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Man-Made Island Proposed for LNG Terminal

Atlantic Sea Island Group, announced that they have received notification from the United States Coast Guard that their application to create an LNG deepwater terminal on a 60.5 acres constructed island 13.5 approximate miles south of Long Beach, Long Island, has been deemed "complete" and allows the regulatory, oversight and review process to continue pursuant to federal regulations. Far from population centers and outside of vital shipping lanes, Safe Harbor Energy will have the capacity to deliver 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas each day to 65 million consumers, ending the area's dependence on natural gas shipped up from the Gulf Coast some 1,200 miles away.

VT Chairman Outlines Venture with BAE Systems

In a statement provided with the company's Preliminary Results , VT Group's chairman Michael Jeffries gave an indication of how the new shipbuilding venture between his company and BAE Systems would be structured. He said "We announced in December 2006 that we had entered into discussions with BAE Systems to combine our respective surface shipbuilding and naval support businesses, including Fleet Support Limited (FSL)

Dubois Appointed CFO of CMA CGM Group

CMA CGM Group announced the appointment of Olivier Dubois as Group Chief Financial Officer. He will replace Jean-Yves Schapiro who has decided to take on new challenges outside the shipping industry. Olivier Dubois graduated from ESSEC Business School in 1976 and IEP Paris (Business Administration) in 1978. His experience has spanned over 30 years: from 1980 to 1991 at Banque Paribas; from 1991 to 2002, Director and Executive Officer in charge of Administration, Finance, Tax, IT

Reservoir Names MD for Well Intervention

Fraser Louden (Photo: Reservoir Group).

Reservoir Group announced the appointment of Fraser Louden as managing director of its well intervention and measurements business. Acting as the Group management team’s interface with its growing portfolio of companies, Louden joins from an executive advisor role at FMC Technologies and previous expertise at READ Well Services Ltd., where he held key roles, including chief executive officer, vice president, business development manager and R&D manager.

Ship Service Provider GAC Announces Senior Appointments

Patrik Halldén: Photo credit GAC

The GAC Group announces key management appointments for its head office and local operations in Oman and the United Kingdom. Group Vice President for Human Resources Jan Farnelid will retire on 31 August and take on a consulting role with the Group until the end of the year. Since 2004, Jan has successfully implemented HR policies and initiatives that underline the importance of GAC’s focus on human capital as a key enabler of its expansion strategy.

CMA CGM Launches West African Service

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The CMA CGM Group announced the launch of a new service, WAZZAN, joining Morocoo to North West Africa, and improving the container shipper’s Intra African coverage.   The CMA CGM Group said the new service improves transit time between Mauritania, Senegal and Morocco by eight days, with previous transshipment calls being replaced by direct ones. In addition, a new direct call, from North West Africa and to Morocco, in Las Palmas is introduced

CMA CGM Service Resumes Through Haiti

Having been involved in the relief effort since the earthquake struck Haiti, the CMA CGM Group announced that it has resumed a regular service between Port-au-Prince and Kingston in Jamaica.   On February 7th, a 516 teu capacity CMA CGM feeder vessel made a call to Port-au-Prince as an extension of its Europe-Caribbean Service (ECS). A second call was made on February 15th thanks to the 400-ft long floating dock that has recently been installed at the Haiti Terminal

Kongsberg EM2040 dual head at MMT Group

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MMT Group announce acquisition of a new Kongsberg EM2040D. The EM2040 dual head system has recently been installed on MMT’s survey and ROV vessel IceBeam.   This is the first highly developed multibeam echo sounder to combine all of the advanced features of deepwater echo sounders to the near-bottom sounding environment. Such features include:   1.    Dual swath per ping to maintain a high survey speed

Ocean Conservancy and NAMEPA Partner to Fight Marine Debris

  NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) and the Ocean Conservancy signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) this month, the two group announced in a press release.   The agreement aims to foster a collaborative effort that encourages marine pollution prevention, advocates for sensible and sustainable marine environmental practices, and heightens public awareness of impacts and mitigation techniques of marine pollution.  

Clipper to Take Delivery of 2 Ultramax Newbuilds

Clipper Group announced it will take delivery of two SDARI64 newbuilding bulk carriers during the coming months from Sainty Shipbuilding in Yangzhou, China. The vessels, to be named Clipper Kalavryta and Clipper Kythira, were purchased as resales and will be technically and commercially managed by Clipper.    The SDARI64s are next generation eco bulk carriers and designed to improve overall vessel performance

Sea Trucks Returns to the Gulf of Mexico

Jascon 31 (Photo: Sea Trucks)

Offshore installation services provider Sea Trucks Group announced it has been awarded a charter contract for its accommodation construction vessel Jascon 31 to operate in the Gulf of Mexico, marking the groups return to the region.  

