Fund Invests £3.5 Million in Coretrax

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Maven Capital Partners (Maven) announced a £3.5 million Scottish Loan Fund (SLF) investment in energy services business Coretrax Technology Limited (Coretrax). Set up in 2011 by the Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise, and managed by Maven


Aberdeen Harbor Expansion Gains Support

Aberdeen Harbor

“Aberdeen Harbor has a vital role to play in the future of Scotland’s oil and gas, renewable and decommissioning industries.” Plans by Aberdeen Harbor Board to create additional berthing facilities at Nigg Bay have received a double boost


China Shipyard to Build Two PSV's

Guandong China shipyard: Photo courtesy of COSCO

COSCO Corporation inform that two contract options for the construction of two platform supply vessels (PSV) at their COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard have been declared effective. The option contracts, valued at approximately US$60-million, were from a Singapore based company.


RS Promotes QMS Certification Services

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) said it has certified the Caspian Sea Oil Fleet quality management system for compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2007 standards, as well as the Azerbaijan State Marine Academy for compliance with ISO


Rig Decommissioned in Gomez Field

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Acteon company InterMoor completed decommissioning operations of the Innovator platform in the Gulf of Mexico’s Gomez field, Mississippi Canyon Block 711. Conducted in water depths of 910 meters, the scope of work involved disconnecting 10 risers/umbilicals; disconnecting 12 mooring lines


Peel Ports Invests £8m in the Port of Liverpool

Photo courtesy Peel Ports

An £8 million investment in the Port of Liverpool’ animal feed warehouse facility makes it the largest of its type in the U.K., increasing capacity by 60% to 400,000sq.ft, allowing Peel Ports Group to add value to its customer supply chains and create effective logistics solutions


 
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