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SeaMobile Signs Deal with HAL

SeaMobile Enterprises, a provider of at-sea communications, connectivity and content services, signed an agreement with Holland America Line. SeaMobile will provide wireless cellular phone and PDA services for Holland America Line’s guests throughout the world. Installations of wireless broadband communications equipment will begin on board Holland America’s entire fleet of 13 ships later this year. The SeaMobile communications service will allow guests and staff of Holland America’s ships to use their own cellular phones and wireless PDAs while at sea. SeaMobile’s proprietary technology is a sophisticated IP/software based solution that works with any type of wireless phone (GSM, GPRS or CDMA) used by the guest when accessing the SeaMobile network. This allows virtually anyone aboard any vessel at sea to use voice and data services available through their wireless home carrier, just as they would on land. Worldwide roaming agreements established by SeaMobile provides transparent connectivity for wireless services. Charges for calls and data services will then appear on the user’s wireless bill from their home carrier. “We are pleased to be chosen by Holland America Line as their communications partner and view this as an important milestone for SeaMobile,” said Bill Marks, Chief Executive Officer of SeaMobile Enterprises. “Holland America is known for offering premier services at a great value to its guests


Heavy Lift Cargo Companies Merge

Intermarine & Scan-Trans unite to head for a leadership position in project & heavy lift cargo transportation. Danish Scan-Trans Holding A/S and U.S. based Intermarine, LLC announce a stock transaction. The two companies will create a platform for premier services in project and heavylift cargo transportation worldwide. The companies will merge their operations under the Intermarine name. By consolidating the Scan-Trans and Intermarine fleets


Bream FEED Contract for Sevan Marine

Sevan type cylindrical FPSO

Premier Oil Norway AS has awarded Sevan Marine a FEED (Front End Engineering and Design) contract for the hull and marine systems of a Sevan type cylindrical FPSO for operation on the Premier Oil operated Bream field in the Norwegian Central North Sea. CEO Carl Lieungh comments: “We are both proud and pleased to receive this FEED contract, demonstrating Premier Oil’s continued confidence in our technology.”


Ocean Safety Introduces SOLAS Lifejacket

The Premier Kru Falcon Lifejacket from Ocean Safety featuring the Kannad R10 AIS SRS and the AQ98 lifejacket light.

Ocean Safety’s New SOLAS Premier Kru Falcon lifejacket: integrated survival and recovery.   The UK’s largest independent marine safety equipment supplier, Ocean Safety, has introduced the latest in its range of lifejackets, the Premier Kru Falcon.  The lifejacket is not only designed to support a person in the water but it boasts a number of ready fitted features that can aid recovery and survival


Premier's S.S. OceanBreeze Sold To Imperial

Imperial Majesty Cruise Line purchased the S.S. OceanBreeze from Premier Cruise Lines, said President Arthur M. Pollack. The total value of the deal, including the purchase price and planned upgrades to the vessel, is in excess of $16 million. "The purchase of the OceanBreeze reaffirms our commitment to the short-term cruise concept and the South Florida market," said Pollack. The OceanBreeze began to sail under its new ownership on May 20


PEC Premier Adds to SafeGulf Training

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SEMS awareness training is now available as a part of the SafeGulf offshore safety orientation program.   On January 1st, PEC Premier added a Safety and Environmental Management System module to its one-day Basic Safety Orientation and its three-day Core safety training course, meaning that both will now meet the new requirements for SafeGulf. The company is also offering stand-alone SEMS training for offshore workers who already have their SafeGulf cards.


Alan C. McClure Launches New Website

Alan C. McClure Associates (ACMA), one of the industry’s premier naval architecture and engineering firms, has announced  that the company has launched its new corporate website located at www.acma-inc.com. The new site updates the various services offered by ACMA, including Engineering & Design, Project Management, Surveys & Inspections, and Legal, Arbitration & Negotiations. The site also highlights the leading-edge software the company utilizes and showcases a


Mack Power to Market Diesel Engine

Mack Trucks will market its premier 12-liter diesel engine, the E7, as a power source for various industrial and marine market applications. The company's newest business unit, Mack Power, supports the marketing, sales, engineering, service and parts operations for E7's strategic move into several new market segments. An electronically managed engine, E7 will be available for the major industrial market segments of agricultural, construction, general industrial, material handling


Eniram Focuses Expansion on Asia

Singapore – Eniram Limited has opened an Asian office in Singapore to better service its clients in the region. The Finland-headquartered company develops onboard applications, performance management and analytics solutions to help fleet owners and captains better operate their ships toward reduced fuel consumption and improved overall vessel efficiency. “Singapore was a clear choice for us, as it is not only one of the premier global hubs for shipping


STENERSEN Chartering Selects Veson Nautical's IMOS

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BOSTON, MA and OSLO, Norway – March 30, 2011 –Veson Nautical, the premier provider of maritime commercial management and trading software solutions, today announced that Oslo-based Stenersen Chartering AS, the commercial arm of Rederiet Stenersen AS of Bergen, Norway has purchased Veson Nautical’s IMOS (Integrated Maritime Operations System). Veson Nautical’s IMOS6 software will now manage chartering, operations