BG Group Starts up Sixth FPSO in the Santos Basin

FPSO Cidade de Itaguaí (Photo: BG Group)

BG Group announced first oil from the Cidade de Itaguaí floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, the sixth unit to start production across the group's discoveries in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil. The FPSO will produce from the Iracema North area of the Lula field in

CMA CGM Upgrades Europe-Africa Service

Worldwide shipping firm the CMA CGM Group announced plans to upgrade its services joining Europe to Africa, altering its EURAF 1, EURAF 2 and EURAF 4 services with the goal of providing a more complete service offering to Africa, North Europe and the Mediterranean.  

Kongsberg Bags Orders for Upgraded Heli-deck Camera

HOSS is designed for real time video monitoring of heli-deck operations in extreme low-light conditions. (Photo: Kongsberg Maritime)

Kongsberg Maritime Ltd. (KML) Camera Group announced it has been awarded multiple contracts to supply the recently upgraded Helicopter Observation Surveillance System (HOSS).   The HOSS is designed for real time video monitoring of heli-deck operations in extreme low-light conditions aboard

Twelve Cranes Unload Mega Box Ship

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The 398-meter-long containership CMA CGM Kerguelen made its first call at the Port Klang Port Terminal in Malaysia, arriving to a very unique arrangement, the CMA CGM Group announced.   No less than 12 cranes were used simultaneously to match the vessel's exceptional length and capacity (17

AMI Maritime, BMT SMART Sign Partnership Agreement

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BMT SMART (BMT), the specialist fleet and vessel performance management company of BMT Group, announced that Singapore-based AMI Maritime Pte Ltd has become an accredited service partner. The agreement will provide both organizations with the opportunity to enhance their proposition in helping to

CMA CGM Christens Its Largest Ship

The CMA CGM KERGUELEN’s godmother, Mrs Catherine Hayot, closed the ceremony by launching the bottle of champagne that broke on the vessel’s hull and by stating the traditional sentence

The CMA CGM Group announced that the CMA CGM Kerguelen, the group’s largest vessel, was christened in Le Havre, France. The christening took place in presence of Jacques R. Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CMA CGM Group, the vessel’s godmother Catherine Hayot

Aiken Marine Sees Upturn In Overseas Business

Danny Donald (left) and Steve Grant (right). (Photo:Aiken Marine)

A division of Aberdeen-based Aiken Group announced an upturn in its overseas business in recent months.   Aiken Marine, which supplies a range of services to the global marine and offshore industries, has seen a rise in its business supplying and brokering newbuild resale drilling jackups

CMA CGM Launches New TransAtlantic Service

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The CMA CGM Group announced that it will launch a new container shipping offering between North America and North Europe at the end of May 2015. The group will expand its existing transatlantic services with the launch of the NEW VESPUCCI service and the addition of a new port of call in

Liebherr Cranes for Port Lafito

Photo: Port Lafito

  GB Group announced that Port Lafito welcomed the arrival of two new Liebherr LHM 420 mobile harbor cranes that are now fully operational. The cranes aim to boost efficiency and are the first of their kind in the Caribbean. The Liebherr cranes were selected by Port Lafito due to their

GEORG FORSTER Calls Southampton for the First Time


The CMA CGM Group announced that the CMA CGM GEORG FORSTER called England for the first time on July 6th.    With its 1,305 ft. (398m) length and 177 ft. (54m) width, the CMA CGM GEORG FORSTER not only is, with her sistership the CMA CGM KERGUELEN

CMA CGM's OPDR Acquisition Approved by EU

The CMA CGM Group announced that the European Commission has approved its acquisition of OPDR. In order to finalize the acquisition, which was announced on November 25, 2014 by Jacques R. Saadé, founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the CMA CGM Group

Sea Trucks Wins First Contract in Brazil

Jascon 28 (Photo: Sea Trucks)

Sea Trucks Group announced the award of its first contract in Brazil.   Sea Trucks, a global provider of offshore installation services to the oil and gas industry, said it will provide accommodation support services to Saipem for 300 POB, including lifting operations

CMA CGM Group Upgrades African Service

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The CMA CGM Group announced changes to its African service, upgrading its EURAF 4 service to directly connect West Africa to the West Mediterranean markets each week starting July 18, the group announced. Up until now, the EURAF 4 service has been calling the following ports: Tangiers, Lome

First Guyanamax Ship Joins CMA CGM Fleet

NEFGUI line (Image: CMA CGM)

  The CMA CGM Group upgrades its fleet calling North Brazil, French Guyana and the Caribbean; takes delivery of the CMA CGM Cayenne, the first vessel of the Guyanamax three-vessel series    Container shippers the CMA CGM Group announce that the CMA CGM Cayenne

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