Falklands' Oil Drilling at Isobel Deep Suspended

 Oil explorers drilling in the waters north of the Falkland Islands have suspended work on the second well of their 2015 current six-well drilling campaign after a technical problem.   Operator Premier Oil has suspended operations on the 4/20-1 (Isobel Deep) well


Swire Pacific Offshore wins Industry Award at IMA

Swire Pacific Offshore emerges as the winner of the SRS Shipowner of the Year award at the Singapore International Maritime Awards (IMA) ceremony held during the Singapore Maritime Week 2015

  Shipowner and operator, Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd (SPO) won the SRS Shipowner of the Year award at the Singapore International Maritime Awards (IMA) 2015 ceremony held on Tuesday, 21 April 2014 at The Ritz-Carlton, Millennia Singapore.  


British Columbia: Oil Spill Response shows Unprepared for More Tankers

Image Courtesy of Seaside Signs

   British Columbian officials on Friday criticized the Canadian government's response to an oil spill in the waters around Vancouver, calling into question plans for new crude oil export pipelines in the Pacific Coast province.


UK Summons Argentine Ambassador over Falklands' Comments

Britain said on Thursday it had summoned the Argentine ambassador to explain the latest war of words over the disputed Falkland Islands which included a threat to prosecute British energy firms operating in the area. Last week, Premier Oil Plc and Falkland Oil and Gas Ltd said they had made an


EU Regulators Order Cosco to Pay for Greek Benefits

Image: Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT)

 European Union state aid regulators have ordered Greece to recover certain illegal fiscal benefits granted to Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT) and its parent company Cosco Pacific Ltd, says a report in Reuters.   The European Commission found that Greece inappropriately granted tax


Multinational Maritime Security Exercise in In Langkawi

Image: Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace

 Ten countries jointed together with its naval forces in Langkawi, Malaysia, to begin a two-day Multinational Maritime Security Exercise, says a report in Bernama.   A total of 19 naval vessels of various classes are being used by the forces of Brunei Darussalam, India, Indonesia


ICTSI Chairman Visits Basra Gateway Terminal

Construction underway fro the new BGT Quay

  Enrique K. Razon Jr., International Container Terminal Services Inc.(ICTSI) chairman and president, recently visited Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT), ICTSI’s subsidiary in the port of Umm Qasr, Iraq. Razon personally inspected the continuing upgrade works in Berth 20


MTN Launches Live HDTV At Sea

MTN Communications (MTN) has announced another maritime industry first with the launch of its high-definition live television service at sea, MTN Worldwide TV HD (MTN-TV HD).   “MTN-TV HD delivers an amazing viewing experience onboard,” said Graham Douglas


Lerwick Sees Cruise Season Boom

Lerwick Harbour gets set for the boom in cruising shipping

  Lerwick Harbour’s cruise season launches at the double this week, with the arrival of the first two vessels of the year on Wednesday (18 March), bringing 1,850 passengers to Shetland. En route from Andalnes, Norway, to Torshavn, Faroe


Long Beach Extends Congestion Relief Depot

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Port of Long Beach continues temporary off-dock storage on Pier S to speed cargo flow   To help Port of Long Beach terminals quickly work through a backlog of cargo, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has unanimously approved an extra six months of operation for a temporary


Adani, GVK Get Oz Nod for Port Expansion

 T2 area where Abbot Point dredge spoil would be dumped (Map by Queensland Government)

 The Government of Australia has cleared project proposals to expand a port for two coal projects of both Adani Enterprises and GVK Hancock opposed by green groups.   The Labor government in Queensland will allow mining companies Adani and GVK to dredge in Great Barrier Reef waters to


Long Beach Mayor, Port Leaders in Europe

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia

  Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia is leading a Port of Long Beach delegation on a weeklong business development trip this week to meet with executives at the European home offices of the world’s three largest shipping lines. The group will update Port customers on the impact of the


France, Québec Joint Maritime Strategy

Québec and France together: Picture by Gouvernement du Québec

 Quebec and France have announced plans to create a new bi-national oceanic research network in Rimouski.    The proposed creation of this binational institute was formally agreed between the Premier of Quebec, Philippe Couillard, and French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, in Paris


Massive Rent Hike at Port of Melbourne

Aerial view of the Port of Melbourne

 The Port of Melbourne Corporation has told DP World Australia that it wants to increase rent at the terminal by up by 800 per cent of the current amount, reports local media. It also comes as the Victorian government prepares the Port of Melbourne for sale.  


“Bright Ideas” program - Ash Center - Harvard University

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  The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, recognized the Port of Houston Partners in Maritime Education as part of the 2015 Bright Ideas program. This year's cohort includes 124 programs from all levels of






 
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